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adidas Gaunlet Top Performers: Dennis Smith Kobi Simmons

Dennis Smith, PG, Team Loaded – The athleticism, toughness, and ability to make the game look easy is incredible with Smith. He is a tremendous talent with elite athleticism and the ability to take over games whenever it is needed. Kobi Simmons, PG, Atlanta Celtics – Simmons ended the tournament with a sprained ankle, but before that happened he was totally dominant. At times he can play more like a scorer, but that is because he is so gifted getting to the rim and with his ability to make shots. (Scout.com)

Chasing Brandon Ingram: Inside fierce recruiting competition

Word around town is that Roy Williams was spotted at King’s BBQ, and when someone saw Mike Krzyzewski driving – it had to be him – the news spread the way people in other places might talk about catching a glimpse of a movie star. “For a basketball town when coaches like that come, it’s like celebrities are coming to Kinston,” said Latisha Dawson, who on Friday was getting ready to cut hair at Jeano’s, the downtown barber shop where the recruitment of Brandon Ingram, the 6-foot-9 Kinston High star, is always a popular topic. (Charlotte Observer)

Report: Kenny Williams eyeing three more official visits

Former VCU signee, 2015 Chesterfield (Va.) L.C. Bird guard Kenny Williams has taken an official visit to North Carolina and unofficial visit to UVa. He’s looking at three more official visits. According to a report from Jack Herron of Vantage Hoops, Williams plans to take three more official visits. “2015 Kenny Williams of L.C. Bird plans to take official visits to Florida, Michigan and UVa,” tweeted Herron. “Former VCU commit already visited UNC.” (Carolina Blue)

Kobi Simmons discusses in-home visits

Kobi Simmons conducted in-home visits with some of the nation’s best coaches this past week. Roy Williams, Thad Matta, Jim Boeheim, Mark Fox and John Calipari all stopped by his house too meet with the five-star guard. UNC’s Roy Williams and an assistant Hubert Davis met with him on Monday. “That was my fourth time meeting with Coach Roy so I’m more comfortable when I meet with him because I know more about North Carolina.” (Scout.com)

Seventh Woods focused on two

Seventh Woods led the Carolina Wolves to a victory over Team Felton at the Under Armour Association, and afterwords told 247Sports he's focused on two schools: South Carolina and North Carolina. The talk lately concerning the athletic 6-2 combo guard from Columbia (S.C.) Hammond High School is that he is on the verge of committing to his hometown school. Woods, had a different take, however. "Not really," Woods said. (Carolina Blue)

Latest On Kenny Williams Recruitment

Here is some of the latest recruiting news and info on Kenny Williams, a Class of 2015 Shooting Guard out of Chesterfield, Virginia. Williams is ranked 82nd in the most recent version of the ESPN 100 for the Class of 2015. He originally committed to VCU but reopened his recruitment after coach Shaka Smart left VCU for Texas. VCU, Virginia, Michigan and North Carolina are considered to be the main contenders for Williams' services. (Keeping It Heel)

Top-rated 2016 PG Kobi Simmons impresses in Indianapolis

Kobi Simmons, one of the top guards in the Class of 2016, and his loaded Atlanta Celtics team began their weekend on the outskirts of Indianapolis with an 82-50 win in front of big-time college basketball coaches. The win capped off what has been a busy week for five-star guard. Simmons has met with Kentucky coach John Calipari, North Carolina coach Roy Williams, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, Ohio State coach Thad Matta and Georgia coach Mark Fox all in the last eight days. (USA Today)

Dennis Smith Jr. still gets excited to see the elite coaches

Dennis Smith Jr. is the No. 1 point guard and No. 4 overall prospect in the ESPN 60, which means he’s not being cliché when he says he’s here at the adidas Gauntlet to “get better” and “win games.” He’s in constant contact with N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried, knows UNC coach Roy Williams well enough to consider him “a cool guy” and sits right behind Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he visits for games. All three schools watched Smith score 18 points and dish out six assists to lead Team Loaded past the Oklahoma Wizards, 76-69, Friday night. (USA Today)

Seventh Woods update: Latest timetable for Hammond hoops star decision

There was a flurry of Internet activity this week regarding Class of 2016 sensation Seventh Woods and a possible impending decision. South Carolina coach Frank Martin had an in-home visit with the family Tuesday, and that set off the speculation that the standout guard could be headed to the Gamecocks. But his father said Friday no decision is on the horizon. “It will be a little ways down the road,” Louis Woods said. South Carolina and North Carolina have been talked about the most in terms of closeness with Woods, and they have recruited Woods the hardest. (The State)

Brandon Ingram announcement ceremony schedule, details

Kinston High School senior guard Brandon Ingram will make his college announcement Monday evening at Viking Gymnasium on the campus of Kinston High School. Below is the schedule of events. 5:40 p.m.: Doors open for gym; 6 p.m.: Doors close; 6:03 p.m.: Welcome – KHS basketball coach/athletics director Perry Tyndall; 6:05 p.m.: Brandon’s dad, Donald, will issue thank yous and speak for a moment; 6:10 p.m.: Brandon makes announcement (Kinston Free Press)

Brandon Ingram's recruiting choice could swing the Duke-North Carolina rivalry

No player in the class of 2015 has risen up recruiting rankings as quickly as small forward Brandon Ingram has over the past year. The North Carolina native has been lighting the grassroots and all-star game circuit on fire, climbing all the way to No. 3 overall in ESPN's final class ranking and getting his first invitation to compete with USA Basketball. (SB Nation)

Final Rivals150 Basketball Rankings For 2015

Rivals.com has released its final Top 150 for the graduating senior class, and there's a surprising player at the top of the rankings. The only committed player to UNC in the class is Luke Maye, and he did not make the ranking. Instate UNC target Brandon Ingram comes in at No. 4. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

The Jaylen Brown mystery: All-USA forward 'just a normal kid' amid recruiting rumors

It seems there’s a new rumor floating around every day about where American Family Insurance ALL-USA basketball player Jaylen Brown of Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) will be attending college. Depending on whom you believe, Michigan, Cal, Kansas and Kentucky are all lead-pipe cinches. His list also includes North Carolina, UCLA, Georgia and Georgia Tech. The thing is, Brown isn’t talking much, so until he makes his choice, the reports will continue to be just rumors. (USA Today)

Harry Giles Hosts Duke For In-Home Visit

On his seventeenth birthday, Harry Giles III, the top power forward in the class of 2016, had Duke coaches Mike Krzyzewski and Jeff Capel in his home in Winston-Salem, NC. Giles, the first person offered by Duke in the class of 2016, has hosted the Blue Devils staff on each of his last two birthdays, according to Jason Jordan of USA Today. (Carolina Blue)

Maverick Rowan Still Hopes to Reclassify to 2015

For Cardinal Gibbons (FL) Maverick Rowan, the dream of moving into the 2015 class and playing college basketball in the upcoming season is a light that seems dim. “Right now there’s a lot of obstacles,” Rowan told 247Sports at the Adidas Gauntlet in Duncanville. “I’m still looking into it, but it’s really tough right now.” “Everyone else is still in it for 15, even North Carolina,” said Rowan. “Even though they have a big log jam, they still want me.” (247 Sports)

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

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Hosting 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson on an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Hosting 2018 5 star UNC point guard commit Rechon Black on an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill

Monday, June 20, 2016
Hosting 2018 3 star shooting guard Coby White on an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill, NC

Monday, June 13, 2016
Hosting 2017 3 star shooting guard Andrew Platek on an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill.

Sunday, 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, GA

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Tony Bradley2016 C
Mohamed Bamba2017 PF
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 CG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jeremiah Tilmon2017 PF
P.J. Washington2017 PF
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 CG
Brandon Randolph2017 SG

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