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Kevin Knox Announcement Details

Kevin Knox, the five-star forward from Tampa Catholic (FL) High School, will announce his college choice on Saturday on social media likely between 7-8 pm, according to his father. “No press conference,” Don Dziagwa, the basketball coach and athletic director at Tampa Catholic, said via email. “Kevin and the family don’t want all the fanfare. They are planning on just announcing on social media Saturday evening.” (Zag's Blog)

Chansky’s Notebook: Decisions, Decisions

UNC is banking on Justin Jackson, or the lack thereof, to land Kevin Knox. The Tar Heels have a set position for Knox, who is about the same height and weight as JJ, who turned pro after his ACC Player of the Year and All-American season. Knox supposedly has a similar skill set to Jackson, so if Roy Williams pulls the so-called upset and lands Knox, that very well may be the reason. (Chapelboro.com)

Report: Kevin Knox sets decision date

Those standing by for the highly anticipated Kevin Knox announcement won’t have to wait much longer. According to Jake Perper of Prep Sports Scouting, the 5-star forward will reveal his choice on Saturday. Duke, Florida State and North Carolina are among Knox’s finalists, joining Kentucky and Missouri. The Tampa, Fla., native is the No. 10 overall player in the 2017 class. (ACC Sports Journal)

2019 PF Isaiah Stewart: "I can picture myself in a UNC uniform"

A high-motor with a mix of Rochester toughness, an infectious smile, and his father's Jamaican work ethic, 5-Star Isaiah Stewart is an extraordinarily effective sophomore big "UNC, I like that school and I think for me, I think that's a great school. I can picture myself in a UNC uniform, as well as Duke. And Kansas also, it's a great school. I would love to hear more from those three schools." (247 Sports)

2019 five-star SF Christian Brown racking up the offers

Christian Brown has added offers from USC, Kansas State, Baylor and UNLV to go along with new offers from NC State and UConn last week. North Carolina continues to watch him closely as Roy Williams was courtside on Sunday morning. On UNC: “I’ve been there a few times. I liked their campus. I didn’t really watch them play much this year except for the championship.” (Rivals.com)

Analysis: 2017 PF Garrison Brooks

2017 power forward Garrison Brooks committed to UNC on April 21 and signed his letter-of-intent on May 1. He could play a big role next season regardless of Tony Bradley's NBA decision and certainly will if the rising sophomore stays if the draft. What type of player is Brooks and what will he bring to North Carolina? "Garrison Brooks is a relatively physical two-way big man." (Carolina Blue)

UNC "very intrigued" with 2018 wing Nassir Little

Nassir Little is no longer one of Central Florida’s best kept secrets. The 6-foot-6 wing has witnessed his stock heighten this spring. “UNC called and they seemed very intrigued about Nassir,” said Brad Augustine, program director of Little’s 1Family Hoops AAU program. "Coach Williams will be back in July to see him." UNC assistant Steve Robinson watched him in Dallas and Atlanta. (Zag's Blog)

Basketball Recruiting April Evaluation Period Superlatives

Because he makes things look so easy, Romeo Langford can sometimes leave you wanting more. However, he has size, he has athleticism and he has a pretty well balanced all around game. Even playing just "so-so" by his standards, I didn't see a better shooting guard in April. UNC, Duke, Indiana, Louisville, Kansas, Kentucky and others have offered. (Rivals.com)

Video: 2019 SF Joey Baker Highlights from UA Association Session II

Highlights of the Team Felton small forward Joey Baker. Baker is a 2019 small forward with early offers from Kansas, Louisville, Texas, Wake Forest and more. He is also receiving strong interest from North Carolina but has yet to receive a scholarship offer. View Video...

Video: Romeo Langford Adidas Session 2 Highlights

Class of 2018 5-star shooting guard Romeo Langford holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina and is one of Roy Williams' top recruiting targets. Watch as he scores with ease from inside and outside during last weekend's Adidas event in Atlanta. View Video...

Josh Nickelberry describes what fuels his fire

2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer): The greatest motivating factor that’s gotten me to where I am today is...“My dad. He’s just taught me so much about mentality and about the actual game that I owe him everything. I want to be able to take care of him one day so I’ve gotta make it. That’s a big thing that drives me when I’m on the court playing; he made me who I am.” (USA Today)

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)

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

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Watching 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 PF Armando Bacot, 2018 SF Nassir Little, 2019 PG Ashton Hagans, and 2019 SF Christian Brown at the Adidas Uprising in Atlanta, GA

4/28/2017 - 4/29/2017
Watching 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2018 PF Nazreon Reid, 2018 C Moses Brown, 2018 PF Ian Steere, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 UNC CG commit Coby White, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard, and 2020 SG Jonathan Jackson (Justin's brother) in Fishers, IN

4/22/2017 - 4/23/2017
Watching 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2020 PF Isaiah Todd, 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2018 SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer), and Armando Bacot in Dallas, TX

Friday, April 21, 2017
Watching 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2019 C D.J. Burns, 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, and 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard in Hampton, VA

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
On an in home visit with 2017 five star SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Garrison Brooks2017 PF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF

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