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UNC Sets Sights on Pittsburgh Transfer Cameron Johnson

One obstacle in the way of North Carolina's recruitment of Cameron Johnson is out of the way. One still remains. Johnson, a 6-8 forward who graduated from Pittsburgh and has two years of eligibility remaining, has been in contact with the UNC staff over the last week since receiving permission from Pittsburgh to speak with ACC schools. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Among Schools Pushing Hardest for Wendell Moore

Top-30 class of 2019 wing Wendell Moore (Cox Mill, Concord, NC) has three schools -- Maryland, North Carolina and Wake Forest -- recruiting him the hardest, according to Justin Byerly. As is usually the case with North Carolina prospects, luring Moore out-of-state figures to be a tough task, especially since the Tar Heels have already offered and Duke is showing interest. (247 Sports)

Video: Garrison Brooks Senior Season Highlights

Senior season highlights of 2017 North Carolina 4-star power forward commit Garrison Brooks (Lafayette, AL/Auburn High School). View Video...

Report: UNC shows interest in Pitt transfer guard Cam Johnson

The Tar Heels have former Pitt small forward Cam Johnson on their radar, according to Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports. Johnson averaged 11.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game for the Panthers this past season. The 6-8, 210-pound guard is graduating from Pitt and can play right away with two years of eligibility remaining. Johnson has reportedly visited Arizona, Kentucky, Oregon and UCLA. (ACC Sports Journal)

Frenchman Jaylen Hoard said after a year in the U.S. his game has grown substantially

Jaylen Hoard quickly found out why the EYBL is widely regarded as the toughest circuit in the country with multiple four-and five-star recruits on most teams. Even though teammates attempted to mentally prepare him for the crowd of coaches from schools like North Carolina, Purdue, USC, Arizona and N.C. State that would inevitably be parked courtside, he “wasn’t ready for all of that.” (USA Today)

Video: Coby White Atlanta EYBL Session 3 Highlights

Highlights of 2018 UNC commit Coby White playing 17u for Team CP3 out of North Carolina. Coby has been proving he belongs in 5 Star conversation, displaying his elite 3 level scoring ability, court vision and high basketball IQ. UNC will be getting a dominating scorer. View Video...

Garrison Brooks reflects on decision to sign with UNC basketball

Former Auburn High School standout Garrison Brooks is known for his electricity on the court, his size as a post player and, of course, his decision to switch from being a Mississippi State signee to wearing Carolina Blue. "UNC was a better fit because they lost two seniors for them in the post, so it turned out to be a really good situation for me," said Brooks. (WSFA.com)

Naz Reid Cuts List to 10, Includes UNC

Nazreon Reid , the 6-foot-10 Class of 2018 big man from Sports U and Roselle (N.J.) Catholic, has cut his list to 10. Reid Tweeted out a list of Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, North Carolina, Rutgers, Seton Hall, UCLA and UConn. St. John’s and Maryland were among the schools not on the list. (Zag's Blog)

Coby White Among Top Performers at EYBL Atlanta

One of the top scorers on the EYBL circuit has been Coby White of Team CP3. And watching the future Tar Heel this weekend, putting up points certainly came easy to him. He's got decent size for the position, but it's his scoring that separates him. He's got ball skills that allow him to get to the basket or create his own shot, and he plays with a relentless mentality. (Scout.com)

Jairus Hamilton enters a blueblood recruitment

The recruitment of Jairus Hamilton, who has an opportunity to play at practically any program in the country, hit the final stage earlier this week. On North Carolina: “I definitely like UNC a lot, especially with a couple of my good friends already committed there. I am just trying to weigh it out and figure out the best fit for me since they have a lot of guards already there." (Rivals.com)

Video: UNC Commits Coby White, Leaky Black Try to Outdunk Each Other

Check out these nice dunks from Friday's game between the CP3 All Stars and Southern Stampede. The game started off hot with 2018 forward Jaylen Hoard throwing down a reverse cradle in the first half. Not to be outdone were UNC commits Coby White and Rechon Black as both threw down nasty and-1 dunks in the second half. View Video...

UNC hopes to make another South Carolina splash with Zion Williamson

Though Roy Williams is after multiple uncommitted recruits in the 2018 class, Zion Williamson might be at the top of the wish list. Williamson, a 6-7 combo forward from Spartanburg, S.C., is the No. 2 prospect in his class, per 247Sports’ composite rankings. South Carolina has been good to Williams throughout his tenure as UNC’s head coach. It began with Raymond Felton. (ACC Sports Journal)

Coby White, Wendell Moore, Jaylen Hoard among Friday EYBL standouts

Jaylen Hoard put it together Friday and looked like a matchup problem four man with big time athleticism and driving ability. Hoard has offers from N.C. State, Wake Forest, USC and others. UNC is showing interest. UNC commit Coby White is a flat out scoring machine off the dribble (28 pts). Wendell Moore showed improved touch and expanded ball skills. (Rivals.com)

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)

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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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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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