UNC Basketball Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
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.
Video: Seventh Woods, Jalek Felton clash at Chick-Fil-A Classic
The first night of the Chick-Fil-A Classic ended with a bang. South Carolina locals Seventh Woods and Jalek Felton went head-to-head as Hammond School faced Mullins High School. The future UNC duo didn't disappoint the sold out crowd, as they both put on an incredible display.
Seventh Woods and Hammond outduel Jalek Felton and Mullins, 79-49
On Friday night at the Chick-fil-A Classic, Hammond (Columbia, S.C.) combo guard Seventh Woods and Mullins (S.C.) combo guard Jalek Felton gave us a look of what practices will look like in Chapel Hill come 2017. In the end, Woods did a little bit of everything (13 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three blocks) to lead Hammond past Mullins, 79-49. Felton scored 25 points in the loss.
Seventh Woods' and Jalek Felton's teams to face each other
One of the marquee matchups of the tournament will be in the final game Friday, when Hammond faces Mullins. Hammond features North Carolina signee Seventh Woods, while Mullins has Jalek Felton, a UNC commitment and the top ranked prospect in the state for the Class of 2017. It will be second time Woods and Felton have faced each other.
Future Heel Brandon Robinson Evolving
Covering basketball recruiting can sometimes be a tough job. Some kids never answer the phone or texts. Some won't do interviews, period, unless you catch them in person. Even then, some of them might sneak out. Some won't really offer up much information in response to the best probing questions....Brandon Robinson does not fit into that category. He's an open book.
Report: Roy Williams visits 2017 center Mohamed Bamba
Some of the biggest names in coaching have passed through the Westtown (Pa.) School in recent days to watch Mohamed Bamba, the 6-foot-11 Class of 2017 big man. North Carolina coach Roy Williams was in on Tuesday. Bamba, who has a 7-foot-8 wingspan according to Scout.com, is also being courted by the likes of Duke, Kentucky and Syracuse.
Rawle Alkins scores 51 points in game, 33 in second half
Rarely do you see high school players score more than 30 points in a game. The quarters are shorter, there is no shot clock, and there is generally less scoring. On Sunday, class of 2016 shooting guard Rawle Alkins dropped 51 points at the Bluegrass Showcase in Lexington, Ky. Yes, 51.
With UNC offer, life changes quickly for Rechon Black
Three days earlier, Roy Williams had come to Harrisburg to watch Rechon play against Hickory Ridge. And when the Blacks called Williams Thursday, “He said that in North Carolina history, there were only three kids that had been offered scholarships as sophomores, and that was Reggie Bullock, Kendall Marshall...” Williams paused. “...and Rechon Black,” Rechon's father recalled.
Roy Williams offers 2017 center Jeremiah Tilmon
Jeremiah Tilmon, a 6-10, 235-pound center in the 2017 class, got a call from Roy Williams on Thursday evening. Tilmon took a break from studying for finals to hear the North Carolina coach extend a Tar Heel scholarship offer. Williams was at La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere to see Tilmon on Wednesday night, watching the talented post player score 20 points in a win.
N.C. Sophomore Rechon Black Lands Tar Heel Offer
Roy Williams has set his sights on Rechon Black. Williams made the Concord (N.C.) High sophomore point guard the first prospect in the 2018 class to receive a Tar Heel scholarship offer on Thursday. "We called and talked to him, and it was a wonderful conversation," said Black's father, Rechon Sr. UNC's interest in Black had been trending in the direction of an offer in recent weeks.
Rawle Alkins Blog: Nursing a bum ankle, SAT, equal time to rival schools and more
Rawle Alkins: "It’s funny down here with college basketball. The fans here are crazy! I have to pick which games I go to between the two North Carolina schools carefully because I don’t want one school feeling like I’m favoring the other. They’re big rivals too! So I try and give equal time to both N.C. State and North Carolina. I went to the State game first last week then I went to see the North Carolina game. Great times at both."
Roy Williams watches 2018 SG Rechon Black
Remember this name: Rechon Black. The 2018 shooting guard is a 6-5 recruit from Concord, N.C. and ranked as the No. 10 shooting guard in the 2018 class and the No. 2 player in the state. Black already holds offers from Clemson, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, and Tennessee, among others. On Monday, UNC's Roy Williams watched Black play against Hickory Ridge High School.
Roy Williams Offers 2017 SF Kevin Knox
The Tar Heel staff had watched Kevin Knox last summer on the travel circuit, and Steve Robinson made an evaluation trip to Tampa Catholic in September, but Wednesday was the first time Roy Williams made a trip exclusively to see Knox. He clearly liked what he saw. Williams followed up that visit with a call to Knox on Saturday to offer him a UNC scholarship.
Seventh Woods puts on show in season-opening win
Seventh Woods scored 25 points, many in spectacular fashion, to lead Hammond to a season-opening 71-60 win over conference foe Wilson Hall on Tuesday. The 6-2 UNC signee delighted the home crowd with four dunks and two buzzer-beaters — a 35-footer to end the first quarter and a 45-footer at the halftime buzzer — and figured big with 11 points during a 17-0 Skyhawks run.