Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
UNC offers 2018 SF Zion Williamson
On Monday evening, UNC offered 2018 five-star small forward Zion Williamson. A player the Tar Heel staff had been tracking for some time, the 6-7, 220-pound Williamson instantly becomes a top target for the 2018 recruiting class. Williamson is ranked as the No. 2 small forward and the No. 6 overall player in the 2018 class per the 247Sports Composite. He visited UNC on June 21st.
UNC Offers 2018 Guard Coby White
Class of 2018 combo guard Coby White (Wilson, NC/Greenfield School) becomes the fourth in-state prospect in the 2018 class to be offered by North Carolina. At 6-3, 170-pounds, White is ranked as the No. 3 combo guard in the class and the No. 79 overall player. Joining 2018 small forward Zion Williamson in receiving a Tar Heel offer on Monday night, White is the fifth UNC offer out for the class.
Point guard Collin Sexton emerging as UNC target
Senior point guard Nate Britt and junior point guard Joel Berry could both leave UNC following the 2016-2017 season, and 2018 point guard commit Rechon Black is still two seasons away from enrolling at Chapel Hill. With that known, it is likely that UNC signs a point guard for the 2017 class. One name is becoming more of an option: Five-star Collin Sexton.
Collin Sexton, Wendell Carter lead Team CP3 to title at The 8 in Las Vegas
The Strip was miles away, but Collin Sexton (UNC offer) and Wendell Carter (UNC offer) put on a Vegas-worthy show, full of sparkle and panache, in Friday’s championship game for The 8 AAU tournament. It’s been a busy summer for 6-foot-3 Sexton, who this month narrowed his possible college choices to 10 schools including Alabama, Kansas, UNC and national champion Villanova.
UNC Commitment Rechon Black Transferring to Top Prep School
On the way home from a campus visit to Montverde (Fla.) Academy earlier this month, Rechon “Leaky” Black had an epiphany. Hours earlier his family sat down with Montverde head coach Kevin Boyle and told him Rechon Black would be playing his final two high school seasons at the national powerhouse. Montverde alums include D’Angelo Russell, Ben Simmons, Luc Mbah A Moute, Dakari Johnson and Kasey Hill.
Five-star forward Jarred Vanderbilt lists UNC in top-9
2017 5-star forward Jarred Vanderbilt has been one of the most sought-after recruits in the country since he was a freshman in high school. The 6-foot-8 native of Houston is beginning to wind things down in the recruiting process as he cut his list to nine schools on Friday: North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, Baylor, Houston, Oregon, Arizona, and TCU,
Top 2019 forward Matthew Hurt pulling in double-digit offers
Small forward Matthew Hurt — a player expected to be in the Top 5 in the 2019 Top247 — has already collected “11 or 12” offers. Hurt rattled off offers from Florida, Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, N.C. State, Nebraska, Oregon, UCLA, Virginia and Wisconsin. He’s also receiving interest from Duke, Kansas, Louisville, North Carolina and “most of the ACC.”
Nick Weatherspoon, Collin Sexton dominate in Las Vegas
Five-star combo guard Collin Sexton continues to be the story of the summer after turning in another scintillating performance, this time in The 8. On the other side of Las Vegas, high-end four-star Nick Weatherspoon (UNC offer) was dominating at the Adidas Summer Championship. Sexton included UNC in his recent top-10 list. Weatherspoon mentioned that Kansas is his newest suitor.
Center Nate Watson Announces Top 7
2017 center Nate Watson released his top seven schools on Tuesday. The 6-8, 220-pound recruit from Maryland is ranked as the No. 11 center and the No. 104 overall player in the class. Watson has 10 offers listed. His top seven include N.C. State, UNC, Wake Forest, Miami, Providence, Maryland, and Kansas. UNC is the only school in his top seven not to have offered yet.
Audio: Andrew Platek Discusses Commitment to UNC
Yesterday, the news broke that Andrew Platek is going to play his college basketball at UNC starting in 2017-18. How does he fit in at UNC? What will his role be? How early can he contribute? What made UNC the right decision and why did he verbally commit now? What other schools did he pass on? We got all those answers and more.
Future Tar Heels Jalek Felton, Rechon Black Establishing Bond
When Rechon Black committed to UNC earlier this year, he quickly heard from future teammate Jalek Felton. While the two guards are a class apart, Felton reached out to the younger Black to establish a relationship with his future Tar Heel teammate. Felton and Black, from the Class of 2017 and 2018, respectively, have built a solid bond the last few months both talking and playing together.
Top247 five-star Moses Brown raking in offers
Moses Brown, 7-0, 210-pounds, is ranked No. 19 in 2018 with upward momentum. Still in need of strength, Brown has sure hands, is mobile and has an instinct for the game not often seen in a 7-footer. Offers are now in from Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Seton Hall, St. John's and UCLA. Duke and North Carolina have shown recent interest.
Second Evaluation Period: Top Performers
July of 2015 was when 2018 recruit Nick Weatherspoon (UNC offer) began building his reputation as a high-major guard. Ever since then Weatherspoon hasn’t let off the pedal. At the Summer Jam this past week, Weatherspoon was spectacular, nailing three-pointers and scoring at will. UNC, Mississippi State, NC State, Iowa State and Ohio State are among the most active in his recruitment.
What Roy Williams likes about SG Andrew Platek
Andrew Platek is known as a sharp-shooting guard whose ability to knock down the long distance shot is what initially stood out to the UNC staff. But, according to the new 2017 UNC shooting guard commit, toughness is what really intrigued North Carolina head coach Roy Williams. "He loves my toughness and what I can do on the court," Platek told CarolinaBlue.
Andrew Platek hopes he's more than a long shot for UNC
Class of 2017 recruit Andrew Platek picked a college Monday, choosing North Carolina over schools such as Indiana, Stanford and Davidson. His NBA allegiances were never in question. Platek, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Schenectady, New York, prefers the long-range reliance of the Golden State Warriors. "I love shooting 3s; I love shooting the ball," Platek said earlier this month.