UNC Basketball Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Basketball Recruiting.
Sacha Killeya-Jones Searching for the 'Perfect Fit'
The 6-foot-11, 225-pound center is a four-star recruit, and rated as the 73rd-best player in the Class of 2016 by Rivals. Killeya-Jones had given a non-binding, verbal commitment to the Cavaliers in January, but reopened his recruiting earlier this month. Since then, the senior has received offers from schools like Florida, NC State, North Carolina, and Kentucky.
2017 Basketball Rankings Re-Centered
It doesn’t take long to detect the epicenter of power in the 2017 class. In our new rankings for rising juniors, a whopping — actually shocking — 10 of the top 25 are natural centers. Wendell Carter is atypically strong for a young big man and thus could post the best numbers of any college freshman center in 2017-18. His recruitment includes strong overtures from Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Georgia, Vanderbilt, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Harvard and others.
Video: Edrice Adebayo NBPA Top 100 Camp Highlights
Highlights of 2016 5-star power forward Edrice Adebayo at the recent NBPA Top 100 camp. Adebayo (Pinetown, NC, Northside) holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina and is also considering NC State and Louisville.
Video: Sacha Killeya-Jones NBPA Top 100 Camp Highlights
Highlights of 2016 power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones at the recent NBPA Top 100 camp. Killeya-Jones, a 6'10 4-star recruit from Chapel Hill, NC (Virginia Episcopal School) holds and offer from UNC and is also considering Virginia and Kentucky.
Scout.com Class of 2017 Top 75 Basketball Recruits
With July rapidly approaching, Scout's basketball recruiting team updated the 2017 player rankings. DeAndre Ayton, Wendell Carter and Michael Porter sit at the top of the new list, that was extended to a top 75. Only one prospect ranked among the top 75 players in the 2017 class is committed. Jalek Felton, who ranks No. 14 overall, is committed to North Carolina.
Winston-Salem high school hoops’ star Harry Giles: We want to keep the city up
Thanks largely to Josh Howard and Chris Paul — as well as Happy Hairston and Herm Gilliam before them — Winston-Salem has a proud basketball tradition. Thanks to Harry Giles, that tradition is about to get even prouder.
NBPA Top 100 Camp: Adebayo, Killeya-Jones, Huell, Coleman
The NBPA Top 100 Camp was created in 1994 to assist elite high school student-athletes in the development of their basketball and life skills. Select 2016 and 2017 prospects are invited to the event to develop skills and compete. 247Sports Scouting Director Jerry Meyer was at the event and broke down what he saw from some of UNC's top targets in attendance.
NBPA Top 100: Storylines
One of the most important evaluations for the Scout team heading into the NBPA Top 100 Camp was 2016 center Edrice Adebayo. The 6-foot-9, 230-pound post from Pinetown (N.C.) Northside entered the camp ranked as Scout's 25th prospect nationally in 2016 as well as 3rd rated center, so Charlottesville was a good opportunity to get another look at the five-star. The main schools involved with Adebayo are presumed favorite NC State along with UNC, Kansas, Maryland, Wake Forest and Louisville.
Maverick Rowan enrolls in summer class, sets St. John's visit
It's been rumored for quite some time that Maverick Rowan, a 6-foot-7 forward, would likely reclassify to the 2015 class. On Sunday, Rowan confirmed those rumors and told Scout that he was currently enrolled in summer classes with the intentions of reclassifying up from the 2016 class to 2015. Rowan, who has taken one official visit to Louisville, will take his second official visit to St. John's on Monday.
Video: Jalek Felton 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships
Watch some of Jalek Felton's best moments at the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U19 World Championships in Debrecen, Hungary.
Sacha Killeya-Jones' stock rising
Power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones (Lynchburg, VA/Virginia Episcopal School) is becoming one of the hottest prospects in the 2016 class. After de-committing from Virginia on June 2nd, the 6-foot-10 prospect from Chapel Hill picked up an offer from Kentucky on an unofficial visit and North Carolina shortly after.
NBPA Top 100: Edrice Adebayo Makes Statement
On Friday night, five-star big man Edrice "Bam" Adebayo asserted his dominance. He wasn't unchallenged, though, as four-star power forward Mamadi Diakite stepped up to challenge him during the second half. They were just two of many standouts during the Friday night session of the NBPA Top 100 Camp. If there was any doubt about 6-foot-9 power forward Edrice Adebayo being worthy of his No. 8 ranking in the class of 2016, he has gone a long way toward silencing it.
Javin DeLaurier Showcasing His Game at NBPA Top 100 Camp
The best high school basketball players in the nation are in Charlottesville this week for the Top 100 Camp at John Paul Jones Arena. That includes St. Anne's-Belfield rising senior Javin DeLaurier. The Saints' forward is playing in the camp for the second year in a row.
Roy Williams Offers 2016 PF Dewan Huell
2016 5-star power forward Dewan Huell (Miami, FL, Norland HS), received a scholarship offer from North Carolina this week, according to Inside Carolina
(subscription required). Huell becomes the 13th member of UNC's 2016 basketball recruiting class
to receive an offer. Huell also holds offers from Louisville, Miami, Florida State, Florida and Kansas, among others.
NBPA Top 100: Killeya-Jones in constant motion
A North Carolina native who plays his high school ball at Lynchburg (Va.) Episcopal, Sacha Killeya-Jones is a four-star prospect and has outplayed his current ranking of No. 73 in the rising senior class. Killeya-Jones has been in constant motion, crashed the glass, hit jumpers and scored on the interior. Because he lives in Chapel Hill, Killeya-Jones is able to regularly play pickup on the campus of North Carolina and he just picked up an offer from the Tar Heels.