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Five Takeaways from the Nike EYBL Indianapolis

The defending national champions are already off to a solid start recruiting this Class of 2018 as the Tar Heels own two commitments from guard Coby White and point forward Rechon Black. Although both are only considered four-star recruits, in a class that doesn’t have a lot of elite players, both White and Black showed flashes of being better than their rankings might indicate. (NBC Sports)

It’s May, and several top basketball recruits remain undecided

The five-star recruits left uncommitted in this 2017 class — Mohamed Bamba, Kevin Knox, Trevon Duval and Brian Bowen — are working on their own clock. They know the schools recruiting them will be glad to take them whenever they’re ready to commit, so there’s no rush to do so. Knox is planning to announce a college decision this week, according to his father. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Ashton Hagans has big plans for the summer and next year at Oak Hill

Ashton Hagans is the top assist man on the adidas Gauntlet averaging eight per game. Hagans put on a show this weekend at the Gauntlet that’s built No. 1 point guard on the circuit buzz despite him being an underclassmen. On Saturday, Hagans dropped 22 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds. On Sunday, Hagans followed that up with a 13-point, seven-assist, six-rebound performance. (USA Today)

Adidas Gauntlet Sunday: Roy Williams Watches Christian Brown

During the final day of play at the Adidas Gauntlet stop outside of Atlanta things started off with five-star Christian Brown showing what he's capable of. There were a number of other coaches watching South Carolina coach Frank Martin’s in-state target. The one that should cause the most concern is if Roy Williams of North Carolina, who watched him Sunday morning, offers. (Rivals.com)

Adidas Atlanta Saturday: Ashton Hagans makes his case

On Friday, Ashton Hagans made huge plays down the stretch to help Game Elite win a close one. On Saturday, Hagans made a case for being the best point guard in the 2019 class as he made big time plays against a really good Team BBC squad. Recruitment: Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Wake Forest, LSU and others are involved. UNC is watching him closely. (Rivals.com)

Nike EYBL: Coby White with a pair of 29-point games

Coby White's day: Just a pair of 29 point outings for the aggressive scorer from North Carolina. His pull-up jumper is as good as there is in the class of 2018 and he plays fast without being out of control. He could be an instant impact guy at North Carolina and Roy Williams had to have been happy to have him locked up while watching him play. (Rivals.com)

Josh Nickelberry’s time is now

Josh Nickelberry is not interested in waiting his turn. Yes, it’s his first year at the 17s level on the adidas Gauntlet and, sure, he’s well aware that he’s an underclassmen with “plenty of time,” but he’s not OK with just showing flashes of stardom. He’s well on his way with everyone from national champion North Carolina to Connecticut to Florida, among many others all in hot pursuit. (USA Today)

2020 forward Isaiah Todd isn't concerned with his 'next big thing' buzz, only on getting better

Isaiah Todd is the prototypical new-age big; 6-foot-10, handles the ball like a guard, gets up and down the floor like a gazelle and knocks down the perimeter shot respectably. Coaches from UNC, Kentucky, Duke, Kansas and Villanova all watched Todd score 21 points, grab 13 rebounds and block six shots to lead Team Loaded-VA 16s past Texas Pro in overtime 61-58 at the adidas Gauntlet. (USA Today)

Video: Zion Williamson discusses recruiting

Five-star forward Zion Williamson is sitting out of the second April evaluation period, but he showed up at the LakePoint Sporting Community to support his team -- SC Supreme. Following a Saturday game, Williamson talked to Scout about his game, as well as his recent in-home visits. Read More...

Five-star Naz Reid discusses his motivation and recruiting

Five-star Naz Reid is one of the highest upside players in the class of 2018. On Friday he was dominant and talked about his motivation to play hard. Roy Williams was court side to watch Reid on Friday, and Reid feels his style of play appeals to the Tar Heels. "With me being able to rebound and run the floor, I think that is what interests them," said Reid of UNC. (Scout.com)

Zion Williamson is staying put for his senior year

It’s not uncommon for elite players to follow their breakout season with news of a transfer for their senior finale. But that won’t be the case for Spartanburg Day School’s Zion Williamson, a 6-foot-8 forward who took the country by storm as a junior racking up millions of views on his highlight clips showcasing unfathomable dunks. “I’m staying,” said Williamson. (USA Today)

Romeo Langford scores 20 in front of big name coaches

Five-star guard Romeo Langford drew a crowd Friday on the opening day of the adidas Gauntlet Atlanta stop. Archie Miller, Rick Pitino and Mike Kryzewski were among the coaches watching Scout's No. 3 player against Ramey Jets United. To go with Indiana, Louisville and Duke, Langford was also watched by assistant coaches from Kentucky, North Carolina, and Kansas. (Scout.com)

UNC signees Jalek Felton, Jaelynn Murray named South Carolina Mr. and Ms. Basketball

Mr. Basketball in South Carolina is Gray Collegiate Academy’s Jalek Felton. Felton, who signed with UNC, played in the Jordan Brand All-American game and is the nephew of former Tar Heels point guard Raymond Felton. Ms. Basketball in South Carolina is Dreher High’s Jaelynn Murray, who signed with UNC and was also chosen state player of the year. (Charlotte Observer)

Roy Williams watches Joey Baker Friday at Under Armour Indy

Joey Baker has become a serious candidate for five-star status and has seen his recruitment pick up. He discussed the recent attention and how the locals -- UNC coach Roy Williams watched on Friday and new N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts is close to offering -- are handling his recruitment. "I've heard from Kansas, Louisville, Florida, and Texas the most lately and a little bit of UCLA," said Baker. (Rivals.com)

2019 PG Ashton Hagans: "UNC is starting to recruit me"

Ashton Hagans started the night off slowly. Down the stretch though, he was terrific for Game Elite in their win over YIIS Texas Future. He had several tough finishes in the paint and did a great job distributing the ball to teammates. His size and quickness can be overwhelming for opposing point guards. Quote: “UNC is starting to recruit me. They said they are going to be watching me more this weekend.” (Rivals.com)

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

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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Watching 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot at his practice at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA

Friday, February 09, 2018
Watching UNC signee Rechon Black and SF recruit Wendell Moore (UNC offer) at their game at Cox Mill High School in Concord, NC

Monday, February 05, 2018
Watching 2019 5 star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Monday, February 05, 2018
Watching 2018 5 star North Carolina small forward signee Nassir Little at his game in Orlando, FL

More Recruiting Visits

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

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