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Zion Williamson takes top spot in 2018 Top247

One prospect in particular in the 2018 class stood out over the course of the summer - Zion Williamson. The 6-7 combo forward from Spartanburg (S.C.) Day School was the top performer at the NBA Top100 Camp while also being the top prospect in the adidas Gauntlet series. Then he finished off the summer with a dominating performance at adidas Nations. (Carolina Blue)

UNC basketball recruiting is officially trending up

UNC’s mojo on the recruiting trail is returning, and as that great Durham Bull Nuke Laloosh might say, they are to about announce their presence with authority. The 2017 class has received verbal commitments from PG Jalek Felton and SG Andrew Platek. The 2018 class has received verbal commitments from two additional combo guards in Coby White and Rechon Black. (Tar Heel Blog)

5-Star PF P.J. Washington Includes UNC in Top 8

Class of 2017 power forward P.J. Washington has released his top eight schools. The 6-8, 225-pound prospect from Dallas listed UCLA, Arizona, N.C. State, Kansas, Texas, Kentucky, UNLV, and North Carolina in his final group. Washington is a big-bodied, athletic, and versatile power forward who can score in a variety of ways. He is ranked as the No. 16 overall prospect. (Carolina Blue)

UNC offers 2017 PF Isaiah Stokes

Knowing the need for landing up to three big men in the 2017 class, the Tar Heels have added another name to their offered list. Class of 2017 power forward Isaiah Stokes has received an offer from Roy Williams and UNC. Stokes is a 6-8, 285-pound power forward from Memphis. He is transferring to IMG Academy in Florida. Stokes is also a standout offensive tackle (with numerous SEC offers). (Carolina Blue)

Collin Sexton is Rivals.com Player of the Summer

The rise of Collin Sexton from regionally-recruited combo guard to five-star sensation has been well-documented. After a dominant summer, the 6-foot-1 scoring machine from Mableton, Ga. has been named Rivals.com's player of the summer. Sexton recently cut his list to a final 10 of Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Kansas, North Carolina, N.C. State, Oklahoma State and Villanova. (Rivals.com)

Coby White brings a lot to the table for North Carolina

Coby White’s commitment to UNC has tangible ramifications for the program. White is a 6-foot-3 talent who plays for Greenfield High School in North Carolina. As far as how he is considered as a prospect, he’s a five-star guy who is ranked by ESPN as the 21st best overall prospect the 2018 class. Also according to ESPN, he is currently slotted as the fifth best point guard. (Today's U)

P.J. Washington Planning to Cut List

While P.J. Washington is looking forward to some rest in his own bed and a few home cooked meals, he's also looking forward to the next step in his recruitment. His list has stood at a 13 of UNC, Arizona, California, Kentucky, Michigan State, UCLA, Florida, Texas, Memphis, Michigan, Texas A&M, UNLV, and Wake Forest but Washington plans to shave it very soon. (Rivals.com)

Five-star SF Kris Wilkes trims list

Indianapolis (Ind.) North Central five-star small forward Kris Wilkes took to Twitter on Sunday to release an updated list of the top 11 schools he's considering attending. The 11 programs still in the running for the 6-foot-7, 195-pounder are as follows (in no particular order): North Carolina, Arizona, Butler, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, UCLA, Washington and Xavier. (247 Sports)

Details on Coby White's recruitment: "Carolina is a dream school"

It was a swift commitment from offer to pledge, but behind the scenes the recruitment of 2018 combo guard Coby White started in the spring and ramped up after some impressive AAU performances. CarolinaBlue spoke with Greenfield School head basketball coach Rob Salter to get the down low on UNC's recruitment of White and the young prospect's ultimate thought process. (Carolina Blue)

Why UNC? Andrew Platek explains

Before 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek pulled the trigger and committed to North Carolina, he broke down what he was looking for in a school, a basketball program, and his college experience. It was all about a combination of academics and basketball; a big reason why the Tar Heels and Stanford were two of the main schools the three-star prospect was considering. (Carolina Blue)

Video: P.J. Washington Ultimate EYBL Mixtape

Highlights of 2017 5-star power forward P,J, Washington (UNC offer), who led Team Penny to the EYBL Final 4 while averaging 17.4 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. He also won a Gold Medal with Team USA U18 this summer. View Video...

UNC commit Coby White as a person

North Carolina landed a big time in-state commitment on Thursday night when 6-4 combo guard Coby White called UNC head coach Roy Williams and committed to the Tar Heels. White becomes UNC's second commit for the 2018 class. On Friday, CarolinaBlue caught up Rob Salter, White's coach at Greenfield School in Wilson, N.C., to talk about what the Tar Heels are getting from White as a person. (Carolina Blue)

Why Coby White's commitment to UNC is a big deal

The ongoing NCAA case that's lingered over North Carolina has affected the Tar Heels' recruiting. And that's why 2018 standout Coby White's commitment to UNC this week is a big deal -- because it suggests the UNC staff is successfully convincing recruits that those possible sanctions other programs have suggested are coming aren't actually coming. (scroll halfway down article) (CBS Sports)

Steph Curry shouts out UNC commit Jalek Felton

It's quite the honor when the two-time NBA MVP shouts you out. That is what Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry did when he posted a picture of himself and 2017 UNC commit Jalek Felton to his personal instagram account. Curry also gave a nod to the Tar Heels. "Ready to see my guy @thej5show shine on the next stage! Go time #UNC." (Carolina Blue)

What will Coby White bring to UNC?

It wasn't a surprise to see the athletic and talented Coby White commit to UNC. The 2018 combo guard from Wilson is an in-state product and historically the Tar Heels have been successful locking down North Carolina talent. The swiftness of the commitment did catch some off guard. White was offered a scholarship on Monday, he committed to Roy Williams on Thursday night. (Carolina Blue)

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

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic Center

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic Center

Friday, February 10, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in his game at New Albany High School in New Albany, IN

Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Watching 2018 4 star small forward Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer) play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NC

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Watching class of 2020 PF Isaiah Todd (John Marshall HS) at his game in Richmond, VA

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF

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