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Up close with Brandon Huffman

Tar Heel Illustrated was in Raleigh on Friday to see North Carolina 2017 signee Brandon Huffman. Huffman, a 6-10 center from Word of God Christian Academy helped the Holy Rams to an impressive 94-53 win over Faith Assembly. The standout recorded a double-double of 10 points and 17 rebounds in the win. THI was able to interview Huffman and coach Brian Clifton after the game. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Romeo Langford remains grounded during rise to fame

Romeo Langford has gotten the best of most of his opponents, rarely showing emotion in the process. It's nearly impossible to mention Romeo Langford's name without talking about basketball, but there's much more to the 17-year-old than his talent on the court. Langford holds scholarship offers from Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, UNC, and Louisville, among others. (News and Tribune)

Video: Rechon Black Highlights from Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions

Highlights from 2018 North Carolina point guard commit Rechon Black (Concord, NC/Montverde Academy) at the recent Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions. Video courtesy of Courtside Films. View Video...

Rivals Updated Class of 2018 Basketball Rankings: Bagley, Williamson on top

Because of his ludicrous highlight reels, it is hard for many to believe that there could be a better player in the class of 2018 than 6-foot-7 beast Zion Williamson. Make no mistake about it, the product of the Spartanburg (S.C.) Country Day School is a big-time prospect in his own right. Clemson, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, UCLA and countless others are giving chase. (Rivals.com)

Phenom Hoop Report N.C. Class of 2018 updated rankings

Providence Day junior point guard Devon Dotson is the No. 1 recruit in North Carolina for the class of 2018, according to the latest rankings from Phenom Hoop Report, a regional scouting service that tracks the state closely. For the class of 2018, Phenom Hoops ranked 155 N.C. players. UNC point guard commit Coby White is ranked No. 2 while UNC offer-holder Jairus Hamilton is ranked No. 5. (Charlotte Observer)

Wendell Moore Visits UNC

The top recruit in the PrepHoopsNC 2019 rankings, Wendell Moore of Cox Mill High School took a unofficial visit to UNC for their game against N.C. State on Sunday. “Every time I go there it just wows me. The fans, the coaches and the facilities are all great.” This is the first time that Moore has been to Chapel Hill this season and plans on returning on Saturday for their game against Florida State. (PrepHoops.com)

Jalek Felton nominated for McDonald’s All-American game

Gray Collegiate’s Jalek Felton was nominated for the McDonald’s All-American game, released Tuesday. Felton, a UNC signee, is the top-ranked recruit in South Carolina for the Class of 2017 and has scored more than 2,000 points in his high school career. If he’s selected, he’ll join his uncle, Raymond Felton, who played in the 2002 game and is a point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers. (The State)

Sterling Manley nominated for 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game

A pair of central Ohio big men have been nominated to take part in the 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game. Westerville South’s Kaleb Wesson and Pickerington Central’s Sterling Manley are both on the list of nominees for the annual game, which will take place March 29 in Chicago. Wesson has signed to play for Ohio State next season and Manley with North Carolina. (Columbus Dispatch)

Kevin Knox Among McDonald’s All-American Game Nominees

Several high-profile uncommitted recruits, including Mohamed Bamba, Brian Bowen, Matt Coleman, Trevon Duval, Kevin Knox, and Trae Young — were nominated for the McDonald's All-American game Tuesday. Duke recruits, Wendell Carter Jr, Alex O’Connell and Gary Trent Jr., were all nominated. For Kentucky, Jarred Vanderbilt and P.J. Washington were also on the list. (Zag's Blog)

Kevin Knox Discusses Florida State Visit, Timetable for Announcement

Kevin Knox said he plans to head to Tallahassee for an official visit to see the Seminoles play Virginia Tech Saturday night. “Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky have all come to see me,” Knox said. “I still have the Kentucky visit later this month for when they play Kansas. All of those schools are high on my list.” Knox expects to decide in the early spring. (Zag's Blog)

Roy Williams Offers 2019 Guard Josh Nickelberry

Roy Williams watched Josh Nickelberry on Thursday. On Friday morning, the UNC head coach offered him a scholarship. The 6-3 sophomore guard at Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian, scored 19 points in a loss against UNC 2018 commitment Coby White's Wilson (N.C.) Greenfield team. Nickelberry has made headlines with a prolific scoring spree to start the season. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams Watches Coby White, Joey Baker, Josh Nickelberry

With UNC basketball coach Roy Williams in attendance, Greenfield School defeaed Fayetteville Trinity Christian 73-70 on Thursday. Junior Coby White, a UNC verbal commit, led the way with 34 points for Greenfield. Josh Nickleberry led the Crusaders with 19 points. And junior Elijah McCadden blocked a would-be tying 3-pointer from the Crusaders’ Joey Baker as time expired. (Wilson Times)

Zion Williamson Blog: Nightly sellouts, recruitment, and more

Zion Williamson: "As far as my recruitment, things are going well. Since my last blog I’ve picked up offers from Kansas and Louisville. It’s cool getting to know all of the coaches; I like talking to them, just getting to know them on a personal level. I’m planning to take some visits to the schools close to me during the basketball season and after the season I’ll travel a little more to the west coast." (USA Today)

UNC, Duke, Kentucky. Florida State a dead heat for Kevin Knox

Kevin Knox stands out as one of the few top recruits yet to name a home for next season. He has a final four of North Carolina, Kentucky Florida State, and Duke and plans to wait until near the end of the college basketball season to announce his commitment. “All four of my schools I am watching every game and with how they use guys at my spot on the floor.” (Rivals.com)

Video: Sterling Manley, Kaleb Wesson start the New Year with a battle

The top two centers in Ohio's senior class faced-off recently in a huge matchup, as defending state champion Westerville South hosted traditional power Pickerington Central. Future Ohio State Buckeye Kaleb Wesson carried the Wildcats with 19 points and 12 rebounds, while UNC commit Sterling Manley managed 8 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 blocks in the win. View Video...

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Center

Friday, February 10, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in his game at New Albany High School in New Albany, IN

Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Watching 2018 4 star small forward Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer) play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NC

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Watching class of 2020 PF Isaiah Todd (John Marshall HS) at his game in Richmond, VA

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Visiting 2017 UNC signee Jalek Felton and 2019 UNC target Juwan Gary at Gray Collegiate Academy in West Columbia, SC

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF

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