Previewing Wednesday's McDonald's All-American GameThe McDonald's All-American Game, featuring the top high school basketball players in the country, is set to tip off on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. Eastern at the United Center in Chicago and is scheduled to be televised on ESPN. Here's a rundown of what basketball fans should be watching for: UNC signee Tony Bradley Jr.: Skilled back-to-the-basket scorer; has improved his conditioning; overall skilled big man. (247 Sports)
Video: Tony Bradley discusses UNC, McDonald's All-American GameNorth Carolina signee Tony Bradley discussed McDonald's All-American week and his future at North Carolina.
Video: Rechon "Leaky" Black Sophomore MixTapeHighlights of Rechon Black's sophomore season at Concord High School (NC). "Leaky", as he is known, is a versatile 6'7 point guard, committed to play at North Carolina in 2018.
Seventh Woods named Player of the Year by The StateSeventh Woods and Chevez Goodwin tried to make a name for themselves during their careers at Hammond. The duo did just that, and put the Skyhawks in the national spotlight in the process. Goodwin and Woods also picked up their share of individual accolades, including sharing The State’s Midlands Boys Basketball Player of the Year honor. (The State)
Get2TheGame: Tony BradleyTony Bradley just looks like a basketball player. At 6'9, 230 pounds, with long arms and good touch around the hoop, the North Carolina Tar Heels commit makes himself that much more valuable by playing hard on every play, running the court and rebounding. (Inside Carolina)
ESPN #2-ranked Wendell Carter Jr. talks basketballWendell Carter Jr. is ranked No. 2 overall in the ESPN 60 for 2017 and has the list of suitors to accompany that clout; North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Harvard, Stanford, Arizona, Connecticut and many others are all in hot pursuit. He led Pace Academy to a state title, scoring 30 points and grabbing 20 rebounds in a 65-43 win over Manchester last week. (11Alive.com)
Video: Kevin Knox - The Process6'8 Kevin Knox is a top 5 junior prospect from Tampa, Florida with a scholarship offer from UNC. View his highlights from the City Of Palms Classic, Rescue Rooter Hoopfest as well as a post and pre-game workout with Process Basketball's Akii Dean.
Jalek Felton still deciding where to play senior seasonJalek Felton will wait a little longer to decide where he’ll play his senior season in high school. Felton, the state’s top prospect for the Class of 2017, said Saturday he’ll wait until the school year ends at Mullins before announcing where he will go next year. The UNC commit is considering Gray Collegiate (SC), Greensboro Day (NC), Word of God Christian Academy (NC), Montverde (Fla.) and Oak Hill (Va.). (The State)
Interest grows for Turkish basketball star Omer YurtsevenOmer Yurtseven, a five-star 2016 prospect from Turkey, turned down a significant contract offer from Fenerbahçe to pursue his dream of playing college basketball. But the decision wasn’t easy. “Utah, Cal, Oregon, Miami, UNC, NC State, Arizona, Arizona State, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mizzou, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, USC and Texas are the ones that I’m in touch [with] right now,” Yurtseven told Scout. (Scout.com)
Tony Bradley Named Florida Mr. BasketballBartow center Tony Bradley has netted another honor to cap his senior year of high school. The UNC signee was named 2016 Florida Mr. Basketball on Friday. Bradley, who averaged 22.8 points, 12.6 rebounds and 3 blocks, has racked up honors in his senior season. He was named a McDonald's All-American, Jordan Brands All-American, and will play in the respective all-star games in the upcoming weeks. (The Ledger)
UNC watches a pair of 2017 guardsUNC assistant C.B. McGrath was at the National Prep Classic on Tuesday watching 2017 point guard Tremont Waters and 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek. Waters, a 5-11 prospect from South Kent School, is ranked No. 49 in the 247Sports Composite. Platek is 6-4, 190-pounds from Northfield Mount Hermon and is ranked No. 163. (Carolina Blue)
Five-star shooting guard Rawle Alkins commits to ArizonaArizona reeled in their third five-star prospect of the 2016 recruiting class on Monday. Rawle Alkins, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound wing from New York, verbally committed to Sean Miller and Arizona. Alkins selected the Wildcats over St. John’s and UNLV. North Carolina and North Carolina State also dabbled in the recruitment. (Scout.com)
Five-star junior Kevin Knox recaps UNC/Duke visitBy taking second visits in a month to both Duke and North Carolina over the weekend, five-star junior Kevin Knox has created a buzz. “(UNC) is a really good school. Their coaches love me. I talked to a lot of coaches and they took me around to the dorms and showed me campus. Their coaches are a little older than the Duke assistants so they had a different way to recruit me which was good.” (Rivals.com)
Rawle Alkins to Announce Monday NightRawle Alkins will end the suspense and make his college announcement Monday night at 9 p.m. on ESPNU. The 6-foot-4 Alkins will announce from among Arizona, St. John's, UNLV, N.C. State and North Carolina. Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas and Louisville had previously been on his list. Alkins recently took official visits to St. John's, UNLV and Arizona. (Zag's Blog)
Surratt brothers help send East Lincoln to 2nd straight basketball state finalEast Lincoln pulled away in the latter stages for a 64-52 victory over Forest Hills on Saturday in the N.C. 2A boys’ Western Regional final. East Lincoln’s Sage Surratt led all scorers with 32 points and was especially unstoppable during the first quarter when he was 6-of-6 from the field. Chazz Surratt dominated the third quarter, scoring 13 of his 17 points. (Charlotte Observer)
|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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