UNC Basketball Set to Host Recruits for Virginia Game on Saturday

North Carolina is expecting a strong group of recruits at the Smith Center for Saturday night's primetime matchup with Virginia. Here are the upperclassman headliners ...

Kevin Knox: Let’s try this again. Knox was originally slated to officially visit North Carolina two weeks ago, but a water main break in Chapel Hill forced the UNC staff and Knox to postpone. The 6-8 forward from Tampa (Fla.) Catholic is the only undecided player in the class of 2017 with a scholarship offer still considering the Tar Heels.

Knox has taken several unofficial visits to Chapel Hill and has been on Roy Williams’s radar for nearly two full years. He’ll be watching UNC junior wing Justin Jackson, as UNC’s pitch for its use of Knox centers on Jackson.


Brandon Huffman: A 6-10 senior center from nearby Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God, Huffman has become a regular in the Smith Center since he signed with UNC. He’s made the majority of the Tar Heels’s home games the last couple months and has grown closer to members of this year’s team. Huffman, as detailed in the Weekly Scoop, has also sought out the counsel and help of former Carolina post players.


Coby White: Fresh off another regular season averaging at least 30 points per game, the 2018 UNC commitment has established himself as the state’s top scorer. He poured in 25 or more points 29 times this season. White could be in for a significant rankings boost if he maintains his scoring prowess against the country’s best players on the Nike EYBL circuit playing for Team CP3 this spring and summer.


Jairus Hamilton: North Carolina’s strange home schedule has perhaps had more of an impact on Hamilton than any other recruit. Hamilton was scheduled to attend the N.C. State-UNC game in Chapel Hill, but the game was postponed one day because of a winter storm, and Hamilton was unable to attend. A couple weeks later, he was set to be in town for Pittsburgh-UNC, but car trouble prevented the trip. And then earlier this month Hamilton was scheduled to be at Notre Dame-UNC but the water main break in Chapel Hill moved the game to the Greensboro Coliseum. A class of 2018 forward from Concord (N.C.) Cannon School, Hamilton has had a UNC offer for more than a year. He also holds offers from Arizona, Louisville, South Carolina, Maryland, California, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.


Rechon “Leaky” Black: It’s hard to believe, but Black has been committed to North Carolina for more than a year. Since transferring to Montverde (Fla.) Academy, the versatile 2018 prospect hasn’t been able to visit Chapel Hill as often as he’d liked, but he’s kept in contact with fellow future Tar Heels Jalek Felton, White and Huffman. After taking some time to adjust to a new system and new program hundreds of miles from home, Black, in recent weeks, began regaining the form that made him such a sought-after recruit.


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