Roy Williams on Brandon Huffman: "His future is really bright"Roy Williams on Brandon Huffman: “Brandon is a youngster who goes to school in Raleigh and his folks live in Anchorage (Alaska). He’s a big kid, he’s got the body. His future is really bright. He’s not a smooth player yet, but he has a wonderful attitude, will work extremely hard and every time I see him play he’s better than what I saw the previous time." (Carolina Blue)
ACC Basketball Recruiting: Early Signing Period BreakdownThe Tar Heels lose a lot of size after this season so finding big men was a priority in 2017. In Brandon Huffman North Carolina has a physically rugged guy and Sterling Manley is a lengthy big man who can protect the rim. Both are somewhat unproven, though. Andrew Platek is a catch-and-shoot guy while Jalek Felton looks like the best bet to make an instant impact. (Rivals.com)
Video: Zion Williamson Scores 42Zion Williamson, North Carolina's top recruiting target in the 2018 class, led Spartanburg Day to a 80-58 win over Cardinal Newman. Williamson finished with 42 points and 13 rebounds.
Jarred Vanderbilt Won't Sign in the FallFive-star forward Jarred Vanderbilt — a 6-foot-9 recruit from Houston, Texas — was not expected to make an early decision, but he also had not announced a specific timetable for his commitment. Kentucky and North Carolina hosted Vanderbilt for official visits last month, and TCU — where his first cousin is an assistant coach — has also been mentioned as a possible favorite. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Tar Heels in desperate need for power forward help in 2017-18UNC has already added four scholarship players in the 2017 class, including two big men in 6-9 Brandon Huffman and 6-10 Sterling Manley. But with projected losses including five seniors along with the possibility that juniors Joel Berry and Justin Jackson will enter the 2017 NBA Draft, Carolina has room for at least one and as many as three more freshmen for 2017-18. (ACC Sports Journal)
Jalek Felton, Zion Williamson on Naismith High School Player of the Year watch listGray Collegiate senior guard Jalek Felton and A.C. Flora sophomore forward Christian Brown are among the 50 players on the Naismith Boys High School Player of the Year watch list released Tuesday. Felton is the No. 1 combo guard in the country by 247Sports. He signed with UNC last week. Spartanburg Day’s Zion Williamson, one of the top prospects for the Class of 2018, also is on the list. (The State)
What to know about UNC's newest men’s basketball signeesJalek Felton, the nephew of former Tar Heel Raymond Felton, is the highlight of this recruiting class. A three-star shooting guard from New York, Andrew Platek will provide some depth to UNC’s backcourt. A three-star center, Brandon Huffman will likely get considerable minutes in the frontcourt next year. Like Huffman, power forward Sterling Manley will take on an important role in UNC’s lineup. (Daily Tar Heel)
Video: Andrew Platek Joins the Carolina FamilyHear from Tar Heels coach Roy Williams and watch highlights of recent North Carolina basketball signee Andrew Platek.
Video: Sterling Manley Joins the Carolina FamilyHear from Tar Heels coach Roy Williams and watch highlights of recent North Carolina basketball signee Sterling Manley.
Video: Brandon Huffman Joins the Carolina FamilyHear from Tar Heels coach Roy Williams and watch highlights of recent North Carolina basketball signee Brandon Huffman
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)
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Watching 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2020 PF Isaiah Todd, 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2018 SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer), and Armando Bacot in Dallas, TXFriday, April 21, 2017
Watching 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2019 C D.J. Burns, 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, and 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard in Hampton, VAWednesday, April 19, 2017
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