UNC Basketball Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
More details emerge about Skal Labissiere, Reach Your Dream Prep
Skal Labissiere is expected to announce his college decision on Thursday, but before he can depart for Memphis, Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgetown, Baylor or Tennessee, he must first play (or not play) his senior season. Labissiere announced two weeks ago that he would be playing for Reach Your Dream Prep, a Memphis-based team created and coached by his guardian Gerald Hamilton. The top prospect is still enrolled for academics at Lausanne Collegiate School.
UNC 'The Best Opportunity' For Luke Maye
Luke Maye, a 6-7 forward at Cornelius (N.C.) Hough, has performed well at several high-profile events across the country during his high school career. He posted strong numbers on the EYBL circuit with Team United; he was among the leading rebounders at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. Still, he heard the talk and he heard the question. Was he good enough? In his mind, the answer is, unequivocally, yes. Playing at North Carolina gives him another chance to prove it.
Stephen Zimmerman sets final official visit, cuts UNC
After taking four official visits, Stephen Zimmerman, a standout at Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman, has set his fifth and final visit. Zimmerman, a five-star center, will visit the hometown school UNLV on Friday. Zimmerman has already taken official visits to Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA. North Carolina was previously on Zimmerman's list, but the two parted ways Tuesday morning, according to Zimmerman's mother -- Lori Stevens.
Basketball Signing Day Primer
The first signing period begins on Wednesday and there are plenty of storylines to track leading up to the big day. Who will sign early? Who plans to wait? Which school will end up with the best class? Perry Dozier, a standout at Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley, is scheduled to announce his choice on Wednesday at 12:30 at his high school, according to his father – P.J. Dozier Sr. Dozier, Scout.com’s No. 33 recruit, is down to Georgetown, Louisville, South Carolina, North Carolina and Michigan.
Luke Maye goes with dream school
It was no secret that power forward Luke Maye of Cornelius (N.C.) Hough High School coveted a UNC offer. That offer came and Maye, whose dad was a quarterback for UNC, is the first 2015 Tar Heel commitment. Maye, 6-7, 225-pounds, chose North Carolina over the likes of Charlotte, Clemson, Davidson and others. Ranked No. 108 in the Top 247 and No. 136 in the 247Sports Composite, Maye is a hard-nosed competitor with a high basketball IQ and skill level.
Luke Maye commits to UNC
Roy Williams's first commitment in the 2015 class is Luke Maye, the 6-7 senior forward at Cornelius (N.C.) Hough confirmed on Tuesday morning. The other finalists were Clemson and Davidson. He received prior offers from Virginia, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Gonzaga, which were no longer under consideration. Williams first began seriously recruiting Maye after getting word that Maye and Hough bested Kennedy Meeks' team in the 2013 NCHSAA state playoffs.
Harry Giles Interview
Harry Giles III is a consensus top-three basketball recruit in the Class of 2016, with offers from all of the nation’s top programs including the Big Four. And while basketball is a huge part of the Wesleyan junior’s life, there is more to the Winston-Salem resident.
P.J. Dozier set to announce college decision on Wednesday
Dozier’s father and coach Perry said Sunday afternoon from practice his son had “somewhat” made his decision and will announce it on Wednesday. Dozier has been considering USC, Michigan, North Carolina, Georgetown and Louisville.
Roy Williams Visits P.J. Dozier
6-6 P.J. Dozier of Spring Valley, SC completed all of his official visits last weekend with a trip to Louisville. Now, coaches from at least four of his final five schools are visiting him this week to make one final plea for his services. Michigan coach John Beilein was the first in this week and North Carolina's Roy Williams is scheduled to visit on Wednesday. Georgetown coach John Thompson III also is expected to pay a visit this week according to Dozier's father.
RYD Prep Game Postponed Because Skal Labissiere is Sick
Skal Labissiere, the supremely-talented 6-11 forward, was scheduled to play with his team, Reach Your Dream Prep, Thursday vs. the Memphis Mustangs at Mid-America Baptist Seminary. But Michael Spradlin, the Mustangs coach, told 92.9 FM ESPN Wednesday that the game will be postponed.Hamilton phoned Spradlin Tuesday and informed him that Labissiere was dealing with an upper respiratory illness and would be unavailable to play. Spradlin, in order to accommodate Hamilton, offered to postpone the game — to which Hamilton agreed.
UNC faces unanswered questions in recruiting
North Carolina junior Brice Johnson insists the UNC academic scandal isn't a distraction to the current basketball players because it didn't directly involve them.
It certainly is having an impact on high school standouts who are being recruited by the Tar Heels. UNC coach Roy Williams acknowledges as much. "There's no question it's already hurt us in recruiting," Williams said last week at the ACC Operation Basketball event in Charlotte.
P.J. Dozier Finishes Visits, Nears Decision
P.J. Dozier finished up his final official visit this past weekend and is nearing a college decision. Dozier, a 6-foot-6 lead guard out of Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley, took an official visit to Louisville from Thursday through Saturday. Two weeks prior to the Georgetown visit, Dozier took his official visit to North Carolina for the Late Night with Roy festivities. “North Carolina to me speaks for itself,” Dozier Sr. said.
P.J. Dozier’s Commitment Coming Soon
One of the top players in the nation, P.J. Dozier, will announce his commitment soon. “Hopefully, he will have his mind made up by this coming weekend,” Dozier’s father, Perry, told SNY.tv Sunday following P.J.’s official visit to Louisville this weekend. “We will probably just notify the coaches what we will decide to do, and then he would make his announcement on ESPN.” Ranked No. 24 in the class of 2015 by 247 Sports, Dozier’s final five schools are Louisville, North Carolina, Georgetown, South Carolina and Michigan.
5 Things to Know about Jaylen Brown
Here are five things to know about Jaylen Brown, the nation’s No. 2 overall basketball prospect. He’s a 6-foot-7 forward from Wheeler High School. Brown is taking his third official visit this weekend to UCLA. His first two trips were to Kentucky and Kansas earlier this month. Kentucky appears to be the school to beat, followed by UCLA. Brown will announce his college decision on April 1. It looks like North Carolina will get his fifth visit.
2015 Basketball Class Only Has 22 Uncommitted Recruits
The initial basketball signing period begins in less than two weeks and there are currently 22 players in Scout.com's 2015 top 100 still uncommitted. Who are those 22 players considering and who will sign early? Scout.com breaks it down player by player. 1. Jaylen Brown, SF, Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler. North Carolina has dabbled in his recruitment lately and it wouldn’t be a surprise if they get an official visit.