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Pittsburgh, graduate transfer at odds over move to UNC

In an interview with The Associated Press, Cameron Johnson's father said Tuesday he doesn’t know how the situation will turn out. “I am optimistic, but I don’t know what to expect,” said Gil Johnson, a former Pitt basketball player from 1988-90. Roy Williams “and his staff seem very confident and comfortable with the procedures, so I am optimistic. And hopefully these adults will do the right thing by Cam.” (Associated Press)

Pittsburgh Statement Regarding the Status of Cameron Johnson

The University of Pittsburgh released the following statement to the media regarding the status of Pitt graduate transfer forward Cameron Johnson, who committed to UNC on Tuesday. Pitt is currently requiring Johnson to sit out the first of his two remaining seasons of eligibility upon transfer, per Pitt's University policy: Read More...

Cameron Johnson States His Case to Play Immediately at UNC

Immediately after committing to UNC's basketball program, Cameron Johnson took his fight for immediate eligibility to the national stage. Johnson and his family released a statement on Tuesday to Inside Carolina explaining their case against the one-year transfer penalty that Pittsburgh is trying to impose. "Quite simply, I should be immediately eligible at North Carolina." (Inside Carolina)

The Cameron Johnson transfer saga shows where the real power is in college sports

Pitt shouldn’t care where Cameron Johnson takes his graduate classes. But as long as other schools are doing it, it’s unlikely that any one school will choose to disarm. In that respect, it’s a systemic issue. Johnson deserves to play at North Carolina, and he deserves to play there this season. If he’s not allowed, it’ll be because the powers that be didn’t put the player first. (SB Nation)

Cameron Johnson Commits to UNC Basketball

Cameron Johnson committed to North Carolina on Tuesday. The 6-8 forward graduated from Pittsburgh and has two years of player eligibility remaining for his transfer destination. Pittsburgh's transfer releases stipulates that he's immediately eligible to play everywhere except the ACC, but Johnson is fighting that ruling. Johnson also considered Arizona, Kentucky, Oregon and UCLA. (Inside Carolina)

Jalen Suggs Makes U.S. National Under-16 Team

USA Basketball announced Minnehaha Academy rising sophomore Jalen Suggs made the U.S. National Under-16 team that will compete at the FIBA Americas tournament in Argentina from June 14th to 18th. Suggs is rated by some scouting services as the top Class of 2020 prospect in the nation. The United States is 20-0 all-time at the FIBA Americas tournament. (KSTP.com)

Cox Mill’s Wendell Moore named to USA Basketball U16 National team

How do you top a sophomore season where you lead your high school to its first state championship and are named public school state player of the year? For Cox Mill’s Wendell Moore, you go out and make the U.S. National team. Moore, 15, was named to the 12-man USA Basketball U16 team Tuesday and will play in the FIBA Americas U16 championship June 14-18 in Argentina. (Charlotte Observer)

Coby White Q&A: (Part 2)

Class of 2018 combo guard and UNC commit Coby White will become one of the most explosive offensive players North Carolina has had in recent memory. The 6-4, in-state prospect committed to the Tar Heels on July 28, just days after receiving the Carolina offer. He discusses why he picked UNC and his relationship with head coach Roy Williams here. (Carolina Blue)

Wendell Moore, Isaiah Todd, Jalen Suggs stand out at the USA Basketball u16 trials

Arguably the most dynamic guard and playmaker at the USA Basketball u16 trials was Minnesota native Jalen Suggs. At 6-foot-9, Isaiah Todd is a power forward prospect that likes to face the rim and has very impressive touch from the mid-range area. 2019 wing Wendell Moore (UNC offer) played a tough, physical brand of basketball throughout the u16 trials. (Scout.com)

Coby White Q&A: (Part 1)

Class of 2018 point guard Coby White committed to North Carolina on July 28, 2016 just days after the Tar Heels offered on July 25. CarolinaBlue spoke with White shortly before his junior season to get a look inside why he committed to North Carolina, his relationship with coach Roy Williams and the UNC staff, and what happened the moment he pulled the trigger. (Carolina Blue)

Jalen Suggs shines at USA u16 Trials

Jalen Suggs is competing for a spot on the USA Basketball u16 team in Colorado Springs. The action got underway Friday at the Olympic Training Center and it didn’t take long for Suggs, a 6-foot-4 combo guard, to standout. Suggs holds offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Creighton, Baylor and Georgia Tech, along with interest from Notre Dame, Texas, North Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky. (Scout.com)

What to expect from Sterling Manley in 2017

Sterling Manley brings much-needed size and length to Chapel Hill. He's a strong rebounder with a knack for protecting the rim. Offensively, Manley is still very raw and his game does not extend much beyond the paint. Manley will battle it out with Brandon Huffman and Garrison Brooks for the starting center spot, but most believe the job will be won by one of the latter two. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC among schools reaching out to 2020 PG Jalen Suggs

At this early stage there can't be many point guards in the class of 2020 with as much potential as elite floor general recruit Jalen Suggs. Though he's still very young, Suggs has several offers on the table. Baylor, Georgia Tech, Creighton, Iowa, Iowa State and Iowa are among those to offer while North Carolina, Kentucky and Kansas are among those that have reached out. (Rivals.com)

Cameron Johnson takes official visit to UNC

Pittsburgh graduate transfer Cameron Johnson took an official visit to North Carolina this week as he nears his decision on where he will he will play basketball for the next two season. Johnson graduated from Pittsburgh in three seasons and will have two years of eligibility remaining. The 6-8 wing started his official visit to UNC on Monday and concluded it on Wednesday. (Carolina Blue)

Summer hoops recruiting roundup

Power forward Nazreon has UNC in his top 10, and Roy Williams was a frequent spectator at his summer league games. Reid impressed observers and appears to be rapidly rising in the recruit rankings after a strong performance on the shoe tour. The Tar Heels also have a head start to the recruiting cycle, with combo guard Coby White and point guard Rechon Black already committed. (North State Journal)

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

7/26/2017 - 7/29/2017
Watching 2019 PG Jeremiah Francis, 2020 PG R.J. Hampton, 2018 SF Jericole Hellems, Zion Williamson, Matthew Hurt, Romeo Langford, Nassir Little, Ashton Hagans, Armando Bacot, and Nate Laszewski in Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the adidas Prospect Series in Chanhassen, MN

Friday, July 21, 2017
Watching Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), Ashton Hagans, and Christian Brown at the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam in Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Watching 2018 wings Nassir Little, Zion Williamson, and Nate Laszewski at the Best of the South event in Cartersville, GA

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Watching Joey Baker, Jalen Johnson, Jalen Suggs, Jeremiah Robinson Earl, and Zach Harvey at the Under Armour event in Philadelphia, PA

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Nassir Little2018 SF
Simi Shittu2018 PF
Coby White2018 CG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Ashton Hagans2019 PG
Matthew Hurt2019 SF
James Wiseman2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG

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