McDonald's AA Game: Where the recruits almost committedNassir Little: "I wouldn’t say after UNC there was a second choice for me. The FBI thing kind of eliminated schools for me and kind of helped me out, but UNC was just the clear favorite for me." Coby White: "I committed (to North Carolina) so early I didn’t have that much to choose from. Probably Virginia or Clemson. Those were the two were recruiting me really hard." (Rivals.com)
North Carolina, Kansas Working Hardest for Matthew HurtA top-five recruit in the 2019 class and arguably the most polished of his elite peers, the recruitment of Matthew Hurt has been a blueblood affair for some time now. While there is no clear leader, North Carolina and Kansas have done the most work with the Minnesota native. The Tar Heels and Jayhawks have invested a ton of time and attention with the 6-foot-9 forward. (Rivals.com)
Vernon Carey Jr. named Florida's Mr. BasketballAfter leading University School to its first state title, Vernon Carey Jr. has been named Florida's Mr. Basketball. The nation’s top-ranked junior recruit, Carey Jr. was a dominant force all season long, using his size and athleticism to bully opponents. Carey has narrowed his recruitment to Duke, UNC, Miami, Michigan State, Kansas, UCLA, Florida and Kentucky. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)
McDonald's All-American Practice Tuesday TakeawaysE.J. Montgomery likes to play the game from outside in because he has some face-up game. I think he's got things a little backwards and would like to see what happens once he is expected to operate on the low block first and then take his game outside. Montgomery has some serious feel in the post and it would be to his benefit to use it to his advantage a little more. (Rivals.com)
Seven schools standout for Will Baker247Sports caught up with 2019 five-star big man Will Baker at the University Sports Spring Preview in Houston this past weekend. A 6-11, 238-pound center out of Austin, Texas, Baker said that he doesn't yet have any favorites. He did, however, name Kansas, UCLA, Texas, Texas A&M, North Carolina, Virginia and Stanford as the main schools that he is interested in. (247 Sports)
Little, White Impress at McDonald's All-American PracticeTwo 2018 North Carolina signees are participating in the McDonald's All-American game this week. Practices started Monday in Atlanta, Ga. and the game will take place Wednesday at 7 p.m. Nassir Little, a 6-7 small forward, will suit up for the West team, while Coby White, a 6-5 combo guard, is on the East team. Both signing with the Tar Heels in November. (Inside Carolina)
Video: Coby White Shoots Lights Out at McDonald's All American practiceNorth Carolina basketball signee and shooting guard Coby White couldn't miss during day two of practices for the McDonald's All American game playing in front of an audience of NBA scouts and executives.
McDonald's AA Game: UNC's Nassir Little excels at practiceFestivities for the McDonald's All-American Game kicked off Monday as the East and West squads held practices. In front of several NBA scouts and media, North Carolina-bound Nassir Little impressed the invited visitors ahead of Wednesday's game. Playing for the West squad in the first practice of the day, I thought Little had the best day of anybody I saw. (Rivals.com)
E.J. Montgomery setting visits soonOne of three uncommitted players at the McDonald's All-American Game, five-star E.J. Montgomery is ready to make some moves. The former Auburn commit sat down for an interview with Rivals.com where he discussed a variety of topics. Montgomery talked about winter visits to North Carolina, Duke, and Kentucky along with Tom Crean's efforts to get Georgia involved. (Rivals.com)
Little vs. Williamson Among Top Storylines for McDonald's All-American WeekOne of the individual matchups I'm looking most forward to watching is the one between No. 3 Zion Williamson
and No. 5 Nassir Little. Williamson is headed to Duke and Little is ticketed for North Carolina so it will be a nice preview to a future rivalry. Williamson and Little are close friends and they are also extreme athletes who compete and play fan-friendly styles. (Rivals.com)
Nassir Little Named Central Florida's Player of the YearMcDonald’s All-American and UNC signee Nassir Little (Orlando Christian Prep) averaged 21.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game to lead the Warriors to a repeat Class 3A state championship. Little evolved into one of the most versatile players Central Florida has ever seen. He’ll play in the McDonald’s All-American Game, Wednesday, and the Jordan Brand Classic, April 8. (Orlando Sentinel)
Video: Vernon Carey Junior Season HighlightsJunior season highlights of 2019 5-star power forward Vernon Carey, Jr. Carey, from University School in Fort Myers, Florida, holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina and is also considering Duke, Michigan State, Miami, and Kansas. Roy Williams last visited Carey on March 13, 2018.
Roy Williams to Visit Armando BacotNorth Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams and assistant Hubert Davis arrived in Richmond, Virginia on Thursday to visit 2019 5-star power forward Armando Bacot at Trinity Episcopal School. This is Williams' third visit to see Bacot in the last 5 weeks. Bacot holds a UNC offer and is one of UNC's top priorities in the 2019 recruiting class.
Nassir Little Named To Allen Iverson Roundball ClassicAllen Iverson unveiled Wednesday the rosters for the 2018 Allen Iverson Roundball Classic. The 2018 Iverson Classic will feature two teams comprised of the country’s most talented prospects. Team Loyalty features recruits like UCLA commit Shareef O’Neal, Kentucky commit Immanuel Quickley, UNC commit Nassir Little and Syracuse commit Darius Bazley. (Zag's Blog)
4-star sophomore PG Ace Baldwin getting early looks from top programsSophomore Ace Baldwin is already starting to generate interest from some of the top programs in the country. The four-star point guard in the 2020 class out of Baltimore has been in contact with Kentucky, North Carolina and Villanova lately. Offers have already come in from Miami, Rutgers, Tulsa, UConn and VCU. He’s already taken visits to UNC, VCU and Villanova. (Rivals.com)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailFriday, April 20, 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, 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, TXThursday, April 05, 2018
On an in home visit with 2019 5 star foward Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) in Rochester, MN
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