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UNC 2017 signee Brandon Huffman Q&A (Part 2)

Brandon Huffman got the North Carolina offer and committed shortly after. He detailed why he picked UNC and talked about his recruitment in the Part One of this Q&A. Part two explores what kind of player Huffman is and can develop into. The No. 18 center in the 2017 class discusses the aspects of his game he hopes to improve and how he expects to be used once in Carolina Blue. (Carolina Blue)

What is Romeo Langford looking for in a school?

Romeo Langford, the top-ranked guard and No. 3 overall player in the 2018 class, said Tuesday he intends to announce his top five by the end of the summer. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound sharpshooter, who has said it’s possible he waits to commit until after his upcoming senior season, said no one school sticks out at this stage. So, what is Langford looking for in a college? (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Roy Williams shows interest in Justin Jackson’s younger brother

Is Justin Jackson’s younger brother the next in the family to attend the University of North Carolina? Well, we don’t know yet but there’s some interest. According to Inside Carolina, UNC head coach Roy Williams watched Jonathan Jackson at an EYBL event during the April evaluations. Williams was joined by Steve Robinson on the trip, as they scouted the class of 2020 recruit. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC 2017 signee Brandon Huffman Q&A (Part 1)

Class of 2017 center Brandon Huffman committed to North Carolina on Sept. 26 becoming the third commit for the Tar Heels in the class. Why did you commit to North Carolina? Huffman: “In a lot of ways it is my dream school. I am from here. For a lot of kids one of the big three (Duke, UNC, N.C. State) is what you are aiming for. For me, I was always a Carolina fan growing up." (Carolina Blue)

Video: Joey Baker Highlights From UA Association In New York City

Highlights from 2019 4-star small forward Joey Baker (Fayetteville, NC/Trinity Christian School) at the recent Under Armour Association event in New York City. Baker does not currently hold an offer from UNC, but he is being monitored closely by Tar Heels coach Roy Williams and staff. View Video...

Video: Coby White Nike EYBL Session 2 Highlights

Highlights of 2018 4-star North Carolina point guard commit Coby White (Wilson, NC/Greenfield School) from the recent Nike EYBL event. View Video...

Video: Josh Nickelberry Atlanta Adidas Gauntlet Highlights

Highlights of 2019 4-star shooting guard Josh Nickelberry (Fayetteville, NC/Oak Hill Academy) from the recent Adidas Gauntlet event in Atlanta, Georgia. Nickelberry holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina. View Video...

Chansky’s Notebook: Not A Terrible Result

UNC got the third-best result with Kevin Knox going to Kentucky. The best, of course, would have been the 6-9 high school stud committing to UNC. The worst would have been Knox going to Duke. Kentucky is not on UNC’s schedule next season, but Knox and the Wildcats will play in the other game of the CBS Sports Classic in New Orleans, where the Tar Heels will face UCLA. (Chapelboro.com)

2019 PG Ashton Hagans on UNC: "I think they are going to offer"

2019 four-star point guard Ashton Hagans has made a strong case to potentially add a fifth star at the next rankings update. North Carolina has been in contact with offers possibly coming down the road. On UNC: “They watched me the first weekend of the adidas Gauntlet. Ever since then, they said they love my game. I think they are going to offer. It’s a great school and they have a great coach.” (Rivals.com)

Where does UNC turn after Kevin Knox decision?

Kevin Knox picking Kentucky may have the biggest impact on UNC. With Justin Jackson going pro, the Tar Heels had huge minutes for a big wing and they don't have a lot of options to fill that role. It makes finding a big wing from the class of 2018 a major priority. Though he's not a jump shooter, the guy would appear to be the current No. 2 player in the junior class Zion Williamson. (Rivals.com)

Get to know Romeo Langford, New Albany's shooting star

There is no timetable for Romeo Langford's decision, but he easily describes what he's looking for. "The education aspect of it," said Langford, who at one time wanted to major in engineering but is undecided. "If I do leave early, I want to be able to come back and finish school. And my relationship with the coach, if I can trust him, if my parents can trust him. If they're going to treat me as one of their own." (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Five-star forward Kevin Knox commits to Kentucky

Kentucky added another top-ten recruit on Saturday as five-star forward Kevin Knox committed to the Wildcats. The 6-foot-8 Knox is the No. 9 overall prospect in the Rivals.com national Class of 2017 recruiting rankings as he’s a big-time get for the Wildcats. The son of former Florida State star wide receiver Kevin Knox, the younger Knox picked Kentucky over Duke, Florida State, Missouri and North Carolina. (NBC Sports)

Kevin Knox Announcement Details

Kevin Knox, the five-star forward from Tampa Catholic (FL) High School, will announce his college choice on Saturday on social media likely between 7-8 pm, according to his father. “No press conference,” Don Dziagwa, the basketball coach and athletic director at Tampa Catholic, said via email. “Kevin and the family don’t want all the fanfare. They are planning on just announcing on social media Saturday evening.” (Zag's Blog)

Chansky’s Notebook: Decisions, Decisions

UNC is banking on Justin Jackson, or the lack thereof, to land Kevin Knox. The Tar Heels have a set position for Knox, who is about the same height and weight as JJ, who turned pro after his ACC Player of the Year and All-American season. Knox supposedly has a similar skill set to Jackson, so if Roy Williams pulls the so-called upset and lands Knox, that very well may be the reason. (Chapelboro.com)

Report: Kevin Knox sets decision date

Those standing by for the highly anticipated Kevin Knox announcement won’t have to wait much longer. According to Jake Perper of Prep Sports Scouting, the 5-star forward will reveal his choice on Saturday. Duke, Florida State and North Carolina are among Knox’s finalists, joining Kentucky and Missouri. The Tampa, Fla., native is the No. 10 overall player in the 2017 class. (ACC Sports Journal)

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

7/26/2017 - 7/27/2017
Watching 2019 PG Jeremiah Francis, 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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Jalek Felton2017 PG
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Coby White2018 CG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Garrison Brooks2017 PF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Wendell Moore2019 SF

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