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Seventh Woods announcement date finalized

2016 combo guard Seventh Woods will announce his college decision on Wednesday, November 11th at 9:45 AM at Hammond School in Columbia, SC. Woods last visited North Carolina on Oct. 23rd for the Tar Heels' Late Night with Roy event. Woods has taken official visits to Georgetown, UNC, and South Carolina. UNC head coach Roy Williams watched Woods practice on Monday, Nov. 2nd. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams Confronts Recruiting Obstacles

Roy Williams said last week that recruiting has been “more difficult” with the ongoing NCAA investigation looming over his program. “I know that because of the stuff that’s been going on for the last two and a half years, I know we’ve suffered,” he said. “I’m not saying that’s the only reason, but you go back and look. We had a pretty good run of a lot of McDonald’s All-Americans and all of a sudden we don’t.” (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams watches Seventh Woods

Roy Williams was in Columbia on Monday watching one of the Tar Heels' biggest remaining targets for the 2016 class. Williams was at the Hammond School to watch 6-1, 175-pound combo guard Seventh Woods. Woods is ranked as the No. 6 combo guard in the 2016 class. Woods was last at UNC on Oct. 23 for UNC's Late Night with Roy and was seen sitting with 2017 UNC commit Jalek Felton. (Carolina Blue)

North Carolina’s top high school basketball talent? Find them all in Cabarrus County

The No. 1 player in the class of 2017 is Concord Robinson’s 6-3 point guard Lavar Batts Jr., who plays for his father at his high school. The No. 1 player for 2018 is Concord High’s Rechon “Leaky” Black, a national top 20 player, who is a 6-7 point guard. The No. 1 player in the class of 2019, Cox Mill’s 6-5 forward Wendell Moore Jr., is arguably the top player nationally in his class. (Charlotte Observer)

Offers, interest coming in for 2017 guard Blake Harris

2017 prospect Blake Harris is on the move. Harris, a 6-foot-3 guard, has transferred from Martinsville (Va.) Carlisle School to Raleigh (NC) Word of God for his junior season. On the recruiting front, Harris claimed scholarship offers from Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, and, Clemson, among others. Harris has also garnered interest from North Carolina. (Scout.com)

Rawle Alkins Blog: From N.Y. to N.C., Roy Williams, and more

Rawle Alkins: "I took an unofficial visit to North Carolina last weekend for the Late Night event and it was really fun. I loved talking to Coach Roy, he’s a really good guy with a great heart. For me, when I’m thinking about choosing a school, it has a lot to do with how the fans communicate with the players. Seeing how the UNC fans communicated with me was amazing!" (USA Today)

UNC To Host Impressive Recruit Lineup for Late Night

The Tar Heels are hosting a big visit weekend for their Late Night with Roy event. Most notably would be visits from class of 2016 prospects Rawle Alkins, Udoka Azubuike, and Seventh Woods. Also committed 2016 prospects Brandon Robinson and Tony Bradley will be in attendance. That alone would make it a huge visit weekend for the Tar Heels, but those guys are far from alone. (Scout.com)

Basketball Recruits Attending Late Night With Roy

Late Night with Roy is the biggest UNC basketball recruiting night of the year. It's a chance for North Carolina to get recruits and commits of several classes on campus to check out the basketball program, tour facilities, interact with coaches, and see the current group of UNC players. Here is a list of players that CarolinaBlue has confirmed will be the 2015 version of Late Night with Roy. (Carolina Blue)

Seventh Woods to Attend Late Night with Roy

Seventh Woods, a 6-1, 175-pound combo guard, will visit UNC on Friday, Oct. 23rd for Late Night with Roy. Woods is the No. 6 combo guard and the No. 41 overall prospect in the 2016 class. He has narrowed down his choices to Georgetown, North Carolina, and South Carolina, though experts believe that Woods is down to the Tar Heels and the Gamecocks. (Carolina Blue)

Joey Baker, Rawle Alkins, Udoka Azubuike set to attend UNC's "Late Night with Roy"

Fayetteville's Joey Baker, a Trinity Christian freshman and highly regarded Class of 2019 recruit, plans to attend North Carolina's "Late Night with Roy" festivities Friday night in Chapel Hill. Two uncommitted, top-25 prospects in the Class of 2016 - Rawle Alkins, a wing from Raleigh's Word of God, and Udoka Azubuike, a center from Potters House Christian in Florida - are among the others expected to attend. (Fayetteville Observer)

Late Night Preview: UNC Recruit List

As "Late Night with Roy" opens the 2015-16 Tar Heel basketball season on Friday, a large collection of recruits will be courtside at the Smith Center: Tony Bradley, Rawle Alkins, Jalek Felton, Matt Coleman, Brandon Robinson, Udoka Azubuike, among others. (Inside Carolina)

Rawle Alkins to Attend Late Night With Roy

North Carolina may be out of the Harry Giles Sweepstakes, but UNC fans can take consolation in the upcoming visit of Rawle Alkins, the No. 3-ranked shooting guard in the Class of 2016 according to 247Sports.com. The 6-foot-5 Alkins announced on Twitter that he will visit North Carolina on Friday. It will be his second visit to campus after he and his mother stopped by in September. (Zag's Blog)

Harry Giles won't take official visit to UNC, according to report

Top-ranked Class of 2016 prospect Harry Giles no longer plans to take an official recruiting visit to North Carolina, according to SNY's Adam Zagoria. On Friday, UNC will host several other recruits during its annual Late Night with Roy event in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels have been considered a longshot in the recruitment of Giles, who narrowed his list to Duke, Wake Forest, Kentucky, UNC and Kansas in July. (Fayetteville Observer)

Five-star power forward Lauri Markkanen commits to Arizona

Five-star power forward Lauri Markkanen verbally committed to Arizona Saturday morning during his official visit. "I think I have a chance to go play against great guys every day in practice," Markkanen said. "I think I can get minutes here. I like everything I see here." Prior to visiting Arizona, Markkanen visited Utah and North Carolina. Both of those official visits were within the last week. (Scout.com)

North Carolina, Arizona could be next stop for Finland's latest NBA hopeful, Lauri Markkanen

The Nordic countries are among the few regions left around the world that haven't yet had an influx of professional basketball talent to America. Finland's Lauri Markkanen is trying to change that. Markkanen will pass on playing professionally next season and instead likely head to North Carolina, Arizona, or Utah. The 6-11, 220-pound 18-year-old developed his game despite the ice and snow in his native country. (CBS Sports)

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

Monday, October 17, 2016
On an in home visit with 2017 5 star PF P.J. Washington in Henderson, NV

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manley (UNC offer) in Pickerington, OH

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Watching 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, SC.

Monday, September 26, 2016
Visiting 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manly in Pickerington, OH

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Hosting P.J. Washington (official visit), Coby White, David McCormack, Wendell Moore, and Christian Brown on visits to Chapel Hill.

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jarred Vanderbilt2017 SF
P.J. Washington2017 PF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Isaiah Stokes2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Devon Dotson2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF

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