UNC recruiting and Roy on UK's talentRoy Williams was asked about Kentucky's recruiting style, compared to North Carolina's under his watch. "I'm not against the way John builds his team. I recruited most of the guys he recruited, we just didn't get them. I thoughy De'Aaron Fox was sensational. I saw [Malik Monk] put on as good a show as I've ever seen anyone play. I went and saw Bam Adebayo seven times." (Carolina Blue)
Coveted basketball recruit Kevin Knox in no hurry to decide futureThe Crusaders will hold practices in two iconic college arenas — UNC's Dean Smith Center and Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium. The directors even tweaked the Crusaders' tournament schedule so they could attend the Tar Heels' home game against Monmouth on Dec. 28. This courtship has everything to do with Kevin Knox, a Tampa Catholic senior who is one of the most coveted recruits in the country. (Tampa Bay Times)
Video: Rechon Black Summer HighlightsUNC commit Rechon Black is a 2018 4-star point guard out of Charlotte, North Carolina. He plays for Montverde Academy in Florida during school and Team Loaded NC during the spring and summer. Here are summer highlights from the Adidas Gauntlet and NBA Top 100 Camp.
UNC showing strong interest in 2018 big man David McCormackDavid McCormack, one of the nation’s top big men from the class of 2018, says that he’s still open to all schools — over 20 are seriously involved — though a few are sticking out. His most recent visit was to Maryland. North Carolina is keeping close tabs on him, too. “I’ve talked to Carolina and Coach (C.B.) McGrath very often. I like the way they develop their bigs with Isaiah (Hicks) and Kennedy (Meeks)” (ACC Sports Journal)
Wendell Moore scores big in front of Roy WilliamsA top 2019 target for North Carolina Wendell Moore scored 29 points in a win Tuesday in front of Roy Williams. Moore, a 6-5 wing from Concord (N.C.) Cox Mill High School, is an athletic and versatile perimeter player. He impressed this fall at the USA Junior Workout with his improved playmaking ability off the dribble. Moore is ranked No. 103 in the 247Sports Composite. (247 Sports)
Romeo Langford stays cool amid hooplaThe recruiting side of Romeo Langford's life remains a bit of a mystery. Langford named his top in August: Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State, Purdue, Vanderbilt and UCLA. UNC's Roy Williams was in town on Monday. Langford has made unofficial visits in recent months to Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky and Louisville, plus several others. (Louisville Courier-Journal)
2018 PF Silvio De Sousa Says UNC Among Schools Recruiting Him HardestSilvio De Sousa exploded onto the scene as a freshman at Montverde (FL) Academy and turned many heads. Now, two years later De Sousa is having another great season — at Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy. The 6-foot-9 De Sousa is a physical power forward. De Sousa mentioned there are several schools working harder than others. “Louisville, North Carolina, Maryland,” De Sousa said. (Zag's Blog)
Video: Matthew Hurt Scores 30 at Hopkins Tip Off ClassicRochester (Minn.) John Marshall 2019 small forward Matthew Hurt scores 30 points in a loss to Hopkins at the Hopkins Tip Off Classic. The five-star sophomore has offers from Wisconsin, North Carolina, Louisville, Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio State, Florida, Arizona, Marquette, UCLA, Oregon, Virginia, and others.
Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailOver the last few days North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and the UNC Basketball staff has been (or will stop in to the see) the following recruits: 2017 SF Jarred Vanderbilt, 2017 C Sterling Manley (UNC commit), 2018 PG Rechon Black, 2018 SG Romeo Langford, 2019 SF Wendell Moore, 2019 SF Matthew Hurt, 2020 PF Isaiah Todd, 2017 SG Andrew Platek (UNC commit). (Carolina Blue)
Video: Zion Williamson Scores 47 vs. Anderson ChristianZion Williamson exploded for 47 points on Friday night against Anderson Christian, leading Spartanburg Day to a 77-55 win.
Video: UNC Coach Roy Williams Watches Sterling ManleyWatch future Tar Heel Sterling Manley and Jerome Hunter go at it in Friday night's rivalry featuring Pickerington Central and Pickerington North. With Roy Williams in attendance, Manley finished with 22 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks.
Roy Williams Watches Sterling ManleyCollege coaches from North Carolina, Purdue and Cincinnati were at Pickerington North on Friday night to watch talented big men Sterling Manley and Jerome Hunter. With Tar Heels coach Roy Williams looking on, Manley, a 6-11 senior who has signed with North Carolina, finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks — four of which came during a 30-second stretch early in the game. (Columbus Dispatch)
No. 2 sophomore R.J. Barrett discusses recruitingR.J. Barrett, the high flying 6-foot-6 wing is focused on his sophomore season and emerging as a leader. Baylor, Oregon, USC, UCLA and Missouri have offered Barrett while other heavy hitters like Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and North Carolina have also been in contact. For now, Barrett says he's not even sure who has shown the most interest. "I don't really know who has offered." (Rivals.com)
Roy Williams Watches Jarred VanderbiltThe McDonald's Classic Basketball Tournament, which attracts both local schools and powerhouse teams from out-of-the-area, got a surprise visit from North Carolina head coach Roy Williams. Williams stunned fans when he appeared at Eastwood High School for the Victory Prep (Houston) vs. Balboa City (San Diego) game to scout Victory Prep's Jarred Vanderbilt. (KVIA.com)
Jalek Felton's buzzer-beating 3-pointer caps emotional nightJalek Felton had a lot on his mind coming into Thursday’s game with Huntington Prep. A couple of days ago, Felton’s great-grandmother, Jessie McFadden, passed away, and he wanted to play in her memory. The UNC commit scored 26 of his 30 points in the second half and banked a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the War Eagles to an 80-79 victory. Felton also was playing in front of his uncle, Los Angeles Clipper guard Raymond Felton. (The State)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailTuesday, January 17, 2017|
Visiting 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) at New Albany High School in New Albany, INSaturday, January 14, 2017
Watching 2019 5 star SF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at his game in Rochester, MNThursday, January 05, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), and 2019 SF Joey Baker in their game at the Greenfield School in Wilson, NCThursday, December 29, 2016
Watching 2017 5 star SF Kevin Knox (UNC offer), 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), and 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer) at the John Wall Invitational in Raleigh, NC12/22/2016 - 12/23/2016
Watching 2017 SF Zion Williamson, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2017 PG commit Jalek Felton, 2019 SF Christian Brown at the Chick-fil-A Classic in Columbia, SC
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