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Roy Williams Offers 2019 Guard Josh Nickelberry

Roy Williams watched Josh Nickelberry on Thursday. On Friday morning, the UNC head coach offered him a scholarship. The 6-3 sophomore guard at Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian, scored 19 points in a loss against UNC 2018 commitment Coby White's Wilson (N.C.) Greenfield team. Nickelberry has made headlines with a prolific scoring spree to start the season. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams Watches Coby White, Joey Baker, Josh Nickelberry

With UNC basketball coach Roy Williams in attendance, Greenfield School defeaed Fayetteville Trinity Christian 73-70 on Thursday. Junior Coby White, a UNC verbal commit, led the way with 34 points for Greenfield. Josh Nickleberry led the Crusaders with 19 points. And junior Elijah McCadden blocked a would-be tying 3-pointer from the Crusaders’ Joey Baker as time expired. (Wilson Times)

Zion Williamson Blog: Nightly sellouts, recruitment, and more

Zion Williamson: "As far as my recruitment, things are going well. Since my last blog I’ve picked up offers from Kansas and Louisville. It’s cool getting to know all of the coaches; I like talking to them, just getting to know them on a personal level. I’m planning to take some visits to the schools close to me during the basketball season and after the season I’ll travel a little more to the west coast." (USA Today)

UNC, Duke, Kentucky. Florida State a dead heat for Kevin Knox

Kevin Knox stands out as one of the few top recruits yet to name a home for next season. He has a final four of North Carolina, Kentucky Florida State, and Duke and plans to wait until near the end of the college basketball season to announce his commitment. “All four of my schools I am watching every game and with how they use guys at my spot on the floor.” (Rivals.com)

Video: Sterling Manley, Kaleb Wesson start the New Year with a battle

The top two centers in Ohio's senior class faced-off recently in a huge matchup, as defending state champion Westerville South hosted traditional power Pickerington Central. Future Ohio State Buckeye Kaleb Wesson carried the Wildcats with 19 points and 12 rebounds, while UNC commit Sterling Manley managed 8 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 blocks in the win. View Video...

Jairus Hamilton turning himself into a priority level prospect

Jairus Hamilton is an excellent playmaker and passer out of the forward position. Capable of being used at either the 3 or the 4, Hamilton boasts offers from Arizona, NC State and North Carolina, but after being watched by John Calipari, Roy Williams, and Mark Gottfried (who brought his entire staff to watch). Hamilton is turning himself into a priority level prospect. (Rivals.com)

Farm Bureau Classic: Zion Williamson continues to amaze

Zion Williamson has taken the nation by storm, drawing huge crowds wherever Spartanburg (S.C.) Country Day plays. The Farm Bureau Insurance Classic at Dorman High School in South Carolina was no exception. What the fans got was Williamson putting up big numbers with flair. The totals for three games: 129 points, 43 rebounds and eight blocks. Perhaps the craziest number: 76 percent shooting. (USA Today)

ACC Basketball Recruiting Breakdown

Roy Williams may have gotten steals with UNC's two bigs, Brandon Huffman and Sterling Manley. Both are playing well and both may go up in the rankings. Huffman has the body to come in right away and the skill set, but he needs to work on his conditioning. Manley may be the biggest steal. Andrew Platek is a high-level shooter. And Jalek Felton is a dynamic player with great bloodlines. (247 Sports)

2017’s Top 10 Basketball Recruiting Storylines

Who’s got the edge for Kevin Knox? When the 6-8 Tampa Catholic forward played at the John Wall Holiday Invitational this past week, Kentucky’s John Calipari, UNC’s Roy Williams and Duke’s Jeff Capel all came to see him put on a show. Knox is considering those three along with Florida State, the alma mater of his father. “I want to commit after the season,” Knox said last week. (Zag's Blog)

Romeo Langford: Learning to Live in the Spotlight

Romeo Langford is soft-spoken, so kids probably don’t hear what he has to say to them in a loud gym. And he has a shy demeanor, so he doesn’t smile much. But if you listen to the conversations, it’s clear that he takes his time. He didn’t leave until the floor was empty. Not until every kid that wanted to follow him on Instagram knew his handle — and not until he promised to follow every kid back. (Indianapolis Star)

Video: Kevin Knox Discusses Recruitment

Five star small forward recruiting target Kevin Knox spoke to the media at the 2016 John Wall Holiday Invitational. Knox discussed his recruitment, his recent visits to North Carolina and Duke, and more. View Video...

Kevin Knox unfazed by Jarred Vanderbilt's Kentucky commitment

The commitment of 5-star wing Jarred Vanderbilt may have added to Kentucky's top-ranked 2017 recruiting class, but the addition may have also taken one of the Wildcats' top remaining targets off the board in Tampa Catholic forward Kevin Knox. At the John Wall Invitational in Raleigh, N.C., Knox said that's not the case. "Not at all," Knox said of Vanderbilt's commitment. (247 Sports)

Brandon Huffman, Coby White Stand Out at Joe Miller Invitational

Coby White is wired to score. Although the team results have not been what he hoped for, his singularity of focus has enabled Greenfield to remain in contention. A quick 2018 verbal commit to UNC, White is most effective when playing in transition. Brandon Huffman, a UNC commit, recognizes that he is a strong low-post player with an improving skill set and generally stayed focus on that area. (247 Sports)

Jairus Hamilton a ‘beast’ at John Wall

Jairus Hamilton knows how to get a crowd on its feet. At 6-8, 230 pounds, he plays almost every position for Cannon School in Concord. The four-star recruit in the class of 2018, is being recruited by many of the top programs in the country, including UNC, Duke, N.C. State, Arizona and Louisville. He also provided probably the biggest dunk of the John Wall Invitational Thursday night. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Roy Williams Watches Kevin Knox at John Wall Invitational

Kevin Knox is playing this week in North Carolina. UNC coach Roy Williams, who watched Knox earlier this month at the City of Palms Classic. was on hand for Knox on Thursday night at the John Wall Holiday Invitational, as was Duke associate head coach Jeff Capel. Kentucky coach John Calipari will watch Knox in the championship game on Friday. (Zag's Blog)

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

4/22/2017 - 4/23/2017
Watching 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2020 PF Isaiah Todd, 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2018 SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer), and Armando Bacot in Dallas, TX

Friday, April 21, 2017
Watching 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2019 C D.J. Burns, 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, and 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard in Hampton, VA

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
On an in home visit with 2017 five star SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

Friday, April 07, 2017
Visiting 2017 UNC signee Jalek Felton and 2019 UNC target Juwan Gary at Gray Collegiate Academy in West Columbia, SC

Friday, April 07, 2017
On an in home visit with 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson in Spartanburg, SC

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Garrison Brooks2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF

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