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UNC Basketball Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Basketball Recruiting.

Coby White Q&A: (Part 1)

Class of 2018 point guard Coby White committed to North Carolina on July 28, 2016 just days after the Tar Heels offered on July 25. CarolinaBlue spoke with White shortly before his junior season to get a look inside why he committed to North Carolina, his relationship with coach Roy Williams and the UNC staff, and what happened the moment he pulled the trigger. (Carolina Blue)

Jalen Suggs shines at USA u16 Trials

Jalen Suggs is competing for a spot on the USA Basketball u16 team in Colorado Springs. The action got underway Friday at the Olympic Training Center and it didn’t take long for Suggs, a 6-foot-4 combo guard, to standout. Suggs holds offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Creighton, Baylor and Georgia Tech, along with interest from Notre Dame, Texas, North Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky. (Scout.com)

What to expect from Sterling Manley in 2017

Sterling Manley brings much-needed size and length to Chapel Hill. He's a strong rebounder with a knack for protecting the rim. Offensively, Manley is still very raw and his game does not extend much beyond the paint. Manley will battle it out with Brandon Huffman and Garrison Brooks for the starting center spot, but most believe the job will be won by one of the latter two. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC among schools reaching out to 2020 PG Jalen Suggs

At this early stage there can't be many point guards in the class of 2020 with as much potential as elite floor general recruit Jalen Suggs. Though he's still very young, Suggs has several offers on the table. Baylor, Georgia Tech, Creighton, Iowa, Iowa State and Iowa are among those to offer while North Carolina, Kentucky and Kansas are among those that have reached out. (Rivals.com)

Cameron Johnson takes official visit to UNC

Pittsburgh graduate transfer Cameron Johnson took an official visit to North Carolina this week as he nears his decision on where he will he will play basketball for the next two season. Johnson graduated from Pittsburgh in three seasons and will have two years of eligibility remaining. The 6-8 wing started his official visit to UNC on Monday and concluded it on Wednesday. (Carolina Blue)

Summer hoops recruiting roundup

Power forward Nazreon has UNC in his top 10, and Roy Williams was a frequent spectator at his summer league games. Reid impressed observers and appears to be rapidly rising in the recruit rankings after a strong performance on the shoe tour. The Tar Heels also have a head start to the recruiting cycle, with combo guard Coby White and point guard Rechon Black already committed. (North State Journal)

Cameron Johnson Completes UNC Official Visit

Cam Johnson arrived late Monday evening in Chapel Hill and left Wednesday morning. "I really enjoyed the visit and I really like it down there," said Johnson. "It's a great place. I met all the players, spent some time with Coach (Roy) Williams and the coaching staff. I went around the campus and got a pretty good feel for how it is down there." (Inside Carolina)

2020 point guard Dwon Odom receiving early ACC, UNC interest

2020 point guard Dwon Odom started off the weekend strong, but an ankle injury caused him to sit a couple of games. He came back for the semifinal and, despite being hobbled, still showed why he’s a high-major recruit with his ability to score at all three levels. Odom holds offers from Georgia Tech, Rutgers, Virginia, and Virginia Tech with early interest from UNC and Duke. (Rivals.com)

Pitt Transfer Cam Johnson Visiting North Carolina

Transferring Pittsburgh sophomore forward Cam Johnson arrived at North Carolina on Monday night and is currently visiting campus. Johnson is also considering Kentucky, Arizona, UCLA and Oregon, along with TCU and OSU. Pittsburgh is blocking his transfer to the reigning NCAA champs, meaning he would have to sit out the 2017-18 season despite being a grad transfer. (Zag's Blog)

2020 PF Isaiah Todd Among Weekend's Top Under Armour Association Performers

2020 power forward Isaiah Todd didn’t have eye popping numbers over the weekend, but in our viewing on Saturday the 6-foot-9 power forward was more than impressive. For his age, he’s advanced offensively and has an impressive set of tools on that end of the floor. Among Todd's early recruiters are UNC, Miami, Wake Forest, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Kansas, Maryland, Kentucky, and Duke. (Scout.com)

Restricting Cam Johnson's transfer is "petty and it’s vindictive"

Restricting Cam Johnson’s transfer is the same as a non-compete provision in an employment contract. Think of it this way — Cam Johnson could quit playing basketball and accept a job on UNC’s staff and reveal all of Pitt’s magnificent basketball secrets and could write a book about Pitt’s program and reveal all of Pitt’s secrets. It’s absurd to the point of being laughable. It’s petty and it’s vindictive. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Restrictions placed on Pitt transfer Cameron Johnson highlight need for a rule change

At least one coach every year will needlessly place restrictions on a player who intends to transfer to another program. The most high-profile victim so far this year is Cameron Johnson, a 6-foot-8 wing who averaged 11.9 points and shot 41.5 percent from behind the arc for Pittsburgh last season as a redshirt sophomore. (Yahoo! Sports)

Video: Future UNC Guard Coby White Spring Mixtape

Spring highlights of 2018 North Carolina combo guard and Tar Heel commit Coby White from the Greenfield School in Wilson, North Carolina. Read More...

UNC commit Coby White is NC’s top HS basketball recruit in 2018 class

In the latest Phenom Hoops rankings for rising seniors, North Carolina commit Coby White is ranked No. 1 in a very talented class. White, a 6-foot-5 point guard, was named the N.C. Gatorade player of the year. He led Greenfield School to a 23-11 record and a N.C. Independent Schools’ 1A semifinal appearance. He averaged 31 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists per game. (Charlotte Observer)

For First Time in 247 Rankings History, No Top 5 Basketball Recruit Chose Kentucky, Duke, or UNC

Every year you can usually count on the top five national basketball recruits choosing from a list of traditional powers. For some reason, in 2017, that was not the case. According to 247’s rankings, four of the top five recruits in the country signed with schools that aren’t typically basketball powers, while 17 of the top 50 also went to teams not considered traditional powers. (The Big Lead)

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

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Watching 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, and 2019 SF Precious Achiuwa at the Adidas Gauntlet and Under Armour events in Dallas, TX

4/20/2018 - 4/21/2018
Watching 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 PF Francis Okoro, 2019 PG Cole Anthony, 2019 PF Isaiah Stewart, 2019 HF Max Lorca-Lloyd, 2019 PF E.J. Liddell, 2019 SF Isaac Okoro, 2020 C Hunter Dickinson, 2020 SF Scottie Barnes, and 2020 PG Jeremy Roach at the Nike EYBL in Irving, TX

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Visiting 2020 power forward Day'ron Sharpe (South Central High School) in Winterville, NC

Monday, April 16, 2018
On an in home visit with 2019 5 star power forward Will Baker (UNC offer) in Austin, TX

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Nassir Little2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Will Baker2019 C
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Armando Bacot2019 C
Jeremiah Francis2019 PG
Josh Nickelberry2019 SG

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