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Roy Williams visits Brandon Ingram at 12:01 AM

After the clock struck midnight on Tuesday morning Roy Williams walked into the Ingram household in Kinston (NC) and made the first in-home visit of the September recruiting period, multiple sources can confirm. Along with UNC assistant Steve Robinson, Williams met with Brandon Ingram and his family and presented everything UNC and the Tar Heel program has to offer. The 12:01 AM visit is an obvious indicator of how UNC is prioritizing the 2015 6-foot-8 small forward. (Carolina Blue)

Edrice Adebayo Talks UNC Visit

Edrice Adebayo and his mentor, Eric Peartree, were able to make another unofficial visit to Chapel Hill this past weekend and they both spoke with Tar Heel Illustrated about their take-aways from the visit. TarHeelIllustrated: So take us through your visit. What did you do when you got there? I know you went to the football game and all, but did you do anything else? Take us through how your visit went down. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Roy Williams schedules two in-home visits

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and the Tar Heel staff have two in-home visits scheduled for the upcoming week. On Tuesday September 9th, UNC will have an in-home visit with five-star small forward Brandon Ingram. On Thursday September 11th, Coach Williams will travel to Las Vegas to have an in-home visit with five-star center Stephen Zimmerman. The 6-foot-11, 214-pound prospect will also attend Late Night with Roy on October 3rd in Chapel Hill for is official visit. (Carolina Blue)

2015 C Skal Labissiere to visit UNC this weekend

Five-star big man Skal Labissiere will officially visit North Carolina this weekend according to his twitter account. Labissiere is considered a heavy lean towards his home town school Memphis, but North Carolina along with Kentucky and UNLV have picks in his Crystal Ball. Ranked No. 13 by 247Sports and No. 7 in the 247Sports Composite, Labissiere at 6-10, 200-pounds is a skilled post player with high ceiling. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Basketball Recruiting Rundown

As we confirmed last week, the UNC staff has reached out to Dewan Huell, a 2016 PF from Miami (Florida) Norland. The 6-10 junior is one of the more promising young post prospects in the south and the Tar Heel staff is planning to fly down and see him workout in the next couple of weeks. A whole slew of college coaches are expected to be in Miami to see him so the UNC staff will have some company. Huell's coach, Lawton Williams, describes him as a fluid, athletic big guy with great hands. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Brandon Ingram Schedules In-Home Visits

In addition to upcoming official visits to Kansas and Kentucky, Brandon Ingram has a slew of upcoming home visits scheduled. The 6-foot-8 2015 forward from Kinston (N.C.) will host North Carolina the morning of Sept. 9, and N.C. State that evening, his father, Donald, told SNY.tv. On Sept. 10, Kansas coach Bill Self comes in and on Sept. 11, Kentucky coach John Calipari visits. On Sept. 12, UCLA assistant David Grace will pay a visit. (Zag's Blog)

Edrice "Bam" Adebayo to visit UNC Saturday

Elite 2016 big man Edrice Adebayo announced on Twitter he will be visiting UNC this Saturday. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward/center is a 247Sports five-star prospect and a top target for UNC head coach Roy Williams. UNC offered Adebayo on May 1st. Per the 247Sports rankings of the 2016 class, the Pinetown (NC) native is the No. 2 center, the No. 3 player in the state of North Carolina, and the No. 16 overall prospect in the nation. (Carolina Blue)

Jayson Tatum Cuts List to 10

Jayson Tatum has cut his list to ten schools. “In alphabetical order Arizona Duke Illinois Kansas Kentucky Mizzou North Carolina Saint Louis University UConn Wake Forest,” Tatum tweeted Monday. Tatum, who is arguably the No.1 player in the class of 2016, said that Duke is a school that he is looking forward to visiting. Tatum has also spoken about attending college with two good friends, Harry Giles and Dennis Smith Jr. (Zag's Blog)

Brandon Ingram Cuts List to 6

Brandon Ingram has cut his list to six schools — three traditional out-of-state powerhouses and three schools in the state of North Carolina. The 6-foot-8 2015 forward from Kinston (N.C.) Tweeted that he’s down to North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA and N.C. State. He recently visited UCLA, Duke and North Carolina, and told SNY.tv that he plans to visit Kansas (Oct. 10) and Kentucky (Oct. 17) for their respective Midnight Madness events. (Zag's Blog)

Diamond Stone Names a Top 5, Drops UNC

Diamond Stone, the 6-foot-10 big man from Milwaukee Dominican, announced his top five schools on Thursday, according to reports. Stone listed Duke, Maryland, Oklahoma State, UConn and Wisconsin, with UNC among those not making the list. Stone will announce his college choice Nov. 12, the first day of the NCAA early signing period. He and 6-4 point guard Malik Newman have talked about a package deal. (Zag's Blog)

Henry Ellenson Cuts List to 3, Eliminates UNC

Rice Lake senior Henry Ellenson, rated as one of the top five power forwards in the country, has narrowed his choices to three schools. Reggie Rankin, a longtime college coach and recruiting analyst for ESPN, tweeted that Ellenson has Marquette, Kentucky and Michigan State in his final three. Besides Marquette, Kentucky and Michigan State, Ellenson has offers from Duke, North Carolina, UCLA and Georgetown, among others. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Video: Jalek Felton Summer Highlights

Jalek Felton is one of the top players in the Class of 2017. Felton is a 6'3 guard from South Carolina who is currently a Top 10 player in ESPN's rankings. He is also the nephew of NBA player Raymond Felton. View Video...

Jayson Tatum Planning to Cut List, Take Visits

Jayson Tatum, the No. 4 player in the 2016 Class according to 247 Sports, says he plans to cut his list soon and also take some visits this fall. “I think I’m going to cut it down pretty soon, within the next week or so,” the 6-foot-9 Tatum told SNY.tv. “I think I have 18 scholarship offers, I’m going to cut it down to eight or nine.” Tatum, out of St. Louis Chaminade, listed Duke, St. Louis, Kentucky, Kansas, Missouri, Florida, Michigan State, Ohio State, UConn, North Carolina and Wake Forest among those recruiting him. (Zag's Blog)

Harry Giles Discusses Recovery, Shows Out in Elite 24 Game

The road back from a serious knee injury has been a long one for Harry Giles, but lately he has shown signs of returning to the form that had him rated as the No. 1 player in the Class of 2016. Giles, a 6-foot-10 forward who plays at Wesleyan Christian Academy (N.C.), finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday. Giles also listed Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Syracuse, Kansas, Ohio State, UNLV and Texas as the schools recruiting him the hardest right now. (Zag's Blog)

Jalek Felton invited to USA Basketball mini camp

Mullins (S.C.) guard Jalek Felton received an invitation to the USA Basketball Developmental National Mini camp. Felton, one of the top prospects for the Class of 2017, was one of 45 players invited to the camp to take place on Colorado, Springs, Colorado, on Oct. 3-6. Felton averaged 21.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists this season for the Region 8-2A champion Auctioneers. He is currently drawing interest from North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas and Georgetown. (SC Now)

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

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Watching 2019 F Matthew Hurt, 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 SG Zion Williamson at the adidas Uprising event in Atlanta, GA

4/22/2016 - 4/23/2016
Watching 2017 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2017 PG Trevon Duval, 2018 PG Devon Dotson, 2018 SF Cameron Reddish, 2017 C Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, 2017 SG Brandon Randolph, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 SG Lonnie Walker in Indianapolis, IN

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Visiting previously offered 2017 5 star center Jeremiah Tilmon in La Porte, Indiana

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

Monday, April 18, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 PF P.J. Washington in Dallas, TX

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Mohamed Bamba2017 PF
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jeremiah Tilmon2017 PF
Tony Bradley2016 C
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 CG
Jalek Felton2017 CG
Brandon Randolph2017 SG
P.J. Washington2017 PF

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