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Which 2017 prospects stood out at USA Basketball?

One of the most versatile athletes in the 2017 class with an extreme upside, Kevin Knox showed how far he's come since he put his name on the map at USA Basketball a year and a half ago. Knox is a significantly improved shooter and spent a good portion of the weekend showing how capable he is with his jumper. UNC, Duke, Florida State, Kansas, and Kentucky are involved with Knox. (Scout.com)

Q&A with five-star forward Jarred Vanderbilt

What has UNC's pitch been to you? [Roy Williams said] it’s just positionless basketball. He really stressed not putting me in a box me being able to play all around the floor and that really stood out as well as their style of transition - you know I like to get up and down. His pitch was they never tell anybody to come they just said guys who take their visits love it so much they wanted to come back.” (Scout.com)

P.J. Washington Reflects on UNC Visit

P.J. Washington took a break in the action at USA Basketball's Junior National Mini-Camp to reflect on his recent official visit to Chapel Hill. "Just their tradition. Something about that North Carolina Blue is just different," Washington said. Besides the UNC visit, Washington has taken an official visit to Kentucky and also has scheduled official visits to Arizona and Texas. (Inside Carolina)

Kevin Knox Keeping Eye on UNC

Kevin Knox will be using the coming months to evaluate his four finalists. “I’m going to sign late,” he said. “Right now I’m aiming for early March, late March, or early April. A lot of people mess with me but that’s just how I want to do it and that’s what me and my family want to do.” That leaves the 6-foot-8 combo forward at least five months to take official visits and work his way toward a decision. (Inside Carolina)

5-Star SF Jarred Vanderbilt to Officially Visit UNC

Jarred Vanderbilt has nine schools left and has seen TCU and Houston unofficially this fall. He said he begins the official visit process next week with a trip to North Carolina. After visiting Chapel Hill he's got dates set with Texas and Arizona in late October and early November and he's finalizing a visit to Kentucky His final official visit will most likely be either Kansas or Oregon. (Rivals.com)

Sterling Manley to attend Late Night With Roy

Power forward Sterling Manley, who was offered by Roy Williams, announced his final four in the recruiting process on Sunday and included the Tar Heels. Manley will attend the annual “Late Night With Roy” event to unofficially kickoff the 2016-17 basketball season. He will be one of numerous recruits on campus for the event as the basketball team kicks off the season. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC in top four for 2017 PF Sterling Manley

Sterling Manley, the 6-10, 230-pound power forward, was recently offered by North Carolina coach Roy Williams. Williams then conducted an in-home visit on Wednesday to check in with the recruit. Earlier in the week, Manley released his top four schools. The Tar Heels made the cut along with West Virginia, Purdue, and Xavier. (Carolina Blue)

Looking at college basketball recruiting in the major conferences

As a group, the ACC is off to a solid start. The 14 Rivals150 players committed to the conference is tied for second most of any conference and only one behind the Pac-12’s 15. Of those 14 Rivals150 prospects committed, North Carolina-bound point guard Jalek Felton (No. 24 overall) is the only five-star who has currently committed to an ACC program. (Rivals.com)

Zion Williamson drawing attention as one of 2018’s finest

Zion Williamson is in no hurry to make a decision about his college choice. He said he’ll trim his list during the summer and sign in the early period in November of 2017. His parents said they’ll respect any decision. “Every kid grew up Duke and UNC fans, but we want him to go where he is comfortable and going to be a good fit,” Williamson’s mother Sharonda Sampson said. (The State)

Father of P.J. Washington discusses UNC official visit

Forward P.J. Washington (Dallas, TX/Findlay Prep) took an official visit to North Carolina last weekend. It was the second of four scheduled officials. The 6-7, 225-pound recruit is a major UNC target and the most important recruit for the Tar Heels in the 2017 class. CarolinaBlue spoke with Paul Washington, P.J.'s father and coach, about the two-day visit to UNC. (247 Sports)

2019 center D.J. Burns set to visit UNC

Class of 2019 center D.J. Burns (Rock Hill, SC) has set a visit to North Carolina for Nov. 11, according to John Whittle of TheBigSpur.com. Burns is a 6-9, 235-pound prospect out of Rock Hill, N.C. He is ranked as the No. 10 center and the No. 111 player in the 2019 class, per the 247Sports Composite. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams Offers 2017 PF Sterling Manley

UNC head coach Roy Williams evaluated Pickerington (Ohio) Central senior big man Sterling Manley on Monday and then offered a scholarship. At 6-foot-11, Manley is an intriguing post product that is reeling in offers this month. According to Eric Kreuger, head basketball coach at Pickerington Central, Roy Williams's message to Manley was "very clear." (Inside Carolina)

Analysis: 2017 UNC commit Brandon Huffman

On Monday, UNC added another piece to their 2017 recruiting class when 6-9 power forward/center Brandon Huffman committed to the Tar Heels. "Brandon Huffman, a legit 6-9 power forward, will bring toughness and upside to the North Carolina program. A native of Alaska, Huffman can rebound at both ends at a high level. He was also one of the best shot-blockers on the Adidas circuit." (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams visiting 2017 PF Sterling Manley

Roy Williams from North Carolina, John Thompson III from Georgetown and Rick Barnes from Tennessee are visiting 2017 post player Sterling Manley. Manley, 6-10, 230-pounds from Pickerington (Ohio) Central High School, is ranked No. 251 in the 247Sports Composite. He has officially visited West Virginia. Georgetown and Tennessee have offered while UNC currently has not. (247 Sports)

Center Brandon Huffman Commits to UNC Basketball

Like P.J. Hairston, Isaiah Hicks and Coby White before him, Brandon Huffman couldn't wait to be a Tar Heel. Not long after receiving a scholarship offer from Roy Williams, Huffman verbally committed to UNC on Sunday, multiple sources confirm. Huffman, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound center from Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God, is UNC's third commitment in the class of 2017. (Inside Carolina)

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Monday, September 25, 2017
Watching 2019 4 star power forward Armando Bacot at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA

Monday, September 25, 2017
Visiting 2019 4 star power forward Will Baker to offer him a scholarship in Austin, TX

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Visiting 2018 5 star small forward Nassir Little in Orlando, FL

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
On an in home visit with 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in New Albany, IN

More Recruiting Visits

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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