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UNC, Duke Basketball Signees Face Off on National Television Thursday

North Carolina 2018 signee Nassir Little and his Orlando Christian Prep teammates will take on Montverde Academy on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2. While Little will enroll at UNC in June, Montverde Academy features 2018 Duke small forward signee R.J. Barrett, the No. 1 ranked recruit in the class. Little is ranked No. 7 in the country. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Signees Rechon Black, Kennedy Boyd Among McDonald's All-American Game Nominees

Four Charlotte-area boys and two girls high school basketball players are nominees for the 2018 McDonald’s All-America game. Boys players include Concord Cox Mill’s Rechon Black, a UNC signee and Providence Day’s Devon Dotson, a Kansas signee. Girls players include Providence Day’s Kennedy Boyd, signed to UNC; and Mallard Creek’s Ahlana Smith, signed to UCLA. (Charlotte Observer)

Rivals Updated 2019 College Basketball Recruit Rankings

Florida big man Vernon Carey Jr. has solidified his status as the top-ranked player in the 2019 class. And with 7-footer James Wiseman behind Carey at No. 2 there’s been little change at the top of the junior class, as the top seven remain unchanged in the latest 2019 Rivals150. We’ve been pretty aggressive in our ranking of Jalen Lecque - and we’ve turned it up a notch. (Rivals.com)

Rechon Black puts on show in win over former team

Cox Mill basketball coach Jody Barbee says a key to Rechon Black playing a good game is having the senior guard be productive early. Tuesday against the Concord Spiders, the team he played for as a freshman and sophomore, Black scored the Chargers’ first nine points, en route to a 78-38 win. Black finished with 22 points, five rebounds and five steals. (Concord Independent Tribune)

Coby White Moves to 5-Star Recruit in Rivals' Latest Update

The new Rivals150 for the basketball class of 2018 has been released, and three future Tar Heels are among the top 78 with two among the top 25. Nassir Little, 6-7 from Orlando, FL, is at No. 5 and Coby White, a 6-3 guard from Wilson, NC, is at No. 25 and has earned a fifth star. Rechon Black from Concord, NC, is No. 78. Here are the complete rankings: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Coby White Primed to Make Jump to 5-Star Recruit

There should be some new five-star recruits emerging when Rivals updates their 2018 rankings on Tuesday. It's not going to be a huge number, but look for at least two or three players to make the move from four to five-star territory. One of the leading candidates to make the jump is North Carolina-bound combo guard Coby White, who has been a scoring machine this winter. (Rivals.com)

Roy Williams watches 2019 5-star SF Precious Achiuwa

North Carolina coach Roy Williams and assistant Hubert Davis showed up at Kean University on a frigid Sunday afternoon. “Looking for some basketball players,” Williams, flashing a smile, told a reporter as he took his courtside seat. He may have found one in Precious Achiuwa, the 6-foot-9 junior wing from St. Benedict’s Prep. Achiuwa played a brilliant game. (Zag's Blog)

Could Coby White be the Trae Young of the 2018 class?

The potential for UNC-bound Coby White - who is in the conversation to finish as a five-star recruit - to put up huge numbers seems to set up as well for him as any player in the country. Currently, senior Joel Berry handles the lion's share of the ball-handling duties for the Tar Heels, and Seventh Woods and Jalek Felton aren't looking like full-time point guards just yet. (Rivals.com)

Analyst Roundtable: Where will Zion Williamson end up?

Due to the high profile nature of Zion Williamson, there is plenty of speculation on his recruitment. As is often the case, much of this speculation is based loosely, if at all, to reality. Even when talking with reliable sources, I hear a variety of combination of schools who might land Williamson. Only one school has been a constant among my sources and that is Clemson. (247 Sports)

Video: In-Depth with Coby White at the John Wall Invitational

Take an in-depth look at senior guard Coby White and his record-breaking performance last week at the John Wall Holiday Invitational in Raleigh, NC. White, who is committed to UNC, made it to the championship game and scored 119 points en route to breaking Donald Williams' (UNC) tournament scoring record of 117. Read More...

Vernon Carey Jr. enjoying status as a No. 1 basketball recruit

When Duke basketball commit R.J. Barrett decided to reclassify from the class of 2019 to the class of 2018, that left a void at the No. 1 recruiting spot. His move meant the top spot was there for the taking. After a successful summer circuit with USA basketball, University School forward Vernon Carey Jr. made the leap. Carey has been locked in at the top spot since September. (Charlotte Observer)

Five-star forward Zion Williamson sets decision date

Five-star forward Zion Williamson will announce his college choice on Saturday, January 20. Williamson, a standout at Spartanburg (S.C.) Day School, has taken official visits to Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina, plus multiple unofficial visits to Clemson and South Carolina. Williamson is regarded as the No. 2 player in the 247Sports Composite Rankings. (247 Sports)

Coby White Blog: Scoring titles, enjoying family, McDonald's All American dreams and more

Coby White: "I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! As a family, we experienced our first holiday season without my dad. It was difficult for everyone. I also ended the first semester in school with all A’s and one B. One of the many highlights of the John Wall Tournament came when I broke the 27-year-old scoring record held by former Tar Heel Donald Williams." (USA Today)

Zion Williamson Among Top 2018 College Basketball Recruiting Stories

While Clemson might have gained the most momentum in finishing out 2017, Duke, South Carolina, Kentucky, UNC and Kansas remain heavily in the picture. No one knows when Zion Williamson might commit, as he could make a surprise decision tomorrow or hold off until the spring. Regardless, it is one of the top recruiting stories to watch as 2018 begins. (Rivals.com)

Video: Will Baker Scores 30 Over the Holidays

2019 5-star power forward Will Baker (Austin, Texas) holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina and shows why in these recent highlights from over the Holidays, putting up 30 points utilizing a wide array of scoring moves. Read More...

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

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Visiting 2019 5-star power forward Vernon Carey Jr. (UNC offer) at University School in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Watching 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot at his game at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA

Friday, February 23, 2018
Watching 2018 UNC signee Coby White score 30 as Greenfield School beats The Burlington School in Burlington, NC

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Watching 2020 power forward Day'ron Sharpe in his game at South Central High School in Winterville, NC

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Watching 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot at his practice at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Nassir Little2018 SF
E.J. Montgomery2018 PF
Coby White2018 CG
Armando Bacot2019 PF
Will Baker2019 PF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 SF
James Wiseman2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jeremiah Francis2019 PG

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