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P.J. Washington Reflects on UNC Visit

Top UNC target was in Chapel Hill for his official visit a couple weeks ago.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- P.J. Washington took a moment during a break in the action at USA Basketball's Junior National Mini-Camp to reflect on his recent official visit to Chapel Hill.

Washington - who his father dubbed "a man of few words" - said he enjoyed his chance during the weekend of Sept. 24 to spend more time on campus after an unofficial visit in June.

"It was great. I got to see the players. I got to meet with Coach Roy a lot and see the facilities. I got to play with the guys, it was real good," Washington said.

Spending time with the whole team during his official visit, Washington was led on his visit by Theo Pinson and Joel Berry. Washington's father observed the strong chemistry among the players and greater Carolina Basketball family, and P.J. echo'ed that point, as well adding a broader element that stood out to him.

"Just their tradition. Something about that North Carolina Blue is just different," Washington said.

Besides the North Carolina visit, Washington has taken an official visit to Kentucky and he also has scheduled official visits to Arizona and Texas. After taking the other official visits, Washington has a general timeline in mind for a decision but hasn't set a specific date.

"Right now I'm just trying to get these officials out of the way and then I feel like a decision is coming either December or January," Washington said, noting he would then most likely sign in the spring.

Some players might use that time to see where other players end up committing, but Washington plans to commit before those decisions are made because he's not concerned with roster situations at his schools under consideration.

"I feel like I can play with anybody in the country, that really doesn't set me back from any school," he said.

Scott Phillips/Inside Carolina

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