Sacha Killeya-Jones discusses UNC offerCarolinaBlue caught up with Sacha Killeya-Jones to discuss his UNC offer, the Tar Heel offense, and his general recruitment. What does the UNC offer mean to you? Killeya-Jones: "It means a lot to get an offer from UNC. Its a great program. Coach Williams is a Hall of Fame coach. Obviously its great to get an offer from your hometown school. I know a lot about them. So its an honor to get an offer from UNC. It means a lot to me." (Carolina Blue)
Video: Dennis Smith Interview & UpdateFive-star lead guard Dennis Smith told Scout at the Stephen Curry Select Camp which schools are prioritizing him, where he wants to visit and who he's hoping to see in the future. Recruiting interest: Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest, Louisville and California (Scout.com)
2016 Basketball Top 100: Updated lists & evaluationsNo. 1 Harry Giles, Class of 2016: Giles, who one NBA executive said was putting on a “video game” like performance at the USA Basketball U19 trials, cut his list of schools to Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State, Syracuse, UNLV and Wake Forest in early February. Giles has taken multiple unofficial visits to Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest, but has yet to take his first official visit. (Scout.com)
Harry Giles helps lead USA into Round of 16 at U19 FIBA Americas eventThe United States led for 39:48 of the 40 minutes in beating Egypt 92-50 to close out the preliminary round in the FIBA U19 World Championship in Heraklion, Greece. The Americans will be the top seed in Group A in the quarterfinals Wednesday. Team USA places Argentina at 11:15 am ET. The U.S. team got 13 points apiece from Harry Giles, Caleb Swanigan and Jayson Tatum. Giles also had 12 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 18 minutes. He was 5 of 8 from the field. (USA Today)
Roy Williams Offers 2016 5-Star Center Jarrett AllenNorth Carolina continues to expand its 2016 target list. Jarrett Allen, a 6-foot-10 post player, is the latest to pick up a scholarship offer from the Tar Heels. The Austin (Tex.) St. Stephen's Episcopal School standout picked up his UNC offer in a recent phone conversation with Roy Williams. “[Roy] called me,” Allen said. “He just liked how I played and he thought I was a good fit for North Carolina.” Allen also has offers from Notre Dame, Indiana, Florida, UCLA and Oregon. (Inside Carolina)
Maverick Rowan discusses his recruitmentMaverick Rowan, who recently reclassified to 2015, broke down his recent trip to St. John's and talked about the remaining schools on his list. Rowan has previously taken an official visit to Louisville. North Carolina, UCLA and others have also been involved in his recruitment. But Rowan tells Scout he’s down to N.C. State, St. John’s and Wisconsin. “It’s pretty much down to those three,” Rowan said. (Scout.com)
Video: Dewan Huell NBPA Top 100 Camp HighlightsHighlights of 2016 5-star power forward Dewan Huell (Miami, FL, Norland HS) at the recent NBPA Top 100 Camp. Huell holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina and is also considering Miami, Florida State, and Louisville.
Video: Tony Bradley NBPA Top 100 Camp HighlightsClass of 2016 4-star power forward recruit Tony Bradley (Bartow, FL) participated in the NBPA Top 100 camp last weekend. The 6-foot-10, 235-pound big man has offers from North Carolina, Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Florida, Florida State, Clemson, and Cincinnati, among others.
Sacha Killeya-Jones Searching for the 'Perfect Fit'The 6-foot-11, 225-pound center is a four-star recruit, and rated as the 73rd-best player in the Class of 2016 by Rivals. Killeya-Jones had given a non-binding, verbal commitment to the Cavaliers in January, but reopened his recruiting earlier this month. Since then, the senior has received offers from schools like Florida, NC State, North Carolina, and Kentucky. (NBC 29)
2017 Basketball Rankings Re-CenteredIt doesn’t take long to detect the epicenter of power in the 2017 class. In our new rankings for rising juniors, a whopping — actually shocking — 10 of the top 25 are natural centers. Wendell Carter is atypically strong for a young big man and thus could post the best numbers of any college freshman center in 2017-18. His recruitment includes strong overtures from Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Georgia, Vanderbilt, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Harvard and others. (Scout.com)
Video: Edrice Adebayo NBPA Top 100 Camp HighlightsHighlights of 2016 5-star power forward Edrice Adebayo at the recent NBPA Top 100 camp. Adebayo (Pinetown, NC, Northside) holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina and is also considering NC State and Louisville.
Video: Sacha Killeya-Jones NBPA Top 100 Camp HighlightsHighlights of 2016 power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones at the recent NBPA Top 100 camp. Killeya-Jones, a 6'10 4-star recruit from Chapel Hill, NC (Virginia Episcopal School) holds and offer from UNC and is also considering Virginia and Kentucky.
Scout.com Class of 2017 Top 75 Basketball RecruitsWith July rapidly approaching, Scout's basketball recruiting team updated the 2017 player rankings. DeAndre Ayton, Wendell Carter and Michael Porter sit at the top of the new list, that was extended to a top 75. Only one prospect ranked among the top 75 players in the 2017 class is committed. Jalek Felton, who ranks No. 14 overall, is committed to North Carolina. (Scout.com)
Winston-Salem high school hoops’ star Harry Giles: We want to keep the city upThanks largely to Josh Howard and Chris Paul — as well as Happy Hairston and Herm Gilliam before them — Winston-Salem has a proud basketball tradition. Thanks to Harry Giles, that tradition is about to get even prouder. (Winston-Salem Journal)
NBPA Top 100 Camp: Adebayo, Killeya-Jones, Huell, ColemanThe NBPA Top 100 Camp was created in 1994 to assist elite high school student-athletes in the development of their basketball and life skills. Select 2016 and 2017 prospects are invited to the event to develop skills and compete. 247Sports Scouting Director Jerry Meyer was at the event and broke down what he saw from some of UNC's top targets in attendance. (Carolina Blue)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailTuesday, September 27, 2016|
Watching 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, SC.Monday, September 26, 2016
Visiting 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manly in Pickerington, OHSaturday, September 24, 2016
Hosting P.J. Washington (official visit), Coby White, David McCormack, Wendell Moore, and Christian Brown on visits to Chapel Hill.Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Watching 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford in New Albany, INTuesday, September 20, 2016
Visiting 2019 5 star combo forward Matthew Hurt in Rochester, MN
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