As the 2017 NCAA national championship banner dropped in the Smith Center on Friday during Late Night with Roy, the North Carolina men's basketball season officially set into motion. Not only were fans watching, but so were top recruits.
Just before the event, the NCAA announced there would be no sanctions imposed on UNC in the athletic-academic scandal — a development recruits were definitely paying attention to.
An exciting recruit in attendance for the Tar Heels was five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford. A 6-foot-5 wing from New Albany High School in Indiana, Langford is the No. 1 ranked shooting guard in the nation — not to mention the No. 5 overall player in his 2018 class. Langford chose to attend Late Night With Roy at UNC instead of the University of Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness event, a positive sign for Tar Heel fans.
Saturday was Langford’s official visit to UNC, and his second time in Chapel Hill after his unofficial visit last year. He hasn't had an official visit with Kentucky, although he has visited both Vanderbilt and UCLA and plans to visit the Indiana University and the University of Kansas later in October.
Langford has said he intends to narrow down his top schools following his official visits and commit in the spring. His top schools are reportedly Indiana and Kansas, but he is a coveted prospect for head coach Roy Williams, who has stayed consistent in recruiting him.