Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
P.J. Washington sets UNC official visit date
Class of 2017 forward P.J. Washington has set dates for four official visits. The 6-7, 225-pound prospect will visit Kentucky on Sept. 16-18, UNC on Sept. 23-25, Arizona on October 21-23, and Texas on October 28-30. Washington's father told ZagsBlog.com that the fifth visit is left open and could go one of a number of schools including UCLA, N.C. State, Kansas and UNLV.
Jalek Felton #24 in Updated ESPN 100
The updated 2017 ESPN 100 was released Wednesday morning and UNC commit Jalek Felton held on to his five-star ranking, coming in at twenty-fourth. He held the same ranking in the previous list that was released in June. Felton, having committed to the University of North Carolina in December of 2014, has firmly held a top-30 ranking over the past two years.
P.J. Washington Planning Four Official Visits, Several in the Fall
Paul Washington, the father of star forward P.J. Washington, reiterated that his son has four of his five official visits decided. The 6-foot-8 Washington has previously said he will take officials to Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas and Arizona -- with the fifth to be determined. No dates have yet been set. As for the fifth visit, Washington also has UCLA, N.C. State, Kansas and UNLV on his list.
Devon Dotson names five schools recruiting him hardest
While participating in the Under Armour Elite 24, four-star point guard Devon Dotson told 247Sports that Florida, Kansas, N.C. State, Texas and Wake Forest are recruiting him the hardest. All but Texas have offered Dotson, 6-2, 175-pounds from Charlotte (NC) Providence Day School. UNC had been considered the leader for Dotson, but Kansas is currently trending.
Mohamed Bamba Blog: White House visit, bonding with coaches, and more
Mohamed Bamba: As for my recruitment, it’s going pretty well. I was aiming to cut my list last week, but I didn’t want to play around with it by setting dates and things like that. This is a major decision that I am putting a lot in to and I’m just focused on getting to know the coaches, going on visits and gathering information. There’s no timetable to cut any list.
Draft Express Breaks Down Jalek Felton's Game
Jalek Felton is one of the most talented ball handlers and passers in the 2017 high school class. His creativity, change of pace and instincts stood out in a group full of highly-touted lead guards. Combine those playmaking skills with an above average physical profile and at some glimmer of hope as a shooter and Felton has all the tools to shine at the ACC level for the Tar Heels.
Scout Post-July 2017 Top 100 Player Rankings
With basketball events from the summer complete, Scout’s basketball recruiting team put their heads together and compiled an updated 2017 top 100. Although there were plenty of changes in the new list, the top of the list remained pretty much intact, as DeAndre Ayton and Mohamed Bamba are still regarded as the top two prospects in the 2017 class.
Elite sophomore Matthew Hurt taking off
On Monday, Sean Miller and Arizona offered a scholarship to Matthew Hurt. They join Kansas, North Carolina, UCLA, Virginia, Minnesota (where Hurt's brother Michael Hurt is a freshman on the basketball team), Louisville, Iowa State, Iowa, Marquette, Nebraska, N.C. State, Wisconsin, Xavier and Oregon as programs who have offered scholarships.
Five-star forward Mohamed Bamba on what fuels his grind
The greatest motivating factor for Mohamed Bamba: “The odds that are stacked against me to fulfill my dream; not just for the NBA but to get a basketball scholarship. There’s a slim chance for both if you look at the numbers. That’s what I think about every time that I take the court. I’ve got to make it. I’m a young, black man in Harlem and you see a lot in my environment. I want to beat the odds.”
Zion Williamson says UNC among four schools recruiting him the hardest
Recently named the No. 1 prospect in the 2018 Top247, Zion Williamson says that four school are recruiting him the hardest. Williamson, a 6-7, 210-pound combo forward from Spartanburg (S.C.) Day School, said he is hearing the most from Clemson, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. Duke and Kentucky are also recruiting him but neither program has offered.
UNC commit Jalek Felton shares MVP honor at Under Armor's Elite 24
Jalek Felton, a top 30 recruit who has committed to UNC, was a co-MVP at Saturday’s Under Armor Elite 24. The showcase, played in the shadow of the New York City skyline on an outdoor court at Brooklyn Pier Park, is the culmination of Under Armor’s summer circuit. Felton, a 6-3 point guard from Mullins, South Carolina, was one of six players to share the MVP honor.
Zion Williamson adds to amazing summer with Elite 24
Fresh off his win Friday in the Elite 24 dunk contest, Zion Williamson closed out warmups before Saturday’s game by reprising his spectacular between the legs contest-winning slam. He executed flawlessly, and got the crowd at Brooklyn Bridge Park buzzing. That’s not unusual these days. Lately, Zion Williamson just seems to generate buzz wherever he goes.
Video: Jalek Felton discusses winning Elite 24 Co-MVP
North Carolina commit Jalek Felton took home co-MVP at the 2016 Elite 24 after scoring 16 points on 8-for-16 shooting and tossing out four assists.
Felton wins 3-point contest, Williamson wins dunk contest at Elite 24
Zion Williamson took home the slam dunk contest at the Under Armour Elite24 on Friday night. Williamson, a 6-7 small forward, put on a show before a national television audience on ESPNU. It was a South Carolina sweep as Jalek Felton from Gray Collegiate won the three-point contest. Felton is a four-star UNC commit. The Elite 24 game is Saturday (7:30 ET, ESPNU).
Kevin Knox to Cut List Again, Uncertain on Package With Carter and Trent
Having already cut his list to 10 schools, Kevin Knox plans to trim his list again sometime in the near future. "I'm going to narrow down to five or six probably next month," the 6-foot-8 Class of 2017 small forward from Tampa (FL) told SNY.tv Friday. Knox's current list includes Duke, North Carolina, Miami, Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Villanova, Florida State and Arizona.