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Jaylen Brown aims for Nike Hoop Summit victory following state championship

Jaylen Brown, one of the top high school senior basketball players in the U.S., fulfilled one goal by leading Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga., to a state championship victory with his last-second free throws. Now the talented college recruit, who also helped the USA to gold at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, is setting even larger goals. (Nike.com)

Brandon Ingram Talks Favorites, Sets UNC In-Home Visit

After continuing to impress this week at the Hoop Summit, elite 2015 wing prospect Brandon Ingram updated his recruitment, noting his current group of favorites and his first scheduled in-home visit - with UNC. Where does your list stand right now? Have you been able to dwindle it down any further? Ingram: "I have not gotten it down, but my favorites are Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and Kentucky. Those are my favorites right now." (Inside Carolina)

Jayson Tatum announces top four schools

Class of 2016 five-star small forward Jayson Tatum announced a top four of Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Saint Louis University on his personal instagram account. Per the 247Sports Composite rankings, Tatum is the No. 1 small forward and the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2016 class. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Basketball Targets: April 10-12 Live Evaluation Period

The UNC coaching staff will be on the road this weekend watching top targets in the 2016 and 2017 class along with evaluating future prospects. Its an important weekend in the world of basketball recruiting where the presence of coaches at prospects' games is often an indicator of interest level. The following is a list of where UNC's top targets are playing: (Carolina Blue)

Video: Jaylen Brown McDonald's Week Highlights

Jaylen Brown, a 2015 UNC small forward recruiting target, shows off his impressive skill set during last week's McDonald's All-American game. Brown is currently undecided on a college but lists North Carolina among his top-8 finalists. View Video...

Video: Brandon Ingram McDonald's Week Mixtape

Brandon Ingram came to the McDonald's All American Games as a highly touted high school basketball prospect and he left as a bonafide NBA Draft Prospect. The 6'9 uncommitted senior showed NBA personnel that he has a consistent outside jump shot and the athleticism to make a big time impact at the next level and beyond. View Video...

No. 2 Overall Recruit Jaylen Brown Uses Epic Trailer to Show off Top 8 Schools

2015 prospect Jaylen Brown is the top uncommitted recruit in his class, according to 247Sports, and everyone is after his talents. Brown teamed up with Bleacher Report for an epic trailer to show off the top eight schools that the senior power forward is considering. Watch the video as Brown uses a unique method to display where he might end up going to college. (Bleacher Report)

Brandon Ingram dishes on his unstoppable crossover (video)

This week we caught up with Kinston (Kinston, N.C.) wing Brandon Ingram, a five-star recruit who was named to the McDonald’s All American and Jordan Brand Classic games. Ingram was also planning to play in the Kentucky Derby Classic this weekend but was added to the roster for the Nike Hoops Summit in Portland. (USA Today)

Weddington’s Stephanie Watts, Kinston’s Brandon Ingram named Ms., Mr. Basketball in NC

A pair of McDonald’s All-Americans are Mr. and Ms. Basketball in North Carolina. The awards recognize the top high school senior boy and girl for stellar playing careers. Weddington’s Stephanie Watts, a 5-foot-9 guard, is the state’s Ms. Basketball . Kinston’s Brandon Ingram, a 6-9 forward, is Mr. Basketball. (Charlotte Observer)

Jayson Tatum's talent puts him in spotlight and crosshairs

In the fall, Jayson Tatum trimmed his multitude of offers to 10 finalists. He included Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, Connecticut, Arizona, Kansas and Wake Forest, all of which are among the most respected programs in the nation. Tatum took one official visit this winter. He, his father and his mother, Brandy Cole, spent the last weekend of February at Duke. Tatum said he plans to trim his list to a final five in the coming weeks. (STL Today)

Ingram, Maye, Watts lead North Carolina AP all-state basketball teams

Kinston's Brandon Ingram, Charlotte Hough's Luke Maye and Weddington's Stephanie Watts were the leading vote-getters for the 2014-15 Associated Press all-state prep basketball teams for North Carolina. Ingram and Maye each earned 21 of a possible 22 votes to lead the men's team. Watts earned 20 votes to lead the women. Ingram, a McDonald's All-American, is still undecided on his college choice, while Maye and Watts are both committed to UNC. (High School OT)

Brandon Ingram and Jaylen Brown to announce this month

By the end of April UNC will know whether they are adding another prospect to their 2015 recruiting class. If they do it will be between two of the top remaining targets available in the 2015 cycle. Both Brandon Ingram and Jaylen Brown have indicated that they will announce by the end of April. (Carolina Blue)

Maverick Rowan hopes to reclassify to 2015

Top basketball recruiting target Maverick Rowan, a high school junior, prefers to skip a grade and join the recruiting class of 2015, making him eligible for college ball next season, and his family is seriously exploring ways to make it happen, his father said. Asked if Louisville would be a strong option for his son if he moves to 2015, Ron Rowan said, "Yes, that's safe to say." UCLA, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Florida, NC State and West Virginia are other teams recruiting Rowan. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Brandon Ingram performs well in McDonald's All-American Game

The East team beat the West 111-91 in the McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday night at the United Center in Chicago. Kinston's Brandon Ingram, a 6-foot-8 wing who is considering UNC, Duke, NC State, Kentucky, Kansas and UCLA, capped a strong showing by scoring 15 points and grabbing five rebounds for the West team. He said he'll announce his college decision by the end of this month. Ingram scored 13 of his points in the first half and shot 6-for-11 in the game. (Fayetteville Observer)

Brandon Ingram impressing at McDonald's All-American practices

The word from Chicago after two days of McDonald's All-American practice is the impressiveness of 6-foot-9 mall forward Brandon Ingram. The Kinston (NC) has been a major target for North Carolina for the last few years. He lists the Tar Heels along with Duke, N.C. State, Kentucky, Kansas, and UCLA as his top schools. Ingram won four straight titles at Kinston High School. (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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