UNC Basketball Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Harry Giles adds name to Late Night recruit list
As "Late Night with Roy" opens the 2014-15 Tar Heel basketball season on Friday, an elite collection of recruits will be courtside at the Smith Center. Harry Giles, a 6-9 face-up forward at High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian Academy, will be making his sixth trip to the Smith Center in the last 20 months, having attended two games each of the last two seasons as well as Late Night 2013. Tar Heel freshman Theo Pinson is his friend and former teammate at Wesleyan.
Updated Recruit List for Late Night
"Late Night with Roy" is this Friday, and Inside Carolina sources have provided an updated list of five hoops recruits who plan to attend the season-opening Oct. 3 event at the Smith Center: Brandon Ingram, P.J. Dozier, Luke Maye, Dennis Smith, and Sacha Killeya-Jones. This will be an unofficial visit for Kinston (N.C.) senior Brandon Ingram, who took his UNC official visit back in January.
P.J. Dozier: Evaluation
It always was going to be difficult for Perry Dozier to avoid basketball. Not that he wanted to, mind you, but his father and uncle's prominence within the game — both played at South Carolina — ensured that the Palmetto State product would receive every opportunity to carve out his own place in the sport. Dozier has narrowed his list of schools to five as the fall signing period approaches: North Carolina, Michigan, Georgetown, Louisville and South Carolina.
Profile and Perspective: UNC hosts Late Night vistors
North Carolina is holding its annual basketball kickoff celebration this Friday night, October 3rd in the Dean Dome. In addition to the event starting the 2014-2015 season, it also serves as a great recruiting tool for the basketball program. The Tar Heels have yet to lock down a commitment from the the 2015 class but a number of players visiting Friday could be names you could see in Carolina Blue soon. Here is CarolinaBlue's profile on the recruitment of each Late Night With Roy visitor:
Roy Williams to make second visit to see Skal Labissiere?
In a tweet by the head coach of Lausanne Collegiate School basketball team, Kenneth White said Monday he is "Looking forward to having Coach Roy Williams from North Carolina...on campus this week." Five-star center Skal Labissiere is a senior at the Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis. He is a top target for the Tar Heels. The 6-foot-10 Labissiere took an official visit to UNC over the September 5th-7th weekend. Williams visited Labissiere on September 9th.
Roy Williams goes in-home with Antonio Blakeney
North Carolina's Roy Williams met with former Louisville commitment Antonio Blakeney and his family Monday night. Blakeney also confirmed with 247Sports that he will officially visit Missouri on October 10 and LSU on November 7. Mark Gottfried of N.C. State visited Blakeney, ranked No. 15 by 247Sports and No. 17 in the 247Sports Composite, last week. Staffs from Kentucky, LSU, USC and Missouri have also met with Blakeney, a 6-4, 170-pounds from Sarasota (Fla.) Oak Ridge High School.
Roy Williams watches Dennis Smith, Jr.
A heavy contingent of head coaches and assistants watched the top point guard in 2016 Dennis Smith. Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams brought along two assistants each to Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian School. Mark Gottfried of N.C. State and assistants from Florida and Kansas were also in the gym. At 6-3, 180-pounds, Smith is ranked No. 3 by 247Sports and No. 5 in the 247Sports Composite.
Video: Jalek Felton Highlight Mix
Official EliteMixtape of 2017 PG prospect, Jalek Felton. He plays at Mullins (S.C.) High School and is the nephew of Raymond Felton.
Brandon Ingram: Evaluation
North Carolina native Brandon Ingram has made remarkable progress over the past 18 months. At one time a stringbean with unfulfilled promise, he's now a stringbean who's routinely turning in big performances.
Roy Williams Set For In-Home Visit With Ivan Rabb
Ivan Rabb's seventh and final in-home visit will be with North Carolina, the Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd's coach confirmed. Lou Richie said the Tar Heel coach will be making the trip to see Rabb on Oct. 6. It will actually be UNC's second in-home, as Williams previously conducted a meeting with the Rabb family in late April.
Harry Giles III talks winning gold, Super 25 preseason ranking prediction and more
Harry Giles is widely regarded as one of the country’s top players, regardless of class, with college basketball heavyweights like North Carolina, Kentucky and Duke, among many others, all giving chase. "I feel like I’m almost back to 100 percent. I think definitely by the start of the season that I’ll be 100 percent so I’m excited about that too! We have open gym after school every day and I’ve had a lot of coaches come in to see me like South Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke, N.C. State, UNC and Baylor. Louisville called me last week and said they’d be out too."
UNC trending for 2015 PF Luke Maye
247Sports four-star prospect Luke Maye doesn't have a North Carolina offer, but that isn't keeping his Crystal Ball from trending their direction. Maye's father played football at UNC, and Rick Lewis of phenomhoopsreport.com is reporting that Luke Maye will unofficially visit North Carolina October 3. Scuttlebutt also has it that Maye is a strong Tar Heel lean with or without a scholarship.
Five Basketball Recruits Lined Up For Late Night With Roy
"Late Night with Roy" is just over a week away, and Inside Carolina sources have thus far confirmed five hoops recruits that plan to be in attendance for the season-opening Oct. 3 event at the Smith Center: Brandon Ingram, P.J. Dozier, Luke Maye, Edrice Adebayo, and Sacha Killeya-Jones.
UNC Watches PF Sacha Killeya-Jones
When it comes to Sacha Killeya-Jones, college coaches are very intrigued with the long-term potential of the 6-10, 195-pound PF from Lynchburg (Virginia) Episcopal. His recent open gyms have drawn some of the region's top college coaches. Many college programs have put Lynchburg on their agendas this week and last week to let the prospect know that he's on their radar. North Carolina was one of the programs that stopped by to watch him.
Ivan Rabb Awaiting Carolina Home Visit to Plan Officials
Ivan Rabb is awaiting a home visit with North Carolina before he sets his official visits, his high school coach told SNY.tv. “All the schools have been in except for one and that’s North Carolina,” Bishop O’Dowd coach Lou Richie said, adding that Roy Williams had a schedule conflict that prevented this week’s planned visit. “There’s no set date [for the Carolina visit],” Richie said. The 6-foot-10 power forward has already met with UCLA, Kentucky, Kansas, Cal, Arizona and Georgetown.