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Video: Jairus Hamilton Sophomore Mix Tape

Sophomore highlights from 2018 small forward Jairus Hamilton (Cannon School, Concord NC). Hamilton recently received a scholarship offer from Roy Williams. View Video...

Tar Heels Offer N.C. Sophomore Jairus Hamilton

For the second month in a row, Roy Williams has offered a sophomore from Concord, N.C. Last month, it was Rechon “Leaky” Black. On Saturday it was Jairus Hamilton, sources confirm. Hamilton was already in Chapel Hill on Saturday for North Carolina's game against Boston College. At 6-7, 210 pounds, Hamilton already has the look and physique of a college player. (Inside Carolina)

Seventh Woods honored for 2,000th career point

On January 5th, UNC commit Seventh Woods scored his 2,000th point for Hammond School. To mark the impressive accomplishment the 6-2 combo guard from South Carolina received a special commemorative basketball. He went to twitter to post a picture of the keepsake. Woods committed to North Carolina on Nov. 11th, joining a 2016 class that includes center Tony Bradley and wing Brandon Robinson. (Carolina Blue)

Potter's House edges Bartow as Bradley, Azubuike face off

Potter’s House Christian Academy of Jacksonville, featuring 6-foot-11 Udoka Azubuike, edged Bartow and Tony Bradley, 57-52, on Friday. The 6-foot-10 Bradley, who will play collegiately at North Carolina, scored a game-high 18 points. Azubuike, who announced Thursday that he will attend Kansas next season, put up 10 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks to lift the Lions to the victory. (The Ledger)

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)

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

7/20/2016 - 7/22/2016
Watching 2017 PG Collin Sexton, 2017 C Nate Watson, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 PF Brandon Huffman, 2017 PG Tremont Waters, 2017 SF Jermaine Samuels, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SG Romeo Langford, 2018 SG Zion Williamson, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 CG Coby White, 2019 SF Wendell Moore, 2019 PF Matthew Hurt in Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Watching 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2019 PF Christian Brown, and 2019 PG Ashton Hagans at the Champions Classic in Marietta, GA

7/14/2016 - 7/15/2016
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2017 C Nate Watson, and 2017 PG Trevon Duval at the Under Armour Association Finals in Cartersville, GA

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Watching 2017 center Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, and 2017 PG Matt Coleman at Team USA U18 practice in Houston, TX

Saturday, July 09, 2016
Watching 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2018 SG Romeo Langford at the adidas Gauntlet Series in Spartanburg, SC

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Mohamed Bamba2017 C
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 CG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
P.J. Washington2017 PF
Zion Williamson2018 SG
Brandon Randolph2017 SG
Nick Weatherspoon2017 PG
Rechon Black2018 PG
Devon Dotson2018 PG

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