UNC Basketball Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
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.
Stephen Zimmerman to Commit Late, Won’t Sign an NLI
Stephen Zimmerman, the 7-footer from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, won’t commit until the spring and won’t sign a National Letter of Intent at all, his mother told SNY.tv. “It doesn’t protect the student-athlete, only the University,” Lori Zimmerman said by text. An NLI binds the student-athlete to the school, meaning if the coach leaves or is fired the player is still obligated to attend the school unless he gets a release. Some prospects ask for an addendum to the NLI specifying that if the coach leaves, the player is also free to leave.
Oakland high school preps Ivan Rabb for future success
One of the top high school basketball players in the country is from the Bay Area. 17-year-old Bishop O'Dowd senior Ivan Rabb starts his day at the high school gym with a basketball in hand. Peek into one of their practices and you just see a bunch kids playing a game they love. But Rabb knows that all eyes are on him. "I just want to set a good example," explained Rabb.
Video: Stephen Zimmerman Summer Mixtape
Stephen Zimmerman, a five-star center from Bishop Gorman High (Las Vegas, NV), has had a busy summer. In June, the 7-foot center was part of the USA Basketball U18 team that won the gold medal in the FIBA Americas Championships. In August, he was named MVP of the Nike Global Challenge. A week later, he appeared in the Under Armour Elite 24 in Brooklyn. In between, he logged 22 games for the Oakland Soldiers in the Nike EYBL. On July 27, Zimmerman announced his five official visits, which begins on Oct. 3.
P.J. Dozier To Attend Late Night With Roy
The official visit schedule for class of 2015 point guard P.J. Dozier has shifted again. Previously, Dozier had named a final five, in no particular order, of South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgetown, Michigan and Louisville. Dozier's official visits to South Carolina and North Carolina have moved. The four visit dates are: Michigan - 9/26, North Carolina - 10/3, Georgetown - 10/17, South Carolina - 10/24
UNC checks in on Sacha Killeya-Jones
Georgetown took a look at 2016 forward Sacha Killeya-Jones Wednesday, and North Carolina is watching him workout Thursday according to National Analyst Corey Evans. Virginia is the high major school to most recently offer Killeya-Jones, who is 6-10, 190-pounds and attending Lynchburg (Va.) Virginia Episcopal School via Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A skilled, finesse player, Killeya-Jones is ranked No. 134 by 247Sports and No. 74 in the 247Sports Composite.
Video: Ivan Rabb the top player in the West
On the heels of a couple of official and in-home visits with California, UCLA, and Kentucky and being named the #5 prospect in the Class of 2015 by ESPN, Courtside Films has a new Ivan Rabb mixtape out.
Skal Labissiere's high school career likely over
It sounds like one of the nation's top centers in the Class of 2015 will have to find something other than high school basketball to occupy his time this winter. Skal Labissiere was ruled ineligible by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association after his hardship appeal to attend Lausanne Collegiate School was denied. What that means is that Labissiere, who is currently not enrolled in any school, will basically be biding his time until he can enroll in college.
Brandon Ingram’s Dad Breaks Down Home Visits, Sets Three Midnight Madness Trips
Following in-home visits this week from Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, N.C. State and UCLA, Brandon Ingram has three Midnight Madness trips planned. The 6-foot-8 forward from Kinston (N.C.) will hit Midnight Madness at North Carolina (Oct. 3), Kansas (Oct. 10) and Kentucky (Oct. 17), with the latter two serving as official visits. Ingram is also considering Duke but he hadn’t heard from them because Coach K is leading Team USA in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball in Spain.
Scout.com Updated 2016 Top 100 Basketball Recruits
Jayson Tatum held on to the pole position in the updated 2016 top 100. Harry Giles, Josh Jackson, Thon Maker and Malik Monk rounded out the top five in the new batch of rankings that were extended from a top 75 to a top 100. Tatum was pushed by the now healthy Harry Giles. The 6-foot-10 power forward is starting to regain his mobility after suffering an ACL and MCL injury and missing nearly a year of basketball.
Stephen Zimmerman Talks Visit By UNC
Roy Williams and CB McGrath were in the home of 2015 five-star center Stephen Zimmerman Thursday night. And during the nearly two hour visit, the UNC staff made an impact with the family on many levels. Zimmerman and his mother, Lori Stevens, spoke after the Tar Heel staff left about the impressions that they had on the visit. "It was such a fun visit," said the Las Vegas (Nevada) Bishop Gorman prospect. "We were just laughing about how they were grabbing the moon pies on the way out."
Roy Williams to visit Stephen Zimmerman
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams will be in Las Vegas today for an in-home visit with 2015 five-star center Stephen Zimmerman. The 6-foot-11, 214-pound Zimmerman is ranked as the No. 3 center and No. 12 prospect overall by the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rankings of the 2015 class.
Roy Williams heads to Tennessee to visit Skal Labissiere
Class of 2015 recruit Skal Labissiere was in Chapel Hill this past weekend for his official UNC visit, and now Roy Williams is putting the full-court press on the versatile five-star center. On the first day of the contact period, Williams is traveling to Tennessee Tuesday to visit Labissiere, CarolinaBlue has learned. An impromptu official visit to UNC and an in-person visit by Roy Williams days later are strong indicators for mutual interest between the two parties.
Roy Williams visits Brandon Ingram at 12:01 AM
After the clock struck midnight on Tuesday morning Roy Williams walked into the Ingram household in Kinston (NC) and made the first in-home visit of the September recruiting period, multiple sources can confirm. Along with UNC assistant Steve Robinson, Williams met with Brandon Ingram and his family and presented everything UNC and the Tar Heel program has to offer. The 12:01 AM visit is an obvious indicator of how UNC is prioritizing the 2015 6-foot-8 small forward.
Edrice Adebayo Talks UNC Visit
Edrice Adebayo and his mentor, Eric Peartree, were able to make another unofficial visit to Chapel Hill this past weekend and they both spoke with Tar Heel Illustrated about their take-aways from the visit. TarHeelIllustrated: So take us through your visit. What did you do when you got there? I know you went to the football game and all, but did you do anything else? Take us through how your visit went down.