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Scout.com's Top 100 high school basketball players, regardless of class

Scout's team of experts came up with the Ultimate 100 concept. Keep in mind this is our take on the best prospects, not the most productive players. No. 23 Jalek Felton Just a sophomore, Felton, who is the nephew of Raymond Felton, ranks high on this list for a number of reasons. At 6-foot-2, Felton has a lengthy wingspan at 6-foot-8. He's quick and a good, although not great, athlete. (Scout.com)

UNC eyeing 6'10 Finland prospect Lauri Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen is a very skilled 6-10, 214-pound face-up big man who can shoot and has played very well at the Basketball Without Borders camp. He is considering entering an American college for 2016. “I finish my high school in Finland, maybe a year and a half left, and then I’m going to college,” he said. Markkanen said North Carolina is “the biggest one” recruiting him, and that Florida, Texas A&M and St. John’s are also in the mix. (Zag's Blog)

Video: Harry Giles and recruiting hoopla

Harry Giles, a Winston-Salem native and a junior at High Point Wesleyan, is one of the top players in the country. He talks about dealing with the hoopla surrounding him. Giles has announced his top eight schools that he is considering. Among those he is considering are Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Harry Giles III Blog: Cutting his list down

2016 power forward Harry Giles: Right now, the schools I’m considering are, in no particular order: Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, UNC, Wake Forest, Ohio St and UNLV. I just really like talking to all the coaches and getting to know them. I definitely want to have a close relationship with coaching staff at whichever school I pick. I would have to say that, right now, I talk to Duke the most, them and Wake. I talk to Carolina a lot too and Coach Calipari texted me the other day. (USA Today)

The Dennis Smith Jr. Blog: Season and recruiting updates

2016 PG Dennis Smith, Jr.: "With my recruitment, I can definitely say that things have picked up a lot more with Louisville; they’ve been talking to me a lot more lately and Coach Pitino came out to a game so we’re building a closer relationship. I went to the North Carolina-Syracuse game. My boy that went with me was a big Syracuse fan and so he was wearing the hat and the fans were giving him a hard time. It was funny. The fans were cool though. I had a good time there." (USA Today)

Top 5 Available Senior Small Forwards

As the high school season wears on, the amount of quality available senior recruits continues to dwindle. This week we are taking a look at the top five uncommitted players at each position. Monday and Tuesday the point guard and shooting guard positions were featured, today we are looking at the small forward spot, which is led by Jaylen Brown and Brandon Ingram. (Scout.com)

Video: Harry Giles breaks down his 8 finalists

Wesleyan Christian Academy's Harry Giles breaks down each of his eight final schools in recruiting for WFMY News 2 Sports. View Video...

The Seventh Coming: Is high school junior Seventh Woods the next Russell Westbrook?

Seventh Woods’s unusual name is derived, his parents say, from the Book of Genesis. “And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” It’s a good name, but as I watched Seventh, one of the nation’s best high school basketball players, streak across the court during a game last November, I couldn’t help but think there’s nothing about this incredibly gifted 16-year-old point guard that suggests repose. (Grantland)

UNC among Harry Giles' eight finalists

Five-star Class of 2016 forward Harry Giles is going to be a serious threat to be the No. 1 player in the class and the North Carolina native has recovered nicely from an ACL injury to have a dominant junior season. At 6-foot-10, Giles is emerging as an impact player on both ends of the floor and his upside is huge. On Monday night, the No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2016, according to Rivals, cut his list to eight as Giles is down to Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Ohio State and UNLV. (NBC Sports)

Recruiting Roundup: Jaylen Brown, Brandon Ingram

UNC head coach Roy Williams and assistant Steve Robinson will be at Kinston High Friday to attend the Senior Night of Brandon Ingram, his father Tweeted. The 6-8 Ingram is also considering Duke, N.C. State, UCLA, Kansas and Kentucky. Jaylen Brown, the 6-foot-7 wing out of Marietta (GA) Wheeler, still plans to take an official visit to Michigan but has no date set. Brown is also considering Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, Georgia, Georgia Tech and North Carolina and will commit in the spring. (Zag's Blog)

Jayson Tatum Blog: No. 1 junior on team's chances for states, visits from coaches

Jayson Tatum is widely regarded as one of the most talented players in the country, regardless of class. "I’ve had a couple of different coaches come out to my games recently, like when we played my dad’s team Coach Anderson from Mizzou was there with his assistant then North Carolina’s been there and I take a visit to Duke at the end of February. I know people want to know about me, Harry Giles and Dennis Smith playing together in college and right now I’d say that it’s basically something that’s on the table." (USA Today)

USA Basketball unveils Hoop Summit team

USA Basketball announced their Men’s Junior National Select Team, which will compete in the Nike Hoop Summit, on Monday. Scout’s No. 1 player Jaylen Brown headlines the USA team that also includes top 10 prospects Ivan Rabb, Henry Ellenson, Stephen Zimmerman, Caleb Swanigan and Chase Jeter. Malik Newman, a five-star prospect, is also on the roster. (Scout.com)

Harry Giles being recruited by (almost) every team in the country

After tearing his ACL and MCL in the summer of 2013 and missing his sophomore season, there was some concern that Harry Giles may lose his explosiveness and never return to the same No. 1 player he was before the injury. Fast forward to his return this past summer and it's clear there is still something special about Giles. Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, Syracuse, Kansas, UConn, Georgetown, Texas, Baylor and UNLV are just a number of the programs who have offered the potential future pro. (Sporting News)

Video: Seventh Woods shines in Buckeye Elite Showcase

2016 combo guard Seventh Woods, arguably the highest flyer in the country, showed his all around game in the 2014 Buckeye Elite Showcase. View Video...

UNC to watch top 50 prospect Maverick Rowan again

North Carolina is expected to watch 2016 four-star Maverick Rowan Friday night, which would make three viewings in two weeks, according to recruiting analyst Corey Evans. Head coach Roy Williams most recently watched Rowan, a 6-6 small forward at Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons High School, on January 28. Florida head coach Billy Donovan and West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins were also in the crowd that night. (247 Sports)

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

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

4/22/2016 - 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, IN

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Visiting previously offered 2017 5 star center Jeremiah Tilmon in La Porte, Indiana

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

Monday, April 18, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 PF P.J. Washington in Dallas, TX

More Recruiting Visits

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

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