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Future Heel Brandon Robinson Evolving

Covering basketball recruiting can sometimes be a tough job. Some kids never answer the phone or texts. Some won't do interviews, period, unless you catch them in person. Even then, some of them might sneak out. Some won't really offer up much information in response to the best probing questions....Brandon Robinson does not fit into that category. He's an open book. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Report: Roy Williams visits 2017 center Mohamed Bamba

Some of the biggest names in coaching have passed through the Westtown (Pa.) School in recent days to watch Mohamed Bamba, the 6-foot-11 Class of 2017 big man. North Carolina coach Roy Williams was in on Tuesday. Bamba, who has a 7-foot-8 wingspan according to Scout.com, is also being courted by the likes of Duke, Kentucky and Syracuse. (Zag's Blog)

Rawle Alkins scores 51 points in game, 33 in second half

Rarely do you see high school players score more than 30 points in a game. The quarters are shorter, there is no shot clock, and there is generally less scoring. On Sunday, class of 2016 shooting guard Rawle Alkins dropped 51 points at the Bluegrass Showcase in Lexington, Ky. Yes, 51. (Carolina Blue)

With UNC offer, life changes quickly for Rechon Black

Three days earlier, Roy Williams had come to Harrisburg to watch Rechon play against Hickory Ridge. And when the Blacks called Williams Thursday, “He said that in North Carolina history, there were only three kids that had been offered scholarships as sophomores, and that was Reggie Bullock, Kendall Marshall...” Williams paused. “...and Rechon Black,” Rechon's father recalled. (Concord Independent Tribune)

Roy Williams offers 2017 center Jeremiah Tilmon

Jeremiah Tilmon, a 6-10, 235-pound center in the 2017 class, got a call from Roy Williams on Thursday evening. Tilmon took a break from studying for finals to hear the North Carolina coach extend a Tar Heel scholarship offer. Williams was at La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere to see Tilmon on Wednesday night, watching the talented post player score 20 points in a win. (Inside Carolina)

N.C. Sophomore Rechon Black Lands Tar Heel Offer

Roy Williams has set his sights on Rechon Black. Williams made the Concord (N.C.) High sophomore point guard the first prospect in the 2018 class to receive a Tar Heel scholarship offer on Thursday. "We called and talked to him, and it was a wonderful conversation," said Black's father, Rechon Sr. UNC's interest in Black had been trending in the direction of an offer in recent weeks. (Inside Carolina)

Rawle Alkins Blog: Nursing a bum ankle, SAT, equal time to rival schools and more

Rawle Alkins: "It’s funny down here with college basketball. The fans here are crazy! I have to pick which games I go to between the two North Carolina schools carefully because I don’t want one school feeling like I’m favoring the other. They’re big rivals too! So I try and give equal time to both N.C. State and North Carolina. I went to the State game first last week then I went to see the North Carolina game. Great times at both." (USA Today)

Roy Williams watches 2018 SG Rechon Black

Remember this name: Rechon Black. The 2018 shooting guard is a 6-5 recruit from Concord, N.C. and ranked as the No. 10 shooting guard in the 2018 class and the No. 2 player in the state. Black already holds offers from Clemson, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, and Tennessee, among others. On Monday, UNC's Roy Williams watched Black play against Hickory Ridge High School. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams Offers 2017 SF Kevin Knox

The Tar Heel staff had watched Kevin Knox last summer on the travel circuit, and Steve Robinson made an evaluation trip to Tampa Catholic in September, but Wednesday was the first time Roy Williams made a trip exclusively to see Knox. He clearly liked what he saw. Williams followed up that visit with a call to Knox on Saturday to offer him a UNC scholarship. (Inside Carolina)

Seventh Woods puts on show in season-opening win

Seventh Woods scored 25 points, many in spectacular fashion, to lead Hammond to a season-opening 71-60 win over conference foe Wilson Hall on Tuesday. The 6-2 UNC signee delighted the home crowd with four dunks and two buzzer-beaters — a 35-footer to end the first quarter and a 45-footer at the halftime buzzer — and figured big with 11 points during a 17-0 Skyhawks run. (Midlands HS Sports)

Roy Williams watches 2017 5-star SF Kevin Knox

UNC coach Roy Williams and assistant Steve Robinson were in Clearwater, FL on Wednesday watching 2017 5-star small forward Kevin Knox (Tampa, FL/Tampa Catholic). Per the 247Sports Composite rankings, Knox is ranked as the No. 3 small forward and the No. 13 overall prospect in the 2017 class. Knox finished with 32 points, 13 rebounds, three dunks, six blocks, three steals, and two assists. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Tar Heels Eyeing Potential Backcourt Recruits

North Carolina boasts a very solid perimeter nucleus going forward, but the Tar Heels remain on the hunt for another 2016 wing and will look to supplement the roster with junior guards as well. View Video...

North Carolina Remains Active With 2016 Frontcourt Recruiting (video)

North Carolina reeled in a nationally heralded class last week but continues to work toward signing another big man in the spring. The Heels remain a contender for aggressive center Udoka Azubuike and will seek to add further targets over the next several months. (Inside Carolina)

Brandon Robinson Celebrates Joining UNC

Brandon Robinson officially became a member of the UNC Basketball program after faxing in his National Letter of Intent last week. On Monday, teammates, friends and family helped Robinson celebrate the milestone during a ceremony inside the Douglas County High School gym. “It's an amazing feeling,” Robinson said. "I'm just blessed to be in this position. All my hard work has paid off." (Inside Carolina)

Brandon Robinson to play in Charlotte holiday tournament

The third annual Hoodie’s House National High School Hoops Classic will be played Dec. 28-30 at Providence Day. The tournament was previously played at Ardrey Kell....Also in the boys field is reigning tournament champion John Carroll (Md.) and Georgia powerhouse Douglas County, which features 6-foot-5 senior Brandon Robinson, a North Carolina recruit ranked among the nation’s top 75 seniors. (Charlotte Observer)

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

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Watching 2019 F Matthew Hurt, 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 SG Zion Williamson at the adidas Uprising event in Atlanta, GA

4/22/2016 - 4/23/2016
Watching 2017 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2017 PG Trevon Duval, 2018 PG Devon Dotson, 2018 SF Cameron Reddish, 2017 C Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, 2017 SG Brandon Randolph, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 SG Lonnie Walker in Indianapolis, IN

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Visiting previously offered 2017 5 star center Jeremiah Tilmon in La Porte, Indiana

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

Monday, April 18, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 PF P.J. Washington in Dallas, TX

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Tony Bradley2016 C
Mohamed Bamba2017 PF
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jeremiah Tilmon2017 PF
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 CG
Jalek Felton2017 CG
Brandon Randolph2017 SG
P.J. Washington2017 PF

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