Roy Williams to Watch 2017 C Mohamed BambaDuke, Indiana, North Carolina and Wake Forest will watch elite 2017 power forward Mohamed Bamba on Thursday according to Andrew Slater of 247Sports. Bamba, 6-11, 204-pounds, is originally from New York City but attends Westtown School in Pennsylvania. He is ranked No. 2 in the 247Sports Composite. (Carolina Blue)
2016 5-Star Wing Terrance Ferguson Planning More VisitsTerrance Ferguson told 247Sports at the Nike Hoop Summit that he plans to take a couple more visits before making a decision. Ferguson, a 5-star 6-7 wing from Dallas (Texas) Advanced Prep International, listed UNC, Kansas, Arizona, Baylor, Maryland and N.C. State as the six schools he is considering. With late April as his personal decision deadline, Ferguson wants to first visit N.C. State and UNC before making a decision. (Carolina Blue)
Concord sophomore guard Leaky Black, family ‘comfortable’ with commitment to play for UNCRechon Black, the consensus No. 1 recruit in North Carolina for the class of 2018, is ranked as high as No. 13 nationally. Black, who goes by the nickname "Leaky" and will turn 17 in June, is a lanky 6-foot-7, 170-pound point guard with extremely long arms. UNC coach Roy Williams offered Black a scholarship in December, and the Concord standout committed to the Tar Heels weeks later. (Charlotte Observer)
Tony Bradley ready to be Tar Heels next starThe Tar Heels didn’t have their usual top recruiting class in 2015, instead Roy Williams built his team around previous classes. But that didn’t last long. Williams has put together an impressive class for 2016 highlighted by center Tony Bradley Jr. The 6-foot-10 center out of Florida is ready to be the next big man in Williams’ offense, which likes to get up-and-down the floor. That’s exactly what Bradley can do. (Keeping It Heel)
Tony Bradley Named to Jordan Brand ClassicFour Kentucky signees, three Duke signees, two Michigan State signees, and one North Carolina signee (Tony Bradley) highlight the list of 21 players named to the Jordan Brand Classic set for April 15 at Barclays Center. The event also holds a National Game, a Regional Game and an International Game, but those rosters have not yet been announced. (Zag's Blog)
Previewing Wednesday's McDonald's All-American GameThe McDonald's All-American Game, featuring the top high school basketball players in the country, is set to tip off on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. Eastern at the United Center in Chicago and is scheduled to be televised on ESPN. Here's a rundown of what basketball fans should be watching for: UNC signee Tony Bradley Jr.: Skilled back-to-the-basket scorer; has improved his conditioning; overall skilled big man. (247 Sports)
Video: Tony Bradley discusses UNC, McDonald's All-American GameNorth Carolina signee Tony Bradley discussed McDonald's All-American week and his future at North Carolina.
Video: Rechon "Leaky" Black Sophomore MixTapeHighlights of Rechon Black's sophomore season at Concord High School (NC). "Leaky", as he is known, is a versatile 6'7 point guard, committed to play at North Carolina in 2018.
Seventh Woods named Player of the Year by The StateSeventh Woods and Chevez Goodwin tried to make a name for themselves during their careers at Hammond. The duo did just that, and put the Skyhawks in the national spotlight in the process. Goodwin and Woods also picked up their share of individual accolades, including sharing The State’s Midlands Boys Basketball Player of the Year honor. (The State)
Get2TheGame: Tony BradleyTony Bradley just looks like a basketball player. At 6'9, 230 pounds, with long arms and good touch around the hoop, the North Carolina Tar Heels commit makes himself that much more valuable by playing hard on every play, running the court and rebounding. (Inside Carolina)
ESPN #2-ranked Wendell Carter Jr. talks basketballWendell Carter Jr. is ranked No. 2 overall in the ESPN 60 for 2017 and has the list of suitors to accompany that clout; North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Harvard, Stanford, Arizona, Connecticut and many others are all in hot pursuit. He led Pace Academy to a state title, scoring 30 points and grabbing 20 rebounds in a 65-43 win over Manchester last week. (11Alive.com)
Video: Kevin Knox - The Process6'8 Kevin Knox is a top 5 junior prospect from Tampa, Florida with a scholarship offer from UNC. View his highlights from the City Of Palms Classic, Rescue Rooter Hoopfest as well as a post and pre-game workout with Process Basketball's Akii Dean.
Jalek Felton still deciding where to play senior seasonJalek Felton will wait a little longer to decide where he’ll play his senior season in high school. Felton, the state’s top prospect for the Class of 2017, said Saturday he’ll wait until the school year ends at Mullins before announcing where he will go next year. The UNC commit is considering Gray Collegiate (SC), Greensboro Day (NC), Word of God Christian Academy (NC), Montverde (Fla.) and Oak Hill (Va.). (The State)
Interest grows for Turkish basketball star Omer YurtsevenOmer Yurtseven, a five-star 2016 prospect from Turkey, turned down a significant contract offer from Fenerbahçe to pursue his dream of playing college basketball. But the decision wasn’t easy. “Utah, Cal, Oregon, Miami, UNC, NC State, Arizona, Arizona State, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mizzou, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, USC and Texas are the ones that I’m in touch [with] right now,” Yurtseven told Scout. (Scout.com)
Tony Bradley Named Florida Mr. BasketballBartow center Tony Bradley has netted another honor to cap his senior year of high school. The UNC signee was named 2016 Florida Mr. Basketball on Friday. Bradley, who averaged 22.8 points, 12.6 rebounds and 3 blocks, has racked up honors in his senior season. He was named a McDonald's All-American, Jordan Brands All-American, and will play in the respective all-star games in the upcoming weeks. (The Ledger)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailWednesday, June 22, 2016|
Hosting 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson on an unofficial visit to Chapel HillTuesday, June 21, 2016
Hosting 2018 5 star UNC point guard commit Rechon Black on an unofficial visit to Chapel HillMonday, June 20, 2016
Hosting 2018 3 star shooting guard Coby White on an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill, NCMonday, June 13, 2016
Hosting 2017 3 star shooting guard Andrew Platek on an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill.Sunday, April 24, 2016
Watching 2019 F Matthew Hurt, 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 SG Zion Williamson at the adidas Uprising event in Atlanta, GA
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