Wright To Visit Chapel Hill

Brandan Wright is heading to Chapel Hill this weekend -- it'll be the first time he's seen Roy Williams since the summer.

(Editor's Note: George Pitts called back after we ran this story and said, "I was mistaken about Roy Williams not coming in - I was out for about 10 days [for medical reasons]. Everybody was here, including Roy Williams.")

According to Wright's high school coach at Brentwood Academy (Tenn.), George Pitts, Williams is the lone head coach of Wright's four finalists not to make an appearance at the school in the past month or so.

"Duke, Kentucky and Vanderbilt have probably been a little more aggressive than North Carolina and part of the reason I'm saying that is because in the fall, those three head coaches have all been here," Pitts said. "Roy Williams has not been here in the fall."

"Coach (Steve) Robinson has a good relationship with Brandan and maybe Coach Williams put it on his plate," Pitts said.

However, despite Williams' absence, Pitts maintains that his star player is open to each of the four schools, as the Tar Heels make their final pitch this weekend. A decision is expected shortly thereafter.

"He's visiting Carolina this weekend," Pitts said. "He's done a great job with the process. He's like a gambler - he doesn't ever show his hand."

"Even though he has a visit left, I'm not sure he knows [his decision] yet," added Pitts. "We have three weeks left before signing day and hopefully he can make a decision by then."

Although many people unfamiliar with the situation are quick to eliminate Vanderbilt, Pitts said no one close to Wright has ever discounted the Commodores from the equation.

"For people outside looking in that's been their thinking," Pitts said. "But people that really know Brandan know Vanderbilt is a realistic possibility because Brandan is really close with his family."

The visit to North Carolina, his final of his four official trips, will begin Friday morning - although Wright will get in to Chapel Hill late Thursday.

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