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North Carolina’s top high school basketball talent? Find them all in Cabarrus County

The No. 1 player in the class of 2017 is Concord Robinson’s 6-3 point guard Lavar Batts Jr., who plays for his father at his high school. The No. 1 player for 2018 is Concord High’s Rechon “Leaky” Black, a national top 20 player, who is a 6-7 point guard. The No. 1 player in the class of 2019, Cox Mill’s 6-5 forward Wendell Moore Jr., is arguably the top player nationally in his class. (Charlotte Observer)

Offers, interest coming in for 2017 guard Blake Harris

2017 prospect Blake Harris is on the move. Harris, a 6-foot-3 guard, has transferred from Martinsville (Va.) Carlisle School to Raleigh (NC) Word of God for his junior season. On the recruiting front, Harris claimed scholarship offers from Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, and, Clemson, among others. Harris has also garnered interest from North Carolina. (Scout.com)

Rawle Alkins Blog: From N.Y. to N.C., Roy Williams, and more

Rawle Alkins: "I took an unofficial visit to North Carolina last weekend for the Late Night event and it was really fun. I loved talking to Coach Roy, he’s a really good guy with a great heart. For me, when I’m thinking about choosing a school, it has a lot to do with how the fans communicate with the players. Seeing how the UNC fans communicated with me was amazing!" (USA Today)

UNC To Host Impressive Recruit Lineup for Late Night

The Tar Heels are hosting a big visit weekend for their Late Night with Roy event. Most notably would be visits from class of 2016 prospects Rawle Alkins, Udoka Azubuike, and Seventh Woods. Also committed 2016 prospects Brandon Robinson and Tony Bradley will be in attendance. That alone would make it a huge visit weekend for the Tar Heels, but those guys are far from alone. (Scout.com)

Basketball Recruits Attending Late Night With Roy

Late Night with Roy is the biggest UNC basketball recruiting night of the year. It's a chance for North Carolina to get recruits and commits of several classes on campus to check out the basketball program, tour facilities, interact with coaches, and see the current group of UNC players. Here is a list of players that CarolinaBlue has confirmed will be the 2015 version of Late Night with Roy. (Carolina Blue)

Seventh Woods to Attend Late Night with Roy

Seventh Woods, a 6-1, 175-pound combo guard, will visit UNC on Friday, Oct. 23rd for Late Night with Roy. Woods is the No. 6 combo guard and the No. 41 overall prospect in the 2016 class. He has narrowed down his choices to Georgetown, North Carolina, and South Carolina, though experts believe that Woods is down to the Tar Heels and the Gamecocks. (Carolina Blue)

Joey Baker, Rawle Alkins, Udoka Azubuike set to attend UNC's "Late Night with Roy"

Fayetteville's Joey Baker, a Trinity Christian freshman and highly regarded Class of 2019 recruit, plans to attend North Carolina's "Late Night with Roy" festivities Friday night in Chapel Hill. Two uncommitted, top-25 prospects in the Class of 2016 - Rawle Alkins, a wing from Raleigh's Word of God, and Udoka Azubuike, a center from Potters House Christian in Florida - are among the others expected to attend. (Fayetteville Observer)

Late Night Preview: UNC Recruit List

As "Late Night with Roy" opens the 2015-16 Tar Heel basketball season on Friday, a large collection of recruits will be courtside at the Smith Center: Tony Bradley, Rawle Alkins, Jalek Felton, Matt Coleman, Brandon Robinson, Udoka Azubuike, among others. (Inside Carolina)

Rawle Alkins to Attend Late Night With Roy

North Carolina may be out of the Harry Giles Sweepstakes, but UNC fans can take consolation in the upcoming visit of Rawle Alkins, the No. 3-ranked shooting guard in the Class of 2016 according to 247Sports.com. The 6-foot-5 Alkins announced on Twitter that he will visit North Carolina on Friday. It will be his second visit to campus after he and his mother stopped by in September. (Zag's Blog)

Harry Giles won't take official visit to UNC, according to report

Top-ranked Class of 2016 prospect Harry Giles no longer plans to take an official recruiting visit to North Carolina, according to SNY's Adam Zagoria. On Friday, UNC will host several other recruits during its annual Late Night with Roy event in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels have been considered a longshot in the recruitment of Giles, who narrowed his list to Duke, Wake Forest, Kentucky, UNC and Kansas in July. (Fayetteville Observer)

Five-star power forward Lauri Markkanen commits to Arizona

Five-star power forward Lauri Markkanen verbally committed to Arizona Saturday morning during his official visit. "I think I have a chance to go play against great guys every day in practice," Markkanen said. "I think I can get minutes here. I like everything I see here." Prior to visiting Arizona, Markkanen visited Utah and North Carolina. Both of those official visits were within the last week. (Scout.com)

North Carolina, Arizona could be next stop for Finland's latest NBA hopeful, Lauri Markkanen

The Nordic countries are among the few regions left around the world that haven't yet had an influx of professional basketball talent to America. Finland's Lauri Markkanen is trying to change that. Markkanen will pass on playing professionally next season and instead likely head to North Carolina, Arizona, or Utah. The 6-11, 220-pound 18-year-old developed his game despite the ice and snow in his native country. (CBS Sports)

Video: Brandon Robinson Summer Highlights

Summer highlight video of Brandon Robinson, a recent 2016 North Carolina basketball commit and 4-star shooting guard from Douglasville, Georgia. View Video...

Seventh Woods addresses internet speculation & date he will announce (video)

Highly-recruited Hammond guard Seventh Woods, who made his final official visit last weekend to South Carolina, sat down with us on Thursday and addressed a variety of topics. Among the issues discussed are the rampant internet rumors by folks claiming to be “close to the situation” that are entirely baseless and untrue, his recent visits to UNC and USC, and the date that he plans on announcing his college choice. (Midlands HS Sports)

Roy Williams watching Seventh Woods

In an attempt to seal the deal with 2016 combo guard Seventh Woods, UNC head coach Roy Williams is in Columbia, S.C. watching Woods play in an open gym at The Hammond School. Also in attendance is South Carolina assistant coach Lamont Evans, per Carey Rich of 107.5 The Game. Woods is coming off his official visit to South Carolina over the Oct. 9th weekend. Woods visited UNC on Sept. 25th. (Carolina Blue)

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

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic Center

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic Center

Friday, February 10, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in his game at New Albany High School in New Albany, IN

Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Watching 2018 4 star small forward Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer) play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NC

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Watching class of 2020 PF Isaiah Todd (John Marshall HS) at his game in Richmond, VA

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF

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