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The best recruiting pitches in college basketball

North Carolina: "The ceiling is the roof." Bob McAdoo and Phil Ford established the Tar Heel brand but what makes the program so unique is that it is the home to Michael Jordan, the best to ever play the game. The chance to become the next great to don the same powder blue jersey that Jordan once donned is difficult to decline, a recruiting pitch that Roy Williams and his staff have been sure to sell. (Rivals.com)

UNC commit Coby White scores season-high 46

Senior Coby White scored 46 points, but it wasn’t enough to get past Garner. The Trojans pulled away late and beat Greenfield 94-76 in game four of the Millbrook Showcase. The North Carolina commit's 46 points set a Millbrook Showcase record, adding 12 rebounds and a steal. “Big time players show up in big time moments and I live for those moments," White said. (High School OT)

No. 1 junior Vernon Carey Jr. improves so much it's scary

Versatility – along with a 3.8 grade-point average – has made Vernon Carey popular among college coaches. He recently tweeted out his eight finalists: Duke, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan State, North Carolina and UCLA. But that’s pretty much all Carey has time for now when it comes to paring down his college choice. “I will look at (my list) again after my junior season.” (USA Today)

Which top basketball teams have filled recruiting needs – and which haven't?

After getting a chance to watch North Carolina multiple times, I think that UNC's No. 6 recruiting class still has the biggest hole to fill. The Tar Heels' recruiting class is already outstanding. But, after seeing them play I have gone from thinking that landing an offensively minded post player such as five-star Simi Shittu (who picked Vanderbilt) has become a necessity. (Rivals.com)

Five-star big man Armando Bacot updates where he stands

Armando Bacot cut his school list to 10 last month. Bacot assessed those working the hardest at recruiting him. “Duke, definitely; I have been hearing from Coach K a lot and coach (Jon) Scheyer,” he said. “Virginia Tech, with coach (Buzz) Williams, and VCU has been hitting me up a lot. UNC, also with Roy Williams and Hubert Davis, and Oklahoma State, too.” (Rivals.com)

Video: Nassir Little and Ronaldo Segu - Episode 7 "First Team"

Nassir Little and Ronaldo Segu are fulfilling a dream of signing to play basketball at Division 1 schools, UNC & Buffalo, at their school's pep rally. They also go through their daily morning workout routine, and Nassir celebrates with family and has his own private signing day for them. Read More...

Alonzo Gaffney rising among the nation's top college basketball recruiting prospects

Alonzo Gaffney is among the top 30 high school basketball juniors in the country. Just a quick look to the national rankings from 247Sports.com, which has him 19th in the 2019 class, and ESPN (27th) makes the 6-foot-9 forward the highest-rated player in Ohio. "At first, I looked at it and I'm shocked," he said. Gaffney's rise nationally came with dozens of scholarship offers. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Five-star big man Will Baker stands out at Thanksgiving Hoopfest

Five-star big man Will Baker backed up his status as the highest ranked recruit on the floor. Baker isn't just big, he's highly skilled, shoots with deep range and he can really run. He's right in the heart of Texas' backyard but the Longhorns have a fight on their hands and at the moment Kansas, UNC and UCLA appear to be the biggest threats to pull him out of state. (Rivals.com)

Zion Williamson keeps dunking and college programs keep waiting

Zion Williamson has taken official visits to North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, and Kentucky. He’s made unofficials to South Carolina and Clemson. The early signing period came and went without a peep from the 6-foot-6, 272-pound YouTube sensation. He left the gym Tuesday before reporters could speak with him. The spring signing period runs from April 11 through May 16. (The State)

Q&A with Coby White's Head Coach

Greenfield School basketball coach Rob Salter knew he was getting a special player when Coby White joined his team more than three years ago. Since then, he's watched the talented guard blossom into an even more dynamic scorer, a leader, and a UNC signee. Salter provided a better glimpse of what White will bring to the Tar Heel program as a player and person. (Inside Carolina)

4-star guard Jalen Lecque hoping for UNC visit

Jalen Lecque, 2019's No. 2 combo guard per 247Sports, doesn’t have an offer from North Carolina yet, but the Tar Heels have reached out to his coach at Christ School and his family is partial to North Carolina, as he told Rivals’ Deana King. “My family is from down here so they love UNC.” Lecque also indicated that he hopes to make a trip to Chapel Hill soon. (DieHards.com)

Roy Williams 'Extremely Happy' with UNC's 2018 Recruiting Class

The recruiting trail is returning to form for Roy Williams. "It is more fun this way -- to be able to identify people you want," UNC's head coach said, a day after his Tar Heels had signed three players for the 2018 cycle. The class of Nassir Little, Coby White and Rechon Black, which is currently ranked No. 4 in the nation, is the best class UNC has signed since the 2014 class. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Rechon Black, Wendell Moore Opening Game Highlights

Highlights from 2018 North Carolina point guard signee Rechon Black and 2019 small forward recruit Wendell Moore as they play their season opener for Cox Mill High School in Concord, NC (Game Recap). Read More...

Coby White’s triple-double leads Greenfield

On Tuesday, Coby White recorded a triple-double against United Faith Christian Academy when he finished with 30 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds in an 81-45 win. It was White’s first triple-double of the season, and his statistics through the first five games are staggering. Over the first two weeks of the season, White is averaging 33.8 points and 10 assists per game. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC signee Coby White headlines Millbrook Showcase

HighSchoolOT.com will be the presenting sponsor of the 4th Annual Millbrook Showcase in December, a high school boys basketball showcase event featuring some of the area's top teams and players. UNC fans will have a reason to show up. Class of 2018 Tar Heel signee Coby White, a 6-foot-5 five-star guard, will lead Greenfield School into the Millbrook Showcase for the first time. (High School OT)

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

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer), 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 SG Josiah James, 2020 PF Isaiah Todd (UNC offer), and 2020 PF Day'Ron Sharpe in Atlanta, GA

4/27/2018 - 4/28/2018
Watching 2019 PF Armando Bacot (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 CG Cole Anthony, 2019 SF Keion Brooks, 2019 SF Juwan Gary, 2020 SF Scottie Barnes, and 2021 PG Carter Whitt at the Nike EYBL even in Indianapolis, IN

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Hosting 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot (UNC offer) on an unofficial visit to UNC

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the Adidas Gauntlet event in Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Watching 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, and 2019 SF Precious Achiuwa at the Adidas Gauntlet and Under Armour events in Dallas, TX

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Nassir Little2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Armando Bacot2019 C
Will Baker2019 C
Keion Brooks2019 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG

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