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How high-scoring junior Coby White made decision to choose Tar Heels

Last June, Coby White accepted an offer from North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams to visit Chapel Hill and the university. White, a 6-foot-5 point guard at Greenfield School in Wilson, said he and Williams hit it off during the visit. “We really just talked about an hour or two,” said White, 17. “He talked about how he was going to recruit me and I fell in love with it." (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Zion Williamson Scores 51 in State Championship Game

Check out Zion Williamson's 51 point highlights against Myrtle Beach Christian in Saturday's SCISA 2A State Championship. Spartanburg Day defeated Myrtle Beach Christian 76-51. View Video...

Zion Williamson scores 51 as Spartanburg Day earns state title repeat

A rare miss on a wide-open dunk was the only thing that went wrong for Zion Williamson on Saturday. Spartanburg Day's dynamic junior guard/forward could only smile after the miss, but he more than made up for it with a 51-point performance to lead the Griffins to a 76-51 win against Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach in the SCISA 2A state championship. (GoUpstate.com)

Roy Williams Watches Zion Williamson Again Thursday

Zion Williamson is bucket-list good. You have to see him once. Here’s Thursday’s highlight reel. Oh, before you watch, now this: UNC coach Roy Williams, who saw Williamson play earlier this week, was back again Thursday. Spartanburg Day beat Trinity Byrnes 72-67 in the semifinals. Williamson had 37 points, 14 rebounds, five steals and four blocks. (Charlotte Observer)

Top high school basketball recruits to play in NCISAA semifinals in Charlotte area Friday

The N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association state basketball semifinals and finals are in the Charlotte area this weekend. At Charlotte Country Day, Cannon School will face Greensboro Day at 4 p.m. Cannon’s Jairus Hamilton, a 6-foot-8 junior, holds a UNC scholarship offer. At Covenant Day at 8:30, UNC point guard commit Coby White will lead Wilson’s Greenfield School against Fayetteville’s Trinity Christian. (Charlotte Observer)

Armando Bacot is a star, all of a sudden

Armando Bacot is 16 years old, but capable of talking politics, sports or old movies. He knows a bit about everything. He’s 6-foot-9, a sophomore and already one of the Richmond area’s premier players, and he’s gotten scholarship offers from Virginia, Florida State and Miami. North Carolina and Duke have shown interest in him, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Video: Is 6’10 Isaiah Todd the Best Freshman in the Country?

This video features raw game highlights of John Marshall vs James Monroe from Richmond, VA. John Marshall features potential #1 freshman in the country, 6’10” Isaiah Todd, who is being recruited by UNC. Roy Williams recently watched Todd at his game on January 25. View Video...

Kevin Knox sets commitment window

The recruitment of the No. 8 prospect in the 247Sports Composite ranking now has a timetable. Five-star small forward Kevin Knox will announce a decision between April 1 and April 15, Andrew Slater of 247Sports reports. That window comes after the 2017 McDonald's All-American game on March 29 in Chicago. Knox is ranked as the No. 2 small forward in the country. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Roy Williams watches Zion Williamson

The nation's most exciting player, Zion Williamson, knew famed University of North Carolina coach Roy Williams was in attendance. So he put on a show. Williamson dropped 38 points, eight rebounds and some emphatic dunks Tuesday to spur Spartanburg Day (S.C.) to a 77-40 victory over Pee Dee Academy (Mullins, S.C.) in the second round of the SCISA state playoffs. (Max Preps)

Kevin Knox enters final phase of his recruitment

The official visits are finished for Kevin Knox, but the high school basketball star still has a little ways to go in his recruitment. Knox — a 6-foot-9 small forward from Tampa. — wrapped up his fourth and final official visit this past weekend, a trip to North Carolina. Last month, he took visits to Kentucky and Florida State. In the fall, Knox took his first official visit to Duke. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Kevin Knox recaps UNC official visit

2017 five-star small forward Kevin Knox was at UNC over the weekend for his official visit. Knox is no stranger to Chapel Hill, having visited the school on an unofficial basis multiple times. The 6-8 forward has made trips to Duke, Florida State, and Kentucky. Those three schools along with North Carolina make up his final group. "It was a great official visit," Knox told 247Sports on Monday. (Carolina Blue)

ESPN’s Jay Williams: Will Tar Heels ever sign ‘one-and-done’ basketball talent again?

Jay Williams is now an ESPN basketball analyst, but he was once the national player of the year at Duke and strongly considered attending North Carolina. When asked about UNC's recent drought of top-10 national recruiting talent in a group interview I was part of at the Smith Center on Friday, Williams had some interesting comments about the loss of what he called UNC's “mystique.” (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Sterling Manley hungers for a state title

Pickerington High School Central Senior and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill signee Sterling Manley is regarded as one of the top OHSAA Boys Basketball D-I players in the state of Ohio. Manley has overcome two serious leg injuries, but is now healthy, and hungers for a state championship. Dennis Biviano has his story. (Facebook)

Video: Zion Williamson: Episode 1 "On The Rise"

At only 16 years old, Zion Williamson's name is one of the biggest in basketball right now. Currently in his junior year of high school, he finishes off the season with a bang in his last two home games of the regular season. View Video...

Zion Williamson: ‘Wide open’ on recruiting, including...Wofford?

Zion Williamson, a 16-year-old high school junior who is one of the top basketball recruits in the Class of 2018, said his recruitment remains “wide open.” Lee Sartor, Williamson's high school coach at Spartanburg Day, said UNC coach Roy Williams has committed to seeing Williamson play seven times this academic year (the NCAA maximum) and has already used four of those. (Charlotte Observer)

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

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford (UNC offer) at the FIBA World Cup U-19 practices in Colorado Springs, CO

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Watching 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 PF Armando Bacot, 2018 SF Nassir Little, 2019 PG Ashton Hagans, and 2019 SF Christian Brown at the Adidas Uprising in Atlanta, GA

4/28/2017 - 4/29/2017
Watching 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2018 PF Nazreon Reid, 2018 C Moses Brown, 2018 PF Ian Steere, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 UNC CG commit Coby White, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard, and 2020 SG Jonathan Jackson (Justin's brother) in Fishers, IN

4/22/2017 - 4/23/2017
Watching 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2020 PF Isaiah Todd, 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2018 SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer), and Armando Bacot in Dallas, TX

Friday, April 21, 2017
Watching 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2019 C D.J. Burns, 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, and 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard in Hampton, VA

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Garrison Brooks2017 PF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF

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