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Predicting where college basketball's top 10 uncommitted recruits will play

As it stands, just 32 of ESPN's top 100 players in the class of 2016 have committed. Only Jayson Tatum (Duke) and Lonzo Ball (UCLA) have declared their college choices among the top 10 prospects. With that in mind, it seemed like a good opportunity to take an early guess at where the top uncommitted prospects might end up. We'll be using recruiting rankings from ESPN and the composite board by 247 Sports. (SB Nation)

Life of Giles

The game is over, his team has lost, but Harry Giles is still able to raise a smile. He's flashing a grin because yet another teenager has approached him, this one in the overcrowded lobby of the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta, S.C. following a game in the Peach Jam -- one of the most prestigious amateur tournaments held each July. The youngster hands his phone to a friend after kindly asking Giles to pose with him for a photo. (CBS Sports)

Roy Williams Offers PG De'Aaron Fox

North Carolina has offered De'Aaron Fox, arguably the nation's top point guard prospect, a scholarship. Roy Williams tracked Fox at the Las Vegas Classic during the final evaluation period last week and followed up those viewings with a UNC scholarship offer on Wednesday, Fox and his father confirmed. "He was very happy, of course, that a top school offered him," his father, Aaron Fox, said. (Inside Carolina)

Wenyen Gabriel: "UNC is showing plenty of interest"

Wenyen Gabriel has taken grassroots basketball by storm with his incredible performances in the July Live Period. The class of 2016 forward went from holding two offers last November to recently receiving offers from big named schools. “Kentucky, Duke, UConn, Maryland, Texas, Notre Dame, Miami, Providence and Kansas have been the most active with my recruitment. UNC is showing plenty of interest and I think will offer very soon. I will be talking to Coach Williams on the phone sometime soon.” (Made Hoops)

Harry Giles to transfer to Oak Hill for senior season

Harry Giles III, the top ranked player in the ESPN 100, has decided to transfer from Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.) to Oak Hill for his senior season. “At this point I just really want to lock in on school and basketball at the highest level,” Giles told USA TODAY High School Sports. “I feel like going to Oak Hill it’ll give me the chance to do both. I won’t have anything to do but be a better student and a better player.” (USA Today)

Tony Bradley's Impressive summer

Class of 2016 power forward target Tony Bradley has yet to name a leader in his recruitment, but North Carolina is in a good spot to land the 6-foot-10, 235-pound prospect. The Tar Heels offered Bradley on December 19th, and he took an official visit to UNC on March 7th. Currently, Bradley has 23 offers including the Tar Heels, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, and Kansas, among many others. Bradley's stock has been on the rise this summer. (Carolina Blue)

Video: 2016 PF Wenyen Gabriel Las Vegas Highlights

During the Adidas Summer Championships, Wenyen Gabriel a 6'10 junior forward made a huge splash leading his Mass Rivals team to the championship game. Gabriel's high motor and developing skill set led him to offers from Kentucky Kansas and Duke, while UNC has been in contact and watching him as well. View Video...

How 2016 PG Kobi Simmons fits with his top six

The allure of UNC is a similar pitch to Kentucky's. Roy Williams is looking for a replacement to Marcus Paige, and landing Kobi Simmons would mean that the Tar Heels have bounced back nicely from the NCAA scandal's negative recruiting. That same scandal may prove to be the Tar Heels' undoing, however, and if Simmons doesn't end up in Chapel Hill, that may have played a factor. (Sporting News)

July Eval Periods: Storylines

The five guys that stood out as the top performers of July were De’Aaron Fox, Miles Bridges, Markelle Fultz, Jayson Tatum and Trevon Duval. Fox and Bridges were spectacular in Las Vegas and at the Nike Peach Jam and both have earned significant bumps from their current Scout rankings. There’s been a battle brewing for the top spot at the point guard position for quite some time and the options are tremendous. Entering July, Dennis Smith sat at No. 1. (Scout.com)

Dennis Smith Jr. Blog: New Kentucky offer, package deals and ending AAU season

Dennis Smith: "Right now it’s down to six, in no particular order: Kentucky, Duke, Louisville, N.C. State, Wake Forest and North Carolina. Of course y’all know that I’ve talked in my blog about me, Jayson Tatum and Harry Giles teaming up in college and that hasn’t changed. It’s definitely something that we all still talk about and I’d say there’s still a great chance of it. At the end of the day, I’ve gotta do what’s best for me, but, again, it’s something we still all talk about." (USA Today)

2016 recruiting class the most decorated in N.C. history

Rising seniors Harry Giles, Dennis Smith Jr. and Edrice Adebayo are responsible for giving North Carolina a basketball recruiting class with the highest profile in state history. For the big-picture perspective, there's no better reference than Lenoir-based Bob Gibbons, who started following recruiting in 1975 and continues to run the All Star Report. "With three kids rated in the top 10 in the nation, that's never happened before," Gibbons said Monday. (Fayetteville Observer)

Kobi Simmons cuts list to 6

Kobi Simmons has cut his list of school to six. The five-star combo guard in the Class of 2016 is still considering North Carolina, Kentucky, Xavier, Ohio State, Arizona, and Georgia. Simmons is ranked as the No. 8 overall prospect in the 2016 class by 247Sports Composite. North Carolina is battling Kansas, Arizona, Kentucky, and Ohio State among others who've offered Simmons. (A Sea of Blue)

One-on-One with Harry Giles

After playing in the EYBL, winning a Gold Medal with USA Basketball and competing in The 8 during final evaluation period, Harry Giles, Scout's top prospect in 2016, has completed his final spring and summer on the circuit. Did he live up to his own expectations on the court? What is his recruiting plan going forward? Giles went one-on-one with Scout. (Scout.com)

Smith, Adebayo, DeLaurier, Killeya-Jones end adidas Uprising in strong fashion

Dennis Smith hit a left-handed, go-ahead layup with four seconds left as Team Loaded North Carolina beat Indiana Elite 78-77. Smith had 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Edrice Adebayo had 25 points and 16 rebounds. Team Loaded Virginia beat Mass Rivals 76-74 in the championship game. 2016 power forward Javin DeLaurier, who has an offer from UNC, scored 14 points. Sacha Killeya-Jones, another Class of 2016 forward with an offer from UNC, scored 17 points. (Fayetteville Observer)

Las Vegas: Malik Monk goes for 34, wins The 8

Malik Monk is certainly in the top tier of 2016 prospects and he made that quite clear on Saturday in the championship of The 8 when he scored 34 points in a win over Mac Irvin Fire. On the recruiting front, Monk recently said he’s looking to narrow down his list of schools soon. A source close to the situation said the schools currently recruiting him are Arkansas, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon, Florida State and Oklahoma State. (Scout.com)

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

Sunday, November 06, 2016
On an in home visit with 2017 SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

Monday, October 17, 2016
On an in home visit with 2017 5 star PF P.J. Washington in Henderson, NV

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
On an in home visit with 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manley (UNC offer) in Pickerington, OH

Tuesday, 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, OH

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jarred Vanderbilt2017 SF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Brandon Huffman2017 PF
Sterling Manley2017 PF

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