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Looking at college basketball recruiting in the major conferences

As a group, the ACC is off to a solid start. The 14 Rivals150 players committed to the conference is tied for second most of any conference and only one behind the Pac-12’s 15. Of those 14 Rivals150 prospects committed, North Carolina-bound point guard Jalek Felton (No. 24 overall) is the only five-star who has currently committed to an ACC program. (Rivals.com)

Zion Williamson drawing attention as one of 2018’s finest

Zion Williamson is in no hurry to make a decision about his college choice. He said he’ll trim his list during the summer and sign in the early period in November of 2017. His parents said they’ll respect any decision. “Every kid grew up Duke and UNC fans, but we want him to go where he is comfortable and going to be a good fit,” Williamson’s mother Sharonda Sampson said. (The State)

Father of P.J. Washington discusses UNC official visit

Forward P.J. Washington (Dallas, TX/Findlay Prep) took an official visit to North Carolina last weekend. It was the second of four scheduled officials. The 6-7, 225-pound recruit is a major UNC target and the most important recruit for the Tar Heels in the 2017 class. CarolinaBlue spoke with Paul Washington, P.J.'s father and coach, about the two-day visit to UNC. (247 Sports)

2019 center D.J. Burns set to visit UNC

Class of 2019 center D.J. Burns (Rock Hill, SC) has set a visit to North Carolina for Nov. 11, according to John Whittle of TheBigSpur.com. Burns is a 6-9, 235-pound prospect out of Rock Hill, N.C. He is ranked as the No. 10 center and the No. 111 player in the 2019 class, per the 247Sports Composite. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams Offers 2017 PF Sterling Manley

UNC head coach Roy Williams evaluated Pickerington (Ohio) Central senior big man Sterling Manley on Monday and then offered a scholarship. At 6-foot-11, Manley is an intriguing post product that is reeling in offers this month. According to Eric Kreuger, head basketball coach at Pickerington Central, Roy Williams's message to Manley was "very clear." (Inside Carolina)

Analysis: 2017 UNC commit Brandon Huffman

On Monday, UNC added another piece to their 2017 recruiting class when 6-9 power forward/center Brandon Huffman committed to the Tar Heels. "Brandon Huffman, a legit 6-9 power forward, will bring toughness and upside to the North Carolina program. A native of Alaska, Huffman can rebound at both ends at a high level. He was also one of the best shot-blockers on the Adidas circuit." (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams visiting 2017 PF Sterling Manley

Roy Williams from North Carolina, John Thompson III from Georgetown and Rick Barnes from Tennessee are visiting 2017 post player Sterling Manley. Manley, 6-10, 230-pounds from Pickerington (Ohio) Central High School, is ranked No. 251 in the 247Sports Composite. He has officially visited West Virginia. Georgetown and Tennessee have offered while UNC currently has not. (247 Sports)

Center Brandon Huffman Commits to UNC Basketball

Like P.J. Hairston, Isaiah Hicks and Coby White before him, Brandon Huffman couldn't wait to be a Tar Heel. Not long after receiving a scholarship offer from Roy Williams, Huffman verbally committed to UNC on Sunday, multiple sources confirm. Huffman, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound center from Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God, is UNC's third commitment in the class of 2017. (Inside Carolina)

P.J. Washington Enjoys UNC Visit, Arizona Up Next

P.J. Washington, the 6-foot-8 forward from Findlay Prep (NV), took his second official visit to North Carolina this past weekend and enjoyed it. "P.J. really enjoyed hanging out with the team and Coach [Roy] Williams was really down to Earth," said Paul Washington Sr., the Findlay Prep coach and P.J.'s father. Having now visited Kentucky and UNC, Washington next month hits Arizona and Texas. (Zag's Blog)

Basketball Recruits On Campus: Weekend of September 24th

North Carolina gets their shot at five-star power forward P.J. Washington this weekend. Washington, Scout's No. 14 overall recruit, landed in Chapel Hill (N.C.) last night and will be there through Friday and Saturday. The Tar Heels will have a host of underclassmen on campus as well. UNC commit Coby White, Wendell Moore, David McCormack and Christian Brown. (Scout.com)

Kevin Knox Sets Four Official Visits

Kevin Knox, the 2017 5-star small forward from Tampa (FL) Catholic, has set four official visits: Duke (Oct. 28-30), Florida State (Jan. 7-9), Kentucky (Jan. 28-30), and North Carolina (Feb. 4-6). The Tar Heels will host Notre Dame on Feb. 4 during Knox's visit. Knox and his family have stated that he will take all of his scheduled official visits before making a decision some time in the Spring. Read More...

P.J. Washington official visit primer

North Carolina will host their most important recruit for the 2017 class on an official visit this weekend. P.J. Washington, a 2017 forward from Texas via Findlay Prep in Las Vegas, will be in Chapel Hill starting Friday. CarolinaBlue spoke exclusively with P.J.'s father, Paul Washington ,to the get the scoop on what the Washingtons are expecting from the visit to UNC. (Carolina Blue)

2019 SF Wendell Moore to visit UNC

2019 four-star recruit Wendell Moore (North Carolina offer) will unofficially visit North Carolina this weekend according to recruiting analyst Rick Lewis. A well built and athletic 6-5 wing from Concord (N.C.) Cox Mill High School, Moore is ranked No. 25 in the Top247. (247 Sports)

P.J. Washington Headlines UNC Basketball's Visiting Recruits This Weekend

P.J. Washington will be on his official visit to UNC this weekend. He has the Tar Heels as one of his top four schools, along with Texas, Kentucky and Arizona. Kentucky received its official visit last weekend, and Arizona and Texas visits will follow in October. This will also be Coby White's first time back on campus since committing to UNC in late July. (Inside Carolina)

Mohamed Bamba Working With Group of 7 Schools

Mohamed Bamba, the 7-footer from the PSA Cardinals and the Westtown (Pa.) School, is working with a group of seven schools and met with two of them on Tuesday, sources said. The No. 2-ranked power forward in the Class of 2017, Bamba is considering Duke, Kentucky, UConn, Michigan, Syracuse, Texas and Harvard, although he never announced a formal cut. (Zag's Blog)

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

Friday, December 09, 2016
Watching 2017 UNC PF signee Sterling Manley at his high school game in Pickerington, OH

Thursday, December 08, 2016
Watching 2017 5 star SF Jarred Vanderbilt at the McDonald's Classic in El Paso, TX

Sunday, November 06, 2016
On an in home visit with 2017 SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

Monday, October 17, 2016
On an in home visit with 2017 5 star PF P.J. Washington in Henderson, NV

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
On an in home visit with 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manley (UNC offer) in Pickerington, OH

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jarred Vanderbilt2017 SF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Brandon Huffman2017 PF
Sterling Manley2017 PF

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