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Complete coverage of North Carolina Basketball Recruiting.

With NCAA investigation behind them, UNC now in the mix for several one-and-done candidates

With the academic scandal behind them, North Carolina seems poised for a recruiting roll and remains in the mix for several elite recruits. One source close to the program said it “definitely helps to have it behind us. People used it against us for years.” Zion Williamson, the No. 2 player in 2018 and the projected No. 2 pick in 2018, announced he will visit UNC this weekend. (Zag's Blog)

Looking at scholarship math for UNC's basketball Class of 2018

Roy Williams is still pursuing 5-star power forward Simi Shittu, who will begin an official visit on Nov. 10, and North Carolina is apparently still in the running on 5-star small forward Zion Williamson, who somewhat surprisingly will be taking an official visit to Chapel Hill this weekend. So it looks like Williams would be comfortable bringing in a four-man class on the heels of a five-man class in 2017. (DieHards.com)

Zion Williamson Blog: Kentucky, Duke officials, upcoming UNC visit

Zion Williamson: The guys I talked to (at Kentucky) said it really feels like home. This past weekend I went to Duke and had a great time at Countdown to Craziness. The Cameron Crazies showed me a lot of love. I’m headed to North Carolina this weekend so I’m looking forward to that. I don’t have any plans for any other visits right now. My heart has to tell me which school I am supposed to be at. (USA Today)

Basketball Recruiting Roundup: Wendell Moore, Quentin Grimes, Florida, Miami

The Tar Heels have already notched the verbal commitment of four-star 2019 guard Jeremiah Francis and there has been a growing sentiment that they could do just the same with Wendell Moore. Duke just offered Moore two weeks ago and the Blue Devils would love to lock down the top-50 junior. Wake Forest, located less than a two-hour drive from his home, has made Moore a priority. (Rivals.com)

NCAA decision clears way for UNC recruiting

With the 2017-18 North Carolina men’s basketball season set to tip off a little over two weeks from now, all focus is on the Tar Heel’s title defense. Behind the scenes, though, the North Carolina coaching staff is working hard to ensure the program’s continued success for years to come. On Oct. 13, that success became more feasible. (Daily Tar Heel)

Zion Williamson to Officially Visit UNC

For the second-consecutive year, 2018 forward Zion Williamson will be on campus for North Carolina's lone exhibition game. This year is a little different, however. Williamson, a 6-6, 272-pound forward from Spartanburg (S.C.) Day School, will be on an official visit to UNC, his family confirmed to Inside Carolina. Williamson called his last trip to Carolina "amazing." (Inside Carolina)

2018 UNC commit Nassir Little USA Basketball highlights

Game highlights of top 5 player in the 2018 class, Nassir Little. Little is headed to North Carolina next year. He was one of 54 players invited out to Colorado Springs to participate in the USA Basketball training camp. (Rivals.com)

The new recruiting edge for UNC Basketball

Nassir Little may not be alone in turning to UNC. The Tar Heels are actively recruiting other 5-star 2018 prospects including Romeo Langford and Simi Shittu. Langford took an official visit to UNC earlier in October. Shittu visits Chapel Hill in November. The addition of either Langford or Shittu along with Little, Coby White, and Rechon Black will put UNC in the running for America’s top class. (ACC Sports Journal)

5-star forward Matthew Hurt visiting UNC, Duke

The storied rivalry between Duke and North Carolina is known for many things, one of those being the schools’ close proximity to each other. Class of 2019 prospect Matthew Hurt will take full advantage of that proximity this weekend when he visits both campuses in a 24-hour time span. After attending Countdown to Craziness on Friday, Hurt will make the short drive to Chapel Hill. (Keeping It Heel)

Four-star forward Darius Days commits to LSU

Four-star recruit Darius Days committed to LSU on Friday. "It felt like home," Days said. "I felt more comfortable there." Days, a 6-foot-7 versatile forward out of Gainesville (Fla.) IMG Academy picked LSU over North Carolina and offers from a host of others. Will Wade recruited Days when he was the head coach at VCU and the relationship further developed when he got to LSU. (Scout.com)

Basketball Recruiting Roundup: Weekend Visits and Tidbits

Matthew Hurt will take unofficial visits this weekend to Duke (Oct. 20) and North Carolina (Oct. 21). Romeo Langford visits Indiana this weekend for an official visit after it had previously been an unofficial. Zion Williamson will visit Duke this weekend for his third official visit. Williamson took his first official visit to Kansas last month before taking his second official visit to Kentucky last weekend. (Zag's Blog)

UNC among Armando Bacot's final 10 schools

Trinity Episcopal junior Armando Bacot has accumulated more than 40 scholarship offers to play college basketball. On Wednesday, he whittled down his list to a top 10: Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, Virginia Tech, Virginia, VCU, Villanova, UCLA, Oklahoma State and Georgetown. A 6-foot-10 center, Bacot had a breakout junior year (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

A selfie with Roy Williams? An offseason workout with the Trinity Episcopal basketball team

His name is Armando Bacot, and he’s a 6-foot-10, 235-pound center who’s 17 years old but looks like he has no business playing among high schoolers. North Carolina already has offered him a scholarship. So has Kansas and Duke. And at this moment, the man who once recruited Michael Jordan is recruiting Bacot. What’s the etiquette when Roy Williams is in the house? (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

UNC, Kansas "the ones to beat" for Romeo Langford

North Carolina hosted Romeo Langford on an official visit last weekend, while Kansas will do just the same in two weeks. Those two bluebloods are the ones to beat, though Indiana should not be discounted whatsoever. Archie Miller, since taking the Indiana job, has made it clear that Langford is the program's top priority and this weekend will be his chance to show him that. (Rivals.com)

Coby White Blog: Official visit, 'A' average, cancer awareness and more

Coby White: "I would like to tell you guys about the official visit at North Carolina that I recently took. I had an amazing time. As usual it was all love from my UNC family! Late night with Roy was a really fun event. It was a packed house. People showed up like it was a real game! The atmosphere was great and I feel like I got even closer to the team and coaching staff." (USA Today)

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

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Visiting 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at his high school in Spartanburg, SC

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Watching 2019 4 star forward Alonzo Gaffney at Garfield Heights High School in Cleveland, OH

Thursday, November 02, 2017
Visiting 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, SC

Thursday, November 02, 2017
Visiting 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford at New Albany High School in New Albany, IN

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Watching UNC commit Rechon Black and Wendell Moore at Cox Mill High School during open gym in Concord, NC

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Nassir Little2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Ashton Hagans2019 PG
Matthew Hurt2019 SF
James Wiseman2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Armando Bacot2019 PF
Will Baker2019 PF

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