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Zion Williamson’s choice might come earlier than first expected

Zion Williamson hinted he might not wait until after the season to announce his college choice. Williamson said making a decision was high on his to-do list as he entered his senior season at Spartanburg Day. “I just want to win another championship and hopefully pick my college before the season starts so I can get that out of the way,” Williamson said. (The State)

Scout 2020 Top 15 College Basketball Recruit Rankings

Every year just before the July evaluation periods the basketball recruiting team at Scout.com compiles an initial list, ranking the sophomore class. The player that tops the initial 2020 list is 6-foot-9 power forward Isaiah Todd, of Richmond (Va.) John Marshall. Todd, who played for the USA Basketball u16 team this past June, caught our eye this past spring. (Scout.com)

Coby White, Team CP3 among top storylines headed into Nike Peach Jam

Is this the year for Team CP3? The North Carolina-based squad would have to be on anyone’s shortlist to bring home the Peach Jam crown. Jaylen Hoard (14.9 points, 6.4 rebounds) and Coby White (21.6 points, 3.1 assists, 3.5 rebounds), a UNC commit, give the team dominance on the perimeter, but Team CP3 will have to have answers for bigger teams. (USA Today)

Class of 2018 college basketball recruit rankings: New Rivals150 released

By no means am I saying that Marvin Bagley III can’t be beaten out for the top spot, but at least for now the super athletic 6-foot-10 power forward’s hold is a strong one. The real race is for the No. 2 spot that is currently occupied by Zion Williamson. High-scoring North Carolina-bound guard Coby White jumped 38 spots to No. 31 in the updated 2018 recruit rankings. (Rivals.com)

Coach in-depth on UNC commit Coby White

CarolinaBlue went to Greenfield School in Wilson, N.C. to speak with Knights' head basketball coach Rob Salter to get an in-depth perspective of UNC commit Coby White. "Coby is one of the best guards in his class period. He shoots it really well, he gets to the rim, and he has a great mid-range game. He has just scratched his potential. He has a chance to be really special." (Carolina Blue)

July Live Evaluation Period Preview: Class of 2018 recruits to watch

Romeo Langford: This will be an important summer for the 6-foot-4 shooting guard. Langford has the type of talent where he can roll for 40 points, but he can just as easily vanish from a game and become too passive. Zion Williamson: The YouTube superstar has already racked up millions of views. It’s also a summer in which the 6-foot-6 Williamson has to re-prove himself a bit on the national stage. (NBC Sports)

Zion Williamson Returns From Injury, Dunks Everything

Zion Williamson is back. The athletic freak hit the hardwood after taking the last few months off as a precautionary measure with a minor knee injury that he suffered during the spring evaluation period. Taking part in a scrimmage in preparation for this week’s adidas Gauntlet finale in his hometown of Spartanburg, SC, Zion played Saturday with his South Carolina Supreme AAU unit. (SLAM Online)

Video: UNC PG commit Rechon Black showcases skills

Class of 2018 point guard Rechon Black continues to impress. A North Carolina commit since Jan. 15, 2016, Black is a 6-5 recruit from Concord, N.C. He recently transferred high schools from Montverde back to the state of North Carolina at Concord's Cox Mill High School. He showcased his skills with the CP3 All-Stars this weekend. Check out the action. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Coby White Highlights from NBPA Top 100 Camp

NBPA Top 100 Camp game highlights of 2018 four-star shooting guard Coby White. White is verbally committed to North Carolina. View Video...

Which basketball recruits will be most closely watched in July?

When speaking about the most watched basketball recruit during the July evaluation periods, the discussion should begin and end with Zion Williamson. There will be a mad frenzy to get a good look at the freakish athlete throughout the month. Sure, the typical bluebloods North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas and Duke will be out in full force but so will the in-state schools. (Rivals.com)

Updated Scout 2018 Top 15 Basketball Recruiting Class Rankings

7. North Carolina: The Tar Heels got off to an excellent start reeling in two in-state prospects. The leader of the recruiting class is big-time scorer Coby White. White proved all spring and summer that he is one of the truly elite bucket getters in the class. Rechon Black gives the Tar Heels a versatile wing with length and a skill set. He has all the tools to be a major talent. (Scout.com)

Zion Williamson Blog: Italy trip, SLAM cover, recruiting and more

Zion Williamson: "The recruitment is going good. I hear a lot from UCLA, Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Clemson, Arizona and a few others. I haven’t been thinking about visits or anything like that, but we’ll see about that after the summer is over. It was cool seeing the NBA Draft. I couldn’t help but to think about myself hopefully getting the chance to be in that position one day." (USA Today)

Video: UNC Commit Coby White Highlights at ECI Team Camp

Highlights of 2018 North Carolina combo guard commit Coby White from the recent ECI Team Camp. View Video...

Video: UNC Commit Rechon "Leaky" Black Highlights at ECI Team Camp

Highlights of 2018 North Carolina point guard commit Rechon Black from the recent ECI Team Camp. View Video...

UNC in "Fine Position" with 2018-19 Basketball Recruits

UNC remains in contention for top-50 forward Jairus Hamilton, battling others including Wake Forest and NC State. UNC is also on the list for five-star forward Zion Williamson. Throw in the fact that the Tar Heels are looking great with five-star 2019 forward Matthew Hurt, along with in-state talents Josh Nickelberry, Wendell Moore and Joey Baker, and UNC sits in a fine position. (Rivals.com)

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

7/26/2017 - 7/29/2017
Watching 2019 PG Jeremiah Francis, 2020 PG R.J. Hampton, 2018 SF Jericole Hellems, Zion Williamson, Matthew Hurt, Romeo Langford, Nassir Little, Ashton Hagans, Armando Bacot, and Nate Laszewski in Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the adidas Prospect Series in Chanhassen, MN

Friday, July 21, 2017
Watching Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), Ashton Hagans, and Christian Brown at the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam in Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Watching 2018 wings Nassir Little, Zion Williamson, and Nate Laszewski at the Best of the South event in Cartersville, GA

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Watching Joey Baker, Jalen Johnson, Jalen Suggs, Jeremiah Robinson Earl, and Zach Harvey at the Under Armour event in Philadelphia, PA

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Nassir Little2018 SF
Simi Shittu2018 PF
Coby White2018 CG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Ashton Hagans2019 PG
Matthew Hurt2019 SF
James Wiseman2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG

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