Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Nassir Little proud to be a McDonald's All-American and a role model
Nassir Little doesn’t take his talent and the responsibility that comes with it lightly. Little, who was presented with his McDonald’s All-American jersey when the McDonald’s All American Hometown Heroes stopped by Orlando Christian Prep Wednesday afternoon, called receiving the honor thrilling and a powerful reminder of all the people who have helped him get there.
Video: Nassir Little, Orlando Christian Prep Tuesday Game Highlights
The HoopDiamonds crew got a chance to see Nassir Little and Ronaldo Segu play in their home gym at Orlando Christian Prep on Tuesday. The atmosphere was incredible as Faith Christian was coming in 19-2. While they put up a fight, Little and Segu ultimately took care of business and got the win for the home team.
Roy Williams to visit Will Baker on Tuesday
Roy Williams will visit Will Baker on Tuesday according to TexasHoops.com. The 6-foot-10 power forward plays at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. He’s ranked as the No. 26 overall recruit in the 2019 class and the No. 6 center. Baker holds offers from North Carolina, Kansas, Baylor, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Stanford among others.
Zion Williamson Commits to Duke
Five-star forward Zion Williamson shocked the basketball world by committing to Duke on Saturday. Williamson picked Duke over Clemson, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina. Williamson has taken high school hoops by storm with his highlight reel dunks. Much more than a dunker, though, Williamson is a tough, physical and versatile power forward.
Roy Williams Discusses In-Home Recruiting Visits
Roy Williams visited Zion Williamson on Thursday. The 2018 five-star recruit is announcing his college decision on Saturday at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN2. On Friday, Williams was asked about in-home recruiting visits and his approach to the time he gets to spend with recruits and their families. "It's been a lot more positive now," Williams said referring to the NCAA scandal.
Video: Nassir Little Senior Season Highlights
Senior season highlights of 2018 North Carolina 5-star small forward signee and McDonald's All-American Nassir Little of Orlando (Fla.) Christian Prep:
National recruiting analysts give final predictions on Zion Williamson
“I am going with Clemson,” Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans told the Herald-Leader. “Not a definite, but close to it in my mind. I would say UNC and Kentucky are right there still.” So, it appears there’s still reason for fans to tune in Saturday night. The announcement ceremony from Zion Williamson’s high school is expected to begin at 8:15 p.m. and be shown live on ESPN2.
Coby White named to MaxPreps national player of the year watch list
Named a McDonald’s All-American this week, Providence Day's Devon Dotson was named to the MaxPreps national player of the year watch list. Dotson was one of three Carolinas players named to the watch list. He was joined by fellow McDonald’s All-Americans Zion Williamson of Spartanburg Day and Coby White of Wilson Greenfield School.
There’s Plenty of Room for Zion Williamson at UNC
With Zion Williamson’s announcement set for Saturday at 8 p.m., it’s only fitting to talk about what the Tar Heels look like should he take his talents to Chapel Hill. 247 Sports predicts the 6-foot-7, 270-pound small forward will choose Clemson, but could Williamson join fellow South Carolinians Seventh Woods and Jalek Felton at UNC? There’s certainly a chance, and there’s certainly a role for him.
Podcast: UNC Basketball Recruiting News
In this podcast, Inside Carolina's Sherrell McMillan, Rob Harrington and Sean Moran discuss UNC basketball recruiting. They answer listener questions, including which school Zion Williamson will commit to, how well Coby White and Nassir Little will adjust to college, what position Rechon Black will play at UNC, and who Roy Williams will target for the 2019 class.
Coby White Gives Last-Minute Sales Pitch to Zion Williamson
On January 20, Zion Williamson will face the decision of picking between North Carolina, Kentucky, Clemson, Duke, and South Carolina. To help him in this impossible decision we summoned Greenfield School (Wilson, N.C.) point guard Coby White, a UNC signee, and other contenders' signees to share their perspective on why each of their schools would suit him best.
Video: Coby White Scores 45 vs. Word of God Academy
Check out highlights from Coby White, a 6'4" point guard committed to Roy Williams and the UNC Tar Heels. White and his Greenfield Knights took on John Wall's old high school, Word of God, on Monday night at the Greenfield School MLK Showcase. White scored 45 as Greenfield won the game 86-70.
Nassir Little, R.J. Barrett will meet again at McDonald’s All-American Game
A week ago, North Carolina signee Nassir Little of Orlando Christian Prep and Duke signee R.J. Barrett of Montverde Academy both scored 24 points in a nationally-televised matchup. Now the two 6-foot-7 seniors are set to go at each other again in the prestigious McDonald’s All-American Game. Barrett was placed on the 12-man East team. Little is on the West.
Coby White takes his place among the elite
Less than 24 hours after a 45-point performance against Raleigh Word of God, Greenfield School senior Coby White received his greatest honor in a decorated high school basketball career. White, who has eclipsed the 3,000-point mark for his career and was the 2016-17 N.C. Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior, was selected to participate in the McDonald’s All-American Game.
Roy Williams to Visit Five-Star Zion Williamson on Thursday
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams is expected to visit 2018 five-star small forward Zion Williamson on Thursday, his family confirmed to Inside Carolina. Williams's visit to Spartanburg will be UNC's closing argument in its recruitment of Williamson to UNC. Extreme weather and snow throughout the state of North Carolina may affect the Tar Heel head coach's visit plan.