Butler returns from UNC; decision approaches

Keith Butler got back from his trip to Chapel Hill on Sunday and not unlike his other visits to Cincinnati, Temple and Illinois, the 7-footer wasn't very animated.

"It went alright," said the Boston native. "The coaches were pretty cool and the staff was good."

Butler, who still maintains that playing time is the most important factor in his decision, will take one final official visit this weekend to Miami (Fla.).

"It's all pretty even right now," added Butler, who needs to get his grades in order at Philadelphia Celestial Prep (Pa.) to become eligible his freshman season. "All the visits were pretty good."

While he is shy to name a leader, Butler did separate Temple from the rest when asked if any one school has made a lasting impression.

"I'm liking Temple pretty good right now," he said. "I just like coach (John) Chaney and the whole situation."

Butler is a hot commodity. He's one of the few big men still on the board and would be a huge addition for UNC. While Sean May's strengths lie mostly on the offensive end of the floor, Butler would give the Tar Heels a major defensive presence and a shot blocker in the paint.

"I'm going to try and make my decision next week," Butler said. "I'm going to go home (to Boston) after the Miami visit and talk to my mom."

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