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Zion Williamson Keeps Future Wide Open

Spartanburg Day School star Zion Williamson, among the nation’s top juniors this past season, says contrary to various chatter on social media, he’s not made any “final five” list for his college choices. The only school he’s committed to at this point is Spartanburg Day for his senior season. He also notes that he doesn’t plan to reveal his college choice until the after his senior season. (WSPA.com)

Kevin Knox Awaits Nike Hoop Summit, Commitment Decision

Only four major fan bases are really paying attention to Kevin Knox now, as the 6-foot-9, 205-pound scoring phenom has his list narrowed down to four schools – Duke, Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina. “It’s been a rocky road at times in this process, but I’m glad I’m down to four schools I really like,” he explained, and he is expected to make his decision between April 10-16. (USA Basketball)

Wendell Moore named NCBCA N.C. high school basketball player of the year

Cox Mill sophomore Wendell Moore has been voted the N.C. state player of the year by the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association. Last year, Moore became one of the few freshmen that North Carolina coach Roy Williams has ever offered a scholarship. He also has offers from Charlotte, Florida, Georgia, N.C. State, Syracuse, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC signees Jalek Felton, Jaelynn Murray named SC Gatorade Players of Year

Jalek Felton was named South Carolina Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year on Monday. Felton is the 11th Midlands player to win the award, which began in 1986. His selection gives the Midlands a sweep in the state’s top two awards with Dreher’s Jaelynn Murray winning the girls player of the year last week. Felton and Murray are signed to play with North Carolina. (The State)

UNC basketball commit Coby White named NC Gatorade player of the year

Greenfield School’s Coby White is the 2016-17 N.C. Gatorade boys basketball player of the year. White, a 6-foot-5 junior point guard, committed to UNC. Last season, he led Greenfield School to an N.C. Independent Schools’ 1A semifinal appearance and averaged 31 points per game. He was a 1A all-state pick and is ranked No. 33 in the recruiting class of 2018 by ESPN. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC signee Sterling Manley leads team to Ohio final four

UNC basketball signee Sterling Manley helped lead his Pickerington (Ohio) Central squad to the state final four Saturday. The 6-10, 230-pound Manley had 21 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots as Central defeated rival Pickerington North. The Tigers improved to 26-2 and will meet the state’s top-ranked team Cincinnati Moeller (27-0) in a state semifinal on Friday. (247 Sports)

Kevin Knox Named Florida Mr. Basketball

Tampa Catholic forward Kevin Knox, one of the premier high school players in the nation, was named the Florida Dairy Farmers' Mr. Basketball on Saturday, an award given to the state’s top player regardless of classification. Knox, a 6-foot-8 forward, has narrowed his list of schools to Duke, Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina and will announce his college decision in mid-April. (Tampa Bay Times)

Coby White Stands Out at the NC Top 80

Coby White, the 6'4" North Carolina commit, was exceptional at the NC Top 80, opening with a 39-point performance in which he repeatedly drained deep threes. Known for his relentless penetration, if White can sustain the three-point consistency, he becomes all the more dangerous off of the dribble. The Greenfield junior was named MVP of the NC Top 80. (247 Sports)

Zion Williamson's stepfather encouraging him to stay in-state

In the 2018 class, South Carolina is home to two of the nation’s top recruits in their respective sports. Defensive end Xavier Thomas of Florence already has declared that he will sign with either South Carolina or Clemson. And 6-foot-7 forward Zion Williamson of Spartanburg Day School is thinking more along those same lines now, according to his stepdad. (The State)

Jairus Hamilton is Charlotte Observer All-Region boys’ player of the year

Cannon School’s Jairus Hamilton is the 2016-17 Charlotte Observer All-Region boys’ basketball player of the year. Hamilton, a 6-foot-8 junior forward, was named N.C. Independent Schools’ all-state after leading Cannon to the NCISAA 3A semifinals. A top 40 national recruit, he has college scholarship offers from Arizona, California, Kansas and North Carolina. (Charlotte Observer)

Jalek Felton picked for Iverson Roundball Classic

Jalek Felton has been selected for his second national all-star game. The Gray Collegiate senior will be part of the inaugural Allen Iverson Roundball Classic in Hampton Roads, Virginia, on April 19-21. Felton also will play in the Jordan Brand Classic in New Jersey on April 14. Felton, a UNC signee, averaged 23 points, 6 assists and was named the S.C. 2A Player of the Year. (The State)

Kevin Knox Named Florida 5A Player of the Year

Tampa Catholic’s Kevin Knox (5A) and Anclote’s Marquez Cooper (6A) were each named Florida players of the year in their respective classifications. Knox, the lone player from the area selected for the McDonald’s All-America Game, averaged 28.9 points and 11.3 rebounds per game this season while leading the Crusaders to the state championship game. (Tampa Bay Times)

Video: Sterling Manley, Jeremiah Francis combine for 48 in regional semifinal win

With the bright lights shining on Ohio Dominican on Wednesday, Pickerington Central's Jeremiah Francis and Sterling Manley showed out, combining for 48 points in an easy win over St. Charles. Manley, the future Tar Heel, played in front of UNC coach Roy Williams, scoring 23 points and pulling down five rebounds. View Video...

Zion Williamson ranks the top five dunks from his junior season

Good luck finding a player on any level who’s garnered more rim-rocking highlight dunks, Sportscenter Top 10 appearances, and social media attention than Spartanburg Day School forward Zion Williamson this season. Now that he’s completed another state title run we caught up with Williamson to have him rank the top five dunks he pulled off this season. (USA Today)

N.C.’s top high school basketball recruits share their NCAA Final Four predictions

Wendell Moore, Cox Mill, class of 2019: Moore, a 6-6 sophomore wing, scored 29 points to lead his team to the N.C. 3A state title Saturday. He has nine offers, including from ACC regular-season champion North Carolina. My Final Four: Kansas, Duke, Kentucky, Florida State. My champion: Kansas. Because of their guard play and ability of coach (Bill) Self. (Charlotte Observer)

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Where's Roy?
Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail

7/26/2017 - 7/29/2017
Watching 2019 PG Jeremiah Francis, 2020 PG R.J. Hampton, 2018 SF Jericole Hellems, Zion Williamson, Matthew Hurt, Romeo Langford, Nassir Little, Ashton Hagans, Armando Bacot, and Nate Laszewski in Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the adidas Prospect Series in Chanhassen, MN

Friday, July 21, 2017
Watching Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), Ashton Hagans, and Christian Brown at the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam in Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Watching 2018 wings Nassir Little, Zion Williamson, and Nate Laszewski at the Best of the South event in Cartersville, GA

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Watching Joey Baker, Jalen Johnson, Jalen Suggs, Jeremiah Robinson Earl, and Zach Harvey at the Under Armour event in Philadelphia, PA

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Romeo Langford2018 SG
Nassir Little2018 SF
Simi Shittu2018 PF
Coby White2018 CG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Ashton Hagans2019 PG
Matthew Hurt2019 SF
James Wiseman2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG

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