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Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum considering package deal

Harry Giles called Jayson Tatum his "best friend"; they roomed together in Crete, just as they did at the FIBA U17 Worlds in Dubai last summer, and both want to chase a national championship in 2016-17, what'll likely be their lone college season. Teaming up in college, Giles said, "is mostly definitely what we talk about," and Tatum called it a "pretty strong possibility." Giles and Tatum have three overlapping schools on their lists: Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina. (Sports Illustrated)

Fresh Off Gold Medals, Tatum, Giles Expected to Draw Big Crowds at Peach Jam

Fresh off winning gold medals with the USA U19 team at the World Championship in Greece on Sunday, 2016 stars Jayson Tatum and Harry Giles are expected to compete this week at the Nike Peach Jam. The 6-foot-8 Tatum will play with the St. Louis Eagles, while the 6-10 Giles is on the CP3 roster. The teams are in different pools in the Under-17 bracket and won’t meet during pool play, which begins Thursday at 9 a.m. (Zag's Blog)

USA Beats Croatia in Overtime to Win FIBA U19 World Championship

Facing its toughest game of the tournament, the United States defended its U19 title with a 79-71 overtime victory over Croatia in the gold-medal game of the FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Greece. One day after dropping 30 points on the Italians in the semifinals, Villanova freshman Jalen Brunson went for 14 points, 2016 star forward Harry Giles came on strong late and finished with 13 points and 16 rebounds and Jayson Tatum added 13 points. (Zag's Blog)

Video: Top 2016 basketball recruit Harry Giles having huge summer

Harry Giles of Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.) is validating his place atop the 247Sports Composite for the Class of 2016 this summer. Giles, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound power forward, is one of four rising high school seniors currently in Greece with USA Basketball's U19 team. Through three games, he is averaging 13.6 points and 8.3 rebounds — playing less than 20 minutes in all three. (MaxPreps)

Dennis Smith shines at Stephen Curry camp, heads next to adidas Gauntlet

Fayetteville point guard Dennis Smith Jr. has a big week ahead in Atlanta, but let's rewind first to the show he put on in front of Stephen Curry, the 2015 NBA MVP and starting point guard for the league champion Golden State Warriors. Check out these highlights. Next up for Smith, fellow in-state recruit Edrice Adebayo and their Team Loaded travel squad is the adidas Uprising Gauntlet Finale in Atlanta from July 8-11. (Fayetteville Observer)

Peach Jam will have Tobacco Road flavor

Each July, the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta, South Carolina, becomes the epicenter of college basketball. The Nike EYBL Finals, or what's more commonly referred to as the Peach Jam, brings together many of the top high school players and the big name coaches trying to land them. Harry Giles, a 6-foot-10 center from Winston-Salem, is the top ranked player in the class of 2016. He'll be on hand with his CP3 team. Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest are among his top suitors. (Fayetteville Observer)

5-star PF Dewan Huell has strong bond with FSU

Five-star power forward Dewan Huell is in no rush to decide where he'll play college basketball. But Leonard Hamilton and the Florida State coaching staff have made their mark with Huell, according to his coach Lawton Williams from Norland High School in Miami. Huell, a 6-10, 206-pounder in the Class of 2016, posted on Twitter in April that he's deciding between FSU, Miami, Florida, Louisville, Kansas, Notre Dame, North Carolina, South Carolina, LSU, Maryland, and USF. (Tallahassee Democrat)

Video: Seventh Woods Updates Recruitment

During the Stephen Curry Select camp in Oakland, Calif., Seventh Woods sat down with Scout to discuss his recruitment and which schools are making him a priority. Recruiting Interest: South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Louisville and Georgetown (Scout.com)

Sacha Killeya-Jones discusses UNC offer

CarolinaBlue caught up with Sacha Killeya-Jones to discuss his UNC offer, the Tar Heel offense, and his general recruitment. What does the UNC offer mean to you? Killeya-Jones: "It means a lot to get an offer from UNC. Its a great program. Coach Williams is a Hall of Fame coach. Obviously its great to get an offer from your hometown school. I know a lot about them. So its an honor to get an offer from UNC. It means a lot to me." (Carolina Blue)

Video: Dennis Smith Interview & Update

Five-star lead guard Dennis Smith told Scout at the Stephen Curry Select Camp which schools are prioritizing him, where he wants to visit and who he's hoping to see in the future. Recruiting interest: Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest, Louisville and California (Scout.com)

2016 Basketball Top 100: Updated lists & evaluations

No. 1 Harry Giles, Class of 2016: Giles, who one NBA executive said was putting on a “video game” like performance at the USA Basketball U19 trials, cut his list of schools to Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State, Syracuse, UNLV and Wake Forest in early February. Giles has taken multiple unofficial visits to Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest, but has yet to take his first official visit. (Scout.com)

Harry Giles helps lead USA into Round of 16 at U19 FIBA Americas event

The United States led for 39:48 of the 40 minutes in beating Egypt 92-50 to close out the preliminary round in the FIBA U19 World Championship in Heraklion, Greece. The Americans will be the top seed in Group A in the quarterfinals Wednesday. Team USA places Argentina at 11:15 am ET. The U.S. team got 13 points apiece from Harry Giles, Caleb Swanigan and Jayson Tatum. Giles also had 12 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 18 minutes. He was 5 of 8 from the field. (USA Today)

Roy Williams Offers 2016 5-Star Center Jarrett Allen

North Carolina continues to expand its 2016 target list. Jarrett Allen, a 6-foot-10 post player, is the latest to pick up a scholarship offer from the Tar Heels. The Austin (Tex.) St. Stephen's Episcopal School standout picked up his UNC offer in a recent phone conversation with Roy Williams. “[Roy] called me,” Allen said. “He just liked how I played and he thought I was a good fit for North Carolina.” Allen also has offers from Notre Dame, Indiana, Florida, UCLA and Oregon. (Inside Carolina)

Maverick Rowan discusses his recruitment

Maverick Rowan, who recently reclassified to 2015, broke down his recent trip to St. John's and talked about the remaining schools on his list. Rowan has previously taken an official visit to Louisville. North Carolina, UCLA and others have also been involved in his recruitment. But Rowan tells Scout he’s down to N.C. State, St. John’s and Wisconsin. “It’s pretty much down to those three,” Rowan said. (Scout.com)

Video: Dewan Huell NBPA Top 100 Camp Highlights

Highlights of 2016 5-star power forward Dewan Huell (Miami, FL, Norland HS) at the recent NBPA Top 100 Camp. Huell holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina and is also considering Miami, Florida State, and Louisville. View Video...

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

Monday, November 02, 2015
Watching 2016 combo guard Seventh Woods work out at Hammond School in Columbia, SC

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Watching 2016 combo guard Seventh Woods work out at Hammond School in Columbia, SC

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

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