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Roy Williams watching Seventh Woods

In an attempt to seal the deal with 2016 combo guard Seventh Woods, UNC head coach Roy Williams is in Columbia, S.C. watching Woods play in an open gym at The Hammond School. Also in attendance is South Carolina assistant coach Lamont Evans, per Carey Rich of 107.5 The Game. Woods is coming off his official visit to South Carolina over the Oct. 9th weekend. Woods visited UNC on Sept. 25th. (Carolina Blue)

Commit Analysis: 2016 center Tony Bradley

Four-star power forward 6-foot-10 Tony Bradley may not be an elite athlete, but was able to take advantage of positioning and his 7-foot-4 wingspan to be a force inside on the glass for his Bartow team. The UNC commit recognizes the strength of his game is inside and plays to it. Within six feet of the basket, he showed a baby hook, a semblance of a face-up game, and very good hands. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Meet Finland's next great NBA hope, Lauri Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen is an 18-year-old that will be attending college in the United States next year despite growing up in Finland. He's also that country's best hope for another NBA player. (CBS Sports)

2016 center Udoka Azubuike schedules official visit to UNC

Class of 2016 center Udoka Azubuike (Jacksonville, FL/The Potter's House Christian Academy) has scheduled an official visit to North Carolina for the weekend of Oct. 23. The 6-foot-11, 265-pound prospect is the No. 3 center and the No. 28 overall player in the country per the 247Sports Composite rankings. (Carolina Blue)

Lauri Markkanen on UNC official

On Tuesday and Wednesday North Carolina will host 2016 Finnish forward Lauri Markkanen for a two-day official visit. Markkanen is the No. 18 power forward and the No. 93 overall prospect according to the 247Sports Composite ranking of the 2016 class. The 6-foot-11 prospect arrived at UNC with his father late on Monday night, per a CarolinaBlue source. The Finnish prospect is a versatile big man, who can run the floor and score in a variety of ways around the basket. (Carolina Blue)

Seventh Woods decision coming soon

Seventh Woods (6-1) of Hammond made his official visit with the Gamecocks over the weekend. Woods has not said anything publicly other than a short tweet about the visit, but his coach shared a little information Monday night. Woods also took official visits to North Carolina and Georgetown. As for a decision timetable, McClam offered up the following: “We will know in a day or two.” (The State)

UNC Set to Host Lauri Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen arrives in Chapel Hill on Tuesday for a two-day official visit. The 6-10 senior, who stars at the Helsinki Basketball Academy in Finland, is coming straight from an official visit to Utah. After UNC, Markkanen will head back across the country to his other finalist - Arizona. He's accompanied by his father, Pekka, who played a season for Roy Williams at Kansas. (Inside Carolina)

Jalek Felton Opens Up

UNC fans have been pretty nervous with Jalek Felton's verbal commitment over the past few months. He originally committed to UNC, but word leaked out that the commitment might not be as firm as folks originally thought. For now, though, Felton tells Tar Heel Illustrated that everyone can rest easy. He is, without a doubt, a North Carolina Tar Heel. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

5-star recruit Rawle Alkins says friends hacked his phone to tweet fake commitment to Buffalo

Rawle Alkins is a crazy talented five-star hoops recruit from New York, with offers from Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and many more. On Friday, those who follow college basketball recruiting were shocked to see Alkins tweet he had committed to the University of Buffalo. The Bulls did make the NCAA Tournament last season, but were never previously mentioned as a serious suitor for Alkins. (SB Nation)

Lauri Markkanen Set to Visit Utah, North Carolina, Arizona

Finnish power forward Lauri Markkanen will begin his American swing this weekend. The 6-foot-11 Markkanen will visit Utah Oct. 11th, North Carolina Oct. 13-14 and Arizona Oct. 16-17. Markkanen averaged 18.2 points and 6.3 rebounds at the recent FIBA U18 World Championships. He is projected as the No. 20 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com. (Zag's Blog)

UNC Basketball Recruiting Week in Review

A look back at the past week in UNC basketball recruiting. Read More...

One-on-One with Five-star PF Harry Giles

Recruiting is starting to heat up, you took your first official visit to Wake Forest. How was that? Harry Giles: "It was good to go home. Going home is always incredible. They went all out for me. I expected it. It was really good. It was a good visit." You have visits set for Kansas, Duke and Kentucky, where do things stand with North Carolina? "I’m still trying to decide on that. It’s still up in the air right now." (Scout.com)

USA Basketball: Day One Standouts

It took a session for Jarrett Allen to get acclimated with the atmosphere and competition, but once he did it was impressive to watch. Allen, a 6-foot-10 post player, is a lengthy, mobile and athletic big man. Allen runs the floor with a purpose and often beats the opposition to the other end for easy buckets. He also has good touch and can make short hooks over either shoulder. (Scout.com)

Seventh Woods gets full course exposure at UNC

Hammond shooting guard Seventh Woods took the middle of his three official visits last weekend to North Carolina. Woods and his parents wanted to take one more close up look at the Tar Heels and coach Roy Williams, and they got that last week. "His parents and Seventh went to coach’s (Roy Williams) house for dinner,” McClam said. “He played pickup with players and former players now in the NBA." (Palmetto Sports)

Carolina basketball tries to win with 'old school' recruiting

The North Carolina basketball program’s long recruiting drought is over. With the recent commitment of four-star shooting guard Brandon Robinson on the heels of that by five-star center Tony Bradley, the Tar Heels have the foundations of a strong class for 2016. With Bradley and Robinson, UNC has a pair of players who can contribute right away and also grow into centerpieces. (Greensboro News & Record)

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

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