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Latest On Kenny Williams Recruitment

Here is some of the latest recruiting news and info on Kenny Williams, a Class of 2015 Shooting Guard out of Chesterfield, Virginia. Williams is ranked 82nd in the most recent version of the ESPN 100 for the Class of 2015. He originally committed to VCU but reopened his recruitment after coach Shaka Smart left VCU for Texas. VCU, Virginia, Michigan and North Carolina are considered to be the main contenders for Williams' services. (Keeping It Heel)

Top-rated 2016 PG Kobi Simmons impresses in Indianapolis

Kobi Simmons, one of the top guards in the Class of 2016, and his loaded Atlanta Celtics team began their weekend on the outskirts of Indianapolis with an 82-50 win in front of big-time college basketball coaches. The win capped off what has been a busy week for five-star guard. Simmons has met with Kentucky coach John Calipari, North Carolina coach Roy Williams, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, Ohio State coach Thad Matta and Georgia coach Mark Fox all in the last eight days. (USA Today)

Dennis Smith Jr. still gets excited to see the elite coaches

Dennis Smith Jr. is the No. 1 point guard and No. 4 overall prospect in the ESPN 60, which means he’s not being cliché when he says he’s here at the adidas Gauntlet to “get better” and “win games.” He’s in constant contact with N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried, knows UNC coach Roy Williams well enough to consider him “a cool guy” and sits right behind Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he visits for games. All three schools watched Smith score 18 points and dish out six assists to lead Team Loaded past the Oklahoma Wizards, 76-69, Friday night. (USA Today)

Seventh Woods update: Latest timetable for Hammond hoops star decision

There was a flurry of Internet activity this week regarding Class of 2016 sensation Seventh Woods and a possible impending decision. South Carolina coach Frank Martin had an in-home visit with the family Tuesday, and that set off the speculation that the standout guard could be headed to the Gamecocks. But his father said Friday no decision is on the horizon. “It will be a little ways down the road,” Louis Woods said. South Carolina and North Carolina have been talked about the most in terms of closeness with Woods, and they have recruited Woods the hardest. (The State)

Brandon Ingram announcement ceremony schedule, details

Kinston High School senior guard Brandon Ingram will make his college announcement Monday evening at Viking Gymnasium on the campus of Kinston High School. Below is the schedule of events. 5:40 p.m.: Doors open for gym; 6 p.m.: Doors close; 6:03 p.m.: Welcome – KHS basketball coach/athletics director Perry Tyndall; 6:05 p.m.: Brandon’s dad, Donald, will issue thank yous and speak for a moment; 6:10 p.m.: Brandon makes announcement (Kinston Free Press)

Brandon Ingram's recruiting choice could swing the Duke-North Carolina rivalry

No player in the class of 2015 has risen up recruiting rankings as quickly as small forward Brandon Ingram has over the past year. The North Carolina native has been lighting the grassroots and all-star game circuit on fire, climbing all the way to No. 3 overall in ESPN's final class ranking and getting his first invitation to compete with USA Basketball. (SB Nation)

Final Rivals150 Basketball Rankings For 2015

Rivals.com has released its final Top 150 for the graduating senior class, and there's a surprising player at the top of the rankings. The only committed player to UNC in the class is Luke Maye, and he did not make the ranking. Instate UNC target Brandon Ingram comes in at No. 4. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

The Jaylen Brown mystery: All-USA forward 'just a normal kid' amid recruiting rumors

It seems there’s a new rumor floating around every day about where American Family Insurance ALL-USA basketball player Jaylen Brown of Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) will be attending college. Depending on whom you believe, Michigan, Cal, Kansas and Kentucky are all lead-pipe cinches. His list also includes North Carolina, UCLA, Georgia and Georgia Tech. The thing is, Brown isn’t talking much, so until he makes his choice, the reports will continue to be just rumors. (USA Today)

Harry Giles Hosts Duke For In-Home Visit

On his seventeenth birthday, Harry Giles III, the top power forward in the class of 2016, had Duke coaches Mike Krzyzewski and Jeff Capel in his home in Winston-Salem, NC. Giles, the first person offered by Duke in the class of 2016, has hosted the Blue Devils staff on each of his last two birthdays, according to Jason Jordan of USA Today. (Carolina Blue)

Maverick Rowan Still Hopes to Reclassify to 2015

For Cardinal Gibbons (FL) Maverick Rowan, the dream of moving into the 2015 class and playing college basketball in the upcoming season is a light that seems dim. “Right now there’s a lot of obstacles,” Rowan told 247Sports at the Adidas Gauntlet in Duncanville. “I’m still looking into it, but it’s really tough right now.” “Everyone else is still in it for 15, even North Carolina,” said Rowan. “Even though they have a big log jam, they still want me.” (247 Sports)

ESPN's Paul Biancardi: Could be California or Michigan for Jaylen Brown

ESPN’s national director of recruiting Paul Biancardi suggested Tuesday that Cal is in position to land another top-10 prospect. This time it’s Jaylen Brown, a 6-foot-7, 220 pound wing from Georgia. Brown is ranked No. 4 on ESPN, No. 2 on Rivals.com and No. 1 on Scout.com for the 2015 class. “Sources close to his family told me it could be Cal or it could be Michigan for his final destination,” Biancardi said on ESPN. (SFGate)

The latest on available 2015 5-star basketball recruits

Jaylen Brown seems to have everyone guessing. From college coaches to recruiting analysts to even the people in his camp, no one seems to know where he will go to college. The schools involved are California, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina and UCLA. Brandon Ingram is planning to announce his college choice on Monday. His list of schools include Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, NC State and UCLA. (Scout.com)

UNC to have last in-home with Brandon Ingram

Roy Williams and the UNC staff with have an in-home visit with 247Sports Composite five-star prospect Brandon Ingram (Kinston, NC) on Wednesday. The 6-foot-8 small forward is the No. 11 player in the 2015 class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings. UNC is the last school to visit with Ingram before he announces next Monday, April 27th. Kentucky, Kansas, N.C. State, and Duke (twice) have all had in-home visits with Ingram over the last six days. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Brandon Ingram discusses upcoming decision

ESPN's Matt Schick talks with No. 3 overall recruit Brandon Ingram about the decision process and when Ingram, the nation's top-ranked uncommitted prospect, will announce his college choice. (ESPN.com)

Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail: Simmons, Bradley, Tatum

Roy Williams is making three recruiting trips this week after seeing Harry Giles on Friday. Per Jerry Meyer of 247Sports, Williams was in Alpharetta, Georgia on Monday to meet with five-star combo guard Kobi Simmons. Power Forward Tony Bradley, a four-star prospect out of Florida, confirmed that Williams is coming down for a visit on Tuesday. Five-star small forward Jayson Tatum tweeted that UNC will be having an in-home visit with him on Wednesday. (Carolina Blue)

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

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Watching 2019 F Matthew Hurt, 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 SG Zion Williamson at the adidas Uprising event in Atlanta, GA

4/22/2016 - 4/23/2016
Watching 2017 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2017 PG Trevon Duval, 2018 PG Devon Dotson, 2018 SF Cameron Reddish, 2017 C Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, 2017 SG Brandon Randolph, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 SG Lonnie Walker in Indianapolis, IN

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Visiting previously offered 2017 5 star center Jeremiah Tilmon in La Porte, Indiana

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

Monday, April 18, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 PF P.J. Washington in Dallas, TX

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Mohamed Bamba2017 PF
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jeremiah Tilmon2017 PF
Tony Bradley2016 C
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 CG
Jalek Felton2017 CG
Brandon Randolph2017 SG
P.J. Washington2017 PF

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