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Harry Giles, Team USA strike gold

Wesleyan Christian Academy’s Harry Giles scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds as the United States defeated Australia 99-92 in the gold medal game of the FIBA Under-17 boys basketball World Championships on Saturday in Dubai. Tournament MVP Malik Newman led the Americans (7-0) with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Newman was joined on the FIBA U17 World Championship All-Tournament Team by teammate Diamond Stone. (High Point Enterprise)

Stephen Zimmerman Steals the Show at Nike Global Challenge

Stephen Zimmerman stole the show on Saturday at the Nike Global Challenge. The Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman center was — almost undoubtedly — the most valuable player at the event. He averaged 17.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while shooting 63 percent from the floor over four games. He also led Team USA West to an undefeated run, winning the championship against USA East. With five officials and six in-homes lined up, he’ll soon be ready to make a team better. (Zag's Blog)

Updated 247 Sports 2016 basketball rankings, UNC targets

All of UNC's targets for the 2016 basketball class fall within the top 36 of 247Sports updated rankings. Three top Tar Heel targets are ranked in the top five. (Carolina Blue)

Seventh Woods' Life in Public Eye: From Mixtape Phenom to Scrutinized Recruit

His basketball mixtape has generated more than 11.5 million hits on YouTube. One of his dunks led SportsCenter. And he was invited to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! All before he turned 16. For the past few years, Seventh Woods has been hailed as a basketball prodigy, operating in the same type of limelight that followed stars such as LeBron James, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins when they were in high school. (Bleacher Report)

2015 SF Derrick Jones Lists UNC in Top 8

Derrick Jones has a top eight and will kick off his home visits with UConn next month. The 6-foot-7 small forward from Radnor (PA) Archbishop Carroll has a top eight of UConn, Kansas, Kentucky, Florida, Louisville, North Carolina, Arizona and Auburn, Derrick Jones Sr. told SNY.tv Thursday night. At this point, the only home visit is with UConn and coach Kevin Ollie on Sept. 10. After the Elite 24 game Aug. 23 in Brooklyn, Jones will sit down with his father and his AAU coach, Terrell Myers of WE-R1, and map out visit dates (Zag's Blog)

Scout.com Updated 2015 Top 100 Basketball Recruits

After traveling coast to coast evaluating talent this summer, Scout.com's basketball recruiting team has released new rankings for the Class of 2015. Jaylen Brown, Ben Simmons and Skal Labissiere sit atop the updated list, with numerous other players making big moves as well. Skal Labissiere had a strong showing in July with M33M Let It Fly. He finished No. 3 in the rankings, which is up from No. 10. At 6-foot-11, Labissiere has a tremendous upside. He’s mobile, athletic and skilled. (Scout.com)

Stephen Zimmerman Sets In-Home Visit With Roy Williams

Class of 2015 center Stephen Zimmerman out of Las Vegas (NV) has set up in-home visits with UNLV, Arizona, Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, and UNC. Zimmerman is planning an in-home with Roy Williams on Thursday September 11th, The 6-foot-11 recruit has also confirmed that he will attend UNC's Late Night with Roy, on October 3rd. Zimmerman is a 247Sports Composite five-star and is the No. 8 player in the class of 2015 and the No. 2 center, per the composite rankings. (Carolina Blue)

Stephen Zimmerman begins setting up in-home visits

Scout.com recruiting analyst Evan Daniels reported Tuesday that Class of 2015 center Stephen Zimmerman has set up in-home visits with UNLV, Arizona, Kentucky, Kansas and UCLA. North Carolina, Louisville and Indiana were also in the final eight that Zimmerman released in late April. Daniels said Zimmerman plans to have an in-home visit with UNC, but he just hasn't set it up yet. (Fayetteville Observer)

Skal Labissiere Lists UNC in Top 6

Skal Labissiere is down to six schools. Labissiere, a standout at Cordova (Tenn.) Evangelical Christian, announced on Twitter that he's down to Baylor, Georgetown, Kentucky, Memphis, North Carolina and Tennessee. Labissiere has yet to set up any college visits. The 6-foot-11, 210-pound Labissiere is currently ranked as the No. 6 center in the 2015 class and No. 10 overall, but expect him to rise in the ranking when they are updated. (Scout.com)

UNC basketball targets in updated 2015 Top247

The Tar Heels remain commit-less for the 2015 class. In what has become an interesting recruiting cycle for the UNC, many of North Carolina's top targets fall within the top 30 of the updated 247Sports rankings while a couple fall outside the top 100. (Carolina Blue)

Brandon Ingram to Visit UNC Monday

Five-star forward Brandon Ingram announced on twitter that he will unofficially visit North Carolina Monday. Ingram, 6-8, 180-pounds from Kinston (N.C.) High School, is coming off an unofficial visit to UCLA and official visit to Duke last week. Duke and North Carolina are currently battling in Ingram's Crystal Ball with Duke in a slight lead and trending. N.C. State, Kansas and Kentucky amongst others are pursuing Ingram. (247 Sports)

Harry Giles Leads USA Past Angola 99-56

After getting off to a slow start and scoring just two points in the first two minutes, the 2014 USA U17 Team (2-0) stormed to a 99-56 victory over Angola (1-1) in 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Men preliminary round action on Saturday afternoon at the Al Shabab Arena in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. All 12 members of the team contributed in the scoring column, including four in double digits, led by Harry Giles (Wesleyan Christian Academy/Winston-Salem, N.C.), who scored 14 points and had a game-high six of the USA's 22 steals. (WFMY)

Video: Kenny Williams Summer Highlights

Summer highlights of 4-star shooting guard Kenny Williams, who holds a scholarship offer from Roy Williams in UNC's 2015 basketball recruiting class. Williams is seriously considering UNC as well as VCU, who has also offered. View Video...

Dennis Smith, Jr. Gives the Latest on Recruitment

Dennis Smith, Jr.: "I thought it was cool that Duke, UNC, N.C. State and Florida all reached out to me after I didn’t make the USA team. They all basically told me to use it as motivation and that’s what I plan to do. Right now everything is open for me and I’m definitely not favoring anyone. I don’t plan on taking any visits until basketball season starts back up; I’m not sure where I’ll be going right now, but I’ll let all of you guys know when I do." (USA Today)

Roy Williams Offers Kenny Williams

Roy Williams and his staff had plenty of opportunities to see 2015 SG Kenny Williams in action. The UNC coaching staff spent a lot of time, during open evaluation periods watching his summer team, Boo Williams, in action. And now, the Tar Heel head coach has stepped up and offered a scholarship to the 6-3 wing guard from LC Bird High School in Chesterfield County, a suburb of Richmond. When asked how he felt about the UNC offer, Williams describes it in one word. "Unbelievable." (Tar Heel Illustrated)

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

Monday, September 28, 2015
On an in-home visit with 4-star stretch forward Lauri Markkanen in Helsinki, Finland.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
On an in-home visit with 2016 4-star center Udoka Azubuike in Jacksonville, FL

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Visiting 2016 PF Harry Giles at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Visiting with 2016 5-star shooting guard Rawle Alkins at Word of God Academy in Raleigh, NC

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Visiting 2016 PF Harry Giles at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Edrice Adebayo2016 PF
Rawle Alkins2016 SG
Jarrett Allen2016 PF
Harry Giles2016 PF
Dewan Huell2016 PF
Malik Monk2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 PG
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 SG
Tony Bradley2016 C

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