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Seventh Woods, Dennis Smith to continue rivalry in ACC
Seventh Woods will be a combo guard joining the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball program in June 2016. His commitment on November 11, 2015 to...

ACC Basketball: Dennis Smith Jr. to enroll early at N.C. State
High school senior Dennis Smith Jr., who signed with N.C. State's basketball program Wednesday, announced Thursday night that he'll graduate early from Fayetteville's Trinity Christian...

Rameses Jr. is young Tar Heels’ newest, wooliest pal
UNC fans who attended Late Night with Roy in the Smith Center Friday were treated to an introduction to UNC’s newest mascot: Rameses Jr. R.J...

Did N.C. State commit a recruiting violation?
N.C. State made a big splash in the recruiting world earlier this month by landing a commitment from five-star point guard Dennis Smith Jr. Before...

Dennis Smith Jr. commits to N.C. State
Dennis Smith Jr., the No. 4 player in the ESPN 100 and No. 1 point guard in the 2016 class, has told ESPN he will...

N.C. State plans helicopter visits for Dennis Smith Jr., Bam Adebayo
A live recruiting period for NCAA basketball coaches opens Wednesday, and N.C. State has big plans for its top Class of 2016 targets. The Wolfpack...

Harry Giles at No. 1 on updated Class of 2016 rankings from ESPN, Scout
ESPN and Scout released updated Class of 2016 recruiting rankings Wednesday, and three of the nation's top six rising seniors on ESPN's list are in-state...

Video: Dennis Smith, Jr. Summer Highlights
Dennis Smith Jr., one of the top players in the Class of 2016, suffered a torn ACL at the adidas Nations Camp in Long Beach,...

Edrice Adebayo Hopes to Visit Kentucky, Not Committed to Package With Dennis Smith Jr.
After picking up a scholarship offer from Kentucky last month, Edrice Adebayo says he hopes to visit the school at some point. Adebayo has been...

Dennis Smith Jr. tears ACL, out 6-9 months
The No. 1 point guard in the elite high school class of 2016 is going to be on the shelves for a while. Dennis Smith...

Dennis Smith Jr. has surgery on injured left knee
Point guard Dennis Smith Jr., a rising senior at Fayetteville's Trinity Christian School and one of the top Class of 2016 basketball recruits in the...

Dennis Smith Jr. says injured knee is better, that he'll "be back soon"
Fayetteville's Dennis Smith Jr., who hurt his left knee Sunday night in the semifinals of the adidas Nations Global event in California, sat out Team...

Rawle Alkins Drops 26, Wins MVP as Team Rose Wins adidas Nations Championship
Rawle Alkins scored 18 of his 26 points in the second half Monday night as Team Rose beat Team Wall, 113-93, to win the adidas...

Dennis Smith Jr.'s injured knee has full range of motion, no swelling
Fayetteville's Dennis Smith Jr. and his Team Wall squad beat Team Lillard 117-73 on Sunday night to advance to the championship game of the Adidas...

Knee injury sidelines Dennis Smith Jr. in adidas Nations Global semifinal victory
Fayetteville's Dennis Smith Jr. and his Team Wall squad beat Team Lillard 117-73 on Sunday to advance to the championship game of the adidas Nations...

Dennis Smith Jr. performing well at adidas Nations Global event in California
Playing for Team Wall at the adidas Nations Global event in Garden Grove, California, Fayetteville's Dennis Smith Jr. averaged 18.5 points, 7.8 assists, 6.5 rebounds...

Could NC State be the landing spot for the next five-star tandem of Dennis Smith and Edrice Adebayo?
NC State appears to be leading in the race for the services of five-star point guard Dennis Smith, Jr. and five-star power forward Bam Adebayo...

2016 recruiting class the most decorated in N.C. history
Rising seniors Harry Giles, Dennis Smith Jr. and Edrice Adebayo are responsible for giving North Carolina a basketball recruiting class with the highest profile in...

Duke, Kentucky Offer Wenyen Gabriel
Wenyen Gabriel, a 6-foot-9, 190-pound forward in the Class of 2016, received a scholarship offer from Duke on Monday. Gabriel, who attends Wilbraham & Monson...

Dennis Smith, Edrice Adebayo in adidas Uprising semifinals
Team Loaded North Carolina, with Fayetteville's Dennis Smith Jr. as its point guard, reached the adidas Uprising Summer Championships' 17U Gold bracket semifinals with a...

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