adidas Gaunlet Finale Recap: Weatherspoon, Williamson2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon was electric with his pull-up J, was an elite finisher in transition, and put the clamps on defensively. Ranked around #75 in the nation by most, Weatherspoon is vastly underrated and should be in the mix for a McDonald’s All-American selection. Also, If you need someone to win you a game today, there may not be anyone better than Zion Williamson. (SLAM Online)
Video: Mohamed Bamba Peach Jam HighlightsHighlights of Westtown's (PA) 5-Star power forward Mohamed Bamba at the 2016 Nike EYBL Peach Jam. Bamba holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina and is considering the Tar Heels along with several other high-profile programs.
5-star forward Kevin Knox releases top 10Kevin Knox, the No. 6 overall player in the Class of 2017, has released his top-10 list of schools. Alabama, Arizona, Duke, Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky, LSU, Miami, North Carolina and Villanova are the last teams standing for Knox. The 6-foot-8 small forward won a gold medal with USA Basketball at the FIBA U17 World Championship earlier this month. (247 Sports)
Video: NY2LA Nick Weatherspoon InterviewThe best performance of Friday at the NY2LA Summer came from Mississippi native Nick Weatherspoon (UNC offer), who torched the nets from long distance and showed an impressive scoring arsenal. Schools discussed In the video: NC State, Ohio State, Mississippi State, UNC, and Iowa State
Video: Jalek Felton leads Team Felton comeback against Florida Vipers in UAA FinalsTeam Felton goes head to head against the Florida Vipers in an amazing comeback game during the Under Armour Finals. UNC commit Jalek Felton (#5 in white) finished with 16 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals as Team Felton overcame a 19-point deficit to claim the win.
Video: Andrew Platek 2016 Peach Jam HighlightsHighlights of class of 2017 Northfield Mount Hermon School (Mass.) and Albany City Rocks guard Andrew Platek (UNC offer) in the Nike EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam.
UAA Finals: Devon Dotson DeliversDevon Dotson’s leadership was on full display in Team Charlotte’s 87-67 win over KC Run GMC. Dotson did his fair share of scoring as his jump shot looked as good as ever, but he did a really good job of balancing his roles of scoring and distributing the ball to teammates. “UNC, NC State, Florida, Clemson, Wake Forest, Georgia, and Tennessee are all talking to me.” (Rivals.com)
A look at the top targets for UNC basketball in the class of 2017A slew of the top players and a who’s who of college coaches were gathered at the Peach Jam basketball tournament this past week. Coach Roy Williams was in attendance to watch many of the top recruits for North Carolina. All this recruiting got us thinking about the class of 2017. So let’s take a look at some of the players UNC is targeting. (Tar Heel Blog)
Four-Star PG Nick Weatherspoon Releases Top 10On Thursday morning, 4-star point guard Nick Weatherspoon became one step closer to making his college decision. The elite prospect released his top 10 schools, and his list is quite impressive. In alphabetical order, Weatherspoon's top schools are Georgetown, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, UNC, NC State and Ohio State. (Campus Insiders)
UNC's 2017 Big men targetsNorth Carolina has to sign a big class in 2017. Specifically, the Heels need to sign at least three big men. So, who is UNC targeting? The Tar Heels have offered P.J. Washington, Mohamed Bamba, Wendell Carter, and Jeremiah Tilmon so far. Tilmon committed to Illinois earlier this week. This leaves a few know names with Tar Heel offers and a few more options that UNC is showing definite interest in: (Carolina Blue)
Mohamed Bamba Motivated for Gold Medal with USA BasketballOn the recruiting front, Mohamed Bamba still plans to cut his list to 10 in August. "At some point in August, I'm not sure when," he said. Among the coaches on hand for him (and/or Quade Green) at Peach Jam were UNC's Roy Williams, Kentucky's John Calipari, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, Syracuse's Jim Boeheim, and UConn's Kevin Ollie. (Zag's Blog)
Bamba, Washington, Coleman Named to USA Basketball U18 RosterUSA Basketball on Tuesday announced the 12-man roster for the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Valdivia, Chile July 13-17. The cuts included Miles Bridges, Brandon McCoy, John Petty, Lonnie Walker, Kris Wilkes and Cassius Winston. UNC recruits making the team included center Mohamed Bamba, power forward P.J. Washington, and point guard Matt Coleman. (Zag's Blog)
5 things to watch in Under Armour Association finalsDefending champion Team Charlotte comes in with the best record in the regular season at 11-1 and is led by guards Ty-Shon Alexander and Devon Dotson (UNC offer). North Carolina commit Jalek Felton is ranked No. 24 in the ESPN 100 for the Class of 2017. Team Felton was 7-5 in the regular season, but with one of the best players on its side, there's always a chance. (USA Today)
P.J. Washington on UNC: "I can see myself going there"In an interview at this past weekend's Peach Jam, 2017 five-star power forward P.J. Washington discussed a few of the schools in his top group. North Carolina, Kentucky, Arizona, and Texas remain the programs most likely to land official visit from the 6-7 recruit. Washington says he wants to take his official visits and then make a decision in December or January. (Carolina Blue)
Five Observations from the Peach JamEntering July, many believed that Mohamed Bamba could push for the No. 1 spot in the Class of 2017 because of his insane measurables and increasing skill level. Let’s face it: there just aren’t many dudes playing basketball that are pushing 7-feet tall with a 7’9? wingspan that move so well. He’s a freak. But for as much upside as Bamba has, he’s still way more raw than anticipated. (NBC Sports)
|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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