UNC Basketball Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Rawle Alkins Adds Arizona to List
Rawle Alkins has added Arizona to his list of schools, giving him nine for the moment. The 6-foot-5 Alkins out of Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God Academy recently cut his list to eight schools: Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Indiana, North Carolina, N.C. State, St. John's and UNLV. He has taken unofficials to the two North Carolina schools, St. John's and Indiana, but hasn't taken any official visits.
Jalek Felton Scores 37 At Beach Ball Classic
Class of 2017 UNC commit Jalek Felton (Mullins, SC) isn't your normal high school player. The 6-2, 175-pound combo guard dropped 37 points in a win on Sunday in the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach. Felton, who committed to the Tar Heels nearly a year ago as a sophomore, went 12-for-23 from the field, 1-for-3 from three, and 12-for-14 from the free throw line.
Jalek Felton says he’ll leave Mullins for a prep school next year
Jalek Felton said he wants to play at the Beach Ball Classic in 2016. However, the dynamic Mullins guard and five-star Class of 2017 player said it will be at a different school. “I won’t be at Mullins next year. I’m going to a prep school,” Felton said. Felton said he may announce which school he will transfer to late Sunday or Monday, although he wasn’t yet prepared to do so.
2019 SF Wendell Moore already drawing major attention
Heading into this week’s Service Plumbing Holiday Classic at Cox Mill, Moore leads the Cream of Cabarrus No. 3-ranked Chargers in every significant category: scoring (17.8 points per game), rebounding (9.4), assists (3.2) steals (2.4) and blocked shots (1.0). “He can do what he wants with the basketball,” Cox Mill coach Jody Barbee said. “I’ve never seen a kid as talented as he is as young as he is.”
UNC Signee Seventh Woods Focused and Thriving
Gone are nagging ankle and wrist injuries that hindered his 2014-15 season. No longer is he asked, daily, what college he's going to choose. Despite tens of millions of hits on YouTube, his ninth grade mixtape is now more legend than expectation engine. For the first time in his young basketball career, UNC signee Seventh Woods is free. And it's showing.
Udoka Azubuike nearing a decision
Top 30 ranked big man Udoka Azubuike told 247Sports that he plans to announce a college decision by at least the end of January. The decision could come sooner, however, from Azubuike, 6-11, 265-pounds and from Jacksonville (Fla.) The Potter's House Christian Academy.
Tony Bradley impresses
Class of 2016 North Carolina signee Tony Bradley impressed at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, getting rave reviews for his inside game as a scorer and rebounded. Bradley, a 6-10, 235-pound center from Bartow, Fla., committed to UNC in early September, choosing the Heels over offers from Florida, Florida State, Kansas, Indiana, and Clemson, among others.
Seventh Woods Named MVP of Chick-fil-A Classic
Seventh Woods scored 26 points, dished out five assists, grabbed seven rebounds and swiped four steals to help the Skyhawks upset the Eagles 70-58 and extend their win streak to 26 Tuesday night. Woods, a North Carolina signee, was named both Most Valuable and Most Outstanding Player of the tournament as UNC head coach Roy Williams looked on.
Seventh Woods leads Hammond to big win over Spring Valley at Chick-fil-A Classic
Seventh Woods isn’t one to rest on his laurels. The Hammond senior and UNC commit has spent so much time in the gym during the past 48 hours, there’s a good chance he’s put up over 2,000 shots. It seems to be carrying over to games. He scored 33 points to lead the Skyhawks to an impressive 71-54 victory over Spring Valley on Monday night in the Chick-fil-A Classic.
Video: Seventh Woods Scores 33 at Chick-fil-A Classic
North Carolina basketball commit Seventh Woods puts on a show at the Chick-fil-A Classic to the tune of 33 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds.
North Carolina star recruit Seventh Woods knows days of wearing No. 23 dwindling
From early morning runs with the sun nowhere in sight to late-night shooting sessions until his arms ache, combo guard Seventh Woods is fully aware that, once he gets to college, he’ll have to make sacrifices in order to reach his full potential. The transition will be a lot smoother since he already made a huge sacrifice when he committed to UNC. “I’ve gotta find another number,” Woods said matter of factly.
Tony Bradley, Jayson Tatum get early start on UNC-Duke rivalry
Jayson Tatum, a Duke signee, had 36 points and five rebounds in his team’s 64-54 win at the City of Palms Classic. Tony Bradley, who signed with North Carolina, was just as impressive with 33 points and 13 rebounds for Bartow. “Hopefully, this is a preview of next year, when we’re at Duke and North Carolina, where hopefully we get the win then too,” said Tatum
Seventh Woods once turned down the Ellen DeGeneres Show
Ellen DeGeneres is one of the biggest stars on the planet with one of the biggest daytime talk shows in history, this much you know; what may surprise you is that once upon a time, roughly three years ago, reps from her show reached out to a 14-year-old basketball prodigy named Seventh Woods.
City of Palms showcases talented junior Kevin Knox
One of the best things about having so many elite players at the City of Palms Classic is the opportunity for comparisons. Scout.com’s No. 10 junior, Kevin Knox of Tampa (Fla.) Catholic, and No. 4 junior, Michael Porter Jr., of Father Tolton (Columbia, Mo.) played in back-to-back games. Knox, who is listed at 6-8 and 195 pounds, had 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead his team to a 66-54 win.
City of Palms: Five-stars dominate first day of action
Five-star junior forward Kevin Knox performed well in the Sunshine Series on the opening day of the City of Palms Classic. An impressive athlete, Knox is quick off his feet and active and aggressive on the glass. For his size (6-7), Knox has a good skill level and has clearly spent a considerable amount of time working on his ball handling. Knox finished with 27 points and 12 rebounds.