UNC Basketball Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.

UNC, Gonzaga are "clear frontrunners" for 5-star guard Isiah Harwell

The No. 9 player in the 2025 basketball recruiting class, is as in-demand as any prospect in the country. The Idaho-born star boasts a top nine of North Carolina, Gonzaga, Baylor, Houston, Texas, UCLA, Cal, Alabama, and Idaho State, but it doesn't seem as though all nine stand on equal footing. Gonzaga and UNC feel like the clear frontrunners. (

Five-star junior Caleb Wilson talks recruitment, plans to reschedule UNC visit

, the No. 5 prospect in the 2025 basketball recruiting class, recapped his visits, discussed his future plans, and shared insight into the possibility of him reclassifying into the 2024 class. Early this month, Wilson was planning a unofficial visit to see the UNC Tar Heels but decided not to take the visit in order to prepare for the high school season. (247 Sports)

Video: Locked On Tar Heels - 5 straight ranked non-con opponents for UNC? Darryn Peterson out?

UNC played Arkansas on Friday, its first ranked opponent this season. In Monday’s AP Poll, four of the Tar Heels’ next five games also would be against ranked opponents: Tennessee, UConn, Kentucky, and Oklahoma. And class of 2025 5-star guard has signed an NIL deal with Adidas, which is bad news for the Tar Heels. (View Video)

Five-star junior Jasper Johnson eyeing UNC official visit

Top-ten junior was the highest-ranked junior prospect in attendance at the Thanksgiving Hoopfest. A 6-foot-4 lefty long-range shot maker out of Versailles (Ky.) Johnson picked up his 25th offer from North Carolina back in September. Heading into the winter, Johnson views the Tar Heels as a program he plans to schedule an official visit with. (247 Sports)

UNC Basketball Prospects Impress At Thanksgiving Hoops Events

Nobody had a busier week that Wasatch Academy. They opened against two powerhouse basketball programs in Utah before heading across the country to Atlanta for more brutal matchups. They couldn't have begun the week against a tougher foe. Montverde Academy was too much to the tune of 88-53. led Wasatch in scoring with 17 points. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Five-Star Forward Caleb Wilson Updates Recruitment: "I definitely love Carolina"

Class of 2025 5-star forward has visited Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Stanford, and Tennessee. Wilson recapped each visit and previewed other visits he wants to take. On UNC: "They’re a blue blood. I definitely love Carolina. went there. They have rich basketball culture which is something I want in a school." (

Isiah Harwell Updates Recruitment: "It was amazing to get that offer" from UNC

was the first 2025 basketball recruit that UNC head coach offered. "My older brothers always liked Duke, so I went against them and liked North Carolina," Harwell said with a laugh. "It was amazing to get that offer; I’ve been really excited with all the offers. Them being the dream school is cool, but it’s about what’s best for me." (

Watch UNC Basketball Signee James Brown On ESPNU Tuesday Night

Late Tuesday night, North Carolina basketball fans can tune in to watch future Tar Heel big man in action. As part of this week's 5 For Fight National Hoopfest in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Brown's No. 2-ranked Link Academy (Mo.) squad faces the nation's No. 8 team AZ Compass Prep (Ariz.) at 10 p.m. ET. ESPNU will broadcast the game live. (Sports Illustrated)

How UNC Basketball signee Drake Powell went from unknown to unleashed

When committed to the Tar Heels in September 2022, he was the 58th-ranked basketball recruit in the 247Sports Composite. In early November, before signing with UNC, Powell cracked the top 10. There are three NBA players Powell is “studying right now” as he continues to hone his skills: Jrue Holiday, and DeMar DeRozan. (Fayetteville Observer)

Where UNC Stands In 2024 Top-15 College Basketball Recruiting Rankings

5. North Carolina Tar Heels: The UNC staff got its work done early in its 2024 basketball recruiting class, landing , , and nine months ago. An explosive wing who grew up down the road from the Smith Center, Powell has soared up the rankings since committing. Powell and Jackson should be instant difference makers. (247 Sports)
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