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UNC Basketball Recruits Named to 2016 Under Armour Elite 24 Roster

The rosters for the Elite 24 all-star game in Brooklyn have been announced, and there are some pretty big names on the list. UNC recruits on the list include Jalek Felton (UNC commit), Zion Williamson (offered), Devon Dotson (offered), and Kevin Knox (offered). The game will be played on August 20 in New York City at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 2. (Zag's Blog)

Video: New P.J. Washington Highlights

Highlights from 2017 5-star power forward P.J. Washington, who holds an offer from North Carolina and is considering the Tar Heels along with Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, N.C. State, Texas, UCLA and UNLV. View Video...

Video: North Carolina commit Jalek Felton can do it all

Jalek Felton, nephew of NBA star Raymond Felton, has already decided to follow in his uncle’s footsteps with his college decision. He will attend UNC and appears perfectly capable of having a similar impact on the program. As this video from CourtsideFilms.com shows, Felton is an able scorer, great leaper, and an electric player with the ball in his hands. (USA Today)

Analysis: UNC five-star SF target Kris Wilkes

UNC has moved quickly with 2017 small forward Kris Wilkes, offering on July 27 shortly after it was known that the elite recruit was narrowing down his list. A 6-7, 190-pound five-star recruit from Indiana, Wilkes is set to release a top five this weekend. Wilkes has scheduled an official visit to UNC for Aug. 26-28. Based on that, it seems likely the Tar Heels will again make the cut. (Carolina Blue)

Providence Day guard Devon Dotson invited to national all-star game

Providence Day junior point guard Devon Dotson has been invited to play in the Under Armour Elite 24 basketball showcase in New York. Dotson, 17, who played for Team Charlotte on the Under Armour circuit this summer, is one of 24 high school players invited to play outdoors at the Brooklyn Bridge. The 11th Elite 24 game will be broadcast live on ESPNU at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC Offers 2018 SG Romeo Langford

North Carolina offered big-time 2018 shooting guard Romeo Langford, Langford announced on Twitter. Langford, a 6-4, 185-pound 5-star recruit, who is rated the No. 2 overall player in the class by Rivals.com, got a phone call from Roy Williams, and the offer was extended. Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville and UCLA have also offered Langford. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Class of 17: No. 14 Tampa Catholic (Fla.) forward Kevin Knox

Kevin Knox is a long, wiry wing with a steady jump shot, a relentless motor, the ability to defend all five positions and a first step that allows him to dominate even the quickest of defenders. Knox, who is ranked No. 7 overall in the ESPN 100, recently cut his list to Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Duke, Villanova, Miami, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Arizona. (USA Today)

UNC now pursuing 2017 PF Jericho Sims

North Carolina must have liked what they saw from Jericho Sims in Las Vegas and in his televised adidas Nations' game. According to a source close to his recruitment, Roy Williams is showing interest in the athletic power forward. UNC has not yet offered, but the Tar Heels are in need of big men. His hometown school Minnesota is still considered the team to beat by many. (247 Sports)

Mohamed Bamba: The World is His

Harlem's Mohamed Bamba is a top-3 prospect in the Class of 2017, and though he'll likely sign with a traditional power, he hasn't ruled out Harvard. It’s not his profile as a top-3 national prospect, but his experiences outside of his environment the past few years that have allowed for him to see progression and upward mobility in a different light than many of his neighborhood peers. (SLAM Online)

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)

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 PF
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jarred Vanderbilt2017 SF
P.J. Washington2017 PF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Brandon Randolph2017 SG
Isaiah Stokes2017 PF

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