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Jaylen Brown, Antonio Blakeney accustomed to questions

Antonio Blakeney and Jaylen Brown have done their best to live up to their billing. After averaging 29 points per game in last year’s City of Palms, Blakeney scored 22 and 25 points in his first two games. Brown has averaged 22.5 points and eight rebounds. In the second half Saturday, Brown had three crowd-wowing dunks. Sitting under the basket was North Carolina coach Roy Williams. Both Brown and Blakeney list the Tar Heels among their college finalists. (Naples Daily News)

Jaylen Brown holds court

There are many good basketball players. And a few are really, really good basketball players. Then, there is Jaylen Brown. He's spectacular, amazing...pick any adjective that depicts one heckuva basketball player and high school student. Brown is a 6-foot-7, 220-pound guard/forward, who can go to college anywhere he pleases. He's narrowed his field to many of the traditional basketball Valhallas — Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, North Carolina, Michigan as well as Georgia Tech and Georgia. (News-Press)

Chick-Fil-A Day Two Notebook: Smith, Woods, Ingram

Dennis Smith, PG, Trinity Christian — Smith did not enjoy his finest outing in a loss to Morgan County (Ga.), but I can't say I was too displeased for one reason: Smith now will go head to head against Seventh Woods on Monday. The two junior guards brought out the best in each other last winter. Brandon Ingram, WF, Kinston — The Vikings fell to a bigger opponent in Arlington Country Day. Ingram struggled big-time with his jump shot — 3-12 from the floor, 0-5 on threes — to finish with 14 points. (Scout.com)

Video: Harry Giles, Kwe Parker Bring the Dunk Show to City of Palms

The #2 ranked high school in the country, Wesleyan Christian Academy (NC), put on a dunk show in their City of Palms debut. WCA took on Whitney Young and dominated the game from the jump, led by juniors Kwe Parker (20 points) and Harry Giles (27 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks). This video also feature junior Jalen Johnson, who also gets in on the fun. (Ball Is Life)

Monster stat line for Harry Giles

High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian snapped the 46 game win streak of Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei High School Saturday night at the City of Palms Classic primarily behind the effort of Harry Giles. A 6-10, 210-pound power forward, Giles looks to be back at 100 percent from his ACL injury. Against Mater Dei and four-star big man M.J. Cage, Giles put up 29 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Jaylen Brown vs V.J. King at City of Palms Classic

Two of high school's brightest prospects squared-off as V.J. King and Paul VI took on Wheeler and Jaylen Brown. King finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Brown scored a game-high 19 points. View Video...

City of Palms: Saturday Recap

Roy Williams was at the City of Palms Classic on Saturday to see Jaylen Brown match up with another UNC recruit – V.J. King. Brown said after the game that he grew up following the Tar Heels. “I grew up a UNC fan,” Brown said. “I always loved the Tar Heels growing up. I remember watching Tyler Hansbrough’s team, Ty Lawson and Danny Green. They had a stacked team. I fell in love watching that team. Ever since I’ve always liked them." (Scout.com)

Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail: Giles, Brown, Ingram

North Carolina coach Roy Williams on Saturday watched Marietta (GA) Wheeler forward Jaylen Brown go for 19 points and 9 rebounds in a 55-52 win over Paul VI at the City Of Palms, according to multiple reports. Williams also watched Harry Giles at the event and is expected to watch 2015 forward Brandon Ingram on Monday at the Chick-fil-A Classic in Columbia, S.C. Brown told Evan Daniels of Scout.com that Williams, Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory and Georgia coach Mark Fox are the only head coaches to have watched him this year. (Zag's Blog)

2014 USA Basketball Development Camp Interview: Jalek Felton (video)

A video interview with highly touted 2017 high school guard Jalek Felton at the 2014 USA Basketball Development Camp in Colorado Springs. (Draft Express)

Jaylen Brown Enjoys UCLA, Will Take Officials to Michigan, North Carolina

Jaylen Brown has now visited Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA and plans to take his remaining two official visits to Michigan and North Carolina and unofficials to Georgia and Georgia Tech. “I haven’t gotten anything planned but I’m probably going to take an official to Michigan and to North Carolina,” Brown said. “Unofficially, to Georgia and Georgia Tech. I grew up a UNC fan,” Brown said. “North Carolina was always the school that I liked the most." (Zag's Blog)

Video: Brandon Ingram does it all

6’9? Brandon Ingram has crazy potential. He is currently deciding between Duke, Kansas, NC State, Kentucky, UNC, and UCLA. Ingram started drawing Kevin Durant comparisons at national camps this summer and in the early part of the 2014 season he is showing us why. This mix is comprised of footage shot from three games played with in a week of each other. (Ball Is Life)

Athlete of the Week: Bartow junior Tony Bradley

It was Roy Williams last week. This week it was Billy Donovan. A who’s who of college basketball coaches are making their way to Polk County to check out one of the nation’s top junior prospects in person. And Bartow power forward Tony Bradley is making the trip well worth it. Bradley put up 36 points and nabbed 13 rebounds against Auburndale last week in front of Williams. That performance netted him an offer from North Carolina. (Bay News 9)

Kinston features top player in Brandon Ingram

The birthplace of legendary NBA players Jerry Stackhouse and Cedric Maxwell, Kinston has also spawned current L.A. Clipper and former UNC star Reggie Bullock. This year’s Kinston roster only has three seniors – nationally-recruited Brandon Ingram along with regional targets Darnell Dunn and Mykel Hart – but that trio have a combined eight state championship rings. Ingram is a silky smooth 6-foot-9 guard/forward hybrid with shooting range to 26 feet; he has narrowed his list of colleges to Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, N.C. State, UCLA and UNC. (High School OT)

Harry Giles watches Heels

Class of 2016 elite power forward Harry Giles spent Tuesday night in the Greensboro Coliseum watching North Carolina beat UNCG 79-56. GIles, a 247Sports Composite five-star prospect, plays for Wesleyan Christian Academy in nearby High Point, N.C. The 6-foot-10, 210-pound prospect has offers from Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, and UNC, among others. (Carolina Blue)

Seventh Woods ready to take next step?

What we’ll be watching this season is whether Seventh Woods has settled into his ultimate position. While he’s a defensive point guard — and a potentially dominant one at that — earlier this year he struggled to run the show naturally for his various travel and camp teams. His jump shot also will be an area to monitor. Woods at times has caught fire, such as at last year’s HSOT Invitational, and including over the weekend in his 37-point outing. (Scout.com)

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

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