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Steph Curry Impressed By Basketball Recruit Zion Williamson

Meet Zion Williamson, a 16-year-old junior at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, South Carolina. According to the 2018 ESPN 60, Williamson is the third-ranked prospect in the country, and at 6-foot-7, 230-lbs., he could be a force to be reckoned with when he gets to college. That’s why 27 schools, including Kansas, Kentucky, UNC, and Louisville, have already offered him scholarships. (Uproxx)

Video: Brandon Huffman Summer Highlights

6'10 Brandon Huffman was a beast this spring and summer for Team Loaded North Carolina. He went from being relatively unknown to getting double digit high major offers. Huffman ultimately decided to stay in state and committed to the North Carolina Tar Heels. View Video...

Roy Williams on Brandon Huffman: "His future is really bright"

Roy Williams on Brandon Huffman: “Brandon is a youngster who goes to school in Raleigh and his folks live in Anchorage (Alaska). He’s a big kid, he’s got the body. His future is really bright. He’s not a smooth player yet, but he has a wonderful attitude, will work extremely hard and every time I see him play he’s better than what I saw the previous time." (Carolina Blue)

ACC Basketball Recruiting: Early Signing Period Breakdown

The Tar Heels lose a lot of size after this season so finding big men was a priority in 2017. In Brandon Huffman North Carolina has a physically rugged guy and Sterling Manley is a lengthy big man who can protect the rim. Both are somewhat unproven, though. Andrew Platek is a catch-and-shoot guy while Jalek Felton looks like the best bet to make an instant impact. (Rivals.com)

Video: Zion Williamson Scores 42

Zion Williamson, North Carolina's top recruiting target in the 2018 class, led Spartanburg Day to a 80-58 win over Cardinal Newman. Williamson finished with 42 points and 13 rebounds. View Video...

Jarred Vanderbilt Won't Sign in the Fall

Five-star forward Jarred Vanderbilt — a 6-foot-9 recruit from Houston, Texas — was not expected to make an early decision, but he also had not announced a specific timetable for his commitment. Kentucky and North Carolina hosted Vanderbilt for official visits last month, and TCU — where his first cousin is an assistant coach — has also been mentioned as a possible favorite. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Tar Heels in desperate need for power forward help in 2017-18

UNC has already added four scholarship players in the 2017 class, including two big men in 6-9 Brandon Huffman and 6-10 Sterling Manley. But with projected losses including five seniors along with the possibility that juniors Joel Berry and Justin Jackson will enter the 2017 NBA Draft, Carolina has room for at least one and as many as three more freshmen for 2017-18. (ACC Sports Journal)

Jalek Felton, Zion Williamson on Naismith High School Player of the Year watch list

Gray Collegiate senior guard Jalek Felton and A.C. Flora sophomore forward Christian Brown are among the 50 players on the Naismith Boys High School Player of the Year watch list released Tuesday. Felton is the No. 1 combo guard in the country by 247Sports. He signed with UNC last week. Spartanburg Day’s Zion Williamson, one of the top prospects for the Class of 2018, also is on the list. (The State)

What to know about UNC's newest men’s basketball signees

Jalek Felton, the nephew of former Tar Heel Raymond Felton, is the highlight of this recruiting class. A three-star shooting guard from New York, Andrew Platek will provide some depth to UNC’s backcourt. A three-star center, Brandon Huffman will likely get considerable minutes in the frontcourt next year. Like Huffman, power forward Sterling Manley will take on an important role in UNC’s lineup. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Andrew Platek Joins the Carolina Family

Hear from Tar Heels coach Roy Williams and watch highlights of recent North Carolina basketball signee Andrew Platek. Read More...

Video: Sterling Manley Joins the Carolina Family

Hear from Tar Heels coach Roy Williams and watch highlights of recent North Carolina basketball signee Sterling Manley. Read More...

Video: Brandon Huffman Joins the Carolina Family

Hear from Tar Heels coach Roy Williams and watch highlights of recent North Carolina basketball signee Brandon Huffman Read More...

Early signing period: Four teams that came through, four with work to do

North Carolina has a solid class that includes five-star combo guard Jalek Felton, three-star shooting guard Andrew Platek and three-star big men Brandon Huffman and Sterling Manley. Felton has the tools to be an impact scorer. The Heels are still involved with five-star forward Kevin Knox and Jarred Vanderbilt and landing either one of them would be a huge boost. (Rivals.com)

Video: Jalek Felton joins the Carolina Family

Hear from Tar Heel coach Roy Williams and watch highlights of recent North Carolina basketball signee Jalek Felton. Read More...

UNC Announces Signing of 2017 Basketball Recruiting Class

The UNC men’s basketball team signed four players to National Letters of Intent to attend Carolina and play for the Tar Heels, head coach Roy Williams announced on Monday. The quartet includes Jalek Felton, a 6-4 guard from West Columbia, S.C.; Brandon Huffman, a 6-9 forward from Anchorage, Alaska; Sterling Manley, a 6-10 forward from Reynoldsburg, Ohio; and Andrew Platek, a 6-4 guard from Schenectady, N.Y. (GoHeels.com)

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

7/26/2017 - 7/29/2017
Watching 2019 PG Jeremiah Francis, 2020 PG R.J. Hampton, 2018 SF Jericole Hellems, Zion Williamson, Matthew Hurt, Romeo Langford, Nassir Little, Ashton Hagans, Armando Bacot, and Nate Laszewski in Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the adidas Prospect Series in Chanhassen, MN

Friday, July 21, 2017
Watching Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), Ashton Hagans, and Christian Brown at the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam in Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Watching 2018 wings Nassir Little, Zion Williamson, and Nate Laszewski at the Best of the South event in Cartersville, GA

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Watching Joey Baker, Jalen Johnson, Jalen Suggs, Jeremiah Robinson Earl, and Zach Harvey at the Under Armour event in Philadelphia, PA

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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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