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Stephen Zimmerman begins setting up in-home visits

Scout.com recruiting analyst Evan Daniels reported Tuesday that Class of 2015 center Stephen Zimmerman has set up in-home visits with UNLV, Arizona, Kentucky, Kansas and UCLA. North Carolina, Louisville and Indiana were also in the final eight that Zimmerman released in late April. Daniels said Zimmerman plans to have an in-home visit with UNC, but he just hasn't set it up yet. (Fayetteville Observer)

Skal Labissiere Lists UNC in Top 6

Skal Labissiere is down to six schools. Labissiere, a standout at Cordova (Tenn.) Evangelical Christian, announced on Twitter that he's down to Baylor, Georgetown, Kentucky, Memphis, North Carolina and Tennessee. Labissiere has yet to set up any college visits. The 6-foot-11, 210-pound Labissiere is currently ranked as the No. 6 center in the 2015 class and No. 10 overall, but expect him to rise in the ranking when they are updated. (Scout.com)

UNC basketball targets in updated 2015 Top247

The Tar Heels remain commit-less for the 2015 class. In what has become an interesting recruiting cycle for the UNC, many of North Carolina's top targets fall within the top 30 of the updated 247Sports rankings while a couple fall outside the top 100. (Carolina Blue)

Brandon Ingram to Visit UNC Monday

Five-star forward Brandon Ingram announced on twitter that he will unofficially visit North Carolina Monday. Ingram, 6-8, 180-pounds from Kinston (N.C.) High School, is coming off an unofficial visit to UCLA and official visit to Duke last week. Duke and North Carolina are currently battling in Ingram's Crystal Ball with Duke in a slight lead and trending. N.C. State, Kansas and Kentucky amongst others are pursuing Ingram. (247 Sports)

Harry Giles Leads USA Past Angola 99-56

After getting off to a slow start and scoring just two points in the first two minutes, the 2014 USA U17 Team (2-0) stormed to a 99-56 victory over Angola (1-1) in 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Men preliminary round action on Saturday afternoon at the Al Shabab Arena in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. All 12 members of the team contributed in the scoring column, including four in double digits, led by Harry Giles (Wesleyan Christian Academy/Winston-Salem, N.C.), who scored 14 points and had a game-high six of the USA's 22 steals. (WFMY)

Video: Kenny Williams Summer Highlights

Summer highlights of 4-star shooting guard Kenny Williams, who holds a scholarship offer from Roy Williams in UNC's 2015 basketball recruiting class. Williams is seriously considering UNC as well as VCU, who has also offered. (View Video...)

Dennis Smith, Jr. Gives the Latest on Recruitment

Dennis Smith, Jr.: "I thought it was cool that Duke, UNC, N.C. State and Florida all reached out to me after I didn’t make the USA team. They all basically told me to use it as motivation and that’s what I plan to do. Right now everything is open for me and I’m definitely not favoring anyone. I don’t plan on taking any visits until basketball season starts back up; I’m not sure where I’ll be going right now, but I’ll let all of you guys know when I do." (USA Today)

Roy Williams Offers Kenny Williams

Roy Williams and his staff had plenty of opportunities to see 2015 SG Kenny Williams in action. The UNC coaching staff spent a lot of time, during open evaluation periods watching his summer team, Boo Williams, in action. And now, the Tar Heel head coach has stepped up and offered a scholarship to the 6-3 wing guard from LC Bird High School in Chesterfield County, a suburb of Richmond. When asked how he felt about the UNC offer, Williams describes it in one word. "Unbelievable." (Tar Heel Illustrated)

P.J. Dozier schedules visit to UNC

P.J. Dozier, a four-star recruit in Class of 2015, according to Rivals, has set his five official visits for the upcoming months. According to Evan Daniels of Scout.com, the 6-foot-6 wing will begin taking his official visits at the end of this month with a trip to Louisville on Aug. 31. That visit will be followed by stops at North Carolina (Sept. 6) and Georgetown (Sept. 13) the following two weekends. He’ll be at Michigan on Sept. 16. The Columbia native will remain in-state at South Carolina on Oct. 17. (NBC Sports)

Donovan Mitchell Cuts List to 5

Just a few days after trimming his list to 10 schools, Donovan Mitchell is now down to five. The 6-foot-3 Brewster (N.H.) Academy guard Tweeted that his final five now consists of Villanova, Louisville, Boston College, Florida State and Providence. Creighton, Indiana, Georgetown, Kansas and North Carolina were cut. As reported last week, Mitchell will visit Villanova on Monday and Louisville Thursday-Friday. (Zag's Blog)

P.J. Dozier Announces Top-5 List

Class of 2015 five-star shooting guard P.J. Dozier has narrowed his list of schools to five. Louisville, UNC, Georgetown, South Carolina, and Michigan all made the cut. Dozier is a 6-foot-5, 180-pound prospect from Columbia (SC). He tweeted that he will take official visits to all five schools on his list. Currently, Dozier's 247Sports Crystal Ball reads 89% UNC, 6% South Carolina, and 6% Georgetown. (Carolina Blue)

2015 SG Donovan Mitchell, one of July’s hottest prospects, cuts list to 10

Donovan Mitchell has finally cut his list of schools, a process that has been a long time in the works. On Thursday morning, Mitchell tweeted out that he was now only considering 10 schools: Providence, Creighton, Florida State, Indiana, Georgetown, Villanova, Louisville, Kansas, Boston College and North Carolina. A powerful, 6-foot-3 guard with long arms, Mitchell’s game resembles that of Dwayne Wade and Louisville guard Terry Rozier. He’s excellent attacking the glass, he can put the ball on the floor and finish above the rim. (NBC Sports)

UNC basketball recruiting: Names to know in the 2015 and 2016 classes

Is it fair to conclude that for whatever reason – perhaps a desire to avoid one-and-dones, or to maintain better team chemistry – Roy Williams and his staff have gone away from recruiting the best of the best year after year? UNC has yet to secure its first commitment from the class of 2015, but here’s a look at some of the players the Tar Heels might be targeting, and how they could fit into the team: (Charlotte Observer)

Top UNC Recruits Make USA U17 Basketball Team

UNC basketball recruits Ivan Rabb, Henry Ellenson, Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, and V.J. King were all chosen for the U17 USA Men's Basketball team. Rabb, Ellenson, Stone, and Newman are 2015 recruits with UNC offers. Giles and Tatum are top 2016 prospects with UNC offers. V.J. King is on the Tar Heels' radar, but has not received an offer from UNC. Rabb visited UNC this spring and has mentioned plans to attend Late Night with Roy on October, although that has not been confirmed. (Carolina Blue)

Off-Court Changes Lead To Big Improvements For Henry Ellenson

A summer ago, Henry Ellenson (Rice Lake H.S./Rice Lake, Wisconsin) made the roster cut as a finalist for the 2013 USA Basketball U16 National Team, but his hopes for a gold medal were suddenly gone when he found out that he didn’t make the U16 squad. The tough reality check of being so close to the dream and yet not there at all, prompted Ellenson to make some changes to get better, faster and stronger. After losing 30 pounds over the course of a year, Ellenson is back at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. (USA Basketball)

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

Friday, January 29, 2016
Watching 2018 3-star small forward Jairus Hamilton play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NC.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Watching 2017 PF Wendell Carter play against Pace Academy in Atlanta, GA

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Visiting 2017 5-star small forward Kevin Knox at Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa, FL

Sunday, January 17, 2016
Watching 2016 4-star center Udoka Azubuike at the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, MA

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Watching 2016 UNC commits Tony Bradley and Brandon Robinson at the Wally Keller Invitational in Punta Gorda, FL.

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