UNC Basketball Recruiting

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Kevin Knox Pushes Back Announcement Date

Kevin Knox has pushed his college announcement back to April 28 or May 1, depending on national television availability, his father told Cats Illustrated. The 6-foot-8 Knox out of Tampa (FL) Catholic is considering North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, Florida State and Missouri, and is coming off a visit to Missouri this past weekend. Knox will be in New York this week for the Jordan Brand Classic. (Zag's Blog)

Zion Williamson Blog: In-homes with Roy Williams and Coach K

Zion Williamson: "I had (Roy Williams) over to my house last weekend for an in-home and we had a good time. The first thing he did was pull out his ring collection...and there were definitely lot of rings. We talked a lot about basketball, but mostly it was about family and how choosing North Carolina would make me a part of that family and how it would change my life." (USA Today)

Zion Williamson gets a look at Roy Williams' ring collection

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams has quite the ring collection and he will be adding a few more very soon. Fresh off of winning the 2017 National Championship, Williams visited five-star wing Zion Williamson on Friday and brought his rings with him. Williamson, the No. 2 player in the 2018 class, was impressed. He snapchatted coach's rings and the photo made it to twitter. (Carolina Blue)

Q & A with Kevin Knox at Nike Hoop Summit

North Carolina just won the title. How does that impact your decision, if at all? Kevin Knox: It doesn't really impact it at all. I'm not really looking at that. I'm pretty sure Roy will be in there. He actually texted me earlier today, so I'll see what he's saying, but I'm really looking forward to seeing when they come in what they have to say. It'll be a really good in-home. (247 Sports)

Zion Williamson, 16, might be the best dunker on the Internet. And what else?

The competition for Zion Williamson has begun. Kentucky Coach John Calipari visited last month, delivering a scholarship offer, and Louisville’s Rick Pitino and Kansas’ Bill Self have come to town. North Carolina Coach Roy Williams brought assistant C.B. McGrath to Spartanburg Day, and not to be outdone, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski brought his entire staff to watch. (Washington Post)

The battle for Romeo Langford is on

Romeo Langford doesn’t know where he’s going to college. But when Roy Williams, less than three days removed from a national title, makes a beeline for New Albany with top assistant Steve Robinson, it’s clear this is going to be a big-time recruiting battle. “I’m handling (recruiting) the same way I’ve always handled it,” Langford says. “Sometime down the road I’ll start narrowing down schools.” (Indianapolis Star)

Roy Williams visits Zion Williamson on Friday

CarolinaBlue can confirm that North Carolina head coach Roy Williams will be visiting 247Sports Composite five-star prospect Zion Williamson (Spartanburg, SC/Spartanburg Day School) on Friday. Williamson is the No. 2 overall basketball recruit and the No. 1 small forward in the 2018 class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings. (Carolina Blue)

Fresh off title, UNC's Roy Williams visits Romeo Langford

UNC coach Roy Williams visited New Albany star Romeo Langford as the NCAA recruiting period commenced Thursday afternoon. Langford's visit is the first stop for Williams after he helped guide UNC to its third national title since 2005 on Monday. Williams, who last visited on Feb. 10, offered the five-star guard in August of last year. Langford then took an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill in October. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Roy Williams Hits The Recruiting Trail

The post National Championship visit is a unique opportunity for coaches to show a recruit just how important they are to UNC. After the 2005 title, Roy Williams visited Ty Lawson. After the 2009 championship, he flew to Iowa to meet with Harrison Barnes. After the NCAA's Recruiting Period begins at noon today, Roy Williams will be visiting with Romeo Langford. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Hoop Summit - 1 on 1 with five-star forward Kevin Knox

Five-star forward Kevin Knox is among the participants at the Nike Hoop Summit. Knox discussed his recruitment, adding a new schools to his list (Missouri) and setting up potential in-home visits with with Scout's Evan Daniels. View Video...

Five names you’ll undoubtedly see in next year’s McDonald’s All American Game

Zion Williamson, SF, Spartanburg (SC) Day School: Chances are strong that you already know or have heard of Williamson, the 6-foot-7 super versatile wing that dunks with his head at the rim and goes to get opposing player’s shots at the top of the square; Romeo Langford, SG, New Albany (IN.): You won’t find a guard in the country that combines the size, skill and athleticism like Langford. (USA Today)

Matthew Hurt tries to keep polishing his game

Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) is already an elite player in boys basketball and strives to keep getting better. Hurt was just a sophomore for John Marshall during the 2016-17 campaign, but he is already on the very short list of best players ever in Rochester. He is coming off a season in which he averaged 29 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.6 blocks per game. (Rochester Post Bulletin)

UNC, Kansas Pursuing 2019 PF Matthew Hurt

Matthew Hurt earned five-star status in the 2019 class with his play last summer on the Adidas circuit with D-1 Minnesota. He did nothing but solidify his ranking this past weekend in Atlanta at the Underclassmen All-American game as he showed off what a talented, versatile prospect he is. Hurt said Kansas, North Carolina and “all the Midwest schools” are involved in his recruitment. (

In home visits will be key for five-star Kevin Knox

Five-star forward Kevin Knox is a busy man. He is playing in the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago this week. Then he's headed to Portland to play in the Nike Hoop Summit the following week. After that, he's off to New York for the Jordan Brand Classic. Three weeks, three all-star games, three cities, and very little time to make the biggest decision of his young life. (

Roy Williams' recruiting blueprint works wonders

Despite missing out on a number of recent recruits to Duke, Kansas and Kentucky, the Tar Heels have made more trips to the Final Four than any of those programs since Williams arrived in Chapel Hill. It is due to Williams’ ability to connect with high school recruits that translates later on to wins. “How genuine (Williams) is, in a face-to-face situation, it is almost overwhelming,” Wes Miller said. (

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

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Watching 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 PF Armando Bacot, 2018 SF Nassir Little, 2019 PG Ashton Hagans, and 2019 SF Christian Brown at the Adidas Uprising in Atlanta, GA

4/28/2017 - 4/29/2017
Watching 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2018 PF Nazreon Reid, 2018 C Moses Brown, 2018 PF Ian Steere, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 UNC CG commit Coby White, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard, and 2020 SG Jonathan Jackson (Justin's brother) in Fishers, IN

4/22/2017 - 4/23/2017
Watching 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2020 PF Isaiah Todd, 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2018 SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer), and Armando Bacot in Dallas, TX

Friday, April 21, 2017
Watching 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2019 C D.J. Burns, 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, and 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard in Hampton, VA

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
On an in home visit with 2017 five star SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

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Jalek Felton2017 PG
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Garrison Brooks2017 PF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF

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