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Basketball Recruits Visiting UNC for Virginia Game on Saturday

UNC is expecting a strong group of recruits at the Smith Center for Saturday's matchup with Virginia. Here are the headliners: Kevin Knox (offered), Brandon Huffman (signed), Coby White (committed), Jairus Hamilton (offered), Rechon Black (committed). Knox is the only undecided player in the class of 2017 with a scholarship offer still considering the Tar Heels. (Inside Carolina)

Zion Williamson sets state record in rout

Zion Williamson broke a state record, and the Spartanburg Day School boys basketball team emphatically claimed its first SCISA Region I-2A title Tuesday night. Region Player of the Year Williamson led all scorers with 37 points. The effort gave the junior his 27th 30-point game of the season, breaking a state record that Larry Davis of Denmark-Olar had held since 1991. (GoUpstate.com)

Scout analysts discuss Bamba, Knox and more

Kevin Knox — a 6-9 forward from Tampa, Fla. — has narrowed his list of schools to Kentucky, Duke, Florida State and North Carolina. “I think we’d both be surprised if it’s Kentucky, just given the guys that they have in the class. It would seem unlikely that that’s a fit.” Snow went on to say that he thinks Duke and FSU are the current co-favorites, with UNC third. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Jalek Felton Named South Carolina 2A Player of the Year

Six Midlands basketball players were named top players in their classifications as the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association released its all-state teams Wednesday. Boys’ players of the year honorees included Gray Collegiate’s Jalek Felton (Class 2A). Felton, a UNC signee, is the state’s top recruit and leads the Midlands in scoring at 26.4 points a game. (The State)

UNC signee Jalek Felton honored at Jordan Brand Classic Senior Night

Jalek Felton, a senior at Gray Collegiate Academy (Columbia, S.C.), was honored Thursday as a Jordan Brand Classic All-American, as part of the Jordan Brand Classic Senior Night Tour. Felton is ranked the No. 26 player overall, No. 1 combo guard in the Class of 2017 by 247Sports. The 6-2 guard will follow in his famous uncle Raymond’s footsteps and play at UNC. (USA Today)

Is Zion Williamson the best prep dunker ever? Watch this video from one game and drool

Zion Williamson, a high school junior at Spartanburg Day School, dunks like Vince Carter in his NBA prime. In fact, Williamson could be the best high-school dunker in history. Williamson told me Monday he has no idea where he is going to college. He has been offered by basically every major school – UNC, Duke, N.C. State, South Carolina, Clemson, and Kansas among them. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC signee Jalek Felton dishes on what fuels his fire

The greatest motivating factor that’s gotten Jalek Felton to where he is today: “Seeing my mom in the stands and thinking about how she took care of me and my sisters as a single parent. I want to get to the point where she doesn’t want or need anything. She made so many sacrifices for me to be able to showcase my talents. Same for my sisters; I want to take care of them all.” (USA Today)

Zion Williamson made this in-game 360 windmill dunk look way too easy

Zion Williamson is the No. 2 recruit in the nation, and he doesn't want anyone to forget it. The 6'6" high school junior flaunted his skills with this seriously impressive 360-degree windmill dunk during a game on Monday night. His defenders didn't even try to stop him. That's probably why they lost 94–32. (Sports Illustrated)

Video: Jalek Felton receives his Jordan Brand Classic invitation

Gray Collegiate guard and North Carolina signee Jalek Felton received his invite to play in Jordan Brand Classic in New Jersey next month. Read More...

Basketball Recruiting Roundup: Knox, Williamson, Bamba

A decision for top 10 senior Kevin Knox might not be far off. This weekend, the high-scoring forward from Tampa will make his final official visit when he sees North Carolina as it hosts ACC foe Virginia. Zion Williamson's recruitment looks to be one that is tracking as a battle of the bluebloods with Duke, Kansas and North Carolina also showing major love to the big time athlete. (Rivals.com)

ICTV: UNC Sees Andrew Platek's Fit

Andrew Platek will enroll at UNC in four months, but on Sunday he played his first game at the Smith Center. His high school team made the trip from Massachusetts to face UNC's JV squad. The loaded prep school ran away with a 92-63 win, with Platek posting five points, five assists, and eight rebounds. UNC assistant coach C.B. McGrath says that Platek is an ideal fit for Roy Williams. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams Watches Romeo Langford

New Albany junior Romeo Langford made his return to the hardwood Friday night, and it didn’t take long for the five-star guard to reacquaint himself. In his first game back from a dislocated pinky finger, in front of a sellout New Albany crowd that included Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and UNC coach Roy Williams, Langford tallied 14 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Video: Rising Basketball Star Zion Williamson Keeps Going Viral

After being supported by Drake on Instagram and scoring his 2,000th point, Spartanburg Day School Junior Zion Williamson has gone viral again for his incredible skills on the basketball court. Listed as one of the top high school basketball recruits in the country, Williamson is drawing huge crowds to Spartanburg and earning the attention of every major college program. (WSPA.com)

Five-star SF Christian Brown has attention of bluebloods

2019 five-star small forward Christian Brown says Wake Forest, Kansas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Clemson and Tennessee are all contacting him regularly. On UNC: “It was really nice. They have a great campus. The coaches are nice. The players are cool there. I know Seventh Woods and some of the guys really well.” (Rivals.com)

Kevin Knox does not attend UNC-Duke game

Five-star small forward Kevin Knox did not make the trip to Duke for Thursday’s game against North Carolina, as had been previously planned. The 6-foot-9 recruit from Tampa has already taken official visits to Duke, Florida State and Kentucky, and he’s set for an official visit to UNC — his other finalist — next weekend. Thursday’s trip to Durham would have been an unofficial visit. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

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

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the Adidas Gauntlet event in Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Watching 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, and 2019 SF Precious Achiuwa at the Adidas Gauntlet and Under Armour events in Dallas, TX

4/20/2018 - 4/21/2018
Watching 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 PF Francis Okoro, 2019 PG Cole Anthony, 2019 PF Isaiah Stewart, 2019 HF Max Lorca-Lloyd, 2019 PF E.J. Liddell, 2019 SF Isaac Okoro, 2020 C Hunter Dickinson, 2020 SF Scottie Barnes, and 2020 PG Jeremy Roach at the Nike EYBL in Irving, TX

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Visiting 2020 power forward Day'ron Sharpe (South Central High School) in Winterville, NC

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Nassir Little2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Will Baker2019 C
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Armando Bacot2019 C
Jeremiah Francis2019 PG
Josh Nickelberry2019 SG

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