UNC Basketball Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.

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.

E.J. Montgomery's rise to coveted five-star recruit no surprise to hoops-obsessed family

Efrem and Glenda Montgomery fell in love because of basketball. They met freshman year at North Carolina Central, where Efrem and Glenda both went to the historically black university in Durham to play ball. So it’s no wonder their youngest child E.J. Montgomery is mulling over scholarship offers to play for Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky and others.

Coby White already set to make an impact at UNC

While Nassir Little, ranked as the No. 10 recruit overall, figures to get meaningful playing time in Chapel Hill next season, Coby White, No. 19 nationally, also hopes to make an impact for the Tar Heels, who are losing seniors Joel Berry and Theo Pinson. “Given my work ethic and my ability to compete, I give myself a good shot to make an immediate impact."

Nassir Little Next College Sensation?

UNC signee Nassir Little was named the MVP of the McDonald’s All-American Game, scoring the third-most points (28) in the game’s 41-year history and drawing rave reviews from NBA scouts. But as the #10 overall prospect, it’s notable that Little was the one getting all the attention and winning the MVP award rather than one of the three Duke commits.

UNC Reaches Out to 2018 5-star PF Jordan Brown

Jordan Brown, the 6-foot-11 power forward from Napa Valley (CA) Prolific Prep, likely won’t make his college choice until later in April or early May. Arizona and Stanford are among those to re-enter his recruitment along with St. John’s, Gonzaga, Cal and others. On Monday, his father added that North Carolina and Louisville, under new coach Chris Mack, have also reached out.

Behind Romeo Langford's decisions regarding UNC, Kentucky, others

After Romeo Langford's list was cut to seven — Indiana, Kansas, Vanderbilt, Louisville, Kentucky, North Carolina and UCLA — Romeo and his parents each wrote down a top three. Tim Langford admits his list included UNC. But Romeo pointed to something, which Tim didn't disclose, that he didn't like when he watched coach Roy Williams run his Tar Heels through practice.

Player of the year Armando Bacot became a quicker, more able defender

Armando Bacot is a 6-foot-10, 238-pound junior, and his size has always been an advantage. But he hasn’t always been fast enough. As a freshman, he was too slow to play perimeter defense, and smaller players would blow past him. His lack of speed kept him from starting. So Bacot committed to get faster and more agile. He started running 1 mile on the track after school.

McDonald's All-Americans Predict Where E.J. Montgomery Will Go

This week at the McDonald's All-American Game, we surveyed several recruits about where some of their peers will eventually land. Here is what they predicted for 2018 5-star power forward E.J. Montgomery. Romeo Langford: “North Carolina. I feel like he fits well in there and coach Williams is doing a good job recruiting him. Who wouldn’t want to play there?”

Roy Williams to visit Matthew Hurt

Roy Williams is back on the recruiting and he’s after one of the better players in the 2019 class. Williams visited 2019 center Will Baker last week, traveling to Texas to see the five-star recruit. Now he’s due to visit another five-star player in the class. According to Adam Zagoria of Zag’s Blog, Williams will visit Minnesota to see power forward Matthew Hurt next week.

Coby White Named Mr. Basketball for North Carolina

Mr. Basketball in North Carolina is UNC recruit Coby White of Wilson Greenfield School. White, twice named N.C. Gatorade high school player of the year, is the all-time leading scorer from his state. White, a 6-5 combo guard, averaged 30.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 9.2 assists and 3.2 steals. This season, he scored 1,055 points and had six triple-doubles.

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Where's Roy?
Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the Adidas Gauntlet event in Indianapolis, IN
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
More Recruiting Visits

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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