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Top prospects, recruiting battles and new names in latest ESPN 100

The best small forwards in the 2017 class are loaded with versatility, shot-making ability and terrific size: Michael Porter Jr. (No. 4) has extreme versatility, Kevin Knox (No. 7) is a highly skilled shooter, and Brian Bowen (No. 10) can make plays and score. Seven-footer DeAndre Ayton stayed at No. 1, and it isn't hard to see why. (ESPN.com)

Jalek Felton ranked five stars by ESPN

UNC basketball commit Jalek Felton, nephew of former UNC star Raymond Felton, is ranked 24th on ESPN’s updated top 100, one of just 27 players given five stars. Once ranked as high as seventh by ESPN, Felton has hovered in the mid-twenties. He is the consensus number-one combo guard in the class of 2017 and the top player in the state of North Carolina. (Keeping It Heel)

Video: Highlights of top 35 overall prospect Mitchell Robinson

One of the biggest stock risers this spring has been center Mitchell Robinson. He has been dominant for Pro Skills in the EYBL, and Robinson is hearing from Texas A&M, LSU, North Carolina, and Kentucky. View Video...

2018 SF Jairus Hamilton Spring Highlights & Recruiting Update

Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer) is a 2018 small forward from Cannon High School in Concord, NC. Miami, West Virginia, Texas A&M, Maryland, and Florida have been the most recent to offer this spring. It’s been said that UNC is very high on his list but he still hasn’t narrowed it down just yet. He’s taken unofficial visits to Duke, Wake Forest, and UNC already. (Make Playz)

2017 SF Jarred Vanderbilt hearing from UNC

2017 5-star small forward Jarred Vanderbilt visited Arizona last year, but says he hasn't been on any visits since, and he wants a chance to do that before narrowing things down. He's hearing from Arizona as well as Texas and Kansas "on the daily." Vanderbilt names Baylor, Oregon, North Carolina, Kentucky and TCU as the other teams in steady contact with him. (247 Sports)

Video: UNC interested in 2017 center Brandon McCoy

Scout.com's 15th ranked 2017 recruit, Brandon McCoy, has offers from several of the nation's top programs. He tells Scout that Arizona, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oregon, and UCLA are among the schools working hardest in his recruitment. View Video...

Five-star PF P.J. Washington discusses UNC visit

Five-star class of 2017 power forward P.J. Washington is one of the most sought-after players in the country right now, and he is coming off visits last weekend to UNC and N.C. State. "It was great," Washington said. "I got to see coach Roy (Williams) and the facilities on campus and the dorms." Washington also stopped by to see the N.C. State campus. (247 Sports)

Recruiting Roundup: Nick Weatherspoon, Malik Newman

Malik Newman has not yet scheduled visits to N.C. State or anywhere else, but word that they are interested has already spread to recruits. "I have already been hearing about N.C. State and Malik," said Nick Weatherspoon (UNC offer), a 6-foot-2 four-star guard out of Velma Jackson (MS). "It would be nice. We could play together because we are from the same state." (Zag's Blog)

Five-star PF P.J. Washington visits UNC

Class of 2017 5-star power forward P.J. Washington (Dallas, TX/Findlay Prep) and his father took an unofficial visit to UNC on Thursday. Washington is ranked as the No. 23 overall player in the 2017 class and has become a priority for the Tar Heels for this cycle. At 6-7, 225-pounds, he is an undersized power forward but plays with great physicality. (Carolina Blue)

Wendell Carter Named EYBL Atlanta MVP

2017 5-star power forward and UNC offeree Wendell Carter's talent is undeniable. He's versatile, coachable and wants to be great. All of the intangibles are there, but it's his off-court demeanor that caught the attention of his teammates. An A-student with aspirations of becoming a full-fledged actor, there is more to Carter than what you see on the court. (D1 Circuit)

Video: Jalek Felton highlights from recent Big Shots event

2017 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton showed he is ready to make an impact at UNC while playing in a recent Big Shots event with his traveling team, Team Felton. Here are a few highlights. View Video...

UNC Showing Interest in 2018 PG Javonte Smart

North Carolina is showing interest in 2018 point guard Javonte Smart, and presumed leader LSU, along with Baylor, Massachusetts, Wake Forest and Xavier, has offered Smart. 6-4, 185-pounds and out of Baton Rouge (La.) Scotlandville Magnet High School, Smart has the size and skills to play the two, but Smart is much more comfortable running the show. (247 Sports)

Rundown of how basketball recruits with UNC, Duke, NC State and local ties are faring

UNC commit Jalek Felton is averaging 19 points and 5 assists on the UAA circuit. Wendell Carter, who picked up a Duke offer in June 2015 and a UNC offer in August 2015, is averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds on the EYBL circuit. Rechon Black, who is committed to UNC, has averaged 8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in eight Adidas Gauntlet Series games. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC, Kansas, UConn, Tennessee interest for 2018 PG Drue Drinnon

2018 four-star point guard Drue Drinnon now has interest from UNC, Tennessee, Connecticut, and Kansas. Offers are also in from Florida, Missouri, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. 6-0, 175-pounds out of Commerce (Ga.) Pebble brook High School, Drinnon is a rock solid lead guard who is strong with the ball and an efficient shooter. (247 Sports)

UNC, Kansas, Kentucky pursuing 2019 small forward D.J. Jeffries

Small forward D.J. Jeffries of Olive Branch (Miss.) High School is one of the top talents in the 2019 class. Some significant programs are showing interest in him according to Andrew Slater of 247Sports. Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina are all now recruiting the 6-7, 185-pound Jeffries. Offers are already in from Iowa State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Wake Forest. (247 Sports)

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

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford (UNC offer) at the FIBA World Cup U-19 practices in Colorado Springs, CO

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Watching 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 PF Armando Bacot, 2018 SF Nassir Little, 2019 PG Ashton Hagans, and 2019 SF Christian Brown at the Adidas Uprising in Atlanta, GA

4/28/2017 - 4/29/2017
Watching 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2018 PF Nazreon Reid, 2018 C Moses Brown, 2018 PF Ian Steere, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 UNC CG commit Coby White, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard, and 2020 SG Jonathan Jackson (Justin's brother) in Fishers, IN

4/22/2017 - 4/23/2017
Watching 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2020 PF Isaiah Todd, 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2018 SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer), and Armando Bacot in Dallas, TX

Friday, April 21, 2017
Watching 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2019 C D.J. Burns, 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, and 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard in Hampton, VA

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Garrison Brooks2017 PF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF

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