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Simi Shittu won’t visit Tar Heels this weekend

It appears as if the North Carolina Tar Heels won’t be receiving a visit from one of the top recruits in the 2018 class after all. Five-star forward Simi Shittu was scheduled to take a visit to UNC this weekend as the Tar Heels opened up their 2017-18 schedule against Northern Iowa. But instead, Shittu won’t be visiting, according to Scout’s Evan Daniels. (Keeping It Heel)

Class of 2018 Signing Day Superlatives

Zion Williamson can do some incredible things on a basketball court. He is big and physical, but Williamson absolutely explodes to the rim. He runs the floor really well, can move laterally, and has a good first step. Still it is his explosive, powerful leaping that steals the show; Best Rebounder: 3. Nassir Little (North Carolina); Best Scorer: 5. Coby White (North Carolina) (Scout.com)

Nassir Little Courting Zion Williamson for UNC

North Carolina is aiming to add one more recruit to its 2018 recruiting class. Nassir Little is doing all he can to make that final addition be Zion Williamson. "I'm going hard after Zion -- that's my guy," Little said on the Inside Carolina Podcast. Little, a 6-6 wing at Orlando (Fla.) Christian Prep, became UNC's top-rated commitment when he made his decision in early October. (Inside Carolina)

Is a signing day decision coming for Zion Williamson?

What is Zion Williamson’s situation? Williamson took his final scheduled official visit to North Carolina the weekend of Oct. 27. He also took official visits to Duke, Kansas and Kentucky, plus multiple unofficial visits to Clemson and South Carolina. So with his visits complete, it would seem logical that a decision is coming, but it certainly isn’t a guarantee. (247 Sports)

UNC on top of early basketball recruiting rankings as signing period opens

Roy Williams is recruiting at an elite level once again. Since 2010, the Tar Heels have finished with a top-5 recruiting class just once, but with three top-70 commitments already on board for 2018, including five-stars Nassir Little and Coby White, UNC appears to be on pace to remain within the top 5. It currently has the No. 1 overall class according to 247Sports. (CBS Sports)

Plenty of drama as signing period nears: Langford, Williamson, Shittu

We don’t yet know when Zion Williamson plans to announce a decision -- or if he will just wait until the spring. Romeo Langford is no lock for the Hoosiers with Kansas, North Carolina, UCLA and Vanderbilt all still pushing. If the signing period comes and goes without a decision from Simi Shittu, the hand wringing from Commodore and Tar Heels fans will begin in earnest. (Rivals.com)

UNC Basketball Signing Day Preview

Class of 2018 commitments Coby White and Rechon Black will hold ceremonies at their schools, Wilson (N.C.) Greenfield and Concord (N.C.) Cox Mill, respectively, Wednesday afternoon. The Tar Heels' other commitment, Nassir Little, will send his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, but hold a small ceremony for friends and family at Orlando Christian Prep on Saturday. (Inside Carolina)

Early signing period storylines: Zion Williamson, Simi Shittu

For the past few months Kentucky has been seen by many as a leader for Zion Williamson. However, rumors have been swirling that North Carolina and Duke have improved their status with him. And then there’s the case of Clemson. Simi Shittu is not expected to sign early even though he’s down to North Carolina and Vanderbilt and has a visit to UNC set for next weekend. (Rivals.com)

Podcast: Nassir Little Discusses Recruitment, Roy Williams

Nassir Little joins the podcast to speak with Inside Carolina about his recruitment process, and his interactions with Roy Williams. Little also discusses what it was like growing up as a North Carolina fan, what motivates him as a player, and what his expectations are when he arrives in Chapel Hill. (Audioboom)

How things stand with Simi Shittu

Originally, the plan for Simi Shittu was to wait until the spring and sign. But the way his recruitment has worked out, there’s no need to wait. He’s down to the Tar Heels and Commodores. However, his choice will have to come later in the signing period as Shittu doesn’t take his official visit to North Carolina until next weekend. For now we give the slight edge to Vanderbilt. (Rivals.com)

2019 SG Cassius Stanley: "I grew up wanting to play at North Carolina"

North Carolina doesn’t appear to have been connected to Cassius Stanley to this point, but 2019's top shooting guard and No. 11 overall player has interest in UNC. “I grew up wanting to play at North Carolina and now that I’m going through this whole process, I have to look at the whole picture. UNC hasn’t offered but I would be open to them if they ever got in contact.” (DieHards.com)

Roy Williams Visits Romeo Langford

According to Inside Carolina sources, UNC head coach Roy Williams made an evaluation visit on Thursday afternoon to New Albany High School in Indiana to watch five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford. Langford is the No. 5 recruit in the 2018 class and the No. 1 shooting guard. The 6-foot-5, 191-pound prospect took an official visit to UNC over the Oct. 13 weekend. (Inside Carolina)

How things stand with top 10 wings Zion Williamson, Romeo Langford

The closer we get to Signing Day, the more difficult Zion Williamson’s recruitment has become to read. Kentucky has appeared to be a favorite, but North Carolina and Duke are getting more talk, and many remain convinced Williamson stays home to attend Clemson. For now, Indiana looks to hold an edge over Kansas for Romeo Langford but Vanderbilt could be emerging. (Rivals.com)

Video: New Zion Williamson Summer Highlights

Zion Williamson's 2017 summer mixtape. Williamson played for South Carolina Supreme on the Adidas circuit and recently completed an official visit to North Carolina. Williamson is ranked No. 2 overall in 2018 by ESPN. R.J. Barrett is the only player ranked ahead of him. Read More...

Who's cruisin', dreamin', hurtin' on the basketball reruiting trail after October?

Five-star forward Nassir Little kicked off October by committing to UNC, and the Tar Heels ended it by hosting five-star forward Zion Williamson. Boasting a top-five recruiting class and making inroads with Williamson, Romeo Langford and Simi Shittu, all is good for the Tar Heels as they prepare to defend their third national championship under Roy Williams. (Rivals.com)

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

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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Watching 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot at his practice at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA

Friday, February 09, 2018
Watching UNC signee Rechon Black and SF recruit Wendell Moore (UNC offer) at their game at Cox Mill High School in Concord, NC

Monday, February 05, 2018
Watching 2019 5 star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Monday, February 05, 2018
Watching 2018 5 star North Carolina small forward signee Nassir Little at his game in Orlando, FL

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
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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