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  • No. 2 Recruit in 2020 Class Cade Cunningham Reveals Final Five Schools

    SI "Five-star combo guard Cade Cunningham has narrowed his list of schools down to five on Thursday, announcing Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma State and Washington as his final contenders. Cunningham is the No. 2 recruit in the class of 2020, per 247Sports. The 6'6",..." August 02

  • DePaul and Illinois are in the mix to land Young’s DJ Steward

    Chicago Sun-Times "Young’s DJ Steward, the state’s top-ranked player in the Class of 2020, cut his list to eight in a video released on Twitter on Thursday. Steward, a senior guard, is down to DePaul, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, North Carolina and Texas. Kentucky and..." August 01

  • Duke, Kentucky and UNC are recruiting Paolo Banchero, but family ties to Washington make his choice tough

    CBS Sports "When the early session was completed on Sunday, the 70-plus players attending USA Basketball's Junior National Team Minicamp were dismissed for the afternoon -- at which point most of them drifted away from the courts here inside the United States Olympic & Paralympic Training Center,..." July 31

  • Can the Tar Heels best Duke in a battle for Ziaire Williams?

    Tar Heel Blog "Wednesday night, five-star UNC target Ziaire Williams announced that he received a scholarship offer from Duke University The scholarship offer from Coach K and his staff make things really interesting for Roy Williams and his staff, as it creates yet another recruiting battle between..." July 26

  • Nassir Little thinks he was held back by ‘hesitancy’ at North Carolina

    Clutch Points "Coming into his freshman campaign at the University of North Carolina, Nassir Little was considered a potential top-five pick. As the 2019 NBA Draft quickly approaches, though, Little finds himself not even guaranteed of being selected in the lottery, following a wildly inconsistent season that..." May 19

  • Transfer guard Justin Pierce picks North Carolina over Michigan

    Detroit News "Justin Pierce, a graduate transfer shooting guard from William and Mary, on Thursday announced that his next stop would be North Carolina. Pierce, a native of Glen Ellyn, Ill., picked the Tar Heels over Michigan and Notre Dame. "I'm excited to announce that I am a..." May 02

  • UNC junior guard Seventh Woods announces he's transferring from Tar Heels program

    247 Sports "North Carolina junior guard Seventh Woods is transferring, making the surprise announcement Thursday afternoon in a post on Instagram. Woods announced his intention to leave with a photo and captain, in part saying, " I wouldn’t go back and change any decision I’ve..." April 26

  • Cole Anthony, monster NYC prospect, takes next step at North Carolina

    New York Post "For years, Cole Anthony was billed as The One. The latest, after a hiatus, in a long list of elite New York City point guards. He had the pedigree and the support system in place. He had the inner drive and needed athletic gifts. Tuesday morning, he took a major step toward reaching..." April 23

  • Nassir Little Upgraded to Probable for UNC's Sweet 16 Game Against Auburn

    12 Up "For those of you who have the North Carolina Tar Heels going all the way in your brackets, some cautious optimism might be in order. Star foward Nassir Little has been upgraded to probable ahead of UNC's Sweet 16 matchup against the Auburn Tigers. The freshman..." March 29

  • UNC's Nassir Little Expected to Play vs. Auburn

    247 Sports "North Carolina freshman forward Nassir Little is expected to play on Friday night vs. Auburn, a UNC spokesperson told Inside Carolina on Friday afternoon. The Tar Heels and Tigers tip off at 7:29 p.m. EST at the Sprint Center. Little will play barring any setbacks or changes. He was a..." March 29

  • North Carolina's Nassir Little questionable vs. Auburn due to illness

    The Score "North Carolina forward Nassir Little is questionable for Friday's Sweet 16 contest against Auburn due to illness, the team announced Thursday. Little was held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday as he battles flu-like symptoms. The..." March 28

  • North Carolina has a freshmen duo that is phenomenal, too

    USA Today "Duke isn’t the only team with fabulous freshmen. The country has been transfixed by Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett, and understandably so. They’re incredible, exciting players, and they might just carry Duke to the national title. Unless North Carolina’s..." March 27

  • UNC's Garrison Brooks breaks tooth in Washington win, leaving Sweet 16 status in limbo

    CBS Sports "North Carolina forward Garrison Brooks was all smiles after the Tar Heels defeated No. 9 seed Washington 81-59 on Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16. But it was an imperfect smile. That's because, during the game, Brooks took a gruesome elbow to the face from Washington's Noel Dickerson..." March 25

  • UNC coach Roy Williams reacts to win over Duke: 'It was ugly'

    Sporting News "No. 3 North Carolina swept its regular-season series against No. 4 Duke for the first time since the 2008-09 season with a 79-70 victory in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday — but UNC coach Roy Williams said his Tar Heels played "ugly" at times. "It..." March 10

  • Williams OK after exiting UNC victory with vertigo

    ESPN "Coach Roy Williams exited No. 5 North Carolina's matchup at Clemson on Saturday night after falling to a knee late in the first half due to another bout of vertigo. With 55 seconds to go before the break, play was stopped as Williams fell to one knee in front of the Tar Heels'..." March 03

  • UNC’s Nassir Little tired of all the Zion Williamson ESPN hype

    Larry Brown Sports "North Carolina may have beaten Duke on the road Wednesday night, but their win was hardly what had people talking afterwards. Instead, Zion Williamson’s shoe blowout and knee injury stole all the focus. Williamson’s shoe ripped apart in the first minute of the..." February 25

  • Duke-North Carolina Was The Highest-Rated Weeknight Game In ESPN History

    Uproxx "The annual Duke-North Carolina game in Durham is always event television. The two teams have a long-standing rivalry that is bolstered by both proximity and inter-conference wrangling throughout each new college basketball season. The showdown at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday..." February 22