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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)

Seventh Woods selected to USA Basketball trials roster

Class of 2016 guard Seventh Woods (Columbia/Hammond) has been selected to take part in the 2015 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Championship Team Training Camp. USA Basketball selected 24 players for the trials and the roster will be pared down to 12 players after the two-week evaluation period, which begins on June 12 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The USA will look to defend its gold medal June 27-July 5 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. (Carolina Blue)

Sacha Killeya-Jones reopens recruitment

Sacha Killeya-Jones is no longer committed to Virginia. The top-100 big man spoke to Tony Bennett and informed the Cavaliers that he’d like to reopen his recruitment. Killeya-Jones has been on a precipitous rise over the past 12 months, so it’s understandable if his world moved a little more quickly than he may have expected. That said, the skilled and polished frontcourt scorer decided to open things up heading toward the July live period. (Scout.com)

Trae Young, Michael Porter planning package deal for college hoops

Which pair of basketball recruits plans to join forces in college from the 2017 class? Meet Mokan Elite (Kan.) duo Michael Porter Jr. and Trae Young. “Yep we’re gonna do it,” Young said. “We’re putting it out there that we’re gonna play together.” They’ve certainly got the talent. Young is on everyone’s short list for top point guard in the class and Porter, who is ranked No. 2 overall in the ESPN 25, is quickly gaining the “next big thing” buzz. Young and Porter said they plan to setup their lists based on schools who want them both. (USA Today)

Edrice "Bam" Adebayo Update

Fresh off a MVP-winning performance at the Big Shots basketball event in Greensboro, North Carolina, five-star power forward Edrice "Bam" Adebayo (Pinetown, NC/Northside) and his mentor Eric Peartree spoke with CarolinaBlue to update his recruitment. Adebayo currently has offers from 12 schools including UNC, Kansas, N.C. State, East Carolina, and Wake Forest, among others. There is a plan to cut the list down in July. Right now there are no recruiting trips scheduled. (Carolina Blue)

USA U16: Monday Top Performers

On the final day before the USA U16 team is cut from 17 to 12, the participants took part in a pair of practices that included scrimmaging, putting in offenses and working on their press. One of the top post prospects in attendance is 6-foot-10, strongly built center Wendell Carter. Carter picked it up on Monday and showed why he’s considered an elite prospect in the 2017 class. Recruiting: Duke, Kentucky, Harvard, Georgia, North Carolina, Kansas, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest (Scout.com)

Maverick Rowan Lists Top 6 Schools

Maverick Rowan Tweeted on Monday that his top six consists of UCLA, St. John’s, North Carolina, N.C. State, Louisville and Wisconsin. It remains unclear if he will go to college in 2015 or ’16. Because he has developed skill across many facets of the game, Rowan has picked up offers from Florida, Iowa State, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State, Pittsburgh, UCLA, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. (Zag's Blog)

Jalek Felton representing Team USA in Europe

Class of 2017 North Carolina commit Jalek Felton (Mullins, SC) will represent the United States in the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships. The event takes place in Hungary over June 4-7 and places some of the best young places against each other in three on three competition. Felton and his teammates will be heading over to Europe this week. (Carolina Blue)

2016 Star Jayson Tatum Talks Schools, Will Commit When ‘Comfortable’

On April 10, Jayson Tatum narrowed his recruitment to four schools: Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Saint Louis. North Carolina is the school that he has yet to check out. “I haven’t visited there yet, but they have a great program,” he said. He’ll make it out to Chapel Hill eventually, but doesn’t have a date picked out yet for that visit or any other official visits he might take. “I don’t have a timeline for my decision or visits,” he said. “I’m not sure when I’ll take officials to Kentucky or North Carolina, but I’m sure I’ll get to those." (Zag's Blog)

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

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Rawle Alkins2016 SG
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 SG
Udoka Azubuike2016 C
Tony Bradley2016 C
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 PG

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