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Jayson Tatum scores 39, talks recruiting

After a team-high 39 points and 14 rebounds, Jayson Tatum and his Chaminade team was able to make the statement they had been hoping for Friday at the Cancer Research Classic. Kentucky coach John Calipari was in attendance. As for other schools not named Kentucky, Tatum discussed a possible official visit to Duke for their match-up on February 28. “I know there are schools I want to get to like North Carolina, I haven’t been there, as well as Arizona, UConn, Wake Forest,” Tatum said. (Future 150)

Antonio Blakeney Commits To LSU

Antonio Blakeney, the 2015 five-star shooting guard out of Sarasota (Fla) Oak Ridge High, committed to Johnny Jones and LSU on Friday, choosing the Tigers over Kentucky and Missouri. This is the second time the prolific scoring guard has committed, with his original pledge given to Rick Pitino and Louisville in early September. But that pledge lasted only ten days as Blakeney announced he had withdrew his pledge and reopened his recruitment. (Zag's Blog)

Video: New Jalek Felton Highlight Mix

Following the footsteps of his uncle Raymond Felton, Jalek Felton committed to the University of North Carolina recently. The super-talented sophomore is a top ten 2017 prospect and arguably the best guard in the country. View Video...

Jaylen Brown typifies modern national basketball recruit

A walking basketball showcase willing to sign autographs and careful with his words – Jaylen Brown has come to typify the modern national basketball recruit, whose on-court performance is combined with a carefully constructed image. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just the way elite basketball recruits are handled these days. Brown, a member of the 2014 U18 National Team, has already won a gold medal and is likely to participate in the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship, which takes place in Greece. (OregonLive.com)

Sacha Killeya-Jones commits to Virginia

The Cavaliers are clearly rolling on the court and it’s helping off of it. On Thursday, Tony Bennett and his staff started 2015 off with a commitment. UVa picked up a pledge from four-star power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones. Killeya-Jones, a 6-foot-10 power forward out of Lynchburg (Va.) Virginia Episcopal School, also strongly considered Georgetown, Virginia, Wake Forest and a host of other high major programs. (Scout.com)

Harry Giles and the rules for elite basketball players about Air Jordans

As coveted as Air Jordans are for people all over the world — as made clear by the unreal lines at shoe stores on release day — Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.) forward Harry Giles III dished on a well-known rule amongst elite high school hoopers: No J’s on the hardwood. (USA Today)

Roy Williams to watch Braxton Blackwell

Nashville (Tenn.) CPA head coach Drew Maddux has informed 247Sports that North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and an Ohio State assistant will watch 2016 SF Braxton Blackwell play Wednesday night. Blackwell also has a top 2019 teammate in Tyger Campbell. A 6-8, 220-pound combo forward, Blackwell is ranked No. 20 by 247Sports and No. 32 in the 247Sports Composite, but North Carolina has not yet offered Blackwell. (Carolina Blue)

Harry Giles, Wesleyan Christian Take Down Orangeville Prep and Thon Maker

Harry Giles went for 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead Wesleyan Christian (N.C.) to a 78-75 win over Orangeville Prep (Ontario) in the championship game of the HSOT Invitational in Raleigh, N.C. The 6-foot-10 Giles was named Tournament MVP. Kwe Parker had 20 for Wesleyan Christian, which trailed 46-33 at the break. “We were never going to lose this tournament in our own state,” Giles told USA Today. “That wasn’t gonna happen.” (Zag's Blog)

Tar Heels Land Another Felton

Jalek Felton has always dreamed of becoming a Tar Heel. The sophomore guard took another step in that direction by making a soft verbal commitment to UNC on Tuesday. He confirmed that he has committed to UNC, but will still take visits to other schools in the coming months. Felton's uncle, Raymond, starred at UNC from 2002-05. Felton is UNC's first commitment in the class of 2017 -- in fact, he's the only member of the class to hold a UNC offer. (Inside Carolina)

Confirmed: Jalek Felton commits to UNC

Class of 2017 guard Jalek Felton has committed to North Carolina, multiple reports can confirm. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound prospect from Mullins High School in South Carolina is a 247Sports Composite five-star and ranked as the No. 1 combo guard and the No. 7 overall player in the 2017 class. Felton is the nephew of former Tar Heel great and 2005 National Champion Raymond Felton who played at UNC from 2002-2005. (Carolina Blue)

HSOT Day Three Notebook: Giles, Ingram, Smith

Harry Giles served up an emphatic performance on Monday night. The 6-10 power forward lit up rival Word of God with 31 points and 17 rebounds. Brandon Ingram reverted to form on Monday, lighting up a solid Apex High squad for 34 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks and two assists. Dennis Smith couldn’t quite lift Fayetteville Trinity Christian past Orangeville Prep out of Canada, but he made an heroic attempt. The junior point guard scored 38 points as his club fell 79-75. (Scout.com)

Luke Maye leads Hough past Spring Valley, into Beach Ball Classic semifinals

When Luke Maye hit the deck hard during the first half Monday, he knew he wasn’t going to get much of a breather. The Hough (N.C.) senior and UNC signee took a few moments on the bench before returning to spur his team into Tuesday’s semifinals of the Beach Ball Classic. Maye scored 29 points and grabbed 19 rebounds, leading the Huskies to a 71-58 win over Spring Valley. And he did it all with Tar Heel coach Roy Williams sitting courtside. (Myrtle Beach Sun News)

Roy Williams watches Harry Giles

North Carolina, Duke and Kentucky have all been in to see 6-10 Harry Giles in recent days and weeks. Coach K and Duke’s entire staff came to the same game that North Carolina coach Roy Williams and UNC assistant Hubert Davis attended. “Almost the whole Duke staff was at my game last week; Coach K, Coach Capel, Coach Scheyer and Coach James, and then Coach Williams and Coach Davis from UNC were at the same game so that was fun to have them there,” Giles wrote. (Zag's Blog)

Video: Dennis Smith, Jr. HSOT Highlights

6'2 junior Dennis Smith Jr puts on a show in front of John Wall at the HSOT Holiday Invitational at Broughton High School in Raleigh, NC. Smith led all scorers with 24 on the night. View Video...

Jalek Felton rocks the UNC sweatshirt

Class of 2017 five-star guard Jalek Felton (Mullins, SC) wore a North Carolina sweatshirt during the three-point shooting contest at the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound recruit is a strong UNC lean having mentioned the Tar Heels as favorites in multiple interviews. Felton's uncle is North Carolina great and 2005 National Champion point guard Raymond Felton. The younger Felton has said he will take visits to UNC, Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, and Wichita State this January. (Carolina Blue)

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

Monday, November 02, 2015
Watching 2016 combo guard Seventh Woods work out at Hammond School in Columbia, SC

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Watching 2016 combo guard Seventh Woods work out at Hammond School in Columbia, SC

Monday, September 28, 2015
On an in-home visit with 4-star stretch forward Lauri Markkanen in Helsinki, Finland.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
On an in-home visit with 2016 4-star center Udoka Azubuike in Jacksonville, FL

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Visiting 2016 PF Harry Giles at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Rawle Alkins2016 SG
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 SG
Udoka Azubuike2016 C
Tony Bradley2016 C
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 PG

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