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Video: Zion Williamson's best plays from 2016 Holiday Tournaments

A throwback compilation of Zion Williamson's best plays from December at the Chick-fil-A Classic and FBI Classic. Spartanburg Day went 1-2 at CFA and 2-1 at FBI. View Video...

Zion Williamson breaks down his recruitment

Last summer, Zion Williamson collected offers from programs such as Arizona, Clemson, Duke, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and many others. Most recently, Kansas and Louisville joined that list. Williamson has seen Clemson, UNC, and Duke since the Fall and broke down them down. This one appears to be trending towards another Tobacco Road battle between UNC and Duke. (Rivals.com)

Will lack of McDonald’s AA love motivate Felton, fellow UNC signees?

For only the third time in a decade, North Carolina doesn’t have a McDonald’s All-American among its basketball signees. The UNC signee with the biggest beef is Jalek Felton, the No. 1 combo guard nationally. Should the Tar Heels land forward Kevin Knox, the McDonald’s shutout will take care of itself. But the collective snub serves as a motivator for UNC’s other incoming freshmen. (ACC Sports Journal)

Kevin Knox Blog: McDonald's All American, Duke and UNC visits

Kevin Knox: It’s coming close to decision time for me. Right now I’m looking at the smaller things because all four schools offer great things. I’m looking at things like playing style, player comparison, and where they’d put me in the system. I’ve already taken two officials to Duke and Florida State. I take an official to Kentucky Jan. 28-30 and North Carolina is Feb. 4-6. (USA Today)

Fueled by McDonald's All-American snub, Jalek Felton scores 41

Jalek Felton had some extra motivation coming into Monday’s matchup against A.C. Flora. In addition to playing against one of the state’s top teams, Felton was disappointed he didn’t hear his name called Sunday when the McDonald’s All-American game rosters were announced. The Gray Collegiate standout took out his frustration on the Falcons by scoring 41 points. (The State)

Sage Surratt has a big decision to make

As talented as he is in basketball, Sage Surratt said his best college scholarship offers have come in football, and he committed to play for Harvard last October. He has since re-opened his recruitment and narrowed his choices to Duke, Harvard, North Carolina and Wake Forest. Surratt said he has spoken to North Carolina coaches about possibly also playing basketball in Chapel Hill. (Charlotte Observer)

Kevin Knox Selected for McDonald's All-American Game

The McDonald's All-American Game has long served as the top event on high school recruits' basketball calendars, when 24 of the top players from across the country come together to face off. Michael Jordan was among many UNC McDonald's All-Americans. And this year, UNC basketball recruit Kevin Knox is among those selected. The 2017 game will be played March 29 at 7 pm ET in Chicago. (247 Sports)

Video: Rechon Black Mixtape at The Bass Pro Tournament of Champions

Highlights of 2018 North Carolina point guard commit Rechon Black at the recent Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions, courtesy of Courtside Films. View Video...

Video: Roy Williams Watches Matthew Hurt

Roy Williams was on the recruiting trail in Rochester, Minnesota to watch 2019 small forward Matthew Hurt on Saturday night, just hours after leading his Tar Heels to a 96-83 victory over No. 9 Florida State. Hurt scored 39 point and grabbed 11 rebounds. Read More...

Up close with Brandon Huffman

Tar Heel Illustrated was in Raleigh on Friday to see North Carolina 2017 signee Brandon Huffman. Huffman, a 6-10 center from Word of God Christian Academy helped the Holy Rams to an impressive 94-53 win over Faith Assembly. The standout recorded a double-double of 10 points and 17 rebounds in the win. THI was able to interview Huffman and coach Brian Clifton after the game. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Romeo Langford remains grounded during rise to fame

Romeo Langford has gotten the best of most of his opponents, rarely showing emotion in the process. It's nearly impossible to mention Romeo Langford's name without talking about basketball, but there's much more to the 17-year-old than his talent on the court. Langford holds scholarship offers from Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, UNC, and Louisville, among others. (News and Tribune)

Video: Rechon Black Highlights from Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions

Highlights from 2018 North Carolina point guard commit Rechon Black (Concord, NC/Montverde Academy) at the recent Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions. Video courtesy of Courtside Films. View Video...

Rivals Updated Class of 2018 Basketball Rankings: Bagley, Williamson on top

Because of his ludicrous highlight reels, it is hard for many to believe that there could be a better player in the class of 2018 than 6-foot-7 beast Zion Williamson. Make no mistake about it, the product of the Spartanburg (S.C.) Country Day School is a big-time prospect in his own right. Clemson, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, UCLA and countless others are giving chase. (Rivals.com)

Phenom Hoop Report N.C. Class of 2018 updated rankings

Providence Day junior point guard Devon Dotson is the No. 1 recruit in North Carolina for the class of 2018, according to the latest rankings from Phenom Hoop Report, a regional scouting service that tracks the state closely. For the class of 2018, Phenom Hoops ranked 155 N.C. players. UNC point guard commit Coby White is ranked No. 2 while UNC offer-holder Jairus Hamilton is ranked No. 5. (Charlotte Observer)

Wendell Moore Visits UNC

The top recruit in the PrepHoopsNC 2019 rankings, Wendell Moore of Cox Mill High School took a unofficial visit to UNC for their game against N.C. State on Sunday. “Every time I go there it just wows me. The fans, the coaches and the facilities are all great.” This is the first time that Moore has been to Chapel Hill this season and plans on returning on Saturday for their game against Florida State. (PrepHoops.com)

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

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Watching 2019 small foward Wendell Moore win the NC 3A state title and MVP honors at the Dean Dome in Chapel Hill, NC

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Watching 2017 5 star small forward Kevin Knox (40 pts, 20 rebs, 7-7 3-pointers) in his 5A state semifinal win in Lakeland, FL

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic Center

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic Center

Friday, February 10, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in his game at New Albany High School in New Albany, IN

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF

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