Nate Watson draws invitation to NBPA Top 100, attention from UNC, KansasFirst he got a phone call, the initial step in turning the unfamiliar 919 area code into what Nate Watson now hopes is the precursor for another scholarship offer. But when UNC assistant Hubert Davis walked into the O’Connell gym late last month with the intention of seeing the Knights budding junior forward, Watson realized his basketball recruitment had indeed taken off. (Washington Post)
Nike EYBL Mid-Season MVP Candidates: Bamba, Washington, KnoxThough it still feels like he is flying a bit under-the-radar as far as elite players go, Kevin Knox does it all game after game for E1T1, a big step up from his status last season. The smooth swingman has improved every part of his game since last summer, looking much more comfortable putting the ball on the floor and scoring off the bounce. (D1 Circuit)
Video: Mohamed Bamba EYBL Indianapolis HighlightsNo. 2 overall 2017 prospect Mohamed Bamba has had a tremendous spring. Here are highlights from the recent EYBL event in Indianapolis. Bamba is being recruited by schools like Duke, UNC, Villanova, Kentucky, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Connecticut, and Syracuse.
Who were the top basketball prospects of the spring evaluation periods?It was an easy choice to put Mohamed Bamba on this list. The 7-foot center has had as good of a spring as any prospect in high school basketball. Not only has Bamba been productive with averages of 13 points, 14 rebounds and 3 blocks a game in the EYBL, but he’s shown flashes of his elite upside. Recruiting: UNC, Duke, Indiana, Wake Forest, Connecticut, Kentucky, Villanova and others. (Scout.com)
Tony Bradley earns five-star rating in final 247Sports CompositeNorth Carolina center signee Tony Bradley (Bartow, Fla.) added a fifth star following the final round of updates to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rankings for the 2016 class. Bradley is now the lone five-star in a Tar Heels class that ranks No. 9 nationally and includes four-star guards Seventh Woods and Brandon Robinson. (247 Sports)
Video: P.J. Washington EYBL Indianapolis HighlightsP.J. Washington (#19 Player in the Country/#5 PF ESPN) has proven why he is the most versatile player in the country. He has lead Team Penny to a 5-2 record in the EYBL after two sessions, earning him Offensive MVP of Session 2 of the EYBL in Indianapolis.
Future UNC teammates team upClass of 2017 combo guard Jalek Felton and 2018 point guard Rechon Black teamed up this weekend with Team Loaded. Both North Carolina verbal commits, Felton and Black could very likely be sharing a Tar Heel backcourt in three years. It's a pretty cool glimpse of the future for UNC basketball. (Carolina Blue)
Expert Analysis - 2017 SG Andrew PlatekClass of 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek (Northfield, MA) earned a much-deserved offer from Roy William and North Carolina on April 27th. The 6-4, 190-pound recruit told CarolinaBlue he is planning visits to Indiana, Stanford, and UNC this spring and summer. The offer from the Tar Heels changed Platek's recruitment, "this has kind of blown up," he said. (Carolina Blue)
Andrew Platek discusses UNC offer2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek detailed how UNC and Coach Roy Williams offered. "(Coach Williams) called me on the phone after the Indy (EYBL). He offered me a scholarship --- he said he liked my toughness and my ability to make shots. He said he could really see me playing for UNC and having an impact right away. That was great to hear." (Carolina Blue)
Scout.com Final 2016 Top 100 Basketball RecruitsFor as long as we’ve ranked the 2016 class, Josh Jackson, Harry Giles and Jayson Tatum have been argued as the top three players. But as the coverage of the 2016 class closes out, Markelle Fultz added his name to the conversation. While those four players were considered for the top spot, ultimately the decision came down to Jackson and Giles. (Scout.com)
Video: P.J. Washington Interview and EYBL Indy HighlightsD1Circuit.com's Alec Kinsky caught up with 2017 power forward and UNC offeree P.J. Washington during the second session of the Nike EYBL event in Indianapolis.
Video: Highlights of UNC signee Tony Bradley from McDonald's All-American Game and PracticesNorth Carolina signed Scout's 31st ranked 2016 prospect in Tony Bradley. Here are highlights of the four-star prospect from the McDonald's All-American Game and Practices, courtesy of Scout.com.
Video: Highlights of five-star wing Lonnie Walker from the EYBLFive-star wing Lonnie Walker has been one of the most efficient players all spring in the EYBL. Here are highlights from his impressive showing with Team Final, courtesy of Scout.com. Lonnie Walker is seriously considering Villanova, Texas, Oregon, Syracuse, North Carolina, Miami, and SMU.
Andrew Platek on his recruitment: "This has kind of blown up"When Roy Williams called 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek to offer him a scholarship to UNC, the 6-4, 190-pound prospect's recruitment changed. "It means a lot," Platek said on Monday. Platek holds a number of offers, but he listed the ones that are standing out right now: "UNC, Stanford, Miami, Butler, Rutgers, Davidson, George Washington, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and St. Joe's." (Carolina Blue)
College Basketball Recruiting News & NotesWe thought we'd try something new and begin expanding our coverage to follow some of the higher-profile national recruiting battles that aren't necessarily UNC related. Have a look at THT's new College Basketball Recruiting Section and let us know what you think and how we can improve it.
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail7/20/2016 - 7/22/2016|
Watching 2017 PG Collin Sexton, 2017 C Nate Watson, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 PF Brandon Huffman, 2017 PG Tremont Waters, 2017 SF Jermaine Samuels, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SG Romeo Langford, 2018 SG Zion Williamson, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 CG Coby White, 2019 SF Wendell Moore, 2019 PF Matthew Hurt in Las Vegas, NVThursday, July 14, 2016
Watching 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2019 PF Christian Brown, and 2019 PG Ashton Hagans at the Champions Classic in Marietta, GA7/14/2016 - 7/15/2016
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2017 C Nate Watson, and 2017 PG Trevon Duval at the Under Armour Association Finals in Cartersville, GATuesday, July 12, 2016
Watching 2017 center Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, and 2017 PG Matt Coleman at Team USA U18 practice in Houston, TXSaturday, July 09, 2016
Watching 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2018 SG Romeo Langford at the adidas Gauntlet Series in Spartanburg, SC
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