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2018 Basketball Recruit Intro: Rechon Black

Rarely does a player garner attention at an early age because of his basketball IQ, great decision making or because he plays the right way. But it’s happening right now at Concord (N.C.) High School. It’s happening because of Rechon Black. “You don’t see many 6-6 point guards,” Concord head coach Jason Stowe said. “He’s a kid who just makes others better.” (Inside Carolina)

Five of top 12 basketball recruits in 2016 class to take weekend visits

Wake Forest will get the first crack at the nation's top recruit -- Harry Giles -- this weekend. The trip will be Giles' first official visit. He also has scheduled visits to Kansas, Kentucky and Duke. He was set to go to North Carolina next weekend, but he's in the process of rescheduling that visit. Marques Bolden, a five-star prospect and No. 12 overall recruit, started his second official visit Thursday at Duke. (Scout.com)

Harry Giles to Alter UNC Visit Date; Coach Says He Remains Open in Recruitment

Harry Giles will likely shift the date of his North Carolina official visit and remains open in his recruitment, Oak Hill coach Steve Smith told The 4 Quarters Podcast. “He’s supposed to go to Carolina next weekend but he’s got a conflict so I think he’s going to move that to the weekend of Oct. 2nd or Oct. 24th,” Smith said. The 6-foot-10 Giles, the top-ranked player in the Class of 2016. (Zag's Blog)

Podcast: The Latest on Harry Giles and Rawle Alkins

Adam Zagoria and Josh Newman dish out a new episode of The 4 Quarters Podcast, covering college hoops, recruiting, and the NBA. First up, Oak Hill Academy coach Steve Smith calls in to talk Harry Giles, and other recruiting notes. Then, Brian Clifton, head coach Word of God Academy, joins the show to talk about Rawle Alkins. (Zag's Blog)

Video: Rawle Alkins Summer Highlights

Here is one of the top guards in the nation, Rawle Alkins, out of New York. The 6'4 shooting guard possess power and athleticism that is unmatched on the wing in high school which makes him nearly impossible to stop. View Video...

Rawle Alkins adjusting to new environment

No one will accuse Rawle Alkins of being shy. The powerhouse New York wing is an alpha anytime he strides onto the court. He utterly dominated a Tuesday afternoon workout and had his jump shot working consistently from long-range. In terms of his recruitment, Alkins has popped over to both NC State and North Carolina in the brief period since he arrived in Raleigh. (Scout.com)

Roy Williams visits 2016 five-star shooting guard Rawle Alkins

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and assistant coach C.B. McGrath were at Word of God Academy Tueday meeting with 247Sports Composite five-star shooting guard Rawle Alkins. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound prospect is the No. 3 shooting guard and the No. 15 overall player in the 2016 class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings. Alkins took an unofficial visit to North Carolina last Sunday, Sept. 13th. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams, John Calipari to Visit Harry Giles

Harry Giles, the No. 1-rated player in the Class of 2016, will get a visit today (Tuesday) from Kentucky coach John Calipari while UNC coach Roy Williams is due at Oak Hill (VA) Academy on Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 Giles will begin his official visits this weekend by going to Wake Forest Sept. 19, North Carolina on Sept. 25, Kansas on Oct. 10, Kentucky on Oct. 16 for Big Blue Madness and Duke on Oct. 31. (Zag's Blog)

Five-Star SF Miles Bridges cuts list, eliminates UNC

Miles Bridges cut his list of schools to three, he confirmed to Scout. The finalists included Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan State. Bridges took an official visit to MSU this past weekend and previously visited the Hoosiers. Kentucky is scheduled to have him on campus this coming weekend. Bridges also told Scout that he has set an announcement date for October 3rd. (Scout.com)

UNC Basketball Recruiting Week In Review

The Fall recruiting period began on Wednesday, 9/9 when college coaches could begin visiting recruits. Here's a look back at some of the news and notes regarding UNC basketball recruiting. Read More...

Rawle Alkins Visits North Carolina

Rawle Alkins is making the most of his new location now that he’s transferred to Word of God Academy in Raleigh (N.C.). On Sunday, the 6-foot-5 Alkins took an unofficial visit to North Carolina. He visited St. John’s before leaving for Word of God, and has also had assistant coaches from N.C. State and West Virginia watch him at his new school. He has said he plans to pick a college in the spring. (Zag's Blog)

Javin DeLaurier looking to commit in November

One of the hottest names in the class of 2016 right now is St. Anne’s-Belfield School (VA) power forward Javin DeLaurier. He just finished a great individual AAU season and has cut his list down to six highly regarded programs: Notre Dame, Duke, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina and Stanford. DeLaurier believes there is a lot to like about all six of the schools on his list. (Made Hoops)

Brandon Robinson Schedules UNC Official Visit

Four-star shooting guard Brandon Robinson confirmed to CarolinaBlue that he has scheduled a UNC official visit for the weekend of Sept. 19th. The visit was scheduled during a Thursday in-home visit with UNC coach Roy Williams and assistant Hubert Davis. The visit went well, Robinson told CarolinaBlue. He said the main topics discussed were playing time, the UNC roster, and the Tar Heels' schedule. (Carolina Blue)

Dennis Smith Jr. commits to N.C. State

Dennis Smith Jr., the No. 4 player in the ESPN 100 and No. 1 point guard in the 2016 class, has told ESPN he will attend NC State. Smith chose the Wolfpack over Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisville, Duke and Wake Forest. The 6-2, 190-pound Smith is currently recovering from a torn left ACL suffered while driving to the basket in the semifinals of the Adidas Nations event on Aug. 2. (ESPN.com)

Roy Williams To Take Overseas Recruiting Trip

For the first time in his UNC tenure, Roy Williams's recruiting travel itinerary this fall will include Europe. The Tar Heel head coach is scheduled to meet with Lauri Markkanen at the Helsinki Basketball Academy in Finland on Sept. 28, according to HBA coach Hanno Möttölä. Markkanen, a 6-10 forward, is considered one of the top international prospects in his age group, according to multiple scouts. (Inside Carolina)

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

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic Center

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

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
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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