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Alkins, DeLaurier, Fultz, Simmons, Adebayo to Be Featured in Adidas Nations on ESPNU

Rawle Alkins, Mustapha Heron, Kobi Simmons, Frank Jackson and Edrice Adebayo are among the Class of 2016 stars who will be showcased Monday night in the adidas Nations event on ESPNU. The third-place game featuring Team Lillard vs. Team Africa will air at 7 p.m. ET followed by the championship game featuring Team Wall vs. Team Rose will air at 9 p.m. Team Rose features Alkins, Heron, Simmons, Jackson and Adebayo, along with Javin DeLaurier,. (Zag's Blog)

Dennis Smith Jr.'s injured knee has full range of motion, no swelling

Fayetteville's Dennis Smith Jr. and his Team Wall squad beat Team Lillard 117-73 on Sunday night to advance to the championship game of the Adidas Nations Global event in California, but Smith had to leave the gym on crutches after suffering an unspecified left knee injury in the semifinal victory. Smith's father, Dennis Sr., said Monday morning that there is no swelling in the knee and it has full range of motion. (Fayetteville Observer)

Knee injury sidelines Dennis Smith Jr. in adidas Nations Global semifinal victory

Fayetteville's Dennis Smith Jr. and his Team Wall squad beat Team Lillard 117-73 on Sunday to advance to the championship game of the adidas Nations Global event in California, but Smith had to leave the gym on crutches after suffering an unspecified left knee injury in the semifinal victory. Smith, the top-ranked point guard in the Class of 2016, was limited to 11 minutes against Team Lillard. He had six points, seven assists and five rebounds. (Fayetteville Observer)

Dennis Smith Jr. performing well at adidas Nations Global event in California

Playing for Team Wall at the adidas Nations Global event in Garden Grove, California, Fayetteville's Dennis Smith Jr. averaged 18.5 points, 7.8 assists, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 steals as his squad went 3-1 in pool play. He shot 29-for-53 from the field (54.7 percent) in those four games. Team Wall is scheduled to face Team Lillard in the opening round of bracket play late Sunday night. UNC recruit Jalek Felton, a Class of 2017 point guard, recorded three points and one assist for Team Noah. (Fayetteville Observer)

2016 PG Charlie Moore Under The Radar?

The city of Chicago has long had a reputation for producing tough guards. With storied programs such as Whitney Young, Simeon, Crane, Curie and Morgan Park the city has been consistent in producing high level basketball talent. Continuing the run of tough guard play is 2016 Morgan Park point guard, Charlie Moore. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Rawle Alkins Lists Top 10 Schools

Rawle Alkins listed his top 10 schools on Twitter. The list includes Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, Kansas, St John’s, Louisville, N.C. State, UNLV, Maryland and Indiana. The 6-foot-5 Alkins has set an unofficial visit to Kentucky for Big Blue Madness on Oct. 16. He still has to decide where he will attend prep school for the 2015-16 season. (Zag's Blog)

Surratt brothers savor memories, eager to make more in football, basketball

Chazz Surratt, who was selected for ESPN’s Elite 11 national quarterback competition this summer, originally committed to Duke but switched to North Carolina last month. North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams has promised Chazz a walk-on spot on the basketball team if he wants. North Carolina football coaches have also offered Sage Surratt a scholarship, and Williams has extended a walk-on offer to him. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC reaches out to PG Charlie Moore

Charlie Moore's summer ended with another great showing in Las Vegas. The 5-10 Moore answered lingering questions about his size by proving to be one of the best point guards nationally in the Class of 2016 on the AAU circuit. Moore isn't quite on Tyler Ulis' level, as John Calipari hasn't come calling. But another college basketball blueblood, North Carolina, has. The Tar Heels haven't offered, but they have reached out to express interest. (Chicago Tribune)

Wenyen Gabriel Adds UNC Offer

Wenyen Gabriel entered the summer an unranked prospect. He's exiting the summer a potential five-star prospect with offers from many of the nation's best. North Carolina joined that offer list on Friday. The now 6-10 rising senior from Wilbraham & Monson Academy in Massachusetts grew three inches in the last year and took the July circuit by storm with his active and aggressive style. (Inside Carolina)

Alabama, Kansas fighting for five-star Terrance Ferguson

An announcement is likely coming soon from Terrance Ferguson, and it is looking like either Alabama or Kansas will land the five-star prospect. Viewed as a lock for Kansas as late as this spring, Alabama and head coach Avery Johnson have built tremendous momentum for Ferguson, who is out of Dallas, Texas. The 6-6 athletic wing is one of the top shooters in the 2016 class and also holds an offer from UNC. (247 Sports)

Predicting where college basketball's top 10 uncommitted recruits will play

As it stands, just 32 of ESPN's top 100 players in the class of 2016 have committed. Only Jayson Tatum (Duke) and Lonzo Ball (UCLA) have declared their college choices among the top 10 prospects. With that in mind, it seemed like a good opportunity to take an early guess at where the top uncommitted prospects might end up. We'll be using recruiting rankings from ESPN and the composite board by 247 Sports. (SB Nation)

Life of Giles

The game is over, his team has lost, but Harry Giles is still able to raise a smile. He's flashing a grin because yet another teenager has approached him, this one in the overcrowded lobby of the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta, S.C. following a game in the Peach Jam -- one of the most prestigious amateur tournaments held each July. The youngster hands his phone to a friend after kindly asking Giles to pose with him for a photo. (CBS Sports)

Roy Williams Offers PG De'Aaron Fox

North Carolina has offered De'Aaron Fox, arguably the nation's top point guard prospect, a scholarship. Roy Williams tracked Fox at the Las Vegas Classic during the final evaluation period last week and followed up those viewings with a UNC scholarship offer on Wednesday, Fox and his father confirmed. "He was very happy, of course, that a top school offered him," his father, Aaron Fox, said. (Inside Carolina)

Wenyen Gabriel: "UNC is showing plenty of interest"

Wenyen Gabriel has taken grassroots basketball by storm with his incredible performances in the July Live Period. The class of 2016 forward went from holding two offers last November to recently receiving offers from big named schools. “Kentucky, Duke, UConn, Maryland, Texas, Notre Dame, Miami, Providence and Kansas have been the most active with my recruitment. UNC is showing plenty of interest and I think will offer very soon. I will be talking to Coach Williams on the phone sometime soon.” (Made Hoops)

Harry Giles to transfer to Oak Hill for senior season

Harry Giles III, the top ranked player in the ESPN 100, has decided to transfer from Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.) to Oak Hill for his senior season. “At this point I just really want to lock in on school and basketball at the highest level,” Giles told USA TODAY High School Sports. “I feel like going to Oak Hill it’ll give me the chance to do both. I won’t have anything to do but be a better student and a better player.” (USA Today)

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

7/20/2016 - 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, NV

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Watching 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2019 PF Christian Brown, and 2019 PG Ashton Hagans at the Champions Classic in Marietta, GA

7/14/2016 - 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, GA

Tuesday, 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, TX

Saturday, 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

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Mohamed Bamba2017 C
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 CG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
P.J. Washington2017 PF
Kris Wilkes2017 SF
Zion Williamson2018 SG
Brandon Randolph2017 SG
Nick Weatherspoon2017 PG
Rechon Black2018 PG

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