EYBL Hampton Top Performers: Giles, Bradley, TatumJayson Tatum proved his excellence during the weekend. He has become stronger over the past nine months yet has retained his athleticism. Harry Giles showcased a balanced game for a team that went 4-0 during the weekend. He has become increasingly powerful and less perimeter oriented as he has matured. Tony Bradley has begun to win over skeptics. Previously stiff and mechanical, he appears to have gained flexibility and mobility, and his reflexes are pretty good for a 6-8 center. (Scout.com)
Video: Brandon Ingram Talks Recruiting2015 5-star forward Brandon Ingram recently discussed his recruitment during McDonald's All-Star week. Ingram is one of UNC's top recruiting targets in the 2015 class and has the Tar Heels among his favorites along with Duke, Kansas, and Kentucky. Ingram will host an in-home visit with Roy Williams on April 22.
Video: Jaylen Brown talks recruiting2015 5-star small forward Jaylen Brown breaks down his recruitment in a recent interview. Brown holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina, which is among his top 8 schools also including Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Georgia Tech, Kansas, UCLA, and California.
Hoop Summit Storylines: Brandon IngramBrandon Ingram, a senior out of Kinston (N.C.) High, may have been a late addition to the Nike Hoop Summit, but he’s among the top prospects in attendance. And he showed flashes of it during the scrimmage on Thursday night. Going up against college players, Ingram flashed his jump shot and terrific touch. At 6-foot-9 and blessed with wide shoulders and a lengthy set of arms, Ingram is oozing with upside. (Scout.com)
Jaylen Brown aims for Nike Hoop Summit victory following state championshipJaylen Brown, one of the top high school senior basketball players in the U.S., fulfilled one goal by leading Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga., to a state championship victory with his last-second free throws. Now the talented college recruit, who also helped the USA to gold at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, is setting even larger goals. (Nike.com)
Brandon Ingram Talks Favorites, Sets UNC In-Home VisitAfter continuing to impress this week at the Hoop Summit, elite 2015 wing prospect Brandon Ingram updated his recruitment, noting his current group of favorites and his first scheduled in-home visit - with UNC. Where does your list stand right now? Have you been able to dwindle it down any further? Ingram: "I have not gotten it down, but my favorites are Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and Kentucky. Those are my favorites right now." (Inside Carolina)
Jayson Tatum announces top four schoolsClass of 2016 five-star small forward Jayson Tatum announced a top four of Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Saint Louis University on his personal instagram account. Per the 247Sports Composite rankings, Tatum is the No. 1 small forward and the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2016 class. (Carolina Blue)
UNC Basketball Targets: April 10-12 Live Evaluation PeriodThe UNC coaching staff will be on the road this weekend watching top targets in the 2016 and 2017 class along with evaluating future prospects. Its an important weekend in the world of basketball recruiting where the presence of coaches at prospects' games is often an indicator of interest level. The following is a list of where UNC's top targets are playing: (Carolina Blue)
Video: Jaylen Brown McDonald's Week HighlightsJaylen Brown, a 2015 UNC small forward recruiting target, shows off his impressive skill set during last week's McDonald's All-American game. Brown is currently undecided on a college but lists North Carolina among his top-8 finalists.
Video: Brandon Ingram McDonald's Week MixtapeBrandon Ingram came to the McDonald's All American Games as a highly touted high school basketball prospect and he left as a bonafide NBA Draft Prospect. The 6'9 uncommitted senior showed NBA personnel that he has a consistent outside jump shot and the athleticism to make a big time impact at the next level and beyond.
No. 2 Overall Recruit Jaylen Brown Uses Epic Trailer to Show off Top 8 Schools2015 prospect Jaylen Brown is the top uncommitted recruit in his class, according to 247Sports, and everyone is after his talents. Brown teamed up with Bleacher Report for an epic trailer to show off the top eight schools that the senior power forward is considering. Watch the video as Brown uses a unique method to display where he might end up going to college. (Bleacher Report)
Brandon Ingram dishes on his unstoppable crossover (video)This week we caught up with Kinston (Kinston, N.C.) wing Brandon Ingram, a five-star recruit who was named to the McDonald’s All American and Jordan Brand Classic games. Ingram was also planning to play in the Kentucky Derby Classic this weekend but was added to the roster for the Nike Hoops Summit in Portland. (USA Today)
Weddington’s Stephanie Watts, Kinston’s Brandon Ingram named Ms., Mr. Basketball in NCA pair of McDonald’s All-Americans are Mr. and Ms. Basketball in North Carolina. The awards recognize the top high school senior boy and girl for stellar playing careers. Weddington’s Stephanie Watts, a 5-foot-9 guard, is the state’s Ms. Basketball . Kinston’s Brandon Ingram, a 6-9 forward, is Mr. Basketball. (Charlotte Observer)
Jayson Tatum's talent puts him in spotlight and crosshairsIn the fall, Jayson Tatum trimmed his multitude of offers to 10 finalists. He included Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, Connecticut, Arizona, Kansas and Wake Forest, all of which are among the most respected programs in the nation. Tatum took one official visit this winter. He, his father and his mother, Brandy Cole, spent the last weekend of February at Duke. Tatum said he plans to trim his list to a final five in the coming weeks. (STL Today)
Ingram, Maye, Watts lead North Carolina AP all-state basketball teamsKinston's Brandon Ingram, Charlotte Hough's Luke Maye and Weddington's Stephanie Watts were the leading vote-getters for the 2014-15 Associated Press all-state prep basketball teams for North Carolina. Ingram and Maye each earned 21 of a possible 22 votes to lead the men's team. Watts earned 20 votes to lead the women. Ingram, a McDonald's All-American, is still undecided on his college choice, while Maye and Watts are both committed to UNC. (High School OT)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailSunday, 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, GA4/22/2016 - 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, INWednesday, April 20, 2016
Visiting previously offered 2017 5 star center Jeremiah Tilmon in La Porte, IndianaTuesday, April 19, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FLMonday, April 18, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 PF P.J. Washington in Dallas, TX
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