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Video: Zion Williamson Makes 43 Points Look Easy

The number 2 player in the Class of 2018, Zion Williamson was back in action recently as his Spartanburg Day Griffins took on Gaston Day from North Carolina. It was evident from the start that no one was going to stop Williamson has he repeatedly drove to the basket for the easy score. Ultimately the Griffins won as Williamson went on to score 43 points in the victory. Check out his highlights. (Ball Is Life)

Coby White tops updated PrepHoops NC Class of 2018 rankings

Greenfield School point guard Coby White is the top 2018 recruit in North Carolina, according to the latest rankings from Prep Hoops North Carolina. White committed to the Tar Heels last summer, just days after UNC coach Roy Williams offered him. White’s Greenfield team is 3-3 this season and plays a high-profile game Friday against reigning 2A state champs Fayetteville Village Christian. (Charlotte Observer)

Kevin Knox Blog: Kicking off the season, friends committing, and more

Kevin Knox: I’m still looking at committing after the season. I’m gonna get to some games and see how the teams do. I’ve got two officials to FSU and Kentucky in January then I’ll finish it off in February at North Carolina. I’m looking forward to all of them. I just want to see how the teams play and see who sticks around after the season and who stays and things like that. (USA Today)

Bad breaks lead to big things for Pickerington Central's Sterling Manley

Sterling Manley had worked hard to get back on the court from a broken right tibia just five months earlier. This time, he was felled by a compound fracture of the left tibia. Amazingly, almost exactly nine months after that horrifying night, Manley signed a national letter of intent to play for five-time NCAA champion North Carolina. The timeline of Manley’s meteoric ascent was just as incredible. (Columbus Dispatch)

Top basketball recruit Zion Williamson dreaming big at Tournament of Champions

Zion Williamson is the best player this week at the Tournament of Champions, according to college basketball recruiting services. The junior from Spartanburg (S.C.) Day School ranks as high as No. 2 in the Class of 2018 by Scout.com. At 16 years old, Williamson already has 34 Division I scholarship offers, including ones from Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Clemson and Arizona. (Peoria Journal Star)

Video: Zion Williamson scores 50 against Proviso East

Highlights of 2018 UNC small forward recruit Zion WIlliamson's career-high, 50-point performance as Spartanburg Day School beats Proviso East 89-77 at Washington (IL) Tournament of Champions. View Video...

Video: Kevin Knox Scores 30 Points In 2 Quarters

5-star SF Kevin Knox, UNC's top remaining 2017 recruiting target, scores 30 Points in only 2 quarters of play for Tampa Catholic after being forced to the bench for most of the game due to some questionable foul calls. View Video...

Video: Off Day Workout with Coby White

Coby White, a 2018 North Carolina point guard commit, goes through an off-day shooting workout with his trainer at the Greenfield School in Wilson, NC. View Video...

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)

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Visiting 2018 5 star small forward Nassir Little in Orlando, FL

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
On an in home visit with 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in New Albany, IN

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Visiting 2020 4 star small forward Jalen Johnson in Sun Prairie, WI

Monday, September 18, 2017
Visiting 2019 UNC commit Jeremiah Francis in Pickerington, OH

Monday, September 18, 2017
Visiting 2019 power forward Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) in Rochester, MN

More Recruiting Visits

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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