Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
NBPA Top 100: Killeya-Jones in constant motion
A North Carolina native who plays his high school ball at Lynchburg (Va.) Episcopal, Sacha Killeya-Jones is a four-star prospect and has outplayed his current ranking of No. 73 in the rising senior class. Killeya-Jones has been in constant motion, crashed the glass, hit jumpers and scored on the interior. Because he lives in Chapel Hill, Killeya-Jones is able to regularly play pickup on the campus of North Carolina and he just picked up an offer from the Tar Heels.
Marques Bolden Thinking Of Visits
You mentioned that North Carolina, Duke, Baylor and Texas have been reaching out a lot, what is the thought process towards that level of interest, and how has each program’s pitch been unique from each other? Marques Bolden: Yeah the only ones that really stood out were Duke and North Carolina because of the way they do things. They don’t just recruit anybody, and they’ve been telling me about the success they had in the past.
Sacha Killeya-Jones Discusses UNC, Kentucky Offers
Since decommitting from Virginia on June 2, 6-foot-10 Sacha Killeya-Jones has added offers from Kentucky, North Carolina and N.C. State. As a native of Chapel Hill, N.C., the pull to North Carolina is strong but Killeya-Jones is also intrigued by the recent Kentucky offer. “Kentucky’s one of the elite programs,” he told Ben Roberts at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va. Meantime, North Carolina is the local school for Killeya-Jones.
NBPA Top 100 Camp Day 1 Update
While amid a recruitment has has soared to new heights, Sacha Killeya-Jones hasn't forgotten about the basketball part, either. The Virginia big man and former UVa pledge has picked up offers in the past couple weeks from Kentucky, North Carolina, Florida, NC State and others, and he demonstrated why during the opening round of games.
Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum on U19 team; Top 100 Camp begins
The National Basketball Players Association Top 100 Camp began Wednesday in Charlottesville, Virginia. Fayetteville's Dennis Smith Jr., who appeared at the camp last year, isn't there today despite being included on the list of invited players. Some other top recruits aren't in Charlottesville, either. USA Basketball named its U19 World Championship team Wednesday, and the roster includes class of 2016 prospects Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson and Terrance Ferguson.
Notebook: Expanding Offers for Javin DeLaurier
Javin DeLaurier has been among the hottest basketball prospects in high school basketball this spring and summer. His momentum continued this past Sunday, when he picked up a scholarship offer from North Carolina during an impromptu unofficial visit to Chapel Hill. “We talked for about an hour and a half,” DeLaurier said of his conversation with Roy Williams. “Then at the end he offered me a scholarship. I was ecstatic.”
Harry Giles Makes USA U19 Cut, Talks Recruiting
Harry Giles could win his third gold medal in three years this summer with USA Basketball. The 6-foot-10 Giles out of Winston-Salem (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian is among 16 finalists for the U19 World Championship team that will play in Crete, Greece June 27-July 5. On the recruiting front, Giles is considering eight schools — Duke, Kentucky, UNC, Wake Forest, Kansas, Syracuse, Ohio State and UNLV — but he said the first four are “probably” recruiting him the hardest.”
Jalek Felton takes game international
Mullins rising junior guard Jalek Felton took his game international for an outdoor half-court basketball tournament in a unique format that matched teams from across the globe. This past weekend Felton helped Team USA Men’s 3x3 team finish eighth in the U18 World Championships in Debreceen, Hungary. “It was a great experience, long flight,” Felton said. “As far as 3-on-3 it’s very different from 5-on-5 with more defense. I played pretty good we just fell short lost by two in overtime to Argentina but all-in-all it was pretty good.”
2016 center Marques Bolden receives offer from Roy Williams
Marques Bolden, one of the top centers in the class of 2016, received a scholarship offer from North Carolina on Monday. The news came a day after UNC offered class of 2016 power forwards Sacha Killeya-Jones and Javin DeLaurier. The 6-foot-10, 235-pound Bolden attends DeSoto High School near Dallas, Texas. He is ranked sixth in his class by Scout, 15th by ESPN and 29th by Rivals. Duke extended an offer to Bolden in early June, and Kansas is among the other schools that have offered.
ESPN basketball recruiting director talks new ESPN100 and why Harry Giles is No. 1
Power forward Harry Giles III from Wesleyan Christian in North Carolina moved to the top of the ESPN100. Giles was the lone junior to be named to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA first team. He is followed by a pair of small forwards Jayson Tatum of Chaminade College Prep in St. Louis and Josh Jackson, from Southfield, Mich., who attends Prolific Prep.
Roy Williams Offers Sacha Killeya-Jones
A couple weeks ago, Sacha Killeya-Jones was committed to Virginia. Then came a decommitment, conversations with the UNC staff and three unofficial visits to UNC. Now, Killeya-Jones has a chance to play college basketball just a few miles from his house. During a Sunday meeting on campus - Killeya-Jones's third trip to UNC in the last week, Roy Williams officially offered a scholarship to the 6-10 class of 2016 forward.
2016 PF Javin Delaurier Gets UNC Offer
North Carolina offered 2016 power forward Javin DeLaurier Sunday evening during a campus visit, according to Team Loaded coach Ty White. DeLaurier has offers form Texas, Florida, Baylor, Notre Dame, Xavier, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and a host of others.
ESPN Class of 2017 Basketball Recruiting Rankings
UNC commitment Jalek Felton is rated 9th in ESPN.com's 2017 rankings. Felton is the only 2017 prospect to be offered thus far by the Tar Heels.
N.C. boasts the nation’s No. 1 high school recruit in both football, basketball
A couple of new national recruiting lists came out this week, and two N.C. high school stars landed at the top. Rivals ranks Wake Forest defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence the nation’s top high school football player. ESPN has Harry Giles of High Point Wesleyan’s nationally ranked basketball team as the nation’s top recruit in basketball.
Video: 2015 UNC Commit Duo Kenny Williams & Luke Maye
Highlights of 2015 North Carolina basketball commits Kenny Williams and Luke Maye: