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Complete coverage of North Carolina Basketball Recruiting.

Josh Nickelberry’s time is now

Josh Nickelberry is not interested in waiting his turn. Yes, it’s his first year at the 17s level on the adidas Gauntlet and, sure, he’s well aware that he’s an underclassmen with “plenty of time,” but he’s not OK with just showing flashes of stardom. He’s well on his way with everyone from national champion North Carolina to Connecticut to Florida, among many others all in hot pursuit. (USA Today)

2020 forward Isaiah Todd isn't concerned with his 'next big thing' buzz, only on getting better

Isaiah Todd is the prototypical new-age big; 6-foot-10, handles the ball like a guard, gets up and down the floor like a gazelle and knocks down the perimeter shot respectably. Coaches from UNC, Kentucky, Duke, Kansas and Villanova all watched Todd score 21 points, grab 13 rebounds and block six shots to lead Team Loaded-VA 16s past Texas Pro in overtime 61-58 at the adidas Gauntlet. (USA Today)

Video: Zion Williamson discusses recruiting

Five-star forward Zion Williamson is sitting out of the second April evaluation period, but he showed up at the LakePoint Sporting Community to support his team -- SC Supreme. Following a Saturday game, Williamson talked to Scout about his game, as well as his recent in-home visits. View Video...

Five-star Naz Reid discusses his motivation and recruiting

Five-star Naz Reid is one of the highest upside players in the class of 2018. On Friday he was dominant and talked about his motivation to play hard. Roy Williams was court side to watch Reid on Friday, and Reid feels his style of play appeals to the Tar Heels. "With me being able to rebound and run the floor, I think that is what interests them," said Reid of UNC. (Scout.com)

Zion Williamson is staying put for his senior year

It’s not uncommon for elite players to follow their breakout season with news of a transfer for their senior finale. But that won’t be the case for Spartanburg Day School’s Zion Williamson, a 6-foot-8 forward who took the country by storm as a junior racking up millions of views on his highlight clips showcasing unfathomable dunks. “I’m staying,” said Williamson. (USA Today)

Romeo Langford scores 20 in front of big name coaches

Five-star guard Romeo Langford drew a crowd Friday on the opening day of the adidas Gauntlet Atlanta stop. Archie Miller, Rick Pitino and Mike Kryzewski were among the coaches watching Scout's No. 3 player against Ramey Jets United. To go with Indiana, Louisville and Duke, Langford was also watched by assistant coaches from Kentucky, North Carolina, and Kansas. (Scout.com)

UNC signees Jalek Felton, Jaelynn Murray named South Carolina Mr. and Ms. Basketball

Mr. Basketball in South Carolina is Gray Collegiate Academy’s Jalek Felton. Felton, who signed with UNC, played in the Jordan Brand All-American game and is the nephew of former Tar Heels point guard Raymond Felton. Ms. Basketball in South Carolina is Dreher High’s Jaelynn Murray, who signed with UNC and was also chosen state player of the year. (Charlotte Observer)

Roy Williams watches Joey Baker Friday at Under Armour Indy

Joey Baker has become a serious candidate for five-star status and has seen his recruitment pick up. He discussed the recent attention and how the locals -- UNC coach Roy Williams watched on Friday and new N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts is close to offering -- are handling his recruitment. "I've heard from Kansas, Louisville, Florida, and Texas the most lately and a little bit of UCLA," said Baker. (Rivals.com)

2019 PG Ashton Hagans: "UNC is starting to recruit me"

Ashton Hagans started the night off slowly. Down the stretch though, he was terrific for Game Elite in their win over YIIS Texas Future. He had several tough finishes in the paint and did a great job distributing the ball to teammates. His size and quickness can be overwhelming for opposing point guards. Quote: “UNC is starting to recruit me. They said they are going to be watching me more this weekend.” (Rivals.com)

Roy Williams watches Nazreon Reid in Indianapolis

One of the most talented players in the class of 2018, Nazreon Reid went for 16 points and 10 rebounds during his Sports U team's Friday night win over Team Thad. Recently, the loss of his friend has been weighing heavily on Reid and he's using it to motivate himself and be the best that he can be. North Carolina hasn't offered, but Roy Williams was on hand to watch and so was Kentucky's John Calipari. (Rivals.com)

Will the NBA decisions of Pinson, Bradley impact the recruitment of Kevin Knox?

UNC has made Kevin Knox its top 2017 target for two years. With Justin Jackson leaving, UNC is using a similar pitch — Knox can come in and provide an immediate impact along the perimeter. The situations with Theo Pinson and Tony Bradley do not have a great deal of bearing on Knox’s final choice. UNC has the scholarship room for Knox whether those players come back or not. (ACC Sports Journal)

Wendell Moore's versatility, ability demand interest beyond his years

Wendell Moore has been a high-major recruit for two years. Sporting a college-ready body but an age that would be appropriate to enter the sophomore class, Moore’s best basketball is still some time away. However, that has not been a deterrent to the programs which have prioritized the 6-foot-5 small forward. “It has mostly been North Carolina and Wake Forest,” he said. (Rivals.com)

Jalek Felton, Coby White Named to USA Today All-State Basketball Teams

North Carolina basketball commits Jalek Felton and Coby White were named to the South Carolina and North Carolina USA Today All-State Basketball Teams, respectively. In South Carolina, Spartanburg Day’s Zion Williamson was player of the year. Other basketball recruits holding UNC offers and making the North Carolina team include Jairus Hamilton and Wendell Moore. (Charlotte Observer)

Coby White, Jairus Hamilton, Wendell Moore Named to All-North Carolina Team

Five players were honored as first-team selections on the American Family Insurance ALL-USA North Carolina Boys Basketball Team on Wednesday: Jay M. Robinson senior Lavar Batts Jr., Cannon School junior Jairus Hamilton and Cox Mill sophomore Wendell Moore Jr. The other first-teamers are Sage Surratt of Lincolnton and Coby White of Greenfield School in Wilson. (Cabarrus Independent Tribune)

Kevin Knox is still considering Mizzou, says father

Five-star basketball recruit Kevin Knox II added Missouri to his list of schools earlier this spring. PowerMizzou.com reported Monday that Knox has eliminated MU from consideration with Duke and North Carolina being the popular options. Knox is also considering Florida State and Kentucky. On Tuesday, Kevin Knox Sr. said he hasn’t eliminated any of his five schools. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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

Monday, September 25, 2017
Watching 2019 4 star power forward Armando Bacot at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Visiting 2018 5 star small forward Nassir Little in Orlando, FL

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
On an in home visit with 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in New Albany, IN

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Visiting 2020 4 star small forward Jalen Johnson in Sun Prairie, WI

Monday, September 18, 2017
Visiting 2019 UNC commit Jeremiah Francis in Pickerington, OH

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Nassir Little2018 SF
Simi Shittu2018 PF
Coby White2018 CG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Ashton Hagans2019 PG
Matthew Hurt2019 SF
James Wiseman2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG

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