Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Video: Jalek Felton Weekend Highlights
Highlights from 2017 North Carolina commit Jalek Felton at last weekend's Under Armour Association event.
Luke Maye Named MVP of Capital Classic
As is the case in most all star games, the competitive juices typically don't begin to flow until the latter stages of play. With the game separated by two points late in the final quarter, United States All Star and game MVP Luke Maye ignited a late surge to propel his team to a 105-102 over the Capital All Stars this past Friday night at Catholic University. The third quarter was when Maye (North Carolina signee) initiated the bulk of his activity, tipping in offensive rebounds and knocking down baseline jumpers.
Brandon Ingram’s decision not a sign of doom for UNC
An in-state Division I coach said last year that Kinston’s Brandon Ingram would “change the game” if he picked a school other than North Carolina. Dressed in a black tuxedo Monday night, Ingram committed to Duke. It’s rare for UNC, Duke and N.C. State to all make the list of finalists for a highly rated recruit, particularly one who is a local product, and it’s extremely rare for the Tar Heels to lose an in-state battle. The game has changed. It’s not over, though.
VCU out of the running for Kenny Williams
L.C. Bird senior basketball player Kenny Williams said he is no longer considering attending Virginia Commonwealth. The four schools left on his list are Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan and Florida. He intends to visit each one before making his decision. A 6-foot-4 guard, Williams was recruited by Shaka Smart and signed with the Rams last fall. He chose VCU over a number of other offers, including North Carolina, Georgetown and Indiana.
NCAA probe played ‘big factor’ in Brandon Ingram turning down UNC
It might endure as one of the great unanswered questions in North Carolina basketball history – the question of what might have been had the Tar Heels successfully recruited Brandon Ingram, and whether they would have if not for the uncertainty surrounding an NCAA investigation.
Brandon Ingram Commits to Duke
Brandon Ingram may be from the same hometown as former North Carolina basketball star Jerry Stackhouse. But he’s headed to Duke, the Tar Heels’ archrival. The 6-foot-9 Ingram chose the Blue Devils on Monday over North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas, N.C. State and UCLA, giving Duke the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation ahead of Kentucky, according to 247Sports.com. “What has stood out with [Duke] is them telling me how unique I was,” Ingram recently told ESPNU.
Jaylen Brown Drops UCLA From Consideration
Jaylen Brown, the nation's #1 prospect, has dropped UCLA from consideration, according to multiple sources. Brown, the 6-6 small forward from Marietta (Georgia) Wheeler, had narrowed down his list to Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Kentucky, California, North Carolina, Michigan and UCLA. Brown is getting close to announcing his choice and there still isn't any kind of accurate read on which school Brown will choose.
Video: Seventh Woods Weekend Highlights
Highlights of 2016 5-star guard Seventh Woods at last weekend's Under Armour Association event in Louisville, Ky. Woods is a top recruiting target for UNC, and it currently appears to be a two-team race between the Tar Heels and South Carolina for Woods' services.
Decision day for Brandon Ingram
On Monday evening at 6:00 PM ET, five-star power forward Brandon Ingram will make his college decision. Ingram, ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the 2015 class, will announce his college destination at Kinston High School. He has narrowed down his choices to Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, and North Carolina after eliminating UCLA and N.C. State over the weekend.
adidas Gaunlet Top Performers: Dennis Smith Kobi Simmons
Dennis Smith, PG, Team Loaded – The athleticism, toughness, and ability to make the game look easy is incredible with Smith. He is a tremendous talent with elite athleticism and the ability to take over games whenever it is needed. Kobi Simmons, PG, Atlanta Celtics – Simmons ended the tournament with a sprained ankle, but before that happened he was totally dominant. At times he can play more like a scorer, but that is because he is so gifted getting to the rim and with his ability to make shots.
Chasing Brandon Ingram: Inside fierce recruiting competition
Word around town is that Roy Williams was spotted at King’s BBQ, and when someone saw Mike Krzyzewski driving – it had to be him – the news spread the way people in other places might talk about catching a glimpse of a movie star. “For a basketball town when coaches like that come, it’s like celebrities are coming to Kinston,” said Latisha Dawson, who on Friday was getting ready to cut hair at Jeano’s, the downtown barber shop where the recruitment of Brandon Ingram, the 6-foot-9 Kinston High star, is always a popular topic.
Report: Kenny Williams eyeing three more official visits
Former VCU signee, 2015 Chesterfield (Va.) L.C. Bird guard Kenny Williams has taken an official visit to North Carolina and unofficial visit to UVa. He’s looking at three more official visits. According to a report from Jack Herron of Vantage Hoops, Williams plans to take three more official visits. “2015 Kenny Williams of L.C. Bird plans to take official visits to Florida, Michigan and UVa,” tweeted Herron. “Former VCU commit already visited UNC.”
Kobi Simmons discusses in-home visits
Kobi Simmons conducted in-home visits with some of the nation’s best coaches this past week. Roy Williams, Thad Matta, Jim Boeheim, Mark Fox and John Calipari all stopped by his house too meet with the five-star guard. UNC’s Roy Williams and an assistant Hubert Davis met with him on Monday. “That was my fourth time meeting with Coach Roy so I’m more comfortable when I meet with him because I know more about North Carolina.”
Seventh Woods focused on two
Seventh Woods led the Carolina Wolves to a victory over Team Felton at the Under Armour Association, and afterwords told 247Sports he's focused on two schools: South Carolina and North Carolina. The talk lately concerning the athletic 6-2 combo guard from Columbia (S.C.) Hammond High School is that he is on the verge of committing to his hometown school. Woods, had a different take, however. "Not really," Woods said.
Latest On Kenny Williams Recruitment
Here is some of the latest recruiting news and info on Kenny Williams, a Class of 2015 Shooting Guard out of Chesterfield, Virginia. Williams is ranked 82nd in the most recent version of the ESPN 100 for the Class of 2015. He originally committed to VCU but reopened his recruitment after coach Shaka Smart left VCU for Texas. VCU, Virginia, Michigan and North Carolina are considered to be the main contenders for Williams' services.