UNC Basketball Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.

Video: Will Baker Scores 30 Over the Holidays

2019 5-star power forward Will Baker (Austin, Texas) holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina and shows why in these recent highlights from over the Holidays, putting up 30 points utilizing a wide array of scoring moves.

Matthew Hurt Targeting Fall Decision

Matthew Hurt's father, Richard, says his son plans to make his college decision next fall. Hurt is a five-star recruit averaging nearly 40 points and 14 rebounds per game, including a school-record 51 points on Thursday. The programs recruiting him the hardest are a who's who of the elite: North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA, Indiana and Minnesota.

A Record Night for team-driven Coby White

It’s funny how things come full-circle. Headed into the championship game of the John Wall Invitational, UNC signee Coby White needed 38 points to break the tournament scoring record. In 1990, former UNC great and 1993 National Champion Donald Williams set the 115-point record. Who would White face to break the record? Williams’ alma mater, Garner Magnet.

North Carolina commit Jeremiah Francis discusses UNC, Roy Williams

Why UNC? Jeremiah Francis: "UNC speaks for itself and has produced a lot of (NBA) guys. Also, coach Williams' 800+ wins, multiple national championships, and I want to be a part of that. He knows how to let his guards play. It’s a college basketball city and always putting basketball first and it’s a great environment to be in And nothing beats playing in the Dean Dome."

Video: Coby White Scores 41 to set John Wall Invitational scoring record - Game Highlights

Raleigh was rocking Saturday night in anticipation of Greenfield School getting their rematch with Garner High School in the John Wall Invitational. Coby White scored 41 in front of UNC coach Roy Williams, breaking the tournament record for overall points but it wasn't enough to overcome a loaded Garner team.

Five-star forward Vernon Carey Jr. looking to cut it ‘three or four’ soon

Vernon Carey Jr. wouldn’t mind “if things were a little more manageable” in terms of his recruitment. Seems dead-on for the No. 2 player in the ESPN 60 with offers from everyone who’s anyone in college basketball. “I just want to cut my list of schools down because it’s easier to focus on a few,” Carey said. “I think I want to get it down to about three or four by March. That’s my plan.”

Coby White sets John Wall Invitational scoring record

In Saturday’s championship matchup with Greenfield School, Garner faced UNC signee Coby White, who needed 38 points to take over as tournament scoring champ. By the time the final horn sounded he’d accomplished just that; the Trojans, however, took home the win. With Roy Williams looking on, White led all scorers with 41 points and eclipsed 3,000 points for his career.

Zion Williamson looming larger than life despite not playing in Beach Ball Classic

Zion Williamson gave basketball fans at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center a chance to meet him and grab a picture and an autograph on Wednesday night. It was a nice gesture by the 6-foot-7 phenom from Spartanburg Day School, who welcomed a line of fans for more than 30 minutes at a table set up for the occasion. Williamson is nursing a deep foot bruise and will not play in the tournament.

A record and a championship on the line between Greenfield and Garner

Garner coach Eddie Gray loves preserving school tradition. But on Saturday, he’ll take a championship over stonewalling the latest challenger to the John Wall Holiday Invitational scoring record, held by former Garner and UNC great Donald Williams. Greenfield School's Coby White, a UNC commit, needs 37 to tie Williams’ tournament record of 115 set back in 1990, and 38 to break it.

Video: Coby White Scores 32 at John Wall Invitational on Thursday - Game Highlights

North Carolina 2019 point guard commit Coby White scored 32 points at the John Wall Invitational on Thursday, leading Greenfield School to a 59-57 win over Broughton. Here are the full game highlights from SLAM:

UNC Among Schools Recruiting Matthew Hurt the Hardest

5-star 2019 forward Matthew Hurt added the last of the blue bloods to his list of scholarship offers after Kentucky coach John Calipari joined UNC’s Roy Williams to see Hurt’s 48-point performance Dec. 14. Hurt, who is averaging 39 points and 14 rebounds this season, says the colleges recruiting him the hardest are UNC, Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, UCLA, Minnesota and Indiana.

Coby White sets sights on John Wall Invitational championship, scoring title

UNC signee Coby White was born 10 years after Donald Williams scored 115 points in three games at the John Wall Invitational but come Saturday he could break Williams’ 27-year-old record. Through two games, White has scored 78 points, which means he would need 38 points to become the tournament’s new scoring champion. On Thursday, White scored 32 to lead Greenfield past Broughton, 59-57.

‘Underrated’ Wendell Moore leads Cox Mill to win in Beach Ball quarterfinals

Cox Mill basketball coach Jody Barbee doesn’t believe junior standout Wendell Moore Jr. is getting enough respect. Maybe another prolific scoring performance at the Beach Ball Classic will make doubters believers. Moore filled the bucket to the tune of 32 points on Thursday, helping Cox Mill overcome an early deficit to knock off Clark (Nev.) in the quarterfinal round.

UNC Watches Vernon Carey at John Wall Invitational

Slotted as the top-ranked junior in America, Vernon Carey Jr. remains one of the best prospects in high school basketball. Last year, Carey Jr. came to the John Wall Invitational ascending into elite status. Today, the 2019 big man has become a priority recruit, as an assistant from UNC and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and his entire coaching staff were on hand.

John Wall Invitational Updates: Coby White, Jalen Lecque

The John Wall Holiday Invitational gave one last chance in 2017 for some of the top high school players to finish the year on a strong note. Leading his team to a hard-fought victory, Jalen Lecque remains in flux on a potential reclassification, Coby White is an elite starter of the Carolina break, and Greg Gantt remains one of the most undervalued juniors in America.

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Where's Roy?
Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Watching 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, and 2019 SF Precious Achiuwa at the Adidas Gauntlet and Under Armour events in Dallas, TX
4/20/2018 - 4/21/2018
Watching 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 PF Francis Okoro, 2019 PG Cole Anthony, 2019 PF Isaiah Stewart, 2019 HF Max Lorca-Lloyd, 2019 PF E.J. Liddell, 2019 SF Isaac Okoro, 2020 C Hunter Dickinson, 2020 SF Scottie Barnes, and 2020 PG Jeremy Roach at the Nike EYBL in Irving, TX
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Visiting 2020 power forward Day'ron Sharpe (South Central High School) in Winterville, NC
Monday, April 16, 2018
On an in home visit with 2019 5 star power forward Will Baker (UNC offer) in Austin, TX
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Top Basketball Recruits
Nassir Little2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Will Baker2019 C
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Armando Bacot2019 C
Jeremiah Francis2019 PG
Josh Nickelberry2019 SG
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