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Video: Meet Finland's next great NBA hope, Lauri Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen is an 18-year-old that will be attending college in the United States next year despite growing up in Finland. He's also that country's best hope for another NBA player. (CBS Sports)

2016 center Udoka Azubuike schedules official visit to UNC

Class of 2016 center Udoka Azubuike (Jacksonville, FL/The Potter's House Christian Academy) has scheduled an official visit to North Carolina for the weekend of Oct. 23. The 6-foot-11, 265-pound prospect is the No. 3 center and the No. 28 overall player in the country per the 247Sports Composite rankings. (Carolina Blue)

Lauri Markkanen on UNC official

On Tuesday and Wednesday North Carolina will host 2016 Finnish forward Lauri Markkanen for a two-day official visit. Markkanen is the No. 18 power forward and the No. 93 overall prospect according to the 247Sports Composite ranking of the 2016 class. The 6-foot-11 prospect arrived at UNC with his father late on Monday night, per a CarolinaBlue source. The Finnish prospect is a versatile big man, who can run the floor and score in a variety of ways around the basket. (Carolina Blue)

Seventh Woods decision coming soon

Seventh Woods (6-1) of Hammond made his official visit with the Gamecocks over the weekend. Woods has not said anything publicly other than a short tweet about the visit, but his coach shared a little information Monday night. Woods also took official visits to North Carolina and Georgetown. As for a decision timetable, McClam offered up the following: “We will know in a day or two.” (The State)

UNC Set to Host Lauri Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen arrives in Chapel Hill on Tuesday for a two-day official visit. The 6-10 senior, who stars at the Helsinki Basketball Academy in Finland, is coming straight from an official visit to Utah. After UNC, Markkanen will head back across the country to his other finalist - Arizona. He's accompanied by his father, Pekka, who played a season for Roy Williams at Kansas. (Inside Carolina)

Jalek Felton Opens Up

UNC fans have been pretty nervous with Jalek Felton's verbal commitment over the past few months. He originally committed to UNC, but word leaked out that the commitment might not be as firm as folks originally thought. For now, though, Felton tells Tar Heel Illustrated that everyone can rest easy. He is, without a doubt, a North Carolina Tar Heel. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

5-star recruit Rawle Alkins says friends hacked his phone to tweet fake commitment to Buffalo

Rawle Alkins is a crazy talented five-star hoops recruit from New York, with offers from Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and many more. On Friday, those who follow college basketball recruiting were shocked to see Alkins tweet he had committed to the University of Buffalo. The Bulls did make the NCAA Tournament last season, but were never previously mentioned as a serious suitor for Alkins. (SB Nation)

Lauri Markkanen Set to Visit Utah, North Carolina, Arizona

Finnish power forward Lauri Markkanen will begin his American swing this weekend. The 6-foot-11 Markkanen will visit Utah Oct. 11th, North Carolina Oct. 13-14 and Arizona Oct. 16-17. Markkanen averaged 18.2 points and 6.3 rebounds at the recent FIBA U18 World Championships. He is projected as the No. 20 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com. (Zag's Blog)

UNC Basketball Recruiting Week in Review

A look back at the past week in UNC basketball recruiting. (Read More...)

One-on-One with Five-star PF Harry Giles

Recruiting is starting to heat up, you took your first official visit to Wake Forest. How was that? Harry Giles: "It was good to go home. Going home is always incredible. They went all out for me. I expected it. It was really good. It was a good visit." You have visits set for Kansas, Duke and Kentucky, where do things stand with North Carolina? "I’m still trying to decide on that. It’s still up in the air right now." (Scout.com)

USA Basketball: Day One Standouts

It took a session for Jarrett Allen to get acclimated with the atmosphere and competition, but once he did it was impressive to watch. Allen, a 6-foot-10 post player, is a lengthy, mobile and athletic big man. Allen runs the floor with a purpose and often beats the opposition to the other end for easy buckets. He also has good touch and can make short hooks over either shoulder. (Scout.com)

Seventh Woods gets full course exposure at UNC

Hammond shooting guard Seventh Woods took the middle of his three official visits last weekend to North Carolina. Woods and his parents wanted to take one more close up look at the Tar Heels and coach Roy Williams, and they got that last week. "His parents and Seventh went to coach’s (Roy Williams) house for dinner,” McClam said. “He played pickup with players and former players now in the NBA." (Palmetto Sports)

Carolina basketball tries to win with 'old school' recruiting

The North Carolina basketball program’s long recruiting drought is over. With the recent commitment of four-star shooting guard Brandon Robinson on the heels of that by five-star center Tony Bradley, the Tar Heels have the foundations of a strong class for 2016. With Bradley and Robinson, UNC has a pair of players who can contribute right away and also grow into centerpieces. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC Basketball Recruiting Targets Taking ACC Visits

Three ACC schools will bring potential All-Americans to campus this weekend. Louisville gets its shot at No. 22 senior T.J. Leaf. Rick Pitino’s program also will host a pair of blue-chip juniors: D.J. Harvey and Davion Mitchell. 2016 recruit Edrice Adebayo will take an unofficial visit to NC State and be joined by Dennis Smith (already committed), Rawle Alkins, Udoka Azubuike, Derek Culver, Matt Coleman and Devontae Shuler. (Scout.com)

Updated 2016 Top 25 Basketball Recruiting Class Rankings

#11 North Carolina Tar Heels: Roy Williams and North Carolina have a pair of four-star recruits, which is good enough to catapult their class to No. 11. Tony Bradley, Scout's No. 31 player, is terrific area rebounder with potential as a post scorer. Brandon Robinson, the No. 55 player, gives them an athlete that scores well from the perimeter and has potential as a defender. (Scout.com)

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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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Top Basketball Recruits
RecruitClass
Rawle Alkins2016 SG
Jarrett Allen2016 PF
Mohamed Bamba2017 C
Wendell Carter2017 C
Jalek Felton2017 SG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jeremiah Tilmon2017 C
Tony Bradley2016 C
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 PG

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