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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)

Malik Monk cuts list to 6, anticipates visiting UNC

Five-star guard Malik Monk has narrowed his list of schools to six, his brother Marcus Monk tells Scout. Monk, Scout’s No. 7 overall prospect, is now only considering Arkansas, Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Oregon. At this point, Monk has set up four official visits: Oregon, Kansas, Kentucky, and Arkansas. Does Monk intend to visit Florida State and North Carolina? “We plan on it,” Monk’s older brother said. (Scout.com)

2017 SF D.J. Harvey to visit UNC, Duke, NC State

D.J. Harvey will visit Duke, N.C. State and North Carolina this coming weekend, he told Scout. Harvey, a five-star wing out of Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic, said he plans to do all three visits on Friday and Saturday. The visits are scheduled as unofficial visits. As a sophomore, Harvey averaged 13.1 points a game at DeMatha. Harvey is ranked as Scout's No. 9 overall prospects in the 2017 class. (Scout.com)

Five-star C Marques Bolden cuts list, eliminates UNC

Marques Bolden is only considering seven schools, he told Scout Monday morning: Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Oklahoma, TCU, Alabama and Wake Forest. Bolden has taken unofficial visits to Alabama and Wake Forest and will take his first official visit to Kentucky on September 2nd. Bolden, a standout at DeSoto (Tex.) High, is regarded as the No. 1 center and the No. 12 overall player in the 2016 recruiting class. (Scout.com)

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

Monday, November 02, 2015
Watching 2016 combo guard Seventh Woods work out at Hammond School in Columbia, SC

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Watching 2016 combo guard Seventh Woods work out at Hammond School in Columbia, SC

Monday, September 28, 2015
On an in-home visit with 4-star stretch forward Lauri Markkanen in Helsinki, Finland.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
On an in-home visit with 2016 4-star center Udoka Azubuike in Jacksonville, FL

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Visiting 2016 PF Harry Giles at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Rawle Alkins2016 SG
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 SG
Udoka Azubuike2016 C
Tony Bradley2016 C
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 PG

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