UNC Basketball Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Basketball Recruiting.
Seventh Woods Sets UNC Official Visit
Forty-eight hours at the end of September could have a major impact on the future of North Carolina’s basketball program. Harry Giles the first freshman to receive a scholarship offer at UNC under Roy Williams and top player in the class of 2016, begins his official visit on Sept. 25. Joining him? Columbia (S.C.) Hammond’s Seventh Woods, sources close to the situation confirmed to Inside Carolina.
Seventh Woods down to three schools
Class of 2016 four-star guard Seventh Woods has trimmed his list once again and it appears as though an SEC program has been dropped from consideration. According to a report from Rich Taylor of MidlandsHSSports.com, Woods has removed the Florida Gators from the running and is now focused on the Georgetown Hoyas, North Carolina Tar Heels and the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Brandon Robinson Schedules UNC In-Home Visit With Roy Williams
Roy Williams has scheduled an in-home visit with Brandon Robinson, Robinson confirmed to Inside Carolina. The Tar Heel head coach will meet with Robinson and his family on Sept. 10 Robinson also confirmed to Inside Carolina that he plans to officially visit Chapel Hill. Robinson and UNC are expected to finalize the scheduling of that campus trip during the in-home visit.
Jalek Felton Firms Up UNC Commitment
Roy Williams and Jalek Felton had their long-awaited conversation. The goal for Williams and his staff? Provide more clarity on North Carolina’s NCAA issues that caused Felton to waiver on his UNC commitment. Evidently, the 2017 guard and nephew of former UNC star Raymond Felton, liked what he heard. According to multiple sources, Felton recommitted to UNC during their conversation.
New 2016 Rivals150 Basketball Recruit Rankings: Ten things to know
So far, the class of 2016 has been able to live up to its billing as one of the most talented classes in the last 20 years or so. Will it stand up to past great classes? Only time will tell, but there's no doubt that the group is progressing nicely. As we update the Rivals150, wing Josh Jackson continues to edge out power forward Harry Giles by the slimmest of margins for the top spot.
Tony Bradley's commitment big for Heels
In Tony Bradley, the Tar Heels are getting a solid big man who can score around the basket and knock down a jumper. He has great size and a real good frame. The Florida native can run the floor, rebound well, and defend the basket. Not overly athletic, Bradley will rely on fundamentals and a high motor to score and control the inside. Comparison: Ed Davis.
Tony Bradley Commits to UNC
North Carolina was in need of some good news on the hoops recruiting front and it came in impression fashion on Wednesday evening. During a phone conversation Wednesday night, Tony Bradley told Roy Williams he was ready to announce his final list of schools. “I asked him if he wanted to hear it,” Bradley told Inside Carolina. “He said ‘yes.’ So I said, ‘We’re down to one school – North Carolina,’ and that’s when I committed. He was real excited. He was hollering.”
Malik Monk cuts list to 6, anticipates visiting UNC
Five-star guard Malik Monk has narrowed his list of schools to six, his brother Marcus Monk tells Scout. Monk, Scout’s No. 7 overall prospect, is now only considering Arkansas, Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Oregon. At this point, Monk has set up four official visits: Oregon, Kansas, Kentucky, and Arkansas. Does Monk intend to visit Florida State and North Carolina? “We plan on it,” Monk’s older brother said.
2017 SF D.J. Harvey to visit UNC, Duke, NC State
D.J. Harvey will visit Duke, N.C. State and North Carolina this coming weekend, he told Scout. Harvey, a five-star wing out of Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic, said he plans to do all three visits on Friday and Saturday. The visits are scheduled as unofficial visits. As a sophomore, Harvey averaged 13.1 points a game at DeMatha. Harvey is ranked as Scout's No. 9 overall prospects in the 2017 class.
Five-star C Marques Bolden cuts list, eliminates UNC
Marques Bolden is only considering seven schools, he told Scout Monday morning: Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Oklahoma, TCU, Alabama and Wake Forest. Bolden has taken unofficial visits to Alabama and Wake Forest and will take his first official visit to Kentucky on September 2nd. Bolden, a standout at DeSoto (Tex.) High, is regarded as the No. 1 center and the No. 12 overall player in the 2016 recruiting class.
2016 power forward T.J. Leaf schedules in-home visits
Former Arizona commit T.J. Leaf has set up in-home visits with California, Gonzaga, Kansas, North Carolina, San Diego State and UCLA according to the Compton Magic. September 9 Gonzaga and UCLA will visit, then California on September 10, Kansas September 13 and North Carolina and San Diego State September 14.
Harry Giles at No. 1 on updated Class of 2016 rankings from ESPN, Scout
ESPN and Scout released updated Class of 2016 recruiting rankings Wednesday, and three of the nation's top six rising seniors on ESPN's list are in-state prospects. Power forward Harry Giles, who is transferring from High Point's Wesleyan Christian to Oak Hill Academy, is No. 1 on both lists. He is considering Duke, Wake Forest, UNC, Kentucky and Kansas. Injured point guard Dennis Smith Jr., who attends Fayetteville's Trinity Christian School, is No. 4 on ESPN's list.
Jalek Felton at No. 21 in ESPN's Class of 2017 rankings
ESPN released its updated Class of 2017 recruiting rankings Thursday, and center DeAndre Ayton is at No. 1. Last summer, Ayton had 17 points and 18 rebounds while playing for a Providence Storm team that beat North Carolina 84-83 at the beginning of the Tar Heels' exhibition tour of the Bahamas. Combo guard Jalek Felton, Raymond's nephew, is ranked No. 21 on ESPN's updated list. He committed to North Carolina in late December..
Video: Seventh Woods Summer Highlights
Highlights from Seventh Woods' impressive performances on the Summer circuit, courtesy of Courtside Films. The 2016 5-star combo guard recently trimmed his list to a final four of North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Georgetown (which he is scheduled to officially visit on September 11th).
Seventh Woods schedules official visit to Georgetown
Class of 2016 guard Seventh Woods has begun the process of scheduling official visits to the four schools he's still considering. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Woods will visit the Hilltop officially the weekend of September 11th. In addition to the Hoyas, the four-star guard is also considering the South Carolina Gamecocks, North Carolina Tar Heels and the Florida Gators.