Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
New schools getting involved with five-star forward Jordan Brown
Five-star power forward Jordan Brown is one of the top available recruits in the 2018 class and you’d think his list would be dwindling, but it’s quite the opposite. A couple of weeks ago California, Gonzaga, St. John’s, Nevada, Louisiana-Lafayette and Stanford were the main schools on Brown’s list. Now UNC, Louisville and Texas have thrown their hats into the ring.
Coby White Named to MaxPreps Basketball All-American First Team
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized the top 50 high school boys basketball players in America. First Team: Coby White, Greenfield (Wilson, N.C.): White ends his high school career as North Carolina's all-time leading scorer with 3,573 career points. He tallied 30.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game, leading Greenfield to the NCISAA Class 1A title game.
Commitment predictions for Jordan Brown, other unsigned basketball recruits
Jordan Brown has taken official visits to California, Louisiana-Lafayette, St. John's and UCLA. Arizona and North Carolina have recently jumped in while Gonzaga, Nevada and Oregon are still involved. Brown has one more official visit to use and it's likely that Arizona and North Carolina fight for this one. Predictions: Cal (Bossi), Arizona (Evans), North Carolina (McDonald).
Armando Bacot enjoys a one of a kind Final Four Trip
Trinity Episcopal junior Armando Bacot had the rare opportunity of playing at the site of this year's Final Four in San Antonio. "I've been preparing since the end of the high school season for this event," said Bacot. Bacot was one of the top 24 juniors in the country that made up the U.S. men's Junior National select team as part of the NCAA's Next Generation Sunday.
What’s next for Tar Heels after E.J. Montgomery’s decision?
UNC’s efforts to add another player to its 2018 recruiting class took a hit on Monday when 5-star power forward E.J. Montgomery commited to Kentucky. The contingency plan likely includes a stronger push for 5-star power forward Jordan Brown (Prolific Prep/Napa, Calif.). As has been reported over the last week, North Carolina has reached out to Brown.
Video: 2019 SF Jalen Wilson Highlights
Highlights of 2019 4-star small forward Jalen Wilson from Guyer High School in Denton, Texas. UNC coach Roy Williams recently visited Wilson on March 28. And although Wilson has yet to be offered a scholarship to play for the Tar Heels, he does have offers from Kansas, Marquette, Oklahoma, and Arizona State, among others.
E.J. Montgomery commits to Kentucky
Five-star senior E.J. Montgomery has committed to Kentucky. “I made my decision to go to Kentucky. Just the coaches and their track record with their players,” he said when asked about picking the Wildcats. Montgomery, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound power forward, picked the Wildcats over Duke, North Carolina, Vanderbilt and other interested programs.
Video: Coby White, Nassir Little at Jordan Brand Classic on why they chose UNC
North Carolina signees Coby White and Nassir Little speak to reporters at the Jordan Brand Classic on why they chose UNC. Little scored 24 points in the game and was named co-MVP while White turned in a stellar performance with 21 points. Little was also named MVP of last week's McDonald's All-American game.
Nassir Little, Coby White Shine in Jordan Brand Classic
North Carolina basketball signees Nassir Little and Coby White combined for 45 points in the Jordan Brand Classic All-Star game on Sunday. Little scored 24 points and was named co-MVP. White scored 21 points. Little, who was also named MVP of the 2018 McDonald's All-American game on March 28, was 9-for-14 from the field and added six rebounds.
Five-star guard Jaden Springer is one of 2020's most explosive scorers
Though he only recently finished up his sophomore season at Charlotte (N.C.) Rocky River, 6-foot-4 guard Jaden Springer, who ranks No. 18 nationally, has racked up offers from UCLA, Maryland, South Carolina, NC State, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Tennessee and Kansas State, among others, while interest has come in from UNC and Kentucky.
UNC signee Coby White voted NC AP player of the year
Before he starts his career with the Tar Heels, Coby White has one more high school honor to accept. The Greenfield School guard was voted AP high school boys basketball player of the year, giving White three of the biggest individual awards a player can get in one season: N.C. AP player of the year, N.C. Gatorade player of the year and McDonald's All-American.
Roy Williams Visits Matthew Hurt
The NCAA Basketball Recruiting Period opens at noon Thursday, and two of the biggest names in college basketball will make visits to the Med City. North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski will visit Rochester John Marshall junior forward Matthew Hurt for in-home visits on Thursday, Hurt’s father confirmed to ABC 6 News.
UNC Basketball Signees Coby White, Nassir Little Named USA Today High School All-Americans
USA Today released its All-USA High School Boys’ Basketball teams Wednesday, with a pair of future Tar Heels making the cut. Combo guard Coby White–who set the all-time North Carolina state scoring record–was named a Second Team selection, while 6-foot-7 wing Nassir Little earned Third Team honors a week after winning the MVP award of the McDonald’s All-American Game.
E.J. Montgomery planning home visits with UNC, Kentucky
E.J. Montgomery, the 6-foot-10 power forward from Georgia, will have home visits with North Carolina and Kentucky during the upcoming recruiting, his father, Efram, said. Montgomery took an unofficial visit to Duke Feb. 14. He has also taken unofficial visits to UNC (Feb. 14) and Kentucky (Feb. 24). He is also considering Georgia, Georgetown, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
UNC, Kentucky, Duke Expected To Visit 2019 Forward Matthew Hurt
Fresh off his experience at the Next Generation Sunday Program at the Final Four, Matthew Hurt will host some big-time coaches in the coming days. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is expected to visit the 6-foot-9, 215-pound class of 2019 forward in his hometown of Rochester, MN, on Thursday, with North Carolina's Roy Williams due in next Sunday.