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Wendell Moore named NCBCA N.C. high school basketball player of the year

Cox Mill sophomore Wendell Moore has been voted the N.C. state player of the year by the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association. Last year, Moore became one of the few freshmen that North Carolina coach Roy Williams has ever offered a scholarship. He also has offers from Charlotte, Florida, Georgia, N.C. State, Syracuse, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC signees Jalek Felton, Jaelynn Murray named SC Gatorade Players of Year

Jalek Felton was named South Carolina Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year on Monday. Felton is the 11th Midlands player to win the award, which began in 1986. His selection gives the Midlands a sweep in the state’s top two awards with Dreher’s Jaelynn Murray winning the girls player of the year last week. Felton and Murray are signed to play with North Carolina. (The State)

UNC basketball commit Coby White named NC Gatorade player of the year

Greenfield School’s Coby White is the 2016-17 N.C. Gatorade boys basketball player of the year. White, a 6-foot-5 junior point guard, committed to UNC. Last season, he led Greenfield School to an N.C. Independent Schools’ 1A semifinal appearance and averaged 31 points per game. He was a 1A all-state pick and is ranked No. 33 in the recruiting class of 2018 by ESPN. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC signee Sterling Manley leads team to Ohio final four

UNC basketball signee Sterling Manley helped lead his Pickerington (Ohio) Central squad to the state final four Saturday. The 6-10, 230-pound Manley had 21 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots as Central defeated rival Pickerington North. The Tigers improved to 26-2 and will meet the state’s top-ranked team Cincinnati Moeller (27-0) in a state semifinal on Friday. (247 Sports)

Kevin Knox Named Florida Mr. Basketball

Tampa Catholic forward Kevin Knox, one of the premier high school players in the nation, was named the Florida Dairy Farmers' Mr. Basketball on Saturday, an award given to the state’s top player regardless of classification. Knox, a 6-foot-8 forward, has narrowed his list of schools to Duke, Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina and will announce his college decision in mid-April. (Tampa Bay Times)

Coby White Stands Out at the NC Top 80

Coby White, the 6'4" North Carolina commit, was exceptional at the NC Top 80, opening with a 39-point performance in which he repeatedly drained deep threes. Known for his relentless penetration, if White can sustain the three-point consistency, he becomes all the more dangerous off of the dribble. The Greenfield junior was named MVP of the NC Top 80. (247 Sports)

Zion Williamson's stepfather encouraging him to stay in-state

In the 2018 class, South Carolina is home to two of the nation’s top recruits in their respective sports. Defensive end Xavier Thomas of Florence already has declared that he will sign with either South Carolina or Clemson. And 6-foot-7 forward Zion Williamson of Spartanburg Day School is thinking more along those same lines now, according to his stepdad. (The State)

Jairus Hamilton is Charlotte Observer All-Region boys’ player of the year

Cannon School’s Jairus Hamilton is the 2016-17 Charlotte Observer All-Region boys’ basketball player of the year. Hamilton, a 6-foot-8 junior forward, was named N.C. Independent Schools’ all-state after leading Cannon to the NCISAA 3A semifinals. A top 40 national recruit, he has college scholarship offers from Arizona, California, Kansas and North Carolina. (Charlotte Observer)

Jalek Felton picked for Iverson Roundball Classic

Jalek Felton has been selected for his second national all-star game. The Gray Collegiate senior will be part of the inaugural Allen Iverson Roundball Classic in Hampton Roads, Virginia, on April 19-21. Felton also will play in the Jordan Brand Classic in New Jersey on April 14. Felton, a UNC signee, averaged 23 points, 6 assists and was named the S.C. 2A Player of the Year. (The State)

Kevin Knox Named Florida 5A Player of the Year

Tampa Catholic’s Kevin Knox (5A) and Anclote’s Marquez Cooper (6A) were each named Florida players of the year in their respective classifications. Knox, the lone player from the area selected for the McDonald’s All-America Game, averaged 28.9 points and 11.3 rebounds per game this season while leading the Crusaders to the state championship game. (Tampa Bay Times)

Video: Sterling Manley, Jeremiah Francis combine for 48 in regional semifinal win

With the bright lights shining on Ohio Dominican on Wednesday, Pickerington Central's Jeremiah Francis and Sterling Manley showed out, combining for 48 points in an easy win over St. Charles. Manley, the future Tar Heel, played in front of UNC coach Roy Williams, scoring 23 points and pulling down five rebounds. Read More...

Zion Williamson ranks the top five dunks from his junior season

Good luck finding a player on any level who’s garnered more rim-rocking highlight dunks, Sportscenter Top 10 appearances, and social media attention than Spartanburg Day School forward Zion Williamson this season. Now that he’s completed another state title run we caught up with Williamson to have him rank the top five dunks he pulled off this season. (USA Today)

N.C.’s top high school basketball recruits share their NCAA Final Four predictions

Wendell Moore, Cox Mill, class of 2019: Moore, a 6-6 sophomore wing, scored 29 points to lead his team to the N.C. 3A state title Saturday. He has nine offers, including from ACC regular-season champion North Carolina. My Final Four: Kansas, Duke, Kentucky, Florida State. My champion: Kansas. Because of their guard play and ability of coach (Bill) Self. (Charlotte Observer)

Elite basketball recruits reveal their Final 4 picks and national champion

Coby White, 2018 UNC point guard commit: Final 4: “Duke, West Virginia, UNC and Kansas.” And the 2017 national champion is: “North Carolina! They’re the best team and they have the experience after losing in the title game last year. They have a good point guard, bigs and a really good wing in Justin Jackson. Just the overall leadership of the team will be the difference.” (USA Today)

UNC signee Brandon Huffman on what fuels his fire

Monday we caught up with Word of God Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) forward Brandon Huffman, a UNC signee. "I’m from a small town in North Carolina and spent most of my life in Alaska; moving around because I’m a military kid. Now I’m back here in North Carolina living out my dream going to North Carolina next season. I know that God blessed me with this ability so that’s the ultimate motivator for me." (USA Today)

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Where's Roy?
Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer), 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 SG Josiah James, 2020 PF Isaiah Todd (UNC offer), and 2020 PF Day'Ron Sharpe in Atlanta, GA

4/27/2018 - 4/28/2018
Watching 2019 PF Armando Bacot (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 CG Cole Anthony, 2019 SF Keion Brooks, 2019 SF Juwan Gary, 2020 SF Scottie Barnes, and 2021 PG Carter Whitt at the Nike EYBL even in Indianapolis, IN

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Hosting 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot (UNC offer) on an unofficial visit to UNC

Sunday, April 22, 2018
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the Adidas Gauntlet event in Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, 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, TX

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Nassir Little2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Armando Bacot2019 C
Will Baker2019 C
Keion Brooks2019 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG

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