Training UNC Signee Seventh WoodsThere are few people that know UNC signee Seventh Woods' game better than his longtime trainer. If you’ve seen Woods play in the last three years, there are a few things you’ve noticed. His rare athleticism sticks out with every highlight-reel dunk. His speed, balance and quickness shine through every steal and come-from-behind block. What you don’t see a lot of is emotion. (Inside Carolina)
Video: New Seventh Woods MixtapeRecent highlights from 2016 North Carolina guard commit Seventh Woods (6-1, Hammond School, Columbia, SC).
Five-star 2017 wing D.J. Harvey discusses recruitmentD.J. Harvey has been a big name in recruiting circles for a couple of years now. Widely considered to be one of the nation's top prospects as a freshman, Harvey has continued to improve his game a could go wire-to-wire as one of the elite players in his class. UNC hasn't offered yet, but Harvey believes it is coming soon, and the Tar Heels will be players in his recruitment when that happens. (Sporting News)
Jairus Hamilton Discusses UNC OfferJairus Hamilton has already received scholarship offers from Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Wake Forest and now North Carolina. He’s unofficially visited Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and UNC. “My family always leaned a little bit to UNC because of their players and history,” Hamilton said. “But now I have to start looking at things not as a fan but as what’s the best basketball decision for me." (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Pace Academy’s Wendell Carter — big and getting biggerWendell Carter has taken one unofficial visit — to Duke. North Carolina coach Roy Williams was in attendance for Carter’s game Tuesday. Kentucky is on the case. So are Georgia and Georgia Tech, and Carter said he’s not averse to giving the locals every consideration. Even Harvard, which doesn’t give athletic scholarships, is intrigued. (He has a 3.8 GPA.) As yet, there’s no short list. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Remarkable rise of Kevin Knox puts him in elite companyKevin Knox's stock has skyrocketed over the past six months to the point where the Tampa Catholic High School small forward is the main attraction. His every move is followed on the basketball court — from awestruck fans to college coaching icons. UNC's Roy Williams flew in to watch one of Knox's games in December. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski came to Tampa for a Crusaders game a week later. (Tampa Bay Times)
Roy Williams Offers N.C. Sophomore Devon DotsonRoy Williams’s early pursuit of the top players in North Carolina continued on Saturday. After North Carolina’s win over Boston College, Williams offered a scholarship to sophomore Devon Dotson. Dotson, a 6-0 point guard from Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day, is the third class of 2018 recruit with a UNC offer, joining UNC commit Rechon Black and wing Jairus Hamilton. (Inside Carolina)
Video: Jairus Hamilton Sophomore Mix TapeSophomore highlights from 2018 small forward Jairus Hamilton (Cannon School, Concord NC). Hamilton recently received a scholarship offer from Roy Williams.
Tar Heels Offer N.C. Sophomore Jairus HamiltonFor the second month in a row, Roy Williams has offered a sophomore from Concord, N.C. Last month, it was Rechon “Leaky” Black. On Saturday it was Jairus Hamilton, sources confirm. Hamilton was already in Chapel Hill on Saturday for North Carolina's game against Boston College. At 6-7, 210 pounds, Hamilton already has the look and physique of a college player. (Inside Carolina)
Seventh Woods honored for 2,000th career pointOn January 5th, UNC commit Seventh Woods scored his 2,000th point for Hammond School. To mark the impressive accomplishment the 6-2 combo guard from South Carolina received a special commemorative basketball. He went to twitter to post a picture of the keepsake. Woods committed to North Carolina on Nov. 11th, joining a 2016 class that includes center Tony Bradley and wing Brandon Robinson. (Carolina Blue)
Potter's House edges Bartow as Bradley, Azubuike face offPotter’s House Christian Academy of Jacksonville, featuring 6-foot-11 Udoka Azubuike, edged Bartow and Tony Bradley, 57-52, on Friday. The 6-foot-10 Bradley, who will play collegiately at North Carolina, scored a game-high 18 points. Azubuike, who announced Thursday that he will attend Kansas next season, put up 10 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks to lift the Lions to the victory. (The Ledger)
Roy Williams watching two underclassmen FridayNorth Carolina head coach Roy Williams and Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning will watch the same pair of 2018 prospects Friday night according to recruiting analyst Rick Lewis. Devon Dotson is a 6-1 point guard from Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day School. A 6-8, 209-pound forward from Concord (N.C.) Cannon High School, Jarius Hamilton is ranked No. 75 in the Top247. (247 Sports)
Five-star center Udoka Azubuike commits to KansasHighly regarded recruit Udoka Azubuike, a 6-foot-11, 275-pound high school senior, committed to Kansas on Thursday night. A five-star prospect, he picked the Jayhawks over North Carolina and Florida State during a televised announcement on ESPNU. "I just have that good feel I'm going to be productive at Kansas," Azubuike said on the ESPNU special. (Fayetteville Observer)
Udoka Azubuike ready to announceTop 30 ranked big man Udoka Azubuike will announce his college decision Thursday evening at 6 p.m. ET on ESPNU according to analyst Reggie Rankin. Officially Florida State, Kansas and North Carolina are the contenders for Azubuike, but word has been circulating, however, that Florida State has moved on. There is a sense of confidence on both the Kansas and UNC side. (247 Sports)
Roy Williams watches elite big man Wendell CarterNorth Carolina head coach Roy Williams watched Wendell Carter of Atlanta (Ga.) Pace Academy put up a double-double last night, according to multiple analysts at the game. A 6-10, 258-pound center, Carter is ranked No. 2 in the 2017 247Sports Composite. Duke is currently considered the frontrunner in his recruitment. (247 Sports)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailFriday, January 29, 2016|
Watching 2018 3-star small forward Jairus Hamilton play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NC.Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Watching 2017 PF Wendell Carter play against Pace Academy in Atlanta, GASaturday, January 23, 2016
Visiting 2017 5-star small forward Kevin Knox at Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa, FLSunday, January 17, 2016
Watching 2016 4-star center Udoka Azubuike at the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, MASaturday, January 16, 2016
Watching 2016 UNC commits Tony Bradley and Brandon Robinson at the Wally Keller Invitational in Punta Gorda, FL.
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