Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Roy Williams offers 2017 5-star SF Jarred Vanderbilt
North Carolina continues to offer 2017 recruits as the Tar Heels attempt to lock down a few more commitments for the 2017 class. The move now is for 2017 small forward Jarred Vanderbilt (Bellaire, TX/Victory Prep), a 6-8 five-star prospect from Texas. UNC offered Vanderbilt last week, InsideCarolina.com reported on Tuesday.
Jericho Sims gets Kansas offer; North Carolina next?
If the Minnesota Gophers want senior Jericho Sims, they will now have to beat out at least one national championship contender. The Kansas Jayhawks started following Sims last year, but they saw enough during the open July evaluation period to make him a priority. North Carolina is showing increased interest. And the word is an offer from the Tar Heels could be coming soon.
Video: Jalek Felton is a Floor General
Jalek Felton is a 6'3 point guard, ranked #24 overall in 2017 by ESPN. He is committed to North Carolina and will play at Gray Collegiate Academy for his senior year.
Kris Wilkes Cuts List to Five, Eliminates UNC
Now the real battle begins for highly-sought basketball prospect Kris Wilkes. The North Central (Indianapolis) standout, ranked No. 15 on the 247sports national composite, cut his list to five schools on Sunday. Wilkes said he’d consider Indiana, Illinois, UCLA, UConn and Xavier moving forward. “I think it came down to having strong relationships with those schools,” Wilkes said.
Analysis: UNC recruit PF Isaiah Stokes
2017 power forward Isaiah Stokes emerged as a UNC target a few weeks after the July evaluation period. The 6-8, 285-pound recruit from Tennessee earned an offer from UNC on Aug. 2, becoming one of a few big men the TAr Heels are targeting for this cycle. A former elite offensive tackle (holds multiple SEC offers) who decided to focus solely on basketball, Stokes is a unique recruit.
UNC Basketball Recruits Named to 2016 Under Armour Elite 24 Roster
The rosters for the Elite 24 all-star game in Brooklyn have been announced, and there are some pretty big names on the list. UNC recruits on the list include Jalek Felton (UNC commit), Zion Williamson (offered), Devon Dotson (offered), and Kevin Knox (offered). The game will be played on August 20 in New York City at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 2.
Video: New P.J. Washington Highlights
Highlights from 2017 5-star power forward P.J. Washington, who holds an offer from North Carolina and is considering the Tar Heels along with Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, N.C. State, Texas, UCLA and UNLV.
Video: North Carolina commit Jalek Felton can do it all
Jalek Felton, nephew of NBA star Raymond Felton, has already decided to follow in his uncle’s footsteps with his college decision. He will attend UNC and appears perfectly capable of having a similar impact on the program. As this video from CourtsideFilms.com shows, Felton is an able scorer, great leaper, and an electric player with the ball in his hands.
Analysis: UNC five-star SF target Kris Wilkes
UNC has moved quickly with 2017 small forward Kris Wilkes, offering on July 27 shortly after it was known that the elite recruit was narrowing down his list. A 6-7, 190-pound five-star recruit from Indiana, Wilkes is set to release a top five this weekend. Wilkes has scheduled an official visit to UNC for Aug. 26-28. Based on that, it seems likely the Tar Heels will again make the cut.
Providence Day guard Devon Dotson invited to national all-star game
Providence Day junior point guard Devon Dotson has been invited to play in the Under Armour Elite 24 basketball showcase in New York. Dotson, 17, who played for Team Charlotte on the Under Armour circuit this summer, is one of 24 high school players invited to play outdoors at the Brooklyn Bridge. The 11th Elite 24 game will be broadcast live on ESPNU at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20.
UNC Offers 2018 SG Romeo Langford
North Carolina offered big-time 2018 shooting guard Romeo Langford, Langford announced on Twitter. Langford, a 6-4, 185-pound 5-star recruit, who is rated the No. 2 overall player in the class by Rivals.com, got a phone call from Roy Williams, and the offer was extended. Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville and UCLA have also offered Langford.
Class of 17: No. 14 Tampa Catholic (Fla.) forward Kevin Knox
Kevin Knox is a long, wiry wing with a steady jump shot, a relentless motor, the ability to defend all five positions and a first step that allows him to dominate even the quickest of defenders. Knox, who is ranked No. 7 overall in the ESPN 100, recently cut his list to Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Duke, Villanova, Miami, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Arizona.
UNC now pursuing 2017 PF Jericho Sims
North Carolina must have liked what they saw from Jericho Sims in Las Vegas and in his televised adidas Nations' game. According to a source close to his recruitment, Roy Williams is showing interest in the athletic power forward. UNC has not yet offered, but the Tar Heels are in need of big men. His hometown school Minnesota is still considered the team to beat by many.
Mohamed Bamba: The World is His
Harlem's Mohamed Bamba is a top-3 prospect in the Class of 2017, and though he'll likely sign with a traditional power, he hasn't ruled out Harvard. It’s not his profile as a top-3 national prospect, but his experiences outside of his environment the past few years that have allowed for him to see progression and upward mobility in a different light than many of his neighborhood peers.
Zion Williamson takes top spot in 2018 Top247
One prospect in particular in the 2018 class stood out over the course of the summer - Zion Williamson. The 6-7 combo forward from Spartanburg (S.C.) Day School was the top performer at the NBA Top100 Camp while also being the top prospect in the adidas Gauntlet series. Then he finished off the summer with a dominating performance at adidas Nations.