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Blessing and curse of Seventh Woods' early rise to fame

Two years ago when Hammond (Columbia, S.C.) point guard Seventh Woods’ highlight video proclaiming him to be the country’s top 14-year-old hooper hit the Internet, it set off what Woods agrees was a gift and a curse. Yes, his exposure went through the roof, but the downside was that, well, his exposure went through the roof. “It’s to a point where, if I don’t do a Sportscenter Top 10 play, people feel like I let them down. It’s not even about that stuff; I’m just trying to get better every time I play. People get a little crazy with it.” (USA Today)

Brandon Ingram Says UNC Academic Scandal ‘Affects Decision’

Some observers believe Brandon Ingram will ultimately end up at North Carolina because he is close with former Tar Heel Jerry Stackhouse, who also played for Kinston High. Still, the academic scandal at UNC has complicated things and Ingram said that has impacted his thought process. “Of course it affects my decision,” Ingram said. “I really like those guys a lot, and I really like all of the colleges a lot, so I’m just waiting to see what’s going to happen because it will affect my decision." (Zag's Blog)

Chick-fil-A Day Three Notebook: Woods, Felton, Ingram, Smith

I’ve watched Brandon Ingram for years, and Monday night may have been the best I’ve ever seen him play. Matched head to head against P.J. Dozier, Ingram soared to a sterling outing: 26 points (9-17 fg, 2-5 on threes), 12 rebounds, six assists and a steal. The showdown between Dennis Smith and Seventh Woods proved to be more fizzle than sizzle, but each man had his moments. Woods helped lead Hammond past Smith's Trinity Christian 64-54. (Scout.com)

Video: Brandon Ingram posterizes defender in front of Roy Williams

This is 6’9? Brandon Ingram (Kinston) putting a defender on a poster Monday at the Chick-Fil-A Classic in Columbia, SC. The dunk went down in a close game situation late in the fourth quarter, which sparked a comeback win for Kinston High. UNC’s Roy Williams, NC State’s Rob Moxy, & USC’s Frant Martin were all in the house to check out the match-up between Ingram and Spring Valley’s P.J. Dozier. (Ball Is Life)

Jalek Felton to Visit UNC in January

Jalek Felton will take visits in January to five schools — Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina, Kentucky and Wichita State — he told SNY.tv after a 22-point performance in front of Roy Williams in an 83-62 loss to Keenan (S.C.). Felton, the No. 5-ranked player in the Class of 2017 by 247 Sports and the nephew of Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton, says that while North Carolina is the frontrunner, he is going to give all schools a chance. (Zag's Blog)

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)

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
RecruitClassRating
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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