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Rawle Alkins Visits North Carolina

Rawle Alkins is making the most of his new location now that he’s transferred to Word of God Academy in Raleigh (N.C.). On Sunday, the 6-foot-5 Alkins took an unofficial visit to North Carolina. He visited St. John’s before leaving for Word of God, and has also had assistant coaches from N.C. State and West Virginia watch him at his new school. He has said he plans to pick a college in the spring. (Zag's Blog)

Javin DeLaurier looking to commit in November

One of the hottest names in the class of 2016 right now is St. Anne’s-Belfield School (VA) power forward Javin DeLaurier. He just finished a great individual AAU season and has cut his list down to six highly regarded programs: Notre Dame, Duke, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina and Stanford. DeLaurier believes there is a lot to like about all six of the schools on his list. (Made Hoops)

Brandon Robinson Schedules UNC Official Visit

Four-star shooting guard Brandon Robinson confirmed to CarolinaBlue that he has scheduled a UNC official visit for the weekend of Sept. 19th. The visit was scheduled during a Thursday in-home visit with UNC coach Roy Williams and assistant Hubert Davis. The visit went well, Robinson told CarolinaBlue. He said the main topics discussed were playing time, the UNC roster, and the Tar Heels' schedule. (Carolina Blue)

Dennis Smith Jr. commits to N.C. State

Dennis Smith Jr., the No. 4 player in the ESPN 100 and No. 1 point guard in the 2016 class, has told ESPN he will attend NC State. Smith chose the Wolfpack over Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisville, Duke and Wake Forest. The 6-2, 190-pound Smith is currently recovering from a torn left ACL suffered while driving to the basket in the semifinals of the Adidas Nations event on Aug. 2. (ESPN.com)

Roy Williams To Take Overseas Recruiting Trip

For the first time in his UNC tenure, Roy Williams's recruiting travel itinerary this fall will include Europe. The Tar Heel head coach is scheduled to meet with Lauri Markkanen at the Helsinki Basketball Academy in Finland on Sept. 28, according to HBA coach Hanno Möttölä. Markkanen, a 6-10 forward, is considered one of the top international prospects in his age group, according to multiple scouts. (Inside Carolina)

2016 SG Rawle Alkins transferring to Word of God prep school

Highly ranked recruit Rawle Alkins announced that he's leaving New York to attend Raleigh's Word of God Christian Academy. According to the New York Daily News, Alkins decided to leave Christ the King High School in Middle Village, New York, because he played some varsity games as an eighth-grade student in Florida and faced the possibility of being ineligible as a senior, based on Catholic High Schools Athletic Association rules. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC commit Tony Bradley: A Scout's Take

"Tony Bradley is one of those prospects who continued to improve throughout the summer," Jerry Meyer explained. "It appeared as if he became more comfortable with being the player that he is. What he isn’t is a high flying athlete with sex appeal as a prospect. Instead, he is a blue collar, hard working, physical player with great hands and a smooth touch around the basket." (Carolina Blue)

Javin DeLaurier cuts list, alters visits

2016 standout Javin DeLaurier is down to six schools, he tells Scout. The Charlottesville (Va.) St. Anne's-Belfield product said he's down to Arizona, Duke, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Stanford and Texas. This past weekend, DeLaurier, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward, took his first scheduled official visit to Notre Dame. DeLaurier said he's tentatively scheduled an in-home visit with North Carolina for the 23rd of September. (Scout.com)

N.C. State plans helicopter visits for Dennis Smith Jr., Bam Adebayo

A live recruiting period for NCAA basketball coaches opens Wednesday, and N.C. State has big plans for its top Class of 2016 targets. The Wolfpack has made arrangements for a coach-carrying helicopter to land at point guard Dennis Smith Jr.'s school, Trinity Christian in Fayetteville. There are similar plans to visit power forward Edrice "Bam" Adebayo in High Point. (Fayetteville Observer)

2016 PF Lauri Markkanen considered one of Europe's best prospects

As a starter for the 1998 Runnin' Utes, a former Atlanta Hawks rotation player and a longtime European Pro, Hanno Möttölä has earned some credibility when it comes to grading basketball talent. So take his word for it when he talks about Lauri Markkanen, a Finnish power forward who plays at Helsinki Academy where Möttölä is a coach. The 6-foot-10 forward and 2016 recruit isn't just one of the best hoops prospects in Finland. (Salt Lake Tribune)

Roy Williams to go in-home with Tony Bradley

On Wednesday, UNC head coach Roy Williams will have an in-home visit with his newest commit, 2016 big man Tony Bradley. Bradley, a Bartow, Fla, native, confirmed the news to CarolinaBlue. The 6-foot-10, 235-pound power forward committed to North Carolina on Thursday, Sept. 2nd. He choose the Tar Heels over offers from Kansas, Florida, Alabama, Auburn, and Indiana, among others. He is UNC's first commitment for the 2016 class. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Harry Giles Summer Highlights

Five-star power forward Harry Giles is a serious contender for the No. 1 spot in the Class of 2016 and the North Carolina native had a strong summer. The 6-foot-10 Giles will take official visits to Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Wake Forest this fall. View Video...

Video: Rawle Alkins Highlights

Rawle Alkins is one of 2016's top prospects. Here are highlights of Alkins from adidas Nations. Alkins is down to Kansas, Louisville, Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana, Saint John's, N.C. State, Maryland, UNLV and Texas. (Scout.com)

Seventh Woods Sets UNC Official Visit

Forty-eight hours at the end of September could have a major impact on the future of North Carolina’s basketball program. Harry Giles the first freshman to receive a scholarship offer at UNC under Roy Williams and top player in the class of 2016, begins his official visit on Sept. 25. Joining him? Columbia (S.C.) Hammond’s Seventh Woods, sources close to the situation confirmed to Inside Carolina. (Inside Carolina)

Seventh Woods down to three schools

Class of 2016 four-star guard Seventh Woods has trimmed his list once again and it appears as though an SEC program has been dropped from consideration. According to a report from Rich Taylor of MidlandsHSSports.com, Woods has removed the Florida Gators from the running and is now focused on the Georgetown Hoyas, North Carolina Tar Heels and the South Carolina Gamecocks. (247 Sports)

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

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Watching 2019 F Matthew Hurt, 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 SG Zion Williamson at the adidas Uprising event in Atlanta, GA

4/22/2016 - 4/23/2016
Watching 2017 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2017 PG Trevon Duval, 2018 PG Devon Dotson, 2018 SF Cameron Reddish, 2017 C Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, 2017 SG Brandon Randolph, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 SG Lonnie Walker in Indianapolis, IN

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Visiting previously offered 2017 5 star center Jeremiah Tilmon in La Porte, Indiana

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

Monday, April 18, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 PF P.J. Washington in Dallas, TX

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Tony Bradley2016 C
Mohamed Bamba2017 PF
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jeremiah Tilmon2017 PF
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 CG
Jalek Felton2017 CG
Brandon Randolph2017 SG
P.J. Washington2017 PF

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