UNC Basketball Recruiting

Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.

Who stood out during the first April Evaluation period?

Mohamed Bamba firmly planted himself in the conversations as the best overall prospects in the 2017 class. Standing 7-feet tall and boasting a 7-8 wingspan and a 9-6 standing reach, it’s clear that Bamba has extreme length. But now he’s starting to add weight to his lean frame. North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest, Harvard, Kentucky, Villanova and Indiana are among the schools involved. (

Roy Williams to make in-home visit with P.J. Washington

Roy Williams was in Dallas on Sunday doing evaluation for the 2017 and 2018 classes at an Adidas event in the area. He will stay in Dallas through Monday and do a big in-home visit with one of the Tar Heels' top targets in the 2017 class. P.J. Washington, a 6-7, 225-pound power forward, holds offers from UNC, UCLA, Baylor, Texas, Michigan State, and Kentucky, among others. (Carolina Blue)

Five-star center Mohamed Bamba discusses recruiting and UNC

7-foot post player Mohamed Bamba, of Westtown (Pa.) School, was nothing short of dominant through the first three games of the Nike EYBL session, which was held in Brooklyn on Saturday and Sunday. On the recruiting front, Bamba told Scout that he met with UNC's Roy Williams last week. Duke, Wake Forest, Harvard, Kentucky, Villanova and Indiana are among the other schools involved. (

Kevin Knox showing basketball over football was right choice

Kevin Knox was Tampa Catholic’s starting quarterback as a sophomore and was in line to start again for the Crusaders as a junior this past season when he gave up the sport to concentrate on basketball. Big-name programs are visiting the junior. Kentucky has an in-home visit set for Monday. North Carolina is coming in on Tuesday. Duke, which visited last week, and Florida State are also contenders. (USA Today)

UNC commit Jalek Felton's weekend

Class of 2017 combo guard Jalek Felton (Mullins, SC/Mullins) has been committed to UNC since December of 2014. Before and since he pledged to the Tar Heels, Felton has been a regular at UNC basketball games. In the first big weekend of the AAU season, Felton had big games. He was watched by Carolina head coach Roy Williams and two assistants. (Carolina Blue)

UNC among top programs watching 5-star Mohamed Bamba

UNC offered 2017 power forward Mohamed Bamba on January 19th. Since then the Tar Heels pursuit of the No. 2 overall prospect in the class has ramped up. UNC watched Bamba play in April. On Saturday night, Roy Williams was among a slew of head coaches watching the five-star prospect at the Nike event in Brooklyn. Currently, Bamba holds 20 offers. He has no visits planned. (Carolina Blue)

UNC showing interest in 2018 SG Romeo Langford

2018 elite shooting guard Romeo Langford named the four schools recruiting him the hardest after his Saturday morning game at the adidas Gauntlet: Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and Louisville. Assistants from Duke, North Carolina and Kansas watched him score 21 points and grab nine rebounds in the loss, but Louisville is the only school of the four to have offered. (Carolina Blue)

Kevin Knox erupts at Nike EYBL, conducts in-home visits with the nation's elite

2017 wing Kevin Knox began his rise as a player last spring and since he’s progressed at an impressive rate. On Saturday at the opening day of the Nike EYBL Brooklyn, Knox told Scout that he had an in-home visit with Duke last week. Kentucky is expected in on Monday and North Carolina will be in on Tuesday. Florida State, where his father played football, is also strongly involved. (

Roy Williams watches 2018 PG Devon Dotson

Class of 2018 point guard Devon Dotson earned an offer from UNC on January 30th. As AAU ball picks up this spring, expect Dotson's recruitment to explode. A source close to Dotson told CarolinaBlue that "there had to be 50 coaches" watching the 6-2 recruit at Friday's Under Armour Associate event in New York City. UNC coach Roy Williams and assistant C.B. McGrath were among the coaches on hand. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Kevin Knox discusses UNC, Kentucky, Duke

Five-star forward Kevin Knox started the April evaluation period off with a bang, going off for 21 first half points and playing terrific defense on John Petty. Knox discussed his performance and recruiting after the game. View Video...

Roy Williams watches five-star SF Kevin Knox

UNC head coach Roy Williams watched 6-8 small forward Kevin Knox Saturday morning as Knox's Team E1T1 took on We All Can Go in the EYBL Brooklyn tournament. Interest between the two is mutual. Knox visited UNC in February for the Tar Heels' home win against Pittsburgh. Williams will also make an in-home visit with Knox on Tuesday, April 19th. (Carolina Blue)

Tony Bradley Named To Florida All-State First Team

Bartow senior Tony Bradley was named to the FABC/Source Hoops All-State team in Class 7A. Bradley was named Florida’ Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year last month and was player of the year. He also was a McDonald’s and Jordan Brand All-American. (The Ledger)

Roy Williams to go in-home with five-star Kevin Knox

Roy Williams will conduct an in-home visit with five-star recruit Kevin Knox on Tuesday, April 19th. Andrew Slater of 247Sports confirmed this report to CarolinaBlue. Knox is one of UNC's top targets for the 2017 class. The 6-8, 195-pound wing took two unofficial visits to UNC this season. He was in the Dean Dome for UNC's win over Pittsburgh in February and watched the Tar Heels beat Duke in Durham on March 5th. (Carolina Blue)

Tony Bradley Looking for Immediate Impact at UNC

When Tony Bradley committed to UNC on Sept. 2, he did so knowing senior big man Brice Johnson was on the way out. Replacing Johnson will be no easy task, but can Bradley at least make a significant impact? "I feel that I can, especially with Brice leaving," Bradley told Wednesday following practice for Friday's Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center. (Zag's Blog)

Terrance Ferguson Commits to Arizona

Five-star 2016 wing Terrance Ferguson verbally committed to Sean Miller and the Arizona Wildats on Wednesday. Originally an Alabama pledge, Ferguson backed off his commitment on March 1st. Since reopening his recruitment, a host of schools got involved and he set a list of six finalists – Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, Maryland, N.C. State and North Carolina. (

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

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Watching 2018 wings Nassir Little, Zion Williamson, and Nate Laszewski at the Best of the South event in Cartersville, GA

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Watching Joey Baker, Jalen Johnson, Jalen Suggs, Jeremiah Robinson Earl, and Zach Harvey at the Under Armour event in Philadelphia, PA

7/12/2017 - 7/15/2017
Watching Rechon Black, Coby White, Jaylen Hoard, Nassir Little, Jonathan Jackson, Wendell Moore, Romeo Langford, Zion Williamson, Ashton Hagans, Christian Brown, Matthew Hurt, Simi Shittu, and Josh Nickelberry at the Peach Jam in North Augusta, SC

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford (UNC offer) at the FIBA World Cup U-19 practices in Colorado Springs, CO

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Watching 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 PF Armando Bacot, 2018 SF Nassir Little, 2019 PG Ashton Hagans, and 2019 SF Christian Brown at the Adidas Uprising in Atlanta, GA

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