Jalek Felton showing leadership at Gray CollegiateIs it any surprise that Jalek Felton committed to UNC more than two years ago? “It was all the great players who went to UNC,” said Felton, ranked as the nation’s No. 1 combo guard by the 247Sports Composite. “I want to win a national championship there. The family atmosphere I got from my first unofficial visit there. Since I was, I think, 5, I’ve been wearing North Carolina blue.” (USA Today)
Jarred Vanderbilt Discusses His RecruitmentFive-star small forward Jarred Vanderbilt is one of the nine five-star recruits that decided not to sign with a school during the early signing period. He did, however, take official visits to Kentucky and North Carolina already and could schedule more soon. Right now, Vanderbilt says Arizona, Houston, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon, TCU and Texas are the schools in the mix. (Rivals.com)
Video: Zion Williamson Makes 43 Points Look EasyThe number 2 player in the Class of 2018, Zion Williamson was back in action recently as his Spartanburg Day Griffins took on Gaston Day from North Carolina. It was evident from the start that no one was going to stop Williamson has he repeatedly drove to the basket for the easy score. Ultimately the Griffins won as Williamson went on to score 43 points in the victory. Check out his highlights. (Ball Is Life)
Coby White tops updated PrepHoops NC Class of 2018 rankingsGreenfield School point guard Coby White is the top 2018 recruit in North Carolina, according to the latest rankings from Prep Hoops North Carolina. White committed to the Tar Heels last summer, just days after UNC coach Roy Williams offered him. White’s Greenfield team is 3-3 this season and plays a high-profile game Friday against reigning 2A state champs Fayetteville Village Christian. (Charlotte Observer)
Kevin Knox Blog: Kicking off the season, friends committing, and moreKevin Knox: I’m still looking at committing after the season. I’m gonna get to some games and see how the teams do. I’ve got two officials to FSU and Kentucky in January then I’ll finish it off in February at North Carolina. I’m looking forward to all of them. I just want to see how the teams play and see who sticks around after the season and who stays and things like that. (USA Today)
Bad breaks lead to big things for Pickerington Central's Sterling ManleySterling Manley had worked hard to get back on the court from a broken right tibia just five months earlier. This time, he was felled by a compound fracture of the left tibia. Amazingly, almost exactly nine months after that horrifying night, Manley signed a national letter of intent to play for five-time NCAA champion North Carolina. The timeline of Manley’s meteoric ascent was just as incredible. (Columbus Dispatch)
Top basketball recruit Zion Williamson dreaming big at Tournament of ChampionsZion Williamson is the best player this week at the Tournament of Champions, according to college basketball recruiting services. The junior from Spartanburg (S.C.) Day School ranks as high as No. 2 in the Class of 2018 by Scout.com. At 16 years old, Williamson already has 34 Division I scholarship offers, including ones from Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Clemson and Arizona. (Peoria Journal Star)
Video: Zion Williamson scores 50 against Proviso EastHighlights of 2018 UNC small forward recruit Zion WIlliamson's career-high, 50-point performance as Spartanburg Day School beats Proviso East 89-77 at Washington (IL) Tournament of Champions.
Video: Kevin Knox Scores 30 Points In 2 Quarters5-star SF Kevin Knox, UNC's top remaining 2017 recruiting target, scores 30 Points in only 2 quarters of play for Tampa Catholic after being forced to the bench for most of the game due to some questionable foul calls.
Video: Off Day Workout with Coby WhiteCoby White, a 2018 North Carolina point guard commit, goes through an off-day shooting workout with his trainer at the Greenfield School in Wilson, NC.
Steph Curry Impressed By Basketball Recruit Zion WilliamsonMeet Zion Williamson, a 16-year-old junior at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, South Carolina. According to the 2018 ESPN 60, Williamson is the third-ranked prospect in the country, and at 6-foot-7, 230-lbs., he could be a force to be reckoned with when he gets to college. That’s why 27 schools, including Kansas, Kentucky, UNC, and Louisville, have already offered him scholarships. (Uproxx)
Video: Brandon Huffman Summer Highlights6'10 Brandon Huffman was a beast this spring and summer for Team Loaded North Carolina. He went from being relatively unknown to getting double digit high major offers. Huffman ultimately decided to stay in state and committed to the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Roy Williams on Brandon Huffman: "His future is really bright"Roy Williams on Brandon Huffman: “Brandon is a youngster who goes to school in Raleigh and his folks live in Anchorage (Alaska). He’s a big kid, he’s got the body. His future is really bright. He’s not a smooth player yet, but he has a wonderful attitude, will work extremely hard and every time I see him play he’s better than what I saw the previous time." (Carolina Blue)
ACC Basketball Recruiting: Early Signing Period BreakdownThe Tar Heels lose a lot of size after this season so finding big men was a priority in 2017. In Brandon Huffman North Carolina has a physically rugged guy and Sterling Manley is a lengthy big man who can protect the rim. Both are somewhat unproven, though. Andrew Platek is a catch-and-shoot guy while Jalek Felton looks like the best bet to make an instant impact. (Rivals.com)
Video: Zion Williamson Scores 42Zion Williamson, North Carolina's top recruiting target in the 2018 class, led Spartanburg Day to a 80-58 win over Cardinal Newman. Williamson finished with 42 points and 13 rebounds.
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailThursday, February 23, 2017|
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic CenterTuesday, February 21, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic CenterFriday, February 10, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in his game at New Albany High School in New Albany, INTuesday, February 07, 2017
Watching 2018 4 star small forward Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer) play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NCWednesday, January 25, 2017
Watching class of 2020 PF Isaiah Todd (John Marshall HS) at his game in Richmond, VA
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