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Video: Highlights of 2020 UNC commit Day'Ron Sharpe

Shortly after the NBPA Top 100 Camp, UNC landed a commitment from Day'Ron Sharpe, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward from Winterville (N.C.) South Central. Sharpe is the 70th-rated 2020 recruit in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, although 247Sports ranks Sharpe at 47th. Sharpe has good size, length, toughness, athleticism and a strong motor. (247 Sports)

UNC recruit Jeremiah Robinson-Earl transferring to IMG Academy

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has decided to leave Bishop Miege and transfer to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. for his senior year of high school. Robinson-Earl, the son of former Kansas and LSU basketball player Lester Earl, is a 6-9 power forward ranked as the No. 14 recruit in the rising senior class. UNC coach Roy Williams, who coached Lester Earl at KU, has offered Robinson-Earl. (Kansas City Star)

Matthew Hurt Discusses Recruiting, U.S. U18 Experience

The U.S. 18U team was coached by Bill Self, who is the head coach at Kansas. Matthew Hurt, one of the top players in the class of 2019, is still undecided about his college future, but he enjoyed playing for Self in the tournament. But does that put Kansas at top of Hurt’s college list? “No, that’s not true,” Hurt said. “I think every coach has the same chance right now.” (Rochester Post Bulletin)

UNC, Duke gauging interest in 2019 PG D.J. Carton

Bill Self from Kansas was the head coach of the USA U18 team, so he’s very familiar with what 2019 4-star PG D.J. Carton can do on the floor and they have remained in contact. While he hasn’t heard directly from UNC and Duke, both schools have reached out to parties close to him to gauge interest and to say they will likely be watching during the July evaluation period. (Rivals.com)

Australian Shooting Guard On UNC's Radar

Australian native Josh Green is one of the best Australian prospects in the last decade. The 6-5 junior who plays with IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, is the 16th rated junior in America according to Rivals.com. And now, his interest in being recruited by UNC is being reciprocated by the staff in Chapel Hill according to his AAU director, Ryan Silver, and high school coach, Sean McAloon. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Wendell Moore, Vernon Carey Named to 2018 USA Basketball U17 World Cup Team

The roster for the 2018 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Cup Team was finalized Thursday after six days of training camp at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Players with UNC offers making he final roster include Wendell Moore (Cox Mill H.S./Charlotte, N.C.) and Vernon Carey (University School/Southwest Ranches, Fla.). (USA Basketball)

Five-star wing Wendell Moore on track for a November signing

Wendell Moore, the top-ranked 2019 recruit in North Carolina, has continued to show why he is so highly regarded at the USA Basketball under-17 trials this week. The 6-foot-4 wing recently cut his list to North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest, NC State and South Carolina, and he has scheduled four official visits. He hopes to make a decision before his senior season begins. (Rivals.com)

Vernon Carey Jr. Gunning For Second Gold, Planning Visits

After the summer Vernon Carey, Jr. plans to take some official visits. "I think once the college season starts up, I'm probably going to take a visit to Duke and Kentucky [for their Midnight Madness events] in October," he said. As for the other schools, "I don't have anything planned right now but I'll probably visit Miami and UNC since I already visited Michigan State." (Flo Hoops)

Four-star center Mark Williams should be high-priority recruit in 2020 class

Mark Williams' potential is hard to match, even for some of his peers in the Rivals150. The 6-foot-10 center has plenty of room for growth, and college programs have taken note. Virginia Tech, Virginia, Oklahoma State, VCU, Clemson, Georgetown, Wake Forest and Stanford have all offered Williams, he told Rivals.com, and North Carolina has begun to show interest. (Rivals.com)

What kind of player is UNC getting in big man Day’Ron Sharpe?

South Central forward Day’Ron Sharpe (6-9, 220) committed to his dream school Sunday, verbally committing to UNC. Sharpe is the first Roy Williams commit in the class of 2020. In his sophomore season, Sharpe averaged 14.3 points per game and 9.3 rebounds. He also had offers from Virginia, East Carolina and Georgetown. But the big man grew up a Carolina fan. (Charlotte Observer)

High-scoring Coby White ready for shot at UNC point guard role

No one questions whether Coby White is good enough to help North Carolina immediately as a freshman. Rather, the pressing question as White heads to campus this week is this: can the McDonald's All-American from Wilson, NC who scored more points than any high school player in state history help the Tar Heels replace departed point guard Joel Berry II? (Associated Press)

Emptying the notebook after USA U17 trials

2019 wing Wendell Moore played a tough brand of basketball, competed on both ends and went to the glass. While he’s known for his defense, he also worked in multiple mid-range jump shots during the competitive scrimmages on Sunday. At 6-foot-10, 277-pounds, Vernon Carey can clear out space and has impressive touch and scoring ability on the block. (247 Sports)

Finalists Named for 2018 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Cup Team

After three days of training camp that began with 30 hopefuls on June 15 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 18 finalists for the 2018 USA Basketball Men’s U17 World Cup have been unveiled. Among the finalists with North Carolina offers are Wendell Moore (Cox Mill H.S./Charlotte, N.C.) and Vernon Carey (University School/Southwest Ranches, Fla.). (USA Basketball)

Day'Ron Sharpe Commits to UNC

The second visit was enough for Day'Ron Sharpe. The Winterville (N.C.) South Central rising junior post player committed to Roy Williams and the Tar Heels on Sunday evening while visiting the Chapel Hill campus. "We weren't expecting it, and it kind of came out of the blue," said Derrick Sharpe about his son's commitment. "He told Coach Williams and Coach was just really excited about it." (Inside Carolina)

Coby White Scores 11 as USA U18 Team Beats Canada to Win Gold

The USA withstood an early run from Canada and dominated the final 36 minutes to claim a 113-74 victory and the 2018 FIBA Americas Men’s U18 Championship gold medal Saturday in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Cole Anthony led the way with 18 points while UNC signee Coby White added 11. White, Anthony, and Quentin Grimes (MVP) were named to the All-Tournament team. (USA Basketball)

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Where's Roy?
Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Hosting 2020 power forward Day'Ron Sharpe (UNC offer) on an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill, NC

6/14/2018 - 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, Canada

Sunday, 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, GA

4/27/2018 - 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, IN

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Hosting 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot (UNC offer) on an unofficial visit to UNC

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Armando Bacot2019 C
Will Baker2019 C
Keion Brooks2019 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl2019 PF
Jeremiah Francis2019 PG
Day'Ron Sharpe2020 PF

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