Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Blue Chip: 6'11" 2017 Five-Star Mohamed Bamba
Less than three years ago, Mohamed Bamba, who had yet to begin his freshman year at the Cardigan Mountain School in New Hampshire, dominated at the HoopGroup Future All-American Camp. A 6'7" fluid athlete with a semblance of skill, Bamba was the type of player that one could envision one day indeed be a future All-American.
Romeo Langford Watched By UNC, Louisville, Kentucky
The best of the best came out for Romeo Langford this week. Louisville coach Rick Pitino saw Langford play on Thursday, Kentucky coach John Calipari was in the building on Friday, with North Carolina head man Roy Williams watching him on Saturday. "I didn't even know they were there," the 6-foot-6 Langford said Saturday after a win over Indiana Elite.
Trae Young, Michael Porter to face Mohamed Bamba, Quade Green in Peach Jam final
A wild second semifinal has set up Sunday’s 2 p.m. (ESPNU) championship game between the PSA Cardinals of New York and Mokan Elite of Kansas in the Nike EYBL Finals at Peach Jam. The Cardinals trailed by 18 points before rallying in the second half to beat Team Penny and North Carolina recruiting target P.J. Washington 66-64 on Saturday night.
UNC basketball finds new life on recruiting trail
There’s a good chance Mohamed Bamba won’t be in college long. The 6-foot-11 center with the 7-8 wingspan is one of the top players in the Class of 2017 and will likely be one of the top picks in the 2018 NBA draft. He was asked about the programs that have been grabbing players like him recently. “North Carolina is another school that I really like,” Bamba said with a smile.
Kevin Knox: ‘I don’t really do package deals’
Kevin Knox — a 6-9 forward from Tampa, Fla. — usually stays away from such talk. “I don’t really do package deals like that,” Knox said. “But I’m pretty sure, wherever I go, there’s going to be a kid on that team I’ve played with before.” Knox plans to cut his list down to 10 in the next few days, and he mentioned Kentucky, Duke, UNC and Florida State (his father’s alma mater) prominently.
UA All-America: Devon Dotson takes over
Point guard Devon Dotson put on a show for the hundreds of college coaches in attendance at the Under Armour All-America camp Wednesday. With head coaches from Florida, Clemson and Tennessee in the house to see him play along with assistants from North Carolina, Wake Forest, N.C. State and many others, Dotson did everything one could ask a point guard to do.
Video: Top-10 recruit Kevin Knox talks UK, Duke and North Carolina
Five-star basketball prospect Kevin Knox talks about his recruitment, which includes blue-bloods North Carolina, Duke and Kentucky.
Roy Williams Watching 2017 PG Matt Coleman
It was a who’s who of coaches to see speedy lefty Matt Coleman on Friday. Roy Williams, Rick Pitino, Jim Boeheim, Ed Cooley, Buzz Williams, along with assistants from Arizona, Stanford, Texas, and Ohio State were all front and center for the premier guard. Coleman grew up a fan of UNC, and the interest from the ACC blueblood has caught the Boo Williams’ product’s eye.
Peach Jam Friday morning recap for Andrew Platek, Kevin Knox, Mohamed Bamba and others
Class of 2017 recruit Andrew Platek, a 6-4 shooting guard being recruited by UNC, had 16 points and six rebounds for the Albany City Rocks as they beat Pro Skills 85-80 in three overtimes. Class of 2017 recruit Kevin Knox, a 6-8 forward being recruited by Duke and UNC, had 11 points and seven rebounds in an 83-70 loss to Houston Hoops.
Kevin Knox discusses recruitment timetable, UNC and Duke
Five-star small forward Kevin Knox, from Tampa, holds offers from UNC, Duke, Kentucky, Florida State, Arizona, Kansas, Maryland, and Villanova, among others. Right now it's shaping up as a Tobacco Road battle. Knox has visited both UNC and Duke, and he intends to cut his list to 10 teams after the Peach Jam and make a decision after his high school season.
Mohamed Bamba enjoys role as one of Peach Jam's top prizes
For a player like Mohamed Bamba, a 6-foot-11 rising senior from Harlem ranked near the top of his class and pursued by, among others, heavyweights North Carolina, Kentucky, and Duke, a trip into the area cordoned off for reporters immediately brings a cluster of microphones and cameras to his face. But a few questions in, it’s clear that Bamba is having fun with this.
Video: UNC Commit Jalek Felton UA Camp Interview
Five-star point guard Jalek Felton has been among the top standouts at the Under Armour All-American camp. Scout caught up with Felton, where he discussed his strengths, what position he considered himself and his relationship with the UNC staff.
UNC PG Target Devon Dotson Aiming to Make Statement
It was hard to miss Devon Dotson at Under Armour All-America camp this week. Sure, his on-the-court ability, speed and quickness made him a standout in games filled with Division I prospects. It was, however, a larger-than-life banner – stretching from the top to the bottom of the Levine Center at Queens University – that made the 6-1 point guard visible to every college coach in attendance.
Peach Jam: Four-star wing Brandon Randolph gets loose
The second day of the Nike Peach Jam had a host of top performers, but Brandon Randolph was certainly among them after a strong showing during the night session on Thursday. Randolph showed off a versatile scoring attack with coaches like Rick Pitino, John Calipari, Bill Self, John Thompson, Roy Williams, Kevin Ollie and a host of others looking on.
Four Schools Prioritizing P.J. Washington
UNC coach Roy Williams has intentionally made P.J. Washington one of, if not his, top target. "I'm really cool with Roy," Washington emphasized. "He told me he was going to be at all of my games. He (Roy) said, 'You won't see a coach more than you will see him.'" So far, Williams has been true to his word, attending every Team Penny game played at Peach Jam.