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Roy Williams Offers Jalek Felton

Raymond Felton helped Roy Williams win his first national championship in 2005. The UNC staff hopes Jalek Felton follows in his uncle’s footsteps. Williams and UNC offered the class of 2017 guard on Friday, sources confirm, 12 years after his uncle’s first game as a Tar Heel. “I’ve liked North Carolina since I was younger,” the 6-3 guard from Mullins (S.C.) High told Inside Carolina earlier this year. (Inside Carolina)

Skal Labissiere commits to Kentucky

The somewhat mysterious recruitment of Skal Labissiere has come to an end. The 6-foot-10, 210-pound big man from Haiti by way of Memphis committed to Kentucky on Thursday on ESPNU, choosing the Wildcats over hometown Memphis as well as North Carolina, Georgetown, Baylor and Tennessee. “Next year, I’ll be a Wildcat at the University of Kentucky,” he said on ESPNU. (Zag's Blog)

Dennis Smith Jr. talks UNC, Duke visits

Dennis Smith, Jr.: "My first visit was the North Carolina for the Late Night with Roy thing and I had a great time. There were a lot of great prospects out there; me, Harry Giles, Brandon Ingram, Perry Dozier and Seventh Woods just to name a few. It was just cool, the team had a good, competitive scrimmage and they did some funny skits and dances and things like that. It was real upbeat and fun. I think their team is gonna be pretty good this year." (USA Today)

P.J. Dozier Commits to South Carolina

P.J. Dozier, Scout.com's No. 33 ranked player, announced his college decision on Wednesday. Dozier, a standout at Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley, opted to stay local and picked South Carolina over scholarship offers from Louisville, Georgetown, North Carolina and Michigan. Why did he opt for the Gamecocks? Upward Stars coach Curt Wheeler said proximity was the deciding factor. (Scout.com)

More details emerge about Skal Labissiere, Reach Your Dream Prep

Skal Labissiere is expected to announce his college decision on Thursday, but before he can depart for Memphis, Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgetown, Baylor or Tennessee, he must first play (or not play) his senior season. Labissiere announced two weeks ago that he would be playing for Reach Your Dream Prep, a Memphis-based team created and coached by his guardian Gerald Hamilton. The top prospect is still enrolled for academics at Lausanne Collegiate School. (Sporting News)

UNC 'The Best Opportunity' For Luke Maye

Luke Maye, a 6-7 forward at Cornelius (N.C.) Hough, has performed well at several high-profile events across the country during his high school career. He posted strong numbers on the EYBL circuit with Team United; he was among the leading rebounders at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. Still, he heard the talk and he heard the question. Was he good enough? In his mind, the answer is, unequivocally, yes. Playing at North Carolina gives him another chance to prove it. (Inside Carolina)

Stephen Zimmerman sets final official visit, cuts UNC

After taking four official visits, Stephen Zimmerman, a standout at Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman, has set his fifth and final visit. Zimmerman, a five-star center, will visit the hometown school UNLV on Friday. Zimmerman has already taken official visits to Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA. North Carolina was previously on Zimmerman's list, but the two parted ways Tuesday morning, according to Zimmerman's mother -- Lori Stevens. (Scout.com)

Basketball Signing Day Primer

The first signing period begins on Wednesday and there are plenty of storylines to track leading up to the big day. Who will sign early? Who plans to wait? Which school will end up with the best class? Perry Dozier, a standout at Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley, is scheduled to announce his choice on Wednesday at 12:30 at his high school, according to his father – P.J. Dozier Sr. Dozier, Scout.com’s No. 33 recruit, is down to Georgetown, Louisville, South Carolina, North Carolina and Michigan. (Scout.com)

Luke Maye goes with dream school

It was no secret that power forward Luke Maye of Cornelius (N.C.) Hough High School coveted a UNC offer. That offer came and Maye, whose dad was a quarterback for UNC, is the first 2015 Tar Heel commitment. Maye, 6-7, 225-pounds, chose North Carolina over the likes of Charlotte, Clemson, Davidson and others. Ranked No. 108 in the Top 247 and No. 136 in the 247Sports Composite, Maye is a hard-nosed competitor with a high basketball IQ and skill level. (247 Sports)

Luke Maye commits to UNC

Roy Williams's first commitment in the 2015 class is Luke Maye, the 6-7 senior forward at Cornelius (N.C.) Hough confirmed on Tuesday morning. The other finalists were Clemson and Davidson. He received prior offers from Virginia, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Gonzaga, which were no longer under consideration. Williams first began seriously recruiting Maye after getting word that Maye and Hough bested Kennedy Meeks' team in the 2013 NCHSAA state playoffs. (Inside Carolina)

Harry Giles Interview

Harry Giles III is a consensus top-three basketball recruit in the Class of 2016, with offers from all of the nation’s top programs including the Big Four. And while basketball is a huge part of the Wesleyan junior’s life, there is more to the Winston-Salem resident. (Greensboro News & Record)

P.J. Dozier set to announce college decision on Wednesday

Dozier’s father and coach Perry said Sunday afternoon from practice his son had “somewhat” made his decision and will announce it on Wednesday. Dozier has been considering USC, Michigan, North Carolina, Georgetown and Louisville. (Sports Talk SC)

Roy Williams Visits P.J. Dozier

6-6 P.J. Dozier of Spring Valley, SC completed all of his official visits last weekend with a trip to Louisville. Now, coaches from at least four of his final five schools are visiting him this week to make one final plea for his services. Michigan coach John Beilein was the first in this week and North Carolina's Roy Williams is scheduled to visit on Wednesday. Georgetown coach John Thompson III also is expected to pay a visit this week according to Dozier's father. (Go Gamecocks)

RYD Prep Game Postponed Because Skal Labissiere is Sick

Skal Labissiere, the supremely-talented 6-11 forward, was scheduled to play with his team, Reach Your Dream Prep, Thursday vs. the Memphis Mustangs at Mid-America Baptist Seminary. But Michael Spradlin, the Mustangs coach, told 92.9 FM ESPN Wednesday that the game will be postponed.Hamilton phoned Spradlin Tuesday and informed him that Labissiere was dealing with an upper respiratory illness and would be unavailable to play. Spradlin, in order to accommodate Hamilton, offered to postpone the game — to which Hamilton agreed. (ESPN929.com)

UNC faces unanswered questions in recruiting

North Carolina junior Brice Johnson insists the UNC academic scandal isn't a distraction to the current basketball players because it didn't directly involve them. It certainly is having an impact on high school standouts who are being recruited by the Tar Heels. UNC coach Roy Williams acknowledges as much. "There's no question it's already hurt us in recruiting," Williams said last week at the ACC Operation Basketball event in Charlotte. (Fayetteville Observer)

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

Monday, September 28, 2015
On an in-home visit with 4-star stretch forward Lauri Markkanen in Helsinki, Finland.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
On an in-home visit with 2016 4-star center Udoka Azubuike in Jacksonville, FL

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Visiting 2016 PF Harry Giles at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Visiting with 2016 5-star shooting guard Rawle Alkins at Word of God Academy in Raleigh, NC

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Visiting 2016 PF Harry Giles at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Edrice Adebayo2016 PF
Rawle Alkins2016 SG
Jarrett Allen2016 PF
Harry Giles2016 PF
Dewan Huell2016 PF
Malik Monk2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 PG
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 SG
Tony Bradley2016 C

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