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Evaluation Period: UNC's 2018 basketball recruiting targets
After the first evaluation weekend, North Carolina's 2018 basketball recruiting targets are becoming more clear. With little time to see prospects, the UNC staff prioritizes which players they watch and which players deserve attention or further evaluation. Here is a list of UNC's 2018 basketball recruiting targets based on who the Tar Heel staff observed last weekend.
Video: Kevin Knox Brooklyn EYBL Highlights
Kevin Knox had an extremely productive weekend in Brooklyn for the first session of the NIKE EYBL. Knox's E1T1 team is off to a 2-1 start, and the class of 2017 small forward has received offers from UNC, Kentucky and Villanova, among others.
Seventh Woods Named To ALL-USA South Carolina Boys Basketball Team
USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA South Carolina Boys Basketball Team. A top national recruit and a North Carolina signee, point guard Seventh Woods persevered through an injury-riddled senior campaign to lead Hammond to the South Carolina Independent School Association Class 3A semifinals with averages of 18 points and 5 assists per game.
Who stood out during the first April Evaluation period?
Mohamed Bamba firmly planted himself in the conversations as the best overall prospects in the 2017 class. Standing 7-feet tall and boasting a 7-8 wingspan and a 9-6 standing reach, it’s clear that Bamba has extreme length. But now he’s starting to add weight to his lean frame. North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest, Harvard, Kentucky, Villanova and Indiana are among the schools involved.
Roy Williams to make in-home visit with P.J. Washington
Roy Williams was in Dallas on Sunday doing evaluation for the 2017 and 2018 classes at an Adidas event in the area. He will stay in Dallas through Monday and do a big in-home visit with one of the Tar Heels' top targets in the 2017 class. P.J. Washington, a 6-7, 225-pound power forward, holds offers from UNC, UCLA, Baylor, Texas, Michigan State, and Kentucky, among others.
Five-star center Mohamed Bamba discusses recruiting and UNC
7-foot post player Mohamed Bamba, of Westtown (Pa.) School, was nothing short of dominant through the first three games of the Nike EYBL session, which was held in Brooklyn on Saturday and Sunday. On the recruiting front, Bamba told Scout that he met with UNC's Roy Williams last week. Duke, Wake Forest, Harvard, Kentucky, Villanova and Indiana are among the other schools involved.
Kevin Knox showing basketball over football was right choice
Kevin Knox was Tampa Catholic’s starting quarterback as a sophomore and was in line to start again for the Crusaders as a junior this past season when he gave up the sport to concentrate on basketball. Big-name programs are visiting the junior. Kentucky has an in-home visit set for Monday. North Carolina is coming in on Tuesday. Duke, which visited last week, and Florida State are also contenders.
UNC commit Jalek Felton's weekend
Class of 2017 combo guard Jalek Felton (Mullins, SC/Mullins) has been committed to UNC since December of 2014. Before and since he pledged to the Tar Heels, Felton has been a regular at UNC basketball games. In the first big weekend of the AAU season, Felton had big games. He was watched by Carolina head coach Roy Williams and two assistants.
UNC among top programs watching 5-star Mohamed Bamba
UNC offered 2017 power forward Mohamed Bamba on January 19th. Since then the Tar Heels pursuit of the No. 2 overall prospect in the class has ramped up. UNC watched Bamba play in April. On Saturday night, Roy Williams was among a slew of head coaches watching the five-star prospect at the Nike event in Brooklyn. Currently, Bamba holds 20 offers. He has no visits planned.
UNC showing interest in 2018 SG Romeo Langford
2018 elite shooting guard Romeo Langford named the four schools recruiting him the hardest after his Saturday morning game at the adidas Gauntlet: Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and Louisville. Assistants from Duke, North Carolina and Kansas watched him score 21 points and grab nine rebounds in the loss, but Louisville is the only school of the four to have offered.
Kevin Knox erupts at Nike EYBL, conducts in-home visits with the nation's elite
2017 wing Kevin Knox began his rise as a player last spring and since he’s progressed at an impressive rate. On Saturday at the opening day of the Nike EYBL Brooklyn, Knox told Scout that he had an in-home visit with Duke last week. Kentucky is expected in on Monday and North Carolina will be in on Tuesday. Florida State, where his father played football, is also strongly involved.
Roy Williams watches 2018 PG Devon Dotson
Class of 2018 point guard Devon Dotson earned an offer from UNC on January 30th. As AAU ball picks up this spring, expect Dotson's recruitment to explode. A source close to Dotson told CarolinaBlue that "there had to be 50 coaches" watching the 6-2 recruit at Friday's Under Armour Associate event in New York City. UNC coach Roy Williams and assistant C.B. McGrath were among the coaches on hand.
Video: Kevin Knox discusses UNC, Kentucky, Duke
Five-star forward Kevin Knox started the April evaluation period off with a bang, going off for 21 first half points and playing terrific defense on John Petty. Knox discussed his performance and recruiting after the game.
Roy Williams watches five-star SF Kevin Knox
UNC head coach Roy Williams watched 6-8 small forward Kevin Knox Saturday morning as Knox's Team E1T1 took on We All Can Go in the EYBL Brooklyn tournament. Interest between the two is mutual. Knox visited UNC in February for the Tar Heels' home win against Pittsburgh. Williams will also make an in-home visit with Knox on Tuesday, April 19th.
Tony Bradley Named To Florida All-State First Team
Bartow senior Tony Bradley was named to the FABC/Source Hoops All-State team in Class 7A. Bradley was named Florida’ Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year last month and was PolkPrep.com player of the year. He also was a McDonald’s and Jordan Brand All-American.