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Basketball Recruits Visiting UNC vs Louisville on Saturday

An elite collection of basketball recruits are expected courtside for UNC’s pivotal ACC matchup with Louisville on Saturday. Jaylen Brown: The No. 1 overall player in the class of 2015 is taking an official visit to North Carolina this weekend. It’s Brown’s first-ever trip to Chapel Hill and will mark the third time in the last six years (Harrison Barnes, Andrew Wiggins) that Scout.com’s top-ranked player has used an official visit at UNC. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams offers 5-star guard Kobi Simmons

Roy Williams liked what he saw out of 2016 five-star combo guard Kobi Simmons at the City of Palms Classic, so he made a trip to Atlanta Tuesday night and offered Simmons after his game. "Coach Williams said he liked the way he plays when he saw him in Fort Myers, and he wanted to make a personal trip down here," said Simmons' father Demond Stephens. Stephens noted the recruiting effort of Hubert Davis, who has recruited Simmons religiously for five months. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams visiting 2016 five-star guard Kobi Simmons

2016 five-star combo guard Kobi Simmons has been on the North Carolina radar for a few months. Apparently the recruitment is heating up as Roy Williams is expected to visit Simmons Tuesday per his travel team coach, Horace Neysmith. Simmons, 6-5, 170-pounds from Alpharetta (Ga.) St. Francis, played outstanding basketball at the recent City of Palms Classic. He is long athlete with a three-level scoring game and a penchant for making plays. (Carolina Blue)

Bam Adebayo's big night

Class of 2016 power forward Edrice "Bam" Adebayo had quite the impressive stat line on Monday night. The five-star prospect had 32 points, 28 rebounds, five blocks, five assists, and four steals. In front of UNC head coach Roy Williams in December, Adebayo dropped 40 points. Adebayo is a top target for North Carolina. He attended the December 27th game in Chapel Hill against UAB and has made multiple unofficial visits to UNC in 2014. (Carolina Blue)

Dennis Smith, Jr. Blog: UNC, Duke, NC State Visits

Dennis Smith, Jr.: "I went to N.C. State for their game against Cincinnati with Gary Clark and those guys. It was a lot of fun; I thought State played really solid with my man Cat Barber out there doing his thing. Then I went to Duke’s game last weekend against Boston College and had a ball. I’m gonna get to North Carolina’s game against Louisville, too, so I’m looking forward to checking out the Tar Heels. I’ve got really good relationships with all of the coaches recruiting me." (USA Today)

Jayson Tatum scores 39, talks recruiting

After a team-high 39 points and 14 rebounds, Jayson Tatum and his Chaminade team was able to make the statement they had been hoping for Friday at the Cancer Research Classic. Kentucky coach John Calipari was in attendance. As for other schools not named Kentucky, Tatum discussed a possible official visit to Duke for their match-up on February 28. “I know there are schools I want to get to like North Carolina, I haven’t been there, as well as Arizona, UConn, Wake Forest,” Tatum said. (Future 150)

Antonio Blakeney Commits To LSU

Antonio Blakeney, the 2015 five-star shooting guard out of Sarasota (Fla) Oak Ridge High, committed to Johnny Jones and LSU on Friday, choosing the Tigers over Kentucky and Missouri. This is the second time the prolific scoring guard has committed, with his original pledge given to Rick Pitino and Louisville in early September. But that pledge lasted only ten days as Blakeney announced he had withdrew his pledge and reopened his recruitment. (Zag's Blog)

Video: New Jalek Felton Highlight Mix

Following the footsteps of his uncle Raymond Felton, Jalek Felton committed to the University of North Carolina recently. The super-talented sophomore is a top ten 2017 prospect and arguably the best guard in the country. View Video...

Jaylen Brown typifies modern national basketball recruit

A walking basketball showcase willing to sign autographs and careful with his words – Jaylen Brown has come to typify the modern national basketball recruit, whose on-court performance is combined with a carefully constructed image. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just the way elite basketball recruits are handled these days. Brown, a member of the 2014 U18 National Team, has already won a gold medal and is likely to participate in the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship, which takes place in Greece. (OregonLive.com)

Sacha Killeya-Jones commits to Virginia

The Cavaliers are clearly rolling on the court and it’s helping off of it. On Thursday, Tony Bennett and his staff started 2015 off with a commitment. UVa picked up a pledge from four-star power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones. Killeya-Jones, a 6-foot-10 power forward out of Lynchburg (Va.) Virginia Episcopal School, also strongly considered Georgetown, Virginia, Wake Forest and a host of other high major programs. (Scout.com)

Harry Giles and the rules for elite basketball players about Air Jordans

As coveted as Air Jordans are for people all over the world — as made clear by the unreal lines at shoe stores on release day — Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.) forward Harry Giles III dished on a well-known rule amongst elite high school hoopers: No J’s on the hardwood. (USA Today)

Roy Williams to watch Braxton Blackwell

Nashville (Tenn.) CPA head coach Drew Maddux has informed 247Sports that North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and an Ohio State assistant will watch 2016 SF Braxton Blackwell play Wednesday night. Blackwell also has a top 2019 teammate in Tyger Campbell. A 6-8, 220-pound combo forward, Blackwell is ranked No. 20 by 247Sports and No. 32 in the 247Sports Composite, but North Carolina has not yet offered Blackwell. (Carolina Blue)

Harry Giles, Wesleyan Christian Take Down Orangeville Prep and Thon Maker

Harry Giles went for 26 points and 14 rebounds to lead Wesleyan Christian (N.C.) to a 78-75 win over Orangeville Prep (Ontario) in the championship game of the HSOT Invitational in Raleigh, N.C. The 6-foot-10 Giles was named Tournament MVP. Kwe Parker had 20 for Wesleyan Christian, which trailed 46-33 at the break. “We were never going to lose this tournament in our own state,” Giles told USA Today. “That wasn’t gonna happen.” (Zag's Blog)

Tar Heels Land Another Felton

Jalek Felton has always dreamed of becoming a Tar Heel. The sophomore guard took another step in that direction by making a soft verbal commitment to UNC on Tuesday. He confirmed that he has committed to UNC, but will still take visits to other schools in the coming months. Felton's uncle, Raymond, starred at UNC from 2002-05. Felton is UNC's first commitment in the class of 2017 -- in fact, he's the only member of the class to hold a UNC offer. (Inside Carolina)

Confirmed: Jalek Felton commits to UNC

Class of 2017 guard Jalek Felton has committed to North Carolina, multiple reports can confirm. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound prospect from Mullins High School in South Carolina is a 247Sports Composite five-star and ranked as the No. 1 combo guard and the No. 7 overall player in the 2017 class. Felton is the nephew of former Tar Heel great and 2005 National Champion Raymond Felton who played at UNC from 2002-2005. (Carolina Blue)

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
RecruitClassRating
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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