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North Carolina star recruit Seventh Woods knows days of wearing No. 23 dwindling

From early morning runs with the sun nowhere in sight to late-night shooting sessions until his arms ache, combo guard Seventh Woods is fully aware that, once he gets to college, he’ll have to make sacrifices in order to reach his full potential. The transition will be a lot smoother since he already made a huge sacrifice when he committed to UNC. “I’ve gotta find another number,” Woods said matter of factly. (USA Today)

Tony Bradley, Jayson Tatum get early start on UNC-Duke rivalry

Jayson Tatum, a Duke signee, had 36 points and five rebounds in his team’s 64-54 win at the City of Palms Classic. Tony Bradley, who signed with North Carolina, was just as impressive with 33 points and 13 rebounds for Bartow. “Hopefully, this is a preview of next year, when we’re at Duke and North Carolina, where hopefully we get the win then too,” said Tatum (USA Today)

Seventh Woods once turned down the Ellen DeGeneres Show

Ellen DeGeneres is one of the biggest stars on the planet with one of the biggest daytime talk shows in history, this much you know; what may surprise you is that once upon a time, roughly three years ago, reps from her show reached out to a 14-year-old basketball prodigy named Seventh Woods. (USA Today)

City of Palms showcases talented junior Kevin Knox

One of the best things about having so many elite players at the City of Palms Classic is the opportunity for comparisons. Scout.com’s No. 10 junior, Kevin Knox of Tampa (Fla.) Catholic, and No. 4 junior, Michael Porter Jr., of Father Tolton (Columbia, Mo.) played in back-to-back games. Knox, who is listed at 6-8 and 195 pounds, had 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead his team to a 66-54 win. (USA Today)

City of Palms: Five-stars dominate first day of action

Five-star junior forward Kevin Knox performed well in the Sunshine Series on the opening day of the City of Palms Classic. An impressive athlete, Knox is quick off his feet and active and aggressive on the glass. For his size (6-7), Knox has a good skill level and has clearly spent a considerable amount of time working on his ball handling. Knox finished with 27 points and 12 rebounds. (Scout.com)

Video: Seventh Woods, Jalek Felton clash at Chick-Fil-A Classic

The first night of the Chick-Fil-A Classic ended with a bang. South Carolina locals Seventh Woods and Jalek Felton went head-to-head as Hammond School faced Mullins High School. The future UNC duo didn't disappoint the sold out crowd, as they both put on an incredible display. View Video...

Seventh Woods and Hammond outduel Jalek Felton and Mullins, 79-49

On Friday night at the Chick-fil-A Classic, Hammond (Columbia, S.C.) combo guard Seventh Woods and Mullins (S.C.) combo guard Jalek Felton gave us a look of what practices will look like in Chapel Hill come 2017. In the end, Woods did a little bit of everything (13 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three blocks) to lead Hammond past Mullins, 79-49. Felton scored 25 points in the loss. (USA Today)

Seventh Woods' and Jalek Felton's teams to face each other

One of the marquee matchups of the tournament will be in the final game Friday, when Hammond faces Mullins. Hammond features North Carolina signee Seventh Woods, while Mullins has Jalek Felton, a UNC commitment and the top ranked prospect in the state for the Class of 2017. It will be second time Woods and Felton have faced each other. (The State)

Future Heel Brandon Robinson Evolving

Covering basketball recruiting can sometimes be a tough job. Some kids never answer the phone or texts. Some won't do interviews, period, unless you catch them in person. Even then, some of them might sneak out. Some won't really offer up much information in response to the best probing questions....Brandon Robinson does not fit into that category. He's an open book. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Report: Roy Williams visits 2017 center Mohamed Bamba

Some of the biggest names in coaching have passed through the Westtown (Pa.) School in recent days to watch Mohamed Bamba, the 6-foot-11 Class of 2017 big man. North Carolina coach Roy Williams was in on Tuesday. Bamba, who has a 7-foot-8 wingspan according to Scout.com, is also being courted by the likes of Duke, Kentucky and Syracuse. (Zag's Blog)

Rawle Alkins scores 51 points in game, 33 in second half

Rarely do you see high school players score more than 30 points in a game. The quarters are shorter, there is no shot clock, and there is generally less scoring. On Sunday, class of 2016 shooting guard Rawle Alkins dropped 51 points at the Bluegrass Showcase in Lexington, Ky. Yes, 51. (Carolina Blue)

With UNC offer, life changes quickly for Rechon Black

Three days earlier, Roy Williams had come to Harrisburg to watch Rechon play against Hickory Ridge. And when the Blacks called Williams Thursday, “He said that in North Carolina history, there were only three kids that had been offered scholarships as sophomores, and that was Reggie Bullock, Kendall Marshall...” Williams paused. “...and Rechon Black,” Rechon's father recalled. (Concord Independent Tribune)

Roy Williams offers 2017 center Jeremiah Tilmon

Jeremiah Tilmon, a 6-10, 235-pound center in the 2017 class, got a call from Roy Williams on Thursday evening. Tilmon took a break from studying for finals to hear the North Carolina coach extend a Tar Heel scholarship offer. Williams was at La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere to see Tilmon on Wednesday night, watching the talented post player score 20 points in a win. (Inside Carolina)

N.C. Sophomore Rechon Black Lands Tar Heel Offer

Roy Williams has set his sights on Rechon Black. Williams made the Concord (N.C.) High sophomore point guard the first prospect in the 2018 class to receive a Tar Heel scholarship offer on Thursday. "We called and talked to him, and it was a wonderful conversation," said Black's father, Rechon Sr. UNC's interest in Black had been trending in the direction of an offer in recent weeks. (Inside Carolina)

Rawle Alkins Blog: Nursing a bum ankle, SAT, equal time to rival schools and more

Rawle Alkins: "It’s funny down here with college basketball. The fans here are crazy! I have to pick which games I go to between the two North Carolina schools carefully because I don’t want one school feeling like I’m favoring the other. They’re big rivals too! So I try and give equal time to both N.C. State and North Carolina. I went to the State game first last week then I went to see the North Carolina game. Great times at both." (USA Today)

Where's Roy?
Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Watching 2019 F Matthew Hurt, 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 SG Zion Williamson at the adidas Uprising event in Atlanta, GA

4/22/2016 - 4/23/2016
Watching 2017 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2017 PG Trevon Duval, 2018 PG Devon Dotson, 2018 SF Cameron Reddish, 2017 C Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, 2017 SG Brandon Randolph, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 SG Lonnie Walker in Indianapolis, IN

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Visiting previously offered 2017 5 star center Jeremiah Tilmon in La Porte, Indiana

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

Monday, April 18, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 PF P.J. Washington in Dallas, TX

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Mohamed Bamba2017 PF
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jeremiah Tilmon2017 PF
Tony Bradley2016 C
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 CG
Jalek Felton2017 CG
Brandon Randolph2017 SG
P.J. Washington2017 PF

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