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Video: Josh Nickelberry Atlanta Adidas Gauntlet Highlights

Highlights of 2019 4-star shooting guard Josh Nickelberry (Fayetteville, NC/Oak Hill Academy) from the recent Adidas Gauntlet event in Atlanta, Georgia. Nickelberry holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina. View Video...

Chansky’s Notebook: Not A Terrible Result

UNC got the third-best result with Kevin Knox going to Kentucky. The best, of course, would have been the 6-9 high school stud committing to UNC. The worst would have been Knox going to Duke. Kentucky is not on UNC’s schedule next season, but Knox and the Wildcats will play in the other game of the CBS Sports Classic in New Orleans, where the Tar Heels will face UCLA. (Chapelboro.com)

2019 PG Ashton Hagans on UNC: "I think they are going to offer"

2019 four-star point guard Ashton Hagans has made a strong case to potentially add a fifth star at the next rankings update. North Carolina has been in contact with offers possibly coming down the road. On UNC: “They watched me the first weekend of the adidas Gauntlet. Ever since then, they said they love my game. I think they are going to offer. It’s a great school and they have a great coach.” (Rivals.com)

Where does UNC turn after Kevin Knox decision?

Kevin Knox picking Kentucky may have the biggest impact on UNC. With Justin Jackson going pro, the Tar Heels had huge minutes for a big wing and they don't have a lot of options to fill that role. It makes finding a big wing from the class of 2018 a major priority. Though he's not a jump shooter, the guy would appear to be the current No. 2 player in the junior class Zion Williamson. (Rivals.com)

Get to know Romeo Langford, New Albany's shooting star

There is no timetable for Romeo Langford's decision, but he easily describes what he's looking for. "The education aspect of it," said Langford, who at one time wanted to major in engineering but is undecided. "If I do leave early, I want to be able to come back and finish school. And my relationship with the coach, if I can trust him, if my parents can trust him. If they're going to treat me as one of their own." (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Five-star forward Kevin Knox commits to Kentucky

Kentucky added another top-ten recruit on Saturday as five-star forward Kevin Knox committed to the Wildcats. The 6-foot-8 Knox is the No. 9 overall prospect in the Rivals.com national Class of 2017 recruiting rankings as he’s a big-time get for the Wildcats. The son of former Florida State star wide receiver Kevin Knox, the younger Knox picked Kentucky over Duke, Florida State, Missouri and North Carolina. (NBC Sports)

Kevin Knox Announcement Details

Kevin Knox, the five-star forward from Tampa Catholic (FL) High School, will announce his college choice on Saturday on social media likely between 7-8 pm, according to his father. “No press conference,” Don Dziagwa, the basketball coach and athletic director at Tampa Catholic, said via email. “Kevin and the family don’t want all the fanfare. They are planning on just announcing on social media Saturday evening.” (Zag's Blog)

Chansky’s Notebook: Decisions, Decisions

UNC is banking on Justin Jackson, or the lack thereof, to land Kevin Knox. The Tar Heels have a set position for Knox, who is about the same height and weight as JJ, who turned pro after his ACC Player of the Year and All-American season. Knox supposedly has a similar skill set to Jackson, so if Roy Williams pulls the so-called upset and lands Knox, that very well may be the reason. (Chapelboro.com)

Report: Kevin Knox sets decision date

Those standing by for the highly anticipated Kevin Knox announcement won’t have to wait much longer. According to Jake Perper of Prep Sports Scouting, the 5-star forward will reveal his choice on Saturday. Duke, Florida State and North Carolina are among Knox’s finalists, joining Kentucky and Missouri. The Tampa, Fla., native is the No. 10 overall player in the 2017 class. (ACC Sports Journal)

2019 PF Isaiah Stewart: "I can picture myself in a UNC uniform"

A high-motor with a mix of Rochester toughness, an infectious smile, and his father's Jamaican work ethic, 5-Star Isaiah Stewart is an extraordinarily effective sophomore big "UNC, I like that school and I think for me, I think that's a great school. I can picture myself in a UNC uniform, as well as Duke. And Kansas also, it's a great school. I would love to hear more from those three schools." (247 Sports)

2019 five-star SF Christian Brown racking up the offers

Christian Brown has added offers from USC, Kansas State, Baylor and UNLV to go along with new offers from NC State and UConn last week. North Carolina continues to watch him closely as Roy Williams was courtside on Sunday morning. On UNC: “I’ve been there a few times. I liked their campus. I didn’t really watch them play much this year except for the championship.” (Rivals.com)

Analysis: 2017 PF Garrison Brooks

2017 power forward Garrison Brooks committed to UNC on April 21 and signed his letter-of-intent on May 1. He could play a big role next season regardless of Tony Bradley's NBA decision and certainly will if the rising sophomore stays if the draft. What type of player is Brooks and what will he bring to North Carolina? "Garrison Brooks is a relatively physical two-way big man." (Carolina Blue)

UNC "very intrigued" with 2018 wing Nassir Little

Nassir Little is no longer one of Central Florida’s best kept secrets. The 6-foot-6 wing has witnessed his stock heighten this spring. “UNC called and they seemed very intrigued about Nassir,” said Brad Augustine, program director of Little’s 1Family Hoops AAU program. "Coach Williams will be back in July to see him." UNC assistant Steve Robinson watched him in Dallas and Atlanta. (Zag's Blog)

Basketball Recruiting April Evaluation Period Superlatives

Because he makes things look so easy, Romeo Langford can sometimes leave you wanting more. However, he has size, he has athleticism and he has a pretty well balanced all around game. Even playing just "so-so" by his standards, I didn't see a better shooting guard in April. UNC, Duke, Indiana, Louisville, Kansas, Kentucky and others have offered. (Rivals.com)

Video: 2019 SF Joey Baker Highlights from UA Association Session II

Highlights of the Team Felton small forward Joey Baker. Baker is a 2019 small forward with early offers from Kansas, Louisville, Texas, Wake Forest and more. He is also receiving strong interest from North Carolina but has yet to receive a scholarship offer. View Video...

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

7/26/2017 - 7/29/2017
Watching 2019 PG Jeremiah Francis, 2020 PG R.J. Hampton, 2018 SF Jericole Hellems, Zion Williamson, Matthew Hurt, Romeo Langford, Nassir Little, Ashton Hagans, Armando Bacot, and Nate Laszewski in Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the adidas Prospect Series in Chanhassen, MN

Friday, July 21, 2017
Watching Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), Ashton Hagans, and Christian Brown at the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam in Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Watching 2018 wings Nassir Little, Zion Williamson, and Nate Laszewski at the Best of the South event in Cartersville, GA

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Watching Joey Baker, Jalen Johnson, Jalen Suggs, Jeremiah Robinson Earl, and Zach Harvey at the Under Armour event in Philadelphia, PA

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Romeo Langford2018 SG
Nassir Little2018 SF
Simi Shittu2018 PF
Coby White2018 CG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Ashton Hagans2019 PG
Matthew Hurt2019 SF
James Wiseman2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG

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