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Stephen Zimmerman's recruitment in full swing
Steve Alford walked in. Then Roy Williams and an assistant coach entered. Georgetown sent an assistant, while John Thompson III arrived shortly after. Arizona assistant...

Freshmen bring toughness to Tar Heels
The Tar Heels have long had a perception of leaning toward finesse well before Roy Williams tenure began. But Carolina’s freshman class of Joel Berry,...

Roy Williams Golfs for Charity
Every year, before the start of the Nike Peach Jam, a handful of coaches come together to golf for a cause. The Nations of Coaches...

Roy Williams offers 2016 SG Malik Monk
Roy Williams offered a scholarship to 2016 5-star shooting guard Malik Monk (6-4, 180, Bentonville, Ark.) on Monday night according to multiple sources. Williams got a...

Roy Williams offers 2015 center Skal Labissiere
North Carolina is hunting for elite post players in the 2015 class, and Skal Labissiere is certainly one of them. He landed an offer from...

Basketball manager Rich LaGrotta had a plan, stuck with it to get to Chapel Hill
Rick LaGrotta recently completed his third school year at UNC. He's been working as a manager for the basketball team all that time, going on...

Carolina, Kentucky, Louisville Pursuing Antonio Blakeney
North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Kentucky’s John Calipari, and Louisville’s Rick Pitino were among the head coaches in pursuit of shooting guard Antonio Blakeney at the...

Jayson Tatum to Talk Package Deal with Woods, Smith Jr. and Giles
Jayson Tatum put on a show at Peach Jam, leading the St. Louis Eagles 16U squad to a 2-0 start, after being a late addition...

Video: One-on-one with Nate Britt
Nate Britt talks shooting with his right hand, learning how to play under Roy Williams, and playing with other point guards in this conversation with...

Roy Williams offers scholarship to Antonio Blakeney
Roy Williams has extended a scholarship offer to Antonio Blakeney, a 2015 5-star shooting guard from Orlando, FL according to Scout.com recruiting analyst Evan Daniels. Evan...

Video: Roy Williams watches 2015 center Skal Labissiere
Roy Williams and assistant C.B. McGrath were in Philadelphia on Saturday and got an up-close look at 2015 5-star big man Skal Labissiere (6-11, 215,...

Roy Williams watches Brandon Ingram in Chicago
Roy Williams was in Chicago on Friday watching 2015 5-star small forward Brandon Ingram at the adidas Uprising skills camp. Other coaches sighted courtside included...

UNC basketball coaches on the recruiting trail Thursday
Roy Williams was in Las Vegas for a second straight day on Thursday watching several recruiting targets at the LeBron James Skills Academy. Williams focused his...

Dean Smith's former players backing Roy Williams in wake of UNC's academic scandal
Richard Vinroot is adamant that Dean Smith's unstinting focus on academics has not been lost under Roy Williams. Last month he attended the wedding of...

Marcus Paige Knocks ESPN’s Coach Rankings
ESPN ranked Marcus Paige as the nation’s top point guard on Thursday, although it was ESPN’s coach rankings that had the rising junior in disbelief...

Roy Williams on the recruiting trail at LeBron James Skills Academy
Roy Williams was on the recruiting trail in Las Vegas, Nevada at the LeBron James Skills Academy on Wednesday night watching 2015 center Henry Ellenson...

Best Games Of 2013-14: No. 8
No. 8: Carolina 85, NC State 84 (OT) - Men's Basketball, Feb. 26, 2014: When the Tar Heels made the short trip to Raleigh in...

ESPN Panel Thinks 15 Current Coaches Are Better Than Roy Williams
Roy Williams is the second lowest-ranked of the coaches who have actually won a national championship, and all of the coaches who have won multiple...

P.J. Hairston Looking To Create “Buzz”
It turns out embattled former UNC shooting guard P.J. Hairston won’t be leaving the state of North Carolina to embark on his NBA career. The...

Clinic Notes: Roy Williams' UNC Secondary Break
Secondary Break and UNC Transition, Roy Williams, University of North Carolina: Don’t be married to the way you want to play. Sometime it doesn’t work...

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