Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Video: UNC interested in 2017 center Brandon McCoy
Scout.com's 15th ranked 2017 recruit, Brandon McCoy, has offers from several of the nation's top programs. He tells Scout that Arizona, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oregon, and UCLA are among the schools working hardest in his recruitment.
Five-star PF P.J. Washington discusses UNC visit
Five-star class of 2017 power forward P.J. Washington is one of the most sought-after players in the country right now, and he is coming off visits last weekend to UNC and N.C. State. "It was great," Washington said. "I got to see coach Roy (Williams) and the facilities on campus and the dorms." Washington also stopped by to see the N.C. State campus.
Recruiting Roundup: Nick Weatherspoon, Malik Newman
Malik Newman has not yet scheduled visits to N.C. State or anywhere else, but word that they are interested has already spread to recruits. "I have already been hearing about N.C. State and Malik," said Nick Weatherspoon (UNC offer), a 6-foot-2 four-star guard out of Velma Jackson (MS). "It would be nice. We could play together because we are from the same state."
Five-star PF P.J. Washington visits UNC
Class of 2017 5-star power forward P.J. Washington (Dallas, TX/Findlay Prep) and his father took an unofficial visit to UNC on Thursday. Washington is ranked as the No. 23 overall player in the 2017 class and has become a priority for the Tar Heels for this cycle. At 6-7, 225-pounds, he is an undersized power forward but plays with great physicality.
Wendell Carter Named EYBL Atlanta MVP
2017 5-star power forward and UNC offeree Wendell Carter's talent is undeniable. He's versatile, coachable and wants to be great. All of the intangibles are there, but it's his off-court demeanor that caught the attention of his teammates. An A-student with aspirations of becoming a full-fledged actor, there is more to Carter than what you see on the court.
Video: Jalek Felton highlights from recent Big Shots event
2017 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton showed he is ready to make an impact at UNC while playing in a recent Big Shots event with his traveling team, Team Felton. Here are a few highlights.
UNC Showing Interest in 2018 PG Javonte Smart
North Carolina is showing interest in 2018 point guard Javonte Smart, and presumed leader LSU, along with Baylor, Massachusetts, Wake Forest and Xavier, has offered Smart. 6-4, 185-pounds and out of Baton Rouge (La.) Scotlandville Magnet High School, Smart has the size and skills to play the two, but Smart is much more comfortable running the show.
Rundown of how basketball recruits with UNC, Duke, NC State and local ties are faring
UNC commit Jalek Felton is averaging 19 points and 5 assists on the UAA circuit. Wendell Carter, who picked up a Duke offer in June 2015 and a UNC offer in August 2015, is averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds on the EYBL circuit. Rechon Black, who is committed to UNC, has averaged 8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in eight Adidas Gauntlet Series games.
UNC, Kansas, UConn, Tennessee interest for 2018 PG Drue Drinnon
2018 four-star point guard Drue Drinnon now has interest from UNC, Tennessee, Connecticut, and Kansas. Offers are also in from Florida, Missouri, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. 6-0, 175-pounds out of Commerce (Ga.) Pebble brook High School, Drinnon is a rock solid lead guard who is strong with the ball and an efficient shooter.
UNC, Kansas, Kentucky pursuing 2019 small forward D.J. Jeffries
Small forward D.J. Jeffries of Olive Branch (Miss.) High School is one of the top talents in the 2019 class. Some significant programs are showing interest in him according to Andrew Slater of 247Sports. Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina are all now recruiting the 6-7, 185-pound Jeffries. Offers are already in from Iowa State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Wake Forest.
7-foot-3 Chol Marial might be best in 2019
At 7-3, 205-pounds, Chol Marial is unlike any top prospect in the 2019 class. Check out video of Marial, who might be the top prospect in his class. Originally from South Sudan and now attending Chesire High School, Marial has offers from Florida State, Iowa and West Virginia and North Carolina is showing interest according to Andrew Slater of 247Sports.
Top prospects from UAA session III: Felton, Duval, Reid
Jalek Felton has sometimes been a bit casual with his effort. This spring his motor has been ramped up and he’s showed lots of ability as an off the dribble scorer. He’s got things headed in the right direction. Nazreon Reid is big and strong enough to play the center position but is also mobile and has skill facing the hoop and running the floor.
UNC Basketball commit Jalek Felton puts on show in L.A.
He still might be another year or so away from arriving on campus, but 2017 point guard Jalek Felton already has UNC fans happy. Felton averaged 19 pointer per game for Team Felton at the UA Association event in Los Angeles over the weekend. Despite going 7-5, Team Felton needed just three wins to qualify for the Under Armour finals in Georgia.
EYBL Atlanta Roundup: Mitchell Robinson, Kevin Knox
Center Mitchell Robinson has clearly taken his game to the next level. If there was any doubt about him getting an elevation to five-star status in the next update, it's gone. LSU and UNC got involved after his April decommitment from Texas A&M, and Kentucky is starting to nose around his recruitment. Five-star small forward Kevin Knox also had an impressive showing.
EYBL: Who's in and who to watch in Peach Jam?
Four teams finished 14-2 in the first four stops on the Nike EYBL circuit and lead the 20 automatic qualifiers for the Peach Jam, July 6-10 in North Augusta, S.C. Michael Porter Jr., Trae Young, Gary Trent Jr., Marvin Bagley III, Chris Lykes and Kevin Knox are among the names to know along with top rebounder Mohamed Bamba and No. 3 rebounder DeAndre Ayton.