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Scout.com Updated 2016 Basketball Top 100

With the spring coming to an end and the summer getting ready to gear up, Scout's basketball recruiting team has updated the 2016 top 100. The top three, of Harry Giles, Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum, remained the same, but there were plenty of big movers in the new batch of rankings. The truth is you could make a case for any of these three players as the top prospect in the class. But someone has to be one and Giles is currently slotted at that spot. (Scout.com)

Jayson Tatum aims for pre-fall commitment, notes North Carolina’s NCAA issues

Jayson Tatum is considered to be one of the best players in the Class of 2016. In the spring Tatum trimmed his list down to just four schools- Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina and Saint Louis; three traditional powers and the hometown school where his father Justin played during the 1990’s. Tatum will likely make his college decision “in the next month or two.” Also of note is the fact that North Carolina’s ongoing NCAA investigation is a concern. (NBC Sports)

Jalek Felton ready to display skills on world stage

Jalek Felton has played with some of the nation’s best basketball players during various tournaments and showcases around the country. Now, the Mullins rising junior will showcase his skills on a global stage this week as part of the Team USA’s entry in the Men’s 3x3 U18 World Championships in Debreceen, Hungary. The four-day tournament begins Thursday and runs through Sunday. (SC Now)

Seventh Woods selected to USA Basketball trials roster

Class of 2016 guard Seventh Woods (Columbia/Hammond) has been selected to take part in the 2015 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Championship Team Training Camp. USA Basketball selected 24 players for the trials and the roster will be pared down to 12 players after the two-week evaluation period, which begins on June 12 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The USA will look to defend its gold medal June 27-July 5 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. (Carolina Blue)

Sacha Killeya-Jones reopens recruitment

Sacha Killeya-Jones is no longer committed to Virginia. The top-100 big man spoke to Tony Bennett and informed the Cavaliers that he’d like to reopen his recruitment. Killeya-Jones has been on a precipitous rise over the past 12 months, so it’s understandable if his world moved a little more quickly than he may have expected. That said, the skilled and polished frontcourt scorer decided to open things up heading toward the July live period. (Scout.com)

Trae Young, Michael Porter planning package deal for college hoops

Which pair of basketball recruits plans to join forces in college from the 2017 class? Meet Mokan Elite (Kan.) duo Michael Porter Jr. and Trae Young. “Yep we’re gonna do it,” Young said. “We’re putting it out there that we’re gonna play together.” They’ve certainly got the talent. Young is on everyone’s short list for top point guard in the class and Porter, who is ranked No. 2 overall in the ESPN 25, is quickly gaining the “next big thing” buzz. Young and Porter said they plan to setup their lists based on schools who want them both. (USA Today)

Edrice "Bam" Adebayo Update

Fresh off a MVP-winning performance at the Big Shots basketball event in Greensboro, North Carolina, five-star power forward Edrice "Bam" Adebayo (Pinetown, NC/Northside) and his mentor Eric Peartree spoke with CarolinaBlue to update his recruitment. Adebayo currently has offers from 12 schools including UNC, Kansas, N.C. State, East Carolina, and Wake Forest, among others. There is a plan to cut the list down in July. Right now there are no recruiting trips scheduled. (Carolina Blue)

USA U16: Monday Top Performers

On the final day before the USA U16 team is cut from 17 to 12, the participants took part in a pair of practices that included scrimmaging, putting in offenses and working on their press. One of the top post prospects in attendance is 6-foot-10, strongly built center Wendell Carter. Carter picked it up on Monday and showed why he’s considered an elite prospect in the 2017 class. Recruiting: Duke, Kentucky, Harvard, Georgia, North Carolina, Kansas, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest (Scout.com)

Maverick Rowan Lists Top 6 Schools

Maverick Rowan Tweeted on Monday that his top six consists of UCLA, St. John’s, North Carolina, N.C. State, Louisville and Wisconsin. It remains unclear if he will go to college in 2015 or ’16. Because he has developed skill across many facets of the game, Rowan has picked up offers from Florida, Iowa State, Louisville, North Carolina, NC State, Pittsburgh, UCLA, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. (Zag's Blog)

Jalek Felton representing Team USA in Europe

Class of 2017 North Carolina commit Jalek Felton (Mullins, SC) will represent the United States in the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships. The event takes place in Hungary over June 4-7 and places some of the best young places against each other in three on three competition. Felton and his teammates will be heading over to Europe this week. (Carolina Blue)

2016 Star Jayson Tatum Talks Schools, Will Commit When ‘Comfortable’

On April 10, Jayson Tatum narrowed his recruitment to four schools: Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Saint Louis. North Carolina is the school that he has yet to check out. “I haven’t visited there yet, but they have a great program,” he said. He’ll make it out to Chapel Hill eventually, but doesn’t have a date picked out yet for that visit or any other official visits he might take. “I don’t have a timeline for my decision or visits,” he said. “I’m not sure when I’ll take officials to Kentucky or North Carolina, but I’m sure I’ll get to those." (Zag's Blog)

Video: New Jalek Felton Highlight Film

Highlights of 2017 UNC basketball commit Jalek Felton at the recent Under Armour Association event in New York: View Video...

EYBL Updates: Giles, Smith, Tatum, Rowan, Bradley, Bridges

The four-stop, Nike-affiliated Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) wrapped up its regular season Monday in Minneapolis. The top five teams in each of the four divisions are assured of advancing to the Peach Jam finals from July 15-19, and a Harry Giles-led CP3 squad finished an EYBL-best 15-2. Fayetteville point guard Dennis Smith Jr., who plays primarily for Team Loaded on the adidas circuit, appeared in nine EYBL games for Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway's Team Penny, which tied for third place in its division with an 11-6 record. (Fayetteville Observer)

Jayson Tatum, the top recruit in the class of 2016, faces a tough choice

A week later Jayson’s high school off-season will begin two days too soon, when Chaminade loses in the state semifinals, but he has USA Basketball activities to attend, AAU ball to play—and a college to pick. He has narrowed his list to 10—Arizona, Connecticut, Duke, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Saint Louis and Wake Forest—and he’ll soon cut that number in half, with the goal of committing before November. (Sports Illustrated)

Maverick Rowan still considering reclassifying

Maverick Rowan's father, Ron, said his son is considering three options: stay at Cardinal Gibbons his final year, come back to Lincoln Park or graduate early and go to college. He has a number of scholarship options from big-time programs and his father said colleges have said they would find a place for his son if he decided to graduate early. That would mean those schools would find a scholarship for him in the 2015-16 season. Some of the schools that Rowan likes are Louisville, North Carolina, NC State, Wisconsin, UCLA, Pitt and West Virginia. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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

7/20/2016 - 7/22/2016
Watching 2017 PG Collin Sexton, 2017 C Nate Watson, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 PF Brandon Huffman, 2017 PG Tremont Waters, 2017 SF Jermaine Samuels, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SG Romeo Langford, 2018 SG Zion Williamson, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 CG Coby White, 2019 SF Wendell Moore, 2019 PF Matthew Hurt in Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Watching 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2019 PF Christian Brown, and 2019 PG Ashton Hagans at the Champions Classic in Marietta, GA

7/14/2016 - 7/15/2016
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2017 C Nate Watson, and 2017 PG Trevon Duval at the Under Armour Association Finals in Cartersville, GA

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Watching 2017 center Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, and 2017 PG Matt Coleman at Team USA U18 practice in Houston, TX

Saturday, July 09, 2016
Watching 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2018 SG Romeo Langford at the adidas Gauntlet Series in Spartanburg, SC

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Mohamed Bamba2017 PF
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jarred Vanderbilt2017 SF
P.J. Washington2017 PF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Brandon Randolph2017 SG
Isaiah Stokes2017 PF

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