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Interest grows for Turkish basketball star Omer Yurtseven

Omer Yurtseven, a five-star 2016 prospect from Turkey, turned down a significant contract offer from Fenerbahçe to pursue his dream of playing college basketball. But the decision wasn’t easy. “Utah, Cal, Oregon, Miami, UNC, NC State, Arizona, Arizona State, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mizzou, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, USC and Texas are the ones that I’m in touch [with] right now,” Yurtseven told Scout. (Scout.com)

Tony Bradley Named Florida Mr. Basketball

Bartow center Tony Bradley has netted another honor to cap his senior year of high school. The UNC signee was named 2016 Florida Mr. Basketball on Friday. Bradley, who averaged 22.8 points, 12.6 rebounds and 3 blocks, has racked up honors in his senior season. He was named a McDonald's All-American, Jordan Brands All-American, and will play in the respective all-star games in the upcoming weeks. (The Ledger)

UNC watches a pair of 2017 guards

UNC assistant C.B. McGrath was at the National Prep Classic on Tuesday watching 2017 point guard Tremont Waters and 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek. Waters, a 5-11 prospect from South Kent School, is ranked No. 49 in the 247Sports Composite. Platek is 6-4, 190-pounds from Northfield Mount Hermon and is ranked No. 163. (Carolina Blue)

Five-star shooting guard Rawle Alkins commits to Arizona

Arizona reeled in their third five-star prospect of the 2016 recruiting class on Monday. Rawle Alkins, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound wing from New York, verbally committed to Sean Miller and Arizona. Alkins selected the Wildcats over St. John’s and UNLV. North Carolina and North Carolina State also dabbled in the recruitment. (Scout.com)

Five-star junior Kevin Knox recaps UNC/Duke visit

By taking second visits in a month to both Duke and North Carolina over the weekend, five-star junior Kevin Knox has created a buzz. “(UNC) is a really good school. Their coaches love me. I talked to a lot of coaches and they took me around to the dorms and showed me campus. Their coaches are a little older than the Duke assistants so they had a different way to recruit me which was good.” (Rivals.com)

Rawle Alkins to Announce Monday Night

Rawle Alkins will end the suspense and make his college announcement Monday night at 9 p.m. on ESPNU. The 6-foot-4 Alkins will announce from among Arizona, St. John's, UNLV, N.C. State and North Carolina. Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas and Louisville had previously been on his list. Alkins recently took official visits to St. John's, UNLV and Arizona. (Zag's Blog)

Surratt brothers help send East Lincoln to 2nd straight basketball state final

East Lincoln pulled away in the latter stages for a 64-52 victory over Forest Hills on Saturday in the N.C. 2A boys’ Western Regional final. East Lincoln’s Sage Surratt led all scorers with 32 points and was especially unstoppable during the first quarter when he was 6-of-6 from the field. Chazz Surratt dominated the third quarter, scoring 13 of his 17 points. (Charlotte Observer)

Shea Rush will play for Roy Williams, like his father wasn’t able to do

Shea Rush is 18 years old, friendly, smart enough for the Ivy League and a talented enough basketball player that he will be a preferred walk-on at North Carolina next season. But, at the moment, he is stumped. North Carolina is his dream school, partly for its business school, but also because of its basketball coach. Roy Williams recruited Rush’s father in the 1990s. (Kansas City Star)

2018 PG Devon Dotson accumulates early offers

Point guard Devon Dotson strung together quite the sophomore campaign, helping his team secure a NCISAA 3A state title and reeling in scholarship offers from some of the nation’s elite schools. Dotson, a 6-foot-1, 175-pounder, averaged 17 points, five assists and four rebounds. That type of play led to scholarship offers from UNC, Clemson, Wake Forest, and NC State, among others. (Scout.com)

Kevin Knox Blog: UNC and Duke Visits

2017 wing Kevin Knox: "I just took unofficial visits to Duke and North Carolina and both of those visits were crazy! First, I went to Duke and watched their practice the day before the game and it was really intense. I went to North Carolina after that and I was really impressed with them too. I loved the way they practiced; they really got after it. All of their facilities are great and the cool thing was I got to spend a lot of time with Coach Roy." (USA Today)

New Rivals150 For 2017 Basketball Recruiting Class

The new Rivals150 for the basketball class of 2017 is out and there's some Tar Heel flavor among the top 25. In fact, coming in at No. 25 is Jalek Felton, who committed to UNC more than 14 months ago. Also of note, here are where a re other UNC targets are rated: Wendell Carter (No. 4); Kevin Knox (7); Jeremiah Tilmon (16); and P.J. Washington (23). (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: Jalek Felton 2015-2016 Mix Tape

6'5" point guard and UNC commit Jalek Felton is one of the top players in the nation in the 2017 class. His size, athleticism and ball skills sets him apart from most of his peers. View Video...

UNC signee Tony Bradley's combo hook is unstoppable

This week we caught up with Bartow (Bartow, Fla.) center Tony Bradley, a five-star UNC signee who was named to the Jordan Brand Classic and McDonald’s All American Game. The Move: The Combo Hook The Execution: “I’ll take a dribble or two toward the middle of the paint then I’ll do a quick spin and go with the hook shot.” The Sell: “Nobody is stopping that; not usually.” (USA Today)

Video: Roy Williams watches as Devon Dotson wins state title

Devon Dotson has shown that he is one of the top point guards in the nation regardless of class. He won the UAA championship last summer and won the NCISAA 3A championship in one of the toughest conferences in the country. View Video...

Roy Williams Offers N.C. Freshman Wendell Moore

Wendell Moore, a Concord (N.C.) Cox Mill wing, is UNC's first offer in the 2019 class. Moore received an offer from Roy Williams after attending Saturday's Tar Heel win over Miami in Chapel Hill. Williams watched the 6-5 wing from Concord (N.C.) Cox Mill in the state playoffs on Thursday. Moore is the fourth in-state underclassmen to receive a scholarship offer from the Tar Heels in recent months. (Inside Carolina)

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

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford (UNC offer) at the FIBA World Cup U-19 practices in Colorado Springs, CO

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Watching 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 PF Armando Bacot, 2018 SF Nassir Little, 2019 PG Ashton Hagans, and 2019 SF Christian Brown at the Adidas Uprising in Atlanta, GA

4/28/2017 - 4/29/2017
Watching 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2018 PF Nazreon Reid, 2018 C Moses Brown, 2018 PF Ian Steere, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 UNC CG commit Coby White, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard, and 2020 SG Jonathan Jackson (Justin's brother) in Fishers, IN

4/22/2017 - 4/23/2017
Watching 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2020 PF Isaiah Todd, 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2018 SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer), and Armando Bacot in Dallas, TX

Friday, April 21, 2017
Watching 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2019 C D.J. Burns, 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, and 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard in Hampton, VA

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Garrison Brooks2017 PF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF

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