UNC Basketball Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.

UNC, Kentucky, Duke Expected To Visit 2019 Forward Matthew Hurt

Fresh off his experience at the Next Generation Sunday Program at the Final Four, will host some big-time coaches in the coming days. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is expected to visit the 6-foot-9, 215-pound class of 2019 forward in his hometown of Rochester, MN, on Thursday, with North Carolina's due in next Sunday. (Flo Hoops)

E.J. Montgomery's rise to coveted five-star recruit no surprise to hoops-obsessed family

Efrem and Glenda Montgomery fell in love because of basketball. They met freshman year at North Carolina Central, where Efrem and Glenda both went to the historically black university in Durham to play ball. So it’s no wonder their youngest child is mulling over scholarship offers to play for Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky and others. (USA Today)

Coby White already set to make an impact at UNC

While , ranked as the No. 10 recruit overall, figures to get meaningful playing time in Chapel Hill next season, , No. 19 nationally, also hopes to make an impact for the Tar Heels, who are losing seniors and . “Given my work ethic and my ability to compete, I give myself a good shot to make an immediate impact." (Wilson Times)

Nassir Little Next College Sensation?

UNC signee was named the MVP of the McDonald’s All-American Game, scoring the third-most points (28) in the game’s 41-year history and drawing rave reviews from NBA scouts. But as the #10 overall prospect, it’s notable that Little was the one getting all the attention and winning the MVP award rather than one of the three Duke commits. (Basketball Insiders)

UNC Reaches Out to 2018 5-star PF Jordan Brown

, the 6-foot-11 power forward from Napa Valley (CA) Prolific Prep, likely won’t make his college choice until later in April or early May. Arizona and Stanford are among those to re-enter his recruitment along with St. John’s, Gonzaga, Cal and others. On Monday, his father added that North Carolina and Louisville, under new coach Chris Mack, have also reached out. (Zag's Blog)

Behind Romeo Langford's decisions regarding UNC, Kentucky, others

After 's list was cut to seven — Indiana, Kansas, Vanderbilt, Louisville, Kentucky, North Carolina and UCLA — Romeo and his parents each wrote down a top three. Tim Langford admits his list included UNC. But Romeo pointed to something, which Tim didn't disclose, that he didn't like when he watched coach run his Tar Heels through practice. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Player of the year Armando Bacot became a quicker, more able defender

is a 6-foot-10, 238-pound junior, and his size has always been an advantage. But he hasn’t always been fast enough. As a freshman, he was too slow to play perimeter defense, and smaller players would blow past him. His lack of speed kept him from starting. So Bacot committed to get faster and more agile. He started running 1 mile on the track after school. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

McDonald's All-Americans Predict Where E.J. Montgomery Will Go

This week at the McDonald's All-American Game, we surveyed several recruits about where some of their peers will eventually land. Here is what they predicted for 2018 5-star power forward . : “North Carolina. I feel like he fits well in there and coach Williams is doing a good job recruiting him. Who wouldn’t want to play there?” (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Roy Williams to visit Matthew Hurt

is back on the recruiting and he’s after one of the better players in the 2019 class. Williams visited 2019 center last week, traveling to Texas to see the five-star recruit. Now he’s due to visit another five-star player in the class. According to Adam Zagoria of Zag’s Blog, Williams will visit Minnesota to see power forward next week. (Keeping It Heel)

Coby White Named Mr. Basketball for North Carolina

Mr. Basketball in North Carolina is UNC recruit of Wilson Greenfield School. White, twice named N.C. Gatorade high school player of the year, is the all-time leading scorer from his state. White, a 6-5 combo guard, averaged 30.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 9.2 assists and 3.2 steals. This season, he scored 1,055 points and had six triple-doubles. (Charlotte Observer)

Wendell Moore, Jairus Hamilton Named Charlotte Regional Players of the Year

Two nationally ranked boys’ basketball players and a history-making coach headline the 2017-18 Charlotte Observer All-Region team. Two Cabarrus County teens share the player of the year award: Cox Mill junior and 2016-17 All-Region Player of the Year of Cannon School. The coach of the year is Marshville Forest Hill’s Matt Sides. (Charlotte Observer)

McDonald's AA Game: Ranking the week's top performers

earned MVP honors at the McDonald's All-American game Wednesday in his West team's win. Little was the best player all week, while 2018's No. 1-ranked player, , was tremendous himself. But how did everybody else rank, based on their performances in practices, scrimmage and the game? Here are the top dozen performers. (

Video: UNC signees Coby White, Nassir Little dish on E.J. Montgomery and UNC

and had strong showings during McDonald's All-American week with Coby shooting lights out in front of NBA scouts and Nassir winning the MVP for the game. The five-stars are headed to North Carolina next year and discuss expectations for the season, when they knew UNC was it for them, and the status of uncommitted . (

Video: Nassir Little MVP Performance from the McDonald's All-American Game

North Carolina signee was named MVP of the 2018 McDonald's All-American game after leading the West team to a 131-128 victory on Wednesday night. Little scored 28 points and was a difficult matchup for anyone who tried to defend him. Read More...

McDonald's Recap: Nassir Little, R.J. Barrett steal the show

UNC signee and Duke signee stole the show during the 41st McDonald’s All-American game. Little, a 6-foot-7 combo forward out of Orlando Christian Prep, led the West Team to a 131-128 win and took home the game MVP award, scoring 28 points. “I work out three times a day every day, so this performance is not really surprising,” Little said. (247 Sports)
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Where's Roy?
Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Watching 2019 C Armando Bacot (UNC offer) and 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer) at the Peach Jam in North Augusta, S.C.
Friday, July 13, 2018
Watching 2019 PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (UNC offer), 2019 SF Josh Green, 2020 SG Anthony Edwards, 2020 CG R.J. Hampton, and 2020 PG Jalen Suggs at the Under Armour Challenge in Atlanta, GA
7/11/2018 - 7/12/2018
Watching 2019 PG Cole Anthony (presumed UNC offer), 2019 C Armando Bacot (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 C James Wiseman, 2019 SF Keion Brooks (UNC offer), 2019 PF Trayce Jackson-Davis, 2019 PF E.J. Liddell, and 2020 SG Jonathan Jackson (brother of Justin Jackson) at the Peach Jam in North Augusta, S.C.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Hosting 2020 power forward Day'Ron Sharpe (UNC offer) on an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill, NC
6/14/2018 - 6/15/2018
Watching Coby White, Cole Anthony, Armando Bacot, Matthew Hurt, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl play in the FIBA Americas Men's U18 Championship in Ontario, Canada
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Top Basketball Recruits
Cole Anthony2019 CG
Armando Bacot2019 C
Will Baker2019 C
Keion Brooks2019 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl2019 PF
Jeremiah Francis2019 PG
Day'Ron Sharpe2020 PF
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