UNC Basketball Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Wendell Carter Jr. Blog: Turning season around, college hoops and upcoming visits
Wendell Carter (2017 5-star center): "When I’m not playing I like to watch college basketball, especially the teams that are recruiting me. I watched North Carolina and I’m liking how they use their bigs. They don’t just stick them down in the post, they flash a lot and I’ve even seen them catch it out on the wing. It’s not foreign for Roy Williams to have the big men catch the ball in guard positions."
Seventh Woods, Dennis Smith to continue rivalry in ACC
Seventh Woods will be a combo guard joining the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball program in June 2016. His commitment on November 11, 2015 to attend UNC gives the Tar Heels a stout 2016 class of blue chip athletes. The videos below show epic battles between Seventh Woods and class of 2016 N.C. State commit Dennis Smith, Jr. Smith’s hometown is nearby Fayetteville, North Carolina. Woods’ hometown is Columbia, South Carolina.
Training UNC Signee Seventh Woods
There are few people that know UNC signee Seventh Woods' game better than his longtime trainer. If you’ve seen Woods play in the last three years, there are a few things you’ve noticed. His rare athleticism sticks out with every highlight-reel dunk. His speed, balance and quickness shine through every steal and come-from-behind block. What you don’t see a lot of is emotion.
Video: New Seventh Woods Mixtape
Recent highlights from 2016 North Carolina guard commit Seventh Woods (6-1, Hammond School, Columbia, SC).
Five-star 2017 wing D.J. Harvey discusses recruitment
D.J. Harvey has been a big name in recruiting circles for a couple of years now. Widely considered to be one of the nation's top prospects as a freshman, Harvey has continued to improve his game a could go wire-to-wire as one of the elite players in his class. UNC hasn't offered yet, but Harvey believes it is coming soon, and the Tar Heels will be players in his recruitment when that happens.
Jairus Hamilton Discusses UNC Offer
Jairus Hamilton has already received scholarship offers from Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Wake Forest and now North Carolina. He’s unofficially visited Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and UNC. “My family always leaned a little bit to UNC because of their players and history,” Hamilton said. “But now I have to start looking at things not as a fan but as what’s the best basketball decision for me."
Pace Academy’s Wendell Carter — big and getting bigger
Wendell Carter has taken one unofficial visit — to Duke. North Carolina coach Roy Williams was in attendance for Carter’s game Tuesday. Kentucky is on the case. So are Georgia and Georgia Tech, and Carter said he’s not averse to giving the locals every consideration. Even Harvard, which doesn’t give athletic scholarships, is intrigued. (He has a 3.8 GPA.) As yet, there’s no short list.
Remarkable rise of Kevin Knox puts him in elite company
Kevin Knox's stock has skyrocketed over the past six months to the point where the Tampa Catholic High School small forward is the main attraction. His every move is followed on the basketball court — from awestruck fans to college coaching icons. UNC's Roy Williams flew in to watch one of Knox's games in December. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski came to Tampa for a Crusaders game a week later.
Roy Williams Offers N.C. Sophomore Devon Dotson
Roy Williams’s early pursuit of the top players in North Carolina continued on Saturday. After North Carolina’s win over Boston College, Williams offered a scholarship to sophomore Devon Dotson. Dotson, a 6-0 point guard from Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day, is the third class of 2018 recruit with a UNC offer, joining UNC commit Rechon Black and wing Jairus Hamilton.
Video: Jairus Hamilton Sophomore Mix Tape
Sophomore highlights from 2018 small forward Jairus Hamilton (Cannon School, Concord NC). Hamilton recently received a scholarship offer from Roy Williams.
Tar Heels Offer N.C. Sophomore Jairus Hamilton
For the second month in a row, Roy Williams has offered a sophomore from Concord, N.C. Last month, it was Rechon “Leaky” Black. On Saturday it was Jairus Hamilton, sources confirm. Hamilton was already in Chapel Hill on Saturday for North Carolina's game against Boston College. At 6-7, 210 pounds, Hamilton already has the look and physique of a college player.
Seventh Woods honored for 2,000th career point
On January 5th, UNC commit Seventh Woods scored his 2,000th point for Hammond School. To mark the impressive accomplishment the 6-2 combo guard from South Carolina received a special commemorative basketball. He went to twitter to post a picture of the keepsake. Woods committed to North Carolina on Nov. 11th, joining a 2016 class that includes center Tony Bradley and wing Brandon Robinson.
Potter's House edges Bartow as Bradley, Azubuike face off
Potter’s House Christian Academy of Jacksonville, featuring 6-foot-11 Udoka Azubuike, edged Bartow and Tony Bradley, 57-52, on Friday. The 6-foot-10 Bradley, who will play collegiately at North Carolina, scored a game-high 18 points. Azubuike, who announced Thursday that he will attend Kansas next season, put up 10 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks to lift the Lions to the victory.
Roy Williams watching two underclassmen Friday
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning will watch the same pair of 2018 prospects Friday night according to recruiting analyst Rick Lewis. Devon Dotson is a 6-1 point guard from Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day School. A 6-8, 209-pound forward from Concord (N.C.) Cannon High School, Jarius Hamilton is ranked No. 75 in the Top247.
Five-star center Udoka Azubuike commits to Kansas
Highly regarded recruit Udoka Azubuike, a 6-foot-11, 275-pound high school senior, committed to Kansas on Thursday night. A five-star prospect, he picked the Jayhawks over North Carolina and Florida State during a televised announcement on ESPNU. "I just have that good feel I'm going to be productive at Kansas," Azubuike said on the ESPNU special.