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Updated 2019 Rivals 150 College Basketball Recruit Rankings

It’s time to refresh the Rivals.com rankings for the class of 2019 and expand them from a top 125 to top 150. Thanks to reclassification, there is a new No. 1 player in Vernon Carey Jr. Along with Carey’s ascension to the top there were several big movers and with expansion lots of new faces. Here are five storylines that stood out as we compiled the new rankings. (Rivals.com)

Zion Williamson ‘totally different’ as colleges line up to make their pitch

The next full recruiting period begins Sept. 9, Zion Williamson will be in the middle of that storm as arguably the top recruit in the 2018 class. According to Williamson’s step-dad, every program in the country (big and small) is being considered. UNC, Duke, Kansas, UCLA, Clemson and South Carolina are among the schools which have been in touch regarding in home visits after Sept. 9. (The State)

Nate Laszewski Discusses Three Visits

Which schools do you feel like have really prioritized you? Nate Laszewski: "Notre Dame and Wake Forest. Wake Forest has been recruiting me for a while. North Carolina has been reaching out too." What stands out to you about North Carolina? "Just the success, tradition and talking to Andrew Platek he just loves it there and says it’s a great place to be." (Scout.com)

Updated 2018 Rivals 150 College Basketball Recruits

It’s time to refresh the Rivals150 for the class of 2018. Thanks to reclassification, there is a new No. 1 player in R.J. Barrett. Along with Barrett’s ascension to the top, there are several new faces and big movers in the updated rankings. Right on Barrett’s heels is power wing Zion Williamson, one of the most popular high school players we’ve ever covered. (Rivals.com)

Video: 2019 Point Guard Ashton Hagans Summer Highlights

Game highlights of the five-star point guard Ashton Hagans from the adidas Summer Championships. Hagans is one of the top point guards in the 2019 class and played up a division with his team Game Elite on the adidas circuit. Hagans holds offers from the likes of Kansas, North Carolina, Connecticut, USC with interest from Kentucky and Louisville. (Rivals.com)

Catching up With Josh Nickelberry

Josh Nickelberry, a born scorer, is set to begin the next phase of his life, as he begins school at national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy. The rising junior has been on varsity since eighth grade and played with other Division-I players at Trinity Christian. Which schools is he hearing from the most: "Carolina, Maryland, Georgetown, Wake Forest, NC State, Missouri, USC, and Florida State." (247 Sports)

Romeo Langford cuts list to seven

Though he isn't on the verge of making a commitment, five-star wing Romeo Langford took the first step in his recruitment on Monday according to his father Tim Langford. The five-star recruit narrowed his list to seven. "Romeo's seven schools are Kentucky, Louisville, Indiana, UCLA, Kansas, Vanderbilt, and North Carolina," the elder Langford informed Scout.com. (Scout.com)

Darius Days on UNC: "Roy Williams. Period."

Darius Days on UNC: “Roy Williams, period. The way he talked to me. He just told me that he doesn’t recruit a lot of guys and he said he takes his time to recruit the guys that he wants and what they need. He’s just a real down to earth, laid back person. I like how he approached me. He came to me man to man and told me straight up and was real honest with me.” (Scout.com)

Nate Laszewski Sets UNC Official Visit

September will be a busy month for 2018 forward Nate Laszewski. On three consecutive weekends, Laszewski will use three of his five allotted official visits on ACC programs. He'll be at Notre Dame Sept. 9, Wake Forest Sept. 16 and UNC on Sept. 23, he confirmed on Monday. Laszewski would slot into a role similar to the one junior forward Luke Maye now plays at UNC. (Inside Carolina)

Darius Days narrows it to five, sets commitment date

One of the hardest playing and versatile forwards in the 2018 class, Darius Days has narrowed his list to a group of five. Days is now zeroed in on UNC, Louisville, LSU, Ohio State and Xavier. “I have a great relationship with Coach Roy (Williams). He calls me here and there. He is going to come down to the Rock to see me, watch me practice and talk to my parents. That is just big." (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Son of former UNC football player, Julius Reese Jr., 13, making a name for himself

Julius Reese Jr. is not your average 13-year-old. Reese, a rising eighth-grader, is gaining the attention from college basketball coaches across the country. While competing in the AAU Division I National Basketball Championship this summer, Reese helped lead his team, the CP3 All-Stars, to the Number One spot in the country for the 13 and under age division. (Winston-Salem Chronicle)

Recruiting Roundup: Weekend Visits and Tidbits

Nassir Little, the 6-foot-7 power forward from Orlando Christian (FL) Prep, will take his first official visit to Georgia Tech this weekend. Little will also take officials to North Carolina (Sept. 8), Miami (Sept. 15), Arizona (Oct. 26), and Duke (Nov. 10). Jaylen Hoard, the 6-foot-8 small forward from Wesleyan Christian (NC) High School, took an unofficial visit to Wake Forest Thursday. (Zag's Blog)

Video: Nassir Little Junior Year Highlights

Junior season and summer highlights of 2018 5-star small forward Nassir Little of Orlando (FL) Christian Prep. Little holds an offer from Roy Williams and is also considering Arizona, Miami, Georgia Tech, and Duke. He is one of 7 players currently with an offer in UNC's 2018 basketball recruiting class. View Video...

4-Star forward Alonzo Gaffney: “North Carolina has always been my dream school"

Now a household name in the class of 2019, Cleveland (Ohio.) small forward Alonzo Gaffney has offers from Kansas, Georgetown, Ohio State, West Virginia, Florida, Louisville, Iowa, Cincinnati, Penn State, and others. Michigan State and North Carolina are also showing interest. “North Carolina has always been my dream school,” he said. “That’s a school I feel like could offer soon and that would be great." (247 Sports)

Darius Days drawing national attention

Darius Days is starting to see his dreams materialize in front of him. So Days was back at The Rock Gym in Gainesville on a sweaty August afternoon, working on the nuances of the game that will make him better. Days’ coach at The Rock, Justin Harden, suggested he take the week off. But Days had other ideas. “He tells me to take a week off because I go hard,” Days said. (Gainesville Sun)

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

Saturday, December 09, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star North Carolina small forward signee Nassir Little at his game in Orlando, FL

Monday, December 04, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC point guard signee Coby White at his game against Cape Fear Christian Academy in Erwin, NC

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Visiting 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at his high school in Spartanburg, SC

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Watching 2019 4 star forward Alonzo Gaffney at Garfield Heights High School in Cleveland, OH

Thursday, November 02, 2017
Visiting 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, SC

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Nassir Little2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Ashton Hagans2019 PG
Matthew Hurt2019 SF
James Wiseman2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Armando Bacot2019 PF
Will Baker2019 PF

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