Fresh off title, UNC's Roy Williams visits Romeo LangfordUNC coach Roy Williams visited New Albany star Romeo Langford as the NCAA recruiting period commenced Thursday afternoon. Langford's visit is the first stop for Williams after he helped guide UNC to its third national title since 2005 on Monday. Williams, who last visited on Feb. 10, offered the five-star guard in August of last year. Langford then took an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill in October. (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Roy Williams Hits The Recruiting TrailThe post National Championship visit is a unique opportunity for coaches to show a recruit just how important they are to UNC. After the 2005 title, Roy Williams visited Ty Lawson. After the 2009 championship, he flew to Iowa to meet with Harrison Barnes. After the NCAA's Recruiting Period begins at noon today, Roy Williams will be visiting with Romeo Langford. (Inside Carolina)
Video: Hoop Summit - 1 on 1 with five-star forward Kevin KnoxFive-star forward Kevin Knox is among the participants at the Nike Hoop Summit. Knox discussed his recruitment, adding a new schools to his list (Missouri) and setting up potential in-home visits with with Scout's Evan Daniels.
Five names you’ll undoubtedly see in next year’s McDonald’s All American GameZion Williamson, SF, Spartanburg (SC) Day School: Chances are strong that you already know or have heard of Williamson, the 6-foot-7 super versatile wing that dunks with his head at the rim and goes to get opposing player’s shots at the top of the square; Romeo Langford, SG, New Albany (IN.): You won’t find a guard in the country that combines the size, skill and athleticism like Langford. (USA Today)
Matthew Hurt tries to keep polishing his gameMatthew Hurt (UNC offer) is already an elite player in boys basketball and strives to keep getting better. Hurt was just a sophomore for John Marshall during the 2016-17 campaign, but he is already on the very short list of best players ever in Rochester. He is coming off a season in which he averaged 29 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.6 blocks per game. (Rochester Post Bulletin)
UNC, Kansas Pursuing 2019 PF Matthew HurtMatthew Hurt earned five-star status in the 2019 class with his play last summer on the Adidas circuit with D-1 Minnesota. He did nothing but solidify his ranking this past weekend in Atlanta at the Underclassmen All-American game as he showed off what a talented, versatile prospect he is. Hurt said Kansas, North Carolina and “all the Midwest schools” are involved in his recruitment. (Rivals.com)
In home visits will be key for five-star Kevin KnoxFive-star forward Kevin Knox is a busy man. He is playing in the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago this week. Then he's headed to Portland to play in the Nike Hoop Summit the following week. After that, he's off to New York for the Jordan Brand Classic. Three weeks, three all-star games, three cities, and very little time to make the biggest decision of his young life. (Rivals.com)
Roy Williams' recruiting blueprint works wondersDespite missing out on a number of recent recruits to Duke, Kansas and Kentucky, the Tar Heels have made more trips to the Final Four than any of those programs since Williams arrived in Chapel Hill. It is due to Williams’ ability to connect with high school recruits that translates later on to wins. “How genuine (Williams) is, in a face-to-face situation, it is almost overwhelming,” Wes Miller said. (Rivals.com)
Video: Kevin Knox McDonald's All-American HighlightsTampa Catholic's Kevin Knox, one of the best recruits in the country who's still undecided on where he'll play college basketball next season, was firing on all cylinders this week in Chicago. The 6'8 wing showed a mixture of driving to the basket, creating for others, and a deadly catch-and-shoot jumper.
Kevin Knox soars at McDonald's All-American GameKevin Knox lingered on the sideline for a while as the rest of his teammates took turns scoring in the McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday night. Despite limited playing time, the Tampa Catholic forward made his presence known. In the waning seconds of the first half, Knox raced down the United Center court. (Tampa Bay Times)
Kevin Knox's long-range prowess impresses in ChicagoKevin Knox has filled highlight videos with all sorts of dunks, from one-handed jams to two-handed alley oops. But the Tampa Catholic forward had the spotlight Monday for his ability to shoot a basketball from long range. Knox, a five-star recruit, participated in the 3-point contest at the Powerade Jam Fest, part of the festivities leading up to the McDonald’s All-American game. (Tampa Bay Times)
Video: Kevin Knox discusses top schools at McDonald's All-American GameRivals' Eric Bossi sits down with five-star small forward Kevin Knox at the McDonald's All-American Game practices to get the latest on his recruitment. Knox has a final list of Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Florida State.
Kevin Knox knows it's time to decide, he just doesn't know who to pickKevin Knox knows when, he just doesn’t know where. “And that’s the problem,” Knox said with a laugh. “I have to figure that out. I just need time to do that.” Knox pegged the week of April 17, following the Jordan Brand Classic, as the time he’ll decide between North Carolina, Duke, Florida State and Kentucky because that’s Tampa Catholic’s (Tampa, Fla.) spring break. (USA Today)
Zion Williamson named All-USA first teamSpartanburg Day junior Zion Williamson was named a USA Today first-team “All-USA” player Tuesday. Williamson averaged 37 points and 13 rebounds last season to lead his team to a second straight N.C. Independent Schools 2A state championship. He’s being recruited by Duke, North Carolina, Clemson, Kentucky, Louisville, N.C. State and South Carolina, among others. (Charlotte Observer)
McDonald's All-American Game: Putting Kevin Knox's selection into a Tampa perspectiveTampa Catholic's Kevin Knox is the latest. The 6-foot-9 forward, a consensus five-star recruit, will play in the McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday at Chicago's United Center. Knox realizes the magnitude of the moment. Michael Jordan played in this game. So did Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal. (Tampa Bay Times)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailThursday, January 18, 2018|
On an in home visit with 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson (UNC offer) in Spartanburg, SCSunday, January 07, 2018
Watching 2019 5 star small forward Precious Achiuwa at St. Benedict's game in Union, NJSaturday, December 30, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White and 2019 5 star PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer) at the John Wall Invitational in Raleigh, NCThursday, December 28, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC PG signee Rechon Black and 2019 SF recruit Wendell Moore (UNC offer) at the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, SCTuesday, December 19, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC SF signee Nassir Little, 2019 PF Vernon Carey, and 2018 PF James Wiseman at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, FL
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