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)
Kevin Knox is Mr. Popularity ever since his friends committed to collegesKevin Knox has never felt more popular in his life. Over the last three weeks, five of the top 25 basketball players in the country have made decisions on where they’ll attend college. All seem to have their sights set on Knox. Knox embraces his heightened popularity, as long as no one uses those two words that make him cringe: Package deal. “Package deals aren’t my thing,” Knox said. (USA Today)
Knox, Vanderbilt among top 2017 basketball recruits remainingKevin Knox has taken an official visit to Duke (Oct. 29) and has scheduled visits with his other finalists -- Florida State (Jan. 7), Kentucky (Jan. 28) and North Carolina (Feb. 4). Knox also took an unofficial visit to Florida State the weekend of November 26th. Jarred Vanderbilt took an official visit to UNC the weekend of October 15th and visited Kentucky the next weekend. (Scout.com)
Video: Zion Williamson Scores 41UNC's top 2018 basketball recruiting target, Zion Williamson, is arguably the best player in high school. He scored 41 points on Friday night at Carolina Day (Asheville, NC). Spartanburg Day won 75-60.
Video: Coby White Off-Day Workout No. 2Workout featuring Coby White (2018 UNC commit) , Elijah McCadden (Class of 2018), Dorieon Suggs (Class of 2017). Players from Greenfield School in Wilson, North Carolina get in the gym for an off-day workout.
Jalek Felton showing leadership at Gray CollegiateIs it any surprise that Jalek Felton committed to UNC more than two years ago? “It was all the great players who went to UNC,” said Felton, ranked as the nation’s No. 1 combo guard by the 247Sports Composite. “I want to win a national championship there. The family atmosphere I got from my first unofficial visit there. Since I was, I think, 5, I’ve been wearing North Carolina blue.” (USA Today)
Jarred Vanderbilt Discusses His RecruitmentFive-star small forward Jarred Vanderbilt is one of the nine five-star recruits that decided not to sign with a school during the early signing period. He did, however, take official visits to Kentucky and North Carolina already and could schedule more soon. Right now, Vanderbilt says Arizona, Houston, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon, TCU and Texas are the schools in the mix. (Rivals.com)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailThursday, March 22, 2018|
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VATuesday, March 13, 2018
Visiting 2019 5-star power forward Vernon Carey Jr. (UNC offer) at University School in Fort Lauderdale, FLWednesday, February 28, 2018
Watching 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot at his game at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VAFriday, February 23, 2018
Watching 2018 UNC signee Coby White score 30 as Greenfield School beats The Burlington School in Burlington, NCThursday, February 15, 2018
Watching 2020 power forward Day'ron Sharpe in his game at South Central High School in Winterville, NC
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