UNC Basketball Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Basketball Recruiting.
Dennis Smith Jr. talks upcoming visits and more
Dennis Smith, Jr.: "Last time I checked in I think we'd only played one tournament, but we've played two tournaments since then and we're 12-3 right now. I've got two visits coming up; I'll be headed to Duke on Saturday and I'll go to North Carolina on June 3. I'm definitely looking forward to both of the visits; I'm hoping to get offers from both. I just want to get closer with the coaching staff, especially at North Carolina because I haven't talked to them as much."
Video: Ivan Rabb EYBL Highlights
Summer EYBL highlights from 2015 power forward and North Carolina recruiting target Ivan Rabb. Rabb, who visited Chapel Hill on Monday May 19, holds an offer from the Tar Heels as well as many other top Division-I programs.
Henry Ellenson Adds Carolina, Duke, UCLA Offers
One of the most versatile players in the Class of 2015 is Henry Ellenson. A 6-foot-10 power forward from Rice Lake, WI, Ellenson is ranked No. 9 at his position in the class by 247Sports.com. His three most recent offers came from North Carolina, Duke, and UCLA. Tar Heels coach Roy Williams has had Ellenson on his radar since sophomore year, when he started flying to Rice Lake to scout the talented big man. “They want another guy who can stretch the floor and hit a shot,” he said.
Dennis Smith Jr. to visit UNC on June 3
Class of 2016 point guard Dennis Smith Jr. averaged 22 points per game in the Orlando stop of the Adidas Gauntlet. Smith is a 6-foot-3, 180-pound 247Sports five-star from Fayetteville (N.C.). He scored 132 points in six games. Smith is ranked by 247Sports as the No.1 point guard and the No. 5 overall player in the 2016 class. He has offers from Arizona, Kansas, N.C. State, Wake Forest, Charlotte, and VCU. He plans to visit Duke on May 31st and UNC on June 3rd.
Brandon Ingram posts strong numbers in May
Brandon Ingram, a class of 2015 small forward from Kinston (N.C.), was in Orlando this past weekend as part of the Adidas Gauntlet. Ingram is averaging 18.3 points per game through May 25th. Ingram is a 247Sports Composite five-star prospect. At a lean 6-foot-7, 170-pounds Ingram is projected to be a small forward or stretch four in college. Ingram's 247Sports Crystal Ball is 56% UNC and 40% Duke.
EYBL Minneapolis: Jayson Tatum with multiple 20-point games
2016 shooting guard Jayson Tatum had 23 points and 7 rebounds in a win during the "Minneapolis Sessions" of the EYBL Circuit. Tatum is the No. 2 shooting guard and the No. 4 overall player in the 2016 class. He is seen as a consensus top 5 talent and many experts believe he could be the top overall player int he 2016 class. Tatum also scored 20 points in a win on Sunday in Minneapolis.
EYBL Minneapolis: Edrice Adebayo goes for 24/14
247Sports Composite five-star Edrice Adebayo scored 24 points (8-11 FG) and pulled down 14 rebounds for Boo Williams in a win over E1T1 at the "Minneapolis Sessions" stop of the EYBL Circuit this weekend. Adebayo has offers from UNC, N.C. State, Cincinnati, and Virginia Tech. His 247Sports Crystal Ball is currently projecting 100% for North Carolina.
Video: Jayson Tatum EYBL Highlights
EYBL highlights from 2016 5-star small forward recruiting target Jayson Tatum (St. Louis, Mo.). Tatum, 6'7 185, holds an offer from the Tar Heels along with numerous other nationally prominent programs.
Malik Newman Says Package With Diamond Stone is ’100 Percent’
Plenty of high school basketball players say they will become package deals to college. But very few actually make it happen. Malik Newman says he and five-star center Diamond Stone will end up making it a reality. “It’s 100 percent,” the 6-foot-3 Newman told SNY.tv exclusively Saturday at the NIKE EYBL session here. “Hopefully, everything works out, but right now everything is going good. That’s the plan — we don’t plan on changing."
UNC, Kentucky, Ohio State Among Schools Recruiting P.J. Dozier
P.J. Dozier is back and better than ever. The 6-foot-5 point guard from Spring Valley (S.C.) has returned from surgery on his meniscus and is leading an Upward Stars team that has stormed through their first two games at the Nike Memorial Classic. “So far, so good,” Dozier told SNY.tv. “All of the doctors say that you come back way more explosive than you were before, I definitely feel like that’s true. My goal is just to stay healthy.”
Catching up with Henry Ellenson
Even while standing at 6-foot-10, Henry Ellenson needed a bit to acclimate himself to the size and athleticism present at the EYBL. “The first week I was just adjusting to the height and finishing around those guys,” said Ellenson, the 2015 Iowa State target from Rice Lake (Wisc.) who is playing his first (and last) season in the prestigious AAU league. It’s safe to say Ellenson has made those adjustments, though, as his play this spring has been enough to raise his profile nationally. He picked up a North Carolina offer this past week.
Video: 2015 SG Kenny Williams Highlights
2015 shooting guard Kenny Williams (Chesterfield, VA) shows off his all-around game in this new set of highlights.
Video: Brandon Ingram highlights from Adidas Gauntlet
2015 UNC recruit and Stackhouse Elite guard Brandon Ingram scores a game high 24 points against Indiana Elite at the Adidas Gauntlet in Indianapolis.
Roy Williams offers 2015 center Henry Ellenson
Roy Williams extended a scholarship offer to 2015 center Henry Ellenson on Thursday night, according to his mother, Holly, via her Twitter account.
Holly Ellenson @HollyJElle
Coach Roy Williams of North Carolina offered Henry a scholarship tonight
Ellenson, a 4-star recruit from Rice Lake, Wisconsin with a sizable 6'10" 230-pound frame, becomes the seventh member of UNC's 2015 basketball recruiting class
to receive an offer from the Tar Heels. He also holds offers from numerous schools, including in-state front-runner Wisconsin, Iowa, Duke, Creighton, and Michigan State, among others.
Ellenson possesses a versatile skill set for a player of his size. Besides his obvious post presence, he also has excellent range and touch on his shot and runs the floor extremely well. Here are a few highlights:
Brandon Ingram planning to trim list
2015 small forward Brandon Ingram told CarolinaBlue he plans to narrow down his list of schools at "the end of June." The 6-foot-7, 170-pound Kinston, North Carolina native said he will leave 5-6 schools on his list but has no idea on the timeline for his ultimate decision. It is pretty clear to insiders that both UNC and Duke will be on Ingram's list. Ingram's Crystal Ball is currently 56% North Carolina and 40% Duke.