Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
2016 center Marques Bolden receives offer from Roy Williams
Marques Bolden, one of the top centers in the class of 2016, received a scholarship offer from North Carolina on Monday. The news came a day after UNC offered class of 2016 power forwards Sacha Killeya-Jones and Javin DeLaurier. The 6-foot-10, 235-pound Bolden attends DeSoto High School near Dallas, Texas. He is ranked sixth in his class by Scout, 15th by ESPN and 29th by Rivals. Duke extended an offer to Bolden in early June, and Kansas is among the other schools that have offered.
ESPN basketball recruiting director talks new ESPN100 and why Harry Giles is No. 1
Power forward Harry Giles III from Wesleyan Christian in North Carolina moved to the top of the ESPN100. Giles was the lone junior to be named to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA first team. He is followed by a pair of small forwards Jayson Tatum of Chaminade College Prep in St. Louis and Josh Jackson, from Southfield, Mich., who attends Prolific Prep.
Roy Williams Offers Sacha Killeya-Jones
A couple weeks ago, Sacha Killeya-Jones was committed to Virginia. Then came a decommitment, conversations with the UNC staff and three unofficial visits to UNC. Now, Killeya-Jones has a chance to play college basketball just a few miles from his house. During a Sunday meeting on campus - Killeya-Jones's third trip to UNC in the last week, Roy Williams officially offered a scholarship to the 6-10 class of 2016 forward.
2016 PF Javin Delaurier Gets UNC Offer
North Carolina offered 2016 power forward Javin DeLaurier Sunday evening during a campus visit, according to Team Loaded coach Ty White. DeLaurier has offers form Texas, Florida, Baylor, Notre Dame, Xavier, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and a host of others.
ESPN Class of 2017 Basketball Recruiting Rankings
UNC commitment Jalek Felton is rated 9th in ESPN.com's 2017 rankings. Felton is the only 2017 prospect to be offered thus far by the Tar Heels.
N.C. boasts the nation’s No. 1 high school recruit in both football, basketball
A couple of new national recruiting lists came out this week, and two N.C. high school stars landed at the top. Rivals ranks Wake Forest defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence the nation’s top high school football player. ESPN has Harry Giles of High Point Wesleyan’s nationally ranked basketball team as the nation’s top recruit in basketball.
Video: 2015 UNC Commit Duo Kenny Williams & Luke Maye
Highlights of 2015 North Carolina basketball commits Kenny Williams and Luke Maye:
Updated ESPN Class of 2016 Basketball Recruiting Rankings
ESPN has expanded its Class of 2016 recruiting rankings from 60 to 100 players. Harry Giles checks in at No. 1. Other players being recruited by UNC include Jayson Tatum (2), Dennis Smith, Jr. (4), and Edrice "Bam" Adebayo (8).
Five-star forward Miles Bridges list UNC in his top eight
2016 five-star forward Miles Bridges of Flint, Michigan and attending Huntington (W.V.) Prep announced on Twitter his top eight schools. Kentucky is considered the team to beat in his Crystal Ball. Michigan State was the early on favorite before Kentucky offered. Indiana has strong ties to his high school. Michigan, Iowa State, N.C. State and Louisville most would consider to follow these three. And then North Carolina has just begun to recruit him.
Seventh Woods Showing Complete Game on Under Armour Association Circuit
There was a lot of hoopla when Seventh Woods arrived early on the scene a couple of years ago. Woods, a 6’2” shooting guard from Columbia, South Carolina (Hammond School), instantly became a mix-tape legend as a middle schooler with his jaw-dropping athleticism and dunking ability. His clips are still widely viewed on YouTube. Well, just a few years later, Woods is still wowing scouts and onlookers alike.
UNC in touch with Sacha Killeya-Jones
The UNC basketball staff is in touch with Sacha Killeya-Jones (Chapel Hill, NC/Virginia Episcopal School), a four-star power forward. Killeya-Jones confirmed he has been in contact with UNC and that he does have interest in the Tar Heels. Killeya-Jones de-committed from Virginia on June 2nd. He has 15 offers including Wake Forest, Georgetown, and Notre Dame, among others. Killeya-Jones visited UNC for the 2014 Late Night with Roy event in the Dean Dome.
Scout.com Updated 2016 Basketball Top 100
With the spring coming to an end and the summer getting ready to gear up, Scout's basketball recruiting team has updated the 2016 top 100. The top three, of Harry Giles, Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum, remained the same, but there were plenty of big movers in the new batch of rankings. The truth is you could make a case for any of these three players as the top prospect in the class. But someone has to be one and Giles is currently slotted at that spot.
Jayson Tatum aims for pre-fall commitment, notes North Carolina’s NCAA issues
Jayson Tatum is considered to be one of the best players in the Class of 2016. In the spring Tatum trimmed his list down to just four schools- Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina and Saint Louis; three traditional powers and the hometown school where his father Justin played during the 1990’s. Tatum will likely make his college decision “in the next month or two.” Also of note is the fact that North Carolina’s ongoing NCAA investigation is a concern.
Jalek Felton ready to display skills on world stage
Jalek Felton has played with some of the nation’s best basketball players during various tournaments and showcases around the country. Now, the Mullins rising junior will showcase his skills on a global stage this week as part of the Team USA’s entry in the Men’s 3x3 U18 World Championships in Debreceen, Hungary. The four-day tournament begins Thursday and runs through Sunday.
Seventh Woods selected to USA Basketball trials roster
Class of 2016 guard Seventh Woods (Columbia/Hammond) has been selected to take part in the 2015 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Championship Team Training Camp. USA Basketball selected 24 players for the trials and the roster will be pared down to 12 players after the two-week evaluation period, which begins on June 12 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The USA will look to defend its gold medal June 27-July 5 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece.