UNC Basketball Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.

Jalek Felton, Coby White Named to USA Today All-State Basketball Teams

North Carolina basketball commits Jalek Felton and Coby White were named to the South Carolina and North Carolina USA Today All-State Basketball Teams, respectively. In South Carolina, Spartanburg Day’s Zion Williamson was player of the year. Other basketball recruits holding UNC offers and making the North Carolina team include Jairus Hamilton and Wendell Moore. (Charlotte Observer)

Coby White, Jairus Hamilton, Wendell Moore Named to All-North Carolina Team

Five players were honored as first-team selections on the American Family Insurance ALL-USA North Carolina Boys Basketball Team on Wednesday: Jay M. Robinson senior Lavar Batts Jr., Cannon School junior Jairus Hamilton and Cox Mill sophomore Wendell Moore Jr. The other first-teamers are Sage Surratt of Lincolnton and Coby White of Greenfield School in Wilson. (Cabarrus Independent Tribune)

Kevin Knox is still considering Mizzou, says father

Five-star basketball recruit Kevin Knox II added Missouri to his list of schools earlier this spring. reported Monday that Knox has eliminated MU from consideration with Duke and North Carolina being the popular options. Knox is also considering Florida State and Kentucky. On Tuesday, Kevin Knox Sr. said he hasn’t eliminated any of his five schools. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Kevin Knox, Zion Williamson lead busy recruiting season

The top remaining prize in the Class of 2017 has set a date to make his college announcement—kind of. Five-star small forward Kevin Knox had a final meeting with coaches from each of his five finalists: Duke, UNC, Kentucky, Florida State and Missouri, who made a late push after hiring Cuonzo Martin as head coach. Knox will announce his final college choice during the first week of May. (North State Journal)

UNC commit Coby White has huge weekend

Class of 2018 combo guard and North Carolina commit Coby White (Wilson, N.C./Greenfield School) had a huge first weekend on the EYBL circuit. Playing for Team CP3, White averaged 22.0 points in four games as his team went 3-1 in the Boo Williams tournament event in Hampton, Va. Here are some reactions on the UNC commit's performances: (Carolina Blue)

Missouri reportedly out of the running for Kevin Knox

The recruitment of Kevin Knox should come to an end soon, but it’s still one of the murkier recruitments of the 2017 cycle. In recent months, we’ve seen Duke, North Carolina and even Missouri appear to be favored for the five-star wing out of Tampa, but it looks like the Tigers have lost this race. According to’s Gabe DeArmond?, Missouri won’t be the pick for Knox. (A Sea of Blue)

Five Takeaways from the adidas Gauntlet Dallas (Williamson, Langford)

Zion Williamson draws a huge crowd but still has some work on his game. Even though Williamson still has to polish his overall skill level and jumper, there are just times that he looks like a man among boys out on the floor. Romeo Langford is still working on consistency. It’s also fair to say that Langford is very talented and that he’ll also adjust as he adds more strength over time. (NBC Sports)

What Garrison Brooks' commitment means for UNC

Garrison Brooks joins a four-person UNC class, all of whom have signed --- combo guard Jalek Felton, shooting guard Andrew Platek, center Brandon Huffman, and center/power forward Sterling Manley. So what does Brooks' commitment mean for UNC for next season and for the future of the program. And what are the major takeaways from this commitment. (Carolina Blue)

William & Mary transfer Jack Whitman set to visit UNC

William & Mary graduate transfer Jack Whitman (highlight video) has set three visits, he told Scout. Whitman, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound power forward that is eligible for the 2017-18 season, will start off the visit process with a trip to North Carolina on Wednesday and Thursday. Whitman met with UNC head coach Roy Williams and assistant Steve Robinson last week. (

Video: Josh Nickelberry scores 30 in front of Roy Williams

UNC Coach Roy Williams was in attendance to see 2019 shooting guard Josh Nickelberry at Adidas Uprising Gauntlet Dallas. A smooth athlete from Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian School, Nickelberry has offers from UNC, Florida, Georgia, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, and Baylor, among others. View Video...

Video: 5-Star SG Romeo Langford Highlights from Dallas Adidas Gauntlet

Highlights of 2018 5-star shooting guard Romeo Langford from this past weekend's adidas Gauntlet series in Dallas, Texas. Langford holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina, and Tar Heels coach Roy Williams was on hand in Dallas to watch Langford in person. View Video...

Four-star PG Coby White is focused on dominating the circuit

“It is what it is with the rankings,” said Coby White, a point guard at Greenfield (Wilson, N.C.) who is committed to North Carolina. “That’s not something I can change. What I can do is go as hard as possible every time I step on the court and get my team wins. I’m trying to dominate.” To prepare for his hostile EYBL takeover this season, White has been engaging in three-a-days four days a week. (USA Today)

Joey Baker among standouts at Under Armour Association

In a matchup with five-star 2018 small forward Khavon Moore, Joey Baker put on an absolute show. He had the jump shot working and had some really nice dunks in transition. Florida, Louisville and Wake Forest are currently showing him the most recruiting attention, but expect North Carolina and Duke to get serious with him. They won’t make it easy to snatch him out of state. (

Coby White impresses during day one from the Nike EYBL

The first day of the spring evaluation period kicked off on Friday and the Nike EYBL was the place to be. A litany of college coaches was in attendance peering into the future of their sport. Coby White, a four star guard committed to North Carolina, ended the night in impressive fashion, while a slew of others made a similar statement. White was sensational, from tip and until the final buzzer. (

Video: Zion Williamson vs. Romeo Langford Highlights

Zion Williamson and Romeo Langford, two of the top 3 juniors in the nation battled it out Friday night during the first stop of the 2017 Adidas Gauntlet in Dallas, TX. Langford finished with 28 points for 22 Vision while Williamson finished with 26 for SC Supreme in front of UNC assistant Hubert Davis. View Video...

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Where's Roy?
Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford (UNC offer) at the FIBA World Cup U-19 practices in Colorado Springs, CO

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Watching 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 PF Armando Bacot, 2018 SF Nassir Little, 2019 PG Ashton Hagans, and 2019 SF Christian Brown at the Adidas Uprising in Atlanta, GA

4/28/2017 - 4/29/2017
Watching 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2018 PF Nazreon Reid, 2018 C Moses Brown, 2018 PF Ian Steere, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 UNC CG commit Coby White, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard, and 2020 SG Jonathan Jackson (Justin's brother) in Fishers, IN

4/22/2017 - 4/23/2017
Watching 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2020 PF Isaiah Todd, 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2018 SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer), and Armando Bacot in Dallas, TX

Friday, April 21, 2017
Watching 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2019 C D.J. Burns, 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, and 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard in Hampton, VA

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Top Basketball Recruits
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Garrison Brooks2017 PF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF

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