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Roy Williams visiting top 2019 recruit Vernon Carey

After visiting 2019 center Will Baker on Monday, Roy Williams is heading to Florida to visit one of the top recruits in the class. According to Scout’s Evan Daniels, Williams is visiting five-star power forward Vernon Carey Jr. on Wednesday. Carey is ranked as the No. 2 recruit in the 247 Sports’ rankings and the top player at his position and in Florida. (Keeping It Heel)

Roy Williams visits 5-star power forward Will Baker before quiet period

Last week, Roy Williams visited 5-star power forward Matthew Hurt. On Monday, Williams was expected to be the second of four college coaches in Austin, Texas, this week to see 5-star big man Will Baker, according to ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein. Texas’ Shaka Smart visited Sunday, and Texas A&M and UCLA are set to visit Baker on Tuesday and Wednesday. (DieHards.com)

Nassir Little jumps to No. 2 in final Rivals150 2018 college basketball recruit rankings

The final Rivals150 for the class of 2018 is complete and Duke-bound wing R.J. Barrett held off a strong charge from UNC-bound forward Nassir Little to retain the No. 1 spot. "I love the improvement that Little has shown and I feel he’s got another level he can still go to. That being said, there just wasn’t any way I could justify dropping Barrett out of the top spot." (Rivals.com)

How would Sacha Killeya-Jones fit at UNC?

On Friday, news emerged that UNC is interested in Kentucky transfer Sacha Killeya-Jones. After two seasons coming off the bench in Lexington, the 6-10 forward got a full release from the Wildcats. While bringing in transfers hasn’t always been Roy Williams’ style (Cameron Johnson was the first in several years), it makes sense that the Tar Heels would be interested in Killeya-Jones. (Tar Heel Blog)

Jordan Brown ready to focus on recruitment

The top remaining big man in the class of 2018, five-star Jordan Brown is focusing on his recruitment now that he's done with the All-Star circuit. Ranked No. 12 in the 2018 Rivals150, the 6-foot-10 forward has visited California, Louisiana-Lafayette, St. John's and UNLV. Gonzaga, Nevada and Oregon also made his final seven while Arizona and UNC have reached out. (Rivals.com)

2019 forward Will Baker has big-time home visits coming

Will Baker, the 6-foot-11, 240-pound five-star big man from Austin (TX) Westlake, has several big-time home visits coming up in the next few days. Baker will host Texas, Texas A&M, North Carolina and UCLA. Baker recently said seven schools were recruiting him the hardest — Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, UNC, Kansas, Stanford and Baylor — and broke down the four: (Zag's Blog)

Wendell Moore shows talent at elite showcase in York County Saturday

In Saturday's featured game of the Phenom Hoops Queen City Challenge, Wendell Moore of Cox Mill High paced Team CP3 to a 72-53 win over Team Felton and Duke recruit Joey Baker. Moore, the Observer's co-region player of the year who has a home-visit with Duke coaches Sunday, looked like the player of the day. He also had one of the best moves of the day. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC signee Nassir Little's former AAU coach dropped from FBI probe in updated indictment

Amended documents released by the FBI this week no longer name Jonathan Brad Augustine, the former AAU coach of UNC basketball signee Nassir Little. The amended documents, released Tuesday, seven months after the original documents were released, do not allege anything new as it relates to Little. But Augustine is no longer mentioned. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC Pursuing Kentucky Transfer Sacha Killeya-Jones

North Carolina is in pursuit of Kentucky transfer Sacha Killeya-Jones. The 6-10 forward -- who considers Chapel Hill his hometown — received a full release from Kentucky to transfer on Monday. His mother confirmed to Inside Carolina on Friday that the Tar Heel staff is recruiting him once again, this time as a potential transfer. Ten schools are under consideration. (Inside Carolina)

UNC, Duke both meet with Vernon Carey: Is he the next top recruit to decide between the two?

6-foot-9 power forward Vernon Carey, Jr. may be the best 2019 basketball recruit in America. Roy Williams showed how much of a priority Carey is to the Tar Heels by visiting him between the ACC and NCAA Tournaments. It was the third visit by UNC to visit Carey in as many months — a sign that the Tar Heels are making the power forward their biggest target in 2019. (ACC Sports Journal)

Nassir Little Worthy of 2018's Top Recruit Ranking

Can anyone overtake R.J. Barrett atop the Rivals150? Nassir Little's consistent improvement, tremendous upside, impressive intangibles and production make him worthy of the top spot in the 2018 Rivals150. Little's rise up the rankings has been staggering. This time last year, Little was barely ranked in the top 50. By July, he had earned a five-star ranking. (Rivals.com)

UNC target, Duke recruit among basketball talent playing in elite Charlotte-area showcase

The Phenom Hoops Queen City Showcase will be played at Clover, Fort Mill, Nation Ford and York High Schools on Saturday and Sunday. Five players are ranked in the top 100 nationally in the class of 2019: Duke commit Joey Baker (Team Felton); UNC and Duke target Wendell Moore (Team CP3); Juwan Gary (Team United); Greg Gantt (Team Felton); Donovan Gregory (Team Charlotte). (Charlotte Observer)

Matthew Hurt hosting a string of blue bloods for home visits

Matthew Hurt, the 6-foot-9 2019 forward from John Marshall (MN) High, had home visits last week with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, North Carolina coach Roy Williams, Kentucky coach John Calipari and Kansas coach Bill Self. He’s not done, either. Indiana’s Archie Miller is due in Friday, UCLA’s Steve Alford on Monday and Memphis’ Penny Hardaway next week. (Zag's Blog)

New schools getting involved with five-star forward Jordan Brown

Five-star power forward Jordan Brown is one of the top available recruits in the 2018 class and you’d think his list would be dwindling, but it’s quite the opposite. A couple of weeks ago California, Gonzaga, St. John’s, Nevada, Louisiana-Lafayette and Stanford were the main schools on Brown’s list. Now UNC, Louisville and Texas have thrown their hats into the ring. (247 Sports)

Coby White Named to MaxPreps Basketball All-American First Team

Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized the top 50 high school boys basketball players in America. First Team: Coby White, Greenfield (Wilson, N.C.): White ends his high school career as North Carolina's all-time leading scorer with 3,573 career points. He tallied 30.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game, leading Greenfield to the NCISAA Class 1A title game. (Max Preps)

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

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer), 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 SG Josiah James, 2020 PF Isaiah Todd (UNC offer), and 2020 PF Day'Ron Sharpe in Atlanta, GA

4/27/2018 - 4/28/2018
Watching 2019 PF Armando Bacot (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 CG Cole Anthony, 2019 SF Keion Brooks, 2019 SF Juwan Gary, 2020 SF Scottie Barnes, and 2021 PG Carter Whitt at the Nike EYBL even in Indianapolis, IN

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Hosting 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot (UNC offer) on an unofficial visit to UNC

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

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Nassir Little2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Armando Bacot2019 C
Will Baker2019 C
Keion Brooks2019 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG

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