Recruiting Notebook: Five players to know in JulyMohamed Bamba, Center, PSA Cardinals: I believe Mohamed Bamba has the best shot of surpassing DeAndre Ayton to be No. 1 in the 2017 class and the No. 1 draft pick in 2018. Bamba has ridiculous measurements at 6'11" with a 7'9" wingspan and a 9'7" standing reach. He’s been improving at an impressive rate since emerging during his sophomore season. (Sports Illustrated)
2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon releases top 102017 point guard Nick Weatherspoon trimmed his list of schools on Thursday, releasing a top 10 in a tweet. The 6-2, 173-pound prospect from Camden, Miss. will focus on Memphis, LSU, Iowa State, UNC, Louisville, Mississippi State, Ohio State, N.C. State, Indiana, and Georgetown. Weatherspoon is coming off June unofficial visits to Louisville, North Carolina and NC State. (Carolina Blue)
Sharpening Iron: Five-Star Kevin Knox IIKevin Knox: "I plan on cutting my list after Peach Jam and take some visits after that. A lot of schools have been in touch with me- Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Florida State, Miami, Kansas, Villanova, Alabama, so those are some names. A few other coaches still calling me. Arizona has been calling me. They're new in my circle, so we'll see what they have to say." (247 Sports)
Jordan Tucker Receiving UNC Interest, Planning to Cut List Soon2017 small forward Jordan Tucker holds offers from a slew of high-major schools, including Arizona, Syracuse, UConn, St. John's, Maryland, Indiana, Oklahoma State, Marquette and Georgia Tech. Duke has also reached out through associate head coach Jeff Capel. UNC has also shown interest but hasn't offered. "More Duke than North Carolina that I've heard from," he said. (Zag's Blog)
Shooting guard Andrew Platek details UNC visitClass of 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek visited UNC on Monday June 13th. CarolinaBlue caught up with Platek to get the low down on the visit."I loved it. It seemed like a great place to be. Everyone seemed happy. We were there during a camp week so all the coaches and player were very passionate about helping out the kids and showing them about UNC basketball." (Carolina Blue)
Basketball Recruiting Roundup: Jeremiah Tilmon, Quade Green, David Beatty, Raiquan GrayRanked the No. 8 power forward in the Class of 2017 by 247Sports.com, 6-10 Class of 2017 power forward Jeremiah Tilmon named Illinois, Michigan State, UNC, Texas, Kansas and Missouri as his final group of schools. On UNC: "Coach Roy [Williams] knows what he's doing with his big men. Being that I am one, I feel that he would take care of me and get me to where I want to be." (Zag's Blog)
Jeremiah Tilmon Narrows List, Includes UNCOne of North Carolina's top big men targets is 2017 5-star power forward Jeremiah Tilmon (East Saint Louis, IL/La Lumiere School). The No. 20 overall player in the 247Sports Composite ranking recently told ESPN that he is down to a group of six schools: Illinois, Michigan State, North Carolina, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri. (Carolina Blue)
Rivals150: Ayton still No. 1, new five-starsJust in time for July and three important evaluation periods, Rivals.com has updated the class of 2017 rankings. Seven-footer DeAndre Ayton remains on top. Formerly committed to Texas A&M, Mitchell Robinson is a shot blocking menace who can run the floor and showed enough offensive promise to move from No. 33 to No. 11. UNC and LSU are among those involved. (Rivals.com)
Andrew Platek Discusses Visits to UNC, Davidson, StanfordAndrew Platek: "Everything about (UNC's) basketball facilities was top notch. After meeting all of the coaches and talking to Coach Williams again, I got to play (pickup) with their guys later that night. It was a great way to cap off an amazing visit. I was very impressed with the coaching staff as well as the facilities they have there. North Carolina made a lasting impression on my family and me." (Zag's Blog)
Jalek Felton to participate in Steph Curry campFor the third straight summer, Jalek Felton will get to play against some of the top guards in the country. Felton, who recently transferred to Gray Collegiate, is taking part in Stephen Curry’s SC30 Select Camp from Tuesday through Friday in California. The 6-foot-3 UNC commit participated the last two years when he played at Mullins. The camp features 20 of the top guards in the country. (The State)
Devon Dotson discusses UNC, recruitmentDevon Dotson, a 2018 247Sports Composite four-star recruit from Charlotte, recently attended the NBPA Top 100 in Charlottesville, Va. The 6-2, 175-pound point guard holds offers from UNC, Clemson, Florida, N.C. State, Wake Forest, and Tennessee, among others. Dotson said he's spoken with coaches from N.C. State, UNC, Kentucky, USC, Providence, and Georgia this summer. (Carolina Blue)
Video: Nick Weatherspoon NBPA Top 100 Camp Highlights6'2" guard Nick Weatherspoon has received offers from North Carolina, NC State, and Louisville over the last few months, along with several other elite programs. Here are Weatherspoon's highlights from the recent NBPA Top 100 Camp, courtesy of The Hoops Column.
NBPA Top 100 Spotlight: Devon DotsonDevon Dotson was a popular player on the first day college coaches make one to one contact with the class of 2018. The Charlotte, North Carolina point guard spoke to HoopSeen.com about his recruitment at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. The in-state Tar Heels have long been a regular in his recruitment and will certainly be a player for his commitment. (Hoop Seen)
Video: Devon Dotson NBPA Top 100 Camp InterviewDevon Dotson proved to be a steady, tough and efficient floor leader at the NBPA Camp, leading his team to the title game. The offered 2018 North Carolina target discussed his game, recruitment, and UNC at the NBPA Top 100 Camp recently.
Video: Devon Dotson NBPA Top 100 Camp HighlightsHighlights of 2018 4-star point guard Devon Dotson (UNC offer) at the recent 2016 NBPA Top 100 Camp in Virginia. Dotson is currently ranked number 51 in the 2018 class and hails from Charlotte, North Carolina.
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailMonday, October 17, 2016|
On an in home visit with 2017 5 star PF P.J. Washington in Henderson, NVWednesday, October 05, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manley (UNC offer) in Pickerington, OHTuesday, September 27, 2016
Watching 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, SC.Monday, September 26, 2016
Visiting 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manly in Pickerington, OHSaturday, September 24, 2016
Hosting P.J. Washington (official visit), Coby White, David McCormack, Wendell Moore, and Christian Brown on visits to Chapel Hill.
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