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Video: P.J. Washington discusses final three schools

North Carolina, Kentucky, and Arizona are still in the mix for 6-foot-8 power forward P.J. Washington. Washington has already been to North Carolina and Kentucky, and he will take his official visit to Arizona on Oct. 22. Check out what he had to say about possibly playing with Jalek Felton at UNC, his Kentucky visit and having the chance to play at Arizona. (Rivals.com)

Late Night Preview: UNC Basketball's Visiting Recruits

As "Late Night with Roy" opens the 2016-17 UNC basketball season on Friday night, a large collection of recruits are expected to be courtside at the Smith Center, Inside Carolina has confirmed through sources. Recruits anticipated to attend include: Jarred Vanderbilt, Sterling Manley, Jalek Felton, Brandon Huffman, Zion Williamson, Joey Baker and Coby White. (Inside Carolina)

Which 2017 prospects stood out at USA Basketball?

One of the most versatile athletes in the 2017 class with an extreme upside, Kevin Knox showed how far he's come since he put his name on the map at USA Basketball a year and a half ago. Knox is a significantly improved shooter and spent a good portion of the weekend showing how capable he is with his jumper. UNC, Duke, Florida State, Kansas, and Kentucky are involved with Knox. (Scout.com)

Q&A with five-star forward Jarred Vanderbilt

What has UNC's pitch been to you? [Roy Williams said] it’s just positionless basketball. He really stressed not putting me in a box me being able to play all around the floor and that really stood out as well as their style of transition - you know I like to get up and down. His pitch was they never tell anybody to come they just said guys who take their visits love it so much they wanted to come back.” (Scout.com)

P.J. Washington Reflects on UNC Visit

P.J. Washington took a break in the action at USA Basketball's Junior National Mini-Camp to reflect on his recent official visit to Chapel Hill. "Just their tradition. Something about that North Carolina Blue is just different," Washington said. Besides the UNC visit, Washington has taken an official visit to Kentucky and also has scheduled official visits to Arizona and Texas. (Inside Carolina)

Kevin Knox Keeping Eye on UNC

Kevin Knox will be using the coming months to evaluate his four finalists. “I’m going to sign late,” he said. “Right now I’m aiming for early March, late March, or early April. A lot of people mess with me but that’s just how I want to do it and that’s what me and my family want to do.” That leaves the 6-foot-8 combo forward at least five months to take official visits and work his way toward a decision. (Inside Carolina)

5-Star SF Jarred Vanderbilt to Officially Visit UNC

Jarred Vanderbilt has nine schools left and has seen TCU and Houston unofficially this fall. He said he begins the official visit process next week with a trip to North Carolina. After visiting Chapel Hill he's got dates set with Texas and Arizona in late October and early November and he's finalizing a visit to Kentucky His final official visit will most likely be either Kansas or Oregon. (Rivals.com)

Sterling Manley to attend Late Night With Roy

Power forward Sterling Manley, who was offered by Roy Williams, announced his final four in the recruiting process on Sunday and included the Tar Heels. Manley will attend the annual “Late Night With Roy” event to unofficially kickoff the 2016-17 basketball season. He will be one of numerous recruits on campus for the event as the basketball team kicks off the season. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC in top four for 2017 PF Sterling Manley

Sterling Manley, the 6-10, 230-pound power forward, was recently offered by North Carolina coach Roy Williams. Williams then conducted an in-home visit on Wednesday to check in with the recruit. Earlier in the week, Manley released his top four schools. The Tar Heels made the cut along with West Virginia, Purdue, and Xavier. (Carolina Blue)

Looking at college basketball recruiting in the major conferences

As a group, the ACC is off to a solid start. The 14 Rivals150 players committed to the conference is tied for second most of any conference and only one behind the Pac-12’s 15. Of those 14 Rivals150 prospects committed, North Carolina-bound point guard Jalek Felton (No. 24 overall) is the only five-star who has currently committed to an ACC program. (Rivals.com)

Zion Williamson drawing attention as one of 2018’s finest

Zion Williamson is in no hurry to make a decision about his college choice. He said he’ll trim his list during the summer and sign in the early period in November of 2017. His parents said they’ll respect any decision. “Every kid grew up Duke and UNC fans, but we want him to go where he is comfortable and going to be a good fit,” Williamson’s mother Sharonda Sampson said. (The State)

Father of P.J. Washington discusses UNC official visit

Forward P.J. Washington (Dallas, TX/Findlay Prep) took an official visit to North Carolina last weekend. It was the second of four scheduled officials. The 6-7, 225-pound recruit is a major UNC target and the most important recruit for the Tar Heels in the 2017 class. CarolinaBlue spoke with Paul Washington, P.J.'s father and coach, about the two-day visit to UNC. (247 Sports)

2019 center D.J. Burns set to visit UNC

Class of 2019 center D.J. Burns (Rock Hill, SC) has set a visit to North Carolina for Nov. 11, according to John Whittle of TheBigSpur.com. Burns is a 6-9, 235-pound prospect out of Rock Hill, N.C. He is ranked as the No. 10 center and the No. 111 player in the 2019 class, per the 247Sports Composite. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams Offers 2017 PF Sterling Manley

UNC head coach Roy Williams evaluated Pickerington (Ohio) Central senior big man Sterling Manley on Monday and then offered a scholarship. At 6-foot-11, Manley is an intriguing post product that is reeling in offers this month. According to Eric Kreuger, head basketball coach at Pickerington Central, Roy Williams's message to Manley was "very clear." (Inside Carolina)

Analysis: 2017 UNC commit Brandon Huffman

On Monday, UNC added another piece to their 2017 recruiting class when 6-9 power forward/center Brandon Huffman committed to the Tar Heels. "Brandon Huffman, a legit 6-9 power forward, will bring toughness and upside to the North Carolina program. A native of Alaska, Huffman can rebound at both ends at a high level. He was also one of the best shot-blockers on the Adidas circuit." (Carolina Blue)

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

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic Center

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic Center

Friday, February 10, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in his game at New Albany High School in New Albany, IN

Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Watching 2018 4 star small forward Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer) play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NC

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Watching class of 2020 PF Isaiah Todd (John Marshall HS) at his game in Richmond, VA

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF

UNC Basketball Recruiting Board

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