UNC Basketball Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.

John Wall Invitational Updates: Coby White, Jalen Lecque

The John Wall Holiday Invitational gave one last chance in 2017 for some of the top high school players to finish the year on a strong note. Leading his team to a hard-fought victory, Jalen Lecque remains in flux on a potential reclassification, Coby White is an elite starter of the Carolina break, and Greg Gantt remains one of the most undervalued juniors in America.

Zion Williamson Blog: Out until January, closing in on a decision

Zion Williamson: "Unfortunately I’m not playing right now. I have a deep bruise on my foot and the doctor told me he wants me to rest it until it’s back to 100 percent. I’m in a boot right now, but I’ll be back in January. My recruitment is cool. I honestly feel like I’ll be making a decision soon. I’ve been really thinking here lately about the pros and cons and I just feel like the time is coming."

Coby White scores 46 after learning his late father was an honorary guest for game

Coby White’s brother Will White called him Tuesday and told him about the first name on Kendrick Williams’ guest list for Wednesday’s game at the John Wall Invitational. Williams, a longtime family friend, listed Coby’s father, Donald White, as his No. 1 guest. Coby lost Donald to cancer on August 15. White parlayed that emotion into 46 points in an 85-63 win over Kinston.

Video: Coby White Scores 46 at John Wall Invitational - Game Highlights

Check out highlights from North Carolina commit Coby White as he scored 46 points on the opening night of the John Wall Invitational on Wednesday. White's scoring outburst tied for the 4th highest scoring game in tournament history.

UNC commit Coby White scores 46, Greenfield blows past Kinston at John Wall Invitational

Greenfield School hammered Kinston in the opening round of the John Wall Holiday Invitational on Wednesday, beating the Vikings 85-63 to advance to the semifinals. White was 12-of-23 from the field and 19-of-21 from the free throw line, scoring 46 points for Greenfield. His performance led all scorers. Elijah McCadden finished with 12 points and Dji Bailey scored 10.

Coby White, Vernon Carey Highlight John Wall Invitational

Two-eight team brackets featured in the John Wall Invitational this year include UNC signee Coby White, a 6-3 point guard from Wilson, NC, who is rated the No. 30 overall player nationally, Vernon Carey, the top player nationally in the junior class who is from Florida and is a UNC target, and 5-star guard Jalen Lecque from Christ School in Arden, NC, among others.

No. 1 2019 PF Vernon Carey to Visit UNC

Vernon Carey is the No. 1 overall recruit in the 2019 class per 247Sports and has drawn plenty of interest from North Carolina, including some looks last week at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla. Carey will make his first visit to UNC’s campus while his school is in town for the John Wall Invitational, which begins Thursday. Carey will also visit Duke while in town.

North Carolina recruiting: What’s on Roy Williams’ Christmas list?

1. A Zion Williamson decision In all honesty, the decision itself doesn’t really matter all that much for Zion Williamson. North Carolina is a long shot to land the top uncommitted prospect in the Class of 2018 and Williams knows it. Williamson has kept his recruitment close to the vest, so it’s certainly possible that he ends up in Chapel Hill, and that would be great.

Tar Heels visit 5-star PF/C Armando Bacot; Mychale Salahuddin names top 5

On Tuesday, Hubert Davis traveled to Richmond, Va., for the Times Dispatch Invitational Tournament. His main target was 5-star power forward/center Armando Bacot, a product of Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond. Bacot put on a show for Davis, too. En route to being named tournament MVP, Bacot scored 26 points while going 7 for 8 from the field.

Video: Coby White Holiday Tournament Highlights

North Carolina 2018 combo guard commit Coby White led Greenfield School to a Christmas Tournament championship after playing three games in three days. The Knights defeated Fayetteville Academy 85-46. Coby White led all scorers with 31 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists.

Wendell Moore has complete outing at Chick-fil-A Classic

2019 wing Wendell Moore had one of the most complete performances of the Chick-fil-A Classic, scoring 31 points and knocking down four three-pointers in his opening round game. Moore impacted the game across the board, locking up on defense, reeling in rebounds and playing with confidence on the offensive end. Moore continues to develop as an offensive player.

Wendell Moore Updates His Recruitment

Last month, Wendell Moore, a top-50 wing from North Carolina, narrowed his college list to a group of ten schools: Washington, NC State, Ohio State, Duke, UNC, Wake Forest, Kansas, South Carolina, Florida State and Maryland, Moore is in no rush to make his decision, also stating Duke, UNC, Wake Forest, South Carolina and Kansas have begun to emerge from the pack.

Which college basketball teams would love to have these top seniors the most?

Zion Williamson would be a tremendous addition for all of the schools involved in his recruitment. While he has yet to cut things down to a final list, we are going to narrow it down for him: North Carolina, Duke, South Carolina, Clemson and Kentucky are likely the top five for the YouTube sensation. UNC could use the star power that Williamson presents, as could Kentucky.

Matthew Hurt lists seven schools recruiting him the hardest

Matthew Hurt, the 6-foot-9, 215-pound star forward for Rochester, Minn. says seven schools are working the hardest in his recruitment right now. During an interview Thursday, Hurt listed North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, Minnesota and Indiana and broke down each school’s appeal. “It’s not my list. It’s just the schools working hard right now."

Ankle Injury Slows Nassir Little at City of Palms, Day 4

After a dominating early outing in the City of Palms Classic, injury seemed to slow UNC signee Nassir Little. He missed almost the entire second half with an ankle injury. Still he showed high level athleticism to go along with the ability to rebound on both ends of the court. Also, 2020 PF Isaiah Todd showed why he is contention to be the No. 1 recruit in the class.

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Where's Roy?
Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Visiting 2019 5-star power forward Vernon Carey Jr. (UNC offer) at University School in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Watching 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot at his game at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA
Friday, February 23, 2018
Watching 2018 UNC signee Coby White score 30 as Greenfield School beats The Burlington School in Burlington, NC
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Watching 2020 power forward Day'ron Sharpe in his game at South Central High School in Winterville, NC
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Watching 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot at his practice at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA
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Top Basketball Recruits
Nassir Little2018 SF
E.J. Montgomery2018 PF
Coby White2018 CG
Armando Bacot2019 PF
Will Baker2019 PF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 SF
James Wiseman2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jeremiah Francis2019 PG
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