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Coby White brings a lot to the table for North Carolina

Coby White’s commitment to UNC has tangible ramifications for the program. White is a 6-foot-3 talent who plays for Greenfield High School in North Carolina. As far as how he is considered as a prospect, he’s a five-star guy who is ranked by ESPN as the 21st best overall prospect the 2018 class. Also according to ESPN, he is currently slotted as the fifth best point guard. (Today's U)

P.J. Washington Planning to Cut List

While P.J. Washington is looking forward to some rest in his own bed and a few home cooked meals, he's also looking forward to the next step in his recruitment. His list has stood at a 13 of UNC, Arizona, California, Kentucky, Michigan State, UCLA, Florida, Texas, Memphis, Michigan, Texas A&M, UNLV, and Wake Forest but Washington plans to shave it very soon. (Rivals.com)

Five-star SF Kris Wilkes trims list

Indianapolis (Ind.) North Central five-star small forward Kris Wilkes took to Twitter on Sunday to release an updated list of the top 11 schools he's considering attending. The 11 programs still in the running for the 6-foot-7, 195-pounder are as follows (in no particular order): North Carolina, Arizona, Butler, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, UCLA, Washington and Xavier. (247 Sports)

Details on Coby White's recruitment: "Carolina is a dream school"

It was a swift commitment from offer to pledge, but behind the scenes the recruitment of 2018 combo guard Coby White started in the spring and ramped up after some impressive AAU performances. CarolinaBlue spoke with Greenfield School head basketball coach Rob Salter to get the down low on UNC's recruitment of White and the young prospect's ultimate thought process. (Carolina Blue)

Why UNC? Andrew Platek explains

Before 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek pulled the trigger and committed to North Carolina, he broke down what he was looking for in a school, a basketball program, and his college experience. It was all about a combination of academics and basketball; a big reason why the Tar Heels and Stanford were two of the main schools the three-star prospect was considering. (Carolina Blue)

Video: P.J. Washington Ultimate EYBL Mixtape

Highlights of 2017 5-star power forward P,J, Washington (UNC offer), who led Team Penny to the EYBL Final 4 while averaging 17.4 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. He also won a Gold Medal with Team USA U18 this summer. View Video...

UNC commit Coby White as a person

North Carolina landed a big time in-state commitment on Thursday night when 6-4 combo guard Coby White called UNC head coach Roy Williams and committed to the Tar Heels. White becomes UNC's second commit for the 2018 class. On Friday, CarolinaBlue caught up Rob Salter, White's coach at Greenfield School in Wilson, N.C., to talk about what the Tar Heels are getting from White as a person. (Carolina Blue)

Why Coby White's commitment to UNC is a big deal

The ongoing NCAA case that's lingered over North Carolina has affected the Tar Heels' recruiting. And that's why 2018 standout Coby White's commitment to UNC this week is a big deal -- because it suggests the UNC staff is successfully convincing recruits that those possible sanctions other programs have suggested are coming aren't actually coming. (scroll halfway down article) (CBS Sports)

Steph Curry shouts out UNC commit Jalek Felton

It's quite the honor when the two-time NBA MVP shouts you out. That is what Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry did when he posted a picture of himself and 2017 UNC commit Jalek Felton to his personal instagram account. Curry also gave a nod to the Tar Heels. "Ready to see my guy @thej5show shine on the next stage! Go time #UNC." (Carolina Blue)

What will Coby White bring to UNC?

It wasn't a surprise to see the athletic and talented Coby White commit to UNC. The 2018 combo guard from Wilson is an in-state product and historically the Tar Heels have been successful locking down North Carolina talent. The swiftness of the commitment did catch some off guard. White was offered a scholarship on Monday, he committed to Roy Williams on Thursday night. (Carolina Blue)

Kris Wilkes' recruitment might be latest UNC vs. Indiana battle

If there was any question that Kris Wilkes’ recruitment had reached a national level, it was answered on Wednesday. UNC coach Roy Williams extended a scholarship offer to the 6-8 Wilkes. Wilkes plans to visit UNC Aug. 26-28. The addition of a blueblood name like North Carolina adds another level of intrigue to Wilkes’ recruitment, which has been relatively low-profile considering his national ranking. (Indianapolis Star)

5-Star SF Kris Wilkes Sets UNC Official Visit

Five-star forward Kris Wilkes knows two of his official visit destinations. The Indianapolis (Ind.) North Central standout will visit a couple of the powers of college basketball this fall, according to his father, Greg Wilkes. “We are visiting North Carolina August 26 through August 28,” said the elder Wilkes. “After that we will also officially visit UCLA September 22 through September 24.” (Inside Carolina)

Coby White Commits to UNC Basketball

Coby White, a 6-3, 170-pound rising junior from Wilson, NC, has committed to UNC. White, a 4-star shooting guard ranked the No. 61 prospect in the class of 2018, was offered by Roy Williams on Monday, and it didn’t long for White to decide where he wanted to play college basketball. “Last night I was thinking about it and I couldn’t even sleep,” White told THI on Thursday. “So I woke up this morning and knew I wanted to be a Tar Heel.” (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Kevin Knox Blog: Winning USA gold, cutting his list, and more

Kevin Knox: I cut my list down to 10 schools last week: Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Duke, Villanova, Miami, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Arizona. I’m looking forward to building closer relationships with the coaches and maybe setting up some unofficial visits. I’m not with the package deal stuff, but, of course, I talk to players about what it would be like to play together. (USA Today)

Losing Leaky: Spiders look to adjust after Rechon Black transfers

Rechon Black committed to the Tar Heels in January and since then has been a regular invitee to high-profile national-recruit events. Since late in the 2015-16 season, rumors swirled that Black would be leaving Concord High, and he did not play with the Spiders in team camps this summer. Over the weekend, Black made his exit official, and he picked one of the nation’s best prep programs. (Cabarrus Independent Tribune)

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

7/26/2017 - 7/29/2017
Watching 2019 PG Jeremiah Francis, 2020 PG R.J. Hampton, 2018 SF Jericole Hellems, Zion Williamson, Matthew Hurt, Romeo Langford, Nassir Little, Ashton Hagans, Armando Bacot, and Nate Laszewski in Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the adidas Prospect Series in Chanhassen, MN

Friday, July 21, 2017
Watching Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), Ashton Hagans, and Christian Brown at the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam in Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Watching 2018 wings Nassir Little, Zion Williamson, and Nate Laszewski at the Best of the South event in Cartersville, GA

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Watching Joey Baker, Jalen Johnson, Jalen Suggs, Jeremiah Robinson Earl, and Zach Harvey at the Under Armour event in Philadelphia, PA

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Nassir Little2018 SF
Simi Shittu2018 PF
Coby White2018 CG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Ashton Hagans2019 PG
Matthew Hurt2019 SF
James Wiseman2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG

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