UNC Basketball Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
ESPN #2-ranked Wendell Carter Jr. talks basketball
Wendell Carter Jr. is ranked No. 2 overall in the ESPN 60 for 2017 and has the list of suitors to accompany that clout; North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Harvard, Stanford, Arizona, Connecticut and many others are all in hot pursuit. He led Pace Academy to a state title, scoring 30 points and grabbing 20 rebounds in a 65-43 win over Manchester last week.
Video: Kevin Knox - The Process
6'8 Kevin Knox is a top 5 junior prospect from Tampa, Florida with a scholarship offer from UNC. View his highlights from the City Of Palms Classic, Rescue Rooter Hoopfest as well as a post and pre-game workout with Process Basketball's Akii Dean.
Jalek Felton still deciding where to play senior season
Jalek Felton will wait a little longer to decide where he’ll play his senior season in high school. Felton, the state’s top prospect for the Class of 2017, said Saturday he’ll wait until the school year ends at Mullins before announcing where he will go next year. The UNC commit is considering Gray Collegiate (SC), Greensboro Day (NC), Word of God Christian Academy (NC), Montverde (Fla.) and Oak Hill (Va.).
Interest grows for Turkish basketball star Omer Yurtseven
Omer Yurtseven, a five-star 2016 prospect from Turkey, turned down a significant contract offer from Fenerbahçe to pursue his dream of playing college basketball. But the decision wasn’t easy. “Utah, Cal, Oregon, Miami, UNC, NC State, Arizona, Arizona State, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mizzou, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, USC and Texas are the ones that I’m in touch [with] right now,” Yurtseven told Scout.
Tony Bradley Named Florida Mr. Basketball
Bartow center Tony Bradley has netted another honor to cap his senior year of high school. The UNC signee was named 2016 Florida Mr. Basketball on Friday. Bradley, who averaged 22.8 points, 12.6 rebounds and 3 blocks, has racked up honors in his senior season. He was named a McDonald's All-American, Jordan Brands All-American, and will play in the respective all-star games in the upcoming weeks.
UNC watches a pair of 2017 guards
UNC assistant C.B. McGrath was at the National Prep Classic on Tuesday watching 2017 point guard Tremont Waters and 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek. Waters, a 5-11 prospect from South Kent School, is ranked No. 49 in the 247Sports Composite. Platek is 6-4, 190-pounds from Northfield Mount Hermon and is ranked No. 163.
Five-star shooting guard Rawle Alkins commits to Arizona
Arizona reeled in their third five-star prospect of the 2016 recruiting class on Monday. Rawle Alkins, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound wing from New York, verbally committed to Sean Miller and Arizona. Alkins selected the Wildcats over St. John’s and UNLV. North Carolina and North Carolina State also dabbled in the recruitment.
Five-star junior Kevin Knox recaps UNC/Duke visit
By taking second visits in a month to both Duke and North Carolina over the weekend, five-star junior Kevin Knox has created a buzz. “(UNC) is a really good school. Their coaches love me. I talked to a lot of coaches and they took me around to the dorms and showed me campus. Their coaches are a little older than the Duke assistants so they had a different way to recruit me which was good.”
Rawle Alkins to Announce Monday Night
Rawle Alkins will end the suspense and make his college announcement Monday night at 9 p.m. on ESPNU. The 6-foot-4 Alkins will announce from among Arizona, St. John's, UNLV, N.C. State and North Carolina. Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas and Louisville had previously been on his list. Alkins recently took official visits to St. John's, UNLV and Arizona.
Surratt brothers help send East Lincoln to 2nd straight basketball state final
East Lincoln pulled away in the latter stages for a 64-52 victory over Forest Hills on Saturday in the N.C. 2A boys’ Western Regional final. East Lincoln’s Sage Surratt led all scorers with 32 points and was especially unstoppable during the first quarter when he was 6-of-6 from the field. Chazz Surratt dominated the third quarter, scoring 13 of his 17 points.
Shea Rush will play for Roy Williams, like his father wasn’t able to do
Shea Rush is 18 years old, friendly, smart enough for the Ivy League and a talented enough basketball player that he will be a preferred walk-on at North Carolina next season. But, at the moment, he is stumped. North Carolina is his dream school, partly for its business school, but also because of its basketball coach. Roy Williams recruited Rush’s father in the 1990s.
2018 PG Devon Dotson accumulates early offers
Point guard Devon Dotson strung together quite the sophomore campaign, helping his team secure a NCISAA 3A state title and reeling in scholarship offers from some of the nation’s elite schools. Dotson, a 6-foot-1, 175-pounder, averaged 17 points, five assists and four rebounds. That type of play led to scholarship offers from UNC, Clemson, Wake Forest, and NC State, among others.
Kevin Knox Blog: UNC and Duke Visits
2017 wing Kevin Knox: "I just took unofficial visits to Duke and North Carolina and both of those visits were crazy! First, I went to Duke and watched their practice the day before the game and it was really intense. I went to North Carolina after that and I was really impressed with them too. I loved the way they practiced; they really got after it. All of their facilities are great and the cool thing was I got to spend a lot of time with Coach Roy."
New Rivals150 For 2017 Basketball Recruiting Class
The new Rivals150 for the basketball class of 2017 is out and there's some Tar Heel flavor among the top 25. In fact, coming in at No. 25 is Jalek Felton, who committed to UNC more than 14 months ago. Also of note, here are where a re other UNC targets are rated: Wendell Carter (No. 4); Kevin Knox (7); Jeremiah Tilmon (16); and P.J. Washington (23).
Video: Jalek Felton 2015-2016 Mix Tape
6'5" point guard and UNC commit Jalek Felton is one of the top players in the nation in the 2017 class. His size, athleticism and ball skills sets him apart from most of his peers.