Wendell Moore isn’t taking a back seat any longerCox Mill (Concord, N.C.) guard Wendell Moore, who is ranked No. 1 in the Phenom Hoop Report for 2019, finished with 28 points and 16 rebounds in the win Tuesday at the John Wall Holiday Invitational. “I just wanted to come out and play aggressive early,” said Moore. Moore’s mentality came about after what he called a “just OK” summer, from a production standpoint. (USA Today)
Explosive 2019 SF Juwan Gary turning headsExplosive 2019 wing Juwan Gary continued to show promise at the Chick-fil-A Classic last week, scoring 38 points and grabbing 18 rebounds during the event. Gary is hearing from Kansas, Ohio State, North Carolina, Arizona, Florida, and UNLV. Gary said his favorite teams growing up were Duke and UNC, and teammate Jalek Felton is committed to the Tar Heels. (Scout.com)
Future UNC teammates Coby White and Brandon Huffman square offLocal fans who turned out to Brogden Hall Tuesday for the first day of the Pheom Hoop Report's Joe Miller Invitational got a small glimpse at the future of the UNC men's basketball program. Word of God Christian Academy senior Brandon Huffman faced Greenfield School junior Coby White in a battle of UNC commits. Huffman got the best of White on the scoreboard. (Wilmington Star News)
Video: Kevin Knox Hits Buzzer Beating Game WinnerKevin Knox, UNC's top remaining recruit in the 2017 basketball recruiting class, hits the game-winning shot at the buzzer to beat Cary High 71-69 at The John Wall Family Foundation Holiday Invitational at Raleigh's Broughton High School on Tuesday. Knox finished with 38 points and 17rebounds.
Five-star Kevin Knox visiting UNC2017 five-star small forward Kevin Knox is visiting UNC on Tuesday morning. The 6-9 recruit is joined by members of his Tampa Catholic High School team. The Crusaders are in the area playing in the John Wall Holiday Invitational in Raleigh. Knox is UNC's last remaining target in the 2017 class. He will return to UNC for Wednesday's game against Monmouth. (Carolina Blue)
Future Tar Heels Brandon Huffman, Coby White to face off in holiday tournamentTwo future Tar Heel basketball players will face off today in the Joe Miller Invitational at Brogden Hall on the campus of New Hanover High School in Wilmington, N.C. Class of 2017 center Brandon Huffman of Word of God Academy and class of 2018 combo guard Coby White of Greenfield School will play at 5:30 PM on Tuesday. (Carolina Blue)
Why You Should Be On The Zion Williamson BandwagonZion Williamson, a five-star recruit, is a junior at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, South Carolina. To no one’s surprise, he’s one of the best high school basketball players in the country. According to ESPN, he’s ranked third in the Class of 2018. Thus far, he’s fielded offers from North Carolina, UCLA, Louisville and more among the who’s who in college hoops. (The Sports Fan Journal)
Jairus Hamilton Discusses Development, RecruitingRoy Williams personally watched 4-star 2018 6-7 WF Jairus Hamilton this week at the Chick Fil-A Classic in Columbia, South Carolina. And THI spoke to the Charlotte (NC) Cannon School forward in an exclusive one-on-one interview: Hamilton - "I've seen a lot of schools come to my school and gyms like Wake Forest, UNC, Kansas, Cal, NC State, Arizona and some others." (Rivals.com)
Zion Williamson sets Chick-fil-A Classic scoring markZion Williamson left his mark in his first appearance at the Chick-fil-A Classic. Williamson set the tournament’s three-game scoring mark with 107 points. He scored 35 points in a 91-68 loss to Hamilton Heights. Williamson broke the single-game mark Tuesday when he had 53 points against Gray Collegiate and was named the Most Outstanding Player in the National Division. (The State)
Zion Williamson is taking the country by stormZion Williamson is a 6-foot-8, 230-pound manchild with a shoulders as wide as a compact car and calves straight out of the movie “300.” Williamson doesn’t have the LeBron James story of a young phenom who everyone knew was a “can’t miss” player who would change the landscape of the sport. Truth is, even you probably didn’t know Williamson existed this time last year. (USA Today)
Jarred Vanderbilt Commits to KentuckyFive-star forward Jarred Vanderbilt has made his college decision and is headed to Kentucky. In the end Vanderbilt was down to a final four schools of Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon, and TCU before choosing the Wildcats. At 6-foot-7 Vanderbilt is the new age style of forward who isn’t quite a wing, but also can play on the perimeter while doing a lot of damage down low. (Scout.com)
Jalek Felton, Coby White post big numbers ThursdayFuture Tar Heels had a big night Thursday. Coby White, a 6-5 junior point guard from Wilson Greenfield School, had 38 points against Fayetteville Academy. He had a school-record 52 Wednesday against Faith Assembly. Meanwhile, Jalek Felton, a 6-3 senior guard from Gray’s Collegiate (SC), had 42 points in a 74-70 win Thursday over AC Flora with Roy Williams in attendance. (Charlotte Observer)
Video: Jalek Felton Chick-fil-A Classic HighlightsUNC basketball commit Jalek Felton scored 19 points for Gray Collegiate in a 73-53 loss to Spartanburg Day. The game was dominated by Zion Williamson's 53 point performance, but Felton put together a collection of dazzling plays himself - with UNC head coach Roy Williams in attendance.
Video: Coby White Scores 52 Points vs Faith AssemblyWatch as Greenfield junior PG (UNC Commit) Coby White goes off for 52 points versus Faith Assembly. Also included are several monster dunks and plays by Greenfield junior guard Elijah McCadden who finished with 29 points.
Five-star basketball recruit Christian Brown flourishes without a positionA.C. Flora (Columbia, S.C.) sophomore Christian Brown is a 6-foot-9 workhorse of a forward. But, if need be, he can transform into a shot-swatting center, a breakdown point guard, a streaky three-point shooter or a slasher who gets to the basket at will. Brown has Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Louisville, among many others, all applying the full-court recruiting press. (USA Today)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailSaturday, January 14, 2017|
Watching 2019 5 star SF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at his game in Rochester, MNThursday, January 05, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), and 2019 SF Joey Baker in their game at the Greenfield School in Wilson, NCThursday, December 29, 2016
Watching 2017 5 star SF Kevin Knox (UNC offer), 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), and 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer) at the John Wall Invitational in Raleigh, NC12/22/2016 - 12/23/2016
Watching 2017 SF Zion Williamson, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2017 PG commit Jalek Felton, 2019 SF Christian Brown at the Chick-fil-A Classic in Columbia, SCTuesday, December 20, 2016
Watching 2018 top UNC recruit Zion Williamson score 53 points against 2017 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton's Gray Collegiate Academy team in a 73-53 win at the Chick-fil-A Classic in Columbia, SC
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