Jairus Hamilton, Rechon ‘Leaky’ Black invited to top HS basketball campTwo Cabarrus County basketball standouts have been invited to the adidas Nations camp for some of the nation’s top players in the classes of 2018 and 2019. Concord High’s Rechon Black and Cannon School’s Jairus Hamilton will attend the camp in Miami Friday through Sunday. Black, a UNC commit, was named to the AP all-state team and the MaxPreps All-American sophomore national team. (Charlotte Observer)
2017 center Mitchell Robinson in elite territory7-0 center Mitchell Robinson of Chalmette (La.) now has a spot in the 2016 Top247 top 10. Robinson, who has an enormous wing span and unusual athleticism and defensive instincts, leads the Nike EYBL with 4.2 blocks per game. A recent Texas A&M decommit, Robinson told 247Sports that he has heard from LSU (offer) and UNC since opening his recruitment. (247 Sports)
P.J. Washington, Mitchell Robinson among EYBL's top weekend performersAt 6-foot-7, P.J. Washington is extremely long and has a 7-foot-2 wingspan. That type of length to go with his athleticism and motor makes him one of the better rebounders in the country. There aren’t many higher upside kids in the 2017 class than Mitchell Robinson. Robinson had a dominant weekend on defense and showed some ability on offense as well. (Scout.com)
Weekend EYBL Recap: Kevin Knox continues to improveFive-star small forward Kevin Knox easily played up to his No. 7 ranking in 2017 during a 21-point outing for Each 1 Teach 1. He continues to improve his skill level and is also showing a confidence and swagger about him that is newfound. His team doesn’t allow players to give school lists but Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Florida State and others are heavily involved. (Rivals.com)
Video: 1 on 1 with 5-star P.J. WashingtonFive-star forward P.J. Washington is starting to dive more and more into the recruiting process. He said Roy Williams, John Calipari, and Sean Miller are prioritizing him, plus broke down his interest in Texas and UCLA.
Rising 7-footer Mitchell Robinson says he's hearing from UNCOne-time Texas A&M 2017 center commitment Mitchell Robinson is back on the market. Since decommitting on April 24, Robinson said he’s been hearing more from LSU and North Carolina, with LSU recruiting him the hardest. But he also said there’s another school he’d like to hear from. “I’m hoping to hear from Kentucky.” (Carolina Blue)
2017 center Mitchell Robinson excels at EYBL2017 center Mitchell Robinson had a strong showing on the opening night of Nike’s third EYBL session. Robinson, who plays for Nike Pro Skills, played Scout’s No. 3 overall prospect – Wendell Carter – to a draw, scoring 13 points on 6-for-8 shooting, while blocking five shots and grabbing five boards. Robinson decommitted from Texas A&M in late April. Since then, he’s heard from UNC and LSU. (Scout.com)
Video: Wendell Carter discusses in-home and upcoming visitsRivals.com caught up with 2017 5-star power forward Wendell Carter and he dished on recent in-home visits with Georgia and Duke. He also wants to visit Cal and plans a fall visit to Harvard. Carter says he maintains a strong relationship with both UNC and Kentucky and talks to the coaches regularly.
Nate Watson draws invitation to NBPA Top 100, attention from UNC, KansasFirst he got a phone call, the initial step in turning the unfamiliar 919 area code into what Nate Watson now hopes is the precursor for another scholarship offer. But when UNC assistant Hubert Davis walked into the O’Connell gym late last month with the intention of seeing the Knights budding junior forward, Watson realized his basketball recruitment had indeed taken off. (Washington Post)
Nike EYBL Mid-Season MVP Candidates: Bamba, Washington, KnoxThough it still feels like he is flying a bit under-the-radar as far as elite players go, Kevin Knox does it all game after game for E1T1, a big step up from his status last season. The smooth swingman has improved every part of his game since last summer, looking much more comfortable putting the ball on the floor and scoring off the bounce. (D1 Circuit)
Video: Mohamed Bamba EYBL Indianapolis HighlightsNo. 2 overall 2017 prospect Mohamed Bamba has had a tremendous spring. Here are highlights from the recent EYBL event in Indianapolis. Bamba is being recruited by schools like Duke, UNC, Villanova, Kentucky, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Connecticut, and Syracuse.
Who were the top basketball prospects of the spring evaluation periods?It was an easy choice to put Mohamed Bamba on this list. The 7-foot center has had as good of a spring as any prospect in high school basketball. Not only has Bamba been productive with averages of 13 points, 14 rebounds and 3 blocks a game in the EYBL, but he’s shown flashes of his elite upside. Recruiting: UNC, Duke, Indiana, Wake Forest, Connecticut, Kentucky, Villanova and others. (Scout.com)
Tony Bradley earns five-star rating in final 247Sports CompositeNorth Carolina center signee Tony Bradley (Bartow, Fla.) added a fifth star following the final round of updates to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rankings for the 2016 class. Bradley is now the lone five-star in a Tar Heels class that ranks No. 9 nationally and includes four-star guards Seventh Woods and Brandon Robinson. (247 Sports)
Video: P.J. Washington EYBL Indianapolis HighlightsP.J. Washington (#19 Player in the Country/#5 PF ESPN) has proven why he is the most versatile player in the country. He has lead Team Penny to a 5-2 record in the EYBL after two sessions, earning him Offensive MVP of Session 2 of the EYBL in Indianapolis.
Future UNC teammates team upClass of 2017 combo guard Jalek Felton and 2018 point guard Rechon Black teamed up this weekend with Team Loaded. Both North Carolina verbal commits, Felton and Black could very likely be sharing a Tar Heel backcourt in three years. It's a pretty cool glimpse of the future for UNC basketball. (Carolina Blue)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail7/20/2016 - 7/22/2016|
Watching 2017 PG Collin Sexton, 2017 C Nate Watson, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 PF Brandon Huffman, 2017 PG Tremont Waters, 2017 SF Jermaine Samuels, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SG Romeo Langford, 2018 SG Zion Williamson, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 CG Coby White, 2019 SF Wendell Moore, 2019 PF Matthew Hurt in Las Vegas, NVThursday, July 14, 2016
Watching 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2019 PF Christian Brown, and 2019 PG Ashton Hagans at the Champions Classic in Marietta, GA7/14/2016 - 7/15/2016
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2017 C Nate Watson, and 2017 PG Trevon Duval at the Under Armour Association Finals in Cartersville, GATuesday, July 12, 2016
Watching 2017 center Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, and 2017 PG Matt Coleman at Team USA U18 practice in Houston, TXSaturday, July 09, 2016
Watching 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2018 SG Romeo Langford at the adidas Gauntlet Series in Spartanburg, SC
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