Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Scout.com Updated 2017 Top 100
Scout's basketball recruiting has updated the 2017 top 100 rankings. The top six of DeAndre Ayton, Mohamed Bamba, Wendell Carter, Trevon Duval, Michael Porter and Kevin Knox stayed in tact, but 18 new names made the list. North Carolina point guard commit Jalek Felton comes in at No. 28 overall and is the No. 7-ranked point guard in the country.
Video: Jalek Felton Under Armour Circuit Highlights
UNC basketball commit Jalek Felton is one of the best guards in the country. Nephew of Raymond Felton, he can play on the ball, off the ball, plays above the rim, a jet in transition, and lethal shooter from deep.
Top prospects, recruiting battles and new names in latest ESPN 100
The best small forwards in the 2017 class are loaded with versatility, shot-making ability and terrific size: Michael Porter Jr. (No. 4) has extreme versatility, Kevin Knox (No. 7) is a highly skilled shooter, and Brian Bowen (No. 10) can make plays and score. Seven-footer DeAndre Ayton stayed at No. 1, and it isn't hard to see why.
Jalek Felton ranked five stars by ESPN
UNC basketball commit Jalek Felton, nephew of former UNC star Raymond Felton, is ranked 24th on ESPN’s updated top 100, one of just 27 players given five stars. Once ranked as high as seventh by ESPN, Felton has hovered in the mid-twenties. He is the consensus number-one combo guard in the class of 2017 and the top player in the state of North Carolina.
Video: Highlights of top 35 overall prospect Mitchell Robinson
One of the biggest stock risers this spring has been center Mitchell Robinson. He has been dominant for Pro Skills in the EYBL, and Robinson is hearing from Texas A&M, LSU, North Carolina, and Kentucky.
2018 SF Jairus Hamilton Spring Highlights & Recruiting Update
Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer) is a 2018 small forward from Cannon High School in Concord, NC. Miami, West Virginia, Texas A&M, Maryland, and Florida have been the most recent to offer this spring. It’s been said that UNC is very high on his list but he still hasn’t narrowed it down just yet. He’s taken unofficial visits to Duke, Wake Forest, and UNC already.
2017 SF Jarred Vanderbilt hearing from UNC
2017 5-star small forward Jarred Vanderbilt visited Arizona last year, but says he hasn't been on any visits since, and he wants a chance to do that before narrowing things down. He's hearing from Arizona as well as Texas and Kansas "on the daily." Vanderbilt names Baylor, Oregon, North Carolina, Kentucky and TCU as the other teams in steady contact with him.
Video: UNC interested in 2017 center Brandon McCoy
Scout.com's 15th ranked 2017 recruit, Brandon McCoy, has offers from several of the nation's top programs. He tells Scout that Arizona, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oregon, and UCLA are among the schools working hardest in his recruitment.
Five-star PF P.J. Washington discusses UNC visit
Five-star class of 2017 power forward P.J. Washington is one of the most sought-after players in the country right now, and he is coming off visits last weekend to UNC and N.C. State. "It was great," Washington said. "I got to see coach Roy (Williams) and the facilities on campus and the dorms." Washington also stopped by to see the N.C. State campus.
Recruiting Roundup: Nick Weatherspoon, Malik Newman
Malik Newman has not yet scheduled visits to N.C. State or anywhere else, but word that they are interested has already spread to recruits. "I have already been hearing about N.C. State and Malik," said Nick Weatherspoon (UNC offer), a 6-foot-2 four-star guard out of Velma Jackson (MS). "It would be nice. We could play together because we are from the same state."
Five-star PF P.J. Washington visits UNC
Class of 2017 5-star power forward P.J. Washington (Dallas, TX/Findlay Prep) and his father took an unofficial visit to UNC on Thursday. Washington is ranked as the No. 23 overall player in the 2017 class and has become a priority for the Tar Heels for this cycle. At 6-7, 225-pounds, he is an undersized power forward but plays with great physicality.
Wendell Carter Named EYBL Atlanta MVP
2017 5-star power forward and UNC offeree Wendell Carter's talent is undeniable. He's versatile, coachable and wants to be great. All of the intangibles are there, but it's his off-court demeanor that caught the attention of his teammates. An A-student with aspirations of becoming a full-fledged actor, there is more to Carter than what you see on the court.
Video: Jalek Felton highlights from recent Big Shots event
2017 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton showed he is ready to make an impact at UNC while playing in a recent Big Shots event with his traveling team, Team Felton. Here are a few highlights.
UNC Showing Interest in 2018 PG Javonte Smart
North Carolina is showing interest in 2018 point guard Javonte Smart, and presumed leader LSU, along with Baylor, Massachusetts, Wake Forest and Xavier, has offered Smart. 6-4, 185-pounds and out of Baton Rouge (La.) Scotlandville Magnet High School, Smart has the size and skills to play the two, but Smart is much more comfortable running the show.
Rundown of how basketball recruits with UNC, Duke, NC State and local ties are faring
UNC commit Jalek Felton is averaging 19 points and 5 assists on the UAA circuit. Wendell Carter, who picked up a Duke offer in June 2015 and a UNC offer in August 2015, is averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds on the EYBL circuit. Rechon Black, who is committed to UNC, has averaged 8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in eight Adidas Gauntlet Series games.