Video: Josh Nickelberry scores 30 in front of Roy WilliamsUNC Coach Roy Williams was in attendance to see 2019 shooting guard Josh Nickelberry at Adidas Uprising Gauntlet Dallas. A smooth athlete from Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian School, Nickelberry has offers from UNC, Florida, Georgia, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, and Baylor, among others.
Video: 5-Star SG Romeo Langford Highlights from Dallas Adidas GauntletHighlights of 2018 5-star shooting guard Romeo Langford from this past weekend's adidas Gauntlet series in Dallas, Texas. Langford holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina, and Tar Heels coach Roy Williams was on hand in Dallas to watch Langford in person.
Four-star PG Coby White is focused on dominating the circuit“It is what it is with the rankings,” said Coby White, a point guard at Greenfield (Wilson, N.C.) who is committed to North Carolina. “That’s not something I can change. What I can do is go as hard as possible every time I step on the court and get my team wins. I’m trying to dominate.” To prepare for his hostile EYBL takeover this season, White has been engaging in three-a-days four days a week. (USA Today)
Joey Baker among standouts at Under Armour AssociationIn a matchup with five-star 2018 small forward Khavon Moore, Joey Baker put on an absolute show. He had the jump shot working and had some really nice dunks in transition. Florida, Louisville and Wake Forest are currently showing him the most recruiting attention, but expect North Carolina and Duke to get serious with him. They won’t make it easy to snatch him out of state. (Rivals.com)
Coby White impresses during day one from the Nike EYBLThe first day of the spring evaluation period kicked off on Friday and the Nike EYBL was the place to be. A litany of college coaches was in attendance peering into the future of their sport. Coby White, a four star guard committed to North Carolina, ended the night in impressive fashion, while a slew of others made a similar statement. White was sensational, from tip and until the final buzzer. (Rivals.com)
Video: Zion Williamson vs. Romeo Langford HighlightsZion Williamson and Romeo Langford, two of the top 3 juniors in the nation battled it out Friday night during the first stop of the 2017 Adidas Gauntlet in Dallas, TX. Langford finished with 28 points for 22 Vision while Williamson finished with 26 for SC Supreme in front of UNC assistant Hubert Davis.
Garrison Brooks Commits to North CarolinaIn the end, Garrison Brooks couldn't pass up another opportunity to play at a school he dreamed about as a kid. The 6-9 senior power forward from Auburn (Ala.) High School called Tar Heel head coach Roy Williams and verbally committed to North Carolina on Friday evening. Brooks reemerged last summer after averaging 18 points and eight rebounds for Team Carroll on the adidas circuit. (Inside Carolina)
Zion Williamson, Romeo Langford duel at Adidas GauntletThe matchups don't get much bigger and better than the battle between 2018's No. 2 and No. 3 players Zion Williamson of South Carolina Supreme and Romeo Langford of Twenty Two Vision. Langford went off for 28 points, four rebounds and four assists in a win over Williamson who had 26 points and seven rebounds of his own. The coaching power lined up to watch matched the starpower on the court. (Rivals.com)
Father of Kevin Knox breaks down recruiting pitches by final 5 schoolsFlorida State coach Leonard Hamilton and Kentucky’s John Calipari visited Kevin Knox Tuesday, while North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Missouri’s Cuonzo Martin and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski spent time with the family Wednesday. Knox is expected to announce his college decision between May 1 and 7, according to Knox Sr. who said he has heard many of the pitches and, by now, redundancy is prevalent. (Kansas City Star)
Carolinas players well represented in latest Rivals national basketball rankingsIn the class of 2019, Columbia’s Christian Brown (AC Flora High) is ranked No. 10. Brown is a 6-foot-6, 195-pound five-star recruit. Columbia’s Juwan Gary (Gray Collegiate) is No. 30 He’s a 6-5, 200-pound four-star recruit. Joey Baker of Fayetteville’s Trinity Christian is the highest ranked N.C. player, at No. 37. In the class of 2018, Spartanburg Day’s Zion Williamson is ranked No. 2 nationally. (Charlotte Observer)
Jalek Felton wins three-point shootout at Iverson Roundball ClassicThe inaugural Iverson Roundball Classic is underway, and one of Wednesday night’s bright spots was North Carolina signee Jalek Felton. Felton, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound combo guard out of Gray Collegiate in Columbia, South Carolina, won the three-point shootout by connecting on 15-of-25 three-pointers in the first round and 16-of-25 in the final round. (Keeping It Heel)
Roy Williams does not visit Garrison Brooks on WednesdayIn an unexpected turn of events, Roy Williams did not make the trip to Auburn, Alabama on Wednesday to visit Garrison Brooks, according to a post on Inside Carolina’s premium forum. Williams was scheduled to be in town to visit Brooks, but an unexplained last-minute change of plans occurred. UNC is also scheduled to be in Florida Wednesday to visit Kevin Knox. (Keeping It Heel)
Huffman, Platek, Manley climb 247 Sports basketball recruit rankingsOn Wednesday, 247 Sports released their final list for the 2017 basketball recruiting class. Brandon Huffman was the biggest riser for the Tar Heels in the latest rankings. The 6-foot-9 center jumped 13 spots from No. 97 to No. 84. Guard Andrew Platek climbed the rankings, rising 18 spots from No. 182 to No. 164 and is a three-star composite recruit. Sterling Manley debuted on the list at No. 263. (Keeping It Heel)
Video: 2019 SG Juwan Gary Sophomore Year HighlightsHighlights of 2019 four-star shooting guard Juwan Gary out of Columbia, South Carolina. Gary plays high school ball for Gray Collegiate Academy alongside UNC commit Jalek Felton and is receiving recruiting interest from North Carolina.
UPDATED: Five-star forward Kevin Knox sets in-home visits, including UNCKevin Knox has scheduled five visits for this week. Knox's visits start on Tuesday, when he welcomes Florida State from 6:00 to 7:15 pm. Then Kentucky will come by his house from 8:00 to 9:15. On Wednesday, Knox will have North Carolina, Missouri and Duke in-home. UNC will meet with Knox at 4:15. Missouri is scheduled to be at the Knox house from 6:00 to 7:15. Duke will follow from 8:00 to 9:15. (Scout.com)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail4/22/2017 - 4/23/2017|
Watching 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2020 PF Isaiah Todd, 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2018 SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer), and Armando Bacot in Dallas, TXFriday, April 21, 2017
Watching 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2019 C D.J. Burns, 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, and 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard in Hampton, VAWednesday, April 19, 2017
On an in home visit with 2017 five star SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FLFriday, April 07, 2017
Visiting 2017 UNC signee Jalek Felton and 2019 UNC target Juwan Gary at Gray Collegiate Academy in West Columbia, SCFriday, April 07, 2017
On an in home visit with 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson in Spartanburg, SC
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