Future UNC teammates team upClass of 2017 combo guard Jalek Felton and 2018 point guard Rechon Black teamed up this weekend with Team Loaded. Both North Carolina verbal commits, Felton and Black could very likely be sharing a Tar Heel backcourt in three years. It's a pretty cool glimpse of the future for UNC basketball. (Carolina Blue)
Expert Analysis - 2017 SG Andrew PlatekClass of 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek (Northfield, MA) earned a much-deserved offer from Roy William and North Carolina on April 27th. The 6-4, 190-pound recruit told CarolinaBlue he is planning visits to Indiana, Stanford, and UNC this spring and summer. The offer from the Tar Heels changed Platek's recruitment, "this has kind of blown up," he said. (Carolina Blue)
Andrew Platek discusses UNC offer2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek detailed how UNC and Coach Roy Williams offered. "(Coach Williams) called me on the phone after the Indy (EYBL). He offered me a scholarship --- he said he liked my toughness and my ability to make shots. He said he could really see me playing for UNC and having an impact right away. That was great to hear." (Carolina Blue)
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)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail4/22/2017 - 4/23/2017|
Watching 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2020 PF Isaiah Todd, 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2018 SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer), and Armando Bacot in Dallas, TXFriday, April 21, 2017
Watching 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2019 C D.J. Burns, 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, and 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard in Hampton, VAWednesday, April 19, 2017
On an in home visit with 2017 five star SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FLFriday, April 07, 2017
Visiting 2017 UNC signee Jalek Felton and 2019 UNC target Juwan Gary at Gray Collegiate Academy in West Columbia, SCFriday, April 07, 2017
On an in home visit with 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson in Spartanburg, SC
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