Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Video: New Harry Giles Mixtape
Check out all the incredible highlights that led to such a successful year for Harry Giles and his Wesleyan Christian Trojans. The Trojans lost in the state championship game to inner-county rival, Greensboro Day, and Giles is looking forward to taking out that aggression this summer on the AAU circuit.
Video: Edrice Adebayo Playoff Highlights
2016 North Carolina power forward recruit Edrice Adebayo went wild during the state quarterfinal round this past Friday. Though his team fell in the semifinal, no one who watched him the day before will forget his 37-point, 23-rebound performance anytime soon.
Jaylen Brown, No. 7 Wheeler win state title with free throws with 0.6 seconds left
Jaylen Brown capped his fantastic high school career for Wheeler High with a Georgia AAAAAA state championship, making two free throws with 0.6 seconds remaining to give the Wildcats a 59-58 victory against Pebblebrook on Saturday night in Macon. Brown finished a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line and scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Marietta school to victory. Brown, ranked No. 2 in the ESPN 100 and an McDonald’s All American, added nine rebounds.
Nine Basketball Recruits Visiting for UNC-Duke Game
The Tar Heels are set to host nine basketball recruits for the UNC-Duke game on Saturday:
--2015 PF Luke Maye (committed)
--2016 SG Seventh Woods
--2016 G Dennis Smith
--2016 PF Harry Giles
--2016 C Tony Bradley
--2016 SG V.J. King
--2016 SG Brandon Robinson
--2017 G Jalek Felton (committed)
--2017 PG Matt Coleman
Roy Williams Offers Maverick Rowan
North Carolina coach Roy Williams has offered a scholarship to 2016 small forward Maverick Rowan (Fort Lauderdale, FL/Cardinal Gibbons), the four-star prospect told CarolinaBlue Wednesday. Rowan is a 6-foot-7, 200-pound small forward who holds offers from Louisville, Florida, N.C. State, UCLA, and Wisconsin, among others. "It feels great," Rowan said "To be offered from a school with a basketball history like they have is a honor."
Steve Robinson Takes In Edrice Adebayo's Big Night
Class of 2016 power forward Edrice Adebayo had a huge night in front of UNC assistant coach Steve Robinson on Monday night. Adebayo scored 38 points as his Northside team beat Gates County to advance in the N.C. 1A basketball playoffs. Per the David Cucchiara of the Washington Daily News, Adebayo added 26 rebounds and two blocks to his game high 38 points. Adebayo, a 6-foot-9, 232-pound five-star prospect, is scheduled to visit UNC this weekend for the Duke game.
2016 center Tony Bradley Schedules UNC Official Visit
Tony Bradley is set to take his first visit to North Carolina. The standout at Bartow (Fla.) HS informed Inside Carolina that he will take an official visit to UNC this coming weekend, which will include UNC’s game against Duke on March 7. UNC began seriously recruiting Bradley last summer, and Roy Williams offered him a scholarship offer in early December. At the time, Bradley said UNC’s tradition and history were among the things that stood about the program.
‘So where is Brandon going to play?’: Q & A with Brandon Ingram's father
The No. 1 question circulating around Kinston and Lenoir County for the past couple of years is a simple one: “Where is Brandon Ingram going to play college basketball?” Ingram, a 6-foot, 9-inch basketball prodigy, is currently attempting to lead Kinston High School’s boys’ basketball team to its fourth straight state championship — a feat that has never been accomplished in North Carolina High School Athletic Association boys’ history.
UNC Basketball Insider: Ingram, Giles, Brown, Maye
The two lone recruits still out there for UNC are 2015 small forwards Jaylen Brown and Brandon Ingram. Bryan Ives thinks UNC gets neither: "I think they have a better chance than many think for Brown. Still, the odds are against it." Head coach Roy Williams and assistant Hubert Davis watched Brown score 34 on Saturday night. Ingram watched UNC beat Georgia Tech in the Dean Dome on Saturday. UNC has four-star power forward Luke Maye committed for this cycle.
Maverick Rowan Updates Recruitment
Maverick Rowan, one of the top players in the state of Florida, scored 34 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in a 73-38 State Semifinal win over St. Pete Gibbs in front of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, assistant Mike Balado, UNC Assistant Hubert Davis and Wisconsin Assistant Gary Close. The No. 36 ranked player in the class of 2016 by 247 Sports, Rowan recently visited NC State on January 11, to see them play Duke. Rowan says that many schools have contacted him recently, and that no one has separated themselves.
Video: HoopState - Ingram, Smith, Giles, Adebayo
Things in North Carolina really heated up to start 2015 and this episode of #HoopState has it all. Brandon Ingram, Dennis Smith Jr, and Harry Giles III spent the entire month playing on another level. Trae Jefferson makes his #HoopState debut, Mike Buckland throws down his sickest dunk to date, Kwe Parker, Edrice Adebayo, and more.
Four-star combo guard Brandon Robinson to visit UNC
2016 four-star combo guard Brandon Robinson is scheduled to visit North Carolina on March 7 according to recruiting analyst Shun Williams. 6-5, 170-pounds out of Douglasville (Ga.) Douglas County High School, Robinson is ranked No. 89 in the 247Sports Composite. Robinson, who has length for his position and is a skilled ball handler and passer, has numerous offers. Ole Miss visited him on Monday.
Jaylen Brown will take his time in making college choice
Jaylen Brown, a 6-foot-7 senior forward from Wheeler High in Marietta, Georgia, has been concentrating on his high school season more than recruiting. “The schools I’ve heard the most lately are Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia and Kansas. I say that and he’ll probably end up picking UCLA,” writes Dan McDonald of Rivals.com
Combo guard Curt Jones, Jr. back on UNC's radar
About a year ago, the UNC basketball staff was active in the recruitment of 6-3 PG/SG Curt Jones Jr. Then the contact fell off for a while. But a proactive attempt from the Jones' camp to reach back out to the UNC staff has sparked some renewed interest between the coaches and the 2016 combo guard. The Jones camp reconnected to a member of the UNC staff about two weeks ago, and now C.B. McGrath has contacted Jones' AAU coach to let him know that they are still interested.
Jaylen Brown, No. 1 Wheeler overwhelm Douglas County
It’s been five seasons since the Wheeler Wildcats last won a state championship. Jaylen Brown and company appear poised to end that drought. Brown, one of the nation’s premier recruits, led a relentless Wheeler attack, and the Wildcats overwhelmed a quality Douglas County team, 87-68, Saturday in the second round of the AAAAAA state tournament. North Carolina coach Roy William was sitting along the baseline and looked impressed.