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Roy Williams, Danny Manning, Leonard Hamilton watch Vernon Carey, Cole Anthony, Moses Brown

Cole Anthony, Moses Brown and Vernon Carey played in front of a trio of Division I college coaches, as North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton and Wake Forest’s Danny Manning sat courtside at the City of Palms Classic. Carey is being recruited by Duke, North Carolina, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky and Miami among others. (Zag's Blog)

City of Palms: Nassir Little is as good as advertised

Nobody could blame UNC coach Roy Williams for cracking a smile as he watched signee Nassir Little on Tuesday. Early second half foul trouble derailed what could have been a truly special performance, but the 6-foot-7 forward had nothing left to prove when it came to backing up his No. 5 national ranking in the class of 2018. Little is one of the top athletes in the class. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC Among Favorites for Matthew Hurt, In Mix for Alonzo Gaffney

Kentucky joined the party this week by offering 2019 five-star Matthew Hurt. Duke is practically the lone remaining program yet to offer the Minnesota junior forward. Who has the best shot with Hurt? Kansas and North Carolina should be seen as the favorites, but this could change. UNC, though they have not offered Alonzo Gaffney, a five-star 2019 small forward, they remain in the mix. (Rivals.com)

Roy Williams Recruiting in Florida on Tuesday

UNC coach Roy Williams is in Florida to watch three top basketball recruits on Tuesday. The Hall of Fame coach will watch 2018 UNC small forward signee Nassir Little, 2019 power forward Vernon Carey, and 2018 power forward James Wiseman at the City of Palms Classic. Williams will watch Little at 1:45 p.m. and Carey and Wiseman on Tuesday evening. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Nassir Little Highlights at The City of Palms Classic With Roy Williams Courtside

2018 North Carolina 5-star small forward signee Nassir Little highlights from the 2017 City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Florida with Tar Heels coach Roy Williams among those in attendance on Tuesday. Video Courtesy of Courtside Films. Read More...

Roy Williams watches five-star PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

The recruitment of five-star power forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has turned into a big-time affair. Over the past couple of weeks, the product of Roeland Park (Kan.) has seen things turn up as a steady stream of coaches has made their way in to see him play. Head coaches from Creighton, Kansas, Kansas State, North Carolina (12/14) and Wake Forest have been in. (Rivals.com)

Alonzo Gaffney drawing national attention

Garfield Heights forward Alonzo Gaffney can continue his basketball career at virtually any college he desires. The 6-foot-9 junior is the top-ranked Ohioan in his class, with multiple scouting services listing him as a five-star recruit. "He's got a lot of talent, a lot of ability," Garfield Heights coach Sonny Johnson said. "He has a chance to be a special, special player." (WKYC)

Analyzing the likely one-and-done 2018 recruits

Zion Williamson is easily one of the most difficult evaluations in recent scouting history. At 6-foot-6 and 270 pounds, Williamson has the size and weight of the average NFL defensive end, which isn’t exactly what you’re looking for out of an NBA small forward, even if he has a 6-foot-11 wingspan. That said, Williamson is as elite as it gets athletically and carries the weight well. (247 Sports)

Updated 247 Class of 2018 College Basketball Recruit Rankings

There’s a new No. 1 in the 247Sports 2018 player rankings, but it wasn’t an easy choice. R.J. Barrett was set to move into that spot. Then the 247Sports staff laid eyes on Cameron Reddish at the National Hoops Festival this past weekend and the 6-foot-8 wing recruit made his case, scoring 87 points in two games and improving in various areas. Zion Williamson ranks third. (247 Sports)

UNC Recruit Matthew Hurt Scores 48 Points in Front of Roy Williams

On Tuesday night, class of 2019 forward Matthew Hurt scored 48 points in three quarters in front of North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and UNC assistant coach Hubert Davis. Hurt, a 6-9, 199-pound prospect, is a long time recruiting target of the Tar Heels. UNC offered Hurt on July 26, 2016. A versatile, long forward, Hurt can score from anywhere on the court. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams to visit Matthew Hurt Tuesday

Matthew Hurt, the 6-foot-9 forward from Rochester (MN), is set to receive visits from Kentucky coach John Calipari and assistant Joel Justus, North Carolina coach Roy Williams and assistant Hubert Davis, along with UCLA assistant David Grace on Tuesday. Duke may possibly visit on Tuesday as well. Hurt took unofficial visits to Duke (Oct. 20) and UNC (Oct. 21) earlier this year. (Zag's Blog)

The Latest in Zion Williamson's Recruitment

Clemson might have gained the most traction with Zion Williamson of late, a program that is at least in the share of the lead for the South Carolina prospect. While Clemson continues to make a push, it would be difficult to discount UNC, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and South Carolina. Everyone but the latter USC program hosted Williamson for an official visit this fall. (Rivals.com)

Video: Matthew Hurt has monster game with 46 points, 17 rebounds

2019 5-star small forward Matthew Hurt (John Marshall HS/Rochester, MN) scores 46 points and pulls down 17 rebounds against Lakeville South at The Breakdown Tip Off Classic over the weekend in Minnetonka, MN. Hurt holds a scholarship offer from UNC and is also considering Duke, Minnesota, Kansas, Indiana, and Kentucky. Read More...

Tar Heels could be eyeing different basketball target; 4-star ILB Donte Starks names top 10

Roy Williams seems content to sit at three players unless he’s able to pull in the talented 5-star South Carolina small forward. But according to Rivals’ Clint Jackson, there could be another name on Williams’ radar. North Carolina is one of several teams that has reached out to 4-star power forward E.J. Montgomery since he de-committed from Auburn in September. (DieHards.com)

UNC recruit Coby White heads updated Big Shots class of 2018 basketball rankings

UNC signee Coby White, a McDonald’s All-American candidate, heads the Big Shots high school basketball rankings for the N.C. Class of 2018. The class is one of the strongest in state history. White, a 6-foot-5 combo guard, is averaging 31 points per game for Greenfield School in Wilson. Greenfield (7-4) plays unbeaten Statesville Christian at home Saturday at 2 p.m. (Charlotte Observer)

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

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Hosting 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot (UNC offer) on an unofficial visit to UNC

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the Adidas Gauntlet event in Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Watching 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, and 2019 SF Precious Achiuwa at the Adidas Gauntlet and Under Armour events in Dallas, TX

4/20/2018 - 4/21/2018
Watching 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 PF Francis Okoro, 2019 PG Cole Anthony, 2019 PF Isaiah Stewart, 2019 HF Max Lorca-Lloyd, 2019 PF E.J. Liddell, 2019 SF Isaac Okoro, 2020 C Hunter Dickinson, 2020 SF Scottie Barnes, and 2020 PG Jeremy Roach at the Nike EYBL in Irving, TX

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) in Fort Lauderdale, FL

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Nassir Little2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Armando Bacot2019 C
Will Baker2019 C
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jeremiah Francis2019 PG
Josh Nickelberry2019 SG

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