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Roy Williams Offers 2017 PF Sterling Manley
UNC head coach Roy Williams evaluated Pickerington (Ohio) Central senior big man Sterling Manley on Monday and then offered a scholarship. At 6-foot-11, Manley is an intriguing post product that is reeling in offers this month. According to Eric Kreuger, head basketball coach at Pickerington Central, Roy Williams's message to Manley was "very clear."
Analysis: 2017 UNC commit Brandon Huffman
On Monday, UNC added another piece to their 2017 recruiting class when 6-9 power forward/center Brandon Huffman committed to the Tar Heels. "Brandon Huffman, a legit 6-9 power forward, will bring toughness and upside to the North Carolina program. A native of Alaska, Huffman can rebound at both ends at a high level. He was also one of the best shot-blockers on the Adidas circuit."
Roy Williams visiting 2017 PF Sterling Manley
Roy Williams from North Carolina, John Thompson III from Georgetown and Rick Barnes from Tennessee are visiting 2017 post player Sterling Manley. Manley, 6-10, 230-pounds from Pickerington (Ohio) Central High School, is ranked No. 251 in the 247Sports Composite. He has officially visited West Virginia. Georgetown and Tennessee have offered while UNC currently has not.
Center Brandon Huffman Commits to UNC Basketball
Like P.J. Hairston, Isaiah Hicks and Coby White before him, Brandon Huffman couldn't wait to be a Tar Heel. Not long after receiving a scholarship offer from Roy Williams, Huffman verbally committed to UNC on Sunday, multiple sources confirm. Huffman, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound center from Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God, is UNC's third commitment in the class of 2017.
P.J. Washington Enjoys UNC Visit, Arizona Up Next
P.J. Washington, the 6-foot-8 forward from Findlay Prep (NV), took his second official visit to North Carolina this past weekend and enjoyed it. "P.J. really enjoyed hanging out with the team and Coach [Roy] Williams was really down to Earth," said Paul Washington Sr., the Findlay Prep coach and P.J.'s father. Having now visited Kentucky and UNC, Washington next month hits Arizona and Texas.
Basketball Recruits On Campus: Weekend of September 24th
North Carolina gets their shot at five-star power forward P.J. Washington this weekend. Washington, Scout's No. 14 overall recruit, landed in Chapel Hill (N.C.) last night and will be there through Friday and Saturday. The Tar Heels will have a host of underclassmen on campus as well. UNC commit Coby White, Wendell Moore, David McCormack and Christian Brown.
Kevin Knox Sets Four Official Visits
Kevin Knox, the 2017 5-star small forward from Tampa (FL) Catholic, has set four official visits: Duke (Oct. 28-30), Florida State (Jan. 7-9), Kentucky (Jan. 28-30), and North Carolina (Feb. 4-6). The Tar Heels will host Notre Dame on Feb. 4 during Knox's visit. Knox and his family have stated that he will take all of his scheduled official visits before making a decision some time in the Spring.
P.J. Washington official visit primer
North Carolina will host their most important recruit for the 2017 class on an official visit this weekend. P.J. Washington, a 2017 forward from Texas via Findlay Prep in Las Vegas, will be in Chapel Hill starting Friday. CarolinaBlue spoke exclusively with P.J.'s father, Paul Washington ,to the get the scoop on what the Washingtons are expecting from the visit to UNC.
2019 SF Wendell Moore to visit UNC
2019 four-star recruit Wendell Moore (North Carolina offer) will unofficially visit North Carolina this weekend according to recruiting analyst Rick Lewis. A well built and athletic 6-5 wing from Concord (N.C.) Cox Mill High School, Moore is ranked No. 25 in the Top247.
P.J. Washington Headlines UNC Basketball's Visiting Recruits This Weekend
P.J. Washington will be on his official visit to UNC this weekend. He has the Tar Heels as one of his top four schools, along with Texas, Kentucky and Arizona. Kentucky received its official visit last weekend, and Arizona and Texas visits will follow in October. This will also be Coby White's first time back on campus since committing to UNC in late July.
Mohamed Bamba Working With Group of 7 Schools
Mohamed Bamba, the 7-footer from the PSA Cardinals and the Westtown (Pa.) School, is working with a group of seven schools and met with two of them on Tuesday, sources said. The No. 2-ranked power forward in the Class of 2017, Bamba is considering Duke, Kentucky, UConn, Michigan, Syracuse, Texas and Harvard, although he never announced a formal cut.
Roy Williams visits 2019 forward Matthew Hurt
North Carolina head coach Roy Williams visited elite 2019 prospect Matthew Hurt on Tuesday according to Andrew Slater of 247Sports. Williams watched Hurt on the circuit numerous times during Las Vegas in Las Vegas. A 6-9 combo forward from Rochester (Minn.) John Marshall Senior High, Hurt is ranked No. 4 in the 247Sports Composite.
Five-star wing Kevin Knox hands out the post-visit hardware
And the award for Best Presentation goes to: “That was a tie between North Carolina and Kentucky. North Carolina brought a few really cool pictures of me in a jersey swap so I had the Carolina jersey on. That was cool. Then Coach Cal brought this panoramic video on an iPad or something and I could walk around inside of Rupp! It’s like I was actually there. It was crazy! Definitely a tie for Best Presentation.”
Wendell Carter Down to Four Schools, Eliminates UNC
Wendell Carter Jr., who this summer won a gold medal with the USA U17 team and was named to the All-Star Five Team at the U17 World Championship in Spain, has cut his list to four schools: Duke, Harvard, Georgia Tech, and Georgia. The 6-foot-10 Carter Jr. trimmed North Carolina, Arizona, Kentucky and Cal from his previous list of eight. Duke remains the favorite.
The college basketball recruiters who land the players who make teams great
6. North Carolina Tar Heels: C.B. McGrath: The North Carolina brand speaks for itself, but the Tar Heels still need to beat out other blue bloods for players, and McGrath has been busy the past few classes. He was the lead recruiter on a long list of players, including Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson, Kennedy Meeks, Joel Berry, Isaiah Hicks and J.P. Tokoto.