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2020 PG Jalen Cone On UNC Radar

Jalen Cone will always be the basketball recruit who has to prove himself. The 5-10 sophomore sensation from Walkertown High School in North Carolina doesn't have the ideal Division 1 size for a guard on the college level. Some college coaches may hesitate due to his lack of size. But once you watch Cone in action, all of those hesitations go away. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

North Carolina recruiting: Where things stand with PF Vernon Carey Jr.; 5-star PF E.J. Montgomery’s

It’s still early in the 2019 recruiting cycle, but it seems clear that North Carolina has two names near the top of its recruiting board in 5-star power forward Vernon Carey Jr. and 5-star center Armando Bacot. The latter has been written about a lot over the last two months with several visits to Chapel Hill and trips from Roy Williams to see him in Richmond, Va. (DieHards.com)

UNC Basketball: Coby White set to play in NC’s private all-star game

No accolade that Coby White attains at the high school level is a surprise anymore. The future Tar Heel clawed his way up the ranks following his commitment to UNC, and he’s only managed to continue his upward trajectory. He is a McDonald’s All-American, will likely be a Jordan Brand Classic participant, and is North Carolina’s all-time leading career scorer. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Coby White Scores 30 in State Semifinals

North Carolina signee Coby White scored 30 points Friday night as his Greenfield School team beat The Burlington School 65-37 in the NCISAA Class 1A Semi-Finals as future coach Roy Williams looked on. Read More...

Video: UNC-Bound Nassir Little Rolls With The Winners

The son of military parents, Nassir Little has been traveling around for most of his life. When he finally lands at the University of North Carolina this fall, he'll be a key piece in continuing the program's championship legacy. Read More...

Nassir Little Looks To Continue North Carolina’s Championship Legacy

Nassir Little’s decision to attend North Carolina came down to one trait he shares with Tar Heels coach Roy Williams. “Coach Williams is a winner; I’m a winner,” says the Chapel Hill-bound high school senior. The Tar Heels have been to two straight National Championship games and claimed the trophy in 2017. UNC has won three national titles in the past 13 years. (SLAM Online)

With Coby White, Ball strikes out again

The target was none other than Greenfield School senior Coby White, who has signed with North Carolina. A high-volume scorer who can inflict damage at all three levels of a defense, White, with his hairstyle that inspires eligibility in the American Basketball Association, is the most prolific “bucket getter” that I’ve seen in my time covering high school basketball. (Wilson Times)

UNC signee Coby White receives McDonald’s All American jersey

Being named to the McDonald’s All American team is a goal Coby White set at the start of his senior season. On Wednesday, the Greenfield School senior point guard who signed with North Carolina in November, received his jersey in the school’s gym. White in January was named to 2018 McDonald’s All American East team in the game to be played March 28. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Recruiting Updates: Armando Bacot, Alonzo Gaffney

Armando Bacot was in attendance for the blueblood battle between North Carolina and Duke two weeks ago. And last week, Roy Williams was in to see Bacot at his high school. Alonzo Gaffney said in the past that North Carolina was his dream school growing up. It is not too late, but as the months go by, the ship may sail for a Gaffney and UNC marriage. (Rivals.com)

E.J. Montgomery Planning Official Visit to UNC

2018 five-star forward E.J. Montgomery is planning to return to North Carolina --- this time for an official visit, ESPN's Paul Biancardi reports. The 6-10, 200-pound recruit last visited UNC on Monday, Feb. 12 for the Notre Dame game in Chapel Hill. Montgomery also plans on setting up official visits to Duke and Kentucky. A fourth official visit could also be in the works. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina recruiting: UNC coaches visit 2 top prospects

North Carolina has already reached into Ohio to fill one spot in its Class of 2019 with point guard Jeremiah Francis, and there’s a chance it could happen again. The Tar Heels have been periodically checking in on 5-star Cleveland power forward Alonzo Gaffney, and UNC did so again on Friday, according to Garfield Heights coach Sonny Johnson’s Twitter account. (DieHards.com)

Roy Williams watches 2020 PF Day'ron Sharpe

With North Carolina coach Roy Williams and assistant coach Steve Robinson in attendance, top seed South Central rolled over Southern Wayne and into the league title game for the second straight year. Williams was scouting 6-foot-10 South Central sophomore Day'ron Sharpe, who did not disappoint. Sharpe led all scorers with 20 points, 13 coming in the first half. (Greenville Daily Reflector)

Predictions for the top remaining 2018 basketball recruits

E.J. Montgomery was at North Carolina on Monday night and spent his his Valentine's Day at Duke. Later this month he'll see Kentucky. All those visits are unofficial. The others getting some buzz include Vanderbilt and Georgetown, and it won't be a surprise if Montgomery takes some time. Prediction: Duke. Former UNC recruit Romeo Langford's list remains at 3. (Rivals.com)

Roy Williams to visit Armando Bacot Wednesday

Roy Williams will pay a visit Wednesday to one of the Tar Heels’ top targets in the 2019 recruiting class. According to Rivals reporter Corey Evans, Williams is visiting five-star forward Armando Bacot in Virginia. Bacot, one of the best big men in the 2019 class, is ranked as a top 15 player and recently took an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill for the UNC-Duke game. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC Basketball Recruiting Update: E.J. Montgomery, Wendell Moore

In addition to visits to North Carolina (where he was Monday while the Tar Heels hosted Notre Dame) and Duke (this Wednesday), E.J. Montgomery is expected to take an unofficial visit to Kentucky later this month. It’s my opinion that the Tar Heels, Blue Devils and Wildcats are in a tier above everybody else. I think UNC remains the team to beat for Wendell Moore. (Rivals.com)

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

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Visiting 2019 5-star power forward Vernon Carey Jr. (UNC offer) at University School in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Watching 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot at his game at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA

Friday, February 23, 2018
Watching 2018 UNC signee Coby White score 30 as Greenfield School beats The Burlington School in Burlington, NC

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Watching 2020 power forward Day'ron Sharpe in his game at South Central High School in Winterville, NC

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Nassir Little2018 SF
E.J. Montgomery2018 PF
Coby White2018 CG
Armando Bacot2019 PF
Will Baker2019 PF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
James Wiseman2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jeremiah Francis2019 PG

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