Bynum meets with Roy Williams

It has been a hectic couple of weeks as Metuchen (N.J.) St. Joseph's star Andrew Bynum as he and his family have welcomed some of college basketball's heaviest hitters into his living room. Thursday night, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams stopped by for his in-home visit.

Bynum's brother, Cory, who is closely involved with the recruitment, took some time to break down the visit and more with InsideCarolina.com.

"I think it went really, really well," Bynum said. "It was an educational meeting and I didn't realize how good of a school UNC is," said Bynum. "That was the first thing he talked about, the education Andrew would get and the graduation rate of players that he has had in the past."

While Williams spent plenty of time on the academic side of things at UNC, he also made it clear that the 6-11 center could be an important piece to the Tar Heels' recruiting class.

"He spoke a lot about how Andrew would fit in with Tyler [Hansbrough] and Bobby [Frasor] and the rest of the guys. He made it clear to us how much he liked Andrew and wanted him as a part of the program."

Now that in-home visits have been completed, Bynum will take a series of official visits that will see him travel up and down the eastern seaboard during October. He'll start out by visiting Georgia, then he'll hit Georgia Tech before traveling to North Carolina and finishing off with a visit to UConn while hoping to fit in time for a trip over to Rutgers.

Recently, Bynum has been quoted as having the Huskies as a leader. However, according to Cory it is more a case of being familiar with the Huskies after having the opportunity to meet some of their players and that after the in-home visits no school has a clear cut lead.

"These guys all get paid a lot and many of the questions you have, they've answered before you get to ask them," said Bynum. "All of the presentations are very good and we're not going to rank them just off of words."

As they prepare for the official visits, the Bynum family will be looking into several things. They know that each school left on Andrew's list is a quality program and it is matter of his comfort level, competitiveness and overall education.

"I want him to have a chance to win a national championship wherever he goes. I don't want him to go somewhere and struggle for two or three years and I think each school can compete," said Cory. "My mom, her biggest interest is to make sure he gets his degree. His education is very important to her."


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