UNC Basketball Recruiting

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Five-star Kevin Knox visiting UNC

2017 five-star small forward Kevin Knox is visiting UNC on Tuesday morning. The 6-9 recruit is joined by members of his Tampa Catholic High School team. The Crusaders are in the area playing in the John Wall Holiday Invitational in Raleigh. Knox is UNC's last remaining target in the 2017 class. He will return to UNC for Wednesday's game against Monmouth. (Carolina Blue)

Future Tar Heels Brandon Huffman, Coby White to face off in holiday tournament

Two future Tar Heel basketball players will face off today in the Joe Miller Invitational at Brogden Hall on the campus of New Hanover High School in Wilmington, N.C. Class of 2017 center Brandon Huffman of Word of God Academy and class of 2018 combo guard Coby White of Greenfield School will play at 5:30 PM on Tuesday. (Carolina Blue)

Why You Should Be On The Zion Williamson Bandwagon

Zion Williamson, a five-star recruit, is a junior at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, South Carolina. To no one’s surprise, he’s one of the best high school basketball players in the country. According to ESPN, he’s ranked third in the Class of 2018. Thus far, he’s fielded offers from North Carolina, UCLA, Louisville and more among the who’s who in college hoops. (The Sports Fan Journal)

Jairus Hamilton Discusses Development, Recruiting

Roy Williams personally watched 4-star 2018 6-7 WF Jairus Hamilton this week at the Chick Fil-A Classic in Columbia, South Carolina. And THI spoke to the Charlotte (NC) Cannon School forward in an exclusive one-on-one interview: Hamilton - "I've seen a lot of schools come to my school and gyms like Wake Forest, UNC, Kansas, Cal, NC State, Arizona and some others." (

Zion Williamson sets Chick-fil-A Classic scoring mark

Zion Williamson left his mark in his first appearance at the Chick-fil-A Classic. Williamson set the tournament’s three-game scoring mark with 107 points. He scored 35 points in a 91-68 loss to Hamilton Heights. Williamson broke the single-game mark Tuesday when he had 53 points against Gray Collegiate and was named the Most Outstanding Player in the National Division. (The State)

Zion Williamson is taking the country by storm

Zion Williamson is a 6-foot-8, 230-pound manchild with a shoulders as wide as a compact car and calves straight out of the movie “300.” Williamson doesn’t have the LeBron James story of a young phenom who everyone knew was a “can’t miss” player who would change the landscape of the sport. Truth is, even you probably didn’t know Williamson existed this time last year. (USA Today)

Jarred Vanderbilt Commits to Kentucky

Five-star forward Jarred Vanderbilt has made his college decision and is headed to Kentucky. In the end Vanderbilt was down to a final four schools of Kentucky, North Carolina, Oregon, and TCU before choosing the Wildcats. At 6-foot-7 Vanderbilt is the new age style of forward who isn’t quite a wing, but also can play on the perimeter while doing a lot of damage down low. (

Jalek Felton, Coby White post big numbers Thursday

Future Tar Heels had a big night Thursday. Coby White, a 6-5 junior point guard from Wilson Greenfield School, had 38 points against Fayetteville Academy. He had a school-record 52 Wednesday against Faith Assembly. Meanwhile, Jalek Felton, a 6-3 senior guard from Gray’s Collegiate (SC), had 42 points in a 74-70 win Thursday over AC Flora with Roy Williams in attendance. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Jalek Felton Chick-fil-A Classic Highlights

UNC basketball commit Jalek Felton scored 19 points for Gray Collegiate in a 73-53 loss to Spartanburg Day. The game was dominated by Zion Williamson's 53 point performance, but Felton put together a collection of dazzling plays himself - with UNC head coach Roy Williams in attendance. View Video...

Video: Coby White Scores 52 Points vs Faith Assembly

Watch as Greenfield junior PG (UNC Commit) Coby White goes off for 52 points versus Faith Assembly. Also included are several monster dunks and plays by Greenfield junior guard Elijah McCadden who finished with 29 points. View Video...

Five-star basketball recruit Christian Brown flourishes without a position

A.C. Flora (Columbia, S.C.) sophomore Christian Brown is a 6-foot-9 workhorse of a forward. But, if need be, he can transform into a shot-swatting center, a breakdown point guard, a streaky three-point shooter or a slasher who gets to the basket at will. Brown has Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Louisville, among many others, all applying the full-court recruiting press. (USA Today)

Coby White Scores School Record 52 Points Wednesday

Coby White is not concerned with the number of points he scores. The 6-foot-5 junior’s approach is simply to allow the game to come to him. Did it ever during Wednesday’s session of the annual Greenfield Christmas Tournament. White, who has committed to UNC and is the reigning Wilson Times Male Player of the Year, exploded for a school-record 52 points. (Wilson Times)

Alexander Rice, King Rice's son, starting for St. Anthony as a sophomore

As St. Anthony's starting lineup was announced on Sunday, several things stood out about one player specifically — Alexander Rice. First off, he's only a sophomore. And secondly, he's the son of Monmouth University coach King Rice. Playing for St. Anthony is special in its own right. Starting for the storied program and coach Bob Hurley as a sophomore is even more so. (

Video: Zion Williamson Scores 53 at Chick-fil-A Classic

The nation's No. 2 recruit of 2018, Zion Williamson, did not fail to disappoint a packed crowd at Richland Northeast High School for the 15th Annual Chick-fil-A Classic. He set the event's scoring record with 53 points in Spartanburg Day School's 73-53 win over Gray Collegiate led by UNC PG commit Jalek Felton. Video courtesy View Video...

Zion Williamson scores 53 points in front of Roy Williams, sets Chick-fil-A Classic record

A line of more than a 1,500 spectators, including UNC coach Roy Williams, wrapped around Richland Northeast eagerly anticipating the matchup between Zion Williamson and Jalek Felton. By the time Williamson had led the Griffins to the 73-53 win (box score PDF), he’d set the tournament’s single-game scoring record with 53 points. He went 24 of 24 inside the three-point line and 25 of 28 overall. (USA Today)

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

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Watching 2019 4 star PF Jeremiah Robinson at his game in Coffeyville, KS

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Visiting 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) at New Albany High School in New Albany, IN

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Watching 2019 5 star SF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at his game in Rochester, MN

Thursday, January 05, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), and 2019 SF Joey Baker in their game at the Greenfield School in Wilson, NC

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Watching 2017 5 star SF Kevin Knox (UNC offer), 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), and 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer) at the John Wall Invitational in Raleigh, NC

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Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF

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