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UNC offers 2017 power forward Wendell Carter

Wendell Carter Jr – like Jalek Felton – is an exception in the class of 2017. Carter, a 6-10, 250-pound center from the Pace Academy in Atlanta, picked up a scholarship offer from Roy Williams and the Tar Heels on Tuesday night. He’s the No. 2 overall player in his class and the second, along with Felton, to receive an UNC offer. “They did offer him,” Wendell Carter Sr. confirmed. (Inside Carolina)

Seventh Woods focused on four and preparing for visits

Point guard Seventh Woods of Hammond (S.C.) is in the final stages of his recruiting process and is down to a final four, his coach said Monday. Coach Mark McClam said Woods will announce his four schools on Twitter sometime soon. "I met with him and his dad last week and we talked at length about the recruiting process," McClam said. "He's got options and it's time to narrow this down and make a decision pretty soon. He's down to the schools he likes." (Palmetto Sports)

Harry Giles sets official visit dates

Elite power forward Harry Giles has scheduled his five official visits according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Giles will visit Wake Forest on 9/19, North Carolina on 9/25, Kansas on 10/10, Kentucky on 10/16 and Duke on 10/31. 6-10, 210-pounds and out of High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian High School, Giles is ranked No. 2 in the Top247 and No. 1 in the 247Sports Composite. (247 Sports)

5-star SG Terrance Ferguson commits to Alabama

Avery Johnson has given the Crimson Tide hoops program its identity back. After not only salvaging, but also adding to the 2015 class, Johnson hauled in his guy Monday afternoon when Terrance Ferguson, a 2016 five-star shooting guard from Dallas, Texas, committed to Alabama. Standing at 6-foot-7, 180-pounds, Ferguson is rated the No. 2 shooting guard and the No. 11 overall player in the country per the 247Sports Composite. (247 Sports)

Video: Jalek Felton Summer Highlights

Summer highlights of 5-star guard and 2017 North Carolina commit Jalek Felton. View Video...

Video: Edrice Adebayo Summer Highlights

Summer highlights of 2016 5-star power forward Edrice Adebayo, who holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina and is also seriously considering NC State, Louisville, and Wake Forest, among others. View Video...

Edrice Adebayo to transfer to High Point Christian Academy

High school basketball star Edrice Adebayo, also known as “Bam Bam,” will be transferring to High Point Christian Academy for his senior year, his guardian, Eric Peartree, told ESPN. Adebayo previously attended Northside High School in Pinetown, N.C. Adebayo is considered one of the top prep players in the country and has already received offers from multiple Division 1 schools such as UNC, NC State, Wake Forest, and Louisville. (WNCT)

Four-star shooting guard Brandon Robinson cuts list to five

2016 shooting guard Brandon Robinson improved his stock in the month of July, as his ability to knock down perimeter shots at a consistent rate was on full display. Saturday evening Robinson, who had originally cut his list to ten schools, announced that he’s now considering five programs with four in the ACC. Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina and Maryland made the cut, with the Terrapins being the lone non-ACC school on the list. Update: Robinson reportedly says he has NOT trimmed his list. (NBC Sports)

Five-star PG De'Aaron Fox cuts list to 7

Five-star point guard De'Aaron Fox narrowed his list of schools to seven, he told Scout Friday. Fox, a standout at Katy (Tex.) Cypress Lakes, is now only considering Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, North Carolina and NC State. Fox broke down what he likes about each school. UNC: "It might be funny in a way, but (Roy Williams has) developed left handed point guards like Kendall Marshall, Nate Britt and the other guys he’s had. You want to walk into that type of situation." (Scout.com)

Miles Bridges heads list of summer stock risers

Miles Bridges -- A 6-foot-6 forward, Bridges is already a five-star prospect and highly ranked at No. 24 in the class of 2016. However, he had as strong a summer as any player in the country, dominating events like the Peach Jam and Las Vegas Classic and will push for the national top 10. Bridges has always been tough and athletic, but he's raised his overall skill level to match his physical tools. Bridges is down to Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State and North Carolina. (Rivals.com)

Edrice Adebayo Hopes to Visit Kentucky, Not Committed to Package With Dennis Smith Jr.

After picking up a scholarship offer from Kentucky last month, Edrice Adebayo says he hopes to visit the school at some point. Adebayo has been linked to a potential package involving 2016 point guard Dennis Smith Jr., who also holds a Kentucky offer but has been sidelined with an ACL injury. Still, Adebayo says there’s no guarantee the two will end up at the same school. (Zag's Blog)

Nike announces new basketball event designed to keep players from Under Armour

Nike officials acknowledged the existence of a new event in the Bahamas which was created primarily to lure elite prospects away from the Under Armour Elite 24 game in New York. In simple terms, Nike's plan worked. Because Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum and Malik Monk, all of whom accepted invitations to the Under Armour Elite 24 last year -- have committed to play in Nike's event in the Bahamas scheduled for Aug. 19-23. If you're wondering, yes, those dates completely overlap the UA Elite 24. (CBS Sports)

Wenyen Gabriel Cuts List to 5, Eliminates UNC

Five-star forward Wenyen Gabriel is down to five schools: Connecticut, Duke, Kentucky, Maryland, and Providence made the cut for Gabriel, a 6-9, 195-pound combo forward from Wilbraham (Mass.) Wilbraham & Monson Academy. Duke (Oct 16), Kentucky (Sep 25) and Maryland (Sep 4) have been scheduled to receive official visits. Ranked No. 23 in theTop247 and No. 56 in the 247Sports Composite, Gabriel held a scholarship offer from UNC and was one of the standouts this summer on the travel circuit. (247 Sports)

Sacha Killeya-Jones radiating confidence

A funny thing happened in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. Forward Sacha Killeya-Jones, who competed with Team Loaded VA at the Adidas Summer Championships, outshone many of the biggest names in attendance. Killeya-Jones certainly outperformed his No. 48 ranking and likely will receive a promotion when we update our 2016 list. Since he backed off his pledge to Virginia, Killeya-Jones has fielded scholarship offers from Kentucky, North Carolina, NC State, Connecticut, Kansas, Florida and others. (Inside Carolina)

Dennis Smith Jr. tears ACL, out 6-9 months

The No. 1 point guard in the elite high school class of 2016 is going to be on the shelves for a while. Dennis Smith Jr. had successful surgery Friday to repair a torn left ACL, according to Smith's father, Dennis Smith Sr. Smith injured the knee while driving to the basket in the semifinals of the Adidas Nations event on Aug. 2. An MRI later revealed he needed surgery. (CBS Sports)

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

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Watching 2019 4 star PF Jeremiah Robinson at his game in Coffeyville, KS

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Visiting 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) at New Albany High School in New Albany, IN

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Watching 2019 5 star SF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at his game in Rochester, MN

Thursday, January 05, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), and 2019 SF Joey Baker in their game at the Greenfield School in Wilson, NC

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Watching 2017 5 star SF Kevin Knox (UNC offer), 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), and 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer) at the John Wall Invitational in Raleigh, NC

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF

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