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Roy Williams to make second visit to see Skal Labissiere?

In a tweet by the head coach of Lausanne Collegiate School basketball team, Kenneth White said Monday he is "Looking forward to having Coach Roy Williams from North Carolina...on campus this week." Five-star center Skal Labissiere is a senior at the Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis. He is a top target for the Tar Heels. The 6-foot-10 Labissiere took an official visit to UNC over the September 5th-7th weekend. Williams visited Labissiere on September 9th. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams goes in-home with Antonio Blakeney

North Carolina's Roy Williams met with former Louisville commitment Antonio Blakeney and his family Monday night. Blakeney also confirmed with 247Sports that he will officially visit Missouri on October 10 and LSU on November 7. Mark Gottfried of N.C. State visited Blakeney, ranked No. 15 by 247Sports and No. 17 in the 247Sports Composite, last week. Staffs from Kentucky, LSU, USC and Missouri have also met with Blakeney, a 6-4, 170-pounds from Sarasota (Fla.) Oak Ridge High School. (247 Sports)

Roy Williams watches Dennis Smith, Jr.

A heavy contingent of head coaches and assistants watched the top point guard in 2016 Dennis Smith. Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams brought along two assistants each to Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian School. Mark Gottfried of N.C. State and assistants from Florida and Kansas were also in the gym. At 6-3, 180-pounds, Smith is ranked No. 3 by 247Sports and No. 5 in the 247Sports Composite. (247 Sports)

Video: Jalek Felton Highlight Mix

Official EliteMixtape of 2017 PG prospect, Jalek Felton. He plays at Mullins (S.C.) High School and is the nephew of Raymond Felton. View Video...

Brandon Ingram: Evaluation

North Carolina native Brandon Ingram has made remarkable progress over the past 18 months. At one time a stringbean with unfulfilled promise, he's now a stringbean who's routinely turning in big performances. (Scout.com)

Roy Williams Set For In-Home Visit With Ivan Rabb

Ivan Rabb's seventh and final in-home visit will be with North Carolina, the Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd's coach confirmed. Lou Richie said the Tar Heel coach will be making the trip to see Rabb on Oct. 6. It will actually be UNC's second in-home, as Williams previously conducted a meeting with the Rabb family in late April. (Inside Carolina)

Harry Giles III talks winning gold, Super 25 preseason ranking prediction and more

Harry Giles is widely regarded as one of the country’s top players, regardless of class, with college basketball heavyweights like North Carolina, Kentucky and Duke, among many others, all giving chase. "I feel like I’m almost back to 100 percent. I think definitely by the start of the season that I’ll be 100 percent so I’m excited about that too! We have open gym after school every day and I’ve had a lot of coaches come in to see me like South Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke, N.C. State, UNC and Baylor. Louisville called me last week and said they’d be out too." (USA Today)

UNC trending for 2015 PF Luke Maye

247Sports four-star prospect Luke Maye doesn't have a North Carolina offer, but that isn't keeping his Crystal Ball from trending their direction. Maye's father played football at UNC, and Rick Lewis of phenomhoopsreport.com is reporting that Luke Maye will unofficially visit North Carolina October 3. Scuttlebutt also has it that Maye is a strong Tar Heel lean with or without a scholarship. (247 Sports)

Five Basketball Recruits Lined Up For Late Night With Roy

"Late Night with Roy" is just over a week away, and Inside Carolina sources have thus far confirmed five hoops recruits that plan to be in attendance for the season-opening Oct. 3 event at the Smith Center: Brandon Ingram, P.J. Dozier, Luke Maye, Edrice Adebayo, and Sacha Killeya-Jones. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Watches PF Sacha Killeya-Jones

When it comes to Sacha Killeya-Jones, college coaches are very intrigued with the long-term potential of the 6-10, 195-pound PF from Lynchburg (Virginia) Episcopal. His recent open gyms have drawn some of the region's top college coaches. Many college programs have put Lynchburg on their agendas this week and last week to let the prospect know that he's on their radar. North Carolina was one of the programs that stopped by to watch him. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Ivan Rabb Awaiting Carolina Home Visit to Plan Officials

Ivan Rabb is awaiting a home visit with North Carolina before he sets his official visits, his high school coach told SNY.tv. “All the schools have been in except for one and that’s North Carolina,” Bishop O’Dowd coach Lou Richie said, adding that Roy Williams had a schedule conflict that prevented this week’s planned visit. “There’s no set date [for the Carolina visit],” Richie said. The 6-foot-10 power forward has already met with UCLA, Kentucky, Kansas, Cal, Arizona and Georgetown. (Zag's Blog)

Stephen Zimmerman to Commit Late, Won’t Sign an NLI

Stephen Zimmerman, the 7-footer from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, won’t commit until the spring and won’t sign a National Letter of Intent at all, his mother told SNY.tv. “It doesn’t protect the student-athlete, only the University,” Lori Zimmerman said by text. An NLI binds the student-athlete to the school, meaning if the coach leaves or is fired the player is still obligated to attend the school unless he gets a release. Some prospects ask for an addendum to the NLI specifying that if the coach leaves, the player is also free to leave. (Zag's Blog)

Oakland high school preps Ivan Rabb for future success

One of the top high school basketball players in the country is from the Bay Area. 17-year-old Bishop O'Dowd senior Ivan Rabb starts his day at the high school gym with a basketball in hand. Peek into one of their practices and you just see a bunch kids playing a game they love. But Rabb knows that all eyes are on him. "I just want to set a good example," explained Rabb. (KTVU.com)

Video: Stephen Zimmerman Summer Mixtape

Stephen Zimmerman, a five-star center from Bishop Gorman High (Las Vegas, NV), has had a busy summer. In June, the 7-foot center was part of the USA Basketball U18 team that won the gold medal in the FIBA Americas Championships. In August, he was named MVP of the Nike Global Challenge. A week later, he appeared in the Under Armour Elite 24 in Brooklyn. In between, he logged 22 games for the Oakland Soldiers in the Nike EYBL. On July 27, Zimmerman announced his five official visits, which begins on Oct. 3. (NBC Sports)

P.J. Dozier To Attend Late Night With Roy

The official visit schedule for class of 2015 point guard P.J. Dozier has shifted again. Previously, Dozier had named a final five, in no particular order, of South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgetown, Michigan and Louisville. Dozier's official visits to South Carolina and North Carolina have moved. The four visit dates are: Michigan - 9/26, North Carolina - 10/3, Georgetown - 10/17, South Carolina - 10/24 (247 Sports)

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

Tuesday, February 02, 2016
At Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada watching 2017 4-star power forward P.J. Washington

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

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
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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