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Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.

Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail

Over the last few days North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and the UNC Basketball staff has been (or will stop in to the see) the following recruits: 2017 SF Jarred Vanderbilt, 2017 C Sterling Manley (UNC commit), 2018 PG Rechon Black, 2018 SG Romeo Langford, 2019 SF Wendell Moore, 2019 SF Matthew Hurt, 2020 PF Isaiah Todd, 2017 SG Andrew Platek (UNC commit). (Carolina Blue)

Video: Zion Williamson Scores 47 vs. Anderson Christian

Zion Williamson exploded for 47 points on Friday night against Anderson Christian, leading Spartanburg Day to a 77-55 win. View Video...

Video: UNC Coach Roy Williams Watches Sterling Manley

Watch future Tar Heel Sterling Manley and Jerome Hunter go at it in Friday night's rivalry featuring Pickerington Central and Pickerington North. With Roy Williams in attendance, Manley finished with 22 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks. View Video...

Roy Williams Watches Sterling Manley

College coaches from North Carolina, Purdue and Cincinnati were at Pickerington North on Friday night to watch talented big men Sterling Manley and Jerome Hunter. With Tar Heels coach Roy Williams looking on, Manley, a 6-11 senior who has signed with North Carolina, finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks — four of which came during a 30-second stretch early in the game. (Columbus Dispatch)

No. 2 sophomore R.J. Barrett discusses recruiting

R.J. Barrett, the high flying 6-foot-6 wing is focused on his sophomore season and emerging as a leader. Baylor, Oregon, USC, UCLA and Missouri have offered Barrett while other heavy hitters like Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and North Carolina have also been in contact. For now, Barrett says he's not even sure who has shown the most interest. "I don't really know who has offered." (Rivals.com)

Roy Williams Watches Jarred Vanderbilt

The McDonald's Classic Basketball Tournament, which attracts both local schools and powerhouse teams from out-of-the-area, got a surprise visit from North Carolina head coach Roy Williams. Williams stunned fans when he appeared at Eastwood High School for the Victory Prep (Houston) vs. Balboa City (San Diego) game to scout Victory Prep's Jarred Vanderbilt. (KVIA.com)

Jalek Felton's buzzer-beating 3-pointer caps emotional night

Jalek Felton had a lot on his mind coming into Thursday’s game with Huntington Prep. A couple of days ago, Felton’s great-grandmother, Jessie McFadden, passed away, and he wanted to play in her memory. The UNC commit scored 26 of his 30 points in the second half and banked a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the War Eagles to an 80-79 victory. Felton also was playing in front of his uncle, Los Angeles Clipper guard Raymond Felton. (The State)

Kevin Knox is Mr. Popularity ever since his friends committed to colleges

Kevin Knox has never felt more popular in his life. Over the last three weeks, five of the top 25 basketball players in the country have made decisions on where they’ll attend college. All seem to have their sights set on Knox. Knox embraces his heightened popularity, as long as no one uses those two words that make him cringe: Package deal. “Package deals aren’t my thing,” Knox said. (USA Today)

Knox, Vanderbilt among top 2017 basketball recruits remaining

Kevin Knox has taken an official visit to Duke (Oct. 29) and has scheduled visits with his other finalists -- Florida State (Jan. 7), Kentucky (Jan. 28) and North Carolina (Feb. 4). Knox also took an unofficial visit to Florida State the weekend of November 26th. Jarred Vanderbilt took an official visit to UNC the weekend of October 15th and visited Kentucky the next weekend. (Scout.com)

Video: Zion Williamson Scores 41

UNC's top 2018 basketball recruiting target, Zion Williamson, is arguably the best player in high school. He scored 41 points on Friday night at Carolina Day (Asheville, NC). Spartanburg Day won 75-60. View Video...

Video: Coby White Off-Day Workout No. 2

Workout featuring Coby White (2018 UNC commit) , Elijah McCadden (Class of 2018), Dorieon Suggs (Class of 2017). Players from Greenfield School in Wilson, North Carolina get in the gym for an off-day workout. View Video...

Jalek Felton showing leadership at Gray Collegiate

Is it any surprise that Jalek Felton committed to UNC more than two years ago? “It was all the great players who went to UNC,” said Felton, ranked as the nation’s No. 1 combo guard by the 247Sports Composite. “I want to win a national championship there. The family atmosphere I got from my first unofficial visit there. Since I was, I think, 5, I’ve been wearing North Carolina blue.” (USA Today)

Jarred Vanderbilt Discusses His Recruitment

Five-star small forward Jarred Vanderbilt is one of the nine five-star recruits that decided not to sign with a school during the early signing period. He did, however, take official visits to Kentucky and North Carolina already and could schedule more soon. Right now, Vanderbilt says Arizona, Houston, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon, TCU and Texas are the schools in the mix. (Rivals.com)

Video: Zion Williamson Makes 43 Points Look Easy

The number 2 player in the Class of 2018, Zion Williamson was back in action recently as his Spartanburg Day Griffins took on Gaston Day from North Carolina. It was evident from the start that no one was going to stop Williamson has he repeatedly drove to the basket for the easy score. Ultimately the Griffins won as Williamson went on to score 43 points in the victory. Check out his highlights. (Ball Is Life)

Coby White tops updated PrepHoops NC Class of 2018 rankings

Greenfield School point guard Coby White is the top 2018 recruit in North Carolina, according to the latest rankings from Prep Hoops North Carolina. White committed to the Tar Heels last summer, just days after UNC coach Roy Williams offered him. White’s Greenfield team is 3-3 this season and plays a high-profile game Friday against reigning 2A state champs Fayetteville Village Christian. (Charlotte Observer)

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Center

Friday, February 10, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in his game at New Albany High School in New Albany, IN

Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Watching 2018 4 star small forward Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer) play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NC

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Watching class of 2020 PF Isaiah Todd (John Marshall HS) at his game in Richmond, VA

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Visiting 2017 UNC signee Jalek Felton and 2019 UNC target Juwan Gary at Gray Collegiate Academy in West Columbia, SC

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Top Basketball Recruits
RecruitClass
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF

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