UNC Basketball Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Basketball Recruiting.
Podcast: The Latest on Harry Giles and Rawle Alkins
Adam Zagoria and Josh Newman dish out a new episode of The 4 Quarters Podcast, covering college hoops, recruiting, and the NBA. First up, Oak Hill Academy coach Steve Smith calls in to talk Harry Giles, and other recruiting notes. Then, Brian Clifton, head coach Word of God Academy, joins the show to talk about Rawle Alkins.
Video: Rawle Alkins Summer Highlights
Here is one of the top guards in the nation, Rawle Alkins, out of New York. The 6'4 shooting guard possess power and athleticism that is unmatched on the wing in high school which makes him nearly impossible to stop.
Rawle Alkins adjusting to new environment
No one will accuse Rawle Alkins of being shy. The powerhouse New York wing is an alpha anytime he strides onto the court. He utterly dominated a Tuesday afternoon workout and had his jump shot working consistently from long-range. In terms of his recruitment, Alkins has popped over to both NC State and North Carolina in the brief period since he arrived in Raleigh.
Roy Williams visits 2016 five-star shooting guard Rawle Alkins
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and assistant coach C.B. McGrath were at Word of God Academy Tueday meeting with 247Sports Composite five-star shooting guard Rawle Alkins. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound prospect is the No. 3 shooting guard and the No. 15 overall player in the 2016 class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings. Alkins took an unofficial visit to North Carolina last Sunday, Sept. 13th.
Roy Williams, John Calipari to Visit Harry Giles
Harry Giles, the No. 1-rated player in the Class of 2016, will get a visit today (Tuesday) from Kentucky coach John Calipari while UNC coach Roy Williams is due at Oak Hill (VA) Academy on Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 Giles will begin his official visits this weekend by going to Wake Forest Sept. 19, North Carolina on Sept. 25, Kansas on Oct. 10, Kentucky on Oct. 16 for Big Blue Madness and Duke on Oct. 31.
Five-Star SF Miles Bridges cuts list, eliminates UNC
Miles Bridges cut his list of schools to three, he confirmed to Scout. The finalists included Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan State. Bridges took an official visit to MSU this past weekend and previously visited the Hoosiers. Kentucky is scheduled to have him on campus this coming weekend. Bridges also told Scout that he has set an announcement date for October 3rd.
UNC Basketball Recruiting Week In Review
The Fall recruiting period began on Wednesday, 9/9 when college coaches could begin visiting recruits. Here's a look back at some of the news and notes regarding
UNC basketball recruiting.
Rawle Alkins Visits North Carolina
Rawle Alkins is making the most of his new location now that he’s transferred to Word of God Academy in Raleigh (N.C.). On Sunday, the 6-foot-5 Alkins took an unofficial visit to North Carolina. He visited St. John’s before leaving for Word of God, and has also had assistant coaches from N.C. State and West Virginia watch him at his new school. He has said he plans to pick a college in the spring.
Javin DeLaurier looking to commit in November
One of the hottest names in the class of 2016 right now is St. Anne’s-Belfield School (VA) power forward Javin DeLaurier. He just finished a great individual AAU season and has cut his list down to six highly regarded programs: Notre Dame, Duke, Texas, Arizona, North Carolina and Stanford. DeLaurier believes there is a lot to like about all six of the schools on his list.
Brandon Robinson Schedules UNC Official Visit
Four-star shooting guard Brandon Robinson confirmed to CarolinaBlue that he has scheduled a UNC official visit for the weekend of Sept. 19th. The visit was scheduled during a Thursday in-home visit with UNC coach Roy Williams and assistant Hubert Davis. The visit went well, Robinson told CarolinaBlue. He said the main topics discussed were playing time, the UNC roster, and the Tar Heels' schedule.
Dennis Smith Jr. commits to N.C. State
Dennis Smith Jr., the No. 4 player in the ESPN 100 and No. 1 point guard in the 2016 class, has told ESPN he will attend NC State. Smith chose the Wolfpack over Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisville, Duke and Wake Forest. The 6-2, 190-pound Smith is currently recovering from a torn left ACL suffered while driving to the basket in the semifinals of the Adidas Nations event on Aug. 2.
Roy Williams To Take Overseas Recruiting Trip
For the first time in his UNC tenure, Roy Williams's recruiting travel itinerary this fall will include Europe. The Tar Heel head coach is scheduled to meet with Lauri Markkanen at the Helsinki Basketball Academy in Finland on Sept. 28, according to HBA coach Hanno Möttölä. Markkanen, a 6-10 forward, is considered one of the top international prospects in his age group, according to multiple scouts.
2016 SG Rawle Alkins transferring to Word of God prep school
Highly ranked recruit Rawle Alkins announced that he's leaving New York to attend Raleigh's Word of God Christian Academy. According to the New York Daily News, Alkins decided to leave Christ the King High School in Middle Village, New York, because he played some varsity games as an eighth-grade student in Florida and faced the possibility of being ineligible as a senior, based on Catholic High Schools Athletic Association rules.
UNC commit Tony Bradley: A Scout's Take
"Tony Bradley is one of those prospects who continued to improve throughout the summer," Jerry Meyer explained. "It appeared as if he became more comfortable with being the player that he is. What he isn’t is a high flying athlete with sex appeal as a prospect. Instead, he is a blue collar, hard working, physical player with great hands and a smooth touch around the basket."
Javin DeLaurier cuts list, alters visits
2016 standout Javin DeLaurier is down to six schools, he tells Scout. The Charlottesville (Va.) St. Anne's-Belfield product said he's down to Arizona, Duke, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Stanford and Texas. This past weekend, DeLaurier, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward, took his first scheduled official visit to Notre Dame. DeLaurier said he's tentatively scheduled an in-home visit with North Carolina for the 23rd of September.