Podcast: UNC Basketball Recruiting NewsIn this podcast, Inside Carolina's Sherrell McMillan, Rob Harrington and Sean Moran discuss UNC basketball recruiting. They answer listener questions, including which school Zion Williamson will commit to, how well Coby White and Nassir Little will adjust to college, what position Rechon Black will play at UNC, and who Roy Williams will target for the 2019 class. (Audioboom)
Coby White Gives Last-Minute Sales Pitch to Zion WilliamsonOn January 20, Zion Williamson will face the decision of picking between North Carolina, Kentucky, Clemson, Duke, and South Carolina. To help him in this impossible decision we summoned Greenfield School (Wilson, N.C.) point guard Coby White, a UNC signee, and other contenders' signees to share their perspective on why each of their schools would suit him best. (USA Today)
Video: Coby White Scores 45 vs. Word of God AcademyCheck out highlights from Coby White, a 6'4" point guard committed to Roy Williams and the UNC Tar Heels. White and his Greenfield Knights took on John Wall's old high school, Word of God, on Monday night at the Greenfield School MLK Showcase. White scored 45 as Greenfield won the game 86-70.
Nassir Little, R.J. Barrett will meet again at McDonald’s All-American GameA week ago, North Carolina signee Nassir Little of Orlando Christian Prep and Duke signee R.J. Barrett of Montverde Academy both scored 24 points in a nationally-televised matchup. Now the two 6-foot-7 seniors are set to go at each other again in the prestigious McDonald’s All-American Game. Barrett was placed on the 12-man East team. Little is on the West. (Orlando Sentinel)
Coby White takes his place among the eliteLess than 24 hours after a 45-point performance against Raleigh Word of God, Greenfield School senior Coby White received his greatest honor in a decorated high school basketball career. White, who has eclipsed the 3,000-point mark for his career and was the 2016-17 N.C. Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior, was selected to participate in the McDonald’s All-American Game. (Wilson Times)
Roy Williams to Visit Five-Star Zion Williamson on ThursdayNorth Carolina head coach Roy Williams is expected to visit 2018 five-star small forward Zion Williamson on Thursday, his family confirmed to Inside Carolina. Williams's visit to Spartanburg will be UNC's closing argument in its recruitment of Williamson to UNC. Extreme weather and snow throughout the state of North Carolina may affect the Tar Heel head coach's visit plan. (Inside Carolina)
UNC Signees Nassir Little, Coby White Named to McDonald's All-American GameUNC will again be well represented in the McDonald's All-American game. 2018 signees Nassir Little and Coby White were named to the team Wednesday. The Tar Heels had signed just one McDonald's All-American (Tony Bradley) since the trio of Justin Jackson, Theo Pinson and Joel Berry in 2014. The 41st McDonald's All-American game will take place in Atlanta on March 28. (Inside Carolina)
Details on Zion Williamson's AnnouncementClass of 2018 forward Zion Williamson will announce his college decision on Saturday, Jan. 20. The ceremony will be held at 8 p.m. at Spartanburg Day High School in Spartanburg, S.C. The ceremony will be open to the public. The 6-6, 272-pound recruit will choose between six schools: Clemson, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina. (Inside Carolina)
Zion Williamson Scouting: How does the freakishly athletic HS forward project to the NBA?Perhaps no other prospect has entered the Hoophall Classic with as much hype as Spartanburg Day forward Zion Williamson. At 5 p.m. on Saturday, a line stretch well out the Blake Arena door, three hours before the scheduled start of the game. At tip, the building was overflowing -- stuffed to capacity and well beyond with people hoping to see the viral sensation. (MassLive.com)
Zion Williamson discusses final schools leading up to decision dateZion Williamson: "I’m very excited for that day (Jan. 20th announcement) because it’s my mom’s birthday and that’s a big thank you to her for all the sacrifices she’s made for me." Who are the final schools involved? "Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina. And of course Clemson and South Carolina. North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky have been in to see me this last week." (Rivals.com)
Video: Zion Williamson Hoophall Classic HighlightsZion Williamson, the No. 2 basketball recruit in the country, put on a show for those in attendance at the Hoophall Classic, Saturday evening. Williamson is the top unsigned recruit in the country and plans to make his decision on January 20 between Clemson, Kentucky, UNC, South Carolina, and Duke.
Zion Williamson scores 36 in ESPN game, set to announce Jan. 20thZion Williamson came back with a vengeance on Saturday. The 6-foot-6, 270-pound power forward went off for 36 points as Spartanburg Day (S.C.) lost to Chino Hills, 70-64, in a Hoophall Classic game shown nationally on ESPN. Williamson will announce his college choice Jan. 20 and is considering Clemson, South Carolina, Kentucky, Duke, Kansas and North Carolina. (Zag's Blog)
Video: Nassir Little vs. R.J. Barrett HighlightsBig Time talent was in display in Central Florida as No. 1 player R.J. Barrett (Duke commit), No. 46 Andrew Nembhard (Florida), and No. 56 Michael Devoe (Georgia Tech) takes on No. 14 Nassir Little (UNC) and Ronaldo Segu (Buffalo). Little wears No. 10 in blue and Barrett No. 5 in gray.
Nassir Little, R.J. Barrett show off on big stageAs expected, Montverde handled Orlando Christian Prep Thursday 79-49 in a nationally televised event, but the game was more about the two teams’ star players. All eyes were on top-ranked R.J. Barrett and OCP’s Nassir Little, the No. 6 player in the country. Sure, the game was settled. But in the final minutes, Barrett took a glance at the scoreboard. He had 22 points to Little’s 24. (Orlando Sentinel)
Zion Williamson breaks silence about recruitment with decision loomingSpartanburg Day star Zion Williamson returned to action for the first time since November on Thursday night and scored 31 points in a win against Asheville Christian. Williamson then discussed where he is in the recruiting process ahead of his decision, which is set for Jan. 20. Being sidelined for nearly two months was beneficial to him as he gets ready to choose his college destination. (The State)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailTuesday, 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, TX4/20/2018 - 4/21/2018
Watching 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 PF Francis Okoro, 2019 PG Cole Anthony, 2019 PF Isaiah Stewart, 2019 HF Max Lorca-Lloyd, 2019 PF E.J. Liddell, 2019 SF Isaac Okoro, 2020 C Hunter Dickinson, 2020 SF Scottie Barnes, and 2020 PG Jeremy Roach at the Nike EYBL in Irving, TXWednesday, April 18, 2018
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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