UNC Basketball Recruiting
Complete coverage of North Carolina Basketball Recruiting.
Recruiting Board | Where's Roy?
One-on-One with Five-star PF Harry Giles
Recruiting is starting to heat up, you took your first official visit to Wake Forest. How was that? Harry Giles: "It was good to go home. Going home is always incredible. They went all out for me. I expected it. It was really good. It was a good visit." You have visits set for Kansas, Duke and Kentucky, where do things stand with North Carolina? "I’m still trying to decide on that. It’s still up in the air right now."
USA Basketball: Day One Standouts
It took a session for Jarrett Allen to get acclimated with the atmosphere and competition, but once he did it was impressive to watch. Allen, a 6-foot-10 post player, is a lengthy, mobile and athletic big man. Allen runs the floor with a purpose and often beats the opposition to the other end for easy buckets. He also has good touch and can make short hooks over either shoulder.
Seventh Woods gets full course exposure at UNC
Hammond shooting guard Seventh Woods took the middle of his three official visits last weekend to North Carolina. Woods and his parents wanted to take one more close up look at the Tar Heels and coach Roy Williams, and they got that last week. "His parents and Seventh went to coach’s (Roy Williams) house for dinner,” McClam said. “He played pickup with players and former players now in the NBA."
Carolina basketball tries to win with 'old school' recruiting
The North Carolina basketball program’s long recruiting drought is over. With the recent commitment of four-star shooting guard Brandon Robinson on the heels of that by five-star center Tony Bradley, the Tar Heels have the foundations of a strong class for 2016. With Bradley and Robinson, UNC has a pair of players who can contribute right away and also grow into centerpieces.
UNC Basketball Recruiting Targets Taking ACC Visits
Three ACC schools will bring potential All-Americans to campus this weekend. Louisville gets its shot at No. 22 senior T.J. Leaf. Rick Pitino’s program also will host a pair of blue-chip juniors: D.J. Harvey and Davion Mitchell. 2016 recruit Edrice Adebayo will take an unofficial visit to NC State and be joined by Dennis Smith (already committed), Rawle Alkins, Udoka Azubuike, Derek Culver, Matt Coleman and Devontae Shuler.
Updated 2016 Top 25 Basketball Recruiting Class Rankings
#11 North Carolina Tar Heels: Roy Williams and North Carolina have a pair of four-star recruits, which is good enough to catapult their class to No. 11. Tony Bradley, Scout's No. 31 player, is terrific area rebounder with potential as a post scorer. Brandon Robinson, the No. 55 player, gives them an athlete that scores well from the perimeter and has potential as a defender.
2016 PF T.J. Leaf down to six
Five-star forward T.J. Leaf is down to Kansas, Louisville, North Carolina, Oregon, San Diego State and UCLA according to Indivisible Hoops. Leaf, 6-9, 215-pounds from El Cajon (Calif.) Foothills Christian, is ranked No. 17 in the 247Sports Composite. He has official visits scheduled with Kansas, Louisville, Oregon and UCLA. The Bruins has taken off in his Crystal Ball since his decommitment from Arizona.
Hubert Davis visits newest Tar Heel, Brandon Robinson
Big news came on Monday, when class of 2016 shooting guard Brandon Robinson committed to the Tar Heels. The 6-foot-5, Georgia native choose UNC over Louisville, Georgia Tech, Georgia, and Florida State. Robinson joins center Tony Bradley in UNC's recruiting class for this cycle. On Tuesday North Carolina assistant coach Hubert Davis was in Georgia visiting Carolina's most recent commit.
Brandon Robinson and Tony Bradley: Talking Championships
Shortly after 2016 shooting guard Brandon Robinson committed to North Carolina on Monday, Tony Bradley, UNC's other basketball commit for this cycle, tweeted a message to his now future teammate. "Congrats bro! Can't wait to get to UNC...," Bradley said. "Already know bro! Let's bring another ship back to Chapel Hill!," Robinson tweeted back in response.
Sophomore guard Rechon Black has become a hot commodity
Nicknamed “Leaky” based on his middle name, Malik, Rechon Black is a blue-chip talent who possesses exceptional ball skills for a 6-6 guard. Black is being groomed as a point guard and it’s easy to understand why. He’s a highly coordinated dribbler and passer with length and improving athleticism, and he’s drawing comparisons to N.C. product and current Duke freshman Brandon Ingram.
Photos: Brandon Robinson Picks UNC
When 4-star shooting guard Brandon Robinson made his commitment to play for North Carolina on Monday at Douglas County High School (Ga.), Inside Carolina was there. Check out the photos.
Video: Brandon Robinson Announces for UNC
Standing with family and his Douglas County High School teammates, Brandon Robinson was ready to make his college announcement. "Next year I'll be attending the University of..." He looked down at hats for Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Louisville and UNC on the table in front of him. As he reached for the Tar Heels cap, the applause filled the gym. "... North Carolina."
Commit Analysis: What Brandon Robinson brings to UNC
Outside of freshman Kenny Williams, there is a glaring need for outside shooting on UNC's 2016-2017 roster. Brandon Robinson, a 6-5 wing shooter and playmaker from Douglasville, Ga, is the perfect candidate to rectify this issue. Robinson was one of the top shooters on the travel circuit in July. He is extremely comfortable on the catch and shoot from the wing either in the half court offense or in transition.
Brandon Robinson Commits to UNC
Four-star shooting guard Brandon Robinson committed to Roy Williams and North Carolina on Monday, he told Scout. “I’ve decided to go to North Carolina,” Robinson said. “I’ve just prayed about it and thought about it for a long time. I compared it to all the others schools that were recruiting me based on the style of play and just the need for me there and the want for me there.”
Roy Williams visiting Finnish forward Lauri Markkanen
Roy Williams is in Finland today to meet with 2016 stretch forward Lauri Markkanen. Markkanean is a 6-foot-11, 225-pound recruit. He is ranked as the No. 18 power forward and the No. 92 overall prospect in the 2016 class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings. UNC assistant coach Steve Robinson is accompanying Williams on the trip across the pond.