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Matthew Hurt has big-time options

2019 5-star forward Matthew Hurt on his recent in-home visit with Roy Williams. They wanted me to look at Luke Maye highlights because that's how they would use me. Play me inside and out, but how they've used Luke Maye is how they see me." Hurt is focused on finishing out the grassroots circuit before he'll make cuts to his list. He would like to decide in the fall. (Rivals.com)

Video: Keion Brooks Highlights From Indianapolis EYBL Event

Highlights from 2019 5-star forward Keion Brooks (Fort Wayne, IN) at this past weekend's Nike EYBL event in Indianapolis. Brooks' performance obviously impressed North Carolina coach Roy Williams, who offered Brooks a scholarship on Tuesday after watching him over the weekend. Read More...

Keion Brooks, Josiah James among top performers from April's second evaluation period

Although his team lost in our viewing, 6-foot-6 2019 point guard Josiah James impressed at the On The Radar Hoops event in front of Roy Williams, Tom Izzo, Rick Barnes, Tony Bennett, and Mike White. It also was another weekend and another dominant performance from 2019 SF Keion Books. There might not be anyone in the country playing better right now than Brooks. (247 Sports)

Winners and Losers of College Basketball's 2018 Recruiting Cycle

Winners: North Carolina - Greenfield (N.C.) School five-star shooting guard Coby White, the state of North Carolina’s all-time leading scorer, can help fill the production hole left by Joel Berry’s departure, and Orlando Christian (Fla.) Prep’s Nassir Little, the 247Sports Composite’s No. 3 player, gives the Tar Heels another versatile forward to go with Pitt transfer Cameron Johnson. (Sports Illustrated)

Keion Brooks adds North Carolina offer, discusses recruiting

Keion Brooks picked up an offer from North Carolina on Tuesday, which was no surprise considering coach Roy Williams and assistant Hubert Davis watched Brooks throughout the weekend at the Nike EYBL session. “Right now we’re just starting a relationship. When (Hubert Davis) called me earlier this week, it’s my first time talking anybody from North Carolina.” (Zag's Blog)

Q&A With 5-Star Center Will Baker

Which schools came in for in-home visits? Will Baker: "North Carolina, UCLA, Texas, and Texas A&M." What was Roy Williams pitch to you? Baker: "Obviously they’re a program that centered around the big man and playing around the guys in the post and that was one of the big things he talked about. I’ll probably end up visiting North Carolina too for an official." (247 Sports)

Who's recruiting the best basketball players in 2019 class?

Michigan State has been a mainstay in Vernon Carey’s recruitment, with Tom Izzo watching him and Carey visiting East Lansing last September. Kentucky has made up some ground the last several weeks. North Carolina also conducted an in-home visit in April and Roy Williams was at his games in Indianapolis. All that said, Duke might be the favorite right now. (ESPN.com)

Roy Williams Offers 2019 5-Star Forward Keion Brooks

North Carolina is moving quickly with Keion Brooks. Last week the 6-8 forward from Fort Wayne (Ind.) North Side got an initial phone call from UNC assistant coach Hubert Davis. After a weekend of evaluations, the Tar Heels offered a scholarship on Tuesday night. Brooks is ranked No. 5 small forward in the 2019 class and No. 16 overall recruit according to 247 Sports. (Inside Carolina)

Armando Bacot Gives the Latest on His Recruitment

North Carolina’s Roy Williams and Hubert Davis sat on the baseline for Team Takeover’s first game to watch Armando Bacot, ranked No. 20 in the 2019 ESPN 60. They also visited Bacot last month, and he took an unofficial visit to campus. “I feel like I’m their top priority, they’ve really been recruiting me hard,” Bacot said. “He feels like I can be a great player there.” (Zag's Blog)

Video: Vernon Carey Impresses as Roy Williams Looks On

North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams watched 2019 5-star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) last weekend at the Nike EYBL event in Indianapolis. Here are Carey's highlights, courtesy of Courtside Films. Read More...

Five-star wing Wendell Moore hoping to trim list soon

Five-star wing Wendell Moore is ready to take the next step in his college recruitment and trim his top 10 list - Wake Forest, Duke, North Carolina, NC State, South Carolina, Florida State, Washington and Maryland - even further. “All 10 of those schools are on me pretty hard,. I am trying to narrow it down sometime in May or June. I want to try and do five or six.” (Rivals.com)

Roy Williams Offers Day'Ron Sharpe

Perhaps it shouldn't be a surprise that Roy Williams' first scholarship offer in the class of 2020 went to an in-state prospect. Day'Ron Sharpe got the call from the Tar Heel head coach on Monday night. "He called and told me he was offering me a scholarship to North Carolina. Me and my parents were really excited because that's my dream school." (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams Offers Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Roy Williams has offered 5-star 2019 power forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, who attends Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park, KS. The No. 16 player in the class, UNC joins Kansas, Virginia, UCLA, Louisville and Arizona, among others, who have now offered Robinson-Earl. Robinson-Earl's father, Lester Earl, played three seasons for Williams at Kansas from 1997-2000. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Precious Achiuwa keeping a low profile on recruitment

North Carolina coach Roy Williams has been a regular presence at Precious Achiuwa’s games, dating back to when he and Hubert Davis watched Achiuwa go for 19 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks, 4 rebounds and 3 steals in a January win over Hudson Catholic at Kean University. Williams and the North Carolina staff kept tabs on Achiuwa all weekend in Indianapolis. (Zag's Blog)

UNC signees Coby White, Nassir Little to play BallIsLife All-American game

Two Carolinas stars will play in the eighth annual Ballislife All-America game Saturday in Norwalk, CA. UNC signee Coby White and Kansas recruit Devon Dotson will play in the game, which will feature 20 players ranked in ESPN's 2018 top 100. The game will also feature UNC signee Nassir Little, who was MVP of the McDonald's All-American game and Jordan Brand Classic. (Charlotte Observer)

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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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