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UNC to visit 2015's No. 2 prospect Jaylen Brown

North Carolina will visit 2015 five-star small forward Jaylen Brown Saturday night, Shun Williams of OnTheRadarHoops.com reports. Brown took an official visit to UNC on January 10th. Per 274Sports Composite rankings, Brown is the No. 2 prospect in the country, the No. 2 small forward, and the No. 1 player in the state of Georgia. The 6-foot-7, 217-pound five-star is considering UNC, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA, Michigan, Georgia, and Georgia Tech. (Carolina Blue)

Brandon Ingram to Visit Carolina, Duke on Saturday

Brandon Ingram has a full day ahead of him on Saturday. The 6-foot-9 Ingram, ranked 12th in the country by ESPN.com, will see North Carolina play Georgia Tech at noon in Chapel Hill, N.C., and then will watch Duke host Clemson at 4 p.m. in Durham. Ingram confirmed by text he plans to see both games. Ingram recently told SNY.tv he’s not close to making his college decision and is trying to focus on winning his fourth straight state championship. (Zag's Blog)

Harry Giles not letting recruiting pressure get to him

Harry Giles is living much of his life in a fishbowl — and is handling being one of the biggest fish very well. Giles, a 6-10 junior power forward at High Point Wesleyan Christian Academy, is one of the top prospects in the country. What he can do on the basketball court is simple — almost anything he wants to do. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Brandon Ingram lists UNC in top 6

The Tar Heels are still in the running for Class of 2015 forward Brandon Ingram. Over the weekend, the No. 1 player in the state of North Carolina announced his final 6 teams. Included with the Tar Heels were Duke, N.C. State, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA. That makes 3 in-state schools to go with three other ‘Blue Blood’ schools. The recruit from Kinston goes to the same high school as former Tar Heels Jerry Stackhouse and Reggie Bullock. (Keeping It Heel)

Harry Giles can put on a show on the basketball court

Giles’ father is down to earth and a sensible guy. And he and Giles’ mother have instilled the same values into their son. Giles’ father said there’s a reason his son picked eight schools as finalists. “He’s been over to Wake a lot because he’s friends with Brandon and we know Randolph really well,” Giles’ father said. “And we know how good a coach Danny (Manning) is and he’s a good guy. But we have been to North Carolina and Duke a lot too because they are around here.” (Winston-Salem Journal)

Scout.com's Top 100 high school basketball players, regardless of class

Scout's team of experts came up with the Ultimate 100 concept. Keep in mind this is our take on the best prospects, not the most productive players. No. 23 Jalek Felton Just a sophomore, Felton, who is the nephew of Raymond Felton, ranks high on this list for a number of reasons. At 6-foot-2, Felton has a lengthy wingspan at 6-foot-8. He's quick and a good, although not great, athlete. (Scout.com)

UNC eyeing 6'10 Finland prospect Lauri Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen is a very skilled 6-10, 214-pound face-up big man who can shoot and has played very well at the Basketball Without Borders camp. He is considering entering an American college for 2016. “I finish my high school in Finland, maybe a year and a half left, and then I’m going to college,” he said. Markkanen said North Carolina is “the biggest one” recruiting him, and that Florida, Texas A&M and St. John’s are also in the mix. (Zag's Blog)

Video: Harry Giles and recruiting hoopla

Harry Giles, a Winston-Salem native and a junior at High Point Wesleyan, is one of the top players in the country. He talks about dealing with the hoopla surrounding him. Giles has announced his top eight schools that he is considering. Among those he is considering are Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Harry Giles III Blog: Cutting his list down

2016 power forward Harry Giles: Right now, the schools I’m considering are, in no particular order: Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, UNC, Wake Forest, Ohio St and UNLV. I just really like talking to all the coaches and getting to know them. I definitely want to have a close relationship with coaching staff at whichever school I pick. I would have to say that, right now, I talk to Duke the most, them and Wake. I talk to Carolina a lot too and Coach Calipari texted me the other day. (USA Today)

The Dennis Smith Jr. Blog: Season and recruiting updates

2016 PG Dennis Smith, Jr.: "With my recruitment, I can definitely say that things have picked up a lot more with Louisville; they’ve been talking to me a lot more lately and Coach Pitino came out to a game so we’re building a closer relationship. I went to the North Carolina-Syracuse game. My boy that went with me was a big Syracuse fan and so he was wearing the hat and the fans were giving him a hard time. It was funny. The fans were cool though. I had a good time there." (USA Today)

Top 5 Available Senior Small Forwards

As the high school season wears on, the amount of quality available senior recruits continues to dwindle. This week we are taking a look at the top five uncommitted players at each position. Monday and Tuesday the point guard and shooting guard positions were featured, today we are looking at the small forward spot, which is led by Jaylen Brown and Brandon Ingram. (Scout.com)

Video: Harry Giles breaks down his 8 finalists

Wesleyan Christian Academy's Harry Giles breaks down each of his eight final schools in recruiting for WFMY News 2 Sports. View Video...

The Seventh Coming: Is high school junior Seventh Woods the next Russell Westbrook?

Seventh Woods’s unusual name is derived, his parents say, from the Book of Genesis. “And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” It’s a good name, but as I watched Seventh, one of the nation’s best high school basketball players, streak across the court during a game last November, I couldn’t help but think there’s nothing about this incredibly gifted 16-year-old point guard that suggests repose. (Grantland)

UNC among Harry Giles' eight finalists

Five-star Class of 2016 forward Harry Giles is going to be a serious threat to be the No. 1 player in the class and the North Carolina native has recovered nicely from an ACL injury to have a dominant junior season. At 6-foot-10, Giles is emerging as an impact player on both ends of the floor and his upside is huge. On Monday night, the No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2016, according to Rivals, cut his list to eight as Giles is down to Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Ohio State and UNLV. (NBC Sports)

Recruiting Roundup: Jaylen Brown, Brandon Ingram

UNC head coach Roy Williams and assistant Steve Robinson will be at Kinston High Friday to attend the Senior Night of Brandon Ingram, his father Tweeted. The 6-8 Ingram is also considering Duke, N.C. State, UCLA, Kansas and Kentucky. Jaylen Brown, the 6-foot-7 wing out of Marietta (GA) Wheeler, still plans to take an official visit to Michigan but has no date set. Brown is also considering Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, Georgia, Georgia Tech and North Carolina and will commit in the spring. (Zag's Blog)

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

Tuesday, February 02, 2016
At Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada watching 2017 4-star power forward P.J. Washington

Friday, January 29, 2016
Watching 2018 3-star small forward Jairus Hamilton play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NC.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Watching 2017 PF Wendell Carter play against Pace Academy in Atlanta, GA

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Visiting 2017 5-star small forward Kevin Knox at Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa, FL

Sunday, January 17, 2016
Watching 2016 4-star center Udoka Azubuike at the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, MA

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Rawle Alkins2016 SG
Jarrett Allen2016 PF
Mohamed Bamba2017 C
Wendell Carter2017 C
Jalek Felton2017 SG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jeremiah Tilmon2017 C
Tony Bradley2016 C
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 PG

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