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)
Miles Bridges heads list of summer stock risersMiles Bridges -- A 6-foot-6 forward, Bridges is already a five-star prospect and highly ranked at No. 24 in the class of 2016. However, he had as strong a summer as any player in the country, dominating events like the Peach Jam and Las Vegas Classic and will push for the national top 10. Bridges has always been tough and athletic, but he's raised his overall skill level to match his physical tools. Bridges is down to Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State and North Carolina. (Rivals.com)
Edrice Adebayo Hopes to Visit Kentucky, Not Committed to Package With Dennis Smith Jr.After picking up a scholarship offer from Kentucky last month, Edrice Adebayo says he hopes to visit the school at some point. Adebayo has been linked to a potential package involving 2016 point guard Dennis Smith Jr., who also holds a Kentucky offer but has been sidelined with an ACL injury. Still, Adebayo says there’s no guarantee the two will end up at the same school. (Zag's Blog)
Nike announces new basketball event designed to keep players from Under ArmourNike officials acknowledged the existence of a new event in the Bahamas which was created primarily to lure elite prospects away from the Under Armour Elite 24 game in New York. In simple terms, Nike's plan worked. Because Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum and Malik Monk, all of whom accepted invitations to the Under Armour Elite 24 last year -- have committed to play in Nike's event in the Bahamas scheduled for Aug. 19-23. If you're wondering, yes, those dates completely overlap the UA Elite 24. (CBS Sports)
Wenyen Gabriel Cuts List to 5, Eliminates UNCFive-star forward Wenyen Gabriel is down to five schools: Connecticut, Duke, Kentucky, Maryland, and Providence made the cut for Gabriel, a 6-9, 195-pound combo forward from Wilbraham (Mass.) Wilbraham & Monson Academy. Duke (Oct 16), Kentucky (Sep 25) and Maryland (Sep 4) have been scheduled to receive official visits. Ranked No. 23 in theTop247 and No. 56 in the 247Sports Composite, Gabriel held a scholarship offer from UNC and was one of the standouts this summer on the travel circuit. (247 Sports)
Sacha Killeya-Jones radiating confidenceA funny thing happened in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. Forward Sacha Killeya-Jones, who competed with Team Loaded VA at the Adidas Summer Championships, outshone many of the biggest names in attendance. Killeya-Jones certainly outperformed his No. 48 ranking and likely will receive a promotion when we update our 2016 list. Since he backed off his pledge to Virginia, Killeya-Jones has fielded scholarship offers from Kentucky, North Carolina, NC State, Connecticut, Kansas, Florida and others. (Inside Carolina)
Dennis Smith Jr. tears ACL, out 6-9 monthsThe No. 1 point guard in the elite high school class of 2016 is going to be on the shelves for a while. Dennis Smith Jr. had successful surgery Friday to repair a torn left ACL, according to Smith's father, Dennis Smith Sr. Smith injured the knee while driving to the basket in the semifinals of the Adidas Nations event on Aug. 2. An MRI later revealed he needed surgery. (CBS Sports)
These 5-star point guard recruits will make college basketball great againDennis Smith is the top-ranked point guard in the class according to ESPN and Rivals. The Fayetteville, N.C., native has had a big summer playing for Team Loaded N.C. on the Adidas tour, teaming with another five-star recruit, big man Bam Adebayo, to form one of the best tandems in grassroots ball. Of all the point guards in the class of 2016, you can make the case that Smith is the most explosive scorer who still retains pure point guard instincts. (SB Nation)
Video: Sacha Killeya-Jones Summer HighlightsClass of 2016 forward Sacha Killeya-Jones was one of the breakout players in July. The former Virginia commit re-opened his recruitment and is heavily considering North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas, and Virginia.
Dennis Smith Jr. has surgery on injured left kneePoint guard Dennis Smith Jr., a rising senior at Fayetteville's Trinity Christian School and one of the top Class of 2016 basketball recruits in the country, had surgery Friday afternoon on his injured left knee. The extent of the injury and specifics of the surgery, which was performed in Durham, were not immediately available. Smith injured his knee Sunday night at the adidas Nations Global event in California. (Fayetteville Observer)
De'Aaron Fox InterviewHouston based DeAaron Fox is an elite level point guard prospect who has shown vast improvement in a short time. With his combination of size, speed, athleticism and point guard abilities, he's a highly intriguing prospect. NBADraft.net: As far as a college choice, what's the most important factor in your decision? Fox: Most important factor is probably playing time. I'm becoming a much better shooter this summer. And the other thing is that I really take pride in my defense. (NBADraft.net)
|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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