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)
Romeo Langford Lists UNC in Top 10The No. 2 player in the class of 2018 is starting to narrow his sights. New Albany (Indiana) guard Romeo Langford announced a top 10 Tuesday. The 247Sports Composite five-star guard named Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, N.C. State, Purdue, Vanderbilt and UCLA as the schools standing out for him at the moment. (247 Sports)
Roy Williams offers 2017 5-star SF Jarred VanderbiltNorth Carolina continues to offer 2017 recruits as the Tar Heels attempt to lock down a few more commitments for the 2017 class. The move now is for 2017 small forward Jarred Vanderbilt (Bellaire, TX/Victory Prep), a 6-8 five-star prospect from Texas. UNC offered Vanderbilt last week, InsideCarolina.com reported on Tuesday. (Carolina Blue)
Jericho Sims gets Kansas offer; North Carolina next?If the Minnesota Gophers want senior Jericho Sims, they will now have to beat out at least one national championship contender. The Kansas Jayhawks started following Sims last year, but they saw enough during the open July evaluation period to make him a priority. North Carolina is showing increased interest. And the word is an offer from the Tar Heels could be coming soon. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Video: Jalek Felton is a Floor GeneralJalek Felton is a 6'3 point guard, ranked #24 overall in 2017 by ESPN. He is committed to North Carolina and will play at Gray Collegiate Academy for his senior year.
Kris Wilkes Cuts List to Five, Eliminates UNCNow the real battle begins for highly-sought basketball prospect Kris Wilkes. The North Central (Indianapolis) standout, ranked No. 15 on the 247sports national composite, cut his list to five schools on Sunday. Wilkes said he’d consider Indiana, Illinois, UCLA, UConn and Xavier moving forward. “I think it came down to having strong relationships with those schools,” Wilkes said. (Indianapolis Star)
Analysis: UNC recruit PF Isaiah Stokes2017 power forward Isaiah Stokes emerged as a UNC target a few weeks after the July evaluation period. The 6-8, 285-pound recruit from Tennessee earned an offer from UNC on Aug. 2, becoming one of a few big men the TAr Heels are targeting for this cycle. A former elite offensive tackle (holds multiple SEC offers) who decided to focus solely on basketball, Stokes is a unique recruit. (Carolina Blue)
|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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