Fresh off a national title and being cleared by the NCAA of any wrongdoing in an investigation into academic misconduct, North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams has been courting some of the biggest names in the recruiting world.
The biggest of those names is Zion Williamson, the nation’s No. 2 overall recruit in the class of 2018 (according to ESPN’s rankings) and the internet’s favorite high school dunker. Williamson is set to visit Chapel Hill for the Tar Heels’ exhibition this weekend, according to Inside Carolina.
The visit will be Williamson’s fourth trip to Chapel Hill in the past two years, but this one will be different because it is one of Williamson’s five official visits.
According to Inside Carolina, Williamson called his last visit to North Carolina “amazing” and said he has a strong relationship with Williams.
“(Williams) was just saying how high I am on his list and how he likes the all-around player I’ve become,” Williamson said. “He said he just loves the relationship we’ve built since he started recruiting me last summer. We do have a really good relationship.”
Williamson, a 6-6, 272-pound forward from Spartanburg (S.C.) Day School, has already taken official visits to Duke, Kansas and Kentucky.
North Carolina is hosting a four-team exhibition with Eastern Carolina, UNC-Wilmington and UNC-Greensboro on Sunday to raise money for disaster relief. The Tar Heels already have the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation for 2018, according to 247sports.com, thanks to the commitments of 5-star forward Nassir Little and 5-star guard Colby White.
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