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Jalek Felton takes game international

Mullins rising junior guard Jalek Felton took his game international for an outdoor half-court basketball tournament in a unique format that matched teams from across the globe. This past weekend Felton helped Team USA Men’s 3x3 team finish eighth in the U18 World Championships in Debreceen, Hungary. “It was a great experience, long flight,” Felton said. “As far as 3-on-3 it’s very different from 5-on-5 with more defense. I played pretty good we just fell short lost by two in overtime to Argentina but all-in-all it was pretty good.” (SC Now)

2016 center Marques Bolden receives offer from Roy Williams

Marques Bolden, one of the top centers in the class of 2016, received a scholarship offer from North Carolina on Monday. The news came a day after UNC offered class of 2016 power forwards Sacha Killeya-Jones and Javin DeLaurier. The 6-foot-10, 235-pound Bolden attends DeSoto High School near Dallas, Texas. He is ranked sixth in his class by Scout, 15th by ESPN and 29th by Rivals. Duke extended an offer to Bolden in early June, and Kansas is among the other schools that have offered. (Fayetteville Observer)

ESPN basketball recruiting director talks new ESPN100 and why Harry Giles is No. 1

Power forward Harry Giles III from Wesleyan Christian in North Carolina moved to the top of the ESPN100. Giles was the lone junior to be named to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA first team. He is followed by a pair of small forwards Jayson Tatum of Chaminade College Prep in St. Louis and Josh Jackson, from Southfield, Mich., who attends Prolific Prep. (USA Today)

Roy Williams Offers Sacha Killeya-Jones

A couple weeks ago, Sacha Killeya-Jones was committed to Virginia. Then came a decommitment, conversations with the UNC staff and three unofficial visits to UNC. Now, Killeya-Jones has a chance to play college basketball just a few miles from his house. During a Sunday meeting on campus - Killeya-Jones's third trip to UNC in the last week, Roy Williams officially offered a scholarship to the 6-10 class of 2016 forward. (Inside Carolina)

2016 PF Javin Delaurier Gets UNC Offer

North Carolina offered 2016 power forward Javin DeLaurier Sunday evening during a campus visit, according to Team Loaded coach Ty White. DeLaurier has offers form Texas, Florida, Baylor, Notre Dame, Xavier, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and a host of others. (Inside Carolina)

ESPN Class of 2017 Basketball Recruiting Rankings

UNC commitment Jalek Felton is rated 9th in ESPN.com's 2017 rankings. Felton is the only 2017 prospect to be offered thus far by the Tar Heels. (ESPN.com)

N.C. boasts the nation’s No. 1 high school recruit in both football, basketball

A couple of new national recruiting lists came out this week, and two N.C. high school stars landed at the top. Rivals ranks Wake Forest defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence the nation’s top high school football player. ESPN has Harry Giles of High Point Wesleyan’s nationally ranked basketball team as the nation’s top recruit in basketball. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: 2015 UNC Commit Duo Kenny Williams & Luke Maye

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Updated ESPN Class of 2016 Basketball Recruiting Rankings

ESPN has expanded its Class of 2016 recruiting rankings from 60 to 100 players. Harry Giles checks in at No. 1. Other players being recruited by UNC include Jayson Tatum (2), Dennis Smith, Jr. (4), and Edrice "Bam" Adebayo (8). (ESPN.com)

Five-star forward Miles Bridges list UNC in his top eight

2016 five-star forward Miles Bridges of Flint, Michigan and attending Huntington (W.V.) Prep announced on Twitter his top eight schools. Kentucky is considered the team to beat in his Crystal Ball. Michigan State was the early on favorite before Kentucky offered. Indiana has strong ties to his high school. Michigan, Iowa State, N.C. State and Louisville most would consider to follow these three. And then North Carolina has just begun to recruit him. (Carolina Blue)

Seventh Woods Showing Complete Game on Under Armour Association Circuit

There was a lot of hoopla when Seventh Woods arrived early on the scene a couple of years ago. Woods, a 6’2” shooting guard from Columbia, South Carolina (Hammond School), instantly became a mix-tape legend as a middle schooler with his jaw-dropping athleticism and dunking ability. His clips are still widely viewed on YouTube. Well, just a few years later, Woods is still wowing scouts and onlookers alike. (Today's)

UNC in touch with Sacha Killeya-Jones

The UNC basketball staff is in touch with Sacha Killeya-Jones (Chapel Hill, NC/Virginia Episcopal School), a four-star power forward. Killeya-Jones confirmed he has been in contact with UNC and that he does have interest in the Tar Heels. Killeya-Jones de-committed from Virginia on June 2nd. He has 15 offers including Wake Forest, Georgetown, and Notre Dame, among others. Killeya-Jones visited UNC for the 2014 Late Night with Roy event in the Dean Dome. (Carolina Blue)

Scout.com Updated 2016 Basketball Top 100

With the spring coming to an end and the summer getting ready to gear up, Scout's basketball recruiting team has updated the 2016 top 100. The top three, of Harry Giles, Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum, remained the same, but there were plenty of big movers in the new batch of rankings. The truth is you could make a case for any of these three players as the top prospect in the class. But someone has to be one and Giles is currently slotted at that spot. (Scout.com)

Jayson Tatum aims for pre-fall commitment, notes North Carolina’s NCAA issues

Jayson Tatum is considered to be one of the best players in the Class of 2016. In the spring Tatum trimmed his list down to just four schools- Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina and Saint Louis; three traditional powers and the hometown school where his father Justin played during the 1990’s. Tatum will likely make his college decision “in the next month or two.” Also of note is the fact that North Carolina’s ongoing NCAA investigation is a concern. (NBC Sports)

Jalek Felton ready to display skills on world stage

Jalek Felton has played with some of the nation’s best basketball players during various tournaments and showcases around the country. Now, the Mullins rising junior will showcase his skills on a global stage this week as part of the Team USA’s entry in the Men’s 3x3 U18 World Championships in Debreceen, Hungary. The four-day tournament begins Thursday and runs through Sunday. (SC Now)

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

Monday, September 28, 2015
On an in-home visit with 4-star stretch forward Lauri Markkanen in Helsinki, Finland.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
On an in-home visit with 2016 4-star center Udoka Azubuike in Jacksonville, FL

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Visiting 2016 PF Harry Giles at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Visiting with 2016 5-star shooting guard Rawle Alkins at Word of God Academy in Raleigh, NC

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Visiting 2016 PF Harry Giles at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Edrice Adebayo2016 PF
Rawle Alkins2016 SG
Jarrett Allen2016 PF
Harry Giles2016 PF
Dewan Huell2016 PF
Malik Monk2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 PG
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 SG
Tony Bradley2016 C

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