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Complete coverage of North Carolina Basketball Recruiting.

Video: Zion Williamson discusses recruiting

Five-star forward Zion Williamson is sitting out of the second April evaluation period, but he showed up at the LakePoint Sporting Community to support his team -- SC Supreme. Following a Saturday game, Williamson talked to Scout about his game, as well as his recent in-home visits. View Video...

Five-star Naz Reid discusses his motivation and recruiting

Five-star Naz Reid is one of the highest upside players in the class of 2018. On Friday he was dominant and talked about his motivation to play hard. Roy Williams was court side to watch Reid on Friday, and Reid feels his style of play appeals to the Tar Heels. "With me being able to rebound and run the floor, I think that is what interests them," said Reid of UNC. (Scout.com)

Zion Williamson is staying put for his senior year

It’s not uncommon for elite players to follow their breakout season with news of a transfer for their senior finale. But that won’t be the case for Spartanburg Day School’s Zion Williamson, a 6-foot-8 forward who took the country by storm as a junior racking up millions of views on his highlight clips showcasing unfathomable dunks. “I’m staying,” said Williamson. (USA Today)

Romeo Langford scores 20 in front of big name coaches

Five-star guard Romeo Langford drew a crowd Friday on the opening day of the adidas Gauntlet Atlanta stop. Archie Miller, Rick Pitino and Mike Kryzewski were among the coaches watching Scout's No. 3 player against Ramey Jets United. To go with Indiana, Louisville and Duke, Langford was also watched by assistant coaches from Kentucky, North Carolina, and Kansas. (Scout.com)

UNC signees Jalek Felton, Jaelynn Murray named South Carolina Mr. and Ms. Basketball

Mr. Basketball in South Carolina is Gray Collegiate Academy’s Jalek Felton. Felton, who signed with UNC, played in the Jordan Brand All-American game and is the nephew of former Tar Heels point guard Raymond Felton. Ms. Basketball in South Carolina is Dreher High’s Jaelynn Murray, who signed with UNC and was also chosen state player of the year. (Charlotte Observer)

Roy Williams watches Joey Baker Friday at Under Armour Indy

Joey Baker has become a serious candidate for five-star status and has seen his recruitment pick up. He discussed the recent attention and how the locals -- UNC coach Roy Williams watched on Friday and new N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts is close to offering -- are handling his recruitment. "I've heard from Kansas, Louisville, Florida, and Texas the most lately and a little bit of UCLA," said Baker. (Rivals.com)

2019 PG Ashton Hagans: "UNC is starting to recruit me"

Ashton Hagans started the night off slowly. Down the stretch though, he was terrific for Game Elite in their win over YIIS Texas Future. He had several tough finishes in the paint and did a great job distributing the ball to teammates. His size and quickness can be overwhelming for opposing point guards. Quote: “UNC is starting to recruit me. They said they are going to be watching me more this weekend.” (Rivals.com)

Roy Williams watches Nazreon Reid in Indianapolis

One of the most talented players in the class of 2018, Nazreon Reid went for 16 points and 10 rebounds during his Sports U team's Friday night win over Team Thad. Recently, the loss of his friend has been weighing heavily on Reid and he's using it to motivate himself and be the best that he can be. North Carolina hasn't offered, but Roy Williams was on hand to watch and so was Kentucky's John Calipari. (Rivals.com)

Will the NBA decisions of Pinson, Bradley impact the recruitment of Kevin Knox?

UNC has made Kevin Knox its top 2017 target for two years. With Justin Jackson leaving, UNC is using a similar pitch — Knox can come in and provide an immediate impact along the perimeter. The situations with Theo Pinson and Tony Bradley do not have a great deal of bearing on Knox’s final choice. UNC has the scholarship room for Knox whether those players come back or not. (ACC Sports Journal)

Wendell Moore's versatility, ability demand interest beyond his years

Wendell Moore has been a high-major recruit for two years. Sporting a college-ready body but an age that would be appropriate to enter the sophomore class, Moore’s best basketball is still some time away. However, that has not been a deterrent to the programs which have prioritized the 6-foot-5 small forward. “It has mostly been North Carolina and Wake Forest,” he said. (Rivals.com)

Jalek Felton, Coby White Named to USA Today All-State Basketball Teams

North Carolina basketball commits Jalek Felton and Coby White were named to the South Carolina and North Carolina USA Today All-State Basketball Teams, respectively. In South Carolina, Spartanburg Day’s Zion Williamson was player of the year. Other basketball recruits holding UNC offers and making the North Carolina team include Jairus Hamilton and Wendell Moore. (Charlotte Observer)

Coby White, Jairus Hamilton, Wendell Moore Named to All-North Carolina Team

Five players were honored as first-team selections on the American Family Insurance ALL-USA North Carolina Boys Basketball Team on Wednesday: Jay M. Robinson senior Lavar Batts Jr., Cannon School junior Jairus Hamilton and Cox Mill sophomore Wendell Moore Jr. The other first-teamers are Sage Surratt of Lincolnton and Coby White of Greenfield School in Wilson. (Cabarrus Independent Tribune)

Kevin Knox is still considering Mizzou, says father

Five-star basketball recruit Kevin Knox II added Missouri to his list of schools earlier this spring. PowerMizzou.com reported Monday that Knox has eliminated MU from consideration with Duke and North Carolina being the popular options. Knox is also considering Florida State and Kentucky. On Tuesday, Kevin Knox Sr. said he hasn’t eliminated any of his five schools. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Kevin Knox, Zion Williamson lead busy recruiting season

The top remaining prize in the Class of 2017 has set a date to make his college announcement—kind of. Five-star small forward Kevin Knox had a final meeting with coaches from each of his five finalists: Duke, UNC, Kentucky, Florida State and Missouri, who made a late push after hiring Cuonzo Martin as head coach. Knox will announce his final college choice during the first week of May. (North State Journal)

UNC commit Coby White has huge weekend

Class of 2018 combo guard and North Carolina commit Coby White (Wilson, N.C./Greenfield School) had a huge first weekend on the EYBL circuit. Playing for Team CP3, White averaged 22.0 points in four games as his team went 3-1 in the Boo Williams tournament event in Hampton, Va. Here are some reactions on the UNC commit's performances: (Carolina Blue)

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

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Watching 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 PF Armando Bacot, 2018 SF Nassir Little, 2019 PG Ashton Hagans, and 2019 SF Christian Brown at the Adidas Uprising in Atlanta, GA

4/28/2017 - 4/29/2017
Watching 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2018 PF Nazreon Reid, 2018 C Moses Brown, 2018 PF Ian Steere, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 UNC CG commit Coby White, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard, and 2020 SG Jonathan Jackson (Justin's brother) in Fishers, IN

4/22/2017 - 4/23/2017
Watching 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2020 PF Isaiah Todd, 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2018 SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer), and Armando Bacot in Dallas, TX

Friday, April 21, 2017
Watching 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2019 C D.J. Burns, 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, and 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard in Hampton, VA

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
On an in home visit with 2017 five star SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Garrison Brooks2017 PF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF

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