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Scout Updated 2018 Top 100 Basketball Recruits

South Carolina native Zion Williamson moved up one spot in the 2018 update, jumping to No. 2 in the rankings. One of the more unique prospects in the country, Williamson is a versatile athlete that is a mix between a small forward and power forward. The schools recruiting him the hardest are Arizona, Oregon, North Carolina, South Carolina, Clemson and NC State. (Scout.com)

2019 SF Wendell Moore to visit UNC

2019 small forward Wendell Moore will visit UNC over the weekend of Sept. 24. Moore is a 6-5, 185-pound recruit from Concord, N.C. He attended a number of UNC games last season. Roy Williams and the Tar Heels have offered Moore along with N.C. State, Tennessee, Wake Forest, and Charlotte. UNC has two offers out in the 2019 class: Moore and 6-9 SF Matthew Hurt. (Carolina Blue)

P.J. Washington Blog: Bahamas event, White House, recruiting visits and more

P.J. Washington: Right now my final eight, in no order is Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, N.C. State, UCLA and UNLV. I’m looking to set my official visits up to Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas and Arizona. I’m still waiting to see what I’m gonna do about the fifth visit. I went to visit N.C. State and North Carolina on unofficial visits a couple of weeks ago. (USA Today)

Nick Weatherspoon: "I haven’t cut down my list yet"

Reports surfaced Tuesday that 2017's No. 32 player Nick Weatherspoon was down to a final two of Mississippi State and N.C. State. That was news to the four-star prospect, who told Rivals.com that he has not cut his list down. While they aren't currently his final two, MSU and NC State are certainly in the mix. “I have North Carolina, Kansas and NC State coming for in home visits," said Weatherspoon. (Rivals.com)

Scout Updated 2017 Basketball Recruiting Class Rankings

10 North Carolina Tar Heels: Roy Williams and his staff have added some perimeter firepower to this 2017 class. Leading the way is five-star prospect Jalek Felton, the nephew of former Tar Heel standout Raymond Felton. The 6-foot-4 guard is oozing with talent and athleticism. UNC's second pledge is from Andrew Platek, who is one of the best catch-and-shoot guys in the class. (Scout.com)

P.J. Washington sets UNC official visit date

Class of 2017 forward P.J. Washington has set dates for four official visits. The 6-7, 225-pound prospect will visit Kentucky on Sept. 16-18, UNC on Sept. 23-25, Arizona on October 21-23, and Texas on October 28-30. Washington's father told ZagsBlog.com that the fifth visit is left open and could go one of a number of schools including UCLA, N.C. State, Kansas and UNLV. (Carolina Blue)

Jalek Felton #24 in Updated ESPN 100

The updated 2017 ESPN 100 was released Wednesday morning and UNC commit Jalek Felton held on to his five-star ranking, coming in at twenty-fourth. He held the same ranking in the previous list that was released in June. Felton, having committed to the University of North Carolina in December of 2014, has firmly held a top-30 ranking over the past two years. (Keeping It Heel)

P.J. Washington Planning Four Official Visits, Several in the Fall

Paul Washington, the father of star forward P.J. Washington, reiterated that his son has four of his five official visits decided. The 6-foot-8 Washington has previously said he will take officials to Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas and Arizona -- with the fifth to be determined. No dates have yet been set. As for the fifth visit, Washington also has UCLA, N.C. State, Kansas and UNLV on his list. (Zag's Blog)

Devon Dotson names five schools recruiting him hardest

While participating in the Under Armour Elite 24, four-star point guard Devon Dotson told 247Sports that Florida, Kansas, N.C. State, Texas and Wake Forest are recruiting him the hardest. All but Texas have offered Dotson, 6-2, 175-pounds from Charlotte (NC) Providence Day School. UNC had been considered the leader for Dotson, but Kansas is currently trending. (247 Sports)

Mohamed Bamba Blog: White House visit, bonding with coaches, and more

Mohamed Bamba: As for my recruitment, it’s going pretty well. I was aiming to cut my list last week, but I didn’t want to play around with it by setting dates and things like that. This is a major decision that I am putting a lot in to and I’m just focused on getting to know the coaches, going on visits and gathering information. There’s no timetable to cut any list. (USA Today)

Draft Express Breaks Down Jalek Felton's Game

Jalek Felton is one of the most talented ball handlers and passers in the 2017 high school class. His creativity, change of pace and instincts stood out in a group full of highly-touted lead guards. Combine those playmaking skills with an above average physical profile and at some glimmer of hope as a shooter and Felton has all the tools to shine at the ACC level for the Tar Heels. (Draft Express)

Scout Post-July 2017 Top 100 Player Rankings

With basketball events from the summer complete, Scout’s basketball recruiting team put their heads together and compiled an updated 2017 top 100. Although there were plenty of changes in the new list, the top of the list remained pretty much intact, as DeAndre Ayton and Mohamed Bamba are still regarded as the top two prospects in the 2017 class. (Scout.com)

Elite sophomore Matthew Hurt taking off

On Monday, Sean Miller and Arizona offered a scholarship to Matthew Hurt. They join Kansas, North Carolina, UCLA, Virginia, Minnesota (where Hurt's brother Michael Hurt is a freshman on the basketball team), Louisville, Iowa State, Iowa, Marquette, Nebraska, N.C. State, Wisconsin, Xavier and Oregon as programs who have offered scholarships. (Rivals.com)

Five-star forward Mohamed Bamba on what fuels his grind

The greatest motivating factor for Mohamed Bamba: “The odds that are stacked against me to fulfill my dream; not just for the NBA but to get a basketball scholarship. There’s a slim chance for both if you look at the numbers. That’s what I think about every time that I take the court. I’ve got to make it. I’m a young, black man in Harlem and you see a lot in my environment. I want to beat the odds.” (USA Today)

Zion Williamson says UNC among four schools recruiting him the hardest

Recently named the No. 1 prospect in the 2018 Top247, Zion Williamson says that four school are recruiting him the hardest. Williamson, a 6-7, 210-pound combo forward from Spartanburg (S.C.) Day School, said he is hearing the most from Clemson, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. Duke and Kentucky are also recruiting him but neither program has offered. (Carolina Blue)

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Monday, September 25, 2017
Watching 2019 4 star power forward Armando Bacot at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA

Monday, September 25, 2017
Visiting 2019 4 star power forward Will Baker to offer him a scholarship in Austin, TX

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Visiting 2018 5 star small forward Nassir Little in Orlando, FL

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

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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