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UNC Offers 2018 SG Romeo Langford

North Carolina offered big-time 2018 shooting guard Romeo Langford, Langford announced on Twitter. Langford, a 6-4, 185-pound 5-star recruit, who is rated the No. 2 overall player in the class by Rivals.com, got a phone call from Roy Williams, and the offer was extended. Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville and UCLA have also offered Langford. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Class of 17: No. 14 Tampa Catholic (Fla.) forward Kevin Knox

Kevin Knox is a long, wiry wing with a steady jump shot, a relentless motor, the ability to defend all five positions and a first step that allows him to dominate even the quickest of defenders. Knox, who is ranked No. 7 overall in the ESPN 100, recently cut his list to Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Duke, Villanova, Miami, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Arizona. (USA Today)

UNC now pursuing 2017 PF Jericho Sims

North Carolina must have liked what they saw from Jericho Sims in Las Vegas and in his televised adidas Nations' game. According to a source close to his recruitment, Roy Williams is showing interest in the athletic power forward. UNC has not yet offered, but the Tar Heels are in need of big men. His hometown school Minnesota is still considered the team to beat by many. (247 Sports)

Mohamed Bamba: The World is His

Harlem's Mohamed Bamba is a top-3 prospect in the Class of 2017, and though he'll likely sign with a traditional power, he hasn't ruled out Harvard. It’s not his profile as a top-3 national prospect, but his experiences outside of his environment the past few years that have allowed for him to see progression and upward mobility in a different light than many of his neighborhood peers. (SLAM Online)

Zion Williamson takes top spot in 2018 Top247

One prospect in particular in the 2018 class stood out over the course of the summer - Zion Williamson. The 6-7 combo forward from Spartanburg (S.C.) Day School was the top performer at the NBA Top100 Camp while also being the top prospect in the adidas Gauntlet series. Then he finished off the summer with a dominating performance at adidas Nations. (Carolina Blue)

UNC basketball recruiting is officially trending up

UNC’s mojo on the recruiting trail is returning, and as that great Durham Bull Nuke Laloosh might say, they are to about announce their presence with authority. The 2017 class has received verbal commitments from PG Jalek Felton and SG Andrew Platek. The 2018 class has received verbal commitments from two additional combo guards in Coby White and Rechon Black. (Tar Heel Blog)

5-Star PF P.J. Washington Includes UNC in Top 8

Class of 2017 power forward P.J. Washington has released his top eight schools. The 6-8, 225-pound prospect from Dallas listed UCLA, Arizona, N.C. State, Kansas, Texas, Kentucky, UNLV, and North Carolina in his final group. Washington is a big-bodied, athletic, and versatile power forward who can score in a variety of ways. He is ranked as the No. 16 overall prospect. (Carolina Blue)

UNC offers 2017 PF Isaiah Stokes

Knowing the need for landing up to three big men in the 2017 class, the Tar Heels have added another name to their offered list. Class of 2017 power forward Isaiah Stokes has received an offer from Roy Williams and UNC. Stokes is a 6-8, 285-pound power forward from Memphis. He is transferring to IMG Academy in Florida. Stokes is also a standout offensive tackle (with numerous SEC offers). (Carolina Blue)

Collin Sexton is Rivals.com Player of the Summer

The rise of Collin Sexton from regionally-recruited combo guard to five-star sensation has been well-documented. After a dominant summer, the 6-foot-1 scoring machine from Mableton, Ga. has been named Rivals.com's player of the summer. Sexton recently cut his list to a final 10 of Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Kansas, North Carolina, N.C. State, Oklahoma State and Villanova. (Rivals.com)

Coby White brings a lot to the table for North Carolina

Coby White’s commitment to UNC has tangible ramifications for the program. White is a 6-foot-3 talent who plays for Greenfield High School in North Carolina. As far as how he is considered as a prospect, he’s a five-star guy who is ranked by ESPN as the 21st best overall prospect the 2018 class. Also according to ESPN, he is currently slotted as the fifth best point guard. (Today's U)

P.J. Washington Planning to Cut List

While P.J. Washington is looking forward to some rest in his own bed and a few home cooked meals, he's also looking forward to the next step in his recruitment. His list has stood at a 13 of UNC, Arizona, California, Kentucky, Michigan State, UCLA, Florida, Texas, Memphis, Michigan, Texas A&M, UNLV, and Wake Forest but Washington plans to shave it very soon. (Rivals.com)

Five-star SF Kris Wilkes trims list

Indianapolis (Ind.) North Central five-star small forward Kris Wilkes took to Twitter on Sunday to release an updated list of the top 11 schools he's considering attending. The 11 programs still in the running for the 6-foot-7, 195-pounder are as follows (in no particular order): North Carolina, Arizona, Butler, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, UCLA, Washington and Xavier. (247 Sports)

Details on Coby White's recruitment: "Carolina is a dream school"

It was a swift commitment from offer to pledge, but behind the scenes the recruitment of 2018 combo guard Coby White started in the spring and ramped up after some impressive AAU performances. CarolinaBlue spoke with Greenfield School head basketball coach Rob Salter to get the down low on UNC's recruitment of White and the young prospect's ultimate thought process. (Carolina Blue)

Why UNC? Andrew Platek explains

Before 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek pulled the trigger and committed to North Carolina, he broke down what he was looking for in a school, a basketball program, and his college experience. It was all about a combination of academics and basketball; a big reason why the Tar Heels and Stanford were two of the main schools the three-star prospect was considering. (Carolina Blue)

Video: P.J. Washington Ultimate EYBL Mixtape

Highlights of 2017 5-star power forward P,J, Washington (UNC offer), who led Team Penny to the EYBL Final 4 while averaging 17.4 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. He also won a Gold Medal with Team USA U18 this summer. View Video...

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

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Watching 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, SC.

Monday, September 26, 2016
Visiting 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manly in Pickerington, OH

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Hosting P.J. Washington (official visit), Coby White, David McCormack, Wendell Moore, and Christian Brown on visits to Chapel Hill.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Watching 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford in New Albany, IN

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Visiting 2019 5 star combo forward Matthew Hurt in Rochester, MN

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jarred Vanderbilt2017 SF
P.J. Washington2017 PF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Isaiah Stokes2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Devon Dotson2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF

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