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Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.

Analyzing the likely one-and-done 2018 recruits

Zion Williamson is easily one of the most difficult evaluations in recent scouting history. At 6-foot-6 and 270 pounds, Williamson has the size and weight of the average NFL defensive end, which isn’t exactly what you’re looking for out of an NBA small forward, even if he has a 6-foot-11 wingspan. That said, Williamson is as elite as it gets athletically and carries the weight well. (247 Sports)

Updated 247 Class of 2018 College Basketball Recruit Rankings

There’s a new No. 1 in the 247Sports 2018 player rankings, but it wasn’t an easy choice. R.J. Barrett was set to move into that spot. Then the 247Sports staff laid eyes on Cameron Reddish at the National Hoops Festival this past weekend and the 6-foot-8 wing recruit made his case, scoring 87 points in two games and improving in various areas. Zion Williamson ranks third. (247 Sports)

UNC Recruit Matthew Hurt Scores 48 Points in Front of Roy Williams

On Tuesday night, class of 2019 forward Matthew Hurt scored 48 points in three quarters in front of North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and UNC assistant coach Hubert Davis. Hurt, a 6-9, 199-pound prospect, is a long time recruiting target of the Tar Heels. UNC offered Hurt on July 26, 2016. A versatile, long forward, Hurt can score from anywhere on the court. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams to visit Matthew Hurt Tuesday

Matthew Hurt, the 6-foot-9 forward from Rochester (MN), is set to receive visits from Kentucky coach John Calipari and assistant Joel Justus, North Carolina coach Roy Williams and assistant Hubert Davis, along with UCLA assistant David Grace on Tuesday. Duke may possibly visit on Tuesday as well. Hurt took unofficial visits to Duke (Oct. 20) and UNC (Oct. 21) earlier this year. (Zag's Blog)

The Latest in Zion Williamson's Recruitment

Clemson might have gained the most traction with Zion Williamson of late, a program that is at least in the share of the lead for the South Carolina prospect. While Clemson continues to make a push, it would be difficult to discount UNC, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and South Carolina. Everyone but the latter USC program hosted Williamson for an official visit this fall. (Rivals.com)

Video: Matthew Hurt has monster game with 46 points, 17 rebounds

2019 5-star small forward Matthew Hurt (John Marshall HS/Rochester, MN) scores 46 points and pulls down 17 rebounds against Lakeville South at The Breakdown Tip Off Classic over the weekend in Minnetonka, MN. Hurt holds a scholarship offer from UNC and is also considering Duke, Minnesota, Kansas, Indiana, and Kentucky. View Video...

Tar Heels could be eyeing different basketball target; 4-star ILB Donte Starks names top 10

Roy Williams seems content to sit at three players unless he’s able to pull in the talented 5-star South Carolina small forward. But according to Rivals’ Clint Jackson, there could be another name on Williams’ radar. North Carolina is one of several teams that has reached out to 4-star power forward E.J. Montgomery since he de-committed from Auburn in September. (DieHards.com)

UNC recruit Coby White heads updated Big Shots class of 2018 basketball rankings

UNC signee Coby White, a McDonald’s All-American candidate, heads the Big Shots high school basketball rankings for the N.C. Class of 2018. The class is one of the strongest in state history. White, a 6-foot-5 combo guard, is averaging 31 points per game for Greenfield School in Wilson. Greenfield (7-4) plays unbeaten Statesville Christian at home Saturday at 2 p.m. (Charlotte Observer)

Jeremiah Francis to Miss Time With Knee Injury

One recruit we won’t see much of, at least for the next month, is UNC 2019 4-star commit Jeremiah Francis. The Pickerington Central point guard appeared to injure his left knee before hits team’s inaugural game on Saturday in the All-Ohio Showcase. Zach Fleer of 270Hoops indicated that Francis sustained an injury that would keep him out “until likely late January.” (DieHards.com)

Future Tar Heel Jeremiah Francis Looks to Grow His Game

The list of top point guards in North Carolina history is impressive. From Raymond Felton and Phil Ford, to Kenny Smith and Ty Lawson, just to name a few, it’s a position loaded with marquee names at the traditional powerhouse. Pickerington Central junior Jeremiah Francis is determined to one day be included on that list. “You see all those names, you just want to follow that,” Francis says. (GameBreaker Magazine)

Coby White: Ready to Work

Coby White likely will compete for time at both guard positions, and don't be shocked to see him find substantial minutes come November 2018. Roy Williams and his staff love to reward hard work. Though White's arrival will coincide with Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson's departure, the six-foot-four-inch combo guard should bring plenty of optimism to Chapel Hill. (Argyle Report)

UNC commit Coby White shining in senior season

Greenfield senior guard Coby White continues to show North Carolina – and the entire country – why he’s ranked among the top recruits in the Class of 2018. White, rated No. 2 in the state by 247Sports, is averaging 32.3 points per game this season. The standout senior most recently set a new scoring record with 46 points on Saturday in the 4th annual Millbrook Showcase. (High School OT)

The best recruiting pitches in college basketball

North Carolina: "The ceiling is the roof." Bob McAdoo and Phil Ford established the Tar Heel brand but what makes the program so unique is that it is the home to Michael Jordan, the best to ever play the game. The chance to become the next great to don the same powder blue jersey that Jordan once donned is difficult to decline, a recruiting pitch that Roy Williams and his staff have been sure to sell. (Rivals.com)

UNC commit Coby White scores season-high 46

Senior Coby White scored 46 points, but it wasn’t enough to get past Garner. The Trojans pulled away late and beat Greenfield 94-76 in game four of the Millbrook Showcase. The North Carolina commit's 46 points set a Millbrook Showcase record, adding 12 rebounds and a steal. “Big time players show up in big time moments and I live for those moments," White said. (High School OT)

No. 1 junior Vernon Carey Jr. improves so much it's scary

Versatility – along with a 3.8 grade-point average – has made Vernon Carey popular among college coaches. He recently tweeted out his eight finalists: Duke, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan State, North Carolina and UCLA. But that’s pretty much all Carey has time for now when it comes to paring down his college choice. “I will look at (my list) again after my junior season.” (USA Today)

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

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Watching 2019 5 star power forward Jeremiah Robinson Earl at his Bishop Miege high school practice in Overland Park, KS

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Watching 2019 5 star forward Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) in Rochester, MN

Saturday, December 09, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star North Carolina small forward signee Nassir Little at his game in Orlando, FL

Monday, December 04, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC point guard signee Coby White at his game against Cape Fear Christian Academy in Erwin, NC

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Visiting 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at his high school in Spartanburg, SC

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Armando Bacot2019 PF
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