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UNC Basketball Recruits Visiting UNC This Weekend

Three official visitors and a top target are among the hoops recruits expected to be in Chapel Hill this weekend, according to sources.

Garrison Brooks - It's been nearly a month since Garrison Brooks was originally scheduled to visit North Carolina. During that time, the Tar Heels received a commitment from a second 2017 post player and have continued to heavily pursue three elite senior forwards. So, it was a bit of a surprise when Brooks confirmed to Inside Carolina earlier this week that he was indeed officially visiting North Carolina. A 6-9, 220-pound Ala. native, Brooks has taken official visits thus far to Auburn and Georgia. Mississippi State, where his father is an assistant coach, is among the other involved schools.

Jalek Felton - Almost two years since receiving a scholarship offer and committing to UNC, Felton will be on campus for his official visit this weekend. The highest ranked member of UNC's 2017 recruiting class to date, Felton is the nephew of former UNC All-American Raymond Felton and has been attending games at the Smith Center for more than 10 years. He transferred schools after his junior year and is spending his final high school season at West Columbia (S.C.) Gray Collegiate Academy. With UNC definitely losing Nate Britt, and possibly Joel Berry, following this season, Felton will be able to step in and provide offensive firepower in the Carolina backcourt next season.

Andrew Platek - Platek committed to the Tar Heels over Indiana, Stanford and Miami in July. After his commitment, he stopped playing travel ball and instead chose to focus on individual skill work and conditioning for his senior season at Gill (Mass.) Northfield Mount Hermon, where he's a key returning starter. This weekend's trip will be Platek's official visit and next week he'll sign a National Letter of Intent to play at Carolina. He first caught the attention of the UNC staff after opening the 2016 AAU travel season shooting three-pointers at a blistering rate for the Albany City Rocks on the EYBL circuit.

Zion Williamson - Arguably North Carolina’s top target regardless of class, Williamson will be making his second trip to UNC, but his first for an in-season event or game. He took an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill in late June where he learned more about North Carolina as a school and program, and toured the campus. Roy Williams offered him a scholarship in late July and Williamson is the only player the Tar Heels’ head coach visited more than once during the first few weeks of this fall’s evaluation period. He was scheduled to visit UNC for Late Night with Roy last month, but was unable to make the trip. Williamson and his family are expected to stay overnight and attend UNC's football game against Georgia Tech on Saturday.

D.J. Burns - For the first time, Burns will visit his self-proclaimed "dream school" as a recruit this weekend. Like Felton, Burns has a family member who played at Carolina. His uncle, Ronnie McGill, was a running back with UNC Football from 2003-06. Just a sophomore (class fo 2019), Burns already has offers from Western Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Davidson and Tulane. At Rock Hill (S.C.) York Prep, Burns not only is the basketball team's best player, but he also is one of the school's best musicians, as he plays four instruments.

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