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Video: Ivan Rabb the top player in the West

On the heels of a couple of official and in-home visits with California, UCLA, and Kentucky and being named the #5 prospect in the Class of 2015 by ESPN, Courtside Films has a new Ivan Rabb mixtape out. View Video...

Skal Labissiere's high school career likely over

It sounds like one of the nation's top centers in the Class of 2015 will have to find something other than high school basketball to occupy his time this winter. Skal Labissiere was ruled ineligible by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association after his hardship appeal to attend Lausanne Collegiate School was denied. What that means is that Labissiere, who is currently not enrolled in any school, will basically be biding his time until he can enroll in college. (Sporting News)

Brandon Ingram’s Dad Breaks Down Home Visits, Sets Three Midnight Madness Trips

Following in-home visits this week from Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, N.C. State and UCLA, Brandon Ingram has three Midnight Madness trips planned. The 6-foot-8 forward from Kinston (N.C.) will hit Midnight Madness at North Carolina (Oct. 3), Kansas (Oct. 10) and Kentucky (Oct. 17), with the latter two serving as official visits. Ingram is also considering Duke but he hadn’t heard from them because Coach K is leading Team USA in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball in Spain. (Zag's Blog)

Scout.com Updated 2016 Top 100 Basketball Recruits

Jayson Tatum held on to the pole position in the updated 2016 top 100. Harry Giles, Josh Jackson, Thon Maker and Malik Monk rounded out the top five in the new batch of rankings that were extended from a top 75 to a top 100. Tatum was pushed by the now healthy Harry Giles. The 6-foot-10 power forward is starting to regain his mobility after suffering an ACL and MCL injury and missing nearly a year of basketball. (Scout.com)

Stephen Zimmerman Talks Visit By UNC

Roy Williams and CB McGrath were in the home of 2015 five-star center Stephen Zimmerman Thursday night. And during the nearly two hour visit, the UNC staff made an impact with the family on many levels. Zimmerman and his mother, Lori Stevens, spoke after the Tar Heel staff left about the impressions that they had on the visit. "It was such a fun visit," said the Las Vegas (Nevada) Bishop Gorman prospect. "We were just laughing about how they were grabbing the moon pies on the way out." (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Roy Williams to visit Stephen Zimmerman

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams will be in Las Vegas today for an in-home visit with 2015 five-star center Stephen Zimmerman. The 6-foot-11, 214-pound Zimmerman is ranked as the No. 3 center and No. 12 prospect overall by the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rankings of the 2015 class. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams heads to Tennessee to visit Skal Labissiere

Class of 2015 recruit Skal Labissiere was in Chapel Hill this past weekend for his official UNC visit, and now Roy Williams is putting the full-court press on the versatile five-star center. On the first day of the contact period, Williams is traveling to Tennessee Tuesday to visit Labissiere, CarolinaBlue has learned. An impromptu official visit to UNC and an in-person visit by Roy Williams days later are strong indicators for mutual interest between the two parties. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams visits Brandon Ingram at 12:01 AM

After the clock struck midnight on Tuesday morning Roy Williams walked into the Ingram household in Kinston (NC) and made the first in-home visit of the September recruiting period, multiple sources can confirm. Along with UNC assistant Steve Robinson, Williams met with Brandon Ingram and his family and presented everything UNC and the Tar Heel program has to offer. The 12:01 AM visit is an obvious indicator of how UNC is prioritizing the 2015 6-foot-8 small forward. (Carolina Blue)

Edrice Adebayo Talks UNC Visit

Edrice Adebayo and his mentor, Eric Peartree, were able to make another unofficial visit to Chapel Hill this past weekend and they both spoke with Tar Heel Illustrated about their take-aways from the visit. TarHeelIllustrated: So take us through your visit. What did you do when you got there? I know you went to the football game and all, but did you do anything else? Take us through how your visit went down. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Roy Williams schedules two in-home visits

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and the Tar Heel staff have two in-home visits scheduled for the upcoming week. On Tuesday September 9th, UNC will have an in-home visit with five-star small forward Brandon Ingram. On Thursday September 11th, Coach Williams will travel to Las Vegas to have an in-home visit with five-star center Stephen Zimmerman. The 6-foot-11, 214-pound prospect will also attend Late Night with Roy on October 3rd in Chapel Hill for is official visit. (Carolina Blue)

2015 C Skal Labissiere to visit UNC this weekend

Five-star big man Skal Labissiere will officially visit North Carolina this weekend according to his twitter account. Labissiere is considered a heavy lean towards his home town school Memphis, but North Carolina along with Kentucky and UNLV have picks in his Crystal Ball. Ranked No. 13 by 247Sports and No. 7 in the 247Sports Composite, Labissiere at 6-10, 200-pounds is a skilled post player with high ceiling. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Basketball Recruiting Rundown

As we confirmed last week, the UNC staff has reached out to Dewan Huell, a 2016 PF from Miami (Florida) Norland. The 6-10 junior is one of the more promising young post prospects in the south and the Tar Heel staff is planning to fly down and see him workout in the next couple of weeks. A whole slew of college coaches are expected to be in Miami to see him so the UNC staff will have some company. Huell's coach, Lawton Williams, describes him as a fluid, athletic big guy with great hands. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Brandon Ingram Schedules In-Home Visits

In addition to upcoming official visits to Kansas and Kentucky, Brandon Ingram has a slew of upcoming home visits scheduled. The 6-foot-8 2015 forward from Kinston (N.C.) will host North Carolina the morning of Sept. 9, and N.C. State that evening, his father, Donald, told SNY.tv. On Sept. 10, Kansas coach Bill Self comes in and on Sept. 11, Kentucky coach John Calipari visits. On Sept. 12, UCLA assistant David Grace will pay a visit. (Zag's Blog)

Edrice "Bam" Adebayo to visit UNC Saturday

Elite 2016 big man Edrice Adebayo announced on Twitter he will be visiting UNC this Saturday. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward/center is a 247Sports five-star prospect and a top target for UNC head coach Roy Williams. UNC offered Adebayo on May 1st. Per the 247Sports rankings of the 2016 class, the Pinetown (NC) native is the No. 2 center, the No. 3 player in the state of North Carolina, and the No. 16 overall prospect in the nation. (Carolina Blue)

Jayson Tatum Cuts List to 10

Jayson Tatum has cut his list to ten schools. “In alphabetical order Arizona Duke Illinois Kansas Kentucky Mizzou North Carolina Saint Louis University UConn Wake Forest,” Tatum tweeted Monday. Tatum, who is arguably the No.1 player in the class of 2016, said that Duke is a school that he is looking forward to visiting. Tatum has also spoken about attending college with two good friends, Harry Giles and Dennis Smith Jr. (Zag's Blog)

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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