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)
Pittsburgh Athletic Department Statement Regarding Release of Cameron JohnsonThe University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department released the following statement regarding the release of graduate transfer Cameron Johnson to play immediately at UNC. Prior to Johnson's release, the Pitt Athletic Department stated that their policy was that graduate transfers moving to an ACC school must sit out a year. However, the ACC and NCAA allow all graduate transfers to play immediately.
Cameron Johnson fully cleared to play at UNCCameron Johnson has been released to transfer by Pittsburgh and is cleared to play in 2017-18 for North Carolina. “The associate AD just called me and told me," Johnson said Thursday. Johnson committed to UNC on Tuesday and released a statement about his eligibility, putting further pressure on Pittsburgh to remove the one-year penalty it was aiming to impose on him for transferring within the conference. (Inside Carolina)
Updated Scout 2018 Top 100 College Basketball RecruitsEntering the spring, Marvin Bagley sat atop Scout's 2018 basketball recruiting rankings. After playing in four Nike EYBL sessions in April and May, Bagley has further proven his status as the top player in the country. Bol Bol jumped from No. 13 to No. 2 overall. South Carolina native Zion Williamson checks in at No. 3 in the updated rankings. Rounding out the top five is Cameron Reddish and Romeo Langford. (Scout.com)
Analysis: 2019 SF Wendell Moore2019 small forward Wendell Moore is no stranger to UNC and the Dean Dome. Since being offered by Roy Williams, the in-state recruit as been a regular at UNC games. The 6-5, 210-pound Moore holds offers from UNC, Duke, Maryland, Wake Forest, Florida, Florida State, N.C. State, and Tennessee, among others. CarolinaBlue spoke with 247Sports Recruiting Analyst Andrew Slater about Moore and his game. (Carolina Blue)
What Cameron Johnson could add for UNC in 2017-18A 6-8, 210-pound guard, Cameron Johnson would plug right in to the role vacated by Justin Jackson as the Tar Heels’ best deep threat and a size mismatch on the wing. UNC fans should remember Johnson well, as he turned what should have been a January blowout into a nailbiter in the Smith Center, thanks to knocking down six of nine three-point attempts. (Greensboro News & Record)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailSaturday, April 21, 2018|
Watching 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, and 2019 SF Precious Achiuwa at the Adidas Gauntlet and Under Armour events in Dallas, TX4/20/2018 - 4/21/2018
Watching 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 PF Francis Okoro, 2019 PG Cole Anthony, 2019 PF Isaiah Stewart, 2019 HF Max Lorca-Lloyd, 2019 PF E.J. Liddell, 2019 SF Isaac Okoro, 2020 C Hunter Dickinson, 2020 SF Scottie Barnes, and 2020 PG Jeremy Roach at the Nike EYBL in Irving, TXWednesday, 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, TX
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