Video: Jairus Hamilton, Zion Williamson duel at NBPA Top 100 Camp2018 wings Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer, white jersey) and Zion Williamson (UNC recruit, black jersey) face off at the recent NBPA Top 100 Camp.
Zion Williamson to visit UNC, Clemson, N.C. StateThe most productive and arguably top prospect at the NBA Top 100 Camp, Zion Williamson will visit a trio of schools this month according to recruiting analyst Corey Evans. A 6-7, 220-pound combo forward from Spartanburg (S.C.) High School, Williamson, who was named MVP of the event, plans to visit North Carolina on Wednesday, Clemson the next day and then N.C. State on Wednesday of next week. (Carolina Blue)
P.J. Washington Can See Himself Playing At UNCP.J. Washington says that the North Carolina staff pitches his role as a versatile forward. “I really enjoyed watching North Carolina when I was younger, when they had Tyler Hansbrough and Ty Lawson. They were amazing. Yeah and them winning. I just love winning. I love their program. They have a really nice basketball program and I can see myself going there.” (Tar Heel Illustrated)
2018 guard, UNC commitment Rechon Black nearing five-star rankingNorth Carolina commit Rechon “Leaky” Black is ranked 26th in the ESPN Super 60, just one spot outside of the top 25 and a five-star ranking. Black represents UNC’s first commitment from the class of 2018 and the next in a long line of skilled guards that Roy Williams has brought to Chapel Hill. (Keeping It Heel)
Five things we learned at the NBA Players Association Top 100 CampZion Williamson was the camp’s dominant player. Listed as the No. 15 player in the 2018 class by 247Sports.com, Williamson showed he belongs to be ranked higher. The Spartanburg (S.C.) Day forward led the camp in scoring, shooting a ridiculous 69% from the floor. Romeo Langford has the type of athleticism that makes it seem like he’s taking it easy as he blows by players. (USA Today)
Providence Day’s Devon Dotson weighs recruiting offersAs a sophomore last season, Providence Day point guard Devon Dotson played well enough to receive college basketball scholarship offers from Clemson, Florida, N.C. State, North Carolina, Tennessee and Wake Forest. Providence Day basketball coach Brian Field says Dotson’s junior and senior seasons have the potential to be much better. (Charlotte Observer)
Video: Zion Williamson NBPA Camp HighlightsHighlights of 2018 wing Zion Williamson (Spartanburg, SC) at this week's NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Jairus Hamilton getting it done at both ends at NBA Players Top 100 CampJairus Hamilton, a second-team ALL-USA North Carolina forward this past season as a sophomore at Cannon (Concord), came into the most recent recruiting period with a handful of offers, mostly from nearby ACC schools (including UNC), but his recruitment has picked up since. “I have a lot of offers recently: Miami (a couple of weeks ago), plus N.C. State and Stanford yesterday." (USA Today)
NBA Camp: Nate Watson among top performers from day twoNate Watson has been effective as a rebounder and post scorer this spring playing with DC Premier. On Thursday, Watson, a 6-foot-8 center, played to his strengths, as he was active around the basket, tossing down dunks, reeling in rebounds and playing with energy. Wake Forest, Maryland, Kansas, Providence, Xavier, Miami, NC State,and UNC are involved in his recruitment. (Scout.com)
UNC Target Zion Williamson's Singular FocusUNC called Zion Williamson's father on Wednesday to see if Williamson would take an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill to meet Roy Williams following the conclusion of the Top 100 Camp this weekend. The family is still mulling if it can make the visit, but the invitation is another example of the Tar Heels’ interest in Williamson, Scout's No. 15 player in the class of 2018. (Inside Carolina)
Video: 2019 forward Matthew Hurt discusses development, schools2019 forward Matthew Hurt discussed his development, early interest from UNC, NC State, Kansas and the possibility of following his brother to Minnesota.
P.J. Washington Makes U18 Cut, Has Four Official Visits in MindP.J. Washington says he wants to take official visits to four schools so far: Arizona, Kentucky, North Carolina and Texas. "My dad loves Roy Williams, my mom loves Roy. Coach Steve Robinson, he talks to me like every day. When I went up there, I just loved the campus. The campus is huge, the gym is huge, the players are cool, it was a real nice experience." (Zag's Blog)
Nick Weatherspoon to visit UNCA 6-foot-2 product of Camden (Miss.) Velma Jackson, Nick Weatherspoon got off to a good start on Wednesday at NBPA Camp. Once he finishes up camp, Weatherspoon says that he'll make visits to three of the programs that have offered him scholarships: UNC, Louisville and N.C. State. For any school recruiting Weatherspoon, the elephant in the room is Mississippi State. (Rivals.com)
NBPA Spotlight: Four-star Brandon RandolphMaryland, Indiana, North Carolina, Oregon, Villanova, Syracuse, Kansas, Arizona, Connecticut, Wake Forest and many others have reportedly offered scholarships to 2017 shooting guard Brandon Randolph. However, the 6-foot-4 product of the Westtown (Pa.) School declined to speak specifically about any one program when asked if anybody was standing out. (Rivals.com)
Mohamed Bamba out with injury, but plans to ‘dominate’ Peach JamFive-star post player Mohamed Bamba is here at Team USA U18 training camp but is not expected to participate in basketball activities with the rest of the invitees. Bamba — a 7-footer from Harlem, N.Y. — told the Herald-Leader on Wednesday that he’s been sidelined for precautionary measures due to the sprained ankle he suffered earlier this spring. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailMonday, October 17, 2016|
On an in home visit with 2017 5 star PF P.J. Washington in Henderson, NVWednesday, October 05, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manley (UNC offer) in Pickerington, OHTuesday, September 27, 2016
Watching 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, SC.Monday, September 26, 2016
Visiting 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manly in Pickerington, OHSaturday, September 24, 2016
Hosting P.J. Washington (official visit), Coby White, David McCormack, Wendell Moore, and Christian Brown on visits to Chapel Hill.
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