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Five biggest recruiting winners and losers (so far) after the college basketball scandal

Winners: North Carolina. Nassir Little was linked to both Arizona and Miami in the FBI complaints, but ended up committing to North Carolina, a Nike school, this week. He’s projected as a Top-10 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, per ESPN. The Tar Heels also remain in play for Romeo Langford, the No. 5 player in 2018 who is also considering Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA and Indiana. (Zag's Blog)

One-on-One Interview: UNC Commit Nassir Little

Two days after announcing his commitment to North Carolina, Nassir Little traveled to the USA Junior National Team Minicamp to join 53 of the other top high school players in the country. Following Saturday’s first camp session, he sat down with Inside Carolina to discuss his rise, his decision, his stance on the FBI investigation, and his outlook. (Inside Carolina)

Which five-star has most to prove at USA Basketball?

This weekend, 54 of America's top high school prospects – including 18 from the senior class – will be in Colorado Springs for the USA Basketball October Minicamp. Of those 18 players from the class of 2018, 17 are currently rated as five-star prospects. Though they are already celebrated, which of those five-star seniors has the most to prove this weekend? (Rivals.com)

UNC Basketball's Scholarship Crunch: A Good Problem

UNC's 2017-18 basketball team consists of 13 scholarship athletes and three walk-ons with three basketball commits for the 2018-19 team. If everyone plays out their eligibility – no one transfers or goes pro – the math doesn’t check out. In this scenario, which isn’t necessarily unlikely, a member of the 2018-19 Tar Heel squad would likely give up a scholarship in order to free up the needed space. (Argyle Report)

Weekend's biggest basketball recruiting visits in each conference

The Tar Heels will attempt to strike again in the Sunshine State this weekend as they host four-star forward Darius Days. A hard-playing, multi-dimensional forward that plays much bigger than his 6-foot-7 listing, Days would be another offensive rebound weapon that would flourish in Roy Williams’ system. UNC is playing catch-up though, as LSU remains the school to beat. (Rivals.com)

2020 PF Mark Williams Visits UNC

Mark Williams is the No. 6 power forward and No. 25 overall player in the 2020 class. He was on campus for the UNC-Duke football game recently and spoke about the visit. “It was good. We played pickup with the guys. Rasheed Wallace was even playing.” Even though Williams is only a sophomore, he said he felt like everyone welcomed him right away, which left a big impression. (DieHards.com)

Little, Moore, Nickelberry, Others To Attend USA Basketball Junior National Team Minicamp

The USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team October minicamp, which will take place Oct. 7-8 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is expected to feature 54 of the USA’s top, high school boys basketball players, including 2018 UNC commit Nassir Little and 2019 UNC offerees Wendell Moore, Josh Nickelberry, Vernon Cary, and James Wiseman. (USA Basketball)

2018 PF Darius Days Visiting UNC This Weekend

Darius Days, the 6-foot-7 power forward from The Rock (FL) School, visits North Carolina this weekend (Oct. 6) for his second official visit. Days, who named his final five in August and holds an offer from the Tar Heels, took his first official visit to Louisville last month (Sept. 15) and has an official visit planned to LSU for later this month (Oct. 20). He is also considering Ohio State and Xavier. (Zag's Blog)

Nassir Little's Commitment - What It Means for UNC

From an overall UNC state-of-recruiting standpoint, Nassir Little's commitment is huge. Roy Williams and his staff have struggled to land elite top 20 prospects for a few recruiting cycles. Now with Little on board, the drought has ended. North Carolina's bread and butter the last few years has been on landing top 60 or so guys and developing them over a longer haul. (Inside Carolina)

Will Baker Discusses UNC, Other Top Schools

Last week, 2019 center Will Baker's recruitment stepped up a notch as he scored an offer from reigning national champion North Carolina. UCLA, Stanford, Texas A&M, Virginia, Baylor and Texas are some of the other schools involved. On UNC: “It’s awesome to get an offer. I don’t know a whole lot about their program, but I’m definitely going to learn a lot more. I’m pretty interested in them.” (Rivals.com)

Nassir Little: "I always told my mom and dad I wanted to go there"

Fresh off 2017's national championship, Roy Williams and North Carolina landed five-star Nassir Little on Wednesday. “Growing up, North Carolina had always been that school that I liked watching play and I always told my mom and dad I wanted to go there," Little told Rivals.com. "I never thought that I would have the chance to play there but now that I do it’s amazing." (Rivals.com)

Nassir Little Commitment Quotes

Nassir Little, a 6-7 small forward from Orlando, FL, has committed to play basketball at UNC. He committed to Roy Williams over the phone on Sept. 29, but announced the decision Wednesday evening. “Coming in as a freshman I provide a lot from the wing in terms of size and versatility," he said. Little is also looking forward to playing with Rechon Black and Coby White. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: Nassir Little Official College Announcement Mixtape

Watch highlights and the phone call to Roy Williams from top 5 player in the class of 2018, 6'7 Nassir Little in his official college commitment video. View Video...

Nassir LIttle Commits to UNC

2018 5-star small forward Nassir Little committed to North Carolina on Wednesday by posting the following video on Twitter. Little becomes the third member of the Tar Heels' 2018 recruiting class, joining guards Coby White and Rechon Black. Read More...

UNC has No. 1 class with addition of Nassir Little

With the addition of top 10 ranked Nassir Little, North Carolina now holds the No. 1 ranked class in the 247Sports Composite Recruiting Rankings. A top flight explosive athlete, Little is ranked No. 9 in the 247Sports Composite. Little, a 6-7 small forward from Orlando (Fla.) Christian Prep, chose North Carolina over Arizona, Georgia Tech, Miami and others. (247 Sports)

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Monday, September 25, 2017
Watching 2019 4 star power forward Armando Bacot at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA

Monday, September 25, 2017
Visiting 2019 4 star power forward Will Baker to offer him a scholarship in Austin, TX

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Visiting 2018 5 star small forward Nassir Little in Orlando, FL

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
On an in home visit with 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in New Albany, IN

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Nassir Little2018 SF
Simi Shittu2018 PF
Coby White2018 CG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Ashton Hagans2019 PG
Matthew Hurt2019 SF
James Wiseman2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG

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