UNC Basketball Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.

UNC commit Coby White is now a five-star recruit

Combo guard Coby White is a versatile scorer. He can put the ball in the hoop at all three levels. He has improved greatly since committing to North Carolina in July of 2016. Now, White, a 6-4 prospect from Wilson, N.C., is a five-star recruit. Per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rankings, White is ranked as the No. 22 overall recruit in the 2018 class. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Coby White Scores 50 in East Coast Invitational Game

North Carolina 2018 combo guard commit Coby White scored 50 points in a single game at this summer's East Coast Invitational, showing why he'll be a great fit for Roy Williams in the Tar Heels' fast-paced system. View Video...

Checking In With 2019 Five-Star Joey Baker

6'7" Joey Baker has made the challenging transition from being the talented sidekick of elite players to the starring role. The rising junior has tried to take lessons learned from playing with recent NBA lottery pick Dennis Smith, Jr. and incoming UNC freshman Jalek Felton. This season, Baker has had to take the lead for Team Felton on the Under Armour circuit. (247 Sports)

Who was Roy Williams watching at Peach Jam?

Roy Williams checked in on his commits Coby White and Rechon Black, who play together on Team CP3. On CP3’s 16U team, top 35 wing Wendell Moore is a major target. Top five junior-to-be James Wiseman got some looks and it appeared Williams was also evaluating 2019 big men Aidan Igiehon and Francis Okoro plus point guard Cole Anthony. The Heels could be looking to make a move with top 10 big man Simi Shittu. (

Zion Williamson adjusts to the spotlight behind family’s guidance

Heavy attention has been on Zion Williamson’s recruitment, and high-profile coaches including South Carolina’s Frank Martin, Clemson’s Brad Brownell, UNC’s Roy Williams, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Kansas’ Bill Self swooped in for this weekend’s tournament. Other top-tier coaches that have been in town include Tom Izzo, Rick Pitino, John Calipari and Bruce Pearl. (Go Upstate)

Video: Isaiah Todd Adidas Gauntlet Finale Highlights

The number one ranked rising sophomore showed out this weekend in Spartanburg, South Carolina at the 2017 Adidas Gauntlet Finale. 6'10 Isaiah Todd has freakish upside as he can score with ease from all three levels and is a tenacious defender on the other end. View Video...

Video: Zion Williamson Dominates Adidas Finale

Zion Williamson is back from injury and is showing the world once again that he's the most dominant player in high school basketball. Here are his highlights from the Adidas Finale in Spartanburg, SC. View Video...

Coby White, Rechon Black update from Peach Jam

The nation’s top recruits are participating in the Peach Jam. That includes two 2018 UNC recruits Coby White and Rechon Black. The two are teammates for Team CP3 which finished 1-4 in round robin play, failing to advance to the next stage of the tournament. But with the team's struggles, one thing remains consistent. White continues to show how good of a player he is even while hurt. (Keeping It Heel)

One-On-One With 2019 Five-Star Armando Bacot

In the best shape of his life, while keeping his well-honed low-post skill-set, Armando Bacot has established himself as one of the premier big men in the class of 2019. Let’s go to UNC. You mentioned them. What do you know about the Tar Heels? "I talked to Hubert Davis twice since then. He’s been recruiting me hard, but I haven’t really heard that much from Roy Williams." (247 Sports)

Zion Williamson Discusses Recruitment

North Carolina is another school close to Zion Williamson and they are showing tons of interest. “North Carolina is recruiting me. Since Coach McGrath left, Hubert Davis is my main recruiter right now. They already have two commitments, Rechon Black and Coby White and they keep on saying if I join than we would be stronger and could win a national championship.” (Make Playz)

Zion Williamson is a man among boys and this block proves it

Zion Williamson — a high school basketball player who turned 17 years old last week and won’t begin his senior year until next month — is already more famous than at least 30 percent of the NBA. You have probably seen Williamson’s ultra-powerful dunks on social media hundreds of times. Zion Williamson can do more than dunk. He can also destroy you with a block. (SB Nation)

Peach Jam: Future Tar Heels Leaky Black, Coby White team up

Fresh off his third national championship, Roy Williams wasn’t forced to split time between gyms or choose between his future stars at Peach Jam. His two commitments for 2018, guards Leaky Black and Coby White, joined forces on Team CP3 this summer, making it easy for Williams to watch his future players in his white UNC pullover with a not-so-subtle 2017 Final Four logo. (Greensboro News & Record)

Adidas Gauntet Finale: Who coaches were watching

On Thursday, Archie Miller, Chris Holtmann, Chris Mack, and John Beilein watched 2018 SF Jerome Hunter, as did Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and a UNC assistant. The building was packed for top-50 center David McCormack, as head coaches from Oklahoma State, Kentucky, N.C. State and Virginia, along with assistants from UNC and others were in attendance. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Roy Williams Carolina Insider Podcast Quotes on Recruiting

UNC Basketball coach Roy Williams on the July evaluation period. "This July period is always the most important because the Peach Jam, ---- it's really competition. This July recruiting period is a period I really enjoy --- trying to find out who is going to be able to play for Roy Williams? Who is going to get Roy Williams to feel like he can help him when a game? To me that is the biggest thing." (Carolina Blue)

Zion Williamson’s choice might come earlier than first expected

Zion Williamson hinted he might not wait until after the season to announce his college choice. Williamson said making a decision was high on his to-do list as he entered his senior season at Spartanburg Day. “I just want to win another championship and hopefully pick my college before the season starts so I can get that out of the way,” Williamson said. (The State)

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Monday, September 25, 2017
Watching 2019 4 star power forward Armando Bacot at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA

Monday, September 25, 2017
Visiting 2019 4 star power forward Will Baker to offer him a scholarship in Austin, TX

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Visiting 2018 5 star small forward Nassir Little in Orlando, FL

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
On an in home visit with 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in New Albany, IN

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Top Basketball Recruits
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Nassir Little2018 SF
Simi Shittu2018 PF
Coby White2018 CG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Ashton Hagans2019 PG
Matthew Hurt2019 SF
James Wiseman2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG

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