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2016 SG Rawle Alkins transferring to Word of God prep school

Highly ranked recruit Rawle Alkins announced that he's leaving New York to attend Raleigh's Word of God Christian Academy. According to the New York Daily News, Alkins decided to leave Christ the King High School in Middle Village, New York, because he played some varsity games as an eighth-grade student in Florida and faced the possibility of being ineligible as a senior, based on Catholic High Schools Athletic Association rules. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC commit Tony Bradley: A Scout's Take

"Tony Bradley is one of those prospects who continued to improve throughout the summer," Jerry Meyer explained. "It appeared as if he became more comfortable with being the player that he is. What he isn’t is a high flying athlete with sex appeal as a prospect. Instead, he is a blue collar, hard working, physical player with great hands and a smooth touch around the basket." (Carolina Blue)

Javin DeLaurier cuts list, alters visits

2016 standout Javin DeLaurier is down to six schools, he tells Scout. The Charlottesville (Va.) St. Anne's-Belfield product said he's down to Arizona, Duke, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Stanford and Texas. This past weekend, DeLaurier, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward, took his first scheduled official visit to Notre Dame. DeLaurier said he's tentatively scheduled an in-home visit with North Carolina for the 23rd of September. (Scout.com)

N.C. State plans helicopter visits for Dennis Smith Jr., Bam Adebayo

A live recruiting period for NCAA basketball coaches opens Wednesday, and N.C. State has big plans for its top Class of 2016 targets. The Wolfpack has made arrangements for a coach-carrying helicopter to land at point guard Dennis Smith Jr.'s school, Trinity Christian in Fayetteville. There are similar plans to visit power forward Edrice "Bam" Adebayo in High Point. (Fayetteville Observer)

2016 PF Lauri Markkanen considered one of Europe's best prospects

As a starter for the 1998 Runnin' Utes, a former Atlanta Hawks rotation player and a longtime European Pro, Hanno Möttölä has earned some credibility when it comes to grading basketball talent. So take his word for it when he talks about Lauri Markkanen, a Finnish power forward who plays at Helsinki Academy where Möttölä is a coach. The 6-foot-10 forward and 2016 recruit isn't just one of the best hoops prospects in Finland. (Salt Lake Tribune)

Roy Williams to go in-home with Tony Bradley

On Wednesday, UNC head coach Roy Williams will have an in-home visit with his newest commit, 2016 big man Tony Bradley. Bradley, a Bartow, Fla, native, confirmed the news to CarolinaBlue. The 6-foot-10, 235-pound power forward committed to North Carolina on Thursday, Sept. 2nd. He choose the Tar Heels over offers from Kansas, Florida, Alabama, Auburn, and Indiana, among others. He is UNC's first commitment for the 2016 class. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Harry Giles Summer Highlights

Five-star power forward Harry Giles is a serious contender for the No. 1 spot in the Class of 2016 and the North Carolina native had a strong summer. The 6-foot-10 Giles will take official visits to Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Wake Forest this fall. View Video...

Video: Rawle Alkins Highlights

Rawle Alkins is one of 2016's top prospects. Here are highlights of Alkins from adidas Nations. Alkins is down to Kansas, Louisville, Kentucky, North Carolina, Indiana, Saint John's, N.C. State, Maryland, UNLV and Texas. (Scout.com)

Seventh Woods Sets UNC Official Visit

Forty-eight hours at the end of September could have a major impact on the future of North Carolina’s basketball program. Harry Giles the first freshman to receive a scholarship offer at UNC under Roy Williams and top player in the class of 2016, begins his official visit on Sept. 25. Joining him? Columbia (S.C.) Hammond’s Seventh Woods, sources close to the situation confirmed to Inside Carolina. (Inside Carolina)

Seventh Woods down to three schools

Class of 2016 four-star guard Seventh Woods has trimmed his list once again and it appears as though an SEC program has been dropped from consideration. According to a report from Rich Taylor of MidlandsHSSports.com, Woods has removed the Florida Gators from the running and is now focused on the Georgetown Hoyas, North Carolina Tar Heels and the South Carolina Gamecocks. (247 Sports)

Brandon Robinson Schedules UNC In-Home Visit With Roy Williams

Roy Williams has scheduled an in-home visit with Brandon Robinson, Robinson confirmed to Inside Carolina. The Tar Heel head coach will meet with Robinson and his family on Sept. 10 Robinson also confirmed to Inside Carolina that he plans to officially visit Chapel Hill. Robinson and UNC are expected to finalize the scheduling of that campus trip during the in-home visit. (Inside Carolina)

Jalek Felton Firms Up UNC Commitment

Roy Williams and Jalek Felton had their long-awaited conversation. The goal for Williams and his staff? Provide more clarity on North Carolina’s NCAA issues that caused Felton to waiver on his UNC commitment. Evidently, the 2017 guard and nephew of former UNC star Raymond Felton, liked what he heard. According to multiple sources, Felton recommitted to UNC during their conversation. (Inside Carolina)

New 2016 Rivals150 Basketball Recruit Rankings: Ten things to know

So far, the class of 2016 has been able to live up to its billing as one of the most talented classes in the last 20 years or so. Will it stand up to past great classes? Only time will tell, but there's no doubt that the group is progressing nicely. As we update the Rivals150, wing Josh Jackson continues to edge out power forward Harry Giles by the slimmest of margins for the top spot. (Rivals.com)

Tony Bradley's commitment big for Heels

In Tony Bradley, the Tar Heels are getting a solid big man who can score around the basket and knock down a jumper. He has great size and a real good frame. The Florida native can run the floor, rebound well, and defend the basket. Not overly athletic, Bradley will rely on fundamentals and a high motor to score and control the inside. Comparison: Ed Davis. (Carolina Blue)

Tony Bradley Commits to UNC

North Carolina was in need of some good news on the hoops recruiting front and it came in impression fashion on Wednesday evening. During a phone conversation Wednesday night, Tony Bradley told Roy Williams he was ready to announce his final list of schools. “I asked him if he wanted to hear it,” Bradley told Inside Carolina. “He said ‘yes.’ So I said, ‘We’re down to one school – North Carolina,’ and that’s when I committed. He was real excited. He was hollering.” (Inside Carolina)

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

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Watching 2019 small foward Wendell Moore win the NC 3A state title and MVP honors at the Dean Dome in Chapel Hill, NC

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Watching 2017 5 star small forward Kevin Knox (40 pts, 20 rebs, 7-7 3-pointers) in his 5A state semifinal win in Lakeland, FL

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic Center

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic Center

Friday, February 10, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in his game at New Albany High School in New Albany, IN

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF

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