P.J. Washington, Mitchell Robinson among EYBL's top weekend performersAt 6-foot-7, P.J. Washington is extremely long and has a 7-foot-2 wingspan. That type of length to go with his athleticism and motor makes him one of the better rebounders in the country. There aren’t many higher upside kids in the 2017 class than Mitchell Robinson. Robinson had a dominant weekend on defense and showed some ability on offense as well. (Scout.com)
Weekend EYBL Recap: Kevin Knox continues to improveFive-star small forward Kevin Knox easily played up to his No. 7 ranking in 2017 during a 21-point outing for Each 1 Teach 1. He continues to improve his skill level and is also showing a confidence and swagger about him that is newfound. His team doesn’t allow players to give school lists but Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Florida State and others are heavily involved. (Rivals.com)
Video: 1 on 1 with 5-star P.J. WashingtonFive-star forward P.J. Washington is starting to dive more and more into the recruiting process. He said Roy Williams, John Calipari, and Sean Miller are prioritizing him, plus broke down his interest in Texas and UCLA.
Rising 7-footer Mitchell Robinson says he's hearing from UNCOne-time Texas A&M 2017 center commitment Mitchell Robinson is back on the market. Since decommitting on April 24, Robinson said he’s been hearing more from LSU and North Carolina, with LSU recruiting him the hardest. But he also said there’s another school he’d like to hear from. “I’m hoping to hear from Kentucky.” (Carolina Blue)
2017 center Mitchell Robinson excels at EYBL2017 center Mitchell Robinson had a strong showing on the opening night of Nike’s third EYBL session. Robinson, who plays for Nike Pro Skills, played Scout’s No. 3 overall prospect – Wendell Carter – to a draw, scoring 13 points on 6-for-8 shooting, while blocking five shots and grabbing five boards. Robinson decommitted from Texas A&M in late April. Since then, he’s heard from UNC and LSU. (Scout.com)
Video: Wendell Carter discusses in-home and upcoming visitsRivals.com caught up with 2017 5-star power forward Wendell Carter and he dished on recent in-home visits with Georgia and Duke. He also wants to visit Cal and plans a fall visit to Harvard. Carter says he maintains a strong relationship with both UNC and Kentucky and talks to the coaches regularly.
Nate Watson draws invitation to NBPA Top 100, attention from UNC, KansasFirst he got a phone call, the initial step in turning the unfamiliar 919 area code into what Nate Watson now hopes is the precursor for another scholarship offer. But when UNC assistant Hubert Davis walked into the O’Connell gym late last month with the intention of seeing the Knights budding junior forward, Watson realized his basketball recruitment had indeed taken off. (Washington Post)
Nike EYBL Mid-Season MVP Candidates: Bamba, Washington, KnoxThough it still feels like he is flying a bit under-the-radar as far as elite players go, Kevin Knox does it all game after game for E1T1, a big step up from his status last season. The smooth swingman has improved every part of his game since last summer, looking much more comfortable putting the ball on the floor and scoring off the bounce. (D1 Circuit)
Video: Mohamed Bamba EYBL Indianapolis HighlightsNo. 2 overall 2017 prospect Mohamed Bamba has had a tremendous spring. Here are highlights from the recent EYBL event in Indianapolis. Bamba is being recruited by schools like Duke, UNC, Villanova, Kentucky, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Connecticut, and Syracuse.
Who were the top basketball prospects of the spring evaluation periods?It was an easy choice to put Mohamed Bamba on this list. The 7-foot center has had as good of a spring as any prospect in high school basketball. Not only has Bamba been productive with averages of 13 points, 14 rebounds and 3 blocks a game in the EYBL, but he’s shown flashes of his elite upside. Recruiting: UNC, Duke, Indiana, Wake Forest, Connecticut, Kentucky, Villanova and others. (Scout.com)
Tony Bradley earns five-star rating in final 247Sports CompositeNorth Carolina center signee Tony Bradley (Bartow, Fla.) added a fifth star following the final round of updates to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rankings for the 2016 class. Bradley is now the lone five-star in a Tar Heels class that ranks No. 9 nationally and includes four-star guards Seventh Woods and Brandon Robinson. (247 Sports)
Video: P.J. Washington EYBL Indianapolis HighlightsP.J. Washington (#19 Player in the Country/#5 PF ESPN) has proven why he is the most versatile player in the country. He has lead Team Penny to a 5-2 record in the EYBL after two sessions, earning him Offensive MVP of Session 2 of the EYBL in Indianapolis.
Future UNC teammates team upClass of 2017 combo guard Jalek Felton and 2018 point guard Rechon Black teamed up this weekend with Team Loaded. Both North Carolina verbal commits, Felton and Black could very likely be sharing a Tar Heel backcourt in three years. It's a pretty cool glimpse of the future for UNC basketball. (Carolina Blue)
Expert Analysis - 2017 SG Andrew PlatekClass of 2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek (Northfield, MA) earned a much-deserved offer from Roy William and North Carolina on April 27th. The 6-4, 190-pound recruit told CarolinaBlue he is planning visits to Indiana, Stanford, and UNC this spring and summer. The offer from the Tar Heels changed Platek's recruitment, "this has kind of blown up," he said. (Carolina Blue)
Andrew Platek discusses UNC offer2017 shooting guard Andrew Platek detailed how UNC and Coach Roy Williams offered. "(Coach Williams) called me on the phone after the Indy (EYBL). He offered me a scholarship --- he said he liked my toughness and my ability to make shots. He said he could really see me playing for UNC and having an impact right away. That was great to hear." (Carolina Blue)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailThursday, February 23, 2017|
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic CenterTuesday, February 21, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic CenterFriday, February 10, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in his game at New Albany High School in New Albany, INTuesday, February 07, 2017
Watching 2018 4 star small forward Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer) play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NCWednesday, January 25, 2017
Watching class of 2020 PF Isaiah Todd (John Marshall HS) at his game in Richmond, VA
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