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High school phenom Zion Williamson takes his dunks inside ESPN studios

High school standout basketball player Zion Williamson has become an internet sensation because of his highlight-reel slam dunks. He took his “boom shakalaka”-inducing skill-set to the ESPN studios Thursday. The network’s Instagram account posted a video of Williamson behind the scenes at ESPN, dunking on a toy hoop. Williamson was at ESPN to be interviewed about is college decision. (FanRag Sports)

Junior season even more dazzling for Greenfield’s Coby White

For a marquee performer that preferred to remain low-key, Greenfield School junior Coby White lived in the spotlight during the 2016-17 basketball season. The 6-foot-5 White created a buzz with the Knights as a sophomore. The attention escalated when he verbally committed to continue his promising career at UNC. But in 2016-17, the honors and the points piled up. (Wilson Times)

Kevin Knox's Jordan Brand Classic Teammates: Watch out for Florida State

Kevin Knox finished with 12 points and three rebounds in the West's win. Knox is headed home for spring break and mentioned May 10th as the longest it would take for him to have a decision. Most recently, talk has been that Duke, Mizzou and UNC are the three teams to beat. However, multiple players at the game told Rivals.com to watch out for the home state Seminoles. (Rivals.com)

Jalek Felton reflects on final high school practices, champion Tar Heels

Jalek Felton: "It’s going to be tough to adjust to North Carolina. We’ll have a bullseye on our back now after the National Championships. We just have to work doubly hard to get back to where we were the past two years. I just try to make others around me better, showcase my work ethic and always keep working harder, then perform when it’s time to perform." (USA Today)

Will UNC again pursue Garrison Brooks?

UNC made a run at 2017 power forward Garrison Brooks last fall. The Tar Heels hosted the 6-9 big man in Chapel Hill last November shortly before he signed with Mississippi State. Now that the Bulldogs have reportedly granted Brooks’ request for a release from his letter of intent, the reigning national champions could rejoin the mix. The next step is to see if UNC will get involved. (ACC Sports Journal)

Cox Mill’s Wendell Moore Jr. named first-team sophomore All-American

Cox Mill sophomore wing Wendell Moore Jr. has been named a first-team MaxPreps sophomore All-American. Moore averaged 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for Cox Mill, which won the N.C. 3A state championship. Moore was named to the A.P. all-state team, the Observer’s All-Region team and was the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association player of the year. (Charlotte Observer)

ESPN special sheds recruiting light on Zion Williamson, Mohamed Bamba and more

Zion Williamson, who has become an Internet sensation in recent months with his highlight-reel dunks, joined ESPN’s Matt Schick and Paul Biancardi in the studio for two segments. He’s the No. 2 recruit in the class of 2018 — so he has another year to make a college decision — and he made it clear that he has a long way to go before he’s ready for that choice. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Josh Nickelberry discusses UNC, NC State, Florida, Louisville

Josh Nickelberry, a 6-foot-4 four-star guard in the 2019 recruiting class is already a hot commodity on the recruiting trail. Louisville, Nebraska, LSU, NC State and UCLA are among the schools showing heavy interest while North Carolina, Florida, Baylor, Clemson, Georgia and Georgia Tech have already offered. On UNC: "Every time I go there, coach (Roy) Williams and them show a lot of love." (Rivals.com)

Jordan Classic Roundup: NBA scouts, Kevin Knox, Mohamed Bamba and more

Kevin Knox is now considering Missouri along with UNC, Duke, Kentucky and Florida State, and said he could decide anytime between now and May 10. He said before he came to New York he heard from Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, Kentucky’s John Calipari and Kenny Payne, UNC’s Roy Williams, Missouri’s Cuonzo Martin and FSU’s Leonard Hamilton. (FanRag Sports)

Five storylines to follow during the late college basketball signing period

Could North Carolina's April get even better? The Tar Heels are in the top five for Kevin Knox, who is also considering Florida State, Missouri, Duke and Kentucky, but it's hard to get a feel for where the five-star forward will end up. UNC's appeal to Knox has likely improved by the day due to the expected departure of Justin Jackson. (Rivals.com)

UNC signee Jalek Felton set for Jordan Brand Classic

The Jordan Brand classic brings together all the top prospects from this year's classic for essentially an All-Star game featuring next season's star freshman. The game will be played this Friday, April 14th at 8:00 PM in Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Among those playing in the game will be 2017 North Carolina signee Jalek Felton. (Carolina Blue)

Coby White, Zion Williamson, Jairus Hamilton Receive All-America Honors

Spartanburg Day’s Zion Williamson was named the MaxPreps Junior All-America player of the year Tuesday. Two N.C. players made honorable mention: Coby White of Wilson Greenfield and Jairus Hamilton of Cannon School in Concord. White, a 6-foot-5 point guard, was named N.C. Gatorade player of the year and has committed to North Carolina. (Charlotte Observer)

Mississippi State grants release to 2017 signee Garrison Brooks

Although the Collegiate Commissioner's Association, which provides governance oversight of the National Letter of Intent program, denied Garrison Brooks' appeal to be released from his NLI, Mississippi State coach Ben Howland spoke with the four-star standout from Auburn, Ala., on Tuesday and decided to grant his release. "I want to do what's best for Garrison Brooks." (Mississippi State Athletics)

Four-star forward Jairus Hamilton discusses UNC, Kansas, Duke, Arizona

Jairus Hamilton’s recruitment has really taken off. All the usual suspects that sign highly ranked basketball recruits have already lined up in hopes of signing four-star small forward. Hamilton said North Carolina, Kansas, Arizona, Duke, Kentucky, Louisville and Wake Forest are the schools coming at him right now. He most recently took a visit to North Carolina. (Rivals.com)

Kevin Knox Pushes Back Announcement Date

Kevin Knox has pushed his college announcement back to April 28 or May 1, depending on national television availability, his father told Cats Illustrated. The 6-foot-8 Knox out of Tampa (FL) Catholic is considering North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, Florida State and Missouri, and is coming off a visit to Missouri this past weekend. Knox will be in New York this week for the Jordan Brand Classic. (Zag's Blog)

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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

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
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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