With UNC offer, life changes quickly for Rechon BlackThree days earlier, Roy Williams had come to Harrisburg to watch Rechon play against Hickory Ridge. And when the Blacks called Williams Thursday, “He said that in North Carolina history, there were only three kids that had been offered scholarships as sophomores, and that was Reggie Bullock, Kendall Marshall...” Williams paused. “...and Rechon Black,” Rechon's father recalled. (Concord Independent Tribune)
Roy Williams offers 2017 center Jeremiah TilmonJeremiah Tilmon, a 6-10, 235-pound center in the 2017 class, got a call from Roy Williams on Thursday evening. Tilmon took a break from studying for finals to hear the North Carolina coach extend a Tar Heel scholarship offer. Williams was at La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere to see Tilmon on Wednesday night, watching the talented post player score 20 points in a win. (Inside Carolina)
N.C. Sophomore Rechon Black Lands Tar Heel OfferRoy Williams has set his sights on Rechon Black. Williams made the Concord (N.C.) High sophomore point guard the first prospect in the 2018 class to receive a Tar Heel scholarship offer on Thursday. "We called and talked to him, and it was a wonderful conversation," said Black's father, Rechon Sr. UNC's interest in Black had been trending in the direction of an offer in recent weeks. (Inside Carolina)
Rawle Alkins Blog: Nursing a bum ankle, SAT, equal time to rival schools and moreRawle Alkins: "It’s funny down here with college basketball. The fans here are crazy! I have to pick which games I go to between the two North Carolina schools carefully because I don’t want one school feeling like I’m favoring the other. They’re big rivals too! So I try and give equal time to both N.C. State and North Carolina. I went to the State game first last week then I went to see the North Carolina game. Great times at both." (USA Today)
Roy Williams watches 2018 SG Rechon BlackRemember this name: Rechon Black. The 2018 shooting guard is a 6-5 recruit from Concord, N.C. and ranked as the No. 10 shooting guard in the 2018 class and the No. 2 player in the state. Black already holds offers from Clemson, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, and Tennessee, among others. On Monday, UNC's Roy Williams watched Black play against Hickory Ridge High School. (Carolina Blue)
Roy Williams Offers 2017 SF Kevin KnoxThe Tar Heel staff had watched Kevin Knox last summer on the travel circuit, and Steve Robinson made an evaluation trip to Tampa Catholic in September, but Wednesday was the first time Roy Williams made a trip exclusively to see Knox. He clearly liked what he saw. Williams followed up that visit with a call to Knox on Saturday to offer him a UNC scholarship. (Inside Carolina)
Seventh Woods puts on show in season-opening winSeventh Woods scored 25 points, many in spectacular fashion, to lead Hammond to a season-opening 71-60 win over conference foe Wilson Hall on Tuesday. The 6-2 UNC signee delighted the home crowd with four dunks and two buzzer-beaters — a 35-footer to end the first quarter and a 45-footer at the halftime buzzer — and figured big with 11 points during a 17-0 Skyhawks run. (Midlands HS Sports)
Roy Williams watches 2017 5-star SF Kevin KnoxUNC coach Roy Williams and assistant Steve Robinson were in Clearwater, FL on Wednesday watching 2017 5-star small forward Kevin Knox (Tampa, FL/Tampa Catholic). Per the 247Sports Composite rankings, Knox is ranked as the No. 3 small forward and the No. 13 overall prospect in the 2017 class. Knox finished with 32 points, 13 rebounds, three dunks, six blocks, three steals, and two assists. (Carolina Blue)
Video: Tar Heels Eyeing Potential Backcourt RecruitsNorth Carolina boasts a very solid perimeter nucleus going forward, but the Tar Heels remain on the hunt for another 2016 wing and will look to supplement the roster with junior guards as well.
North Carolina Remains Active With 2016 Frontcourt Recruiting (video)North Carolina reeled in a nationally heralded class last week but continues to work toward signing another big man in the spring. The Heels remain a contender for aggressive center Udoka Azubuike and will seek to add further targets over the next several months. (Inside Carolina)
Brandon Robinson Celebrates Joining UNCBrandon Robinson officially became a member of the UNC Basketball program after faxing in his National Letter of Intent last week. On Monday, teammates, friends and family helped Robinson celebrate the milestone during a ceremony inside the Douglas County High School gym. “It's an amazing feeling,” Robinson said. "I'm just blessed to be in this position. All my hard work has paid off." (Inside Carolina)
Brandon Robinson to play in Charlotte holiday tournamentThe third annual Hoodie’s House National High School Hoops Classic will be played Dec. 28-30 at Providence Day. The tournament was previously played at Ardrey Kell....Also in the boys field is reigning tournament champion John Carroll (Md.) and Georgia powerhouse Douglas County, which features 6-foot-5 senior Brandon Robinson, a North Carolina recruit ranked among the nation’s top 75 seniors. (Charlotte Observer)
Reactions: Seventh Woods commits to UNCNorth Carolina added a key piece to their 2016 recruiting class when 6-1 four-star shooting guard Seventh Woods (Columbia, SC/Hammond School) committed to UNC on Wednesday. Check out reactions from current and former UNC players and Seventh himself. (Carolina Blue)
Video: Udoka Azubuike Summer Highlights2015 Summer highlights of class of 2016 4-star center Udoka Azubuike. Azubuike, from Jacksonville, Florida, holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina and is also seriously considering Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky and NC State.
Video: Seventh Woods is a Tar HeelSeventh Woods, the 6'2" guard from South Carolina will join North Carolina as part of the class of 2016.
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailTuesday, February 02, 2016|
At Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada watching 2017 4-star power forward P.J. WashingtonFriday, January 29, 2016
Watching 2018 3-star small forward Jairus Hamilton play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NC.Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Watching 2017 PF Wendell Carter play against Pace Academy in Atlanta, GASaturday, January 23, 2016
Visiting 2017 5-star small forward Kevin Knox at Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa, FLSunday, January 17, 2016
Watching 2016 4-star center Udoka Azubuike at the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, MA
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