Simi Shittu eyeing December decisionSimi Shittu has taken only one official visit — to Vanderbilt — and he enjoyed it. “It is a great school and I had a great visit,” he told Rivals. “It was good. I am still in contact with UNC a little bit. We are still just talking about when I am going to make my decision.” Shittu did not take his scheduled official to North Carolina Nov. 10 after the Tar Heels landed a pledge from Nassir Little. (Zag's Blog)
Video: Nassir Little Opening Game HighlightsRonaldo Segu and Nassir Little (#10 in purple) look to repeat as state champions at Orlando Christian Prep. Segu is a 6'0 PG committed to Buffalo and Nassir Little is a 6'8 5 Star SF committed to UNC and is considered a top ten senior in the Country. Segu and Little fought hard for the comeback win over University School at Hagerty HS.
5-star SF Wendell Moore still talking with Tar HeelsDuring Rechon Black’s signing ceremony last week, Wendell Moore spoke with Rivals’ Deana King. While the interview was brief, he discussed his relationship with the Tar Heels since he altered his recruiting timeline. And it sounds like UNC is still in the thick of things. “I still talk to them a lot,” Moore told King. “I’m going to go visit there sometime soon and get to a game.” (DieHards.com)
Video: Coby White with 36 points, 12 assists, 7 rebounds vs. RavenscroftA battle of NCISAA powers hit Wilson, NC on Wednesday as 1A Greenfield hosted 3A Ravenscroft. UNC commit, Coby White, went off for 36 points, 12 assists, and 7 rebounds for Greenfield including a crazy scoring streak to tie the game at halftime. Greenfield School fell 90-68 in a Ravenscroft win.
Zion Williamson among group of top 2018 recruits to sign in springThe Zion Williamson Sweepstakes will extend into the spring. Williamson, the 6-foot-5 forward from Spartanburg (S.C.) Day, will sign his National Letter of Intent in the spring, his stepfather said Thursday morning. Ranked the No. 2 prospect on the 2018 ESPN 100, Williamson is considering Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Clemson and South Carolina. (Zag's Blog)
Video: Jeremiah Francis Early-Season HighlightsHighlights of 2019 North Carolina point guard commit Jeremiah Francis at the recent Lima (Ohio) Mega Scrimmage.
Video: Zion Williamson Scores 45 in Season Opener - Game HighlightsTop 2018 North Carolina basketball recruit Zion Williamson scored a game-high 45 points in his team's season-opening game, but his Spartanburg Day School squad fell to Christ School (Arden, NC) 70-62 on the road in front of a rowdy sellout crowd.
Roy Williams Provides More Insight on UNC's 2018 Signing ClassOn Wednesday North Carolina signed the No. 1-ranked class in the country. The 2018 Tar Heel class features three dynamic perimeter players who could have an immediate impact next season. UNC released initial quotes from coach Roy Williams last Wednesday. On Monday during his radio show, Williams spoke more in-depth on Nassir Little, Rechon Black, and Coby White. (Inside Carolina)
Report Card: Breaking down the early basketball signings in the ACCNorth Carolina: A. Nassir Little is the highest-ranked Tar Heel signee since Harrison Barnes, and he’s joined by two really talented four-star recruits. Now, all eyes turn to the Zion Williamson chase. Clemson, Duke and North Carolina are all in the mix for the No. 2 player in the 2018 class. UNC and Duke help their chances of winning another national title if they can reel him in. (Rivals.com)
Roy Williams Visiting Zion Williamson AgainNorth Carolina has one remaining target in the 2018 basketball recruiting class -- Zion Williamson -- and Roy Williams' full court press continues. The UNC coach was at Spartanburg (S.C.) Day School on Tuesday morning to see the 6-6, 272-pound forward, his family confirmed to Inside Carolina. This is Williams's second visit to Spartanburg Day this month. (Inside Carolina)
Nassir Little Signing Day VideoOn Saturday, Nassir Little celebrated becoming a Tar Heel. Joined by family and friends, Little shared a video celebrating his life and young basketball career. Scout's No. 10 overall player in the senior class, Little is Roy Williams’ highest-rated commit since Justin Jackson signed with UNC from the class of 2014. Little picked the Tar Heels over Georgia Tech, Arizona, Miami and Duke. (Inside Carolina)
Roy Williams Watches 2019 Forward Alonzo GaffneyFour days after signing North Carolina's best class in four seasons, Roy Williams was back on the recruiting trail on Sunday. The Tar Heel head coach traveled to Cleveland to see 2019 forward Alonzo Gaffney practice. "Alonzo is a very talented forward who saw his stock soar during July," said recruiting analyst Brian Snow. It's that upside that has attracted the UNC coaching staff. (Inside Carolina)
Rechon Black, Wendell Moore help make Cox Mill No. 1 in Observer’s preseason Sweet 16In addition to a team with Wendell Moore, a top 30 national recruit, and Caleb Stone-Carrawell, son of former Duke star Chris Carrawell, the Chargers have added a high-profile transfer. UNC signee Rechon Black, a 6-foot-8 guard who played at Montverde Academy last season, has returned to his hometown and enrolled at Cox Mill. He will join Moore, who’s also being recruited by the Tar Heels. (Charlotte Observer)
Romeo Langford cuts list to 3, eliminates North CarolinaThree college basketball programs still have a shot to sign Romeo Langford. The New Albany five-star shooting guard announced Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt as his three finalists on Saturday, eliminating North Carolina and UCLA from the schools in his final five. Langford has previously said he will wait until the spring signing period to make his final decision. (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Recruiting analysts weigh in on the Zion Williamson sweepstakesWho do you think will win the Zion Williamson sweepstakes and why? Ask me this question two weeks ago and I would say Kentucky. Now, my certainty has begun to diminish. Do I believe the Wildcats remain in a strong spot for the five-star forward? I sure do, but Duke is a program that is not getting enough attention, nor is its rival at UNC. Let's not discount Clemson either. (Rivals.com)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailThursday, January 18, 2018|
On an in home visit with 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson (UNC offer) in Spartanburg, SCSunday, January 07, 2018
Watching 2019 5 star small forward Precious Achiuwa at St. Benedict's game in Union, NJSaturday, December 30, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White and 2019 5 star PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer) at the John Wall Invitational in Raleigh, NCThursday, December 28, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC PG signee Rechon Black and 2019 SF recruit Wendell Moore (UNC offer) at the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, SCTuesday, December 19, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC SF signee Nassir Little, 2019 PF Vernon Carey, and 2018 PF James Wiseman at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, FL
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