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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)

Brandon Ingram Drawing Close

Brandon Ingram has been a hot commodity for more than a year, playing his way to No. 13 in the senior class. He has cradled offers from Duke, North Carolina, NC State, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA for many months, clinging tightly to his finalists and hoping for clarity. Things are likely to become even more intense before he announces. Ingram has been spectacular at times here this week, and if anything his suitors may become even more determined to land him. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams visits two five-star recruits

Roy Williams has spent the week checking in on some of the Tar Heels' top targets for the 2016 recruiting class. On Monday, Williams visited 2016 point guard Dennis Smith (Fayetteville, N.C./Trinity Christian School). Smith is the No. 1 point guard and the No. 4 overall player in the 2016 class. On Tuesday, Williams checked in on 6-foot-9, 232-pound five-star power forward Edrice Adebayo (Pinetown, N.C./Northside). (Carolina Blue)

N.C. Hoops Depth on Display

Each year since 2008, there’s been at least one high school player from North Carolina in Scout’s final top 25 rankings. It’s given birth to homegrown recruits dubbing it as the “Hoop State.” “We’ve got really good players and everyone is finding out about us,” said Edrice Adebayo, one of three N.C. natives ranked in the top 15 of the class of 2016. “There’s a lot of talent here.” Adebayo, who will hold off making a college decision until his senior season, is one of four in-state high school players with a UNC offer (Brandon Ingram, Harry Giles, Dennis Smith Jr.). (Inside Carolina)

Jaylen Brown to wait upwards of 'about a month' to make college choice

America's most coveted recruit is winding down his timeline, but still taking his time. Jaylen Brown told the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader on Sunday that he has "about a month" to go in his recruitment, but could decide sooner than that, based on circumstances. "If I choose a school within the next two weeks that I think I like the most, and they don't have any NBA guys, then I won't have to wait until whatever the NBA deadline is," Brown told the Herald-Leader. "But, if I do, then I'll probably wait." (MLive.com)

McDonald's Monday Practice: Ingram stands above all

Through the first session of McDonald’s practice, no one stood out more than Brandon Ingram. Not only has Ingram grown to 6-foot-9, but he’s starting to play the game with a significant amount of confidence. Going up against the nation’s top players, Ingram not only competed, but was easily the most productive player of the day. With his size, wide shoulders, lengthy arms, mobility and athleticism, Ingram has always been a guy that had upside. But now he’s starting to put it all together. (Scout.com)

Q&A with Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown earned the nation's No. 1 ranking, led Wheeler (Ga.) to a state championship and has now begun McDonald's All-American Game this week. After several months of silence about his recruitment, he spoke in-depth on Monday: "Coach Roy (Williams), he’s a great guy, humble guy. He has a very smooth personality and is down to earth. His program has a lot of tradition and a lot of good players have come through their program." (Inside Carolina)

Clint's Notebook: Jalek Felton

Jalek Felton just has it. And by it - we mean he's a natural. The game comes easy for him. He's blessed with incredible ability and is destined for stardom at UNC. The worst part about Felton is that UNC fans have to wait another two years to see him. One topic that not many scouts agree on is where Felton will play when he gets to North Carolina. He has speed, vision and a handle and good size to be an athletic point guard. But then there's his natural scoring ability. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

McDonald's All American Jaylen Brown arrested on minor traffic charges

Jaylen Brown, a McDonald’s All-American forward from Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.), was arrested and charged on Wednesday with two misdemeanor traffic violations then released on a $1,300 bond. Brown, who averaged 28 points and 12 rebounds a game this season while leading Wheeler to the state AAAAAA championship, was charged with a stop sign violation and for driving on a suspended license. Wheeler coach Doug Lipscomb said that Brown would still play at the McDonald’s All American Game next Wednesday (USA Today)

Luke Maye leads the way

He’s a top 100 national basketball recruit, a two-time conference Player of the Year and a North Carolina recruit who has helped put the Huskies on the short list of the state’s top teams. This year, Maye had a Luke Maye type of season. He led the team in nearly every category, averaging 20.7 points, 14.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He’s as comfortable leading the fast break as he is backing his man down under the basket or hoisting 3-pointers that would make some of the NBA’s top sharpshooters envious. (Huntersville Herald)

Dennis Smith Jr. Blog: No. 1 PG blogs about recent visits to UNC, Duke and N.C. State

Dennis Smith, Jr.: "I’m excited to tell you that I ended up winning Gatorade Player of the Year for North Carolina and that was really big for me because of all the great talent we’ve got here in the state like my boys Harry Giles, Brandon Ingram, Edrice Adebayo and a lot more players. I’ve been out to a few games lately — Carolina, Duke and N.C. State. It’s always cool going to those schools and seeing how everything is on game day. Right now I’d say I talk to Duke, Louisville and UNC the most." (USA Today)

No. 1 Jaylen Brown visits Michigan, California

The nation's top player, Jaylen Brown, a 6-foot-7 wing out of Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler, took his scheduled fifth and final official visit to Michigan this past Thursday and Friday. Brown then returned home for a day, before taking an unofficial visit to California on Sunday and Monday. California hasn't been on Brown's list, but have apparently been actively recruiting him. Brown has also taken official visits to Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and UCLA. (Scout.com)

Jalek Felton lives up to expectations, then some

Jalek Felton averaged 28.7 points, 6.5 assists and 2.4 steals per game this season, which included a highlight reel full of dunks and memories. He eclipsed the 1,000-point plateau this season, earned all-state honors and also committed to play at North Carolina during the Beach Ball Classic in December. A few days before committing, Felton had the best scoring game of his career, dropping in 51 points in an 83-74 win over Myrtle Beach at the Beach Ball Classic. It was second most points scored in a game in tournament history. (SC Now)

Video: Dennis Smith, Jr. Junior Year Mixtape

Dennis Smith Jr is considered the top point guard in the junior class and, at only 17 years old, it’s easy to see why. Dennis plays for Trinity Christian School based out of Fayetteville, NC and helped lead his team to a NCISAA State Semi-Final. Watch as Smith deals with double & triple teams. (Ball Is Life)

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

UNC Basketball Recruiting Board

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