UNC Basketball Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Basketball Recruiting.
Video: Top 2016 basketball recruit Harry Giles having huge summer
Harry Giles of Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.) is validating his place atop the 247Sports Composite for the Class of 2016 this summer. Giles, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound power forward, is one of four rising high school seniors currently in Greece with USA Basketball's U19 team. Through three games, he is averaging 13.6 points and 8.3 rebounds — playing less than 20 minutes in all three.
Dennis Smith shines at Stephen Curry camp, heads next to adidas Gauntlet
Fayetteville point guard Dennis Smith Jr. has a big week ahead in Atlanta, but let's rewind first to the show he put on in front of Stephen Curry, the 2015 NBA MVP and starting point guard for the league champion Golden State Warriors. Check out these highlights. Next up for Smith, fellow in-state recruit Edrice Adebayo and their Team Loaded travel squad is the adidas Uprising Gauntlet Finale in Atlanta from July 8-11.
Peach Jam will have Tobacco Road flavor
Each July, the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta, South Carolina, becomes the epicenter of college basketball. The Nike EYBL Finals, or what's more commonly referred to as the Peach Jam, brings together many of the top high school players and the big name coaches trying to land them. Harry Giles, a 6-foot-10 center from Winston-Salem, is the top ranked player in the class of 2016. He'll be on hand with his CP3 team. Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest are among his top suitors.
5-star PF Dewan Huell has strong bond with FSU
Five-star power forward Dewan Huell is in no rush to decide where he'll play college basketball. But Leonard Hamilton and the Florida State coaching staff have made their mark with Huell, according to his coach Lawton Williams from Norland High School in Miami. Huell, a 6-10, 206-pounder in the Class of 2016, posted on Twitter in April that he's deciding between FSU, Miami, Florida, Louisville, Kansas, Notre Dame, North Carolina, South Carolina, LSU, Maryland, and USF.
Video: Seventh Woods Updates Recruitment
During the Stephen Curry Select camp in Oakland, Calif., Seventh Woods sat down with Scout to discuss his recruitment and which schools are making him a priority. Recruiting Interest: South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Louisville and Georgetown
Sacha Killeya-Jones discusses UNC offer
CarolinaBlue caught up with Sacha Killeya-Jones to discuss his UNC offer, the Tar Heel offense, and his general recruitment. What does the UNC offer mean to you? Killeya-Jones: "It means a lot to get an offer from UNC. Its a great program. Coach Williams is a Hall of Fame coach. Obviously its great to get an offer from your hometown school. I know a lot about them. So its an honor to get an offer from UNC. It means a lot to me."
Video: Dennis Smith Interview & Update
Five-star lead guard Dennis Smith told Scout at the Stephen Curry Select Camp which schools are prioritizing him, where he wants to visit and who he's hoping to see in the future. Recruiting interest: Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest, Louisville and California
2016 Basketball Top 100: Updated lists & evaluations
No. 1 Harry Giles, Class of 2016: Giles, who one NBA executive said was putting on a “video game” like performance at the USA Basketball U19 trials, cut his list of schools to Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State, Syracuse, UNLV and Wake Forest in early February. Giles has taken multiple unofficial visits to Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest, but has yet to take his first official visit.
Harry Giles helps lead USA into Round of 16 at U19 FIBA Americas event
The United States led for 39:48 of the 40 minutes in beating Egypt 92-50 to close out the preliminary round in the FIBA U19 World Championship in Heraklion, Greece. The Americans will be the top seed in Group A in the quarterfinals Wednesday. Team USA places Argentina at 11:15 am ET. The U.S. team got 13 points apiece from Harry Giles, Caleb Swanigan and Jayson Tatum. Giles also had 12 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 18 minutes. He was 5 of 8 from the field.
Roy Williams Offers 2016 5-Star Center Jarrett Allen
North Carolina continues to expand its 2016 target list. Jarrett Allen, a 6-foot-10 post player, is the latest to pick up a scholarship offer from the Tar Heels. The Austin (Tex.) St. Stephen's Episcopal School standout picked up his UNC offer in a recent phone conversation with Roy Williams. “[Roy] called me,” Allen said. “He just liked how I played and he thought I was a good fit for North Carolina.” Allen also has offers from Notre Dame, Indiana, Florida, UCLA and Oregon.
Maverick Rowan discusses his recruitment
Maverick Rowan, who recently reclassified to 2015, broke down his recent trip to St. John's and talked about the remaining schools on his list. Rowan has previously taken an official visit to Louisville. North Carolina, UCLA and others have also been involved in his recruitment. But Rowan tells Scout he’s down to N.C. State, St. John’s and Wisconsin. “It’s pretty much down to those three,” Rowan said.
Video: Dewan Huell NBPA Top 100 Camp Highlights
Highlights of 2016 5-star power forward Dewan Huell (Miami, FL, Norland HS) at the recent NBPA Top 100 Camp. Huell holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina and is also considering Miami, Florida State, and Louisville.
Video: Tony Bradley NBPA Top 100 Camp Highlights
Class of 2016 4-star power forward recruit Tony Bradley (Bartow, FL) participated in the NBPA Top 100 camp last weekend. The 6-foot-10, 235-pound big man has offers from North Carolina, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Florida, Florida State, Clemson, and Cincinnati, among others.
Sacha Killeya-Jones Searching for the 'Perfect Fit'
The 6-foot-11, 225-pound center is a four-star recruit, and rated as the 73rd-best player in the Class of 2016 by Rivals. Killeya-Jones had given a non-binding, verbal commitment to the Cavaliers in January, but reopened his recruiting earlier this month. Since then, the senior has received offers from schools like Florida, NC State, North Carolina, and Kentucky.
2017 Basketball Rankings Re-Centered
It doesn’t take long to detect the epicenter of power in the 2017 class. In our new rankings for rising juniors, a whopping — actually shocking — 10 of the top 25 are natural centers. Wendell Carter is atypically strong for a young big man and thus could post the best numbers of any college freshman center in 2017-18. His recruitment includes strong overtures from Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Georgia, Vanderbilt, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Harvard and others.