Early signing period: Four teams that came through, four with work to doNorth Carolina has a solid class that includes five-star combo guard Jalek Felton, three-star shooting guard Andrew Platek and three-star big men Brandon Huffman and Sterling Manley. Felton has the tools to be an impact scorer. The Heels are still involved with five-star forward Kevin Knox and Jarred Vanderbilt and landing either one of them would be a huge boost. (Rivals.com)
Video: Jalek Felton joins the Carolina FamilyHear from Tar Heel coach Roy Williams and watch highlights of recent North Carolina basketball signee Jalek Felton.
UNC Announces Signing of 2017 Basketball Recruiting ClassThe UNC men’s basketball team signed four players to National Letters of Intent to attend Carolina and play for the Tar Heels, head coach Roy Williams announced on Monday. The quartet includes Jalek Felton, a 6-4 guard from West Columbia, S.C.; Brandon Huffman, a 6-9 forward from Anchorage, Alaska; Sterling Manley, a 6-10 forward from Reynoldsburg, Ohio; and Andrew Platek, a 6-4 guard from Schenectady, N.Y. (GoHeels.com)
Sterling Manley in-depth on his recruitment to UNC2017 power forward/center Sterling Manley's decision to attend UNC happened quickly. He was discovered by a connection that the women's basketball coach at his high school had with the UNC women's staff. An exchange of tape and a few conversations resulted in a visit from UNC assistant Coach Steve Robinson and then Roy Williams --- an offer, an official visit, and a commitment would follow. (Carolina Blue)
Jalek Felton Signs with UNCThere already is one Felton jersey hanging in the rafters at North Carolina’s Smith Center. Gray Collegiate’s Jalek Felton hopes to add another one in the future. Felton took the first step in that direction as he signed his National Letter of Intent on Friday to play basketball at UNC. Jalek’s uncle, Raymond Felton, won a national title at North Carolinain 2005. (The State)
Coby White, Greenfield falls to Devon Dotson, Providence Day in Phenom Hoops ShowcaseThe two best point guards in the state of North Carolina's 2018 recruiting class squared off Saturday as Providence Day (Charlotte, NC) defeated Greenfield School (Wilson, NC) 65-57.
Brandon Huffman is a Problem2017 North Carolina power forward signee Brandon Huffman is a problem.
Video: Brandon Huffman Highlights vs. Wayne Country Day2017 UNC power forward signee Brandon Huffman recently notched a double-double while amassing 27 points vs Wayne Country Day on the road. The big man is mobile, crashes the glass, protects the rim and has good size. Loads of potential for the UNC commit.
Video: Coby White Greenfield School HighlightsHighlights of 2018 North Carolina point guard commit Coby White, playing for Greenfield School in Wilson, NC. White is the No. 5 ranked point guard in his class by ESPN and a composite 4-star recruit according to 247 Sports.
Rivals.com Updated 2017 Basketball Recruiting Class Rankings33.North Carolina: The nephew of former UNC point guard Raymond Felton, Jalek Felton oozes natural ability. He is a natural scorer off the dribble who will likely play both the one and the two in college. In Andrew Platek, the Tar Heels hope they’ve found a guy who can help soften defenses with his shooting. In Brandon Huffman and Sterling Manley, the Heels have landed a pair of developmental big men. (Rivals.com)
Basketball Recruiting Mailbag: UNC Scholarship NumbersI recently received a great email question regarding UNC's basketball scholarship numbers and how they factor into recruiting, so I thought I'd share the response online.
Updated 2017 Top 25 Basketball Recruiting Class Rankings17. North Carolina: Roy Williams and his staff have added some perimeter firepower to this 2017 class. Leading the way is five-star prospect Jalek Felton, the nephew of former Tar Heel standout Raymond Felton. The 6-foot-4 guard is oozing with talent and athleticism. UNC's second pledge is from Andrew Platek, who is one of the best catch and shoot guys in the class. (Scout.com)
P.J. Washington Commits to KentuckyFor the second time in just a few hours, John Calipari and Kentucky have added a five-star prospect to their 2017 recruiting efforts. During a televised announcement on ESPN, Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep forward P.J. Washington confirmed what has been speculated over the past few weeks, he's headed to Lexington for college. "Next year I'll be going to the University of Kentucky." (Rivals.com)
Video: Zion Williamson Game HighlightsZion Williamson, the No. 2 player in the class of 2018, started things off with a bang. Though it was only the first scrimmage of the season, the 6’7? forward was was able to show off all parts of his game. He finished through contact down low, stretched the floor with two threes and a jumper, and threw down some ridiculous dunks. Check out the raw game highlights. (Ball Is Life)
Andrew Platek signs with Tar Heels2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek signed with UNC on Wednesday at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Mount Hermon, Massachusetts. Platek committed to UNC on July 18th, roughly a month after visiting the school in June. The 6-4 commit took his official visit to Chapel Hill last weekend: "I am humbled to be a part of the Carolina family and cannot wait to get to work." (Carolina Blue)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailSaturday, March 11, 2017|
Watching 2019 small foward Wendell Moore win the NC 3A state title and MVP honors at the Dean Dome in Chapel Hill, NCWednesday, March 01, 2017
Watching 2017 5 star small forward Kevin Knox (40 pts, 20 rebs, 7-7 3-pointers) in his 5A state semifinal win in Lakeland, FLThursday, February 23, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic CenterTuesday, February 21, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic CenterFriday, February 10, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in his game at New Albany High School in New Albany, IN
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