Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Sage Surratt has a big decision to make
As talented as he is in basketball, Sage Surratt said his best college scholarship offers have come in football, and he committed to play for Harvard last October. He has since re-opened his recruitment and narrowed his choices to Duke, Harvard, North Carolina and Wake Forest. Surratt said he has spoken to North Carolina coaches about possibly also playing basketball in Chapel Hill. (Charlotte Observer
Kevin Knox Selected for McDonald's All-American Game
The McDonald's All-American Game has long served as the top event on high school recruits' basketball calendars, when 24 of the top players from across the country come together to face off. Michael Jordan was among many UNC McDonald's All-Americans. And this year, UNC basketball recruit Kevin Knox is among those selected. The 2017 game will be played March 29 at 7 pm ET in Chicago. (247 Sports
Video: Rechon Black Mixtape at The Bass Pro Tournament of Champions
Highlights of 2018 North Carolina point guard commit Rechon Black at the recent Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions, courtesy of Courtside Films.
Video: Roy Williams Watches Matthew Hurt
Roy Williams was on the recruiting trail in Rochester, Minnesota to watch 2019 small forward Matthew Hurt on Saturday night, just hours after leading his Tar Heels to a 96-83 victory over No. 9 Florida State. Hurt scored 39 point and grabbed 11 rebounds.
Up close with Brandon Huffman
Tar Heel Illustrated was in Raleigh on Friday to see North Carolina 2017 signee Brandon Huffman. Huffman, a 6-10 center from Word of God Christian Academy helped the Holy Rams to an impressive 94-53 win over Faith Assembly. The standout recorded a double-double of 10 points and 17 rebounds in the win. THI was able to interview Huffman and coach Brian Clifton after the game. (Tar Heel Illustrated
Romeo Langford remains grounded during rise to fame
Romeo Langford has gotten the best of most of his opponents, rarely showing emotion in the process. It's nearly impossible to mention Romeo Langford's name without talking about basketball, but there's much more to the 17-year-old than his talent on the court. Langford holds scholarship offers from Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, UNC, and Louisville, among others. (News and Tribune
Video: Rechon Black Highlights from Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions
Highlights from 2018 North Carolina point guard commit Rechon Black (Concord, NC/Montverde Academy) at the recent Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions. Video courtesy of Courtside Films.
Rivals Updated Class of 2018 Basketball Rankings: Bagley, Williamson on top
Because of his ludicrous highlight reels, it is hard for many to believe that there could be a better player in the class of 2018 than 6-foot-7 beast Zion Williamson. Make no mistake about it, the product of the Spartanburg (S.C.) Country Day School is a big-time prospect in his own right. Clemson, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, UCLA and countless others are giving chase. (Rivals.com
Phenom Hoop Report N.C. Class of 2018 updated rankings
Providence Day junior point guard Devon Dotson is the No. 1 recruit in North Carolina for the class of 2018, according to the latest rankings from Phenom Hoop Report, a regional scouting service that tracks the state closely. For the class of 2018, Phenom Hoops ranked 155 N.C. players. UNC point guard commit Coby White is ranked No. 2 while UNC offer-holder Jairus Hamilton is ranked No. 5. (Charlotte Observer
Wendell Moore Visits UNC
The top recruit in the PrepHoopsNC 2019 rankings, Wendell Moore of Cox Mill High School took a unofficial visit to UNC for their game against N.C. State on Sunday. “Every time I go there it just wows me. The fans, the coaches and the facilities are all great.” This is the first time that Moore has been to Chapel Hill this season and plans on returning on Saturday for their game against Florida State. (PrepHoops.com
Jalek Felton nominated for McDonald’s All-American game
Gray Collegiate’s Jalek Felton was nominated for the McDonald’s All-American game, released Tuesday. Felton, a UNC signee, is the top-ranked recruit in South Carolina for the Class of 2017 and has scored more than 2,000 points in his high school career. If he’s selected, he’ll join his uncle, Raymond Felton, who played in the 2002 game and is a point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers. (The State
Sterling Manley nominated for 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game
A pair of central Ohio big men have been nominated to take part in the 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game. Westerville South’s Kaleb Wesson and Pickerington Central’s Sterling Manley are both on the list of nominees for the annual game, which will take place March 29 in Chicago. Wesson has signed to play for Ohio State next season and Manley with North Carolina. (Columbus Dispatch
Kevin Knox Among McDonald’s All-American Game Nominees
Several high-profile uncommitted recruits, including Mohamed Bamba, Brian Bowen, Matt Coleman, Trevon Duval, Kevin Knox, and Trae Young — were nominated for the McDonald's All-American game Tuesday. Duke recruits, Wendell Carter Jr, Alex O’Connell and Gary Trent Jr., were all nominated. For Kentucky, Jarred Vanderbilt and P.J. Washington were also on the list. (Zag's Blog
Kevin Knox Discusses Florida State Visit, Timetable for Announcement
Kevin Knox said he plans to head to Tallahassee for an official visit to see the Seminoles play Virginia Tech Saturday night. “Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky have all come to see me,” Knox said. “I still have the Kentucky visit later this month for when they play Kansas. All of those schools are high on my list.” Knox expects to decide in the early spring. (Zag's Blog
Roy Williams Offers 2019 Guard Josh Nickelberry
Roy Williams watched Josh Nickelberry on Thursday. On Friday morning, the UNC head coach offered him a scholarship. The 6-3 sophomore guard at Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian, scored 19 points in a loss against UNC 2018 commitment Coby White's Wilson (N.C.) Greenfield team. Nickelberry has made headlines with a prolific scoring spree to start the season. (Inside Carolina