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Roy Williams watches Jayson Tatum

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams watched the 247Sports Composite No. 1 prospect Jayson Tatum Thursday night. Tatum is one of many elite prospects that UNC is pursuing in the 2016 class. The list includes Harry Giles, Dennis Smith, Bam Adebayo, and Seventh Woods. Tatum is a 6-foot-8, 190-pound small forward from St. Louis. (Carolina Blue)

UNC checks on 2016 four-star wing Maverick Rowan

North Carolina assistant Hubert Davis watched 2016 four-star Maverick Rowan of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons High School on Thursday night according to recruiting analyst Cory Evans. A 6-7 200-pound wing scorer, Rowan decommitted from Pittsburgh when he moved down to Florida this season. He is ranked No. 45 in the 247Sports Composite. Florida, Louisville, N.C. State and others have been heavily involved in his recruitment since decommitting. (Carolina Blue)

It's not hype if you can do it, and Chaminade's Jayson Tatum can

Jayson Tatum just might end up as the best player to come out of St. Louis. You don't have to tell me how outlandish such a proclamation sounds, either. It's high school. I get it. Hyping schoolboy players makes me uncomfortable, too. But from everything I have seen, read and heard, Jayson Tatum is different. Like two NBA stars who came out of Chaminade, Bradley Beal and David Lee, he is the real deal, too. (FOX Sports)

Recruiting Notebook: Jaylen Brown returns from UNC

The nation’s top ranked player in the 2015 recruiting class – Jaylen Brown – took an official visit to North Carolina last weekend. Despite being in town for UNC’s biggest and most exciting win of the year, over Louisville, Brown said the highlight of the trip was learning more about North Carolina’s tradition. “I would say the tradition,” Brown said. “They have a lot of it. They have a family environment. A lot of people come back and give back to the program." (Scout.com)

Jaylen Brown Blog: No. 2 ranked senior talks UNC visit

2015 small forward Jaylen Brown: "I had my visit to UNC last weekend and I had a great time! I would give it a 10 out of 10. I met with Coach Roy a bunch of times, the academic advisor, ate at coach’s house, hung out with the players at their dorms and all that. I had a ball! They definitely know how to treat you at North Carolina. Just to be a part of that environment with those fans was special to me. You should’ve been in that locker room after the game! It was just really genuine and hype." (USA Today)

Video: Harry Giles City of Palms Highlights

A fresh mixtape of Harry Giles' performance at the City of Palms. The Winston-Salem, NC native, who helped lead the United States to a gold medal at the FIBA 17-U World Championship in Dubai, has yet to trim his lengthy list of college suitors. Colleges that are recruiting Harry Giles include Kentucky, Duke, Wake Forest, Kansas, North Carolina, N.C. State, Ohio State, and Syracuse. (247 Sports)

Harry Giles fits right in with win at Smith Center

Just hours before Marcus Paige knocked down the game-winning shot against Louisville on Saturday, he and his North Carolina teammates sat along the baseline at the Smith Center taking in the show during the UNC junior varsity men’s basketball game. 6-foot-10, 210-pound spectacle Harry Giles had each and every Tar Heel on the edge of their seat. The high school junior from Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point even drew the attention of ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale. (Daily Tar Heel)

Harry Giles Plays Against UNC’s JV, Dick Vitale Calls It an ‘Unfair Advantage’

After Harry Giles and his Wesleyan Christian teammates played the North Carolina JV team on Saturday, Dick Vitale called it an “unfair advantage” during ESPN’s broadcast of the Louisville-North Carolina game. Vitale said North Carolina was gaining a recruiting edge by hosting the 6-foot-10 Giles, whom Vitale called a “special” talent. Giles and this teammates planned to then watch North Carolina edge Louisville, 72-71, in ACC action. (Zag's Blog)

Video: Harry Giles Interview and Highights From Saturday in the Dean Dome

Interview and highlights of 2016 UNC recruit Harry Giles and his Wesleyan Christian squad facing off against UNC's JV basketball team. (Inside Carolina)

Jaylen Brown's workout regimen

Class of 2015 prospect Jaylen Brown has become a top target for North Carolina as the Tar Heels close out this year's recruiting class. Brown is a 6-foot-7, 217-pound wing. He is ranked as the No. 2 overall player in the 247Sports Composite rankings. Brown is taking an official visit to UNC this weekend. He has already taken officials to UCLA, Kansas, and Kentucky. He plans to use his last official to check out Michigan. (Carolina Blue)

The Harry Giles Blog: Playing in the Dean Dome Saturday

Harry Giles: "I’m definitely looking forward to our game Saturday because we play against the UNC JV team and we get to play in the Dean Dome. It’s cool because they’re, obviously, one of the schools recruiting me and anytime you get a chance to play on a floor like that, with all that history, it’s fun. It’ll give me a chance to see what it’d be like if that’s where I played in college. We’re gonna stay and watch them play Louisville right after our game so that’ll be a fun Saturday." (USA Today)

Basketball Recruits Visiting UNC vs Louisville on Saturday

An elite collection of basketball recruits are expected courtside for UNC’s pivotal ACC matchup with Louisville on Saturday. Jaylen Brown: The No. 1 overall player in the class of 2015 is taking an official visit to North Carolina this weekend. It’s Brown’s first-ever trip to Chapel Hill and will mark the third time in the last six years (Harrison Barnes, Andrew Wiggins) that Scout.com’s top-ranked player has used an official visit at UNC. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams offers 5-star guard Kobi Simmons

Roy Williams liked what he saw out of 2016 five-star combo guard Kobi Simmons at the City of Palms Classic, so he made a trip to Atlanta Tuesday night and offered Simmons after his game. "Coach Williams said he liked the way he plays when he saw him in Fort Myers, and he wanted to make a personal trip down here," said Simmons' father Demond Stephens. Stephens noted the recruiting effort of Hubert Davis, who has recruited Simmons religiously for five months. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams visiting 2016 five-star guard Kobi Simmons

2016 five-star combo guard Kobi Simmons has been on the North Carolina radar for a few months. Apparently the recruitment is heating up as Roy Williams is expected to visit Simmons Tuesday per his travel team coach, Horace Neysmith. Simmons, 6-5, 170-pounds from Alpharetta (Ga.) St. Francis, played outstanding basketball at the recent City of Palms Classic. He is long athlete with a three-level scoring game and a penchant for making plays. (Carolina Blue)

Bam Adebayo's big night

Class of 2016 power forward Edrice "Bam" Adebayo had quite the impressive stat line on Monday night. The five-star prospect had 32 points, 28 rebounds, five blocks, five assists, and four steals. In front of UNC head coach Roy Williams in December, Adebayo dropped 40 points. Adebayo is a top target for North Carolina. He attended the December 27th game in Chapel Hill against UAB and has made multiple unofficial visits to UNC in 2014. (Carolina Blue)

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

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Watching 2019 F Matthew Hurt, 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 SG Zion Williamson at the adidas Uprising event in Atlanta, GA

4/22/2016 - 4/23/2016
Watching 2017 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2017 PG Trevon Duval, 2018 PG Devon Dotson, 2018 SF Cameron Reddish, 2017 C Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, 2017 SG Brandon Randolph, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 SG Lonnie Walker in Indianapolis, IN

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Visiting previously offered 2017 5 star center Jeremiah Tilmon in La Porte, Indiana

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

Monday, April 18, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 PF P.J. Washington in Dallas, TX

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Mohamed Bamba2017 PF
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jeremiah Tilmon2017 PF
Tony Bradley2016 C
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 CG
Jalek Felton2017 CG
Brandon Randolph2017 SG
P.J. Washington2017 PF

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