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McDonald's Recap: Nassir Little, R.J. Barrett steal the show

UNC signee Nassir Little and Duke signee R.J. Barrett stole the show during the 41st McDonald’s All-American game. Little, a 6-foot-7 combo forward out of Orlando Christian Prep, led the West Team to a 131-128 win and took home the game MVP award, scoring 28 points. “I work out three times a day every day, so this performance is not really surprising,” Little said.

Roy Williams Visits 2019 SF Jalen Wilson

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams and assistant Steve Robinson were at Guyer High School in Denton, Texas on Wednesday visiting 2019 4-star small forward Jalen Wilson (6'6", 185). Although Wilson does not yet have an offer from UNC, he does hold offers from Kansas, Texas A&M, Arizona State, Oklahoma, and others.

Video: Nassir Little vs. Zion Williamson in McDonald's All-American Game

North Carolina signee Nassir Little gets the better of Duke commit Zion Williamson on both ends of the court during the 2018 McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday. Little finished the game with 28 points, winning MVP honors in the process.

Video: Will Baker Spring Highlights

Spring Highlights of 2019 5-star power forward Will Baker (Westlake High School, Austin, Texas). Baker is a top recruiting priority for North Carolina coach Roy Williams. Baker also recently listed a top 7 list including Kansas, UCLA, Texas, Texas A&M, UNC, Virginia and Stanford.

MVP Nassir Little leads the West past the East at the McDonald's All American Game

The consensus among NBA scouts at McDonald’s All American practices this week was that Orlando Christian Prep wing Nassir Little was one of the more intriguing prospects because of the energy he brought every time he stepped on the court. He carried that motor over to the game and parlayed it into 28 points to lead the West past the East 131-128.

Coby White prepares for basketball at UNC

Coby White will be the last of Bonita White's three children to leave home. He'll head to UNC this summer, part of the Tar Heels' 2018 basketball recruiting class. And Coby, a tough competitor and the leading scorer in North Carolina high school basketball, gets emotional when he talks about leaving. “I might cry when I leave my mom,” he said. “That’s my rock."

Nassir Little Receives Praise from McDonald's All-American Teammates

We caught up with several players to discuss which of their fellow McDonald's All-Americans have impressed them with their play. “(Nassir Little has) been playing pretty well these past couple of days at practice. He’s really vocal, real loud and bringing a lot of energy out there on the court. Sometimes it gets a little dead and he heats it up and gets us going."

McDonald's AA Game: Where the recruits almost committed

Nassir Little: "I wouldn’t say after UNC there was a second choice for me. The FBI thing kind of eliminated schools for me and kind of helped me out, but UNC was just the clear favorite for me." Coby White: "I committed (to North Carolina) so early I didn’t have that much to choose from. Probably Virginia or Clemson. Those were the two were recruiting me really hard."

North Carolina, Kansas Working Hardest for Matthew Hurt

A top-five recruit in the 2019 class and arguably the most polished of his elite peers, the recruitment of Matthew Hurt has been a blueblood affair for some time now. While there is no clear leader, North Carolina and Kansas have done the most work with the Minnesota native. The Tar Heels and Jayhawks have invested a ton of time and attention with the 6-foot-9 forward.

Vernon Carey Jr. named Florida's Mr. Basketball

After leading University School to its first state title, Vernon Carey Jr. has been named Florida's Mr. Basketball. The nation’s top-ranked junior recruit, Carey Jr. was a dominant force all season long, using his size and athleticism to bully opponents. Carey has narrowed his recruitment to Duke, UNC, Miami, Michigan State, Kansas, UCLA, Florida and Kentucky.

McDonald's All-American Practice Tuesday Takeaways

E.J. Montgomery likes to play the game from outside in because he has some face-up game. I think he's got things a little backwards and would like to see what happens once he is expected to operate on the low block first and then take his game outside. Montgomery has some serious feel in the post and it would be to his benefit to use it to his advantage a little more.

Seven schools standout for Will Baker

247Sports caught up with 2019 five-star big man Will Baker at the University Sports Spring Preview in Houston this past weekend. A 6-11, 238-pound center out of Austin, Texas, Baker said that he doesn't yet have any favorites. He did, however, name Kansas, UCLA, Texas, Texas A&M, North Carolina, Virginia and Stanford as the main schools that he is interested in.

Little, White Impress at McDonald's All-American Practice

Two 2018 North Carolina signees are participating in the McDonald's All-American game this week. Practices started Monday in Atlanta, Ga. and the game will take place Wednesday at 7 p.m. Nassir Little, a 6-7 small forward, will suit up for the West team, while Coby White, a 6-5 combo guard, is on the East team. Both signing with the Tar Heels in November.

Video: Coby White Shoots Lights Out at McDonald's All American practice

North Carolina basketball signee and shooting guard Coby White couldn't miss during day two of practices for the McDonald's All American game playing in front of an audience of NBA scouts and executives.

McDonald's AA Game: UNC's Nassir Little excels at practice

Festivities for the McDonald's All-American Game kicked off Monday as the East and West squads held practices. In front of several NBA scouts and media, North Carolina-bound Nassir Little impressed the invited visitors ahead of Wednesday's game. Playing for the West squad in the first practice of the day, I thought Little had the best day of anybody I saw.

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Where's Roy?
Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer), 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 SG Josiah James, 2020 PF Isaiah Todd (UNC offer), and 2020 PF Day'Ron Sharpe in Atlanta, GA
4/27/2018 - 4/28/2018
Watching 2019 PF Armando Bacot (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 CG Cole Anthony, 2019 SF Keion Brooks, 2019 SF Juwan Gary, 2020 SF Scottie Barnes, and 2021 PG Carter Whitt at the Nike EYBL even in Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Hosting 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot (UNC offer) on an unofficial visit to UNC
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the Adidas Gauntlet event in Indianapolis, IN
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Watching 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, and 2019 SF Precious Achiuwa at the Adidas Gauntlet and Under Armour events in Dallas, TX
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RecruitClass
Nassir Little2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Armando Bacot2019 C
Will Baker2019 C
Keion Brooks2019 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
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