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Kobi Simmons to Visit Kentucky, Xavier

Kobi Simmons, a 6-foot-5 combo guard from Alpharetta (GA) St. Francis, has set two official visits for later this summer: Kentucky and Xavier. The No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2016 according to 247Sports.com, Simmons is being courted by a Who’s Who of schools, including Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State, Georgia, Arizona, Kansas and Syracuse, among others. (Zag's Blog)

Jayson Tatum announcing decision within two weeks

Jayson Tatum is ready to let the world know where he will be playing college basketball. Sometime within the next two weeks, the #1 small forward (and #4 overall player) in the Class of 2016 will announce his decision. Down to four schools as of April 10th, the 6'8" wing from Saint Louis, Missouri surprised some when he kept his hometown school on the list with Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina. But based on everything Tatum has said leading up to his decision, counting SLU in with the other three heavyweights was not just a token inclusion. (Carolina Blue)

July Live Period Preview: Five story lines to track this month

During the spring, it looked as though Dennis Smith had the crown locked up as the best guard in the Class of 2016. Although the 6-foot-2 North Carolina native still has a great chance to be the top guard in the national class, he’s going to be pushed by some strong competition during the month of July. 6-foot-5 Kobi Simmons from Atlanta, 6-foot-2 Utah native Frank Jackson and De’Aaron Fox, a 6-foot-3 product of Houston, are all legitimate threats to go at Smith. (NBC Sports)

Video: Jalek Felton "95 percent" committed to UNC

2017 commit Jalek Felton said Tuesday that he's "95 percent" committed to UNC, that he's still waiting on the NCAA situation to be resolved. He also mentioned Kentucky and South Carolina. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum considering package deal

Harry Giles called Jayson Tatum his "best friend"; they roomed together in Crete, just as they did at the FIBA U17 Worlds in Dubai last summer, and both want to chase a national championship in 2016-17, what'll likely be their lone college season. Teaming up in college, Giles said, "is mostly definitely what we talk about," and Tatum called it a "pretty strong possibility." Giles and Tatum have three overlapping schools on their lists: Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina. (Sports Illustrated)

Fresh Off Gold Medals, Tatum, Giles Expected to Draw Big Crowds at Peach Jam

Fresh off winning gold medals with the USA U19 team at the World Championship in Greece on Sunday, 2016 stars Jayson Tatum and Harry Giles are expected to compete this week at the Nike Peach Jam. The 6-foot-8 Tatum will play with the St. Louis Eagles, while the 6-10 Giles is on the CP3 roster. The teams are in different pools in the Under-17 bracket and won’t meet during pool play, which begins Thursday at 9 a.m. (Zag's Blog)

USA Beats Croatia in Overtime to Win FIBA U19 World Championship

Facing its toughest game of the tournament, the United States defended its U19 title with a 79-71 overtime victory over Croatia in the gold-medal game of the FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Greece. One day after dropping 30 points on the Italians in the semifinals, Villanova freshman Jalen Brunson went for 14 points, 2016 star forward Harry Giles came on strong late and finished with 13 points and 16 rebounds and Jayson Tatum added 13 points. (Zag's Blog)

Video: Top 2016 basketball recruit Harry Giles having huge summer

Harry Giles of Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.) is validating his place atop the 247Sports Composite for the Class of 2016 this summer. Giles, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound power forward, is one of four rising high school seniors currently in Greece with USA Basketball's U19 team. Through three games, he is averaging 13.6 points and 8.3 rebounds — playing less than 20 minutes in all three. (MaxPreps)

Dennis Smith shines at Stephen Curry camp, heads next to adidas Gauntlet

Fayetteville point guard Dennis Smith Jr. has a big week ahead in Atlanta, but let's rewind first to the show he put on in front of Stephen Curry, the 2015 NBA MVP and starting point guard for the league champion Golden State Warriors. Check out these highlights. Next up for Smith, fellow in-state recruit Edrice Adebayo and their Team Loaded travel squad is the adidas Uprising Gauntlet Finale in Atlanta from July 8-11. (Fayetteville Observer)

Peach Jam will have Tobacco Road flavor

Each July, the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta, South Carolina, becomes the epicenter of college basketball. The Nike EYBL Finals, or what's more commonly referred to as the Peach Jam, brings together many of the top high school players and the big name coaches trying to land them. Harry Giles, a 6-foot-10 center from Winston-Salem, is the top ranked player in the class of 2016. He'll be on hand with his CP3 team. Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest are among his top suitors. (Fayetteville Observer)

5-star PF Dewan Huell has strong bond with FSU

Five-star power forward Dewan Huell is in no rush to decide where he'll play college basketball. But Leonard Hamilton and the Florida State coaching staff have made their mark with Huell, according to his coach Lawton Williams from Norland High School in Miami. Huell, a 6-10, 206-pounder in the Class of 2016, posted on Twitter in April that he's deciding between FSU, Miami, Florida, Louisville, Kansas, Notre Dame, North Carolina, South Carolina, LSU, Maryland, and USF. (Tallahassee Democrat)

Video: Seventh Woods Updates Recruitment

During the Stephen Curry Select camp in Oakland, Calif., Seventh Woods sat down with Scout to discuss his recruitment and which schools are making him a priority. Recruiting Interest: South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Louisville and Georgetown (Scout.com)

Sacha Killeya-Jones discusses UNC offer

CarolinaBlue caught up with Sacha Killeya-Jones to discuss his UNC offer, the Tar Heel offense, and his general recruitment. What does the UNC offer mean to you? Killeya-Jones: "It means a lot to get an offer from UNC. Its a great program. Coach Williams is a Hall of Fame coach. Obviously its great to get an offer from your hometown school. I know a lot about them. So its an honor to get an offer from UNC. It means a lot to me." (Carolina Blue)

Video: Dennis Smith Interview & Update

Five-star lead guard Dennis Smith told Scout at the Stephen Curry Select Camp which schools are prioritizing him, where he wants to visit and who he's hoping to see in the future. Recruiting interest: Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest, Louisville and California (Scout.com)

2016 Basketball Top 100: Updated lists & evaluations

No. 1 Harry Giles, Class of 2016: Giles, who one NBA executive said was putting on a “video game” like performance at the USA Basketball U19 trials, cut his list of schools to Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State, Syracuse, UNLV and Wake Forest in early February. Giles has taken multiple unofficial visits to Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest, but has yet to take his first official visit. (Scout.com)

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

7/20/2016 - 7/22/2016
Watching 2017 PG Collin Sexton, 2017 C Nate Watson, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 PF Brandon Huffman, 2017 PG Tremont Waters, 2017 SF Jermaine Samuels, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SG Romeo Langford, 2018 SG Zion Williamson, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 CG Coby White, 2019 SF Wendell Moore, 2019 PF Matthew Hurt in Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Watching 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2019 PF Christian Brown, and 2019 PG Ashton Hagans at the Champions Classic in Marietta, GA

7/14/2016 - 7/15/2016
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2017 C Nate Watson, and 2017 PG Trevon Duval at the Under Armour Association Finals in Cartersville, GA

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Watching 2017 center Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, and 2017 PG Matt Coleman at Team USA U18 practice in Houston, TX

Saturday, July 09, 2016
Watching 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2018 SG Romeo Langford at the adidas Gauntlet Series in Spartanburg, SC

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Mohamed Bamba2017 C
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 CG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
P.J. Washington2017 PF
Brandon Randolph2017 SG
Nick Weatherspoon2017 PG
Rechon Black2018 PG
Devon Dotson2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF

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