Video: Dennis Smith, Jr. Summer HighlightsDennis Smith Jr., one of the top players in the Class of 2016, suffered a torn ACL at the adidas Nations Camp in Long Beach, California. However, while Smith faces the challenge of rehabbing from the injury, it hasn’t changed his status as one of the most sought-after recruits around.
EYBL Select Team Recap11 five-star prospects were selected by Nike to play for the EYBL Select Team in the Bahamas. The players went through a pair of competitive practices and played against the Bahamian Select Team on Saturday. De'Aaron Fox played as well as any prospect in the country in July and he certainly didn’t disappoint with the EYBL Select Team. Fox recently narrowed his list of schools to Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, North Carolina and NC State. (Scout.com)
Miles Bridges schedules official visit to UNCMiles Bridges, the No. 3 small forward in the 2016 class, will take an official visit to North Carolina over the weekend of Oct. 24th, the prospect tells Evan Daniels of Scout.com. Late Night with Roy, North Carolina's annual basketball kickoff celebration, will be held that Friday, Oct, 23rd. The Tar Heels also take on Virginia in Kenan Stadium that Saturday. Bridges was offered by UNC on July 14th. (Carolina Blue)
Seventh Woods cuts list to UNC, Georgetown, South Carolina and FloridaSeventh Woods gained national acclaim for his incredible dunking ability at just 14 years ago off the strength of a mixtape that has now been viewed more than 13 million times. Woods is now entering his senior season at South Carolina's Hammond High School, and he's getting closer to making his college decision. Woods is down to four schools, according to ESPN's Jeff Borzello. His choices are North Carolina, Georgetown, South Carolina and Florida. (SB Nation)
Javin DeLaurier Sets Official VisitsJavin DeLaurier has set several official visits, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-9 power forward from Charlottesville (Va.) St. Anne’s-Belfield and Team Loaded will visit Notre Dame (Sept. 5) and Texas (Sept. 12). He’s also setting up visits to Princeton (Sept. 19) and Stanford (Oct. 3). Virginia Tech, Miami, Louisville, Cal, North Carolina and Florida remain in the mix, he told Hoopseen.com. (Zag's Blog)
Sacha Killeya-Jones Commits to KentuckyFour-star power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones has offered up a verbal commitment to John Calipari and Kentucky. Killeya-Jones, a 6-foot-10 power forward out of Lynchburg (Va.) Virginia Episcopal School, picked Kentucky over scholarship offers from North Carolina, N.C. State, Kansas, Florida and a host of schools. Killeya-Jones, who is originally from Chapel Hill (N.C.), is currently ranked as the No. 9 power forward and the No. 47 recruit in 2016. (Scout.com)
UNC offers 2017 power forward Wendell CarterWendell Carter Jr – like Jalek Felton – is an exception in the class of 2017. Carter, a 6-10, 250-pound center from the Pace Academy in Atlanta, picked up a scholarship offer from Roy Williams and the Tar Heels on Tuesday night. He’s the No. 2 overall player in his class and the second, along with Felton, to receive an UNC offer. “They did offer him,” Wendell Carter Sr. confirmed. (Inside Carolina)
Seventh Woods focused on four and preparing for visitsPoint guard Seventh Woods of Hammond (S.C.) is in the final stages of his recruiting process and is down to a final four, his coach said Monday. Coach Mark McClam said Woods will announce his four schools on Twitter sometime soon. "I met with him and his dad last week and we talked at length about the recruiting process," McClam said. "He's got options and it's time to narrow this down and make a decision pretty soon. He's down to the schools he likes." (Palmetto Sports)
Harry Giles sets official visit datesElite power forward Harry Giles has scheduled his five official visits according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Giles will visit Wake Forest on 9/19, North Carolina on 9/25, Kansas on 10/10, Kentucky on 10/16 and Duke on 10/31. 6-10, 210-pounds and out of High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian High School, Giles is ranked No. 2 in the Top247 and No. 1 in the 247Sports Composite. (247 Sports)
5-star SG Terrance Ferguson commits to AlabamaAvery Johnson has given the Crimson Tide hoops program its identity back. After not only salvaging, but also adding to the 2015 class, Johnson hauled in his guy Monday afternoon when Terrance Ferguson, a 2016 five-star shooting guard from Dallas, Texas, committed to Alabama. Standing at 6-foot-7, 180-pounds, Ferguson is rated the No. 2 shooting guard and the No. 11 overall player in the country per the 247Sports Composite. (247 Sports)
Video: Jalek Felton Summer HighlightsSummer highlights of 5-star guard and 2017 North Carolina commit Jalek Felton.
Video: Edrice Adebayo Summer HighlightsSummer highlights of 2016 5-star power forward Edrice Adebayo, who holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina and is also seriously considering NC State, Louisville, and Wake Forest, among others.
Edrice Adebayo to transfer to High Point Christian AcademyHigh school basketball star Edrice Adebayo, also known as “Bam Bam,” will be transferring to High Point Christian Academy for his senior year, his guardian, Eric Peartree, told ESPN. Adebayo previously attended Northside High School in Pinetown, N.C. Adebayo is considered one of the top prep players in the country and has already received offers from multiple Division 1 schools such as UNC, NC State, Wake Forest, and Louisville. (WNCT)
Four-star shooting guard Brandon Robinson cuts list to five2016 shooting guard Brandon Robinson improved his stock in the month of July, as his ability to knock down perimeter shots at a consistent rate was on full display. Saturday evening Robinson, who had originally cut his list to ten schools, announced that he’s now considering five programs with four in the ACC. Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina and Maryland made the cut, with the Terrapins being the lone non-ACC school on the list. Update: Robinson reportedly says he has NOT trimmed his list. (NBC Sports)
Five-star PG De'Aaron Fox cuts list to 7Five-star point guard De'Aaron Fox narrowed his list of schools to seven, he told Scout Friday. Fox, a standout at Katy (Tex.) Cypress Lakes, is now only considering Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, North Carolina and NC State. Fox broke down what he likes about each school. UNC: "It might be funny in a way, but (Roy Williams has) developed left handed point guards like Kendall Marshall, Nate Britt and the other guys he’s had. You want to walk into that type of situation." (Scout.com)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailSunday, April 24, 2016|
Watching 2019 F Matthew Hurt, 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 SG Zion Williamson at the adidas Uprising event in Atlanta, GA4/22/2016 - 4/23/2016
Watching 2017 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2017 PG Trevon Duval, 2018 PG Devon Dotson, 2018 SF Cameron Reddish, 2017 C Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, 2017 SG Brandon Randolph, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 SG Lonnie Walker in Indianapolis, INWednesday, April 20, 2016
Visiting previously offered 2017 5 star center Jeremiah Tilmon in La Porte, IndianaTuesday, April 19, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FLMonday, April 18, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 PF P.J. Washington in Dallas, TX
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