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Big time battle for five-star E.J. Montgomery

Five-star power forward E.J. Montgomery, who initially committed to Auburn, has become the the center of attention for many of the nation's top programs. Considering Clemson, Duke, Georgetown, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest, Montgomery is setting up visits and will swing through Tobacco Road next week. (Rivals.com)

E.J. Montgomery Schedules UNC Visit

Two days after receiving a scholarship offer from North Carolina, E.J. Montgomery has scheduled an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill. UNC's lone remaining target in the senior class will attend UNC's Feb. 12 game against Notre Dame, his father, E.J. Sr., confirmed. Montgomery's trip will also include an unofficial visit to Duke's game against Virginia Tech on Feb. 14. (Inside Carolina)

Coby White Scores Career-High 50 on Friday

Class of 2018 North Carolina signee Coby White scored 50 points on Friday night to set a new career high. White and his Greenfield School Knights defeated Wayne Country Day 90-75. The dynamic 6-5 guard also added 17 rebounds. Last weekend, White set the North Carolina state scoring record when he scored 41 points in a 74-68 loss to Northside (Va.). (Inside Carolina)

Video: Coby White vs. Joey Baker Highlights

Coby White, a senior point guard, is signed to North Carolina. Joey Baker, a junior forward, is committed to Duke. In the end, White scored 37 points in front of a capacity crowd to lead the Knights past the Crusaders 78-72 on Thursday. Baker led Trinity with 27 points. Read More...

What JamesOn Curry thinks of UNC recruit Coby White passing him as NC’s all-time leading scorer

No high school basketball player in North Carolina had ever scored more points in a career than JamesOn Curry. Curry, now 32, got a call last week that his scoring record had been eclipsed. The player he had watched light up the Holiday Invitational, Coby White, was the same one who had topped him. “Oh, the dude with the crazy hair? That’s awesome man.” (Charlotte Observer)

Tar Heels Today: Coby White, Ryan Switzer, UNC-Duke OT Thriller Flashback

Coby White outshines Duke commit Joey Baker, a heartfelt "thank you" to UNC fans from OL Khaliel Rodgers, Ryan Switzer to receive the Patterson Medal, time to let the freshmen big men take their lumps, and more in Tar Heels Today. Read More...

UNC signee Coby White, Duke commit Joey Baker battle a week before rivalry is renewed

Coby White is a senior point guard signed to UNC. Joey Baker is a junior forward committed to Duke. “That definitely made it more intense,” Baker said. “We’ve been cool way before committing, but we’re rivals now and will be rivals in college, no question.” In the end, White scored 37 points in front of a capacity crowd to lead the Knights past the Crusaders 78-72. (USA Today)

Tar Heels Today: Roy offers Montgomery, Hollins at the Super Bowl

Roy Williams offers E.J. Montgomery, Mack Hollins meets the Super Bowl media, UNC women's basketball faces No. 5 Notre Dame, a classic UNC-Duke flashback and more in Tar Heels Today. Read More...

Roy Williams Offers 2018 PF E.J. Montgomery

UNC isn't quite done in the class of 2018 after all. Following a visit to Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler High School on Wednesday, Roy Williams offered a scholarship to 2018 target E.J. Montgomery, Wheeler coach Larry Thompson confirmed to Inside Carolina. Montgomery, ranked No. 6 overall by 247 Sports, is the highest rated unsigned forward in the senior class. (Inside Carolina)

Nassir Little listed among top 2018 small forwards

I’m not exactly going out on a limb here because we already have him ranked No. 3 at his position, but I could see Nassir Little eventually passing the guys ahead of him. He’s not as skilled as R.J. Barrett or quite the overwhelming athlete Zion Williamson is, but he’s improving at a rapid rate and seems to have another level he can reach at North Carolina and beyond. (Rivals.com)

Josh Nickelberry gives update on his recruitment

Josh Nickelberry transferred to Northwood Temple Academy (NC) for his junior year. The move has gone well so far for the four-star shooting guard in the 2019 class. Nickelberry has been on the radar of top programs in the southeast and around the country. He says Butler, Georgia, NC State, UNC, Wake Forest and Xavier are the schools he’s having the most contact with. (Rivals.com)

Coby White Listed Among Top 2018 Shooting Guards

If I’m a North Carolina fan, I’m pretty excited about Coby White. The Tar Heels are going to need a quality perimeter scorer next year and I think White is ready to step in and make a major contribution. He likes to play fast, has loads of confidence and should give Roy Williams a necessary shot of energy. White could spend minutes running the offense as a point guard, too. (Rivals.com)

Video: 2018 PF E.J. Montgomery Highlights

New highlights from 2018 5-star power forward E.J. Montgomery of Marietta, Georgia (Wheeler). Montgomery is a relatively new addition to North Carolina's basketball recruiting radar and is poised to receive a scholarship offer in the near future. Read More...

Podcast: Sherrell McMillan, Sean Moran Discuss the NC State Loss, 2018 Recruiting

Inside Carolina's Sherrell McMillan is joined by Sean Moran and Jon Seiglie to review the North Carolina vs. NC State game, talk about UNC's defensive struggles, and discuss the Tar Heels' lineup. The crew wraps up the podcast with a discussion on 2018 basketball recruiting, including E.J. Montgomery. (Audioboom)

Tar Heels Today: Berry's kind gesture, Hollins heads to the Super Bowl, recruiting notes, & more

Joel Berry makes a young fan's day, Roy Williams does not make a scheduled recruiting trip, Chase Rice performs for NHL fans, Wayne Ellington is hot for the Heat, Sunday's UNC results and more in Tar Heels Today. Read More...

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Where's Roy?
Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the Adidas Gauntlet event in Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Watching 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, and 2019 SF Precious Achiuwa at the Adidas Gauntlet and Under Armour events in Dallas, TX

4/20/2018 - 4/21/2018
Watching 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 PF Francis Okoro, 2019 PG Cole Anthony, 2019 PF Isaiah Stewart, 2019 HF Max Lorca-Lloyd, 2019 PF E.J. Liddell, 2019 SF Isaac Okoro, 2020 C Hunter Dickinson, 2020 SF Scottie Barnes, and 2020 PG Jeremy Roach at the Nike EYBL in Irving, TX

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Visiting 2020 power forward Day'ron Sharpe (South Central High School) in Winterville, NC

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Nassir Little2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Will Baker2019 C
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Armando Bacot2019 C
Jeremiah Francis2019 PG
Josh Nickelberry2019 SG

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