Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Roy Williams watches Rechon Black, Wendell Moore
Roy Williams has become a familiar face at Cox Mill High during his recruitment of UNC signee Rechon Black. And Friday was senior night, which made it all the more important for Williams to be there. Of course, Cox Mill is also the home to 5-star Class of 2019 small forward Wendell Moore, who happens to be one of the Tar Heels’ top targets in the junior class.
E.J. Montgomery visiting UNC Monday, also sets Kentucky visit
Five-star recruit E.J. Montgomery scheduled an unofficial visit to Kentucky for February 24th, his father E.J. Montgomery Sr. tells 247Sports. Kentucky's John Calipari and assistant Kenny Payne met with Montgomery on Wednesday. Montgomery, a 6-foot-10 power forward out Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler, will start a previously scheduled trip to North Carolina on Monday.
Big Baller Brand Tries–and Fails–to Convince UNC Signee Coby White to Join Proposed New League
LaVar Ball has spoken plenty of things into existence since bursting into the public spotlight last year, but he and his company–the Big Baller Brand–were unable to convince incoming North Carolina combo guard Coby White to join their proposed new basketball league, which is looking to provide 80 top high-schoolers with a paid alternative to the NCAA.
E.J. Montgomery fulfills goal after receiving McDonald's jersey
“I said I’ve gotta get in that (McDonald's All-American) game,” E.J. Montgomery said. “I always wanted to be in it, but I really wanted to be in it after last year.” He got the news last month that he’d accomplished that goal and on Thursday the McDonald’s Hometown Heroes stopped by his school and presented him with an honorary jersey for the game, which tips March 28 in Atlanta.
Rechon Black, Wendell Moore Selected for All-Star Events
Concord Cox Mill star Wendell Moore is among 24 players from the class of 2019 invited by USA Basketball to compete in a series of events at this year’s college basketball Final Four in San Antonio. The 2018 Carolinas Classic All-Star basketball games are March 24 at Wilmington’s Hoggard High School and will feature Cox Mill star and UNC signee Rechon Black.
Analyst: How E.J. Montgomery would fit in at UNC
E.J. Montgomery would be a welcomed addition in Chapel Hill. Garrison Brooks, Sterling Manley and Brandon Huffman have given North Carolina good minutes, but I think Montgomery, the No. 12 recruit in the 247Sports Composite, is a superior player and would give them a more versatile look in the post. He has unofficial visits set for UNC and Duke next week.
UNC Basketball Recruiting Notes: Bacot, Little, Carey
Roy Williams took a trip to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. this week to see 5-star power forward Vernon Carey Jr. Carey is the No. 2 player in the Class of 2019 and will take his first official visit to Michigan State this weekend. In town for the North Carolina-Duke game were 2019 5-star PF Armando Bacot and 5-star UNC SF signee Nassir Little, the No. 6 player in the 2018 class.
Armando Bacot to attend UNC-Duke game
2019 five-star Armando Bacot will attend the Duke versus North Carolina game tonight as first reported by recruiting analyst Andrew Slater. Bacot, a 6-10 post player from Richmond (Va.) Trinity Episcopal School, has offers from both schools to go along with numerous other offers. Bacot is ranked No. 20 in the 247Sports Composite.
E.J. Montgomery breaks down recruitment
Ranked No. 11 in the senior class, 5-star power forward E.J. Montgomery is working with a final-11 list that includes North Carolina, Duke, and Kentucky, among others. Roy Williams made two visits to Georgia last week to see Montgomery, and John Calipari was expected in Wednesday. UNC and Duke will both host him for unofficial visits over the next week.
UNC in Good Position with E.J. Montgomery
Last week, Roy Williams visited 5-star power forward E.J. Montgomery twice, the latter coming with an offer to the Wheeler High standout. Williams is not going to leave his Chapel Hill abode during the meat of the ACC season if he doesn’t feel like Montgomery is someone he has a legitimate shot at. UNC remains in a much better spot than any others outside Duke.
Video: Coby White Scores 50 Again
Coby White and the Greenfield Knights took on rival Wayne Country Day on the road. Despite being shorthanded and coming off of a close win the night prior, White dominated with 50 points, 21 of which coming from the free throw line. UNC is getting a good one!
Big time battle for five-star E.J. Montgomery
Five-star power forward E.J. Montgomery, who initially committed to Auburn, has become the the center of attention for many of the nation's top programs. Considering Clemson, Duke, Georgetown, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest, Montgomery is setting up visits and will swing through Tobacco Road next week.
E.J. Montgomery Schedules UNC Visit
Two days after receiving a scholarship offer from North Carolina, E.J. Montgomery has scheduled an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill. UNC's lone remaining target in the senior class will attend UNC's Feb. 12 game against Notre Dame, his father, E.J. Sr., confirmed. Montgomery's trip will also include an unofficial visit to Duke's game against Virginia Tech on Feb. 14.
Coby White Scores Career-High 50 on Friday
Class of 2018 North Carolina signee Coby White scored 50 points on Friday night to set a new career high. White and his Greenfield School Knights defeated Wayne Country Day 90-75. The dynamic 6-5 guard also added 17 rebounds. Last weekend, White set the North Carolina state scoring record when he scored 41 points in a 74-68 loss to Northside (Va.).
Video: Coby White vs. Joey Baker Highlights
Coby White, a senior point guard, is signed to North Carolina. Joey Baker, a junior forward, is committed to Duke. In the end, White scored 37 points in front of a capacity crowd to lead the Knights past the Crusaders 78-72 on Thursday. Baker led Trinity with 27 points.