UNC Basketball Recruiting

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North Carolina or Kentucky. Who gets the monster basketball recruiting class?

It’s almost impossible to discuss team recruiting rankings without hitting on the bluebloods. Kansas is off to a solid start and so is UCLA. However, it looks like UNC and Kentucky are best situated for a potentially great class. Will it be the Tar Heels or the Wildcats? Could it be both? The domino here is going to be 2021’s No. 6 ranked player . (

Jabari Smith Updates His Recruitment

Five-star Forward : "I’m exploring the G League option and the pro options overseas as well as the schools that I’m looking at. The schools that are recruiting me the most consistently are Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Tennessee, Auburn, and LSU. I don’t have a list or anything like that, but those are the schools I talk to all the time." (Sports Illustrated)

Rankings Update: Four new 5-stars added to Rivals150 basketball recruits

Forward Patrick Baldwin Jr. retains the top spot in the Rivals150. Baldwin headlines a class where there has been no change to the top 5 since we last ranked them in June. Duke-bound forward Paolo Banchero comes in at No. 2, seven-footer is at No. 3, while forward Jr. and shooting guard round out the top 5. (

Analysts make predictions for Skyy Clark

While practically every other basketball recruiting analyst in America sees point guard as a done deal for Kentucky, I have backed off such a prediction and feel as if the five-star is headed to North Carolina. Now, a whole lot can change between now and commitment day which could take place later this month, but I like the Tar Heels' chances. (

5-star SF Jarace Walker next in line for scholarship offer from Tar Heels?

With the well-documented struggles that North Carolina has had acquiring elite wings over the past few years, and just one 2022 wing currently holding a UNC offer, has begun building a relationship with 5-star small forward . Walker and the Tar Heels have already spoken on number of occasions, though no offer has been extended to this point. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC Basketball & Football Recruiting Roundup: Week of September 6th

UNC is basically waiting on three prospects’ decisions to wrap up its football recruiting class of 2021: Tight end Bryson Nesbit, defensive tackle Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins, and offensive tackle . The next UNC basketball recruit to commit, though, may well be 4-star shooting guard , who is likely deciding between UNC and Arizona. (Tar Heel Blog)

2022 five-star guard Skyy Clark includes UNC in final four

, the No. 13 recruit in the 2022 class, has cut his list. "I'm cutting my list to four: UCLA, UNC, Kentucky and Memphis," Clark said. On UNC: "I've been building a really good relationship with Coach Roy [Williams] and Coach Rob []. Everybody knows they've got an amazing history with players and just the school period. I love them." (247 Sports)

Video: UNC Basketball Recruiting Mailbag

The questions for this basketball recruiting mailbag relate to class of 2021 power forward , North Carolina's needs (or not) for more post players in 2021, what young Tar Heel may be a surprise performer, UNC vs. Kentucky in recruiting, and which returning Carolina player could surprise. Read More...

Trevor Keels cuts list to 3, eliminates UNC

A 6-foot-5 shooting guard from the nation’s capital, broke out last summer and winter, first on the travel circuit playing a year up with the Team Takeover program, and then with his Paul VI Catholic High squad. Blue bloods and national brands quickly made him a top priority but now only three schools remain which are Duke, Villanova, and Virginia. (

Trey Kaufman explains his top 5 schools

Four-star forward on UNC: “The culture they have, you could really feel that when you went there. National champions. All the people they’ve had that have gone to the league. I think I have a good chance of playing right away once I get there. A legendary coach and his offensive set isn’t like run this play and next time run this play. It’s free-flowing.” (Louisville Courier-Journal)
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Top Basketball Recruits
Patrick Baldwin Jr.2021 SF
Chet Holmgren2021 C
Caleb Houstan2021 PF
Hunter Sallis2021 CG
Jabari Smith2021 PF
Jaden Bradley2022 PG
Skyy Clark2022 CG
Mark Mitchell2022 SF
D'Marco Dunn2021 SG
Trey Kaufman2021 PF
Basketball Recruiting Board
Where's Roy?
Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Visiting 2021 5-star point guard Kennedy Chandler and 2021 5-star power forward Paolo Banchero via videoconference
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Visiting 2021 4-star forward Dontrez Styles from Kinston, NC via videoconference
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Hosting 2022 5-star point guard and 2022 wing D.J. Nix on unofficial visits for UNC's game against Wake Forest
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Watching 2021 4-star shooting guard Trevor Keels (UNC offer) at his playoff game in Washington, DC
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Watching 2021 5-star forward Patrick Baldwin, Jr. (UNC offer, Sussex, WI) record 37 pts. and 17 rebs. in Hamilton's road win in Milwaukee, WI
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