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UNC, Duke to watch Dennis Smith Thursday night

Dennis Smith, Jr is the 2nd-ranked point guard in the Class of 2016 so a lot of college programs will be vying for his services. Two in-state schools who have offered him, Duke and North Carolina, will send their head coach and an assistant to watch him play Thursday night. Duke will be sending Mike Krzyzewski and Jeff Capel while UNC is expected to send Roy Williams and CB McGrath. (Carolina Blue)

UNC, Duke Watch Harry Giles

Duke’s entire coaching staff along with North Carolina’s Roy Williams and Hubert Davis watched 2016 power forward Harry Giles of Wesleyan (N.C.) Christian play Tuesday night. Giles listed Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Syracuse, Kansas, Ohio State, UNLV and Texas as the schools recruiting him the hardest. Giles has discussed possibly teaming up with two of the players also in the Class of 2016: Jayson Tatum and Dennis Smith. (Zag's Blog)

Coach Speak: Harry Giles

He’s the highest rated North Carolina player since John Wall. His 6-10 size, coupled with guard-like skills and an unquantifiable ferocity make him a matchup nightmare. And his recruitment, while also having the potential to alter college basketball’s landscape, invokes memories of some of the bigger recruiting battles in the state’s history. Inside Carolina traveled to the school to get a better understanding of Giles as a person, player and leader. (Inside Carolina)

Jayson Tatum Says Six Schools Working Hardest

One of the top players in the nation regardless of class, Jayson Tatum cut his list down to 10 schools in September, but he says that six are currently showing the most interest. “Arizona, Saint Louis, Illinois, Duke, Kentucky and Missouri are showing the most interest right now,” the 6-foot-8 2016 shooting guard from St. Louis Chaminade told SNY.tv Monday. Wake Forest, UNC and Duke are the only schools to offer the trio of Tatum, Harry Giles and Dennis Smith Jr. That group has discussed a big package deal. (Zag's Blog)

A few schools stand out for 2017 PG Blake Harris

Blake Harris, a 247Sports Composite five-star point guard, tells CarolinaBlue that North Carolina, Duke, Florida State, Virginia Tech, and UCLA stand out right now. Harris is a 2017 prospect out of the Carlisle School in Virginia, the 6-foot-3, 170-pound point guard is from Durham, North Carolina. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Harry Giles, Wesleyan Christian Top Winston-Salem Prep 73-53

Two basketball powers took the court Monday night in High Point. Three-time NCHSAA 1-A Champion Winston-Salem Prep met up with back to back NCISAA 3-A Title winners Wesleyan Christian. The Trojans were too tough and take this one 73-53. Harry Giles led the way for Wesleyan with 18 points. Kwe Parker added 14 while Jalen Johnson and Brandon Childress both scored 10 points. (USA Today)

Harry Giles one of five juniors on American Family Insurance ALL-USA preseason boys basketball team

Harry Giles III was so pumped to be playing again in a high school basketball game that he made a freshman mistake, eating just a few hours before the first game of the season for No. 2-ranked Wesleyan Christian (High Point, N.C.) on Nov. 11. “He was so excited that first game that he didn’t sleep the night before and had a cookout burger and some other food about 4:30 in the afternoon before our game,” Wesleyan Christian coach Keith Gatlin said. (USA Today)

High Point Wesleyan’s Harry Giles answers one question: He’s back

Every day, no matter where he goes, High Point Wesleyan basketball player Harry Giles gets asked The Question. Giles is a 6-foot-10 junior. Before he suffered a serious knee injury last year, he was the No. 1 ranked player in his class. And despite missing all of his sophomore season in high school, Giles is still No. 3 in the nation right now. And everybody wants to know where he’ll go to college. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Seventh Woods Highlights

Seventh Woods is one of the top athletes in the country. Here are highlights of Woods at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. (Scout.com)

Five-star Jalek Felton talks offer, Tar Heels

North Carolina and Roy Williams offered class of 2017 guard Jalek Felton on Friday after defeating N.C. Central 76-60 in the Dean Dome. Felton is a 6-foot-2, five-star combo guard out of Mullins (SC) High and the nephew of former UNC point guard Raymond Felton CarolinaBlue caught up with Felton to discuss UNC and what the offer means to him: "North Carolina, its pretty much family. With my uncle going there and me wanting to keep the tradition, that kind of gives them the edge." (Carolina Blue)

Brandon Ingram visits UNC

Fresh off a Friday visit to NC State, a Saturday trip to Duke and a Sunday visit to North Carolina to watch games, one would think that Brandon Ingram is on the verge of announcing a decision soon. But the six schools left on the 5-Star small forward's list will have to wait at least until after Wednesday, when the fall signing period ends to know if they'll land Ingram. He told me this evening that he will sign his letter of intent in the spring, but will make a verbal commitment before that time. (247 Sports)

Video: Harry Giles with 38 points, 19 rebounds

Harry Giles and #2 ranked (USA Today) Wesleyan Christian Academy hosted Rayjon Tucker and Northside Christian on Friday night. In his second game back since a devastating knee injury, Giles scored 38 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in front of a sold out home crowd, running along-side Kwe Parker and future Wake Forest PG Brandon Childress. (Ball Is Life)

Luke Maye follows dad’s lead on court, in classroom

This week, Hough High’s Luke Maye, one of the best high school basketball players in North Carolina, announced he would attend North Carolina and play for coach Roy Williams’ nationally ranked Tar Heels. Maye, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound senior power forward, said it was a dream come true. “I can’t believe this is happening for me,” Maye, 17, said Friday morning. Thirty one years ago, his father Mark said the same thing when he announced he would attend North Carolina to play football. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Harry Giles' Big Return

After a year of rehab and recovery, the state's top basketball recruit is ready to hit the hardwood once again. WXII's Kenny Beck reports live from Wesleyan Academy. (WXII)

Jaylen Brown cuts list to seven

Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler 5-star wing Jaylen Brown is officially down to seven schools. The 6-foot-7 forward, ranked as the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2015 class according to the 247Sports Composite, cut his list to Kansas, Kentucky, Georgia, Georgia Tech, UCLA, Michigan and North Carolina. Brown has already taken official visits to Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA and has said he will use official visits to Michigan and UNC. (Cats Pause)

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

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Visiting with 2016 5-star shooting guard Rawle Alkins at Word of God Academy in Raleigh, NC

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Visiting 2016 PF Harry Giles at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Edrice Adebayo2016 PF
Rawle Alkins2016 SG
Jarrett Allen2016 PF
Harry Giles2016 PF
Dewan Huell2016 PF
Malik Monk2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 PG
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 SG
Tony Bradley2016 C

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