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UNC basketball recruiting: Best, Realistic 2017 Class

North Carolina's 2017 basketball recruiting class is the most important class in Roy Williams tenure at UNC. After the 2016-2017 season, the Tar Heels will need to reload. Not only will UNC lose three seniors, but two more could leave early. Considering needs, numbers, and traction UNC has gained with recruits, here is CarolinaBlue's best and most realistic 2017 class. (Carolina Blue)

Video: 2019 Intro Joey Baker - UA Camp

North Carolina native Joey Baker recently made Scout's initial 2019 top 25 list. On Wednesday, the 6-foot-7 wing discussed his game and recruitment. Early schools showing interest are UNC, Kentucky, NC State, Tennessee, and Texas. View Video...

Video: In-State schools prioritizing 2018 PG Devon Dotson

2018 point Devon Dotson told Scout at the Under Armour All-American camp that local schools North Carolina, Wake Forest and NC State, as well as Florida have prioritized him. View Video...

UNC basketball recruiting: Looking ahead/Scholarship numbers

The July evaluation period beings Wednesday night. This means that the UNC staff will have their eyes on a number of 2017, 2018, and 2019 targets over the next few days. With this comes a slightly clearer picture of what the 2017 signing class could look like for UNC and provides a better glimpse into the landscape of recruiting for this cycle as we move into the fall. (Carolina Blue)

2016 July Live Period: 25 names to know this month

Kevin Knox is being targeted by every program in the country that builds around one-and-done players. A 6-foot-8 small forward, he’s the kind of smooth athlete with a developed offensive game that will have a major impact. P.J. Washington is an undersized four with the standard game of an undersized four: long arms, soft touch and a developed face-up game. (NBC Sports)

What is the July Live Period and why is it so important?

For three consecutive weekends during July, coaches are allowed to evaluate prospects from 5:00 p.m. on a Wednesday until 5:00 p.m. on a Sunday. What that means is that during a 19-day stretch in the middle of the summer, these high school players will be in gyms across the country, essentially auditioning for the coaches that they hope to one day play for. (NBC Sports)

Brandon Randolph to Cut List After Peach Jam

Brandon Randolph missed last year's Peach Jam with a broken leg, and now that he's back and healthy he is on a mission. A shooting guard with a high upside, Randolph holds offers from a Who's Who of high-majors, including Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon, Villanova, Arizona, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Kansas and UConn. (Zag's Blog)

Big Summer Ahead for 7-Footer Mohamed Bamba

Mohamed Bamba is a big man with a big summer ahead. Ranked the No. 4 player in the Class of 2017 by Rivals.com and projected by at least one mock draft as the No. 3 pick in 2018, Bamba holds offer from just about every high-major program in the land -- including Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas, Arizona, Louisville, UConn, Syracuse, Villanova, Maryland and Indiana. (Zag's Blog)

2017 shooting gaurd Andrew Platek discusses recruitment

"It's definitely one of my top choices right now," 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek told CarolinaBlue following his visit to North Carolina. The Massachusetts native was in Chapel Hill with his family on Monday, June 13th for a comprehensive unofficial visit. Platek saw everything from the facilities to campus to the academic side of the university. (Carolina Blue)

Recruiting Notebook: Five players to know in July

Mohamed Bamba, Center, PSA Cardinals: I believe Mohamed Bamba has the best shot of surpassing DeAndre Ayton to be No. 1 in the 2017 class and the No. 1 draft pick in 2018. Bamba has ridiculous measurements at 6'11" with a 7'9" wingspan and a 9'7" standing reach. He’s been improving at an impressive rate since emerging during his sophomore season. (Sports Illustrated)

2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon releases top 10

2017 point guard Nick Weatherspoon trimmed his list of schools on Thursday, releasing a top 10 in a tweet. The 6-2, 173-pound prospect from Camden, Miss. will focus on Memphis, LSU, Iowa State, UNC, Louisville, Mississippi State, Ohio State, N.C. State, Indiana, and Georgetown. Weatherspoon is coming off June unofficial visits to Louisville, North Carolina and NC State. (Carolina Blue)

Sharpening Iron: Five-Star Kevin Knox II

Kevin Knox: "I plan on cutting my list after Peach Jam and take some visits after that. A lot of schools have been in touch with me- Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Florida State, Miami, Kansas, Villanova, Alabama, so those are some names. A few other coaches still calling me. Arizona has been calling me. They're new in my circle, so we'll see what they have to say." (247 Sports)

Jordan Tucker Receiving UNC Interest, Planning to Cut List Soon

2017 small forward Jordan Tucker holds offers from a slew of high-major schools, including Arizona, Syracuse, UConn, St. John's, Maryland, Indiana, Oklahoma State, Marquette and Georgia Tech. Duke has also reached out through associate head coach Jeff Capel. UNC has also shown interest but hasn't offered. "More Duke than North Carolina that I've heard from," he said. (Zag's Blog)

Shooting guard Andrew Platek details UNC visit

Class of 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek visited UNC on Monday June 13th. CarolinaBlue caught up with Platek to get the low down on the visit."I loved it. It seemed like a great place to be. Everyone seemed happy. We were there during a camp week so all the coaches and player were very passionate about helping out the kids and showing them about UNC basketball." (Carolina Blue)

Basketball Recruiting Roundup: Jeremiah Tilmon, Quade Green, David Beatty, Raiquan Gray

Ranked the No. 8 power forward in the Class of 2017 by 247Sports.com, 6-10 Class of 2017 power forward Jeremiah Tilmon named Illinois, Michigan State, UNC, Texas, Kansas and Missouri as his final group of schools. On UNC: "Coach Roy [Williams] knows what he's doing with his big men. Being that I am one, I feel that he would take care of me and get me to where I want to be." (Zag's Blog)

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

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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Visiting 2020 4 star small forward Jalen Johnson in Sun Prairie, WI

Monday, September 18, 2017
Visiting 2019 UNC commit Jeremiah Francis in Pickerington, OH

Monday, September 18, 2017
Visiting 2019 power forward Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) in Rochester, MN

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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