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UNC, Arizona, Utah Visiting Finnish Forward Lauri Markkanen

Coaches from Arizona, Utah and North Carolina are visiting Finnish power forward Lauri Markkanen, Helinski Academy coach Hanno Möttölä told SNY.tv. Arizona head coach Sean Miller and a Utah assistant have recently seen Markkanen, while UNC head coach Roy Williams and assistant Steve Robinson are due in next weekend. Markkanen will visit Utah Oct. 11, North Carolina Oct. 13-14 and Arizona Oct. 16-17. (Zag's Blog)

UNC, in search of second commitment, in play for Brandon Robinson

Tony Bradley's commitment to North Carolina earlier this month served as an important Class of 2016 breakthrough for the Tar Heels. How many more highly touted prospects will join Bradley? And who will be next? UNC continues to increase its chances with 6-foot-5, 170-pound wing Brandon Robinson, who recently concluded a recruiting trip to Chapel Hill. (Fayetteville Observer)

Brandon Robinson recaps UNC official visit

Class of 2016 shooting guard Brandon Robinson spent the weekend at UNC. It was a chance to fully immerse himself in the Tar Heel basketball program. What stood out? "Just how close the team was with each other. They were like a big family," Robinson said. Robinson's host for the visit was freshman shooting guard Kenny Williams and sophomore small forward Justin Jackson. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Basketball Recruiting Week In Review

A look back at the past week in UNC basketball recruiting. Read More...

Rawle Alkins shines at Elite 75

New York native Rawle Alkins only recently enrolled at Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God, and thus the likely McDonald’s All-American has more incentive to compete at camps and showcases than the established N.C. stars such as Edrice Adebayo and others. Alkins demonstrated why he’s a priority for programs such as Kentucky, St. John's, NC State, North Carolina and others. (Scout.com)

UNC hosts Brandon Robinson for official visit

Class of 2016 shooting guard Brandon Robinson (Douglasville, GA/Douglas County) will take an official visit to North Carolina this weekend. Starting on Friday, the 6-foot-5, 170-pound prospect will be to Chapel Hill to check out the Tar Heels. This will be Robinson's second visit to UNC. He took an unofficial visit on the March 7th for the Tar Heels' game against Duke. North Carolina offered the Georgia prospect on Aug. 7th. (Carolina Blue)

2018 Basketball Recruit Intro: Rechon Black

Rarely does a player garner attention at an early age because of his basketball IQ, great decision making or because he plays the right way. But it’s happening right now at Concord (N.C.) High School. It’s happening because of Rechon Black. “You don’t see many 6-6 point guards,” Concord head coach Jason Stowe said. “He’s a kid who just makes others better.” (Inside Carolina)

Five of top 12 basketball recruits in 2016 class to take weekend visits

Wake Forest will get the first crack at the nation's top recruit -- Harry Giles -- this weekend. The trip will be Giles' first official visit. He also has scheduled visits to Kansas, Kentucky and Duke. He was set to go to North Carolina next weekend, but he's in the process of rescheduling that visit. Marques Bolden, a five-star prospect and No. 12 overall recruit, started his second official visit Thursday at Duke. (Scout.com)

Harry Giles to Alter UNC Visit Date; Coach Says He Remains Open in Recruitment

Harry Giles will likely shift the date of his North Carolina official visit and remains open in his recruitment, Oak Hill coach Steve Smith told The 4 Quarters Podcast. “He’s supposed to go to Carolina next weekend but he’s got a conflict so I think he’s going to move that to the weekend of Oct. 2nd or Oct. 24th,” Smith said. The 6-foot-10 Giles, the top-ranked player in the Class of 2016. (Zag's Blog)

Podcast: The Latest on Harry Giles and Rawle Alkins

Adam Zagoria and Josh Newman dish out a new episode of The 4 Quarters Podcast, covering college hoops, recruiting, and the NBA. First up, Oak Hill Academy coach Steve Smith calls in to talk Harry Giles, and other recruiting notes. Then, Brian Clifton, head coach Word of God Academy, joins the show to talk about Rawle Alkins. (Zag's Blog)

Video: Rawle Alkins Summer Highlights

Here is one of the top guards in the nation, Rawle Alkins, out of New York. The 6'4 shooting guard possess power and athleticism that is unmatched on the wing in high school which makes him nearly impossible to stop. View Video...

Rawle Alkins adjusting to new environment

No one will accuse Rawle Alkins of being shy. The powerhouse New York wing is an alpha anytime he strides onto the court. He utterly dominated a Tuesday afternoon workout and had his jump shot working consistently from long-range. In terms of his recruitment, Alkins has popped over to both NC State and North Carolina in the brief period since he arrived in Raleigh. (Scout.com)

Roy Williams visits 2016 five-star shooting guard Rawle Alkins

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and assistant coach C.B. McGrath were at Word of God Academy Tueday meeting with 247Sports Composite five-star shooting guard Rawle Alkins. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound prospect is the No. 3 shooting guard and the No. 15 overall player in the 2016 class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings. Alkins took an unofficial visit to North Carolina last Sunday, Sept. 13th. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams, John Calipari to Visit Harry Giles

Harry Giles, the No. 1-rated player in the Class of 2016, will get a visit today (Tuesday) from Kentucky coach John Calipari while UNC coach Roy Williams is due at Oak Hill (VA) Academy on Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 Giles will begin his official visits this weekend by going to Wake Forest Sept. 19, North Carolina on Sept. 25, Kansas on Oct. 10, Kentucky on Oct. 16 for Big Blue Madness and Duke on Oct. 31. (Zag's Blog)

Five-Star SF Miles Bridges cuts list, eliminates UNC

Miles Bridges cut his list of schools to three, he confirmed to Scout. The finalists included Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan State. Bridges took an official visit to MSU this past weekend and previously visited the Hoosiers. Kentucky is scheduled to have him on campus this coming weekend. Bridges also told Scout that he has set an announcement date for October 3rd. (Scout.com)

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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