Five names you’ll undoubtedly see in next year’s McDonald’s All American GameZion Williamson, SF, Spartanburg (SC) Day School: Chances are strong that you already know or have heard of Williamson, the 6-foot-7 super versatile wing that dunks with his head at the rim and goes to get opposing player’s shots at the top of the square; Romeo Langford, SG, New Albany (IN.): You won’t find a guard in the country that combines the size, skill and athleticism like Langford. (USA Today)
Matthew Hurt tries to keep polishing his gameMatthew Hurt (UNC offer) is already an elite player in boys basketball and strives to keep getting better. Hurt was just a sophomore for John Marshall during the 2016-17 campaign, but he is already on the very short list of best players ever in Rochester. He is coming off a season in which he averaged 29 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.6 blocks per game. (Rochester Post Bulletin)
UNC, Kansas Pursuing 2019 PF Matthew HurtMatthew Hurt earned five-star status in the 2019 class with his play last summer on the Adidas circuit with D-1 Minnesota. He did nothing but solidify his ranking this past weekend in Atlanta at the Underclassmen All-American game as he showed off what a talented, versatile prospect he is. Hurt said Kansas, North Carolina and “all the Midwest schools” are involved in his recruitment. (Rivals.com)
In home visits will be key for five-star Kevin KnoxFive-star forward Kevin Knox is a busy man. He is playing in the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago this week. Then he's headed to Portland to play in the Nike Hoop Summit the following week. After that, he's off to New York for the Jordan Brand Classic. Three weeks, three all-star games, three cities, and very little time to make the biggest decision of his young life. (Rivals.com)
Roy Williams' recruiting blueprint works wondersDespite missing out on a number of recent recruits to Duke, Kansas and Kentucky, the Tar Heels have made more trips to the Final Four than any of those programs since Williams arrived in Chapel Hill. It is due to Williams’ ability to connect with high school recruits that translates later on to wins. “How genuine (Williams) is, in a face-to-face situation, it is almost overwhelming,” Wes Miller said. (Rivals.com)
Video: Kevin Knox McDonald's All-American HighlightsTampa Catholic's Kevin Knox, one of the best recruits in the country who's still undecided on where he'll play college basketball next season, was firing on all cylinders this week in Chicago. The 6'8 wing showed a mixture of driving to the basket, creating for others, and a deadly catch-and-shoot jumper.
Kevin Knox soars at McDonald's All-American GameKevin Knox lingered on the sideline for a while as the rest of his teammates took turns scoring in the McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday night. Despite limited playing time, the Tampa Catholic forward made his presence known. In the waning seconds of the first half, Knox raced down the United Center court. (Tampa Bay Times)
Kevin Knox's long-range prowess impresses in ChicagoKevin Knox has filled highlight videos with all sorts of dunks, from one-handed jams to two-handed alley oops. But the Tampa Catholic forward had the spotlight Monday for his ability to shoot a basketball from long range. Knox, a five-star recruit, participated in the 3-point contest at the Powerade Jam Fest, part of the festivities leading up to the McDonald’s All-American game. (Tampa Bay Times)
Video: Kevin Knox discusses top schools at McDonald's All-American GameRivals' Eric Bossi sits down with five-star small forward Kevin Knox at the McDonald's All-American Game practices to get the latest on his recruitment. Knox has a final list of Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Florida State.
Kevin Knox knows it's time to decide, he just doesn't know who to pickKevin Knox knows when, he just doesn’t know where. “And that’s the problem,” Knox said with a laugh. “I have to figure that out. I just need time to do that.” Knox pegged the week of April 17, following the Jordan Brand Classic, as the time he’ll decide between North Carolina, Duke, Florida State and Kentucky because that’s Tampa Catholic’s (Tampa, Fla.) spring break. (USA Today)
Zion Williamson named All-USA first teamSpartanburg Day junior Zion Williamson was named a USA Today first-team “All-USA” player Tuesday. Williamson averaged 37 points and 13 rebounds last season to lead his team to a second straight N.C. Independent Schools 2A state championship. He’s being recruited by Duke, North Carolina, Clemson, Kentucky, Louisville, N.C. State and South Carolina, among others. (Charlotte Observer)
McDonald's All-American Game: Putting Kevin Knox's selection into a Tampa perspectiveTampa Catholic's Kevin Knox is the latest. The 6-foot-9 forward, a consensus five-star recruit, will play in the McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday at Chicago's United Center. Knox realizes the magnitude of the moment. Michael Jordan played in this game. So did Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal. (Tampa Bay Times)
McDonald’s Game Practice Notes: Kevin Knox Hearing Kentucky PitchKevin Knox said Monday at McDonanl's All-American Game practice that the Kentucky commits on his team — Quade Green, P.J. Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt and Nick Richards — are making a “24/7” pitch for him to join them in Lexington. Knox plans for a mid-April decision, and players declaring for the NBA Draft will factor into this decision. Duke, Kentucky, UNC, and Florida State are in the mix. (Zag's Blog)
Video: Kevin Knox Senior Season Mix Tape6'9 Kevin Knox's (Tampa Catholic High School) official senior season Mixtape. Knox was named Florida Mr. Basketball, McDonald's All American, Nike Hoop Summit and more. He will chose between UNC, Kentucky, Duke and Florida State.
Move to Gray Collegiate worked for Jalek FeltonJalek Felton didn’t get the state championship he wanted, but his senior season hardly was a failure. The Gray Collegiate standout won several awards, including the South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year, and was invited to play in a pair of national all-star games. Felton also is The State’s Midlands Boys Basketball Player of the Year. (The State)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailTuesday, March 13, 2018|
Visiting 2019 5-star power forward Vernon Carey Jr. (UNC offer) at University School in Fort Lauderdale, FLWednesday, February 28, 2018
Watching 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot at his game at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VAFriday, February 23, 2018
Watching 2018 UNC signee Coby White score 30 as Greenfield School beats The Burlington School in Burlington, NCThursday, February 15, 2018
Watching 2020 power forward Day'ron Sharpe in his game at South Central High School in Winterville, NCWednesday, February 14, 2018
Watching 2019 5 star power forward Armando Bacot at his practice at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA
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