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The new recruiting edge for UNC Basketball

Nassir Little may not be alone in turning to UNC. The Tar Heels are actively recruiting other 5-star 2018 prospects including Romeo Langford and Simi Shittu. Langford took an official visit to UNC earlier in October. Shittu visits Chapel Hill in November. The addition of either Langford or Shittu along with Little, Coby White, and Rechon Black will put UNC in the running for America’s top class. (ACC Sports Journal)

5-star forward Matthew Hurt visiting UNC, Duke

The storied rivalry between Duke and North Carolina is known for many things, one of those being the schools’ close proximity to each other. Class of 2019 prospect Matthew Hurt will take full advantage of that proximity this weekend when he visits both campuses in a 24-hour time span. After attending Countdown to Craziness on Friday, Hurt will make the short drive to Chapel Hill. (Keeping It Heel)

Four-star forward Darius Days commits to LSU

Four-star recruit Darius Days committed to LSU on Friday. "It felt like home," Days said. "I felt more comfortable there." Days, a 6-foot-7 versatile forward out of Gainesville (Fla.) IMG Academy picked LSU over North Carolina and offers from a host of others. Will Wade recruited Days when he was the head coach at VCU and the relationship further developed when he got to LSU. (Scout.com)

Basketball Recruiting Roundup: Weekend Visits and Tidbits

Matthew Hurt will take unofficial visits this weekend to Duke (Oct. 20) and North Carolina (Oct. 21). Romeo Langford visits Indiana this weekend for an official visit after it had previously been an unofficial. Zion Williamson will visit Duke this weekend for his third official visit. Williamson took his first official visit to Kansas last month before taking his second official visit to Kentucky last weekend. (Zag's Blog)

UNC among Armando Bacot's final 10 schools

Trinity Episcopal junior Armando Bacot has accumulated more than 40 scholarship offers to play college basketball. On Wednesday, he whittled down his list to a top 10: Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, Virginia Tech, Virginia, VCU, Villanova, UCLA, Oklahoma State and Georgetown. A 6-foot-10 center, Bacot had a breakout junior year (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

A selfie with Roy Williams? An offseason workout with the Trinity Episcopal basketball team

His name is Armando Bacot, and he’s a 6-foot-10, 235-pound center who’s 17 years old but looks like he has no business playing among high schoolers. North Carolina already has offered him a scholarship. So has Kansas and Duke. And at this moment, the man who once recruited Michael Jordan is recruiting Bacot. What’s the etiquette when Roy Williams is in the house? (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

UNC, Kansas "the ones to beat" for Romeo Langford

North Carolina hosted Romeo Langford on an official visit last weekend, while Kansas will do just the same in two weeks. Those two bluebloods are the ones to beat, though Indiana should not be discounted whatsoever. Archie Miller, since taking the Indiana job, has made it clear that Langford is the program's top priority and this weekend will be his chance to show him that. (Rivals.com)

Coby White Blog: Official visit, 'A' average, cancer awareness and more

Coby White: "I would like to tell you guys about the official visit at North Carolina that I recently took. I had an amazing time. As usual it was all love from my UNC family! Late night with Roy was a really fun event. It was a packed house. People showed up like it was a real game! The atmosphere was great and I feel like I got even closer to the team and coaching staff." (USA Today)

Darius Days to announce Friday

Friday could be another big day for the UNC basketball program as class of 2018 recruit Darius Days will announce his decision. The Gainesville, Florida native will pick between UNC and LSU. Days narrowed his list to five in August, naming UNC, LSU, Ohio State, Xavier and Louisville as his top schools. But after the FBI investigation involving Louisville, he eliminated the Cardinals. (Keeping It Heel)

Has success with developed talent changed Roy Williams' recruiting strategy?

Roy Williams landed Nassir Little, a top-20 player, earlier this month; but seemingly the only reason why is that Little was connected to the recent FBI investigation and the Tar Heels were the last school standing. But with the banner raised, a clean slate and a lack of big-name players in the program, UNC should continue to fight coaches K and Cal in the one-and-done game. (ESPN.com)

Late Night With Roy welcomed top basketball recruits

Since Zion Williamson is no longer a likely commit for the Tar Heels, Romeo Langford is now the star focus for the 2018 class. Another big name at Late Night was Wendell Moore, a five-star recruit for the class of 2019. The 6-foot-5 small forward from Cox Mill High School in Concord, N.C., currently has 11 offers, including a new offer from Duke on Friday — the same day as Late Night. (Daily Tar Heel)

Vernon Carey narrows list of colleges to 8

Vernon Carey Jr., the top ranked junior in America, has narrowed his college list to eight. A 6-foot-9 power forward with a 7-foot-1 wingspan, Carey has led a blueblood recruitment for over a year now. Settling into things further, Carey spoke about his final eight. “I am down to Michigan State, Miami, Florida, Duke, Kentucky, UCLA, Kansas and UNC,” he said. (Rivals.com)

UNC Tops Scout's Updated 2018 Basketball Recruiting Class Rankings

There was a bevy of commitments over the weekend, including six four-star recruits announcing their college intentions. The biggest commitment came from Scout's No. 18 prospect, Devon Dotson, who committed to Kansas over Maryland and others. That pledge jumped the Jayhawks up to No. 3 in the class rankings, behind No. 1 North Carolina and No. 2 Arizona. (Scout.com)

Nassir Little, father deny FBI allegations against Miami under oath

Orlando high school basketball player and recent North Carolina commit Nassir Little, whose recruitment by the University of Miami came into question as part of an FBI investigation, denied under oath on Friday the bribery allegations and any misconduct by the Hurricanes coaching staff. His father, Harold Little, signed a sworn affidavit, as well. (Miami Herald)

UNC basketball ready to start recruiting like a college basketball powerhouse again

When Nassir Little committed to UNC last week, it indicated the changing perception of the program to blue-chip recruits. Only a couple of years ago, recruits avoided Chapel Hill because of the uncertainty around the investigation. Now it feels like North Carolina is a safehouse within the NCAA. UNC is after five-star big man Simi Shittu and is in the running for five-star guard Romeo Langford. (SB Nation)

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Monday, September 25, 2017
Watching 2019 4 star power forward Armando Bacot at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA

Monday, September 25, 2017
Visiting 2019 4 star power forward Will Baker to offer him a scholarship in Austin, TX

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Visiting 2018 5 star small forward Nassir Little in Orlando, FL

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
On an in home visit with 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in New Albany, IN

More Recruiting Visits

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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