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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.

Why 5-star basketball recruit Coby White never reconsidered his commitment to UNC

Coby White said he “kind of knew” North Carolina would not face penalties as the NCAA mulled over whether or not to punish the university for its academic scandal. White, a five-star combo guard from Greenfield School in Wilson who committed to play basketball at UNC in 2016, said coach Roy Williams and his staff assured him and other recruits that the program would be okay.

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.

Roy Williams' team scary for a different reason

For Roy Williams, the NCAA case’s finality brought about reflection rather than jumping for joy. “Scared to death,” he said of how he felt during August’s hearing in front of the NCAA infractions committee. Now he has as similar feeling when pondering his 2017-18 team. But he’ll be happy to turn his attention to preparing the reigning national champions for a new season.

Charlotte Hornets Waive Isaiah Hicks

Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced Saturday that the team has waived Terry Henderson, Isaiah Hicks, Luke Petrasek and T.J. Williams. Hicks, a 6-9 forward from UNC, appeared in 151 career games, helping the Tar Heels win the 2017 NCAA Championship. He appeared in one exhibition game for the Hornets recording two minutes of play.

Video: UNC Men's Basketball Scrimmage Highlights at Late Night With Roy

Get your first look at the 2017-18 Tar Heel players as they scrimmage at Late Night With Roy on Friday night at the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill.

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.

Seventh Woods Among College Basketball's Potential Breakout Players

Seventh Woods had some bright spots off the bench last season for UNC, but he struggled with ball security and, as to be expected by most youngsters, made freshman mistakes. While Woods' scoring and efficiency were relatively pedestrian, he should be able to settle in and enjoy a bit of a sophomore breakout. UNC needs him to play to his potential.

UNC Basketball: Walker Miller 2017-18 season preview

Walker Miller will carry on a family tradition this season when he joins the North Carolina basketball program as a walk-on. Miller, the younger brother of former UNC point guard Wes Miller, first committed to Dartmouth, one of the Ivy League’s oldest and most respected schools. Miller is a 6-foot-10, 225-pound forward with good length, a nice shot and the ability to run the floor.

UNC Basketball Players Comment on NCAA Resolution

In what became an odd coincidence, the NCAA's decision on North Carolina's case and Late Night with Roy were held on the same day. Following the Late Night festivities and the Tar Heels' intrasquad scrimmage, juniors Luke Maye and Kenny Williams spoke to reporters about the NCAA's decision, the team's approach, and head coach Roy Williams' reaction.


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