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UNC Women's Basketball Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Women's Basketball Recruiting.

UNC Women's Basketball Signs Dazia Powell

The UNC women's basketball team has added Dazia Powell for the upcoming 2017-18 season, announced Thursday by coach Sylvia Hatchell. Powell, a McDonald's All-American nominee and an academic all-conference selection, is a 5-10 guard from Raleigh's (N.C.) Millbrook High School and club programs: Carolina All-Stars, Hoop Dreams Athletics and NC Zoom. (GoHeels.com)

Millbrook's Dazia Powell Commits to UNC Women's Basketball

Millbrook High School's Dazia Powell will play college basketball in the Atlantic Coast Conference. According to Millbrook girls basketball coach Chris East, Powell verbally committed to North Carolina on Friday. Powell had previously committed to Old Dominion, but she received a release from the school after coach Karen Barefoot left for UNC-Wilmington. (High School OT)

UNC Signee Janelle Bailey Invited To USA Basketball U19 Team Trials

UNC women's basketball signee Janelle Bailey is among 33 of the nation's top 19-and-unders who have accepted invitations to attend the 2017 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Cup Team trials May 18-21 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Bailey previously won a bronze medal as a member of the 2016 USA U17 World Championship Team. (GoHeels.com)

UNC signees Jalek Felton, Jaelynn Murray named South Carolina Mr. and Ms. Basketball

Mr. Basketball in South Carolina is Gray Collegiate Academy’s Jalek Felton. Felton, who signed with UNC, played in the Jordan Brand All-American game and is the nephew of former Tar Heels point guard Raymond Felton. Ms. Basketball in South Carolina is Dreher High’s Jaelynn Murray, who signed with UNC and was also chosen state player of the year. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC signees Jalek Felton, Jaelynn Murray named SC Gatorade Players of Year

Jalek Felton was named South Carolina Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year on Monday. Felton is the 11th Midlands player to win the award, which began in 1986. His selection gives the Midlands a sweep in the state’s top two awards with Dreher’s Jaelynn Murray winning the girls player of the year last week. Felton and Murray are signed to play with North Carolina. (The State)

UNC Women's Basketball Signee Janelle Bailey Selected For McDonald's All-American Game

UNC women's basketball signee Janelle Bailey was selected for the 16th annual girls McDonald’s All American Game that will take place March 29 at the United Center in Chicago and televised on ESPN. Bailey, from Charlotte, N.C. (Providence Day School), will showcase her talents for the East team during the nation’s premier high school basketball all-star event. (GoHeels.com)

Get To Know UNC Women's Basketball Signee Leah Church

Stephanie Watts is undoubtably recognized as one of the top sharp shooters in women’s college basketball today. You need to look no further than the record-setting 10 shots she made from long distance in one game earlier this season to confirm that notion. Joining Watts and the Tar Heel hoop squad next year is another three-point ringer in the name of Leah Church (GoHeels.com)

Leah Church fulfills dream, signs with UNC Women's Basketball

Surrounded by her family, friends, teammates and coaches, Leah Church signed her national letter of intent to play basketball at UNC. She’s been a Tar Heel fan her whole life and first met UNC Coach Sylvia Hatchell when she was seven years old at basketball camp in Chapel Hill. Next winter, she’ll have the chance to suit up for Hatchell in Carmichael Auditorium. (Wilkes Journal-Patriot)

UNC Women's Basketball Signs Three On National Signing Day

Three high school seniors have signed National Letters of Intent to play women’s basketball for the University of North Carolina, announced Wednesday by head coach Sylvia Hatchell. The three members of the class of 2021 are Janelle Bailey of Matthews, North Carolina, Leah Church of Purlear, North Carolina and Jaelynn Murray of Columbia, South Carolina. (GoHeels.com)

Jaelynn Murray Signs with UNC Women's Basketball

Jaelynn Murray will be wearing a different shade of blue next season. The Dreher (Columbia, SC) forward signed her letter of intent to play basketball at North Carolina on Wednesday during the first day of the early signing period. Murray had been committed to UNC since visiting there in September. “When I was on my visit, it was like heaven,” Murray said. Murray also had an offer from Duke. (The State)

Point guard Makaela Kestner commits to UNC women's basketball

Point guard Makaela Kestner announced Monday that she verbally committed to the University of North Carolina women's basketball team. Tar Heels coaches offered her a scholarship Sept. 1 during a visit to her Bealeton (Va.) home. UNC was one of more than 50 teams that showed serious interest in Kestner, making her the most highly-recruited girls basketball player in Fauquier County history. (Fauquier Times)

Jaelynn Murray commits to North Carolina women's basketball

Jaelynn Murray will trade her Dreher blue for Tar Heel blue next season. The Dreher (Columbia, SC) senior forward committed to play basketball at North Carolina over the weekend. UNC offered Murray back in July. The 6-foot-2 Murray averaged 18.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game last year in helping Dreher to the Class 3A state championship. (The State)

Providence Day girls basketball star Janelle Bailey commits to UNC

Providence Day All-America girls basketball player Janelle Bailey has committed to North Carolina. Bailey, a 6-4 senior center, is a three-time all-state pick. Last season, she averaged 16.8 points and 8.8 rebounds and led the Chargers to their seventh straight 3A state championship and a 27-2 record. She had more than 50 Division I college scholarship offers. (Charlotte Observer)

Cardinal Gibbons All-Time Leading Scorer Commits To UNC Women's Basketball

Olivia Smith will follow in the footsteps of her three older sisters and enroll at North Carolina. Smith will be another addition to the UNC women’s basketball team’s 13th-ranked recruiting class, according to ESPN. She was a four-year starter at Cardinal Gibbons High School and compiled career totals of 1,709 points, 736 rebounds, 288 steals and 136 assists. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Women's Basketball Signs Highly-Touted Recruiting Class

UNC women’s basketball signed seven high school seniors to National Letters of Intent Wednesday: Shayla Bennett of Piedmont, S.C., Jhileya Dunlap of Hopkins, S.C., Jocelyn Jones of Richmond, Va., Taylor Koenen of Savage, Minn., Alyssa Okoene of Houston, Texas, Emily Sullivan of Newburgh, Ind., and Naomi Van Nes of Hamden, Conn. The class is ranked 13th in the nation by ESPN. (GoHeels.com)

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