Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Mohamed Bamba out with injury, but plans to ‘dominate’ Peach Jam
Five-star post player Mohamed Bamba is here at Team USA U18 training camp but is not expected to participate in basketball activities with the rest of the invitees. Bamba — a 7-footer from Harlem, N.Y. — told the Herald-Leader on Wednesday that he’s been sidelined for precautionary measures due to the sprained ankle he suffered earlier this spring.
P.J. Washington's Recruitment Taking Shape
P.J. Washington is certainly a priority recruit for North Carolina. The Texas native recently took an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill. While on the visit, Washington had a chance to hang out with assistant coach Steve Robinson and a little bit with head coach Roy Williams, but he also got to speak with members of the current roster and then play pickup ball with them.
Kevin Knox Blog: USA Basketball, building bonds with coaches, and more
Kevin Knox: I know everyone wants to know about what’s going on with my recruitment; well, it’s going great right now. I’m probably looking to cut my list down after Peach Jam and then I’ll take it from there. I’ve got a great relationship with the schools recruiting me; I talk to Duke almost every day, I just got off the phone with UNC, I talk to Villanova a lot, Miami a lot.
USA U17 National Team announced
The roster for the USA’s U17 National Team was announced. The big names are Wendell Carter, Kevin Knox and Gary Trent Jr. Trent, a top ten shooting guard in the Class of 2017, is the son of former NBA player Gary Trent, but Carter, a 6-foot-10 forward from Georgia, and Knox, a combo-forward that has drawn the eye of UNC, Duke, and Kentucky, are potential lottery picks in the 2018 NBA Draft.
Kevin Knox putting it all together on the court
Kevin Knox has scholarship offers from just about every major school in the country. Kentucky offered this spring. Duke and North Carolina offered before that, and local schools Florida State (his parents’ alma mater) and Miami are mentioned prominently in his recruitment. Don’t expect a commitment — or even much of a recruiting update — from Knox anytime soon.
Will Blue Bloods offer Immanuel Quickley?
Immanuel Quickley has a build and a game that at times brings John Wall to mind. Quickly isn't the freakish athlete like Wall, but he shares his build and feel for the game. He also shoots the deep ball a little better than Wall at the same stage. He is hearing from Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, UNC, Ohio State and Villanova. None of these schools have offered.
Scout Top 10 2017 Basketball Recruiting Class Rankings
5 North Carolina Tar Heels: The Tar Heels only have one pledge in the 2017 class to date, but it’s a big one as the nephew of former UNC player Raymond Felton, Jalek Felton, is on board. Felton is a tremendous passer and long-range shooter and checks in 28 overall and is regarded as a five-star prospect.
UNC interest and Kansas offer for Carte'Are Gordon
Bruising 2018 big man Carte'Are Gordon is among the 18 finalists for the USA U17 National Team. Kansas, who is considered the team to beat, is one of several offers, and interest is also coming in from UNC. Gordon, 6-8, 250-pounds from Saint Louis (Mo.) Webster Groves High School, lists offers from Kansas, Missouri, USC, Oklahoma, Iowa, and UNLV, among others.
USA Basketball: Point guard Immanuel Quickley making impression
Point guard Immanuel Quickley impressed a lot of people this weekend, including his teammates. He controls the pace on the offensive end and communicates well on defense. Quickley holds offers from Cincinnati, Washington, Virginia Tech, USC and Miami. The six-foot-four point guard also has interest from Duke, Kentucky, UNC, Kansas, Villanova, and Ohio State.
USA Basketball U17: Top 10 Performers
The nation's top U17 prospects gathered at the US Olympic Training Facility over the weekend to compete to play in the 2016 FIBA U17 World Championships. This year a lot is expected of Kevin Knox, a 6-foot-7 versatile combo forward, as he ranks among the top 10 players in the country. But he still showed up playing as if he had something to prove.
Highlights and Recruiting Update With 5-Star Center Mitchell Robinson
After decommitting from Texas A&M, 5-star center Mitchell Robinson says LSU and UNC are going at him the hardest. “LSU is coming at me hard because they want to keep me at home." Also when talking about the Tar Heels Robinson said, “I hear from them every once in a while, not as much as LSU, though.” Robinson has not mentioned a timetable to commit and is completely open right now.
Shooting guard Andrew Platek on UNC visit
Class of 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek (Northfield, MA/Mount Hermon) is currently (Monday) on an unofficial to North Carolina. He will spend the night in Chapel Hill. A 6-4, 190-pound prospect, Platek has the reputation as a knock down three-point shooter. He was offered by Roy Williams on April 27th. His visit on Monday to Chapel Hill is his first to the school.
Four-star 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon visits UNC
Class of 2017 point guard Nick Weatherspoon was on UNC's campus on Sunday for an unofficial visit. A 6-2, 172-pound prospect, Weatherspoon has offers from North Carolina, Louisville, Indiana, Mississippi State, Miami Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, N.C. State, and Florida State.
Andrew Platek to Visit North Carolina
Andrew Platek, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.), will visit North Carolina on Monday, Davidson on Tuesday and Stanford on June 24th. The class of 2017 guard has received offers from UNC, Indiana, Stanford and Miami, to name a few. Platek said academics would be a priority for him when it comes to making a decision.
Nick Weatherspoon creating his own name before UNC visit
Basketball people know who Nick Weatherspoon is these days and it’s no longer because of his older brother. Weatherspoon has flourished with an improved mid-range jumper and tenacious defense in the AAU circuit this year. Weatherspoon has racked up significant offers recently, including Louisville, North Carolina and Ohio State. Along with UNC, he will visit N.C. State Sunday.