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Roy Williams watching two underclassmen Friday

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning will watch the same pair of 2018 prospects Friday night according to recruiting analyst Rick Lewis. Devon Dotson is a 6-1 point guard from Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day School. A 6-8, 209-pound forward from Concord (N.C.) Cannon High School, Jarius Hamilton is ranked No. 75 in the Top247. (247 Sports)

Five-star center Udoka Azubuike commits to Kansas

Highly regarded recruit Udoka Azubuike, a 6-foot-11, 275-pound high school senior, committed to Kansas on Thursday night. A five-star prospect, he picked the Jayhawks over North Carolina and Florida State during a televised announcement on ESPNU. "I just have that good feel I'm going to be productive at Kansas," Azubuike said on the ESPNU special. (Fayetteville Observer)

Udoka Azubuike ready to announce

Top 30 ranked big man Udoka Azubuike will announce his college decision Thursday evening at 6 p.m. ET on ESPNU according to analyst Reggie Rankin. Officially Florida State, Kansas and North Carolina are the contenders for Azubuike, but word has been circulating, however, that Florida State has moved on. There is a sense of confidence on both the Kansas and UNC side. (247 Sports)

Roy Williams watches elite big man Wendell Carter

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams watched Wendell Carter of Atlanta (Ga.) Pace Academy put up a double-double last night, according to multiple analysts at the game. A 6-10, 258-pound center, Carter is ranked No. 2 in the 2017 247Sports Composite. Duke is currently considered the frontrunner in his recruitment. (247 Sports)

Udoka Azubuike eliminates stress of decision with McDonald's jersey presentation

Potter’s House (Jacksonville, Fla.) center Udoka Azubuike arrived in the U.S. from Nigeria as a freshman and in four years he’s become one of the top high school basketball players in the country. “I’m just so happy to be in this position,” Azubuike said. “To have schools like North Carolina, Florida State and Kansas wanting me to play for them is a blessing. But I definitely feel stress sometimes because I have to pick one.” (USA Today)

Udoka Azubuike’s coach discusses his star big man’s growing game

At 6'10" and 275 pounds, Udoka Azubuike has been likened to NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. But how effective will this style—built on power, aggressiveness and a considerable size advantage—be at the next level? We expected to learn where Azubuike would play college basketball at the Hoophall Classic, but his announcement was postponed with no new timetable given for his decision. (Sports Illustrated)

Tony Bradley restores the 'Tar Heel order' in the McDonald's All American Game

Bartow (Bartow, Fla.) center Tony Bradley vividly remembers being dumbfounded when he noticed that there were no North Carolina recruits in last year’s McDonald’s All American Game. On Friday, Bradley officially restored the Tar Heels order when he received his game jersey during the McDonald’s All America Game Selection Tour. The game tips March 30 at the United Center in Chicago. (USA Today)

Udoka Azubuike Says UNC Coming at Him 'Very Seriously'

Udoka Azubuike still has no timetable on a decision but hopes to announce sooner rather than later. The 6-foot-11, 270-pound McDonald's All-American big man from Potters House Christian is still working with a list of North Carolina, Florida State and Kansas, with North Carolina working extremely hard. "They've been coming to me very seriously," Azubuike said of North Carolina on Friday. (Zag's Blog)

Udoka Azubuike Has No Timetable on Announcing

After initially planning to announce his college choice on Sunday at the Hoophall Classic, Udoka Azubuike now has no plans to announce anytime soon, his guardian told SNY.tv. North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and assistant Steve Robinson sat courtside at the event. The 6-foot-11 Azubuike out of Jacksonville (FL) Potter's Christian is a newly-minted McDonald's All-American. (Zag's Blog)

Video: Rechon Black's commitment

UNC got a commitment from 2018 in-state point guard Rechon "Leaky" Black on Friday night. Check out how he committed in the video. (Carolina Blue)

Q&A with UNC men's basketball recruit Brandon Robinson

Brandon Robinson became the second recruit from the Class of 2016 to commit to UNC when he chose the Tar Heels over Florida State, Louisville, Georgia Tech and Georgia on Sept. 28. Assistant Sports Editor Jeremy Vernon spoke with Robinson about his decision to commit to North Carolina, his playing style and his relationships with current UNC players and coaches. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Offers 2017 Center Mohamed Bamba

Roy Williams' trip to the Hoop Hall Classic over the weekend has yielded a scholarship offer for Mohamed Bamba. The 2017 center posted a triple double with the UNC head coach in attendance and then received the offer on Tuesday, his AAU coach confirmed. UNC has been recruiting and evaluating Bamba over the last year, including a visit to his Westtown (Pa.) School last month. (Scout.com)

Rawle Alkins Blog: Staying positive through tough season, recruiting and more

Rawle Alkins: "Unfortunately I didn’t make the McDonald’s All American Game, and, honestly, I don’t know why, but I don’t dwell on things like that. Congrats to the guys that made it, but just know when I play against any of them I’m coming! The recruitment is going great. Right now I’m still wide open. I have no favorites, but that should change when I start taking visits. I plan to have a top five before I decide." (USA Today)

2017 SG D.J. Harvey Expects UNC Offer Soon

2017 shooting guard D.J. Harvey recently "cut" his list to 16 schools, a fact which he admits he gets teased about. Among the schools on his list are Duke, Notre Dame, Maryland, Arizona, North Carolina, Louisville and N.C. State. Everyone on his list has offered except North Carolina but he said their interest is "heavy." "I expect an offer soon," he said. "I visited them when I was in North Carolina." (Zag's Blog)

Quiet meeting with Roy Williams leads to Rechon Black's celebration of a lifetime

For Rechon Black, it became about a relationship that was solidified just after the start of the new year, in a much different setting than the party he created Friday when he made his announcement. “That’s the night I knew,” Black said. “That’s when I just knew I wanted to be a Tar Heel.” It happened when Black and his parents, Chon and Carla, met in Tar Heels coach Roy Williams’ office. (Concord Independent Tribune)

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

Tuesday, February 02, 2016
At Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada watching 2017 4-star power forward P.J. Washington

Friday, January 29, 2016
Watching 2018 3-star small forward Jairus Hamilton play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NC.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Watching 2017 PF Wendell Carter play against Pace Academy in Atlanta, GA

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Visiting 2017 5-star small forward Kevin Knox at Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa, FL

Sunday, January 17, 2016
Watching 2016 4-star center Udoka Azubuike at the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, MA

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Rawle Alkins2016 SG
Jarrett Allen2016 PF
Mohamed Bamba2017 C
Wendell Carter2017 C
Jalek Felton2017 SG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jeremiah Tilmon2017 C
Tony Bradley2016 C
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 PG

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