Rechon Black left speechless after winning elusive state titleCox Mill senior basketball player and UNC signee Rechon Black isn’t prone to long-winded answers or many shows of emotion – at least not with the media. However, after the Chargers defeated Jacksonville Northside on Saturday, 65-63, for their second straight 3A state championship in thrilling fashion, Black was quiet for a different reason: he was speechless. (Concord Independent Tribune)
Duke, N.C. State, UNC and Wake want Cox Mill’s Wendell Moore. Here’s why others do, tooThere are two McDonald’s All-Americans in North Carolina this season, but one N.C. recruiting expert believes the state’s best player is 6-foot-6 junior Wendell Moore Jr. from Cox Hill High School. “As talented as he is,” said Rick Lewis, who writes for the Phenom Hoop Report, “he makes his teammates that much better. And he just wins at whatever level he plays at." (Charlotte Observer)
Roy Williams Visits Vernon Carey, Jr.Before the North Carolina Tar Heels open up their 2018 NCAA Tournament vs. Lipscomb on Friday, head coach Roy Williams is hitting the recruiting trail. According to Rivals recruiting expert Corey Daniels, Williams was scheduled to take a trip to visit 2019 5-star power forward Vernon Carey Jr. (UNC offer) at University School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Tuesday. (Keeping It Heel)
E.J. Montgomery named Naismith All-AmericanWheeler senior standout E.J. Montgomery is a “walking double-double.” That is how first-year coach Larry Thompson describes his 6-foot-10 power forward, who averaged 26 points and 13 rebounds this season. Not only does he have offers from some of Division I’s top programs, Montgomery’s earned Naismith High School Third-Team All-American honors. (Marietta Daily Journal)
Cox Mill, Rechon Black, Wendell Moore repeat as N.C. 3A state championsCox Mill repeated as N.C. 3A state champion Saturday in Raleigh against Jacksonville Northside. Junior Wendell Moore sparked the 65-63 win after his team trailed 60-59 with two minutes left. Moore made six free throws in the final minute, including two with seven seconds left that proved to be the game-winners. UNC signee Rechon Black finished with 9 points. (Charlotte Observer)
Five-star big man Will Baker updates status with major powersWill Baker, the No. 11 ranked recruit in the 2019 Rivals150, has had a terrific season, as he’s averaged roughly 20 points and nine rebounds per game. The 6-foot-11, 235-pound center now has Austin (Texas) Westlake competing for a state championship. Some of the top programs in the nation have joined the recruiting mix, including Virginia, Kansas, Texas A&M, UCLA, UNC, Texas, Stanford and Baylor. (Rivals.com)
UNC signee Coby White repeats as N.C. Gatorade player of the yearUNC signee Coby White, the state’s all-time leading scorer, has been named the 2018 N.C. Gatorade player of the year. White also won the award last season. White is now a candidate for Gatorade National player of the year, which will be announced later this month. White, a 6-foot-5, guard, will play in the McDonald’s All-American game and Jordan Brand Classic. (Charlotte Observer)
Coby White, Nassir Little Named to 2018 Jordan Brand Classic RosterThe Jordan Brand Classic will return to Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday, April 8. North Carolina signees Coby White and Nassir Little were named to the rosters, which were announced Thursday. Four Duke signees - R.J. Barrett, Tre Jones, Cam Reddish and Zion Williamson - are on the rosters as are Kentucky commits Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson. (Charlotte Observer)
Video: Nassir Little Senior Season HighlightsSenior season highlights of North Carolina McDonald's All-American small forward signee Nassir Little. Little and his Orlando Christian Prep teammates recently completed their season as Florida 3A State Champions.
Ashton Hagans Blog: Decommitment from Georgia, reclassification, rumor control and moreAshton Hagans: "Since I opened (my recruitment) back up the schools that have reached out the most are Florida State, Marquette, Ohio State, South Carolina, Florida, of course Georgia too. North Carolina has talked with my AAU coach, but not with us. The other thing is that people were saying that I’m reclassifying to 2018, but that’s not true. I’m staying 2019." (USA Today)
Nassir Little, Orlando Christian Prep Win Florida 3A State TitleEven with McDonald’s All-American Nassir Little playing sparingly and finally fouling out in the fourth quarter, Orlando Christian Prep overwhelmed Fort Myers Canterbury for a 66-48 win in Tuesday night’s Class 3A boys basketball state championship. Little finished the game with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in his limited role due to foul troubles. (Orlando Sentinel)
Ashton Hagans and North Carolina's Point Guard SituationUNC's recruitment of 5-star point guard Ashton Hagans depends on whether Hagans stays in the class of 2019 or moves to 2018. Roy Williams is going to be more apt to look at point guards in 2019 than he is in 2018 where getting a big man - like five-star E.J. Montgomery - may trump landing another guard. They feel like they are okay at the point guard position. (Rivals.com)
Video: Nassir Little Florida Playoff Semifinal HighlightsNassir Little and Ronaldo Segu were firing on all cylinders for Orlando Christian Prep on Monday night in their Final 4 matchup with FAMU High. They'll be playing for a back-to-back State Title Tuesday night in Lakeland.
Video: Coby White High School Mix TapeNorth Carolina signee and 6'4" Goldsboro native Coby White scored over 3,500 points in his high school career at Greenfield School. White was recently selected to the 2018 McDonald All-American game. Despite the passing of his father over the summer, he used it as motivation to further succeed on and off the court.
Update on UNC Basketball Recruits in the PlayoffsOn Saturday, North Carolina signee Rechon Black, recruit Wendell Moore and Cox Mill High School topped Ben L. Smith 61-49 to advance to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A state championship game. Armando Bacot and Trinity Episcopal fell to Kendall Marshall and Marcus Ginyard's alma mater Bishop O'Connell in the VISAA Division I playoffs. (DieHards.com)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailSunday, April 29, 2018|
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer), 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 SG Josiah James, 2020 PF Isaiah Todd (UNC offer), and 2020 PF Day'Ron Sharpe in Atlanta, GA4/27/2018 - 4/28/2018
Watching 2019 PF Armando Bacot (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 CG Cole Anthony, 2019 SF Keion Brooks, 2019 SF Juwan Gary, 2020 SF Scottie Barnes, and 2021 PG Carter Whitt at the Nike EYBL even in Indianapolis, INTuesday, April 24, 2018
Hosting 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot (UNC offer) on an unofficial visit to UNCSunday, April 22, 2018
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the Adidas Gauntlet event in Indianapolis, INSaturday, April 21, 2018
Watching 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, and 2019 SF Precious Achiuwa at the Adidas Gauntlet and Under Armour events in Dallas, TX
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