UNC Basketball Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Video: Jalek Felton Summer Highlights
Jalek Felton is one of the top players in the Class of 2017. Felton is a 6'3 guard from South Carolina who is currently a Top 10 player in ESPN's rankings. He is also the nephew of NBA player Raymond Felton.
Jayson Tatum Planning to Cut List, Take Visits
Jayson Tatum, the No. 4 player in the 2016 Class according to 247 Sports, says he plans to cut his list soon and also take some visits this fall. “I think I’m going to cut it down pretty soon, within the next week or so,” the 6-foot-9 Tatum told SNY.tv. “I think I have 18 scholarship offers, I’m going to cut it down to eight or nine.” Tatum, out of St. Louis Chaminade, listed Duke, St. Louis, Kentucky, Kansas, Missouri, Florida, Michigan State, Ohio State, UConn, North Carolina and Wake Forest among those recruiting him.
Harry Giles Discusses Recovery, Shows Out in Elite 24 Game
The road back from a serious knee injury has been a long one for Harry Giles, but lately he has shown signs of returning to the form that had him rated as the No. 1 player in the Class of 2016. Giles, a 6-foot-10 forward who plays at Wesleyan Christian Academy (N.C.), finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday. Giles also listed Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Syracuse, Kansas, Ohio State, UNLV and Texas as the schools recruiting him the hardest right now.
Jalek Felton invited to USA Basketball mini camp
Mullins (S.C.) guard Jalek Felton received an invitation to the USA Basketball Developmental National Mini camp. Felton, one of the top prospects for the Class of 2017, was one of 45 players invited to the camp to take place on Colorado, Springs, Colorado, on Oct. 3-6. Felton averaged 21.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists this season for the Region 8-2A champion Auctioneers. He is currently drawing interest from North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas and Georgetown.
P.J. Dozier Re-schedules Official Visits
Five-star guard P.J. Dozier's father announced on Friday morning that his son has reshuffled his scheduled official visits from the original plans that had been laid out within the past few weeks. The new schedule for his visits is as follows: Michigan - Sept. 26, Louisville - Oct. 3, Georgetown - Oct. 7, North Carolina - Oct. 24, and South Carolina - Oct. 31.
Ivan Rabb Says California, Kentucky Will Make Final List
Ivan Rabb is considering numerous schools, including Arizona, Cal, UCLA, USC, Georgetown, North Carolina, Duke, Louisville, Kentucky and Kansas. He told SNY.tv he may have home visits with Kentucky, Louisville and Cal. As for his list of official visits, Rabb said, “I’m still trying to figure out my five. I think I want to cut my list to five before I set up my five officials.” Asked if any schools would definitely make the final list, he 6-foot-10 Oakland (CA) Bishop O’Dowd forward said, “I can say Cal and Kentucky will definitely be on that list.”
Video: Stephen Zimmerman MVP Performance at Nike Global Challenge
Stephen Zimmerman, a top 2015 post recruit for the Tar Heels, recently earned MVP honors at the Nike Global Challenge. Zimmerman holds an offer from Roy Williams and considers UNC among his top tier of potential college choices.
Henry Ellenson Discusses Winning Gold For Team USA
Henry Ellenson woke up Monday in Dubai. By the evening he was back home in Rice Lake, gold medal in hand. Ellenson has been on the road for several weeks. First, at the USA Basketball Training Camp in Colorado Springs. Then, it was off to the Middle East, where he helped the United States 17-and-under team win a world championship this past week. Ellenson is set to start his senior season at Rice Lake High School, but a big decision looms: where he'll be playing college hoops.
2015 UNC Basketball Recruiting Crystal Ball Predictions
CarolinaBlue examines the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions for basketball prospects on UNC's radar for the class of 2015. The Tar Heels have made 12 offers for the 2015 cycle. Of those 12, four prospects have either committed to another school or eliminated UNC from their top schools (Antonio Blakeney, Luke Kennard, Chase Jeter). Currently, North Carolina has no committed prospects in the 2015 basketball recruiting class.
Kenny Williams commits to VCU
The draw of staying close to home was too much to pass up for Kenny Williams. Williams, a 6-foot-3 guard from Chesterfield (Va.) L.C. Bird, committed to Shaka Smart and VCU on Tuesday afternoon. Williams informed Scout.com of his decision. "It's a perfect fit for me," Williams said. VCU was among the first schools to recruit Williams. He also strongly considered North Carolina, Michigan, Indiana and Georgetown.
Harry Giles, Team USA strike gold
Wesleyan Christian Academy’s Harry Giles scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds as the United States defeated Australia 99-92 in the gold medal game of the FIBA Under-17 boys basketball World Championships on Saturday in Dubai. Tournament MVP Malik Newman led the Americans (7-0) with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Newman was joined on the FIBA U17 World Championship All-Tournament Team by teammate Diamond Stone.
Stephen Zimmerman Steals the Show at Nike Global Challenge
Stephen Zimmerman stole the show on Saturday at the Nike Global Challenge. The Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman center was — almost undoubtedly — the most valuable player at the event. He averaged 17.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while shooting 63 percent from the floor over four games. He also led Team USA West to an undefeated run, winning the championship against USA East. With five officials and six in-homes lined up, he’ll soon be ready to make a team better.
Updated 247 Sports 2016 basketball rankings, UNC targets
All of UNC's targets for the 2016 basketball class fall within the top 36 of 247Sports updated rankings. Three top Tar Heel targets are ranked in the top five.
Seventh Woods' Life in Public Eye: From Mixtape Phenom to Scrutinized Recruit
His basketball mixtape has generated more than 11.5 million hits on YouTube. One of his dunks led SportsCenter. And he was invited to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! All before he turned 16. For the past few years, Seventh Woods has been hailed as a basketball prodigy, operating in the same type of limelight that followed stars such as LeBron James, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins when they were in high school.
2015 SF Derrick Jones Lists UNC in Top 8
Derrick Jones has a top eight and will kick off his home visits with UConn next month. The 6-foot-7 small forward from Radnor (PA) Archbishop Carroll has a top eight of UConn, Kansas, Kentucky, Florida, Louisville, North Carolina, Arizona and Auburn, Derrick Jones Sr. told SNY.tv Thursday night. At this point, the only home visit is with UConn and coach Kevin Ollie on Sept. 10. After the Elite 24 game Aug. 23 in Brooklyn, Jones will sit down with his father and his AAU coach, Terrell Myers of WE-R1, and map out visit dates