Armando Bacot Among NBPA Day Two Top PerformersArmando Bacot made his move into five-star range in Scout's updated rankings and he certainly proved he belonged there. Bacot, a 6-foot-10 post player, went 11-for-19 from the field, scoring 24 points and grabbing 23 rebounds during his two games on Thursday. At his size, Bacot has value in the post and does a good job scoring from close. Bacot is one of the fastest rising juniors in the country. (Scout.com)
2019 PF Nobal Days hears from UNCThursday marked the first day in which schools could call junior recruits. The phone was busy for Racine (Wis.) Park 2019 F/C Nobal Days. The four-star forward said he heard from Wisconsin, Missouri, Northwestern, Illinois, Kansas State, UNLV, Stanford, Nebraska, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Iowa, Western Kentucky, Santa Clara, and Tulane. (247 Sports)
Coby White Shows Alpha Scorer Mentality at NBPA CampIf you're looking for an alpha scorer in the 2018 class, 6'4" UNC guard commit Coby White is showing that he's the guy. He finished the day with an average of 20 points per game. He showed that he's virtually unstoppable off-the-dribble and is easily one of the most impressive finishers in the country. If he can get his perimeter shot going this week, he's going to put up even bigger numbers. (Future 150)
Video: Coby White NBPA Top 100 Camp InterviewCoby White, a 2018 North Carolina commit, put on a show on Day 1 in Virginia for the NBPA Top 100 Camp. He speaks about coming to such a prestigious event and his summer focus.
Updated Scout 2019 Top 100 College Basketball RecruitsAfter updating the 2018 player rankings last week, the 2019 rankings, which got a major shake up, were updated on Thursday. R.J. Barrett stuck at No. 1, while Vernon Carey and James Wiseman moved to No. 2 and No. 3. UNC recruit Matthew Hurt checks in at No. 6. Wendell Moore is at No. 25, and Josh Nickelberry lands at No. 26. Hurt, Moore and Nickelberry each hold UNC offers. (Scout.com)
Who should top teams call first in the 2019 basketball recruiting classUNC: Roy Williams has laid the groundwork for recruiting Matthew Hurt, a skilled and polished power forward from Minnesota. Kansas and North Carolina look to be the primary favorites for the 2019 standout. Williams will definitely be calling local wings Wendell Moore and Joey Baker, but placing a priority on Hurt could enhance the Tar Heels' chances with the five-star recruit. (Rivals.com)
Video: Coby White Wednesday NBPA Highlights2018 North Carolina combo guard commit Coby White (Greenfield School, Wilson NC) had an outstanding day Wednesday against high-level competition at the 2017 NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Virginia. Here are a few highlights.
Ashton Hagans Blog: Ready for Oak Hill, dominant summer, and recruiting updateAshton Hagans has had one of the most dominant seasons on the summer circuit running with Game Elite (Ga.). A five-star point guard who will play at Oak Hill Academy, Hagans has numerous college programs giving chase. "Since the spring Kansas, Alabama, North Carolina, UNLV, Baylor and a few other schools have started recruiting me so that’s been pretty cool." (USA Today)
Coby White climbs 2018 class rankingsNorth Carolina Class of 2018 recruit Coby White continues to impress others during the offseason. Back in March of this year, White was named the North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year. Recently, White jumped 27 spots in Scout’s latest ranking. Scout represents one of the premier ranking databases in the country. Scout ranks White at No. 30 in the class of 2018. (Keeping It Heel)
2019 PG Jeremiah Francis unofficially visits UNC2019 Top247 four-star prospect Jeremiah Francis unofficially visited North Carolina over the weekend. A 6-3 point guard from Pickerington (Ohio) Central High School, Francis is ranked No. 85 in the Top247. He will also visit West Virginia later this month. Ohio State, Purdue and West Virginia have offered Francis. North Carolina has not yet offered. (Carolina Blue)
Video: Coby White 2017 EYBL Session 4 HighlightsHighlights from 2018 combo guard and North Carolina commit Coby White (Greenfield School/Wilson, NC) at Session 4 of the recent Nike EYBL event.
Coby White earns invitation to 2017 NBPA Top 100 campThe 2017 NBPA Top 100 camp invitations were sent out Saturday and there were many names Tar Heel fans are familiar with. Most notably, 2018 UNC commit Coby White. White receives this invitation just a week after jumping 27 spots to No. 30 in the newest Scout rankings and receiving All-EYBL First Team honors after his performance in Los Angeles. (Keeping It Heel)
UNC hosting basketball, football recruits this weekendAs the Tar Heels open up their football summer camp over the weekend, they are set to host a big recruit on Sunday. Class of 2018 five star running back Zamir White is set to visit the school just a few weeks ahead of his big decision. UNC will also be hosting a point guard in the 2019 recruiting class. According to Carolina Blue, point guard Jeremiah Francis will also be on campus for a visit. (Keeping It Heel)
Zion Williamson on SLAM magazine coverHere’s a safe bet: If you have an Instagram or Twitter account, you’ve seen 16-year-old high school phenom Zion Williamson play basketball. Maybe not for a very long period of time, but for at least a minute or so. His highlight mixtapes are already the stuff of legend—it’s impossible to look away as he casually dribbles through helpless defenders and dunks all over their souls. (SLAM Online)
Player of year, state champion, now USA Basketball team on Wendell Moore’s resumeThis week, Wendell Moore added a cherry to the top of his memorable season, when he was one of 12 players named to the USA Basketball U16 men’s national team. Moore and the Americans are training in Colorado Springs, and will play in the 2017 FIBA Americas U16 championship June 14-18 in Argentina. Moore, a 6-foot-6, 205-pound wing, said he was overwhelmed when he received the news. (Charlotte Observer)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailWednesday, April 18, 2018|
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) in Fort Lauderdale, FLTuesday, April 17, 2018
Visiting 2020 power forward Day'ron Sharpe (South Central High School) in Winterville, NCMonday, April 16, 2018
On an in home visit with 2019 5 star power forward Will Baker (UNC offer) in Austin, TXThursday, April 05, 2018
On an in home visit with 2019 5 star foward Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) in Rochester, MNThursday, March 29, 2018
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Will Baker (UNC offer) in Austin, TX
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