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Which college basketball teams would love to have these top seniors the most?

Zion Williamson would be a tremendous addition for all of the schools involved in his recruitment. While he has yet to cut things down to a final list, we are going to narrow it down for him: North Carolina, Duke, South Carolina, Clemson and Kentucky are likely the top five for the YouTube sensation. UNC could use the star power that Williamson presents, as could Kentucky. (Rivals.com)

Matthew Hurt lists seven schools recruiting him the hardest

Matthew Hurt, the 6-foot-9, 215-pound star forward for Rochester, Minn. says seven schools are working the hardest in his recruitment right now. During an interview Thursday, Hurt listed North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, Minnesota and Indiana and broke down each school’s appeal. “It’s not my list. It’s just the schools working hard right now." (Zag's Blog)

Ankle Injury Slows Nassir Little at City of Palms, Day 4

After a dominating early outing in the City of Palms Classic, injury seemed to slow UNC signee Nassir Little. He missed almost the entire second half with an ankle injury. Still he showed high level athleticism to go along with the ability to rebound on both ends of the court. Also, 2020 PF Isaiah Todd showed why he is contention to be the No. 1 recruit in the class. (247 Sports)

Roy Williams, Danny Manning, Leonard Hamilton watch Vernon Carey, Cole Anthony, Moses Brown

Cole Anthony, Moses Brown and Vernon Carey played in front of a trio of Division I college coaches, as North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton and Wake Forest’s Danny Manning sat courtside at the City of Palms Classic. Carey is being recruited by Duke, North Carolina, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky and Miami among others. (Zag's Blog)

City of Palms: Nassir Little is as good as advertised

Nobody could blame UNC coach Roy Williams for cracking a smile as he watched signee Nassir Little on Tuesday. Early second half foul trouble derailed what could have been a truly special performance, but the 6-foot-7 forward had nothing left to prove when it came to backing up his No. 5 national ranking in the class of 2018. Little is one of the top athletes in the class. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC Among Favorites for Matthew Hurt, In Mix for Alonzo Gaffney

Kentucky joined the party this week by offering 2019 five-star Matthew Hurt. Duke is practically the lone remaining program yet to offer the Minnesota junior forward. Who has the best shot with Hurt? Kansas and North Carolina should be seen as the favorites, but this could change. UNC, though they have not offered Alonzo Gaffney, a five-star 2019 small forward, they remain in the mix. (Rivals.com)

Roy Williams Recruiting in Florida on Tuesday

UNC coach Roy Williams is in Florida to watch three top basketball recruits on Tuesday. The Hall of Fame coach will watch 2018 UNC small forward signee Nassir Little, 2019 power forward Vernon Carey, and 2018 power forward James Wiseman at the City of Palms Classic. Williams will watch Little at 1:45 p.m. and Carey and Wiseman on Tuesday evening. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Nassir Little Highlights at The City of Palms Classic With Roy Williams Courtside

2018 North Carolina 5-star small forward signee Nassir Little highlights from the 2017 City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Florida with Tar Heels coach Roy Williams among those in attendance on Tuesday. Video Courtesy of Courtside Films. Read More...

Roy Williams watches five-star PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

The recruitment of five-star power forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has turned into a big-time affair. Over the past couple of weeks, the product of Roeland Park (Kan.) has seen things turn up as a steady stream of coaches has made their way in to see him play. Head coaches from Creighton, Kansas, Kansas State, North Carolina (12/14) and Wake Forest have been in. (Rivals.com)

Alonzo Gaffney drawing national attention

Garfield Heights forward Alonzo Gaffney can continue his basketball career at virtually any college he desires. The 6-foot-9 junior is the top-ranked Ohioan in his class, with multiple scouting services listing him as a five-star recruit. "He's got a lot of talent, a lot of ability," Garfield Heights coach Sonny Johnson said. "He has a chance to be a special, special player." (WKYC)

Analyzing the likely one-and-done 2018 recruits

Zion Williamson is easily one of the most difficult evaluations in recent scouting history. At 6-foot-6 and 270 pounds, Williamson has the size and weight of the average NFL defensive end, which isn’t exactly what you’re looking for out of an NBA small forward, even if he has a 6-foot-11 wingspan. That said, Williamson is as elite as it gets athletically and carries the weight well. (247 Sports)

Updated 247 Class of 2018 College Basketball Recruit Rankings

There’s a new No. 1 in the 247Sports 2018 player rankings, but it wasn’t an easy choice. R.J. Barrett was set to move into that spot. Then the 247Sports staff laid eyes on Cameron Reddish at the National Hoops Festival this past weekend and the 6-foot-8 wing recruit made his case, scoring 87 points in two games and improving in various areas. Zion Williamson ranks third. (247 Sports)

UNC Recruit Matthew Hurt Scores 48 Points in Front of Roy Williams

On Tuesday night, class of 2019 forward Matthew Hurt scored 48 points in three quarters in front of North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and UNC assistant coach Hubert Davis. Hurt, a 6-9, 199-pound prospect, is a long time recruiting target of the Tar Heels. UNC offered Hurt on July 26, 2016. A versatile, long forward, Hurt can score from anywhere on the court. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams to visit Matthew Hurt Tuesday

Matthew Hurt, the 6-foot-9 forward from Rochester (MN), is set to receive visits from Kentucky coach John Calipari and assistant Joel Justus, North Carolina coach Roy Williams and assistant Hubert Davis, along with UCLA assistant David Grace on Tuesday. Duke may possibly visit on Tuesday as well. Hurt took unofficial visits to Duke (Oct. 20) and UNC (Oct. 21) earlier this year. (Zag's Blog)

The Latest in Zion Williamson's Recruitment

Clemson might have gained the most traction with Zion Williamson of late, a program that is at least in the share of the lead for the South Carolina prospect. While Clemson continues to make a push, it would be difficult to discount UNC, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and South Carolina. Everyone but the latter USC program hosted Williamson for an official visit this fall. (Rivals.com)

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

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Visiting 2019 5-star power forward Vernon Carey Jr. (UNC offer) at University School in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Watching 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot at his game at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA

Friday, February 23, 2018
Watching 2018 UNC signee Coby White score 30 as Greenfield School beats The Burlington School in Burlington, NC

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Watching 2020 power forward Day'ron Sharpe in his game at South Central High School in Winterville, NC

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Nassir Little2018 SF
E.J. Montgomery2018 PF
Coby White2018 CG
Armando Bacot2019 PF
Will Baker2019 PF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 SF
James Wiseman2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jeremiah Francis2019 PG

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