Scout.com Final 2016 Top 100 Basketball RecruitsFor as long as we’ve ranked the 2016 class, Josh Jackson, Harry Giles and Jayson Tatum have been argued as the top three players. But as the coverage of the 2016 class closes out, Markelle Fultz added his name to the conversation. While those four players were considered for the top spot, ultimately the decision came down to Jackson and Giles. (Scout.com)
Video: P.J. Washington Interview and EYBL Indy HighlightsD1Circuit.com's Alec Kinsky caught up with 2017 power forward and UNC offeree P.J. Washington during the second session of the Nike EYBL event in Indianapolis.
Video: Highlights of UNC signee Tony Bradley from McDonald's All-American Game and PracticesNorth Carolina signed Scout's 31st ranked 2016 prospect in Tony Bradley. Here are highlights of the four-star prospect from the McDonald's All-American Game and Practices, courtesy of Scout.com.
Video: Highlights of five-star wing Lonnie Walker from the EYBLFive-star wing Lonnie Walker has been one of the most efficient players all spring in the EYBL. Here are highlights from his impressive showing with Team Final, courtesy of Scout.com. Lonnie Walker is seriously considering Villanova, Texas, Oregon, Syracuse, North Carolina, Miami, and SMU.
Andrew Platek on his recruitment: "This has kind of blown up"When Roy Williams called 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek to offer him a scholarship to UNC, the 6-4, 190-pound prospect's recruitment changed. "It means a lot," Platek said on Monday. Platek holds a number of offers, but he listed the ones that are standing out right now: "UNC, Stanford, Miami, Butler, Rutgers, Davidson, George Washington, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and St. Joe's." (Carolina Blue)
College Basketball Recruiting News & NotesWe thought we'd try something new and begin expanding our coverage to follow some of the higher-profile national recruiting battles that aren't necessarily UNC related. Have a look at THT's new College Basketball Recruiting Section and let us know what you think and how we can improve it.
Analysis: 2017 SG Brandon RandolphNorth Carolina offered two 2017 shooting guards this week. This brings the total number of players the Tar Heels have offered this cycle to eight. UNC already has one commitment in 2017 from combo guard Jalek Felton Brandon Randolph (Yonkers, NY/Westtown School) and Andrew Platek (Northfield, MA/Northfield Mount Hermon) got the call this week from Roy Williams and UNC. (Carolina Blue)
Roy Williams keeping an eye on 2017 PG Nick WeatherspoonFour-star point guard Nick Weatherspoon had a big weekend in Atlanta at the second stop of the Adidas Gauntlet. The Mississippi native averaged 25.8 points, 4.8 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game for MBA Hoops. Weatherspoon already had a healthy list of schools involved in his recruitment, but North Carolina became involved over the weekend and Roy Williams finished the weekend watching him play. (Rivals.com)
Kevin Knox says he has no favorites at the momentKevin Knox said the only reason he visited Duke and UNC so early in the process is because he was in the area to visit his grandfather. He also said Kentucky has been in regular contact since the beginning of his high school season and it didn’t really matter that the scholarship offer came so much later than some other schools. “As of now, I’m open to everyone. I really have no favorites,” he said. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
UNC offers 2017 sharp shooter Andrew Platek2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek announced on Twitter that he has been offered by North Carolina. Platek, 6-4, 190-pounds from Northfield (Mass.) Northfield Mount Hermon High School, has established himself as one of the top shooters in the 2017 class. He will rise from his No. 163 ranking in the 247Sports Composite. (Carolina Blue)
Too tall to play quarterback, Kevin Knox became a 5-star basketball recruit insteadThe scariest thing about Kevin Knox's origin story is that it's not even close to being complete. He doesn't turn 17 years old until August and already stands 6'9 with a 7-foot wingspan and a size-18 shoe. He's grown two inches every year since entering high school and isn't finished yet. Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina have each offered and told him he's a priority on the wing. (SB Nation)
Roy Williams Offers 2017 SG Brandon RandolphBrandon Randolph continues to pile up high-major offers after a strong start on the Nike EYBL circuit. The 6-foot-6, 175-pound Class of 2017 shooting guard from the PSA Cardinals picked up offers from North Carolina and Oregon on Tuesday. That came after he added offers last week from Arizona, Villanova, Syracuse, Kansas, Notre Dame and DePaul. (Zag's Blog)
Video: Rechon Black Discusses Spring, UNCRechon Black, who is averaging 8.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists through seven games in the adidas Gauntlet series, talked to Scout about his development and what it's been like since he made his early pledge to UNC.
Second Evaluation Period Top PerformersMohamed Bamba continues to assert himself as one of the best players on the EYBL circuit. Bamba has always possessed a ton of talent and a world of potential, but now he is beginning to turn that potential into consistent production. Currently Bamba isn’t really naming schools, but Kentucky, Duke, UNC, Villanova, Wake Forest, Kansas, and others seem to be showing a ton of attention. (Scout.com)
Six Takeaways from the Nike EYBL and Under Armour Association IndianapolisThe Nike EYBL and Under Armour Association made stops in the Indianapolis area this weekend during the second (and final) weekend college coaches could be out this spring for the live evaluation period. It meant that most of the elite players and top programs found their way to the area. Here’s a look at some storylines from the weekend, including a look at some of the top players in the class. (NBC Sports)
|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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