UNC Basketball Recruiting: Roy Williams watches 2016 SF Braxton Blackwell


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While much of the Triangle area dealt with a winter storm, UNC head basketball coach Roy Williams left town before the snow fell. Williams wasn’t avoiding the snow, but was actually going to work.

Last night Williams and assistant coach Steve Robinson traveled to Lewisburg, Tennessee to watch 2016 small forward Braxton Blackwell play.

Blackwell does not have an offer from North Carolina just yet, but he is very much so a priority on their 2016 recruiting board. A 6-6, 190 pound forward from Nashville is rated four-stars and ranks 34th in 247Sports’ composite rankings.

Currently he has received scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, DePaul, Florida, Indiana, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, NC State, Providence, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. He has yet to get one from Williams and UNC, but it’s not out of the question that he could receive one sometime in the near future.

There are no clear favorites just yet as to who Blackwell has interest in, but it is still early on in the recruiting process.

Jayson Tatum is the only small forward with an offer from North Carolina in the 2016 class. If Blackwell gets that offer, he would be the second to join the list.

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