Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Video: HoopState - Ingram, Smith, Giles, Adebayo
Things in North Carolina really heated up to start 2015 and this episode of #HoopState has it all. Brandon Ingram, Dennis Smith Jr, and Harry Giles III spent the entire month playing on another level. Trae Jefferson makes his #HoopState debut, Mike Buckland throws down his sickest dunk to date, Kwe Parker, Edrice Adebayo, and more.
Four-star combo guard Brandon Robinson to visit UNC
2016 four-star combo guard Brandon Robinson is scheduled to visit North Carolina on March 7 according to recruiting analyst Shun Williams. 6-5, 170-pounds out of Douglasville (Ga.) Douglas County High School, Robinson is ranked No. 89 in the 247Sports Composite. Robinson, who has length for his position and is a skilled ball handler and passer, has numerous offers. Ole Miss visited him on Monday.
Jaylen Brown will take his time in making college choice
Jaylen Brown, a 6-foot-7 senior forward from Wheeler High in Marietta, Georgia, has been concentrating on his high school season more than recruiting. “The schools I’ve heard the most lately are Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia and Kansas. I say that and he’ll probably end up picking UCLA,” writes Dan McDonald of Rivals.com
Combo guard Curt Jones, Jr. back on UNC's radar
About a year ago, the UNC basketball staff was active in the recruitment of 6-3 PG/SG Curt Jones Jr. Then the contact fell off for a while. But a proactive attempt from the Jones' camp to reach back out to the UNC staff has sparked some renewed interest between the coaches and the 2016 combo guard. The Jones camp reconnected to a member of the UNC staff about two weeks ago, and now C.B. McGrath has contacted Jones' AAU coach to let him know that they are still interested.
Jaylen Brown, No. 1 Wheeler overwhelm Douglas County
It’s been five seasons since the Wheeler Wildcats last won a state championship. Jaylen Brown and company appear poised to end that drought. Brown, one of the nation’s premier recruits, led a relentless Wheeler attack, and the Wildcats overwhelmed a quality Douglas County team, 87-68, Saturday in the second round of the AAAAAA state tournament. North Carolina coach Roy William was sitting along the baseline and looked impressed.
Recruiting Roundup: Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown
Brandon Ingram visited both North Carolina and Duke on Saturday. The 6-foot-9 Ingram, ranked 12th in the country by ESPN.com, saw both teams win their ACC games. Ingram first saw North Carolina beat Georgia Tech, 89-60, in a game where the Tar Heels honored the late Dean Smith with the four corners offense. After their game, UNC coach Roy Williams and assistant Hubert Davis watched 6-7 wing Jaylen Brown of Marietta (GA) Wheeler, according to various reports.
UNC to visit 2015's No. 2 prospect Jaylen Brown
North Carolina will visit 2015 five-star small forward Jaylen Brown Saturday night, Shun Williams of OnTheRadarHoops.com reports. Brown took an official visit to UNC on January 10th. Per 274Sports Composite rankings, Brown is the No. 2 prospect in the country, the No. 2 small forward, and the No. 1 player in the state of Georgia. The 6-foot-7, 217-pound five-star is considering UNC, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA, Michigan, Georgia, and Georgia Tech.
Brandon Ingram to Visit Carolina, Duke on Saturday
Brandon Ingram has a full day ahead of him on Saturday. The 6-foot-9 Ingram, ranked 12th in the country by ESPN.com, will see North Carolina play Georgia Tech at noon in Chapel Hill, N.C., and then will watch Duke host Clemson at 4 p.m. in Durham. Ingram confirmed by text he plans to see both games. Ingram recently told SNY.tv he’s not close to making his college decision and is trying to focus on winning his fourth straight state championship.
Harry Giles not letting recruiting pressure get to him
Harry Giles is living much of his life in a fishbowl — and is handling being one of the biggest fish very well. Giles, a 6-10 junior power forward at High Point Wesleyan Christian Academy, is one of the top prospects in the country. What he can do on the basketball court is simple — almost anything he wants to do.
Brandon Ingram lists UNC in top 6
The Tar Heels are still in the running for Class of 2015 forward Brandon Ingram. Over the weekend, the No. 1 player in the state of North Carolina announced his final 6 teams. Included with the Tar Heels were Duke, N.C. State, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA. That makes 3 in-state schools to go with three other ‘Blue Blood’ schools. The recruit from Kinston goes to the same high school as former Tar Heels Jerry Stackhouse and Reggie Bullock.
Harry Giles can put on a show on the basketball court
Giles’ father is down to earth and a sensible guy. And he and Giles’ mother have instilled the same values into their son. Giles’ father said there’s a reason his son picked eight schools as finalists. “He’s been over to Wake a lot because he’s friends with Brandon and we know Randolph really well,” Giles’ father said. “And we know how good a coach Danny (Manning) is and he’s a good guy. But we have been to North Carolina and Duke a lot too because they are around here.”
Scout.com's Top 100 high school basketball players, regardless of class
Scout's team of experts came up with the Ultimate 100 concept. Keep in mind this is our take on the best prospects, not the most productive players. No. 23 Jalek Felton Just a sophomore, Felton, who is the nephew of Raymond Felton, ranks high on this list for a number of reasons. At 6-foot-2, Felton has a lengthy wingspan at 6-foot-8. He's quick and a good, although not great, athlete.
UNC eyeing 6'10 Finland prospect Lauri Markkanen
Lauri Markkanen is a very skilled 6-10, 214-pound face-up big man who can shoot and has played very well at the Basketball Without Borders camp. He is considering entering an American college for 2016. “I finish my high school in Finland, maybe a year and a half left, and then I’m going to college,” he said. Markkanen said North Carolina is “the biggest one” recruiting him, and that Florida, Texas A&M and St. John’s are also in the mix.
Video: Harry Giles and recruiting hoopla
Harry Giles, a Winston-Salem native and a junior at High Point Wesleyan, is one of the top players in the country. He talks about dealing with the hoopla surrounding him. Giles has announced his top eight schools that he is considering. Among those he is considering are Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest.
Harry Giles III Blog: Cutting his list down
2016 power forward Harry Giles: Right now, the schools I’m considering are, in no particular order: Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, UNC, Wake Forest, Ohio St and UNLV. I just really like talking to all the coaches and getting to know them. I definitely want to have a close relationship with coaching staff at whichever school I pick. I would have to say that, right now, I talk to Duke the most, them and Wake. I talk to Carolina a lot too and Coach Calipari texted me the other day.