Video: Zion Williams scores 41 with Roy Williams in AttendanceFive-star small forward Zion Williamson is North Carolina's top recruiting target in the 2018 class and he showed why on Tuesday night, scoring 41 points and grabbing 10 rebounds with Tar Heel coach Roy Williams on hand to watch the show.
Analysis: UNC 2019 target SF Matthew HurtClass of 2019 small forward Matthew Hurt is clearly one of UNC's top targets in the sophomore class. The 6-9, 200-pound versatile prospect is ranked as the No. 3 small forward and No. 6 overall player in the 2019 class. He holds offers from not only the Tar Heels but Kansas, Louisville, Arizona, Florida, Oregon, and Wisconsin, among many others. (Carolina Blue)
Minnesota's Matthew Hurt has UNC, Kansas hot on his trailFive-star sophomore Matthew Hurt holds 18 scholarship offers, which include blue-bloods North Carolina and Kansas as well as Big Ten schools Wisconsin and Minnesota, where he visited last weekend. His older brother, Michael, is a freshman on Richard Pitino’s Minnesota squad. UNC coach Roy Williams watched Hurt play on Saturday, Jan. 14, flying to Minnesota after the Heels beat Florida State. (Rivals.com)
Coby White Named PrepHoopsNC Player of the WeekNorth Carolina commit Coby White takes the PrepHoopsNC Player of the Week honor this time around. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard had a spectacular week with outputs of 39 points against Wayne Country Day and 40 points against The Burlington School. He is averaging 29.6 points per game this season. He also surpassed the 2,000 career point plateau this week. (PrepHoops.com)
Video: Rechon Black, Kevin Knox, R.J. Barrett HighlightsNo. 1 ranked Sophomore in the country R.J. Barrett and Rechon Black of Monteverde Academy came to play vs. McDonalds All American Kevin Knox of Tampa Catholic. Barrett finished with a game-high 32 points vs Knox's 27. Knox is Ranked No. 7 in the country and is considering UNC, Duke, Florida State and Kentucky.
Video: Zion Williamson scores 48 and 2,000th career pointFriday was another special moment at Spartanburg Day School as Zion Williamson went over the 2,000 point mark in his high school career. An impressive accomplishment for the 6’7” junior ranked no. 1 in the 24/7 Composite Rankings. Williamson scored 48 points against rival Oakbrook Prep.
Video: Jalek Felton Scores 41 points in blowout win2017 North Carolina point guard commit Jalek Felton scored 41 points on Friday, leading his Gray Collegiate team to a lopsided 90-17 win against Johnson High School (Columbia, SC).
Zion Williamson scores 2,000th point in easy victoryAfter racing to 26 first-half points, Zion Williamson opened the second half with two layups, a dunk off a well-executed drop step, an alley-oop and a monster two-handed slam to hit the 2,000 mark. Play was stopped for a photo-op with the phenom. Williamson ultimately finished with 48 points in the 78-39 win over visiting Oakbrook Prep. “It means a lot to me,” Williamson said of the milestone. (GoUpstate.com)
Video: Zion Williamson's best plays from 2016 Holiday TournamentsA throwback compilation of Zion Williamson's best plays from December at the Chick-fil-A Classic and FBI Classic. Spartanburg Day went 1-2 at CFA and 2-1 at FBI.
Zion Williamson breaks down his recruitmentLast summer, Zion Williamson collected offers from programs such as Arizona, Clemson, Duke, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and many others. Most recently, Kansas and Louisville joined that list. Williamson has seen Clemson, UNC, and Duke since the Fall and broke down them down. This one appears to be trending towards another Tobacco Road battle between UNC and Duke. (Rivals.com)
Will lack of McDonald’s AA love motivate Felton, fellow UNC signees?For only the third time in a decade, North Carolina doesn’t have a McDonald’s All-American among its basketball signees. The UNC signee with the biggest beef is Jalek Felton, the No. 1 combo guard nationally. Should the Tar Heels land forward Kevin Knox, the McDonald’s shutout will take care of itself. But the collective snub serves as a motivator for UNC’s other incoming freshmen. (ACC Sports Journal)
Kevin Knox Blog: McDonald's All American, Duke and UNC visitsKevin Knox: It’s coming close to decision time for me. Right now I’m looking at the smaller things because all four schools offer great things. I’m looking at things like playing style, player comparison, and where they’d put me in the system. I’ve already taken two officials to Duke and Florida State. I take an official to Kentucky Jan. 28-30 and North Carolina is Feb. 4-6. (USA Today)
Fueled by McDonald's All-American snub, Jalek Felton scores 41Jalek Felton had some extra motivation coming into Monday’s matchup against A.C. Flora. In addition to playing against one of the state’s top teams, Felton was disappointed he didn’t hear his name called Sunday when the McDonald’s All-American game rosters were announced. The Gray Collegiate standout took out his frustration on the Falcons by scoring 41 points. (The State)
Sage Surratt has a big decision to makeAs talented as he is in basketball, Sage Surratt said his best college scholarship offers have come in football, and he committed to play for Harvard last October. He has since re-opened his recruitment and narrowed his choices to Duke, Harvard, North Carolina and Wake Forest. Surratt said he has spoken to North Carolina coaches about possibly also playing basketball in Chapel Hill. (Charlotte Observer)
Kevin Knox Selected for McDonald's All-American GameThe McDonald's All-American Game has long served as the top event on high school recruits' basketball calendars, when 24 of the top players from across the country come together to face off. Michael Jordan was among many UNC McDonald's All-Americans. And this year, UNC basketball recruit Kevin Knox is among those selected. The 2017 game will be played March 29 at 7 pm ET in Chicago. (247 Sports)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailThursday, 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, INTuesday, February 07, 2017
Watching 2018 4 star small forward Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer) play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NCWednesday, January 25, 2017
Watching class of 2020 PF Isaiah Todd (John Marshall HS) at his game in Richmond, VA
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