Zion Williamson breaks down his recruitmentLast summer, Zion Williamson collected offers from programs such as Arizona, Clemson, Duke, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and many others. Most recently, Kansas and Louisville joined that list. Williamson has seen Clemson, UNC, and Duke since the Fall and broke down them down. This one appears to be trending towards another Tobacco Road battle between UNC and Duke. (Rivals.com)
Will lack of McDonald’s AA love motivate Felton, fellow UNC signees?For only the third time in a decade, North Carolina doesn’t have a McDonald’s All-American among its basketball signees. The UNC signee with the biggest beef is Jalek Felton, the No. 1 combo guard nationally. Should the Tar Heels land forward Kevin Knox, the McDonald’s shutout will take care of itself. But the collective snub serves as a motivator for UNC’s other incoming freshmen. (ACC Sports Journal)
Kevin Knox Blog: McDonald's All American, Duke and UNC visitsKevin Knox: It’s coming close to decision time for me. Right now I’m looking at the smaller things because all four schools offer great things. I’m looking at things like playing style, player comparison, and where they’d put me in the system. I’ve already taken two officials to Duke and Florida State. I take an official to Kentucky Jan. 28-30 and North Carolina is Feb. 4-6. (USA Today)
Fueled by McDonald's All-American snub, Jalek Felton scores 41Jalek Felton had some extra motivation coming into Monday’s matchup against A.C. Flora. In addition to playing against one of the state’s top teams, Felton was disappointed he didn’t hear his name called Sunday when the McDonald’s All-American game rosters were announced. The Gray Collegiate standout took out his frustration on the Falcons by scoring 41 points. (The State)
Sage Surratt has a big decision to makeAs talented as he is in basketball, Sage Surratt said his best college scholarship offers have come in football, and he committed to play for Harvard last October. He has since re-opened his recruitment and narrowed his choices to Duke, Harvard, North Carolina and Wake Forest. Surratt said he has spoken to North Carolina coaches about possibly also playing basketball in Chapel Hill. (Charlotte Observer)
Kevin Knox Selected for McDonald's All-American GameThe McDonald's All-American Game has long served as the top event on high school recruits' basketball calendars, when 24 of the top players from across the country come together to face off. Michael Jordan was among many UNC McDonald's All-Americans. And this year, UNC basketball recruit Kevin Knox is among those selected. The 2017 game will be played March 29 at 7 pm ET in Chicago. (247 Sports)
Video: Rechon Black Mixtape at The Bass Pro Tournament of ChampionsHighlights of 2018 North Carolina point guard commit Rechon Black at the recent Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions, courtesy of Courtside Films.
Video: Roy Williams Watches Matthew HurtRoy Williams was on the recruiting trail in Rochester, Minnesota to watch 2019 small forward Matthew Hurt on Saturday night, just hours after leading his Tar Heels to a 96-83 victory over No. 9 Florida State. Hurt scored 39 point and grabbed 11 rebounds.
Up close with Brandon HuffmanTar Heel Illustrated was in Raleigh on Friday to see North Carolina 2017 signee Brandon Huffman. Huffman, a 6-10 center from Word of God Christian Academy helped the Holy Rams to an impressive 94-53 win over Faith Assembly. The standout recorded a double-double of 10 points and 17 rebounds in the win. THI was able to interview Huffman and coach Brian Clifton after the game. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Romeo Langford remains grounded during rise to fameRomeo Langford has gotten the best of most of his opponents, rarely showing emotion in the process. It's nearly impossible to mention Romeo Langford's name without talking about basketball, but there's much more to the 17-year-old than his talent on the court. Langford holds scholarship offers from Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, UNC, and Louisville, among others. (News and Tribune)
Video: Rechon Black Highlights from Bass Pro Shops Tournament of ChampionsHighlights from 2018 North Carolina point guard commit Rechon Black (Concord, NC/Montverde Academy) at the recent Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions. Video courtesy of Courtside Films.
Rivals Updated Class of 2018 Basketball Rankings: Bagley, Williamson on topBecause of his ludicrous highlight reels, it is hard for many to believe that there could be a better player in the class of 2018 than 6-foot-7 beast Zion Williamson. Make no mistake about it, the product of the Spartanburg (S.C.) Country Day School is a big-time prospect in his own right. Clemson, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, UCLA and countless others are giving chase. (Rivals.com)
Phenom Hoop Report N.C. Class of 2018 updated rankingsProvidence Day junior point guard Devon Dotson is the No. 1 recruit in North Carolina for the class of 2018, according to the latest rankings from Phenom Hoop Report, a regional scouting service that tracks the state closely. For the class of 2018, Phenom Hoops ranked 155 N.C. players. UNC point guard commit Coby White is ranked No. 2 while UNC offer-holder Jairus Hamilton is ranked No. 5. (Charlotte Observer)
Wendell Moore Visits UNCThe top recruit in the PrepHoopsNC 2019 rankings, Wendell Moore of Cox Mill High School took a unofficial visit to UNC for their game against N.C. State on Sunday. “Every time I go there it just wows me. The fans, the coaches and the facilities are all great.” This is the first time that Moore has been to Chapel Hill this season and plans on returning on Saturday for their game against Florida State. (PrepHoops.com)
Jalek Felton nominated for McDonald’s All-American gameGray Collegiate’s Jalek Felton was nominated for the McDonald’s All-American game, released Tuesday. Felton, a UNC signee, is the top-ranked recruit in South Carolina for the Class of 2017 and has scored more than 2,000 points in his high school career. If he’s selected, he’ll join his uncle, Raymond Felton, who played in the 2002 game and is a point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers. (The State)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailSaturday, April 22, 2017|
Watching 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2018 SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer), and Armando Bacot in Dallas, TXFriday, April 21, 2017
Watching 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2019 C D.J. Burns, 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, and 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard in Hampton, VAWednesday, April 19, 2017
On an in home visit with 2017 five star SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FLFriday, April 07, 2017
Visiting 2017 UNC signee Jalek Felton and 2019 UNC target Juwan Gary at Gray Collegiate Academy in West Columbia, SCFriday, April 07, 2017
On an in home visit with 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson in Spartanburg, SC
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