Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Zion Williamson: ‘Wide open’ on recruiting, including...Wofford?
Zion Williamson, a 16-year-old high school junior who is one of the top basketball recruits in the Class of 2018, said his recruitment remains “wide open.” Lee Sartor, Williamson's high school coach at Spartanburg Day, said UNC coach Roy Williams has committed to seeing Williamson play seven times this academic year (the NCAA maximum) and has already used four of those.
Basketball Recruits Visiting UNC for Virginia Game on Saturday
UNC is expecting a strong group of recruits at the Smith Center for Saturday's matchup with Virginia. Here are the headliners: Kevin Knox (offered), Brandon Huffman (signed), Coby White (committed), Jairus Hamilton (offered), Rechon Black (committed). Knox is the only undecided player in the class of 2017 with a scholarship offer still considering the Tar Heels.
Zion Williamson sets state record in rout
Zion Williamson broke a state record, and the Spartanburg Day School boys basketball team emphatically claimed its first SCISA Region I-2A title Tuesday night. Region Player of the Year Williamson led all scorers with 37 points. The effort gave the junior his 27th 30-point game of the season, breaking a state record that Larry Davis of Denmark-Olar had held since 1991.
Scout analysts discuss Bamba, Knox and more
Kevin Knox — a 6-9 forward from Tampa, Fla. — has narrowed his list of schools to Kentucky, Duke, Florida State and North Carolina. “I think we’d both be surprised if it’s Kentucky, just given the guys that they have in the class. It would seem unlikely that that’s a fit.” Snow went on to say that he thinks Duke and FSU are the current co-favorites, with UNC third.
Jalek Felton Named South Carolina 2A Player of the Year
Six Midlands basketball players were named top players in their classifications as the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association released its all-state teams Wednesday. Boys’ players of the year honorees included Gray Collegiate’s Jalek Felton (Class 2A). Felton, a UNC signee, is the state’s top recruit and leads the Midlands in scoring at 26.4 points a game.
UNC signee Jalek Felton honored at Jordan Brand Classic Senior Night
Jalek Felton, a senior at Gray Collegiate Academy (Columbia, S.C.), was honored Thursday as a Jordan Brand Classic All-American, as part of the Jordan Brand Classic Senior Night Tour. Felton is ranked the No. 26 player overall, No. 1 combo guard in the Class of 2017 by 247Sports. The 6-2 guard will follow in his famous uncle Raymond’s footsteps and play at UNC.
Is Zion Williamson the best prep dunker ever? Watch this video from one game and drool
Zion Williamson, a high school junior at Spartanburg Day School, dunks like Vince Carter in his NBA prime. In fact, Williamson could be the best high-school dunker in history. Williamson told me Monday he has no idea where he is going to college. He has been offered by basically every major school – UNC, Duke, N.C. State, South Carolina, Clemson, and Kansas among them.
UNC signee Jalek Felton dishes on what fuels his fire
The greatest motivating factor that’s gotten Jalek Felton to where he is today: “Seeing my mom in the stands and thinking about how she took care of me and my sisters as a single parent. I want to get to the point where she doesn’t want or need anything. She made so many sacrifices for me to be able to showcase my talents. Same for my sisters; I want to take care of them all.”
Zion Williamson made this in-game 360 windmill dunk look way too easy
Zion Williamson is the No. 2 recruit in the nation, and he doesn't want anyone to forget it. The 6'6" high school junior flaunted his skills with this seriously impressive 360-degree windmill dunk during a game on Monday night. His defenders didn't even try to stop him. That's probably why they lost 94–32.
Video: Jalek Felton receives his Jordan Brand Classic invitation
Gray Collegiate guard and North Carolina signee Jalek Felton received his invite to play in Jordan Brand Classic in New Jersey next month.
Basketball Recruiting Roundup: Knox, Williamson, Bamba
A decision for top 10 senior Kevin Knox might not be far off. This weekend, the high-scoring forward from Tampa will make his final official visit when he sees North Carolina as it hosts ACC foe Virginia. Zion Williamson's recruitment looks to be one that is tracking as a battle of the bluebloods with Duke, Kansas and North Carolina also showing major love to the big time athlete.
ICTV: UNC Sees Andrew Platek's Fit
Andrew Platek will enroll at UNC in four months, but on Sunday he played his first game at the Smith Center. His high school team made the trip from Massachusetts to face UNC's JV squad. The loaded prep school ran away with a 92-63 win, with Platek posting five points, five assists, and eight rebounds. UNC assistant coach C.B. McGrath says that Platek is an ideal fit for Roy Williams.
Roy Williams Watches Romeo Langford
New Albany junior Romeo Langford made his return to the hardwood Friday night, and it didn’t take long for the five-star guard to reacquaint himself. In his first game back from a dislocated pinky finger, in front of a sellout New Albany crowd that included Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and UNC coach Roy Williams, Langford tallied 14 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks.
Video: Rising Basketball Star Zion Williamson Keeps Going Viral
After being supported by Drake on Instagram and scoring his 2,000th point, Spartanburg Day School Junior Zion Williamson has gone viral again for his incredible skills on the basketball court. Listed as one of the top high school basketball recruits in the country, Williamson is drawing huge crowds to Spartanburg and earning the attention of every major college program.
Five-star SF Christian Brown has attention of bluebloods
2019 five-star small forward Christian Brown says Wake Forest, Kansas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Clemson and Tennessee are all contacting him regularly. On UNC: “It was really nice. They have a great campus. The coaches are nice. The players are cool there. I know Seventh Woods and some of the guys really well.”