Video: Brandon Robinson Summer HighlightsSummer highlight video of Brandon Robinson, a recent 2016 North Carolina basketball commit and 4-star shooting guard from Douglasville, Georgia.
Seventh Woods addresses internet speculation & date he will announce (video)Highly-recruited Hammond guard Seventh Woods, who made his final official visit last weekend to South Carolina, sat down with us on Thursday and addressed a variety of topics. Among the issues discussed are the rampant internet rumors by folks claiming to be “close to the situation” that are entirely baseless and untrue, his recent visits to UNC and USC, and the date that he plans on announcing his college choice. (Midlands HS Sports)
Roy Williams watching Seventh WoodsIn an attempt to seal the deal with 2016 combo guard Seventh Woods, UNC head coach Roy Williams is in Columbia, S.C. watching Woods play in an open gym at The Hammond School. Also in attendance is South Carolina assistant coach Lamont Evans, per Carey Rich of 107.5 The Game. Woods is coming off his official visit to South Carolina over the Oct. 9th weekend. Woods visited UNC on Sept. 25th. (Carolina Blue)
Commit Analysis: 2016 center Tony BradleyFour-star power forward 6-foot-10 Tony Bradley may not be an elite athlete, but was able to take advantage of positioning and his 7-foot-4 wingspan to be a force inside on the glass for his Bartow team. The UNC commit recognizes the strength of his game is inside and plays to it. Within six feet of the basket, he showed a baby hook, a semblance of a face-up game, and very good hands. (Carolina Blue)
Video: Meet Finland's next great NBA hope, Lauri MarkkanenLauri Markkanen is an 18-year-old that will be attending college in the United States next year despite growing up in Finland. He's also that country's best hope for another NBA player. (CBS Sports)
2016 center Udoka Azubuike schedules official visit to UNCClass of 2016 center Udoka Azubuike (Jacksonville, FL/The Potter's House Christian Academy) has scheduled an official visit to North Carolina for the weekend of Oct. 23. The 6-foot-11, 265-pound prospect is the No. 3 center and the No. 28 overall player in the country per the 247Sports Composite rankings. (Carolina Blue)
Lauri Markkanen on UNC officialOn Tuesday and Wednesday North Carolina will host 2016 Finnish forward Lauri Markkanen for a two-day official visit. Markkanen is the No. 18 power forward and the No. 93 overall prospect according to the 247Sports Composite ranking of the 2016 class. The 6-foot-11 prospect arrived at UNC with his father late on Monday night, per a CarolinaBlue source. The Finnish prospect is a versatile big man, who can run the floor and score in a variety of ways around the basket. (Carolina Blue)
Seventh Woods decision coming soonSeventh Woods (6-1) of Hammond made his official visit with the Gamecocks over the weekend. Woods has not said anything publicly other than a short tweet about the visit, but his coach shared a little information Monday night. Woods also took official visits to North Carolina and Georgetown. As for a decision timetable, McClam offered up the following: “We will know in a day or two.” (The State)
UNC Set to Host Lauri MarkkanenLauri Markkanen arrives in Chapel Hill on Tuesday for a two-day official visit. The 6-10 senior, who stars at the Helsinki Basketball Academy in Finland, is coming straight from an official visit to Utah. After UNC, Markkanen will head back across the country to his other finalist - Arizona. He's accompanied by his father, Pekka, who played a season for Roy Williams at Kansas. (Inside Carolina)
Jalek Felton Opens UpUNC fans have been pretty nervous with Jalek Felton's verbal commitment over the past few months. He originally committed to UNC, but word leaked out that the commitment might not be as firm as folks originally thought. For now, though, Felton tells Tar Heel Illustrated that everyone can rest easy. He is, without a doubt, a North Carolina Tar Heel. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
5-star recruit Rawle Alkins says friends hacked his phone to tweet fake commitment to BuffaloRawle Alkins is a crazy talented five-star hoops recruit from New York, with offers from Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and many more. On Friday, those who follow college basketball recruiting were shocked to see Alkins tweet he had committed to the University of Buffalo. The Bulls did make the NCAA Tournament last season, but were never previously mentioned as a serious suitor for Alkins. (SB Nation)
Lauri Markkanen Set to Visit Utah, North Carolina, ArizonaFinnish power forward Lauri Markkanen will begin his American swing this weekend. The 6-foot-11 Markkanen will visit Utah Oct. 11th, North Carolina Oct. 13-14 and Arizona Oct. 16-17. Markkanen averaged 18.2 points and 6.3 rebounds at the recent FIBA U18 World Championships. He is projected as the No. 20 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com. (Zag's Blog)
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One-on-One with Five-star PF Harry GilesRecruiting is starting to heat up, you took your first official visit to Wake Forest. How was that? Harry Giles: "It was good to go home. Going home is always incredible. They went all out for me. I expected it. It was really good. It was a good visit." You have visits set for Kansas, Duke and Kentucky, where do things stand with North Carolina? "I’m still trying to decide on that. It’s still up in the air right now." (Scout.com)
USA Basketball: Day One StandoutsIt took a session for Jarrett Allen to get acclimated with the atmosphere and competition, but once he did it was impressive to watch. Allen, a 6-foot-10 post player, is a lengthy, mobile and athletic big man. Allen runs the floor with a purpose and often beats the opposition to the other end for easy buckets. He also has good touch and can make short hooks over either shoulder. (Scout.com)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailMonday, October 17, 2016|
On an in home visit with 2017 5 star PF P.J. Washington in Henderson, NVWednesday, October 05, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manley (UNC offer) in Pickerington, OHTuesday, September 27, 2016
Watching 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, SC.Monday, September 26, 2016
Visiting 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manly in Pickerington, OHSaturday, September 24, 2016
Hosting P.J. Washington (official visit), Coby White, David McCormack, Wendell Moore, and Christian Brown on visits to Chapel Hill.
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