Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
UNC Showing Interest in 2018 PG Javonte Smart
North Carolina is showing interest in 2018 point guard Javonte Smart, and presumed leader LSU, along with Baylor, Massachusetts, Wake Forest and Xavier, has offered Smart. 6-4, 185-pounds and out of Baton Rouge (La.) Scotlandville Magnet High School, Smart has the size and skills to play the two, but Smart is much more comfortable running the show.
Rundown of how basketball recruits with UNC, Duke, NC State and local ties are faring
UNC commit Jalek Felton is averaging 19 points and 5 assists on the UAA circuit. Wendell Carter, who picked up a Duke offer in June 2015 and a UNC offer in August 2015, is averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds on the EYBL circuit. Rechon Black, who is committed to UNC, has averaged 8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in eight Adidas Gauntlet Series games.
UNC, Kansas, UConn, Tennessee interest for 2018 PG Drue Drinnon
2018 four-star point guard Drue Drinnon now has interest from UNC, Tennessee, Connecticut, and Kansas. Offers are also in from Florida, Missouri, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. 6-0, 175-pounds out of Commerce (Ga.) Pebble brook High School, Drinnon is a rock solid lead guard who is strong with the ball and an efficient shooter.
UNC, Kansas, Kentucky pursuing 2019 small forward D.J. Jeffries
Small forward D.J. Jeffries of Olive Branch (Miss.) High School is one of the top talents in the 2019 class. Some significant programs are showing interest in him according to Andrew Slater of 247Sports. Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina are all now recruiting the 6-7, 185-pound Jeffries. Offers are already in from Iowa State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Wake Forest.
7-foot-3 Chol Marial might be best in 2019
At 7-3, 205-pounds, Chol Marial is unlike any top prospect in the 2019 class. Check out video of Marial, who might be the top prospect in his class. Originally from South Sudan and now attending Chesire High School, Marial has offers from Florida State, Iowa and West Virginia and North Carolina is showing interest according to Andrew Slater of 247Sports.
Top prospects from UAA session III: Felton, Duval, Reid
Jalek Felton has sometimes been a bit casual with his effort. This spring his motor has been ramped up and he’s showed lots of ability as an off the dribble scorer. He’s got things headed in the right direction. Nazreon Reid is big and strong enough to play the center position but is also mobile and has skill facing the hoop and running the floor.
UNC Basketball commit Jalek Felton puts on show in L.A.
He still might be another year or so away from arriving on campus, but 2017 point guard Jalek Felton already has UNC fans happy. Felton averaged 19 pointer per game for Team Felton at the UA Association event in Los Angeles over the weekend. Despite going 7-5, Team Felton needed just three wins to qualify for the Under Armour finals in Georgia.
EYBL Atlanta Roundup: Mitchell Robinson, Kevin Knox
Center Mitchell Robinson has clearly taken his game to the next level. If there was any doubt about him getting an elevation to five-star status in the next update, it's gone. LSU and UNC got involved after his April decommitment from Texas A&M, and Kentucky is starting to nose around his recruitment. Five-star small forward Kevin Knox also had an impressive showing.
EYBL: Who's in and who to watch in Peach Jam?
Four teams finished 14-2 in the first four stops on the Nike EYBL circuit and lead the 20 automatic qualifiers for the Peach Jam, July 6-10 in North Augusta, S.C. Michael Porter Jr., Trae Young, Gary Trent Jr., Marvin Bagley III, Chris Lykes and Kevin Knox are among the names to know along with top rebounder Mohamed Bamba and No. 3 rebounder DeAndre Ayton.
2018 PF Naz Reid says UNC among schools recruiting him hardest
Nazreon Reid, a five-star Class of 2018 power forward from Roselle (N.J.) Catholic High School, lists Kentucky, Syracuse, St. John's, and North Carolina as the schools that are leading the way in his recruitment. Reid holds offers from UConn, Kansas, Louisville, Maryland, NC State, Oklahoma, Syracuse, Villanova, and Virginia, among others. Kentucky and UNC have yet to offer.
Kevin Knox to Trim List After Peach Jam
Kevin Knox, the 6-foot-8 Class of 2017 small forward from Tampa (FL) Catholic and E1T1, will trim his list of schools after Peach Jam, he told SNY.tv. Ranked the No. 6 player in the Class of 2017 according to 247Sports.com, holds more than 30 offers, including from Kentucky, Kansas, Villanova, Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse, N.C. State, Maryland, Miami and Cal.
Jeremiah Tilmon undergoes shoulder surgery
Five-star big man Jeremiah Tilmon had surgery on his left shoulder on Thursday. Tilmon dislocated his shoulder on April 2 at the DICK'S Sporting Goods Nationals. He will be out the rest of the summer with hopes of returning at the beginning of the high school season in November. Tilmon had visits with Illinois, UNC, Michigan State, Kansas and UCLA last month.
2018 PG Devon Dotson Impressive on Sunday
Playing the best we've seen him play so far this grassroots season was Team Charlotte point guard Devon Dotson. Tough and aggressive, Dotson was impressive on Sunday. He scored off the dribble, got others involved and showed why he's ranked No. 51 in the class of 2018. Dotson holds offers from UNC, N.C. State, Georgia, Clemson, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Florida and many others.
Tony Bradley doesn’t have to replace Brice Johnson
With Brice Johnson heading off to the NBA, one of the biggest questions for UNC is what the Tar Heels can expect from incoming post player Tony Bradley. It’s too early to guess how good Bradley might be when he arrives in Chapel Hill, but he won’t have to be a dominant force right away. There’s enough talent returning that growing pains can be weathered.
Trevon Duval Says UNC Among Five Schools Working Hardest
Trevon Duval, the top point guard in the Class of 2017, says five schools are recruiting him the hardest. The 6-foot-3 point guard out of Dallas (TX) Advanced Prep International lists Maryland, Arizona, Kansas, Baylor, and North Carolina as the schools working the hardest for his services. Duval holds offers from Arizona, Maryland, Syracuse, Baylor, UConn, Rutgers, N.C. State and others.