UNC Basketball Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.

McDonald's All-Americans Predict Where E.J. Montgomery Will Go

This week at the McDonald's All-American Game, we surveyed several recruits about where some of their peers will eventually land. Here is what they predicted for 2018 5-star power forward E.J. Montgomery. Romeo Langford: “North Carolina. I feel like he fits well in there and coach Williams is doing a good job recruiting him. Who wouldn’t want to play there?”

Roy Williams to visit Matthew Hurt

Roy Williams is back on the recruiting and he’s after one of the better players in the 2019 class. Williams visited 2019 center Will Baker last week, traveling to Texas to see the five-star recruit. Now he’s due to visit another five-star player in the class. According to Adam Zagoria of Zag’s Blog, Williams will visit Minnesota to see power forward Matthew Hurt next week.

Coby White Named Mr. Basketball for North Carolina

Mr. Basketball in North Carolina is UNC recruit Coby White of Wilson Greenfield School. White, twice named N.C. Gatorade high school player of the year, is the all-time leading scorer from his state. White, a 6-5 combo guard, averaged 30.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 9.2 assists and 3.2 steals. This season, he scored 1,055 points and had six triple-doubles.

Wendell Moore, Jairus Hamilton Named Charlotte Regional Players of the Year

Two nationally ranked boys’ basketball players and a history-making coach headline the 2017-18 Charlotte Observer All-Region team. Two Cabarrus County teens share the player of the year award: Cox Mill junior Wendell Moore and 2016-17 All-Region Player of the Year Jairus Hamilton of Cannon School. The coach of the year is Marshville Forest Hill’s Matt Sides.

McDonald's AA Game: Ranking the week's top performers

Nassir Little earned MVP honors at the McDonald's All-American game Wednesday in his West team's win. Little was the best player all week, while 2018's No. 1-ranked player, R.J. Barrett, was tremendous himself. But how did everybody else rank, based on their performances in practices, scrimmage and the game? Here are the top dozen performers.

Video: UNC signees Coby White, Nassir Little dish on E.J. Montgomery and UNC

Coby White and Nassir Little had strong showings during McDonald's All-American week with Coby shooting lights out in front of NBA scouts and Nassir winning the MVP for the game. The five-stars are headed to North Carolina next year and discuss expectations for the season, when they knew UNC was it for them, and the status of uncommitted E.J. Montgomery.

Video: Nassir Little MVP Performance from the McDonald's All-American Game

North Carolina signee Nassir Little was named MVP of the 2018 McDonald's All-American game after leading the West team to a 131-128 victory on Wednesday night. Little scored 28 points and was a difficult matchup for anyone who tried to defend him.

McDonald's Recap: Nassir Little, R.J. Barrett steal the show

UNC signee Nassir Little and Duke signee R.J. Barrett stole the show during the 41st McDonald’s All-American game. Little, a 6-foot-7 combo forward out of Orlando Christian Prep, led the West Team to a 131-128 win and took home the game MVP award, scoring 28 points. “I work out three times a day every day, so this performance is not really surprising,” Little said.

Roy Williams Visits 2019 SF Jalen Wilson

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams and assistant Steve Robinson were at Guyer High School in Denton, Texas on Wednesday visiting 2019 4-star small forward Jalen Wilson (6'6", 185). Although Wilson does not yet have an offer from UNC, he does hold offers from Kansas, Texas A&M, Arizona State, Oklahoma, and others.

Video: Nassir Little vs. Zion Williamson in McDonald's All-American Game

North Carolina signee Nassir Little gets the better of Duke commit Zion Williamson on both ends of the court during the 2018 McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday. Little finished the game with 28 points, winning MVP honors in the process.

Video: Will Baker Spring Highlights

Spring Highlights of 2019 5-star power forward Will Baker (Westlake High School, Austin, Texas). Baker is a top recruiting priority for North Carolina coach Roy Williams. Baker also recently listed a top 7 list including Kansas, UCLA, Texas, Texas A&M, UNC, Virginia and Stanford.

MVP Nassir Little leads the West past the East at the McDonald's All American Game

The consensus among NBA scouts at McDonald’s All American practices this week was that Orlando Christian Prep wing Nassir Little was one of the more intriguing prospects because of the energy he brought every time he stepped on the court. He carried that motor over to the game and parlayed it into 28 points to lead the West past the East 131-128.

Coby White prepares for basketball at UNC

Coby White will be the last of Bonita White's three children to leave home. He'll head to UNC this summer, part of the Tar Heels' 2018 basketball recruiting class. And Coby, a tough competitor and the leading scorer in North Carolina high school basketball, gets emotional when he talks about leaving. “I might cry when I leave my mom,” he said. “That’s my rock."

Nassir Little Receives Praise from McDonald's All-American Teammates

We caught up with several players to discuss which of their fellow McDonald's All-Americans have impressed them with their play. “(Nassir Little has) been playing pretty well these past couple of days at practice. He’s really vocal, real loud and bringing a lot of energy out there on the court. Sometimes it gets a little dead and he heats it up and gets us going."

McDonald's AA Game: Where the recruits almost committed

Nassir Little: "I wouldn’t say after UNC there was a second choice for me. The FBI thing kind of eliminated schools for me and kind of helped me out, but UNC was just the clear favorite for me." Coby White: "I committed (to North Carolina) so early I didn’t have that much to choose from. Probably Virginia or Clemson. Those were the two were recruiting me really hard."

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Where's Roy?
Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Hosting 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot (UNC offer) on an unofficial visit to UNC
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the Adidas Gauntlet event in Indianapolis, IN
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Watching 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, and 2019 SF Precious Achiuwa at the Adidas Gauntlet and Under Armour events in Dallas, TX
4/20/2018 - 4/21/2018
Watching 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 PF Francis Okoro, 2019 PG Cole Anthony, 2019 PF Isaiah Stewart, 2019 HF Max Lorca-Lloyd, 2019 PF E.J. Liddell, 2019 SF Isaac Okoro, 2020 C Hunter Dickinson, 2020 SF Scottie Barnes, and 2020 PG Jeremy Roach at the Nike EYBL in Irving, TX
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Top Basketball Recruits
Nassir Little2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Armando Bacot2019 C
Will Baker2019 C
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jeremiah Francis2019 PG
Josh Nickelberry2019 SG
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