Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Peach Jam: Four-star wing Brandon Randolph gets loose
The second day of the Nike Peach Jam had a host of top performers, but Brandon Randolph was certainly among them after a strong showing during the night session on Thursday. Randolph showed off a versatile scoring attack with coaches like Rick Pitino, John Calipari, Bill Self, John Thompson, Roy Williams, Kevin Ollie and a host of others looking on.
Four Schools Prioritizing P.J. Washington
UNC coach Roy Williams has intentionally made P.J. Washington one of, if not his, top target. "I'm really cool with Roy," Washington emphasized. "He told me he was going to be at all of my games. He (Roy) said, 'You won't see a coach more than you will see him.'" So far, Williams has been true to his word, attending every Team Penny game played at Peach Jam.
Nick Weatherspoon, top 2017 PG in Miss., motivated by lack of national respect
Nick Weatherspoon’s consistent dominance hasn’t translated into national respect as of yet. The 6-foot-2 point guard currently checks in at No. 75 overall in the ESPN 100 and No. 14 among point guards, but that hasn’t stopped UNC, Louisville, Ohio State, Indiana, Mississippi State, Georgetown, Memphis, Iowa State, LSU and N.C. State from applying the full-court recruiting press.
Uncle Raymond helps nephew Jalek Felton get a taste of life at UNC
North Carolina basketball commit Jalek Felton is still a year away from arriving on campus. But when it comes to getting a feel for life in the Tar Heels’ program, the 6-foot-3 guard is already well ahead of schedule. Felton is the nephew of Raymond Felton, who won an NCAA title at North Carolina in 2005 and has gone on to play more than a decade in the NBA.
UNC basketball recruiting: Best, Realistic 2017 Class
North Carolina's 2017 basketball recruiting class is the most important class in Roy Williams tenure at UNC. After the 2016-2017 season, the Tar Heels will need to reload. Not only will UNC lose three seniors, but two more could leave early. Considering needs, numbers, and traction UNC has gained with recruits, here is CarolinaBlue's best and most realistic 2017 class.
Video: 2019 Intro Joey Baker - UA Camp
North Carolina native Joey Baker recently made Scout's initial 2019 top 25 list. On Wednesday, the 6-foot-7 wing discussed his game and recruitment. Early schools showing interest are UNC, Kentucky, NC State, Tennessee, and Texas.
Video: In-State schools prioritizing 2018 PG Devon Dotson
2018 point Devon Dotson told Scout at the Under Armour All-American camp that local schools North Carolina, Wake Forest and NC State, as well as Florida have prioritized him.
UNC basketball recruiting: Looking ahead/Scholarship numbers
The July evaluation period beings Wednesday night. This means that the UNC staff will have their eyes on a number of 2017, 2018, and 2019 targets over the next few days. With this comes a slightly clearer picture of what the 2017 signing class could look like for UNC and provides a better glimpse into the landscape of recruiting for this cycle as we move into the fall.
2016 July Live Period: 25 names to know this month
Kevin Knox is being targeted by every program in the country that builds around one-and-done players. A 6-foot-8 small forward, he’s the kind of smooth athlete with a developed offensive game that will have a major impact. P.J. Washington is an undersized four with the standard game of an undersized four: long arms, soft touch and a developed face-up game.
What is the July Live Period and why is it so important?
For three consecutive weekends during July, coaches are allowed to evaluate prospects from 5:00 p.m. on a Wednesday until 5:00 p.m. on a Sunday. What that means is that during a 19-day stretch in the middle of the summer, these high school players will be in gyms across the country, essentially auditioning for the coaches that they hope to one day play for.
Brandon Randolph to Cut List After Peach Jam
Brandon Randolph missed last year's Peach Jam with a broken leg, and now that he's back and healthy he is on a mission. A shooting guard with a high upside, Randolph holds offers from a Who's Who of high-majors, including Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon, Villanova, Arizona, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Kansas and UConn.
Big Summer Ahead for 7-Footer Mohamed Bamba
Mohamed Bamba is a big man with a big summer ahead. Ranked the No. 4 player in the Class of 2017 by Rivals.com and projected by at least one mock draft as the No. 3 pick in 2018, Bamba holds offer from just about every high-major program in the land -- including Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas, Arizona, Louisville, UConn, Syracuse, Villanova, Maryland and Indiana.
2017 shooting gaurd Andrew Platek discusses recruitment
"It's definitely one of my top choices right now," 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek told CarolinaBlue following his visit to North Carolina. The Massachusetts native was in Chapel Hill with his family on Monday, June 13th for a comprehensive unofficial visit. Platek saw everything from the facilities to campus to the academic side of the university.
Recruiting Notebook: Five players to know in July
Mohamed Bamba, Center, PSA Cardinals: I believe Mohamed Bamba has the best shot of surpassing DeAndre Ayton to be No. 1 in the 2017 class and the No. 1 draft pick in 2018. Bamba has ridiculous measurements at 6'11" with a 7'9" wingspan and a 9'7" standing reach. He’s been improving at an impressive rate since emerging during his sophomore season.
2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon releases top 10
2017 point guard Nick Weatherspoon trimmed his list of schools on Thursday, releasing a top 10 in a tweet. The 6-2, 173-pound prospect from Camden, Miss. will focus on Memphis, LSU, Iowa State, UNC, Louisville, Mississippi State, Ohio State, N.C. State, Indiana, and Georgetown. Weatherspoon is coming off June unofficial visits to Louisville, North Carolina and NC State.