Elite sophomore Matthew Hurt taking offOn Monday, Sean Miller and Arizona offered a scholarship to Matthew Hurt. They join Kansas, North Carolina, UCLA, Virginia, Minnesota (where Hurt's brother Michael Hurt is a freshman on the basketball team), Louisville, Iowa State, Iowa, Marquette, Nebraska, N.C. State, Wisconsin, Xavier and Oregon as programs who have offered scholarships. (Rivals.com)
Five-star forward Mohamed Bamba on what fuels his grindThe greatest motivating factor for Mohamed Bamba: “The odds that are stacked against me to fulfill my dream; not just for the NBA but to get a basketball scholarship. There’s a slim chance for both if you look at the numbers. That’s what I think about every time that I take the court. I’ve got to make it. I’m a young, black man in Harlem and you see a lot in my environment. I want to beat the odds.” (USA Today)
Zion Williamson says UNC among four schools recruiting him the hardestRecently named the No. 1 prospect in the 2018 Top247, Zion Williamson says that four school are recruiting him the hardest. Williamson, a 6-7, 210-pound combo forward from Spartanburg (S.C.) Day School, said he is hearing the most from Clemson, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. Duke and Kentucky are also recruiting him but neither program has offered. (Carolina Blue)
UNC commit Jalek Felton shares MVP honor at Under Armor's Elite 24Jalek Felton, a top 30 recruit who has committed to UNC, was a co-MVP at Saturday’s Under Armor Elite 24. The showcase, played in the shadow of the New York City skyline on an outdoor court at Brooklyn Pier Park, is the culmination of Under Armor’s summer circuit. Felton, a 6-3 point guard from Mullins, South Carolina, was one of six players to share the MVP honor. (Fayetteville Observer)
Zion Williamson adds to amazing summer with Elite 24Fresh off his win Friday in the Elite 24 dunk contest, Zion Williamson closed out warmups before Saturday’s game by reprising his spectacular between the legs contest-winning slam. He executed flawlessly, and got the crowd at Brooklyn Bridge Park buzzing. That’s not unusual these days. Lately, Zion Williamson just seems to generate buzz wherever he goes. (USA Today)
Video: Jalek Felton discusses winning Elite 24 Co-MVPNorth Carolina commit Jalek Felton took home co-MVP at the 2016 Elite 24 after scoring 16 points on 8-for-16 shooting and tossing out four assists.
Felton wins 3-point contest, Williamson wins dunk contest at Elite 24Zion Williamson took home the slam dunk contest at the Under Armour Elite24 on Friday night. Williamson, a 6-7 small forward, put on a show before a national television audience on ESPNU. It was a South Carolina sweep as Jalek Felton from Gray Collegiate won the three-point contest. Felton is a four-star UNC commit. The Elite 24 game is Saturday (7:30 ET, ESPNU). (USA Today)
Kevin Knox to Cut List Again, Uncertain on Package With Carter and TrentHaving already cut his list to 10 schools, Kevin Knox plans to trim his list again sometime in the near future. "I'm going to narrow down to five or six probably next month," the 6-foot-8 Class of 2017 small forward from Tampa (FL) told SNY.tv Friday. Knox's current list includes Duke, North Carolina, Miami, Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Villanova, Florida State and Arizona. (Zag's Blog)
Video: Zion Williamson is unstoppable in transition2018 5-star small forward Zion Williamson highlights from 2016 Adidas Uprising and Adidas Nations. Williamson holds an offer from North Carolina and is also considering Kentucky, Duke, Clemson and Arizona.
Video: Jalek Felton Learns From Steph CurryJalek Felton is not only one of the top point guards in the nation but he also has NBA bloodlines being the nephew of LA Clippers' point guard Raymond Felton. The UNC-bound PG had a big summer and, along the way, learned from the best point guard in the world, Steph Curry.
2018 6’7 PG Rechon Black may be the best talent in high schoolUNC’s 2018 PG Commit Rechon “Leaky” Black may be the most intriguing prospect in all of high school basketball. He’s a legit 6’7? with limbs that suggest he will grow another 2-3 inches. He plays pace and uses his long arms to be disruptive on the defensive end. Black has made steady improvements and few guards make better reads off of the pick & roll. (The Hoops Column)
Class of 17: No. 8 Westtown School (N.Y.) forward Mohamed BambaTo hear Mohamed Bamba tell it, his emergence wasn’t something you could see coming from day one; hard to believe for a player being pursued by the likes of Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, UNC, Indiana, Texas, Louisville and Villanova. “I definitely wasn’t the best guy on the court from the time I started playing; I might’ve been the tallest, but I definitely wasn’t the best.” (USA Today)
P.J. Washington, John Petty package deal 'very possible'Five-star prospects P.J. Washington (UNC offer) and John Petty of Team Penny are two of the top basketball recruits in the 2017 class. Is it possible they remain teammates at the college level? In a video interview with Krossover TV, Washington says it's 'very possible.' "I feel like I could play with John in college. I feel like it's very possible. It might happen." (247 Sports)
Devon Dotson, Coby White tie for top recruit in N.C. 2018 clasProvidence Day junior point guard Devon Dotson and Wilson Greenfield’s Coby White are tied at No. 1 in the latest Phenom Hoop Report rankings for high school basketball recruits in the N.C. class of 2018. Earlier this summer, White received an offer to play at UNC and committed to the Tar Heels a few days later. Dotson has more than a dozen offers, including UNC. (Charlotte Observer)
Cox Mill’s Wendell Moore Jr. is the state’s top basketball recruit in the class of 2019Cox Mill High’s Wendell Moore is the No. 1 recruit in North Carolina among rising sophomores, according to the Phenom Hoop Report, a regional recruiting service. In February, he picked up an offer from North Carolina, a rare freshman to get an offer from Tar Heels coach Roy Williams. Moore also has offers from Charlotte, Georgia, N.C. State, Tennessee and Wake Forest. (Charlotte Observer)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailThursday, February 23, 2017|
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic CenterTuesday, February 21, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic CenterFriday, February 10, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in his game at New Albany High School in New Albany, INTuesday, February 07, 2017
Watching 2018 4 star small forward Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer) play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NCWednesday, January 25, 2017
Watching class of 2020 PF Isaiah Todd (John Marshall HS) at his game in Richmond, VA
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