Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
UNC, Kansas Pursuing 2019 PF Matthew Hurt
Matthew Hurt earned five-star status in the 2019 class with his play last summer on the Adidas circuit with D-1 Minnesota. He did nothing but solidify his ranking this past weekend in Atlanta at the Underclassmen All-American game as he showed off what a talented, versatile prospect he is. Hurt said Kansas, North Carolina and “all the Midwest schools” are involved in his recruitment.
In home visits will be key for five-star Kevin Knox
Five-star forward Kevin Knox is a busy man. He is playing in the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago this week. Then he's headed to Portland to play in the Nike Hoop Summit the following week. After that, he's off to New York for the Jordan Brand Classic. Three weeks, three all-star games, three cities, and very little time to make the biggest decision of his young life.
Roy Williams' recruiting blueprint works wonders
Despite missing out on a number of recent recruits to Duke, Kansas and Kentucky, the Tar Heels have made more trips to the Final Four than any of those programs since Williams arrived in Chapel Hill. It is due to Williams’ ability to connect with high school recruits that translates later on to wins. “How genuine (Williams) is, in a face-to-face situation, it is almost overwhelming,” Wes Miller said.
Video: Kevin Knox McDonald's All-American Highlights
Tampa Catholic's Kevin Knox, one of the best recruits in the country who's still undecided on where he'll play college basketball next season, was firing on all cylinders this week in Chicago. The 6'8 wing showed a mixture of driving to the basket, creating for others, and a deadly catch-and-shoot jumper.
Kevin Knox soars at McDonald's All-American Game
Kevin Knox lingered on the sideline for a while as the rest of his teammates took turns scoring in the McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday night. Despite limited playing time, the Tampa Catholic forward made his presence known. In the waning seconds of the first half, Knox raced down the United Center court.
Kevin Knox's long-range prowess impresses in Chicago
Kevin Knox has filled highlight videos with all sorts of dunks, from one-handed jams to two-handed alley oops. But the Tampa Catholic forward had the spotlight Monday for his ability to shoot a basketball from long range. Knox, a five-star recruit, participated in the 3-point contest at the Powerade Jam Fest, part of the festivities leading up to the McDonald’s All-American game.
Video: Kevin Knox discusses top schools at McDonald's All-American Game
Rivals' Eric Bossi sits down with five-star small forward Kevin Knox at the McDonald's All-American Game practices to get the latest on his recruitment. Knox has a final list of Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Florida State.
Kevin Knox knows it's time to decide, he just doesn't know who to pick
Kevin Knox knows when, he just doesn’t know where. “And that’s the problem,” Knox said with a laugh. “I have to figure that out. I just need time to do that.” Knox pegged the week of April 17, following the Jordan Brand Classic, as the time he’ll decide between North Carolina, Duke, Florida State and Kentucky because that’s Tampa Catholic’s (Tampa, Fla.) spring break.
Zion Williamson named All-USA first team
Spartanburg Day junior Zion Williamson was named a USA Today first-team “All-USA” player Tuesday. Williamson averaged 37 points and 13 rebounds last season to lead his team to a second straight N.C. Independent Schools 2A state championship. He’s being recruited by Duke, North Carolina, Clemson, Kentucky, Louisville, N.C. State and South Carolina, among others.
McDonald's All-American Game: Putting Kevin Knox's selection into a Tampa perspective
Tampa Catholic's Kevin Knox is the latest. The 6-foot-9 forward, a consensus five-star recruit, will play in the McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday at Chicago's United Center. Knox realizes the magnitude of the moment. Michael Jordan played in this game. So did Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal.
McDonald’s Game Practice Notes: Kevin Knox Hearing Kentucky Pitch
Kevin Knox said Monday at McDonanl's All-American Game practice that the Kentucky commits on his team — Quade Green, P.J. Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt and Nick Richards — are making a “24/7” pitch for him to join them in Lexington. Knox plans for a mid-April decision, and players declaring for the NBA Draft will factor into this decision. Duke, Kentucky, UNC, and Florida State are in the mix.
Video: Kevin Knox Senior Season Mix Tape
6'9 Kevin Knox's (Tampa Catholic High School) official senior season Mixtape. Knox was named Florida Mr. Basketball, McDonald's All American, Nike Hoop Summit and more. He will chose between UNC, Kentucky, Duke and Florida State.
Move to Gray Collegiate worked for Jalek Felton
Jalek Felton didn’t get the state championship he wanted, but his senior season hardly was a failure. The Gray Collegiate standout won several awards, including the South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year, and was invited to play in a pair of national all-star games. Felton also is The State’s Midlands Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
Andrew Platek Named To 2017 Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game Roster
Rosters for the regional game of the 2017 Jordan Brand Classic were revealed on Friday, and North Carolina shooting guard signee Andrew Platek was among those named. The prestigious game will be returning to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Friday, April 12. The national game players were announced in January. Here are the complete regional game rosters.
Zion Williamson Keeps Future Wide Open
Spartanburg Day School star Zion Williamson, among the nation’s top juniors this past season, says contrary to various chatter on social media, he’s not made any “final five” list for his college choices. The only school he’s committed to at this point is Spartanburg Day for his senior season. He also notes that he doesn’t plan to reveal his college choice until the after his senior season.