UNC Recruiting Roundup: Tar Heels recruits, targets in holiday tournaments

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 23: Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts during the first half of the CBS Sports Classic against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Smoothie King Center on December 23, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 23: Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts during the first half of the CBS Sports Classic against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Smoothie King Center on December 23, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 23: Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts during the first half of the CBS Sports Classic against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Smoothie King Center on December 23, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 23: Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts during the first half of the CBS Sports Classic against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Smoothie King Center on December 23, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Coby White’s big showing in John Wall Invitational

The John Wall Invitational in Raleigh is always one of the top holiday tournaments not only in the state but in the country.

And this year was no different.

University of North Carolina Tar Heels 2018 commit Coby White put on a show at the tournament and made some history.

White opened up the tournament by scoring 46 points in Greenfield’s win over Kinston. Then a day later, he scored 32 points in the win over Broughton.

But he wasn’t done yet.

Greenfield advanced to the championship game of the David West bracket and made some history with his performance.

White scored 41 points in Greenfield’s loss to Garner, pushing his points total to 119 on the tournament. That broke Donald Williams’ 27-year record from the Holiday Invitational of 115 points.

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Williams played for Garner before going on to star at UNC and winning the 1993 Final Four Most Outstanding Player Award.

White also passed the 3,000-point mark for his high school career, and incredible achievement for the guard.

The class of 2018 UNC commit is rapidly climbing the recruiting rankings. He’s currently a top 25 player but with his showing so far this season, he could reach the Top 15 or even Top 10 sometime soon.

UNC will get to enjoy White scoring buckets in Carolina Blue next season.