UNC Basketball Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.

Jarred Vanderbilt on official visit: "Great time in Chapel Hill"

A important part of this past weekend's UNC basketball recruiting weekend was five-star Jarred Vanderbilt's official visit to North Carolina. A 6-8, 200-pound small forward from Texas, Vanderbilt was front and center during UNC's Late Night with Roy festivities. He posted the following photo collage to his personal twitter account on Sunday, shortly after his visit ended. (Carolina Blue)

2017 PF Sterling Manley Commits to UNC

The Tar Heels were able to land a second post player on Sunday when Ohio native Sterling Manley picked the Tar Heels over Xavier, Purdue, and West Virginia. Manley, who hasn't played since February, caught the attention of the UNC staff in the fall and committed to the Tar Heels following his official visit. "Me and my family have decided that the University of North Carolina is best for me." (

Jarred Vanderbilt starts visit process

Currently in Chapel Hill for his visit to UNC, 5-star combo forward Jarred Vanderbilt broke down what he likes about the Tar Heels. “I like Roy Williams a lot and they’ve really stepped it up the last few months. His message with me is all about letting me play wherever on the court I can help. That’s what stands out to me. They are a transition team, which fits me as well.” (

Late Night with Roy Recruit List

Late Night with Roy is North Carolina's premier recruiting event. It's not only the Tar Heels' unofficial season tip-off, but a great chance for UNC to show off it's entire basketball program. Carolina will be hosting a number of important recruits and commits on Friday evening in the Dean Dome. Here are some of recruits who are expected to be in attendance. (Carolina Blue)

Top ranked five-star Zion Williamson to visit UNC

Five-star small forward Zion Williamson will visit North Carolina on Friday for Late Night with Roy, UNC's annual unofficial season tip-off event. A 2018 recruit, Williamson is ranked as the No. 2 small forward and No. 6 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite ranking of the 2018 class. He is 247Sports No. 1 player in the class. (Carolina Blue)

Isaiah Stokes discusses upcoming Florida, TCU, UNC visits

Isaiah Stokes on his upcoming North Carolina visit: "I’m good friends with Jalek Felton and he’s talking to me about coming there. Playing at North Carolina would be great. It’s all basketball all the time, and the ACC is a tough conference. Coach (Roy) Williams is a great coach that gets the team to the tournament year after year and a chance to compete." (

Kevin Knox discusses four finalists

Five-star small forward Kevin Knox isn't hiding anything when it comes to his timeline for making a decision or what will be important to him. At last weekend's USA Basketball minicamp, he made it clear that he's in no hurry and that he's hoping to be a one and done type player while discussing his final four of Duke, Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina. (

Tar Heels hosting two 2017 basketball recruits on official visits

This weekend is a huge recruiting weekend for UNC basketball. Along with multiple 2017 and 2018 recruits in town, the Tar Heels are also hosting two 2017 targets on official visits. 2017 small forward Jarred Vanderbilt and 2017 power forward Sterling Manley will be in Chapel Hill for official visits. Along with the normal official visit activities, the two recruits will also attend Late Night with Roy. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels Showing Strong Interest in 2019 SF Juwan Gary

Juwan Gary has been a North Carolina target since the coaching staff first saw him at the Chick-Fil-A Classic last December. The talented 2019 recruit is planning to check out the UNC campus for Late Night with Roy Williams on Friday. Gary is an explosive 6-foot-6, 200-pound wing who became teammates with UNC commit Jalek Felton this summer. (Inside Carolina)

Five-star UNC target P.J. Washington has final three

Paul Washington, father of 2017 five-star forward P.J. Washington, confirmed to CarolinaBlue Wednesday that his son is down to three schools: Arizona, Kentucky, and UNC. Washington took an official visit to Kentucky on Sept. 16 and followed that with an official visit to UNC on Sept. 23. He will visit Kentucky again this weekend and take an official to Arizona on Oct. 21. (Carolina Blue)

Video: P.J. Washington discusses final three schools

North Carolina, Kentucky, and Arizona are still in the mix for 6-foot-8 power forward P.J. Washington. Washington has already been to North Carolina and Kentucky, and he will take his official visit to Arizona on Oct. 22. Check out what he had to say about possibly playing with Jalek Felton at UNC, his Kentucky visit and having the chance to play at Arizona. (

Late Night Preview: UNC Basketball's Visiting Recruits

As "Late Night with Roy" opens the 2016-17 UNC basketball season on Friday night, a large collection of recruits are expected to be courtside at the Smith Center, Inside Carolina has confirmed through sources. Recruits anticipated to attend include: Jarred Vanderbilt, Sterling Manley, Jalek Felton, Brandon Huffman, Zion Williamson, Joey Baker and Coby White. (Inside Carolina)

Which 2017 prospects stood out at USA Basketball?

One of the most versatile athletes in the 2017 class with an extreme upside, Kevin Knox showed how far he's come since he put his name on the map at USA Basketball a year and a half ago. Knox is a significantly improved shooter and spent a good portion of the weekend showing how capable he is with his jumper. UNC, Duke, Florida State, Kansas, and Kentucky are involved with Knox. (

Q&A with five-star forward Jarred Vanderbilt

What has UNC's pitch been to you? [Roy Williams said] it’s just positionless basketball. He really stressed not putting me in a box me being able to play all around the floor and that really stood out as well as their style of transition - you know I like to get up and down. His pitch was they never tell anybody to come they just said guys who take their visits love it so much they wanted to come back.” (

P.J. Washington Reflects on UNC Visit

P.J. Washington took a break in the action at USA Basketball's Junior National Mini-Camp to reflect on his recent official visit to Chapel Hill. "Just their tradition. Something about that North Carolina Blue is just different," Washington said. Besides the UNC visit, Washington has taken an official visit to Kentucky and also has scheduled official visits to Arizona and Texas. (Inside Carolina)

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Where's Roy?
Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Watching 2019 4 star PF Jeremiah Robinson at his game in Coffeyville, KS

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Visiting 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) at New Albany High School in New Albany, IN

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Watching 2019 5 star SF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at his game in Rochester, MN

Thursday, January 05, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), and 2019 SF Joey Baker in their game at the Greenfield School in Wilson, NC

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Watching 2017 5 star SF Kevin Knox (UNC offer), 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), and 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer) at the John Wall Invitational in Raleigh, NC

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Jalek Felton2017 PG
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Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF

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