UNC Basketball Recruiting

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Pitt’s Cameron Johnson hoping for freedom to play immediately at UNC

Cameron Johnson, a 6-foot-7 guard who averaged 11.9 points last season for the Pitt Panthers, said during a phone interview on Monday that he has “high interest” in transferring to UNC. He likes the way the Tar Heels play, and the interest is mutual. He said that UNC coach Roy Williams is working on his behalf, and trying to convince Pitt to give Johnson his full release. (Charlotte Observer)

3 reasons why UNC could use Cam Johnson next season

Last month, Cam Johnson announced that he would transfer out of Pitt. Despite being just a sophomore, Johnson is a graduate transfer, which means he’s eligible to play in the 2017-18 season. Johnson can transfer within the ACC but would be forced to sit out a year. Here’s why a team like the Tar Heels would be disappointed to miss out on Johnson for the 2017-18 season. (ACC Sports Journal)

Video: Josh Nickelberry Sophomore Season Highlights

Raw highlights from Josh Nickelberry's sophomore season at Trinity Christian (Fayetteville, NC). Nickelberry (UNC offer) recently transferred to Oak Hill Academy (VA) and plays for Game Elite on the Adidas circuit. View Video...

Pitt Is Imposing Restrictions On Where Cam Johnson Transfers

Cam Johnson will be penalized if he transfers to North Carolina. The Pittsburgh Panthers’ talented guard is graduating from the school and is set to transfer somewhere else. Graduate transfers are free to play right away at another school, per NCAA rules. However, if Johnson opts to transfer to an ACC school – he’s considering the Tar Heels – Pitt will force him to sit out a year. (The Spun)

Video: UNC Signee Jalek Felton Dominates the Josh Level Classic

UNC signee Jalek Felton came out to support the Josh Level Classic Saturday night. And in front of a packed gym, he didn't disappoint. Almost every time he got the ball there was a highlight nearby. Whether it was dropping a dime or throwing it down, Jalek Felton put on a show in front of the North Carolina crowd. View Video...

How would Cam Johnson fit in at North Carolina?

Pitt transfer Cam Johnson received a release from his scholarship after the Panthers’ 2016-17 season. After graduating in three years, he’ll be available to play right away with two seasons of eligibility remaining. Johnson would have to sit out the first of those two seasons if he transfers to another ACC program. The 6-foot-8 wing reportedly is fighting to get that condition lifted. (FanRag Sports)

Video: Your Winning Ways - UNC Basketball Signee Sterling Manley

In this episode of Your Winning Ways, FOX26 News takes a look at blue chip college basketball recruit and North Carolina signee, Sterling Manley. View Video...

Chansky’s Notebook: UNC To Shock The World?

Pitt transfer Cameron Johnson now looking at UNC. Big news. Johnson has already visited Kentucky, Arizona, Oregon and UCLA, but he’s an East Coast kid who apparently wants to stay here. One restriction remaining is whether Pitt coach Kevin Stallings will allow him to play immediately within the ACC and not lose a year by sitting out. The wild card here is Stallings’ relationship with ol’ Roy. (

2018 Big Man Naz Reid Starting to Look at Recruiting ‘Seriously’

Nazreon Reid , the 6-foot-10 Class of 2018 big man from Roselle (N.J.) Catholic, recently cut his list to 10 schools and is only now starting to “get serious” about his recruitment, according to RC head coach Dave Boff. National powers like Kentucky and North Carolina are interested but have yet to offer. “I’ve been in contact with Hubert Davis at Carolina a couple of different times recently,” Boff said. (Zag's Blog)

UNC Sets Sights on Pittsburgh Transfer Cameron Johnson

One obstacle in the way of North Carolina's recruitment of Cameron Johnson is out of the way. One still remains. Johnson, a 6-8 forward who graduated from Pittsburgh and has two years of eligibility remaining, has been in contact with the UNC staff over the last week since receiving permission from Pittsburgh to speak with ACC schools. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Among Schools Pushing Hardest for Wendell Moore

Top-30 class of 2019 wing Wendell Moore (Cox Mill, Concord, NC) has three schools -- Maryland, North Carolina and Wake Forest -- recruiting him the hardest, according to Justin Byerly. As is usually the case with North Carolina prospects, luring Moore out-of-state figures to be a tough task, especially since the Tar Heels have already offered and Duke is showing interest. (247 Sports)

Video: Garrison Brooks Senior Season Highlights

Senior season highlights of 2017 North Carolina 4-star power forward commit Garrison Brooks (Lafayette, AL/Auburn High School). View Video...

Report: UNC shows interest in Pitt transfer guard Cam Johnson

The Tar Heels have former Pitt small forward Cam Johnson on their radar, according to Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports. Johnson averaged 11.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game for the Panthers this past season. The 6-8, 210-pound guard is graduating from Pitt and can play right away with two years of eligibility remaining. Johnson has reportedly visited Arizona, Kentucky, Oregon and UCLA. (ACC Sports Journal)

Frenchman Jaylen Hoard said after a year in the U.S. his game has grown substantially

Jaylen Hoard quickly found out why the EYBL is widely regarded as the toughest circuit in the country with multiple four-and five-star recruits on most teams. Even though teammates attempted to mentally prepare him for the crowd of coaches from schools like North Carolina, Purdue, USC, Arizona and N.C. State that would inevitably be parked courtside, he “wasn’t ready for all of that.” (USA Today)

Video: Coby White Atlanta EYBL Session 3 Highlights

Highlights of 2018 UNC commit Coby White playing 17u for Team CP3 out of North Carolina. Coby has been proving he belongs in 5 Star conversation, displaying his elite 3 level scoring ability, court vision and high basketball IQ. UNC will be getting a dominating scorer. View Video...

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

Friday, July 21, 2017
Watching Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), Ashton Hagans, and Christian Brown at the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam in Milwaukee, WI

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

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Jalek Felton2017 PG
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Coby White2018 CG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Garrison Brooks2017 PF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Wendell Moore2019 SF

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