Second Evaluation Period Top PerformersMohamed Bamba continues to assert himself as one of the best players on the EYBL circuit. Bamba has always possessed a ton of talent and a world of potential, but now he is beginning to turn that potential into consistent production. Currently Bamba isn’t really naming schools, but Kentucky, Duke, UNC, Villanova, Wake Forest, Kansas, and others seem to be showing a ton of attention. (Scout.com)
Six Takeaways from the Nike EYBL and Under Armour Association IndianapolisThe Nike EYBL and Under Armour Association made stops in the Indianapolis area this weekend during the second (and final) weekend college coaches could be out this spring for the live evaluation period. It meant that most of the elite players and top programs found their way to the area. Here’s a look at some storylines from the weekend, including a look at some of the top players in the class. (NBC Sports)
2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon Hears from UNCThere were plenty of impressive performances at the adidas Gauntlet this past weekend in Atlanta, but arguably the top overall performer was MBA Hoops 2017 guard Nick Weatherspoon. Weatherspoon told Scout that he’s hearing a lot from Mississippi State, Iowa State, NC State, Indiana and Ohio State. UNC called him for the first time this week and Louisville offered him a scholarship Sunday. (Scout.com)
High major schools recruiting 2018 forward Jairus HamiltonEarlier this month 2018 combination forward Jairus Hamilton entered Scout’s updated top 40 list at No. 29. During the second evaluation period at the adidas Gauntlet, the Concord (N.C.) Cannon School standout certainly lived up to that lofty ranking. Hamilton told Scout that UNC, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Duke, Virginia and Kansas are among the schools involved in his recruitment. (Scout.com)
Video: Highlights of 2017 SF Kevin Knox from Nike EYBLKevin Knox is Scout's 6th ranked 2017 prospect. Here are highlights of Knox at the Nike EYBL, courtesy of Scout.com. Duke, Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina are among the schools heavily involved with his recruitment.
Indy-area is recruiting central for college basketball this weekOh, the teams you could put together with the high school basketball talent coming to the Indianapolis area this weekend. Nike and Under Armour – two of the major players on the grassroots basketball scene – are bringing events to the metro area. The tournaments fall during the second and final NCAA evaluation period of the spring, meaning college coaches will be front and center for the action. (Indianapolis Star)
Mohamed Bamba aims to narrow list by AugustOn the recruiting front, UNC, Wake Forest, Duke, UConn and Indiana saw 2017 center Mohamed Bamba recently at the Westtown (Pa.) School. His last visit was to Villanova. Bamba continues to talk to his close friend Wendell Carter Jr., about possibly teaming up -- with Duke a serious contender for both. Bamba said he hopes to cut his list by end of summer. (Zag's Blog)
UNC commit Leaky Black named MaxPreps All-AmericanRechon “Leaky” Black of the Concord High basketball team is the only North Carolina player to make the MaxPreps sophomore All-American team. Black, a 6-7 point guard, has committed to North Carolina. He was also named to the N.C. Associated Press all-state team. Black is only the third sophomore in UNC coach Roy Williams' coaching career to earn a scholarship offer. (Charlotte Observer)
Video: Mohamed Bamba Highlights from EYBL BrooklynHighlights of 6'11" 2017 5-star center Mohamad Bamba from last weekend's EYBL event in Brooklyn, NY. Bamba holds a scholarship offer from UNC as well as Duke, Villanova, Kentucky, Arizona, and Indiana, among others.
Roy Williams visits five-star power forward Jeremiah TilmonRoy Williams visited power forward P.J. Washington (Dallas, TX/Findlay Prep) on Monday, Kevin Knox (Tampa, FL/Tampa Catholic) on Tuesday, and based on a report by Scout.com's Evan Daniels, Roy spent time with Jeremiah Tilmon (East Saint Louis, IL/La Lumiere School) on Wednesday. Tilmon is a 6-10 power forward who goes to school in Indiana but is from East Saint Louis. (Carolina Blue)
Tar Heels check in on Devon DotsonNorth Carolina coach Roy Williams and his staff were at all four of 2018 point guard Devon Dotson's AAU games over the weekend. The Charlotte native is one of the best point guards in the 2018 class. Dotson already has 12 offers, including UNC, Tennessee, Wake Forest, NC State, Florida, Clemson and Georgia. The Tar Heels offered Dotson in January after he visited for a game. (Keeping It Heel)
Brandon Robinson named all-state by USA TodayDouglas County guard Brandon Robinson continues to be among the elite in the Georgia when it comes to postseason accolades. The 6-foot-5 guard was named to the USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Georgia Boys Basketball Team. He was one of five to make the second team on the national publication’s all-state squad. It was the latest in postseason accolades that the UNC signee has received. (Times-Georgian)
Evaluation Period: UNC's 2018 basketball recruiting targetsAfter the first evaluation weekend, North Carolina's 2018 basketball recruiting targets are becoming more clear. With little time to see prospects, the UNC staff prioritizes which players they watch and which players deserve attention or further evaluation. Here is a list of UNC's 2018 basketball recruiting targets based on who the Tar Heel staff observed last weekend. (Carolina Blue)
Video: Kevin Knox Brooklyn EYBL HighlightsKevin Knox had an extremely productive weekend in Brooklyn for the first session of the NIKE EYBL. Knox's E1T1 team is off to a 2-1 start, and the class of 2017 small forward has received offers from UNC, Kentucky and Villanova, among others.
Seventh Woods Named To ALL-USA South Carolina Boys Basketball TeamUSA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA South Carolina Boys Basketball Team. A top national recruit and a North Carolina signee, point guard Seventh Woods persevered through an injury-riddled senior campaign to lead Hammond to the South Carolina Independent School Association Class 3A semifinals with averages of 18 points and 5 assists per game. (USA Today)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailTuesday, September 27, 2016|
Watching 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, SC.Monday, September 26, 2016
Visiting 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manly in Pickerington, OHSaturday, September 24, 2016
Hosting P.J. Washington (official visit), Coby White, David McCormack, Wendell Moore, and Christian Brown on visits to Chapel Hill.Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Watching 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford in New Albany, INTuesday, September 20, 2016
Visiting 2019 5 star combo forward Matthew Hurt in Rochester, MN
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