UNC signees Coby White, Nassir Little to play BallIsLife All-American gameTwo Carolinas stars will play in the eighth annual Ballislife All-America game Saturday in Norwalk, CA. UNC signee Coby White and Kansas recruit Devon Dotson will play in the game, which will feature 20 players ranked in ESPN's 2018 top 100. The game will also feature UNC signee Nassir Little, who was MVP of the McDonald's All-American game and Jordan Brand Classic. (Charlotte Observer)
Who the coaches were watching Sunday in IndianapolisJeremiah Robinson-Earl drew head coaches from Oklahoma, and Arizona, along with assistants from Virginia, Notre Dame, Stanford, North Carolina, and UCLA. Zach Harvey played in front of head coaches from Oklahoma, Arizona, Louisville, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, along with assistants from Stanford, UNC, UCLA, Notre Dame, Memphis, and Kansas. (Rivals.com)
Video: Cole Anthony Nike EYBL Session 2 HighlightsHighlights of 2019 point guard Cole Anthony from this past weekend's Nike EYBL event in Indianapolis, Indiana. Anthony is rated as the top junior point guard in the country. And, although he doesn't yet hold a scholarship offer from UNC, coach Roy Williams was on hand to watch Anthony for the second weekend in a row.
Who were the coaches watching Saturday in Indianapolis?After landing an offer from Duke earlier week, R.J. Hampton was watched by assistants from the Blue Devils and Texas A&M, along with Texas’ Shaka Smart and UNC’s Roy Williams. Roy Williams, Washington’s Mike Hopkins, Wake Forest’s Danny Manning, Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton and NC State’s Kevin Keatts saw Wendell Moore, as did assistants from Ohio State and Duke. (Rivals.com)
UNC Among 5 Schools Prioritizing Jalen WilsonTop 40 forward Jalen Wilson isn't saying that he's down to five schools, but he did say on Saturday at the Adidas Gauntlet that five programs appear to be prioritizing him. The skilled forward said that Baylor, Kansas, Marquette, Michigan and North Carolina have been putting in the most work. Not surprisingly, all five of those programs were on hand to watch him Saturday. (Rivals.com)
Five-star forward Matthew Hurt hands out the post in-home visit awardsWe caught up with Matthew Hurt, a five-star forward who recently hosted North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Minnesota, Indiana, UCLA and Memphis for in-home visits. And the award for best story goes to: “UNC. (Roy Williams) told a lot of stories about Michael Jordan and how he comes back there and is involved there. I just liked hearing about Michael Jordan a lot.” (USA Today)
Who the coaches were watching Friday in IndianapolisOn one court was Vernon Carey, Rivals’ top-ranked junior, with UNC’s Roy Williams, Miami’s Jim Larranaga and assistants from Kentucky and Duke on hand. Armando Bacot: Virginia Tech, VCU, North Carolina, Duke, Virginia; James Wiseman: Memphis (Penny Hardaway); Isaac Okoro: Texas A&M (Billy Kennedy), Auburn, Wake Forest, Missouri, Rutgers. (Rivals.com)
The Latest on Vernon Carey's RecruitmentVernon Carey is, indeed, still very much open to the recruiting process. “You hear that Roy Williams was down watching practice and the next thing you know it’s, ‘He’s going to Carolina.’ And then the next week, Coach K is coming down and, ‘Oh, he’s going to Duke.’ “He’s just going to take his time, see how everything plays out,” his coach, Adrian Sosa, said. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail FridayRoy Williams was at the Nike EYBL event in Indianapolis on Friday watching a number of UNC's top basketball recruits. Among those he and assistant Hubert Davis watched were 2019 PF Armando Bacot (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 CG Cole Anthony, 2019 SF Juwan Gary, and 2020 SF Scottie Barnes.
Josh Nickelberry Updates His RecruitmentIn a win over the Michigan Mustangs on Friday, Josh Nickelberry, a four-star shooting guard in the 2019 class from North Carolina, had his perimeter stroke going. It’s that ability to fill it up from deep that has programs such as Louisville, NC State, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest in the mix for his signature when he’s ready to sign. (Rivals.com)
Cole Anthony remains mum on his recruitmentEven as his senior year approaches, Cole Anthony remains mum on his recruitment. Considered the nation’s top point guard in the 2019 class, Anthony, the son of former NBA guard and UNLV star Greg Anthony, said his dad has been helping him with the recruiting process and isn’t interested in commenting on any school in particular. (Kansas City Star)
Jordan Brown Leaves UNC Out Of Top 3Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels weren’t immediately involved in the recruitment of 2018 power forward Jordan Brown. They just recently showed interest a few weeks back. But on Thursday, 247 Sports recruiting analyst Evan Daniels tweeted that Brown has a Top 3 of Cal, Arizona and Nevada. Williams hadn’t offered Brown yet and at this point it’s unlikely. (Keeping It Heel)
Sacha Killeya-Jones among this offseason's top transfersSacha Killeya-Jones is looking to jump-start a college career that never quite got off the ground as minutes were tough to come by at Kentucky due to the program's frontcourt depth. The 6-foot-9 forward has been silent regarding his recruitment this spring, but we know North Carolina, NC State, Pitt, Georgetown and a number of others along the East Coast are in the mix. (Rivals.com)
Video: Matthew Hurt Adidas Gauntlet Indianapolis HighlightsHighlights of 2019 forward Matthew Hurt at the Adidas Gauntlet event in Indianapolis, Indiana this past weekend. Hurt, who holds a UNC offer, averaged 19 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, helping lead the D1 Minnesota 17s to a 4-0 record. Hurt was watched by UNC coach Roy Williams on Sunday.
Video: Cole Anthony EYBL Dallas HighlightsCole Anthony, the top-ranked point guard in the 2019 basketball recruiting class put on a show this past weekend at the Nike EYBL event in Dallas, Texas. North Carolina coach Roy Williams was on hand for an in-person evaluation, and one has to think that a scholarship offer may be forthcoming from the Tar Heels in the near future.
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailSunday, June 17, 2018|
Hosting 2020 power forward Day'Ron Sharpe (UNC offer) on an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill, NC6/14/2018 - 6/15/2018
Watching Coby White, Cole Anthony, Armando Bacot, Matthew Hurt, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl play in the FIBA Americas Men's U18 Championship in Ontario, CanadaSunday, April 29, 2018
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer), 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 SG Josiah James, 2020 PF Isaiah Todd (UNC offer), and 2020 PF Day'Ron Sharpe in Atlanta, GA4/27/2018 - 4/28/2018
Watching 2019 PF Armando Bacot (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 CG Cole Anthony, 2019 SF Keion Brooks, 2019 SF Juwan Gary, 2020 SF Scottie Barnes, and 2021 PG Carter Whitt at the Nike EYBL even in Indianapolis, INTuesday, April 24, 2018
Hosting 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot (UNC offer) on an unofficial visit to UNC
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