Recruiting Roundup: Weekend Visits and TidbitsNassir Little, the 6-foot-7 power forward from Orlando Christian (FL) Prep, will take his first official visit to Georgia Tech this weekend. Little will also take officials to North Carolina (Sept. 8), Miami (Sept. 15), Arizona (Oct. 26), and Duke (Nov. 10). Jaylen Hoard, the 6-foot-8 small forward from Wesleyan Christian (NC) High School, took an unofficial visit to Wake Forest Thursday. (Zag's Blog)
Video: Nassir Little Junior Year HighlightsJunior season and summer highlights of 2018 5-star small forward Nassir Little of Orlando (FL) Christian Prep. Little holds an offer from Roy Williams and is also considering Arizona, Miami, Georgia Tech, and Duke. He is one of 7 players currently with an offer in UNC's 2018 basketball recruiting class.
4-Star forward Alonzo Gaffney: “North Carolina has always been my dream school"Now a household name in the class of 2019, Cleveland (Ohio.) small forward Alonzo Gaffney has offers from Kansas, Georgetown, Ohio State, West Virginia, Florida, Louisville, Iowa, Cincinnati, Penn State, and others. Michigan State and North Carolina are also showing interest. “North Carolina has always been my dream school,” he said. “That’s a school I feel like could offer soon and that would be great." (247 Sports)
Darius Days drawing national attentionDarius Days is starting to see his dreams materialize in front of him. So Days was back at The Rock Gym in Gainesville on a sweaty August afternoon, working on the nuances of the game that will make him better. Days’ coach at The Rock, Justin Harden, suggested he take the week off. But Days had other ideas. “He tells me to take a week off because I go hard,” Days said. (Gainesville Sun)
Nassir Little Lists UNC Among 5 Official VisitsA couple weeks ago, 2018 5-star wing Nassir Little trimmed his list of schools to five. UNC, Arizona, Duke, Georgia Tech, and Miami remain in the mix, and he’s now set official visits to each school. UNC (Sept. 8): “It’s one of those schools I always watched growing up. My dad’s a Carolina fan. They just won the national championship. They have always been a school I like to watch.” (Rivals.com)
Will UNC basketball have too many point guards in 2019?With Jeremiah Francis aboard, Roy Williams can begin projecting his roster all the way out to the 2019-2020 season. UNC will look to Jalek Felton and incoming freshmen Coby White and Rechon Black at point guard in 2018-19 after Joel Berry graduates. Felton, White, and Black are all combo guards, capable of playing either point or shooting guard. (ACC Sports Journal)
Nate Laszewski Recruitment RundownArizona coach Sean Miller recruited former big man Kaleb Tarczewski from the same travel program as Nate Laszewski’s. Indiana offers Laszewski the chance to play near home. Lastly, UNC will enroll his former teammate at Northfield Mount Hermon, Andrew Platek, this fall and the idea of suiting up for the defending national champions may weigh heavily. Wisconsin has family ties with Laszewski as well. (Rivals.com)
2020 Wing Jalen Johnson Planning UNC VisitJalen Johnson (Sun Prairie, Wis.) has transformed into a legitimate a top 15 recruit in the 2020 class, and the 6-foot-7, do-it-all point forward is now attracting many of the nation’s premiere programs. Up next for Johnson is a visit to UNC in September. "I like how Coach Williams has had plenty of people who could have went 1-and-done, but it's a family down there," he said. "That helps them win a lot." (NY2LA Sports)
Darius Days Finalizes UNC Official VisitDarius Days will be heading to Chapel Hill for an official visit. A 6-8 forward from Gainesville (Fla.) The Rock School, Days confirmed to Inside Carolina on Sunday that he'll be at UNC beginning Oct. 6. On Sept. 15, he'll be in Louisville, followed by a trip to Ohio State on Sept. 22. The week after his UNC visit, Oct. 13, he's scheduled to be Baton Rogue, La. to visit LSU. (Inside Carolina)
Video: Darius Days Summer HighlightsSummer highlights of 2018 4-star power forward Darius Days of Gainsville, Florida/The Rock School, courtesy of Courtside Films. Days holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina and is also considering offers from LSU, Florida, Louisville, Indiana, and Kansas, among others.
Video: Romeo Langford Summer HighlightsGame highlights of five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford from the adidas Summer Championships in Las Vegas. Langford is one the top players in the 2018 class and holds offers from top programs like North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, UCLA and more.
Top-rated Ohio recruit Jeremiah Francis explains decision to commit to UNCJeremiah Francis told Eleven Warriors that his decision to commit to the Tar Heels over the Buckeyes came down to the level of competition and the head coach. "Coach (Roy) Williams, 800-plus wins, multiple Final Fours and a lot of lottery picks and I want to be one of them. To play in the ACC, one of the best conferences in the country. And again, Coach Williams. I couldn't say 'no' to that." (Eleven Warriors)
Video: Nassir Little Summer HighlightsOne of the most sought out players of the summer, Nassir Little has become a priority for a handful of top programs. After watching him at a few events this summer, it's easy to see why so many different schools want the talented wing but he's down to a top five of Arizona, Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami and North Carolina. (Rivals.com)
Video: Armando Bacot Summer HighlightsSummer highlights of 2019 4-star power forward Armando Bacot of Richmond, Virginia (Trinity Episcopal School). Bacot holds an offer from North Carolina to go with other ACC offers from Duke, Florida State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, NC State, and Wake Forest.
Five things to know about Jeremiah FrancisOn August 11, a recruit from the class of 2019 verbally committed to UNC. Jeremiah Francis is a point guard ranked 60th in his class by ESPN, and 61st by 247sports (7th PG). He’s a high school junior for the 2017-18 school year, and will come to UNC in the fall of 2019. What should you know about this player, who is over two years away from suiting up for the Tar Heels? (Tar Heel Blog)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailThursday, January 18, 2018|
On an in home visit with 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson (UNC offer) in Spartanburg, SCSunday, January 07, 2018
Watching 2019 5 star small forward Precious Achiuwa at St. Benedict's game in Union, NJSaturday, December 30, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White and 2019 5 star PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer) at the John Wall Invitational in Raleigh, NCThursday, December 28, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC PG signee Rechon Black and 2019 SF recruit Wendell Moore (UNC offer) at the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, SCTuesday, December 19, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC SF signee Nassir Little, 2019 PF Vernon Carey, and 2018 PF James Wiseman at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, FL
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