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The nation's top intra-conference recruiting battles
A versatile 6-foot-8 swingman, Kevin Knox cut down his list to 10 finalists and almost half of them came from the ACC. Duke, Florida State, Miami and North Carolina are the ACC teams that made the list and there’s a good chance he ends up choosing from one of those programs. UNC and Duke received unofficial visits from Knox last season and conducted spring in home visits.
Zion Williamson Blog: Finishing summer strong, chats with Roy, Coach K and more
Zion Williamson: "On June 15 I could start getting contacted by coaches and since then it’s been pretty crazy! Just talking to all of the coaches that you see on TV all the time is cool. I think the most memorable talks was a tie between Coach Roy Williams and Coach K because those are like two legends. Just having the chance to talk to them is amazing!"
Kevin Knox set to host four head coaches on in-home visits
Four head coaches are scheduled to visit Tampa (Fla.) Catholic 5-star wing Kevin Knox to begin the fall recruiting period Sept. 9. According to Pat Lawless of MADE Hoops, Knox will host John Calipari (Kentucky) Friday, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski Monday and both Leonard Hamilton (Florida State) and Roy Williams (North Carolina) Wednesday.
UNC, Kentucky, Kansas, Arizona, NC State Coming to See P.J. Washington
Head coaches from five college powerhouses are coming to see Findlay Prep forward P.J. Washington beginning Friday. Arizona's Sean Miller is due in Friday, followed by Kentucky head coach John Calipari (Sunday), North Carolina's Roy Williams (Sunday), Kansas' Bill Self (Monday) and N.C. State's Mark Gottfried (Tuesday), Paul Washington Sr., the new Findlay Prep coach, told SNY.tv.
UNC to visit 2017 power forward Garrison Brooks
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams will watch 2017 post player Garrison Brooks workout on September 10 according to recruiting analyst Garrett Tucker. North Carolina has not yet offered Tucker and has just begun to show interest. Brooks, 6-8 and out of Lafayette (Ala.) Auburn High School, will also have in-home visits with Arizona State on September 12 and Georgia on September 13.
Sophomore Shooting Guard Josh Nickelberry to Visit UNC
Trinity Christian’s Josh Nickelberry will take a pair of unofficial visits to ACC schools this fall. The 6-foot-4 sophomore guard will head to North Carolina on Saturday and visit Clemson on Oct. 15. Nickelberry has scholarship offers from Baylor, Clemson, Howard, Penn State, Providence, VCU, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. UNC has yet to offer.
Video: Kevin Knox EYBL Mix Tape
Highlights of 2017 5-star small forward Kevin Knox during this summer's Nike EYBL circuit. Knox holds an offer from North Carolina and will host UNC coach Roy Williams on an in-home visit on September 14.
2017 center Brandon Huffman offered by UNC
North Carolina has offered 2017 center Brandon Huffman (Raleigh, NC/Word Of God Christian Academy). The 6-9, 230-pound center received the offer during a Thursday visit with UNC head coach Roy Williams, InsideCarolina reports. Huffman, a 247Sports Composite three-star, is ranked as the No. 4 player in the state of North Carolina and the No. 219 overall prospect in the 2017 class.
Scout Updated 2018 Top 100 Basketball Recruits
South Carolina native Zion Williamson moved up one spot in the 2018 update, jumping to No. 2 in the rankings. One of the more unique prospects in the country, Williamson is a versatile athlete that is a mix between a small forward and power forward. The schools recruiting him the hardest are Arizona, Oregon, North Carolina, South Carolina, Clemson and NC State.
2019 SF Wendell Moore to visit UNC
2019 small forward Wendell Moore will visit UNC over the weekend of Sept. 24. Moore is a 6-5, 185-pound recruit from Concord, N.C. He attended a number of UNC games last season. Roy Williams and the Tar Heels have offered Moore along with N.C. State, Tennessee, Wake Forest, and Charlotte. UNC has two offers out in the 2019 class: Moore and 6-9 SF Matthew Hurt.
P.J. Washington Blog: Bahamas event, White House, recruiting visits and more
P.J. Washington: Right now my final eight, in no order is Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, N.C. State, UCLA and UNLV. I’m looking to set my official visits up to Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas and Arizona. I’m still waiting to see what I’m gonna do about the fifth visit. I went to visit N.C. State and North Carolina on unofficial visits a couple of weeks ago.
Nick Weatherspoon: "I haven’t cut down my list yet"
Reports surfaced Tuesday that 2017's No. 32 player Nick Weatherspoon was down to a final two of Mississippi State and N.C. State. That was news to the four-star prospect, who told Rivals.com that he has not cut his list down. While they aren't currently his final two, MSU and NC State are certainly in the mix. “I have North Carolina, Kansas and NC State coming for in home visits," said Weatherspoon.
Scout Updated 2017 Basketball Recruiting Class Rankings
10 North Carolina Tar Heels: Roy Williams and his staff have added some perimeter firepower to this 2017 class. Leading the way is five-star prospect Jalek Felton, the nephew of former Tar Heel standout Raymond Felton. The 6-foot-4 guard is oozing with talent and athleticism. UNC's second pledge is from Andrew Platek, who is one of the best catch-and-shoot guys in the class.
P.J. Washington sets UNC official visit date
Class of 2017 forward P.J. Washington has set dates for four official visits. The 6-7, 225-pound prospect will visit Kentucky on Sept. 16-18, UNC on Sept. 23-25, Arizona on October 21-23, and Texas on October 28-30. Washington's father told ZagsBlog.com that the fifth visit is left open and could go one of a number of schools including UCLA, N.C. State, Kansas and UNLV.
Jalek Felton #24 in Updated ESPN 100
The updated 2017 ESPN 100 was released Wednesday morning and UNC commit Jalek Felton held on to his five-star ranking, coming in at twenty-fourth. He held the same ranking in the previous list that was released in June. Felton, having committed to the University of North Carolina in December of 2014, has firmly held a top-30 ranking over the past two years.