UNC Basketball Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.

Virginia emerges as favorite for Kenny Williams

After eliminating Florida and Michigan and heading into an official visit to Virginia, Kenny Williams has Virginia has a heavy majority in his Crystal Ball. A former VCU recruit, Williams is a smooth shooting 6-2 shooting guard from Chesterfield (Va.) Lloyd C. Bird High School.

Jaylen Brown Commits to California

Jaylen Brown, the nation's top prospect, has committed to California. Scout’s top ranked 2015 recruit picked the Bears over Kentucky, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Michigan, North Carolina and UCLA. A five-star prospect, Brown is currently regarded as Scout’s No. 1 recruit. Brown was selected to the McDonald’s All-American game, the Jordan Brand Classic game and was on the Nike Hoop Summit team.

Report: Jaylen Brown cuts list to four

Slowly but surely five-star small forward Jaylen Brown is getting closer to making a decision regarding where he’ll attend college next year. Thursday night it was first reported by that Brown has cut Kansas from his list, trimming the possible suitors to four schools. Those four schools are California, Kentucky, Michigan and North Carolina, and each of those programs would greatly benefit from landing Brown.

Dennis Smith Discusses Recruiting

Dennis Smith holds offers from Duke, Florida, Florida State, Kansas, North Carolina, N.C. State, Ohio State, VCU, and Wake Forest, among others. Missing from that list is Louisville – who is actually the school the five star hears from the most. “Right now, I’d probably say Louisville is recruiting me the hardest,” he told “N.C. State, Duke, Carolina, Kansas, Wake Forest, and Florida are probably the other schools I’ve been hearing from the most.”

Report: Kenny Williams Cuts List to Two

Earlier this week, 2015 Chesterfield (Va.) L.C. Bird shooting guard Kenny Williams was planning to take his three remaining visits. Today, the four-star guard is down to two schools. The schools are Virginia and North Carolina. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard, after taking an unofficial visit to Virginia last week, will take an official visit to UVa this weekend. He's already taken an official visit to North Carolina.

V.J. King Cuts List to Five Schools, Eliminates UNC

V.J. King, a 6-foot-6 small forward from Fairfax (VA) Paul VI, has cut his list to five schools. King is down to Arizona, UConn, Virginia, Louisville and Kentucky. He will take an official visit to Louisville on May 19. Louisville assistant Kenny Johnson is a former assistant at Paul VI. King also recently took an unofficial to Virginia this past weekend, Paul VI coach Glen Farello told

Why Michigan is contender for Jaylen Brown

After collecting offers from high-major programs from coast to coast, Jaylen Brown narrowed his list to Georgia, Georgia Tech, UCLA, Kansas, California, Kentucky, North Carolina and Michigan. Finding consensus on where things stand beyond that, though, has proven difficult because Brown's recruitment defies convention. He is conspicuously quiet about his process, and places little importance on some of the factors that make or break a school's standing with other recruits.

Kobi Simmons Talks Recruiting

Kobi Simmons has attracted interest and offers from elite programs. According to, Simmons holds offers from Arizona, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, North Carolina, NC State, Ohio State, Syracuse, Virginia, and Wake Forest, among others. “It’s busy,” he told “There are a lot of schools calling but probably Kentucky, Arizona, LSU, UNC, Georgia, Ohio State, and schools like that are recruiting me the hardest."

Kenny Williams cuts list, sets three official visits

One of the best available prospects in the 2015 class -- Kenny Williams -- has cut his list to four schools and planned three more official visits. Four-star 2015 guard Kenny Williams is looking at four schools, according to his father Kenny Williams II. “He’s pretty much settled it down to Michigan, Florida, UNC and UVa,” the father Williams told Scout. “He’s already done an official with UNC,” he added.

Video: Jalek Felton Weekend Highlights

Highlights from 2017 North Carolina commit Jalek Felton at last weekend's Under Armour Association event.

Luke Maye Named MVP of Capital Classic

As is the case in most all star games, the competitive juices typically don't begin to flow until the latter stages of play. With the game separated by two points late in the final quarter, United States All Star and game MVP Luke Maye ignited a late surge to propel his team to a 105-102 over the Capital All Stars this past Friday night at Catholic University. The third quarter was when Maye (North Carolina signee) initiated the bulk of his activity, tipping in offensive rebounds and knocking down baseline jumpers.

Brandon Ingram’s decision not a sign of doom for UNC

An in-state Division I coach said last year that Kinston’s Brandon Ingram would “change the game” if he picked a school other than North Carolina. Dressed in a black tuxedo Monday night, Ingram committed to Duke. It’s rare for UNC, Duke and N.C. State to all make the list of finalists for a highly rated recruit, particularly one who is a local product, and it’s extremely rare for the Tar Heels to lose an in-state battle. The game has changed. It’s not over, though.

VCU out of the running for Kenny Williams

L.C. Bird senior basketball player Kenny Williams said he is no longer considering attending Virginia Commonwealth. The four schools left on his list are Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan and Florida. He intends to visit each one before making his decision. A 6-foot-4 guard, Williams was recruited by Shaka Smart and signed with the Rams last fall. He chose VCU over a number of other offers, including North Carolina, Georgetown and Indiana.

NCAA probe played ‘big factor’ in Brandon Ingram turning down UNC

It might endure as one of the great unanswered questions in North Carolina basketball history – the question of what might have been had the Tar Heels successfully recruited Brandon Ingram, and whether they would have if not for the uncertainty surrounding an NCAA investigation.

Brandon Ingram Commits to Duke

Brandon Ingram may be from the same hometown as former North Carolina basketball star Jerry Stackhouse. But he’s headed to Duke, the Tar Heels’ archrival. The 6-foot-9 Ingram chose the Blue Devils on Monday over North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas, N.C. State and UCLA, giving Duke the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation ahead of Kentucky, according to “What has stood out with [Duke] is them telling me how unique I was,” Ingram recently told ESPNU.

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Where's Roy?
Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail

Monday, October 17, 2016
On an in home visit with 2017 5 star PF P.J. Washington in Henderson, NV

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manley (UNC offer) in Pickerington, OH

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Watching 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, SC.

Monday, September 26, 2016
Visiting 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manly in Pickerington, OH

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Hosting P.J. Washington (official visit), Coby White, David McCormack, Wendell Moore, and Christian Brown on visits to Chapel Hill.

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