P.J. Washington, John Petty package deal 'very possible'Five-star prospects P.J. Washington (UNC offer) and John Petty of Team Penny are two of the top basketball recruits in the 2017 class. Is it possible they remain teammates at the college level? In a video interview with Krossover TV, Washington says it's 'very possible.' "I feel like I could play with John in college. I feel like it's very possible. It might happen." (247 Sports)
Devon Dotson, Coby White tie for top recruit in N.C. 2018 clasProvidence Day junior point guard Devon Dotson and Wilson Greenfield’s Coby White are tied at No. 1 in the latest Phenom Hoop Report rankings for high school basketball recruits in the N.C. class of 2018. Earlier this summer, White received an offer to play at UNC and committed to the Tar Heels a few days later. Dotson has more than a dozen offers, including UNC. (Charlotte Observer)
Cox Mill’s Wendell Moore Jr. is the state’s top basketball recruit in the class of 2019Cox Mill High’s Wendell Moore is the No. 1 recruit in North Carolina among rising sophomores, according to the Phenom Hoop Report, a regional recruiting service. In February, he picked up an offer from North Carolina, a rare freshman to get an offer from Tar Heels coach Roy Williams. Moore also has offers from Charlotte, Georgia, N.C. State, Tennessee and Wake Forest. (Charlotte Observer)
Romeo Langford Lists UNC in Top 10The No. 2 player in the class of 2018 is starting to narrow his sights. New Albany (Indiana) guard Romeo Langford announced a top 10 Tuesday. The 247Sports Composite five-star guard named Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, N.C. State, Purdue, Vanderbilt and UCLA as the schools standing out for him at the moment. (247 Sports)
Roy Williams offers 2017 5-star SF Jarred VanderbiltNorth Carolina continues to offer 2017 recruits as the Tar Heels attempt to lock down a few more commitments for the 2017 class. The move now is for 2017 small forward Jarred Vanderbilt (Bellaire, TX/Victory Prep), a 6-8 five-star prospect from Texas. UNC offered Vanderbilt last week, InsideCarolina.com reported on Tuesday. (Carolina Blue)
Jericho Sims gets Kansas offer; North Carolina next?If the Minnesota Gophers want senior Jericho Sims, they will now have to beat out at least one national championship contender. The Kansas Jayhawks started following Sims last year, but they saw enough during the open July evaluation period to make him a priority. North Carolina is showing increased interest. And the word is an offer from the Tar Heels could be coming soon. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Video: Jalek Felton is a Floor GeneralJalek Felton is a 6'3 point guard, ranked #24 overall in 2017 by ESPN. He is committed to North Carolina and will play at Gray Collegiate Academy for his senior year.
Kris Wilkes Cuts List to Five, Eliminates UNCNow the real battle begins for highly-sought basketball prospect Kris Wilkes. The North Central (Indianapolis) standout, ranked No. 15 on the 247sports national composite, cut his list to five schools on Sunday. Wilkes said he’d consider Indiana, Illinois, UCLA, UConn and Xavier moving forward. “I think it came down to having strong relationships with those schools,” Wilkes said. (Indianapolis Star)
Analysis: UNC recruit PF Isaiah Stokes2017 power forward Isaiah Stokes emerged as a UNC target a few weeks after the July evaluation period. The 6-8, 285-pound recruit from Tennessee earned an offer from UNC on Aug. 2, becoming one of a few big men the TAr Heels are targeting for this cycle. A former elite offensive tackle (holds multiple SEC offers) who decided to focus solely on basketball, Stokes is a unique recruit. (Carolina Blue)
UNC Basketball Recruits Named to 2016 Under Armour Elite 24 RosterThe rosters for the Elite 24 all-star game in Brooklyn have been announced, and there are some pretty big names on the list. UNC recruits on the list include Jalek Felton (UNC commit), Zion Williamson (offered), Devon Dotson (offered), and Kevin Knox (offered). The game will be played on August 20 in New York City at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 2. (Zag's Blog)
Video: New P.J. Washington HighlightsHighlights from 2017 5-star power forward P.J. Washington, who holds an offer from North Carolina and is considering the Tar Heels along with Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, N.C. State, Texas, UCLA and UNLV.
Video: North Carolina commit Jalek Felton can do it allJalek Felton, nephew of NBA star Raymond Felton, has already decided to follow in his uncle’s footsteps with his college decision. He will attend UNC and appears perfectly capable of having a similar impact on the program. As this video from CourtsideFilms.com shows, Felton is an able scorer, great leaper, and an electric player with the ball in his hands. (USA Today)
Analysis: UNC five-star SF target Kris WilkesUNC has moved quickly with 2017 small forward Kris Wilkes, offering on July 27 shortly after it was known that the elite recruit was narrowing down his list. A 6-7, 190-pound five-star recruit from Indiana, Wilkes is set to release a top five this weekend. Wilkes has scheduled an official visit to UNC for Aug. 26-28. Based on that, it seems likely the Tar Heels will again make the cut. (Carolina Blue)
Providence Day guard Devon Dotson invited to national all-star gameProvidence Day junior point guard Devon Dotson has been invited to play in the Under Armour Elite 24 basketball showcase in New York. Dotson, 17, who played for Team Charlotte on the Under Armour circuit this summer, is one of 24 high school players invited to play outdoors at the Brooklyn Bridge. The 11th Elite 24 game will be broadcast live on ESPNU at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20. (Charlotte Observer)
UNC Offers 2018 SG Romeo LangfordNorth Carolina offered big-time 2018 shooting guard Romeo Langford, Langford announced on Twitter. Langford, a 6-4, 185-pound 5-star recruit, who is rated the No. 2 overall player in the class by Rivals.com, got a phone call from Roy Williams, and the offer was extended. Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville and UCLA have also offered Langford. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailMonday, October 17, 2016|
On an in home visit with 2017 5 star PF P.J. Washington in Henderson, NVWednesday, October 05, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manley (UNC offer) in Pickerington, OHTuesday, September 27, 2016
Watching 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, SC.Monday, September 26, 2016
Visiting 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manly in Pickerington, OHSaturday, September 24, 2016
Hosting P.J. Washington (official visit), Coby White, David McCormack, Wendell Moore, and Christian Brown on visits to Chapel Hill.
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