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Video: Armando Bacot Summer Highlights

Summer highlights of 2019 4-star power forward Armando Bacot of Richmond, Virginia (Trinity Episcopal School). Bacot holds an offer from North Carolina to go with other ACC offers from Duke, Florida State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, NC State, and Wake Forest. View Video...

Five things to know about Jeremiah Francis

On August 11, a recruit from the class of 2019 verbally committed to UNC. Jeremiah Francis is a point guard ranked 60th in his class by ESPN, and 61st by 247sports (7th PG). He’s a high school junior for the 2017-18 school year, and will come to UNC in the fall of 2019. What should you know about this player, who is over two years away from suiting up for the Tar Heels? (Tar Heel Blog)

Meet Zion Williamson

Among high school basketball players Zion Williamson is a celebrity on a scale perhaps not seen since LeBron James. Other prep stars, such as John Wall, Thon Maker and Seventh Woods, have captivated millions of viewers with memorable mixtapes. But Williamson is unique in his capacity to produce stunning plays that send tremors across basketball Twitter and YouTube. (Sports Illustrated)

Five-star power forward Simi Shittu narrows list of schools

Five-star recruit Simi Shittu narrowed his list of schools to 10 on Sunday. Shittu, a 6-foot-8 forward out of Vermont Academy, is now considering Kentucky, UNC, Arizona, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Oregon, UConn, Arizona State, New Mexico and South Carolina. “I’m going to narrow it down to five in the next month or two,” Shittu said. “Then I’m going to start taking visits.” (Scout.com)

Roy's Radar: Class of 2019

This is an accurate look at the most serious basketball recruits currently being recruited by the UNC basketball staff. Included are photos, vitals, scouting analysis by Clint Jackson on each prospect. Clint Jackson on Wendell Moore: Moore is the ultimate quick twitch utility wing man. He is fast and has electric burst. Right now, his speed, athleticism and defense are his best traits. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Jeremiah Francis could continue North Carolina’s great PG tradition

Although UNC basketball coach Roy Williams is not done filling out his 2018 recruiting class, his 2019 recruiting efforts began with a bang Friday when 4-star point guard Jeremiah Francis made his verbal commitment to the Tar Heels. In the process, Francis -- an Ohio native -- turned down interest from hometown favorite Ohio State (his father, Jerry, was a star player for the Buckeyes in the 1980s). (FanRag Sports)

Updated Scout 2018 Top 100 College Basketball Recruits

For now, Marvin Bagley is still the No. 1 prospect in the 2018 recruiting class. Bagley, in our opinion, has separated himself from his peers and is far and away the top recruit in all of high school basketball. Zion Williamson, Cameron Reddish, Romeo Langford, Tre Jones, Darius Garland, Immanuel Quickley and Simi Shittu all claimed spots in the updated 2018 top 10. (Scout.com)

Q&A With Top-Ranked 2019 PF Vernon Carey, Jr

While some may have penciled him to the Hurricanes of Miami, his father's alma mater, three blue bloods of college basketball, Kansas, North Carolina, and Duke, offered 247Sports' current top-ranked player in the class of 2019 this week. We caught up with Vernon Carey, Jr. to discuss his successful AAU season, earning a gold medal, and the latest in his recruitment. (247 Sports)

Video: Jeremiah Francis Sophomore Season Highlights

Jeremiah Francis, a 4-star point guard from the 2019 recruiting class, committed to North Carolina on Friday. See what the Tar Heels will be getting in Francis, a high school teammate of UNC freshman forward Sterling Manley at Pickerington Central Central High (Pickerington, Ohio). View Video...

2019 PG Jeremiah Francis Commits to UNC

It only took nine days after being offered by Roy Williams for Pickerington Central's Jeremiah Francis to commit to North Carolina. Francis confirmed the commitment to 270 Hoops prior to Friday's announcement. "I mean, it's just North Carolina," Francis told 270 Hoops of the thinking behind his decision. "It's a powerful basketball program and really just a great place to be." (270 Hoops)

Simi Shittu Offers Interesting Thoughts on UNC

Simi Shittu, the 6-foot-8 power forward from Vermont Academy, says that Kentucky, Arizona, UNC, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Arizona State, and Ohio State are the schools recruiting him the hardest. On UNC: “They just won the national championship. They’re more of a developmental school. They have a lot of three-and done players. They also have a nice campus. It’s a learning environment.” (D1Vision)

Nassir Little Includes UNC in Top 5

Nassir Little, the 6-foot-7 small forward from Orlando Christian (FL) Prep, named North Carolina, Miami, Arizona, Duke, and Georgia Tech as his final five schools on Wednesday. Little’s final five comes just one day after receiving an offer from Duke on Tuesday. UNC offered Little on July 31. He has an official visit to Georgia Tech planned for Aug. 26. (Zag's Blog)

Nassir Little Schedules UNC Visit

On Wednesday evening, Nassir Little announced a top five that includes Arizona, Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami and North Carolina. And he took the next step with the Tar Heels, scheduling an official visit to Chapel Hill beginning on Sept. 8. The basketball team will hold a special championship ring ceremony that day in Kenan Stadium, featuring past Tar Heel national champions. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Among 4 Working Hardest For Nassir Little

6'6" Nassir Little is the epitome of the student-athlete: a high-motor, freak athlete that brings a cerebral approach to the game, while earning well over a 4.0 GPA. "Arizona, North Carolina, Oregon, Kansas...those are the four new schools that are recruiting me the hardest right now. The guys from North Carolina, growing up I always watched them. They've got great players" (247 Sports)

Where UNC Stands with Simi Shittu

North Carolina came in with an offer for five-star forward Simi Shittu last week. He had talked in the past about liking the Tar Heels, so an offer definitely had to have caught his eye. North Carolina doesn’t have much of a pressing need in the frontcourt as it's hard to see any of its upperclassmen leaving early for the NBA at this point. Oregon remains the squad to beat. (Rivals.com)

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

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

Monday, September 18, 2017
Visiting 2019 UNC commit Jeremiah Francis in Pickerington, OH

Monday, September 18, 2017
Visiting 2019 power forward Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) in Rochester, MN

Sunday, September 17, 2017
On an in home visit with 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson (UNC offer) in Spartanburg, SC

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Visiting 2018 4-star power forward Darius Days (UNC offer) at The Rock School in Gainsville, FL

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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