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Brandon Ingram Says UNC Academic Scandal ‘Affects Decision’

Some observers believe Brandon Ingram will ultimately end up at North Carolina because he is close with former Tar Heel Jerry Stackhouse, who also played for Kinston High. Still, the academic scandal at UNC has complicated things and Ingram said that has impacted his thought process. “Of course it affects my decision,” Ingram said. “I really like those guys a lot, and I really like all of the colleges a lot, so I’m just waiting to see what’s going to happen because it will affect my decision." (Zag's Blog)

Chick-fil-A Day Three Notebook: Woods, Felton, Ingram, Smith

I’ve watched Brandon Ingram for years, and Monday night may have been the best I’ve ever seen him play. Matched head to head against P.J. Dozier, Ingram soared to a sterling outing: 26 points (9-17 fg, 2-5 on threes), 12 rebounds, six assists and a steal. The showdown between Dennis Smith and Seventh Woods proved to be more fizzle than sizzle, but each man had his moments. Woods helped lead Hammond past Smith's Trinity Christian 64-54. (Scout.com)

Video: Brandon Ingram posterizes defender in front of Roy Williams

This is 6’9? Brandon Ingram (Kinston) putting a defender on a poster Monday at the Chick-Fil-A Classic in Columbia, SC. The dunk went down in a close game situation late in the fourth quarter, which sparked a comeback win for Kinston High. UNC’s Roy Williams, NC State’s Rob Moxy, & USC’s Frant Martin were all in the house to check out the match-up between Ingram and Spring Valley’s P.J. Dozier. (Ball Is Life)

Jalek Felton to Visit UNC in January

Jalek Felton will take visits in January to five schools — Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina, Kentucky and Wichita State — he told SNY.tv after a 22-point performance in front of Roy Williams in an 83-62 loss to Keenan (S.C.). Felton, the No. 5-ranked player in the Class of 2017 by 247 Sports and the nephew of Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton, says that while North Carolina is the frontrunner, he is going to give all schools a chance. (Zag's Blog)

Jaylen Brown, Antonio Blakeney accustomed to questions

Antonio Blakeney and Jaylen Brown have done their best to live up to their billing. After averaging 29 points per game in last year’s City of Palms, Blakeney scored 22 and 25 points in his first two games. Brown has averaged 22.5 points and eight rebounds. In the second half Saturday, Brown had three crowd-wowing dunks. Sitting under the basket was North Carolina coach Roy Williams. Both Brown and Blakeney list the Tar Heels among their college finalists. (Naples Daily News)

Jaylen Brown holds court

There are many good basketball players. And a few are really, really good basketball players. Then, there is Jaylen Brown. He's spectacular, amazing...pick any adjective that depicts one heckuva basketball player and high school student. Brown is a 6-foot-7, 220-pound guard/forward, who can go to college anywhere he pleases. He's narrowed his field to many of the traditional basketball Valhallas — Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, North Carolina, Michigan as well as Georgia Tech and Georgia. (News-Press)

Chick-Fil-A Day Two Notebook: Smith, Woods, Ingram

Dennis Smith, PG, Trinity Christian — Smith did not enjoy his finest outing in a loss to Morgan County (Ga.), but I can't say I was too displeased for one reason: Smith now will go head to head against Seventh Woods on Monday. The two junior guards brought out the best in each other last winter. Brandon Ingram, WF, Kinston — The Vikings fell to a bigger opponent in Arlington Country Day. Ingram struggled big-time with his jump shot — 3-12 from the floor, 0-5 on threes — to finish with 14 points. (Scout.com)

Video: Harry Giles, Kwe Parker Bring the Dunk Show to City of Palms

The #2 ranked high school in the country, Wesleyan Christian Academy (NC), put on a dunk show in their City of Palms debut. WCA took on Whitney Young and dominated the game from the jump, led by juniors Kwe Parker (20 points) and Harry Giles (27 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks). This video also feature junior Jalen Johnson, who also gets in on the fun. (Ball Is Life)

Monster stat line for Harry Giles

High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian snapped the 46 game win streak of Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei High School Saturday night at the City of Palms Classic primarily behind the effort of Harry Giles. A 6-10, 210-pound power forward, Giles looks to be back at 100 percent from his ACL injury. Against Mater Dei and four-star big man M.J. Cage, Giles put up 29 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Jaylen Brown vs V.J. King at City of Palms Classic

Two of high school's brightest prospects squared-off as V.J. King and Paul VI took on Wheeler and Jaylen Brown. King finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Brown scored a game-high 19 points. View Video...

City of Palms: Saturday Recap

Roy Williams was at the City of Palms Classic on Saturday to see Jaylen Brown match up with another UNC recruit – V.J. King. Brown said after the game that he grew up following the Tar Heels. “I grew up a UNC fan,” Brown said. “I always loved the Tar Heels growing up. I remember watching Tyler Hansbrough’s team, Ty Lawson and Danny Green. They had a stacked team. I fell in love watching that team. Ever since I’ve always liked them." (Scout.com)

Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail: Giles, Brown, Ingram

North Carolina coach Roy Williams on Saturday watched Marietta (GA) Wheeler forward Jaylen Brown go for 19 points and 9 rebounds in a 55-52 win over Paul VI at the City Of Palms, according to multiple reports. Williams also watched Harry Giles at the event and is expected to watch 2015 forward Brandon Ingram on Monday at the Chick-fil-A Classic in Columbia, S.C. Brown told Evan Daniels of Scout.com that Williams, Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory and Georgia coach Mark Fox are the only head coaches to have watched him this year. (Zag's Blog)

2014 USA Basketball Development Camp Interview: Jalek Felton (video)

A video interview with highly touted 2017 high school guard Jalek Felton at the 2014 USA Basketball Development Camp in Colorado Springs. (Draft Express)

Jaylen Brown Enjoys UCLA, Will Take Officials to Michigan, North Carolina

Jaylen Brown has now visited Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA and plans to take his remaining two official visits to Michigan and North Carolina and unofficials to Georgia and Georgia Tech. “I haven’t gotten anything planned but I’m probably going to take an official to Michigan and to North Carolina,” Brown said. “Unofficially, to Georgia and Georgia Tech. I grew up a UNC fan,” Brown said. “North Carolina was always the school that I liked the most." (Zag's Blog)

Video: Brandon Ingram does it all

6’9? Brandon Ingram has crazy potential. He is currently deciding between Duke, Kansas, NC State, Kentucky, UNC, and UCLA. Ingram started drawing Kevin Durant comparisons at national camps this summer and in the early part of the 2014 season he is showing us why. This mix is comprised of footage shot from three games played with in a week of each other. (Ball Is Life)

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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