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Coby White climbs 2018 class rankings

North Carolina Class of 2018 recruit Coby White continues to impress others during the offseason. Back in March of this year, White was named the North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year. Recently, White jumped 27 spots in Scout’s latest ranking. Scout represents one of the premier ranking databases in the country. Scout ranks White at No. 30 in the class of 2018. (Keeping It Heel)

2019 PG Jeremiah Francis unofficially visits UNC

2019 Top247 four-star prospect Jeremiah Francis unofficially visited North Carolina over the weekend. A 6-3 point guard from Pickerington (Ohio) Central High School, Francis is ranked No. 85 in the Top247. He will also visit West Virginia later this month. Ohio State, Purdue and West Virginia have offered Francis. North Carolina has not yet offered. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Coby White 2017 EYBL Session 4 Highlights

Highlights from 2018 combo guard and North Carolina commit Coby White (Greenfield School/Wilson, NC) at Session 4 of the recent Nike EYBL event. View Video...

Coby White earns invitation to 2017 NBPA Top 100 camp

The 2017 NBPA Top 100 camp invitations were sent out Saturday and there were many names Tar Heel fans are familiar with. Most notably, 2018 UNC commit Coby White. White receives this invitation just a week after jumping 27 spots to No. 30 in the newest Scout rankings and receiving All-EYBL First Team honors after his performance in Los Angeles. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC hosting basketball, football recruits this weekend

As the Tar Heels open up their football summer camp over the weekend, they are set to host a big recruit on Sunday. Class of 2018 five star running back Zamir White is set to visit the school just a few weeks ahead of his big decision. UNC will also be hosting a point guard in the 2019 recruiting class. According to Carolina Blue, point guard Jeremiah Francis will also be on campus for a visit. (Keeping It Heel)

Zion Williamson on SLAM magazine cover

Here’s a safe bet: If you have an Instagram or Twitter account, you’ve seen 16-year-old high school phenom Zion Williamson play basketball. Maybe not for a very long period of time, but for at least a minute or so. His highlight mixtapes are already the stuff of legend—it’s impossible to look away as he casually dribbles through helpless defenders and dunks all over their souls. (SLAM Online)

Player of year, state champion, now USA Basketball team on Wendell Moore’s resume

This week, Wendell Moore added a cherry to the top of his memorable season, when he was one of 12 players named to the USA Basketball U16 men’s national team. Moore and the Americans are training in Colorado Springs, and will play in the 2017 FIBA Americas U16 championship June 14-18 in Argentina. Moore, a 6-foot-6, 205-pound wing, said he was overwhelmed when he received the news. (Charlotte Observer)

Pittsburgh Athletic Department Statement Regarding Release of Cameron Johnson

The University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department released the following statement regarding the release of graduate transfer Cameron Johnson to play immediately at UNC. Prior to Johnson's release, the Pitt Athletic Department stated that their policy was that graduate transfers moving to an ACC school must sit out a year. However, the ACC and NCAA allow all graduate transfers to play immediately. Read More...

Cameron Johnson fully cleared to play at UNC

Cameron Johnson has been released to transfer by Pittsburgh and is cleared to play in 2017-18 for North Carolina. “The associate AD just called me and told me," Johnson said Thursday. Johnson committed to UNC on Tuesday and released a statement about his eligibility, putting further pressure on Pittsburgh to remove the one-year penalty it was aiming to impose on him for transferring within the conference. (Inside Carolina)

Updated Scout 2018 Top 100 College Basketball Recruits

Entering the spring, Marvin Bagley sat atop Scout's 2018 basketball recruiting rankings. After playing in four Nike EYBL sessions in April and May, Bagley has further proven his status as the top player in the country. Bol Bol jumped from No. 13 to No. 2 overall. South Carolina native Zion Williamson checks in at No. 3 in the updated rankings. Rounding out the top five is Cameron Reddish and Romeo Langford. (Scout.com)

Analysis: 2019 SF Wendell Moore

2019 small forward Wendell Moore is no stranger to UNC and the Dean Dome. Since being offered by Roy Williams, the in-state recruit as been a regular at UNC games. The 6-5, 210-pound Moore holds offers from UNC, Duke, Maryland, Wake Forest, Florida, Florida State, N.C. State, and Tennessee, among others. CarolinaBlue spoke with 247Sports Recruiting Analyst Andrew Slater about Moore and his game. (Carolina Blue)

What Cameron Johnson could add for UNC in 2017-18

A 6-8, 210-pound guard, Cameron Johnson would plug right in to the role vacated by Justin Jackson as the Tar Heels’ best deep threat and a size mismatch on the wing. UNC fans should remember Johnson well, as he turned what should have been a January blowout into a nailbiter in the Smith Center, thanks to knocking down six of nine three-point attempts. (Greensboro News & Record)

Top 50 wing Wendell Moore has high level offers

Wendell Moore on UNC- "It is probably the same thing as with Wake, I have a good relationship with them. Roy Williams is around a lot and I have good relationship with coach (Hubert) Davis, coach (Steve) Robinson and I had a good relationship with coach (C.B.) McGrath before he left for UNC Wilmington. They are always in the gym watching me play." (Rivals.com)

2020 PF Isaiah Todd named to U16 national team

John Marshall (Richmond, Va.) freshman Isaiah Todd was named to the 2017 USA Basketball men’s U16 team. Todd was one of 12 players selected for the squad, which will compete in the 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship June 14-18 in Argentina. A 6-foot-10 forward, Todd averaged 13 points during his freshman season. He was one of 32 players invited to the training camp. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Zion Williamson: Generation Z

When we catch up with Zion Williamson, he’s sitting in the Spartanburg Day School gym, seated on a folding chair under a basket during his first SLAM cover shoot. It’s in this gym where many of the viral videos originated—the bleachers and area surrounding the court filled with people standing up and high-fiving, hugging one another and yelling after any of Zion’s miraculous dunks. (SLAM Online)

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

7/26/2017 - 7/29/2017
Watching 2019 PG Jeremiah Francis, 2020 PG R.J. Hampton, 2018 SF Jericole Hellems, Zion Williamson, Matthew Hurt, Romeo Langford, Nassir Little, Ashton Hagans, Armando Bacot, and Nate Laszewski in Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the adidas Prospect Series in Chanhassen, MN

Friday, July 21, 2017
Watching Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), Ashton Hagans, and Christian Brown at the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam in Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Watching 2018 wings Nassir Little, Zion Williamson, and Nate Laszewski at the Best of the South event in Cartersville, GA

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Watching Joey Baker, Jalen Johnson, Jalen Suggs, Jeremiah Robinson Earl, and Zach Harvey at the Under Armour event in Philadelphia, PA

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RecruitClass
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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