AAU Team: Team Felton (Under Armour)
AAU Stats (2016): 16 G, 20ppg, 3rpg, 5apg, 4topg, 2spg, 55% FG, 85% FT, 33% 3FG
AAU Stats (2015): 12 G, 10ppg, 4rpg, 3apg, 53% FG, 77% FT, 29% 3FG
Rankings History: Trending Even (Most Recent: 6, 14, 22, 25, 27, 28)
Felton’s explosive scoring ability has made him one of the marquee players in the 2017 class. He’s tremendously creative as a ballhander and shot-creator, able to knock in threes, bury mid-range jumpers on the move or score above the rim. He’s also one of the most gifted passers in the country and simply needs to get stronger and improve his decision-making to take the next step.
Nephew of former Tar Heel star and long-time NBA veteran Raymond Felton
Committed initially in Dec. 2014, then reaffirmed nine months later.
Played three years at Mullins (S.C.) High
9/10/16: Roy Williams visited Felton yesterday at his new school, Gray Collegiate, where potential 2019 target Juwan Gary also competes.
AAU Team: Albany City Rocks (Nike)
AAU Stats (2016): 19 G, 12ppg, 4rpg, 2spg, 45% FG, 78% FT, 39% 3FG
AAU Stats (2015): 23 G, 13ppg, 4rpg, 38% FG, 78% FT, 31% 3FG
Rankings History: Trending Even (Most Recent: UR, UR, UR, UR)
Platek has established himself as one of the very best three-point shooters in the 2017 class. Albeit not a great athlete capable of creating one-on-one, he projects as a designated long-range ace who can stretch defenses and provide four years of perimeter marksmanship. He's also a canny defender and playmaker who contributes in other areas as well.
Very high academics, held offers and interest from Stanford and Ivy League programs
Hails originally from Upstate New York
First attracted interest from Roy Williams at the 2015 Peach Jam
9/21/16: Platek has returned from ankle injury and appears set for his senior season.
2017 Priority Targets
AAU Team: E1T1 (Nike)
AAU Stats (2016): 21 G, 19ppg, 8rpg, 50% FG, 71% FT, 28% 3FG
AAU Stats (2015): 23 G, 9ppg, 5rpg, 55% FG, 69% FT, 3-10 3FG
Rankings History: Trending Even (Most Recent: 10, 6, 6, 7)
Key Dates: Offered 12/5/15
Following in a long tradition of Roy Williams-pursued forwards, Knox is a tremendously mobile and springy athlete who fills a variety of roles as an athlete, scorer and defender. He played up in age during the 2015 travel season and impressed with his maturity and confidence. Knox continues to improve offensively and will be one to watch very closely going forward.
Teamed with 2016 signee Tony Bradley during the 2015 travel season
His father, also named Kevin, was a wide receiver for FSU in the mid-90s
Also holds offers from FSU, Duke, Florida, Maryland and many others
9/24/16: Knox will take his official visit to UNC the weekend of Feb. 4-6. That trip will be his final of four visits. He also is now down to those four schools: UNC, Duke, Florida State and Kentucky. He recently cut Kansas from his list and also hosted Roy Williams for an in-home visit.
AAU Team: Team Penny (Nike)
AAU Stats (2016): 20 G, 17ppg, 10rpg, 59% FG, 55% FT, 30% 3FG
AAU Stats (2015): 18 G, 15ppg, 9rpg, 1.5bpg, 53% FG, 48% FT
Rankings History: Trending Up (Most Recent: 29, 23, 14, 14)
Washington is a solidly built, long-limbed athlete who's very strong for his age and projects as a physical powerhouse at the college level. He's very effective sprinting ahead and scoring in transition and also is a gifted interior scorer who should develop into a versatile defender as well. While he remains a work in progress facing the basket, he does demonstrate some hybrid forward tendencies and dribbles fairly well with his strong (right) hand.
Lives in the Dallas area
Has played with UNC pledge Jalek Felton for USA Basketball
Measured with a 7'1" wingspan and holds multiple major offers
9/24/16: Washington is in Chapel Hill this weekend for his official visit with the Tar Heels.
AAU Team: Houston Hoops (Nike)
AAU Stats (2016): 16 G, 14ppg, 11rpg, 4apg, 4topg, 2spg, 48% FG, 39% FT, 19% 3FG (4-21)
AAU Stats (2015): 19 G, 15ppg, 11rpg, 2spg, 48% FG, 46% FT, 11% 3FG (3-28)
AAU Stats (2014): 15 G, 8ppg, 5rpg, 50% FG, 54% FT
Rankings History: Trending Down Slightly (Most Recent: 7, 13, 15)
Key Dates: Offered 8/12/16
Versatility defines the game of this self-described point forward. While Vanderbilt has a long way to go as a perimeter scorer, he’s a tremendous rebounder as a hybrid forward and also a gifted handler and passer. A left-hander, he’s also a fantastic athlete and makes numerous plays on the defensive end as well.
Battle-tested competitor is the rare player to spend three years on the 17-under circuit
Played for same travel team program as Tar Heel forward Justin Jackson
Will be the fifth member of his immediate family to play college basketball, including both parents
9/17/16: Vanderbilt tentatively will visit UNC officially the weekend of Oct. 14 for the Tar Heels' late night festivities.
AAU Team: Team Carroll (Adidas)/Georgia Stars (Nike)
AAU Stats (2016): Team Carroll: 5 G, 18ppg, 8rpg, 59% FG, 72% FT; Ga Stars: 6 G, 4ppg, 6rpg, 48% FG, 4-9 FT
Rankings History: Trending Down Slightly (Most Recent: 83, 86, UR, UR)
Key Dates: Offered 9/10/16
Brooks is a powerful big man who boasts impressive mobility and the room to grow into a solid interior scorer. He began the 2016 travel season very slowly but ended his summer on a high note, demonstrating vast improvement as an offensive player. Even when he isn’t scoring, Brooks is a fine defensive rebounder and should become an early asset in college on that basis.
Lives in Alabama but is the son of a Mississippi State assistant coach
Reportedly drew eight new offers this past July
Nephew of former UAB star and European professional player Morris Finley, who famously hit the game winning shot for the Blazers over Kentucky in the 2004 NCAA Tournament
9/10/16: Brooks hosted Roy Williams for an in-school visit today, and the Tar Heels now have offered the promising big man a scholarship. They'll also host him for an official visit the weekend of Oct. 7.
AAU Team: Team Penny (Nike)
AAU Stats (2016): 21 G, 9ppg, 4rpg, 53% FG, 81% FT (30-37), 5-12 3FG
Rankings History: Trending Even (Most Recent: NR, NR, NR, NR)
Key Dates: Offered 7/27/16
An undersized center who compensates with impressive strength, Stokes has improved significantly over the past year. His greatest asset is his shooting touch, as evidence by his outstanding free throw percentage. Long-term, he projects as a pick-and-pop big man who also should develop into a solid interior defender.
His brother, Jarnell, played at Tennessee and won NBDL MVP last season
Previously played football and has lost more than 40 pounds since 2015
AAU teammate of top Tar Heel target P.J. Washington
9/17/16: Stokes will take his official visit — the last of five — to Chapel Hill the weekend of Nov. 4. His other trips will include Tennessee, Iowa State, Florida and TCU. Stokes also had a lengthy discussion with Roy Williams about how he'd fit at UNC.
AAU Team: Team Loaded NC (Adidas)
AAU Stats (2016): 7 G, 9ppg, 6rpg, 61% FG, 64% FT
Rankings History: Trending Up Even (Most Recent: UR, UR, UR, UR)
Key Dates: Offered 9/1/16
Initially a pure defender who brought little to the court in terms of offense, Huffman has improved markedly in all facets of his game. He still likely will need several years to develop into a reliable scorer, but he possesses good mobility, a very solid frame and the attitude to try to dunk everything at the rim.
Grew up the son of a military father and began his high school career in Alaska
Teamed with 2018 UNC commit Rechon Black on the 2016 travel circuit and drew numerous viewings from Roy Williams
Holds easily more than a dozen major conference offers
9/10/16: Huffman and his father met with Roy Williams and C.B. McGrath on UNC’s campus, and the big man exited Chapel Hill with a scholarship. He clearly holds great reverence for the program. Some observers had predicted a quick commitment, but at least to this point no pledge has been forthcoming.
Other UNC Interest
Former UNC Targets
Mohamed Bamba (No. 2)
Wendell Carter (No. 4)
Kris Wilkes (No. 17)
Jeremiah Tilmon (No. 19) — Illinois
Nick Weatherspoon (No. 26) — Mississippi State
Brandon Randolph (No. 38)
AAU Team: Team Loaded (Adidas)
AAU Stats (2016): 13 G, 9ppg, 5rpg, 3apg, 41% FG, 71% FT, 38% 3FG
Rankings History: Trending Down Slightly (Most Recent: UR, 28, 31, 56, 57)
Within the 2018 class, very few prospects can match Black in terms of size-skill ratio. Black is a jumbo combo guard at 6-7 who possesses excellent dribbling and passing skills at that size. He’s very thin and needs to improve as a scorer, but he has shown progress in all areas and is becoming more athletic week by week. He's certainly one of the state's best prospects in any class.
Grew three inches over several months during the 2015 spring
His mother, Carla, is the principal at Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College High School
Changed from CP3 (Nike) to Team Loaded for the 2016 travel season
9/10/16: Black is taking his game to Montverde Academy in Florida this year to learn under hard-driving taskmaster Kevin Boyle, and so far he's adjusting well.
AAU Team: CP3 (Nike)
Rankings History: Trending Even (Most Recent: UR, UR, UR, UR, 68)
Few players on the 16-under circuit impressed as much as Coby White in terms of scoring. A slender guard with a slightly herky-jerky game, White unleashes long bombs to stretch defenses and changes speeds with his dribble to create driving opportunities. He’s also a fine handler and passer with a solid frame to build upon for the college level.
Averaged 28 points, eight rebounds and seven assists per game as a sophomore
Has grown four inches since his freshman year
Became UNC’s fourth in-state offer to a 2018 prospect and teams with offered 2019 wing Wendell Moore for CP3
9/24/16: UNC pledge White is expected to visit campus this weekend and likely check out the Heels' football contest versus PIttsburgh.
2018 Priority Targets
AAU Team: Game Elite (Adidas)
AAU Stats (2016): 8 G, 19ppg, 9rpg, 73% FG, 65% FT
Rankings History: Trending Up Significantly (Most Recent: UR, UR, 15, 4, 2)
Key Dates: Offered 7/25/16
Williamson has emerged as a sensation in the 2018 class. Despite having a thicker frame and a slight waddle to his gait, he’s actually quite explosive as an interior finisher and rebounder. The southpaw also scores through traffic thanks to his strength and soft touch. Moreover, his nimble feet on drives set him apart from other hybrid forwards.
Won co-MVP award as a rising junior — and 15-year-old — at the 2016 NBPA Top 100 Camp
Averaged 28 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks per game as a sophomore at Spartanburg
Became UNC’s fifth offer to a 2018 prospect and first from outside N.C.
9/10/16: Williamson recently picked up an offer from Duke, but the Tar Heels remain no worse than a co-favorite and Roy Williams made an in-school visit to watch Williamson yesterday.
AAU Team: Eric Gordon All-Stars (Adidas)
AAU Stats (2016): 11 G, 21ppg, 8rpg, 56% FG, 76% FT, 31% 3FG
Rankings History: Trending Even (Most Recent: 24, 4, 3, 2, 3)
Key Dates: Offered 8/9/16
Langford entered the 2016 travel season considered a top-five national prospect and emerged as one as well. He’s a fantastic scorer who shoots accurately, drives with top-shelf body control, handles, passes and just generally knows how to play. He projects as a potential freshman impact player and likely one and done NBA draft entrant.
Led New Albany to 4A state championship as a sophomore, averaging over 30 points per game
His father, Tim, hails originally from Georgia
Also has picked up offers from Kentucky, Duke and Kansas
9/24/16: Roy Williams stopped by Langford's school to watch Langford during the fall period, and Langford discussed the details of that visit.
AAU Team: Team Loaded (Adidas)
AAU Stats (2016): 13 G, 11ppg, 4rpg, 43% FG, 49% FT, 35% 3FG
Rankings History: Trending Down Slightly (Most Recent: UR, 29, 30, 31, 40)
Key Dates: Offered 1/30/16
Hamilton is a powerhouse swingman who loves to utilize his strong shoulders to bull his way to the basket. He also handles and passes very well for the wing and elevates nicely on his jump shot, although that's an area he'll need to become more consistent. Overall, his ability to contribute in multiple areas — and his energetic, competitive style — have endeared him both to regional and national observers.
Outstanding student with nearly a 4.0 GPA
His father, now a pastor, played for DePaul
Has the height and body type of a young Harrison Barnes
7/11/16: Steady production is what Hamilton brings to the court, and although he hasn't had a huge year, he has made progress. Free throws remain problematic, but he has enjoyed an uptick in three-point shooting and that bodes well for his junior season and beyond.
Other UNC Interest
Former UNC Offers
2019 Priority Targets
AAU Team: D1 Minnesota (Adidas)
AAU Stats (2016): 8 G, 13ppg, 7rpg, 48% FG, 78% FT, 32% 3FG
Rankings History: Trending Up Significantly (Most Recent: 8)
Key Dates: Offered 7/26/26
Hurt possesses excellent size and skills for a young player. He’s an outstanding jump shooter with easy three-point range, a coordinated ballhandler and a fine passer. Hurt also is highly mobile and frequently sprints ahead of defenders for dunks. As he gains strength, he should improve his defense and traffic finishing as well. He’s a big-time prospect in the 2019 class.
Younger brother of Minnesota freshman Michael Hurt
On pace to play three years against 17-under travel team competition
First caught Roy Williams’ eye in April, 2016
9/21/16: Roy Williams stopped by this week to observe Hurt during the fall period.
AAU Team: CP3 (Nike)
Key Dates: Offered 2/20/16
Albeit only a sophomore, Moore quickly has established himself as one of the top prospects within North Carolina. Blessed with athleticism, skill, intelligence and the body type to mature into a powerhouse, it's no surprise he has become a top priority for the Tar Heels.
One of Roy Williams' earliest ever offers to UNC
Will graduate from high school at 17-years-old
Plays for the same travel team that produced Reggie Bullock and Theo Pinson
9/24/16: Moore is expected in Chapel Hill this weekend for an unofficial visit surrounding the Tar Heels' football game versus Pittsburgh.
Other UNC Interest
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