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Stephen Zimmerman sets final official visit, cuts UNC

After taking four official visits, Stephen Zimmerman, a standout at Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman, has set his fifth and final visit. Zimmerman, a five-star center, will visit the hometown school UNLV on Friday. Zimmerman has already taken official visits to Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA. North Carolina was previously on Zimmerman's list, but the two parted ways Tuesday morning, according to Zimmerman's mother -- Lori Stevens. (Scout.com)

Basketball Signing Day Primer

The first signing period begins on Wednesday and there are plenty of storylines to track leading up to the big day. Who will sign early? Who plans to wait? Which school will end up with the best class? Perry Dozier, a standout at Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley, is scheduled to announce his choice on Wednesday at 12:30 at his high school, according to his father – P.J. Dozier Sr. Dozier, Scout.com’s No. 33 recruit, is down to Georgetown, Louisville, South Carolina, North Carolina and Michigan. (Scout.com)

Luke Maye goes with dream school

It was no secret that power forward Luke Maye of Cornelius (N.C.) Hough High School coveted a UNC offer. That offer came and Maye, whose dad was a quarterback for UNC, is the first 2015 Tar Heel commitment. Maye, 6-7, 225-pounds, chose North Carolina over the likes of Charlotte, Clemson, Davidson and others. Ranked No. 108 in the Top 247 and No. 136 in the 247Sports Composite, Maye is a hard-nosed competitor with a high basketball IQ and skill level. (247 Sports)

Luke Maye commits to UNC

Roy Williams's first commitment in the 2015 class is Luke Maye, the 6-7 senior forward at Cornelius (N.C.) Hough confirmed on Tuesday morning. The other finalists were Clemson and Davidson. He received prior offers from Virginia, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Gonzaga, which were no longer under consideration. Williams first began seriously recruiting Maye after getting word that Maye and Hough bested Kennedy Meeks' team in the 2013 NCHSAA state playoffs. (Inside Carolina)

Harry Giles Interview

Harry Giles III is a consensus top-three basketball recruit in the Class of 2016, with offers from all of the nation’s top programs including the Big Four. And while basketball is a huge part of the Wesleyan junior’s life, there is more to the Winston-Salem resident. (Greensboro News & Record)

P.J. Dozier set to announce college decision on Wednesday

Dozier’s father and coach Perry said Sunday afternoon from practice his son had “somewhat” made his decision and will announce it on Wednesday. Dozier has been considering USC, Michigan, North Carolina, Georgetown and Louisville. (Sports Talk SC)

Roy Williams Visits P.J. Dozier

6-6 P.J. Dozier of Spring Valley, SC completed all of his official visits last weekend with a trip to Louisville. Now, coaches from at least four of his final five schools are visiting him this week to make one final plea for his services. Michigan coach John Beilein was the first in this week and North Carolina's Roy Williams is scheduled to visit on Wednesday. Georgetown coach John Thompson III also is expected to pay a visit this week according to Dozier's father. (Go Gamecocks)

RYD Prep Game Postponed Because Skal Labissiere is Sick

Skal Labissiere, the supremely-talented 6-11 forward, was scheduled to play with his team, Reach Your Dream Prep, Thursday vs. the Memphis Mustangs at Mid-America Baptist Seminary. But Michael Spradlin, the Mustangs coach, told 92.9 FM ESPN Wednesday that the game will be postponed.Hamilton phoned Spradlin Tuesday and informed him that Labissiere was dealing with an upper respiratory illness and would be unavailable to play. Spradlin, in order to accommodate Hamilton, offered to postpone the game — to which Hamilton agreed. (ESPN929.com)

UNC faces unanswered questions in recruiting

North Carolina junior Brice Johnson insists the UNC academic scandal isn't a distraction to the current basketball players because it didn't directly involve them. It certainly is having an impact on high school standouts who are being recruited by the Tar Heels. UNC coach Roy Williams acknowledges as much. "There's no question it's already hurt us in recruiting," Williams said last week at the ACC Operation Basketball event in Charlotte. (Fayetteville Observer)

P.J. Dozier Finishes Visits, Nears Decision

P.J. Dozier finished up his final official visit this past weekend and is nearing a college decision. Dozier, a 6-foot-6 lead guard out of Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley, took an official visit to Louisville from Thursday through Saturday. Two weeks prior to the Georgetown visit, Dozier took his official visit to North Carolina for the Late Night with Roy festivities. “North Carolina to me speaks for itself,” Dozier Sr. said. (Inside Carolina)

P.J. Dozier’s Commitment Coming Soon

One of the top players in the nation, P.J. Dozier, will announce his commitment soon. “Hopefully, he will have his mind made up by this coming weekend,” Dozier’s father, Perry, told SNY.tv Sunday following P.J.’s official visit to Louisville this weekend. “We will probably just notify the coaches what we will decide to do, and then he would make his announcement on ESPN.” Ranked No. 24 in the class of 2015 by 247 Sports, Dozier’s final five schools are Louisville, North Carolina, Georgetown, South Carolina and Michigan. (Zag's Blog)

5 Things to Know about Jaylen Brown

Here are five things to know about Jaylen Brown, the nation’s No. 2 overall basketball prospect. He’s a 6-foot-7 forward from Wheeler High School. Brown is taking his third official visit this weekend to UCLA. His first two trips were to Kentucky and Kansas earlier this month. Kentucky appears to be the school to beat, followed by UCLA. Brown will announce his college decision on April 1. It looks like North Carolina will get his fifth visit. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

2015 Basketball Class Only Has 22 Uncommitted Recruits

The initial basketball signing period begins in less than two weeks and there are currently 22 players in Scout.com's 2015 top 100 still uncommitted. Who are those 22 players considering and who will sign early? Scout.com breaks it down player by player. 1. Jaylen Brown, SF, Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler. North Carolina has dabbled in his recruitment lately and it wouldn’t be a surprise if they get an official visit. (Scout.com)

Scout.com Updated 2017 Top 50 Basketball Recruits

When we first introduced the 2017 class to you, we did so with DeAndre Ayton and Troy Brown at the top of the list. Well after getting a stronger look at the class and extending our rankings from a top 15 out to a top 50, the top two spots look familiar. While Ayton and Brown sit at the top, there are a handful of players just behind them that are elite level prospects. Michael Porter, a 6-foot-8 small forward, Zach Brown, a talented big man, and Wendell Carter round out the updated 2017 top 5. (Scout.com)

Harry Giles talks UNC and Duke visits

Harry Giles: "I went to UNC’s Late Night event and that was real cool; I had a lot of fun. They do a lot of funny skits and stuff like that. Then of course I saw my boy Theo (Pinson) out there and it was crazy to see him out there playing for them. He’s out there living his dream so I was happy to get to see that. Last weekend I went to Duke’s Countdown to Craziness and that was just live. I would love to have a decision before my senior season starts so I can just focus on being a senior." (USA Today)

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

Friday, January 29, 2016
Watching 2018 3-star small forward Jairus Hamilton play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NC.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Watching 2017 PF Wendell Carter play against Pace Academy in Atlanta, GA

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Visiting 2017 5-star small forward Kevin Knox at Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa, FL

Sunday, January 17, 2016
Watching 2016 4-star center Udoka Azubuike at the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, MA

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Watching 2016 UNC commits Tony Bradley and Brandon Robinson at the Wally Keller Invitational in Punta Gorda, FL.

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Rawle Alkins2016 SG
Jarrett Allen2016 PF
Mohamed Bamba2017 C
Wendell Carter2017 C
Jalek Felton2017 SG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jeremiah Tilmon2017 C
Tony Bradley2016 C
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 PG

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