Top junior Romeo Langford not planning to announce college decision until next season
Point guard Romeo Langford, a New Albany (Ind.) star and one of the nation’s top basketball recruits in the 2018 class, told the Courier-Journal recently that he doesn’t plan on making a decision on a college until next season at the earliest. “It’s going to be at the beginning of the season or after the season,“ said Langford, leaving open the possibility he could wait until April’s late signing period. (USA Today
Wendell Moore thrills in Chargers’ third-round thrashing of Kings Mountain
Wendell Moore (UNC offer) has been phenomenal for the Cox Mill boys basketball team this season, but none of his performances have generated the response that his game did on Saturday. Before his Chargers buried visiting Kings Mountain 78-41 in their third-round 3A state playoff matchup, the final bucket of Moore’s 36-point night was a two-handed tomahawk dunk off the backboard. (Concord Independent Tribune
How high-scoring junior Coby White made decision to choose Tar Heels
Last June, Coby White accepted an offer from North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams to visit Chapel Hill and the university. White, a 6-foot-5 point guard at Greenfield School in Wilson, said he and Williams hit it off during the visit. “We really just talked about an hour or two,” said White, 17. “He talked about how he was going to recruit me and I fell in love with it." (Charlotte Observer
Video: Zion Williamson Scores 51 in State Championship Game
Check out Zion Williamson's 51 point highlights against Myrtle Beach Christian in Saturday's SCISA 2A State Championship. Spartanburg Day defeated Myrtle Beach Christian 76-51.
Zion Williamson scores 51 as Spartanburg Day earns state title repeat
A rare miss on a wide-open dunk was the only thing that went wrong for Zion Williamson on Saturday. Spartanburg Day's dynamic junior guard/forward could only smile after the miss, but he more than made up for it with a 51-point performance to lead the Griffins to a 76-51 win against Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach in the SCISA 2A state championship. (GoUpstate.com
Roy Williams Watches Zion Williamson Again Thursday
Zion Williamson is bucket-list good. You have to see him once. Here’s Thursday’s highlight reel. Oh, before you watch, now this: UNC coach Roy Williams, who saw Williamson play earlier this week, was back again Thursday. Spartanburg Day beat Trinity Byrnes 72-67 in the semifinals. Williamson had 37 points, 14 rebounds, five steals and four blocks. (Charlotte Observer
Top high school basketball recruits to play in NCISAA semifinals in Charlotte area Friday
The N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association state basketball semifinals and finals are in the Charlotte area this weekend. At Charlotte Country Day, Cannon School will face Greensboro Day at 4 p.m. Cannon’s Jairus Hamilton, a 6-foot-8 junior, holds a UNC scholarship offer. At Covenant Day at 8:30, UNC point guard commit Coby White will lead Wilson’s Greenfield School against Fayetteville’s Trinity Christian. (Charlotte Observer
Armando Bacot is a star, all of a sudden
Armando Bacot is 16 years old, but capable of talking politics, sports or old movies. He knows a bit about everything. He’s 6-foot-9, a sophomore and already one of the Richmond area’s premier players, and he’s gotten scholarship offers from Virginia, Florida State and Miami. North Carolina and Duke have shown interest in him, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. (Richmond Times-Dispatch
Video: Is 6’10 Isaiah Todd the Best Freshman in the Country?
This video features raw game highlights of John Marshall vs James Monroe from Richmond, VA. John Marshall features potential #1 freshman in the country, 6’10” Isaiah Todd, who is being recruited by UNC. Roy Williams recently watched Todd at his game on January 25.
Kevin Knox sets commitment window
The recruitment of the No. 8 prospect in the 247Sports Composite ranking now has a timetable. Five-star small forward Kevin Knox will announce a decision between April 1 and April 15, Andrew Slater of 247Sports reports. That window comes after the 2017 McDonald's All-American game on March 29 in Chicago. Knox is ranked as the No. 2 small forward in the country. (Carolina Blue
Video: Roy Williams watches Zion Williamson
The nation's most exciting player, Zion Williamson, knew famed University of North Carolina coach Roy Williams was in attendance. So he put on a show. Williamson dropped 38 points, eight rebounds and some emphatic dunks Tuesday to spur Spartanburg Day (S.C.) to a 77-40 victory over Pee Dee Academy (Mullins, S.C.) in the second round of the SCISA state playoffs. (Max Preps
Kevin Knox enters final phase of his recruitment
The official visits are finished for Kevin Knox, but the high school basketball star still has a little ways to go in his recruitment. Knox — a 6-foot-9 small forward from Tampa. — wrapped up his fourth and final official visit this past weekend, a trip to North Carolina. Last month, he took visits to Kentucky and Florida State. In the fall, Knox took his first official visit to Duke. (Lexington Herald-Leader
Kevin Knox recaps UNC official visit
2017 five-star small forward Kevin Knox was at UNC over the weekend for his official visit. Knox is no stranger to Chapel Hill, having visited the school on an unofficial basis multiple times. The 6-8 forward has made trips to Duke, Florida State, and Kentucky. Those three schools along with North Carolina make up his final group. "It was a great official visit," Knox told 247Sports on Monday. (Carolina Blue
ESPN’s Jay Williams: Will Tar Heels ever sign ‘one-and-done’ basketball talent again?
Jay Williams is now an ESPN basketball analyst, but he was once the national player of the year at Duke and strongly considered attending North Carolina. When asked about UNC's recent drought of top-10 national recruiting talent in a group interview I was part of at the Smith Center on Friday, Williams had some interesting comments about the loss of what he called UNC's “mystique.” (Charlotte Observer
Video: Sterling Manley hungers for a state title
Pickerington High School Central Senior and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill signee Sterling Manley is regarded as one of the top OHSAA Boys Basketball D-I players in the state of Ohio. Manley has overcome two serious leg injuries, but is now healthy, and hungers for a state championship. Dennis Biviano has his story. (Facebook