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Kevin Knox more than just a basketball star

Kevin Knox’s Tampa Catholic experience is more than just basketball. In his Economics class, the subject is supply and demand, something Knox can relate to. He is in high demand as one of the best prep basketball players in the country. In the course of one week, Duke, Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina coaches sat in his living room begging him to play at their schools. (Bay News 9)

P.J. Washington Blog: The Kentucky and North Carolina visits and more

P.J. Washington on his UNC visit: "I spent a lot of time with Coach Roy and I hung out with the team a lot. Theo Pinson was my host and he had me laughing the whole time. I think the biggest thing I’d say about that visit was how much of a family atmosphere it felt like down there. You could tell that everyone was really close; all the players that played there in the past come back. I definitely liked that." (USA Today)

P.J. Washington Cancels Arizona Visit

P.J. Washington, the 6-foot-8 forward from Findlay Prep (NV), cancelled his official visit to Arizona that was scheduled for this weekend, his father said Thursday. Kentucky, North Carolina and UNLV remain under consideration, and Washington will take an official to UNLV on Nov. 4. He has already taken officials to UNC and Kentucky. (Zag's Blog)

Video: Isaiah Stokes Junior Year Mix Tape

Highlights of 2017 power forward Isaiah Stokes, who holds an offer from North Carolina. Stokes is also considering Iowa State, Tennessee, Florida, and TCU, among others. View Video...

P.J. Washington hands out post-visit hardware

P.J. Washington's award for Best Presentation goes to: “North Carolina! They did something I’d never seen or heard of before. They basically put on a play and they brought different jerseys and masks and walked me through my life as a Tar Heel. They showed me committing, winning a national championship and then getting drafted into the NBA. It was special! I’ll never forget that.” (USA Today)

Video: Highlights of 2017 PF P.J. Washington at USA Basketball

P.J. Washington is Scout's 14th ranked prospect in 2017. Here are highlights of the five-star power forward at USA Basketball. Recruiting: P.J. Washington is down to UNC, Arizona, and Kentucky. View Video...

Video: Highlights of 2017 SF Kevin Knox from USA Basketball

Kevin Knox is Scout's 7th ranked 2017 prospect. Here are highlights of the five-star small forward from USA Basketball. View Video...

Roy Williams to visit P.J. Washington on Tuesday

According to a ZagsBlog interview with the father of 247Sports five-star forward P.J. Washington (Dallas, TX/Findlay Prep), UNC head coach Roy Williams will be in Las Vegas to visit with the prospect on Tuesday. This is just another part of the Carolina coach going all-in on Washington. (Carolina Blue)

Jarred Vanderbilt on official visit: "Great time in Chapel Hill"

A important part of this past weekend's UNC basketball recruiting weekend was five-star Jarred Vanderbilt's official visit to North Carolina. A 6-8, 200-pound small forward from Texas, Vanderbilt was front and center during UNC's Late Night with Roy festivities. He posted the following photo collage to his personal twitter account on Sunday, shortly after his visit ended. (Carolina Blue)

2017 PF Sterling Manley Commits to UNC

The Tar Heels were able to land a second post player on Sunday when Ohio native Sterling Manley picked the Tar Heels over Xavier, Purdue, and West Virginia. Manley, who hasn't played since February, caught the attention of the UNC staff in the fall and committed to the Tar Heels following his official visit. "Me and my family have decided that the University of North Carolina is best for me." (Scout.com)

Jarred Vanderbilt starts visit process

Currently in Chapel Hill for his visit to UNC, 5-star combo forward Jarred Vanderbilt broke down what he likes about the Tar Heels. “I like Roy Williams a lot and they’ve really stepped it up the last few months. His message with me is all about letting me play wherever on the court I can help. That’s what stands out to me. They are a transition team, which fits me as well.” (Rivals.com)

Late Night with Roy Recruit List

Late Night with Roy is North Carolina's premier recruiting event. It's not only the Tar Heels' unofficial season tip-off, but a great chance for UNC to show off it's entire basketball program. Carolina will be hosting a number of important recruits and commits on Friday evening in the Dean Dome. Here are some of recruits who are expected to be in attendance. (Carolina Blue)

Top ranked five-star Zion Williamson to visit UNC

Five-star small forward Zion Williamson will visit North Carolina on Friday for Late Night with Roy, UNC's annual unofficial season tip-off event. A 2018 recruit, Williamson is ranked as the No. 2 small forward and No. 6 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite ranking of the 2018 class. He is 247Sports No. 1 player in the class. (Carolina Blue)

Isaiah Stokes discusses upcoming Florida, TCU, UNC visits

Isaiah Stokes on his upcoming North Carolina visit: "I’m good friends with Jalek Felton and he’s talking to me about coming there. Playing at North Carolina would be great. It’s all basketball all the time, and the ACC is a tough conference. Coach (Roy) Williams is a great coach that gets the team to the tournament year after year and a chance to compete." (Rivals.com)

Kevin Knox discusses four finalists

Five-star small forward Kevin Knox isn't hiding anything when it comes to his timeline for making a decision or what will be important to him. At last weekend's USA Basketball minicamp, he made it clear that he's in no hurry and that he's hoping to be a one and done type player while discussing his final four of Duke, Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina. (Rivals.com)

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

Sunday, November 06, 2016
On an in home visit with 2017 SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

Monday, October 17, 2016
On an in home visit with 2017 5 star PF P.J. Washington in Henderson, NV

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
On an in home visit with 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manley (UNC offer) in Pickerington, OH

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Watching 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, SC.

Monday, September 26, 2016
Visiting 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manly in Pickerington, OH

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jarred Vanderbilt2017 SF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Brandon Huffman2017 PF
Sterling Manley2017 PF

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