Bynum gets UNC offer, sets visit

Few players saw their stock rise more this summer than Andrew Bynum. The 6-11, 280-pound center from Metuchen (N.J.) St. Joseph's proved his worth and now has his pick of schools.

"I think I played pretty well," Bynum said. "I showed that I can play with anyone in the country and that I can play at the next level [college]."

He's also proved that he's a solid student worthy of admission at any major college as well, sporting a 3.0 GPA and now a 1,000 on the PSAT -- and he'll take the SAT this fall.

Prep school -- or even reclassifying -- was being considered, but not anymore.

"No … my AAU coach said something like that and said it was a possibility, but no," Bynum said.

There are four schools in the lead for his services.

"It's between UConn, Georgia, Rutgers and North Carolina, as the schools I like the most," he said, noting that he's also considering Georgetown and Duke.

"All except Duke have offered."

And that now includes the Tar Heels.

"Coach Roy Williams made the offer," Bynum said. "And he'll probably be coming up here for an in-home visit on Sept. 23."

Bynum has also begun scheduling official visits. He's going to Georgia on Oct. 1 and expects to trip to Chapel Hill on Oct. 15. A UConn visit is also being scheduled for October.

"I'm not sure yet," he said of his decision timeframe. "There's really no timetable. It'll be whatever school I like the best from my visits."

Bynum noted that the opinions of his mother and brother will be highly valued in his decision, but that "as long as it's on the east coast my mom will be happy."

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