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Roy Williams Set For In-Home Visit With Ivan Rabb

Ivan Rabb's seventh and final in-home visit will be with North Carolina, the Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd's coach confirmed. Lou Richie said the Tar Heel coach will be making the trip to see Rabb on Oct. 6. It will actually be UNC's second in-home, as Williams previously conducted a meeting with the Rabb family in late April. (Inside Carolina)

Harry Giles III talks winning gold, Super 25 preseason ranking prediction and more

Harry Giles is widely regarded as one of the country’s top players, regardless of class, with college basketball heavyweights like North Carolina, Kentucky and Duke, among many others, all giving chase. "I feel like I’m almost back to 100 percent. I think definitely by the start of the season that I’ll be 100 percent so I’m excited about that too! We have open gym after school every day and I’ve had a lot of coaches come in to see me like South Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke, N.C. State, UNC and Baylor. Louisville called me last week and said they’d be out too." (USA Today)

UNC trending for 2015 PF Luke Maye

247Sports four-star prospect Luke Maye doesn't have a North Carolina offer, but that isn't keeping his Crystal Ball from trending their direction. Maye's father played football at UNC, and Rick Lewis of phenomhoopsreport.com is reporting that Luke Maye will unofficially visit North Carolina October 3. Scuttlebutt also has it that Maye is a strong Tar Heel lean with or without a scholarship. (247 Sports)

Five Basketball Recruits Lined Up For Late Night With Roy

"Late Night with Roy" is just over a week away, and Inside Carolina sources have thus far confirmed five hoops recruits that plan to be in attendance for the season-opening Oct. 3 event at the Smith Center: Brandon Ingram, P.J. Dozier, Luke Maye, Edrice Adebayo, and Sacha Killeya-Jones. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Watches PF Sacha Killeya-Jones

When it comes to Sacha Killeya-Jones, college coaches are very intrigued with the long-term potential of the 6-10, 195-pound PF from Lynchburg (Virginia) Episcopal. His recent open gyms have drawn some of the region's top college coaches. Many college programs have put Lynchburg on their agendas this week and last week to let the prospect know that he's on their radar. North Carolina was one of the programs that stopped by to watch him. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Ivan Rabb Awaiting Carolina Home Visit to Plan Officials

Ivan Rabb is awaiting a home visit with North Carolina before he sets his official visits, his high school coach told SNY.tv. “All the schools have been in except for one and that’s North Carolina,” Bishop O’Dowd coach Lou Richie said, adding that Roy Williams had a schedule conflict that prevented this week’s planned visit. “There’s no set date [for the Carolina visit],” Richie said. The 6-foot-10 power forward has already met with UCLA, Kentucky, Kansas, Cal, Arizona and Georgetown. (Zag's Blog)

Stephen Zimmerman to Commit Late, Won’t Sign an NLI

Stephen Zimmerman, the 7-footer from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, won’t commit until the spring and won’t sign a National Letter of Intent at all, his mother told SNY.tv. “It doesn’t protect the student-athlete, only the University,” Lori Zimmerman said by text. An NLI binds the student-athlete to the school, meaning if the coach leaves or is fired the player is still obligated to attend the school unless he gets a release. Some prospects ask for an addendum to the NLI specifying that if the coach leaves, the player is also free to leave. (Zag's Blog)

Oakland high school preps Ivan Rabb for future success

One of the top high school basketball players in the country is from the Bay Area. 17-year-old Bishop O'Dowd senior Ivan Rabb starts his day at the high school gym with a basketball in hand. Peek into one of their practices and you just see a bunch kids playing a game they love. But Rabb knows that all eyes are on him. "I just want to set a good example," explained Rabb. (KTVU.com)

Video: Stephen Zimmerman Summer Mixtape

Stephen Zimmerman, a five-star center from Bishop Gorman High (Las Vegas, NV), has had a busy summer. In June, the 7-foot center was part of the USA Basketball U18 team that won the gold medal in the FIBA Americas Championships. In August, he was named MVP of the Nike Global Challenge. A week later, he appeared in the Under Armour Elite 24 in Brooklyn. In between, he logged 22 games for the Oakland Soldiers in the Nike EYBL. On July 27, Zimmerman announced his five official visits, which begins on Oct. 3. (NBC Sports)

P.J. Dozier To Attend Late Night With Roy

The official visit schedule for class of 2015 point guard P.J. Dozier has shifted again. Previously, Dozier had named a final five, in no particular order, of South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgetown, Michigan and Louisville. Dozier's official visits to South Carolina and North Carolina have moved. The four visit dates are: Michigan - 9/26, North Carolina - 10/3, Georgetown - 10/17, South Carolina - 10/24 (247 Sports)

UNC checks in on Sacha Killeya-Jones

Georgetown took a look at 2016 forward Sacha Killeya-Jones Wednesday, and North Carolina is watching him workout Thursday according to National Analyst Corey Evans. Virginia is the high major school to most recently offer Killeya-Jones, who is 6-10, 190-pounds and attending Lynchburg (Va.) Virginia Episcopal School via Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A skilled, finesse player, Killeya-Jones is ranked No. 134 by 247Sports and No. 74 in the 247Sports Composite. (247 Sports)

Video: Ivan Rabb the top player in the West

On the heels of a couple of official and in-home visits with California, UCLA, and Kentucky and being named the #5 prospect in the Class of 2015 by ESPN, Courtside Films has a new Ivan Rabb mixtape out. View Video...

Skal Labissiere's high school career likely over

It sounds like one of the nation's top centers in the Class of 2015 will have to find something other than high school basketball to occupy his time this winter. Skal Labissiere was ruled ineligible by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association after his hardship appeal to attend Lausanne Collegiate School was denied. What that means is that Labissiere, who is currently not enrolled in any school, will basically be biding his time until he can enroll in college. (Sporting News)

Brandon Ingram’s Dad Breaks Down Home Visits, Sets Three Midnight Madness Trips

Following in-home visits this week from Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, N.C. State and UCLA, Brandon Ingram has three Midnight Madness trips planned. The 6-foot-8 forward from Kinston (N.C.) will hit Midnight Madness at North Carolina (Oct. 3), Kansas (Oct. 10) and Kentucky (Oct. 17), with the latter two serving as official visits. Ingram is also considering Duke but he hadn’t heard from them because Coach K is leading Team USA in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball in Spain. (Zag's Blog)

Scout.com Updated 2016 Top 100 Basketball Recruits

Jayson Tatum held on to the pole position in the updated 2016 top 100. Harry Giles, Josh Jackson, Thon Maker and Malik Monk rounded out the top five in the new batch of rankings that were extended from a top 75 to a top 100. Tatum was pushed by the now healthy Harry Giles. The 6-foot-10 power forward is starting to regain his mobility after suffering an ACL and MCL injury and missing nearly a year of basketball. (Scout.com)

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

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