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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)

UNC Offers 2017 Center Mohamed Bamba

Roy Williams' trip to the Hoop Hall Classic over the weekend has yielded a scholarship offer for Mohamed Bamba. The 2017 center posted a triple double with the UNC head coach in attendance and then received the offer on Tuesday, his AAU coach confirmed. UNC has been recruiting and evaluating Bamba over the last year, including a visit to his Westtown (Pa.) School last month. (Scout.com)

Rawle Alkins Blog: Staying positive through tough season, recruiting and more

Rawle Alkins: "Unfortunately I didn’t make the McDonald’s All American Game, and, honestly, I don’t know why, but I don’t dwell on things like that. Congrats to the guys that made it, but just know when I play against any of them I’m coming! The recruitment is going great. Right now I’m still wide open. I have no favorites, but that should change when I start taking visits. I plan to have a top five before I decide." (USA Today)

2017 SG D.J. Harvey Expects UNC Offer Soon

2017 shooting guard D.J. Harvey recently "cut" his list to 16 schools, a fact which he admits he gets teased about. Among the schools on his list are Duke, Notre Dame, Maryland, Arizona, North Carolina, Louisville and N.C. State. Everyone on his list has offered except North Carolina but he said their interest is "heavy." "I expect an offer soon," he said. "I visited them when I was in North Carolina." (Zag's Blog)

Quiet meeting with Roy Williams leads to Rechon Black's celebration of a lifetime

For Rechon Black, it became about a relationship that was solidified just after the start of the new year, in a much different setting than the party he created Friday when he made his announcement. “That’s the night I knew,” Black said. “That’s when I just knew I wanted to be a Tar Heel.” It happened when Black and his parents, Chon and Carla, met in Tar Heels coach Roy Williams’ office. (Concord Independent Tribune)

McDonald's All-America Rosters Announced

The McDonald's All-America teams were announced Sunday night, featuring a who's who of high school basketball's elite players, including UNC signee Tony Bradley (6-11, Roselle, New Jersey). In total, Kentucky has four players named to the roster. Duke, UCLA, and Michigan State also will have multiple players in attendance at the game. Here are the full rosters. (CBS Sports)

UNC Signee Tony Bradley Named McDonald's All-American

For the 10th time in the last 14 years, North Carolina has a McDonald’s All-American. UNC signee Tony Bradley has been picked to play in the prestigious game, which takes place Wednesday, March 30 at the United Center in Chicago. The team selections were announced live on ESPNU on Sunday night. "(It's) an incredible honor," Bradley told Inside Carolina. (Inside Carolina)

Hoophall Roundup: Udoka Azubuike Not Announcing Sunday

Udoka Azubuike won't announce on Sunday as originally planned, as first reported by ESPN's Reggie Rankin. The 6-foot-11 Potters House Christian (FL) big man is considering Florida State, North Carolina and Kansas and broke down all three schools for SNY.tv. Among the coaches on hand Sunday are Kentucky's John Calipari, UNC's Roy Williams, and Texas' Shaka Smart. (Zag's Blog)

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
Kris Wilkes2017 SF
Zion Williamson2018 SG
Brandon Randolph2017 SG
Nick Weatherspoon2017 PG
Rechon Black2018 PG

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