Three-Point Ace Andrew Platek Commits to UNCA month after visiting Chapel Hill, Andrew Platek decided to end his recruitment. The 6-4 senior guard from Northfield (Mass.) Mount Hermon chose the Tar Heels over offers from Indiana, Stanford, Miami and others. Platek took an unofficial visit to UNC on June 13 and raved about the experience. "It's an unbelievable place," he said. "It was a gorgeous day outside so the campus looked even better than normal." (Inside Carolina)
5-Star PF Wendell Carter Lists UNC Among Top-8Five-star power forward Wendell Carter has cut his list of schools down to eight, as announced through his Twitter account on Monday. Carter, the No. 4 overall rated player according to the 247Sports Composite, will choose between the likes of Arizona, California, Duke, Harvard, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky and North Carolina. (Carolina Blue)
Three Observations from the Under Armour Association FinalsAt the the UAA Finals, Jalek Felton gave some outstanding efforts, including the best individual game I saw all week in which he went for 31 points on an array of high-level moves. But Felton is also so flashy that it costs him some possessions as he tries some ridiculous passes and shots that he has no business attempting in a competitive basketball game. (NBC Sports)
Collin Sexton cuts list, includes UNCCollin Sexton has announced his top ten list of schools. Sexton has emerged as the biggest breakout star of the Class of 2017. He went from being targeted as a mid-major recruit to being a potential top ten player in the class. The ten schools: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Kansas, North Carolina, NC State, Oklahoma State and Villanova. (NBC Sports)
Jalek Felton has impressive performance at UA Association FinalsUNC commit Jalek Felton continues to impress in AAU ball this summer and his latest performance shows that. The class of 2017 point guard Felton helped lead “Team Felton” to two big wins on the second day of the Under Armour Association Finals in Atlanta. Felton scored a team-high 21 points in a 72-66 win over Earl Watson Elite and then 16 points in a 82-80 win over Florida Elite. (Keeping It Heel)
adidas Gaunlet Finale Recap: Weatherspoon, Williamson2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon was electric with his pull-up J, was an elite finisher in transition, and put the clamps on defensively. Ranked around #75 in the nation by most, Weatherspoon is vastly underrated and should be in the mix for a McDonald’s All-American selection. Also, If you need someone to win you a game today, there may not be anyone better than Zion Williamson. (SLAM Online)
Video: Mohamed Bamba Peach Jam HighlightsHighlights of Westtown's (PA) 5-Star power forward Mohamed Bamba at the 2016 Nike EYBL Peach Jam. Bamba holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina and is considering the Tar Heels along with several other high-profile programs.
5-star forward Kevin Knox releases top 10Kevin Knox, the No. 6 overall player in the Class of 2017, has released his top-10 list of schools. Alabama, Arizona, Duke, Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky, LSU, Miami, North Carolina and Villanova are the last teams standing for Knox. The 6-foot-8 small forward won a gold medal with USA Basketball at the FIBA U17 World Championship earlier this month. (247 Sports)
Video: NY2LA Nick Weatherspoon InterviewThe best performance of Friday at the NY2LA Summer came from Mississippi native Nick Weatherspoon (UNC offer), who torched the nets from long distance and showed an impressive scoring arsenal. Schools discussed In the video: NC State, Ohio State, Mississippi State, UNC, and Iowa State
Video: Jalek Felton leads Team Felton comeback against Florida Vipers in UAA FinalsTeam Felton goes head to head against the Florida Vipers in an amazing comeback game during the Under Armour Finals. UNC commit Jalek Felton (#5 in white) finished with 16 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals as Team Felton overcame a 19-point deficit to claim the win.
Video: Andrew Platek 2016 Peach Jam HighlightsHighlights of class of 2017 Northfield Mount Hermon School (Mass.) and Albany City Rocks guard Andrew Platek (UNC offer) in the Nike EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam.
UAA Finals: Devon Dotson DeliversDevon Dotson’s leadership was on full display in Team Charlotte’s 87-67 win over KC Run GMC. Dotson did his fair share of scoring as his jump shot looked as good as ever, but he did a really good job of balancing his roles of scoring and distributing the ball to teammates. “UNC, NC State, Florida, Clemson, Wake Forest, Georgia, and Tennessee are all talking to me.” (Rivals.com)
A look at the top targets for UNC basketball in the class of 2017A slew of the top players and a who’s who of college coaches were gathered at the Peach Jam basketball tournament this past week. Coach Roy Williams was in attendance to watch many of the top recruits for North Carolina. All this recruiting got us thinking about the class of 2017. So let’s take a look at some of the players UNC is targeting. (Tar Heel Blog)
Four-Star PG Nick Weatherspoon Releases Top 10On Thursday morning, 4-star point guard Nick Weatherspoon became one step closer to making his college decision. The elite prospect released his top 10 schools, and his list is quite impressive. In alphabetical order, Weatherspoon's top schools are Georgetown, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, UNC, NC State and Ohio State. (Campus Insiders)
UNC's 2017 Big men targetsNorth Carolina has to sign a big class in 2017. Specifically, the Heels need to sign at least three big men. So, who is UNC targeting? The Tar Heels have offered P.J. Washington, Mohamed Bamba, Wendell Carter, and Jeremiah Tilmon so far. Tilmon committed to Illinois earlier this week. This leaves a few know names with Tar Heel offers and a few more options that UNC is showing definite interest in: (Carolina Blue)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail7/20/2016 - 7/22/2016|
Watching 2017 PG Collin Sexton, 2017 C Nate Watson, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 PF Brandon Huffman, 2017 PG Tremont Waters, 2017 SF Jermaine Samuels, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SG Romeo Langford, 2018 SG Zion Williamson, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 CG Coby White, 2019 SF Wendell Moore, 2019 PF Matthew Hurt in Las Vegas, NVThursday, July 14, 2016
Watching 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2019 PF Christian Brown, and 2019 PG Ashton Hagans at the Champions Classic in Marietta, GA7/14/2016 - 7/15/2016
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2017 C Nate Watson, and 2017 PG Trevon Duval at the Under Armour Association Finals in Cartersville, GATuesday, July 12, 2016
Watching 2017 center Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, and 2017 PG Matt Coleman at Team USA U18 practice in Houston, TXSaturday, July 09, 2016
Watching 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2018 SG Romeo Langford at the adidas Gauntlet Series in Spartanburg, SC
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