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Sacha Killeya-Jones' stock rising

Power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones (Lynchburg, VA/Virginia Episcopal School) is becoming one of the hottest prospects in the 2016 class. After de-committing from Virginia on June 2nd, the 6-foot-10 prospect from Chapel Hill picked up an offer from Kentucky on an unofficial visit and North Carolina shortly after. (Carolina Blue)

NBPA Top 100: Edrice Adebayo Makes Statement

On Friday night, five-star big man Edrice "Bam" Adebayo asserted his dominance. He wasn't unchallenged, though, as four-star power forward Mamadi Diakite stepped up to challenge him during the second half. They were just two of many standouts during the Friday night session of the NBPA Top 100 Camp. If there was any doubt about 6-foot-9 power forward Edrice Adebayo being worthy of his No. 8 ranking in the class of 2016, he has gone a long way toward silencing it. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Javin DeLaurier Showcasing His Game at NBPA Top 100 Camp

The best high school basketball players in the nation are in Charlottesville this week for the Top 100 Camp at John Paul Jones Arena. That includes St. Anne's-Belfield rising senior Javin DeLaurier. The Saints' forward is playing in the camp for the second year in a row. (NBC 29)

Roy Williams Offers 2016 PF Dewan Huell

2016 5-star power forward Dewan Huell (Miami, FL, Norland HS), received a scholarship offer from North Carolina this week, according to Inside Carolina (subscription required). Huell becomes the 13th member of UNC's 2016 basketball recruiting class to receive an offer. Huell also holds offers from Louisville, Miami, Florida State, Florida and Kansas, among others.

NBPA Top 100: Killeya-Jones in constant motion

A North Carolina native who plays his high school ball at Lynchburg (Va.) Episcopal, Sacha Killeya-Jones is a four-star prospect and has outplayed his current ranking of No. 73 in the rising senior class. Killeya-Jones has been in constant motion, crashed the glass, hit jumpers and scored on the interior. Because he lives in Chapel Hill, Killeya-Jones is able to regularly play pickup on the campus of North Carolina and he just picked up an offer from the Tar Heels. (Rivals.com)

Marques Bolden Thinking Of Visits

You mentioned that North Carolina, Duke, Baylor and Texas have been reaching out a lot, what is the thought process towards that level of interest, and how has each program’s pitch been unique from each other? Marques Bolden: Yeah the only ones that really stood out were Duke and North Carolina because of the way they do things. They don’t just recruit anybody, and they’ve been telling me about the success they had in the past. (The Devils Den)

Sacha Killeya-Jones Discusses UNC, Kentucky Offers

Since decommitting from Virginia on June 2, 6-foot-10 Sacha Killeya-Jones has added offers from Kentucky, North Carolina and N.C. State. As a native of Chapel Hill, N.C., the pull to North Carolina is strong but Killeya-Jones is also intrigued by the recent Kentucky offer. “Kentucky’s one of the elite programs,” he told Ben Roberts at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va. Meantime, North Carolina is the local school for Killeya-Jones. (Zag's Blog)

NBPA Top 100 Camp Day 1 Update

While amid a recruitment has has soared to new heights, Sacha Killeya-Jones hasn't forgotten about the basketball part, either. The Virginia big man and former UVa pledge has picked up offers in the past couple weeks from Kentucky, North Carolina, Florida, NC State and others, and he demonstrated why during the opening round of games. (Scout.com)

Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum on U19 team; Top 100 Camp begins

The National Basketball Players Association Top 100 Camp began Wednesday in Charlottesville, Virginia. Fayetteville's Dennis Smith Jr., who appeared at the camp last year, isn't there today despite being included on the list of invited players. Some other top recruits aren't in Charlottesville, either. USA Basketball named its U19 World Championship team Wednesday, and the roster includes class of 2016 prospects Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson and Terrance Ferguson. (Fayetteville Observer)

Notebook: Expanding Offers for Javin DeLaurier

Javin DeLaurier has been among the hottest basketball prospects in high school basketball this spring and summer. His momentum continued this past Sunday, when he picked up a scholarship offer from North Carolina during an impromptu unofficial visit to Chapel Hill. “We talked for about an hour and a half,” DeLaurier said of his conversation with Roy Williams. “Then at the end he offered me a scholarship. I was ecstatic.” (Scout.com)

Harry Giles Makes USA U19 Cut, Talks Recruiting

Harry Giles could win his third gold medal in three years this summer with USA Basketball. The 6-foot-10 Giles out of Winston-Salem (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian is among 16 finalists for the U19 World Championship team that will play in Crete, Greece June 27-July 5. On the recruiting front, Giles is considering eight schools — Duke, Kentucky, UNC, Wake Forest, Kansas, Syracuse, Ohio State and UNLV — but he said the first four are “probably” recruiting him the hardest.” (Zag's Blog)

Jalek Felton takes game international

Mullins rising junior guard Jalek Felton took his game international for an outdoor half-court basketball tournament in a unique format that matched teams from across the globe. This past weekend Felton helped Team USA Men’s 3x3 team finish eighth in the U18 World Championships in Debreceen, Hungary. “It was a great experience, long flight,” Felton said. “As far as 3-on-3 it’s very different from 5-on-5 with more defense. I played pretty good we just fell short lost by two in overtime to Argentina but all-in-all it was pretty good.” (SC Now)

2016 center Marques Bolden receives offer from Roy Williams

Marques Bolden, one of the top centers in the class of 2016, received a scholarship offer from North Carolina on Monday. The news came a day after UNC offered class of 2016 power forwards Sacha Killeya-Jones and Javin DeLaurier. The 6-foot-10, 235-pound Bolden attends DeSoto High School near Dallas, Texas. He is ranked sixth in his class by Scout, 15th by ESPN and 29th by Rivals. Duke extended an offer to Bolden in early June, and Kansas is among the other schools that have offered. (Fayetteville Observer)

ESPN basketball recruiting director talks new ESPN100 and why Harry Giles is No. 1

Power forward Harry Giles III from Wesleyan Christian in North Carolina moved to the top of the ESPN100. Giles was the lone junior to be named to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA first team. He is followed by a pair of small forwards Jayson Tatum of Chaminade College Prep in St. Louis and Josh Jackson, from Southfield, Mich., who attends Prolific Prep. (USA Today)

Roy Williams Offers Sacha Killeya-Jones

A couple weeks ago, Sacha Killeya-Jones was committed to Virginia. Then came a decommitment, conversations with the UNC staff and three unofficial visits to UNC. Now, Killeya-Jones has a chance to play college basketball just a few miles from his house. During a Sunday meeting on campus - Killeya-Jones's third trip to UNC in the last week, Roy Williams officially offered a scholarship to the 6-10 class of 2016 forward. (Inside Carolina)

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

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Watching 2017 PG Collin Sexton, 2017 PF Brandon Huffman, 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 at the adidas Summer Championships in Las Vegas, NV

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Watching 2017 C Nate Watson, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 C Nick Richards, 2017 PG Tremont Waters, and 2017 SF Jermaine Samuels at the Fab48 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

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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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