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Here’s who has signed a National Letter of Intent with UNC basketball

Cox Mill High basketball player Rechon Black signed with UNC on Wednesday.
Cox Mill High basketball player Rechon Black signed with UNC on Wednesday.

We’re keeping up with the Class of 2018 early signing period for college basketball, which started Wednesday and runs through Nov. 15.

Here’s who has signed a National Letter of Intent to play at North Carolina:

Coby White

Coby White, a combo guard from Greenfield School in Wilson, signed his National Letter of Intent to play with the Tar Heels on Wednesday. White, a five-star recruit according to 247Sports, committed to UNC on July 28, 2016, three days after the Tar Heels extended an offer.

White, 6-4, 170 pounds, is the third-ranked player in the state and the No. 2 combo guard in the nation.

“He’s 6-5 and can play both guard positions, can shoot the ball extremely well and is very athletic attacking the basket,” UNC coach Roy Williams said about White. “He pushed the ball hard in transition and will fit in well here. He’s getting better and better defensively each year and is a complete guard.”

Rechon Black

Rechon Black, a four-star recruit and the No. 6-ranked player in the state, is a 6-7 point guard/small forward from Cox Mill High in Concord. He committed to the Tar Heels as a sophomore. As a junior, Black played basketball at Montverde Academy in Montverde, Fla., but transferred back to Cox Mill for his senior season.

Cox Mill won the 3A state title last season led by sophomore Wendell Moore, another top-50 recruit on North Carolina’s radar.

Black is the No. 11 point guard in the Class of 2018, according to 247Sports but is projected to play small forward in college.

“He’s a versatile player who can play multiple positions. Rechon’s grown to almost 6-8, but he can play point guard,” Williams said. “His greatest skill is understanding the game. He’s a great passer who is always trying to get others involved. He keeps getting bigger and stronger, so we have no idea what position he will play because he’s so versatile and he keeps growing so much.”

Nassir Little

Nassir Little, a five-star, 6-7, 205-pound small forward from Orlando Christian Prep, is the No. 2-ranked player in the state of Florida and the 9th-ranked player overall, according to 247sports. He committed to UNC on Oct. 4.

“Nassir is an athletic, versatile player who can play a couple of positions,” Williams said. “He has the potential to be a great scorer and a big-time defender. He can shoot the ball from the outside, he is very athletic finishing plays around the rim and just has the total package as a basketball player.”

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