Roe Raves About UNC Visit

Since the AAU season ended in July, Delvon Roe has taken visits to Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State. This weekend, North Carolina got its chance to impress the Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward. Roe talked with Inside Carolina about his unofficial visit to UNC ...

The 6-8, 220-pound forward arrived in Chapel Hill Friday afternoon and grabbed some food before heading to the Smith Center for "Late Night with Roy."

"It was sweet," Roe said Sunday afternoon. "It was great. The skits were really funny and I like the camaraderie that all the players have together. They are a very close knit group even with all of the All-Americans they have on that team."

On Saturday morning, Roe took in the first Carolina practice of the season and he noted how fast-paced the team is.

"It was very intense," Roe said. "Coach stresses run, run, run the whole time. They do a lot of drills and everything they do is basketball related. They work hard and they are very focused. I like their players a lot and it was great to see them practice."

After watching practice, Roe headed to Kenan Stadium to tailgate and take in some of the football game. Following the game Roe got a chance to chat with Roy Williams about how he would fit in with the program.

"We talked about his plan for me and where he sees me playing," Roe explained. "He showed me some film of Marvin Williams because that's who he sees me as. He said that I wouldn't have a position at North Carolina. He said I'm a basketball player and the only positions I wouldn't play would be the one or the five."

"He said that North Carolina is a special place and I'm a special player and that I should play in a special program for a special team."

Roe, who has taken multiple visits to Michigan and Michigan State, said that his visit to North Carolina was much different than the visits he's taken in the past.

"It was a lot different because all of the other visits I saw the football side of it. But this time I got to see the basketball part of it. It's a basketball country out there. It's crazy down there, I like it a lot."

"It's really nice," he continued. "It's one of the best I've visited. It's a great program and a nice campus."'s No. 5-ranked player in the 2008 class out worked his competition on the circuit this summer. Roe, whom many had projected as strictly a power forward, expanded his game and improved his ball handling and mid-range game.

Now many coaches think Roe, who averaged 21 points and 12 rebounds a game for St. Edwards last season, will be able to play a number of positions throughout his college career.

"[Roy Williams] told me to work on my shooting and that's coming along very well," Roe said. "And he said that we were talking about all these things and I'm just a junior and that I have two more years. He said he really wants to coach me."

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