Roe Returns to Chapel Hill

Decked out in a North Carolina gear, Delvon Roe sure looked the part at the North Carolina-Duke game Sunday afternoon. However the 6-foot-8, 220-pound junior still isn't ready to announce his college decision.

"I was at a North Carolina game so I thought I should wear North Carolina stuff," Roe said about his wardrobe for the UNC Game.

Roe, who was on hand for ‘Late Night with Roy' earlier this year, arrived in Chapel Hill a few hours before the Heels tipped off with the Blue Devils. Prior to the game, Roe spent some time with the coaching staff and got a close up look at this year's squad.

"We went into the locker room and watched the pre-game and the pre-game speeches," Roe said. "Then I went out there and sat down and watched the game.

"It was a great experience. Not many kids are fortunate enough to sit front row for a Duke-North Carolina rivalry game and I feel very fortunate that I had that opportunity and even more that I'm being recruited by them."

The atmosphere in the Dean Dome was off the charts as the Tar Heels cruised to a double-digit lead over their arch rival. Following the experience, Roe said he envisioned himself playing in the rivalry.

"I loved it because even if it's not a rival game it's like that for every home game," he said. "It was a big time environment and just makes you want to throw your laces on and go out there and play.

"It was nice, rough and physical like an ACC rivalry is going to be and it's going to be up and down. The atmosphere was crazy."

Following the game, Roe met with Roy Williams and North Carolina's head man discussed his plan for the Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward standout.

"We sat down and we just talked about him wanting me to come there and he told me where I would fit in at. We also talked a lot about how my season is going."

With an announcement less than a month away, Roe has cut his list to two schools. The Spartans and Tar Heels are the only ones left standing from a group that used to consist of Ohio State, Michigan and Kansas.

"Basically it's down to Michigan State and North Carolina. I still love Michigan State and the way they play and they great intensity they bring during the game."

Style of play seems to be a main factor in his recruitment, as Roe mentioned Carolina's fast paced system as one of the key reasons he likes the Tar Heels.

"I like the way they run up and down and I love the atmosphere. I love all the players they have and the players they are looking at. I like the fact that they're in the ACC."

Roe will announce his decision following his run through the state playoffs. The Eagles are 21-0 and their second game in the State Sectionals is Wednesday against Cleveland (Ohio) Rhodes.

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