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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...

Kwe Parker down to Wake Forest, FSU, Florida and Rutgers
Class of 2016 guard Kwe Parker plans to make a college decision in the near future after narrowing his options to Wake Forest, Florida State,...

N.C. boasts strong crop of basketball talent in 2016 recruiting class
The N.C. high school boys’ basketball recruiting class of 2016 is especially strong. Three of the top eight recruits in the ESPN Top 100 are...

Dennis Smith Cuts List to Six Schools
Dennis Smith Jr., a 6-foot-3 2016 point guard from Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian, has cut his list to Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisville, Duke, Wake Forest...

Kentucky offers scholarship to Dennis Smith Jr.
Class of 2016 point guard Dennis Smith Jr. has long-standing scholarship offers from most of the colleges he is seriously considering. There haven't been many...

Dennis Smith, Edrice Adebayo conclude play at Adidas Uprising Gauntlet Finale
North Carolina's Team Loaded, which has a roster that includes in-state standouts Dennis Smith Jr. and Edrice Adebayo, lost twice Thursday and was eliminated from...

Dennis Smith Jr. shines at Adidas Uprising Gauntlet Series event
Fayetteville point guard Dennis Smith Jr., a rising senior at Trinity Christian School, is playing for North Carolina's Team Loaded at the final Adidas Uprising...

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