Muhammad Planning UNC Visit

Roy Williams and his staff continue to evaluate the 2012 class. The Tar Heels have already hosted J.P. Tokoto for an unofficial visit and now they are setting up receiving a visit from Shabazz Muhammad.

Shabazz Muhammad, a 6-foot-5, 190-pounder at Last Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman, is one of the most sought after prospects in the 2012 class, checking in at No. 7 in's early 2012 Top 10.

Despite being just a sophomore, he's already listing scholarship offers from Arizona State, Arizona, USC, UCLA, UNLV, Louisville, Washington, Oregon State, Kansas, Wake Forest and "most of the PAC-10."

To go with interest from all of those schools, North Carolina and Duke recently made plays to get involved with the five-star wing out of Sin City. While neither has offered, both will get their chance to entertain him in March

"I'm going to take an unofficial to Duke and North Carolina and go to that Duke/North Carolina game on the 6th," Muhammad said of the March showdown in Durham. "I'll be visiting both schools. I'm going to see Roy Williams and Coach K."

"I just want to go out and see how North Carolina and Duke really play and see the style of play and see their campuses and atmospheres," he added.

North Carolina's interest in Muhammad picked up after a visit from one of UNC's assistant coaches. Roy Williams was scheduled to see him, but due to the coach's shoulder injury the trip was canceled.

"Coach [Jerod] Hasse was out here to watch some games over Christmas and Coach Williams was going to come see him play but he got hurt," Bishop Gorman coach Grant Rice said.

"They've been staying in touch a lot with my coach," Muhammad said of the Tar Heel coaches. "They have just been trying to get me out there as soon as possible to see the campus. I really like the program."

Although North Carolina hasn't offered, Muhammad said his recruitment is "still in the beginning stages."

Rice said, "I think UNC does a great job and they have the luxury of being the top dogs right now so they can be a little more selective and make sure they fit into their program and I think that's intriguing for a recruit as well."

"It's nice to have offers thrown out at you, but when there's one big school that hasn't thrown an offer at you it's kind of intriguing."

After sitting eight games with an injury, Muhammad is back in action for Bishop Gorman. Through his two games, he's averaging 14 points in just 10 minutes of action.

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