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Zion Williamson ranks the top five dunks from his junior season

Good luck finding a player on any level who’s garnered more rim-rocking highlight dunks, Sportscenter Top 10 appearances, and social media attention than Spartanburg Day School forward Zion Williamson this season. Now that he’s completed another state title run we caught up with Williamson to have him rank the top five dunks he pulled off this season. (USA Today)

N.C.’s top high school basketball recruits share their NCAA Final Four predictions

Wendell Moore, Cox Mill, class of 2019: Moore, a 6-6 sophomore wing, scored 29 points to lead his team to the N.C. 3A state title Saturday. He has nine offers, including from ACC regular-season champion North Carolina. My Final Four: Kansas, Duke, Kentucky, Florida State. My champion: Kansas. Because of their guard play and ability of coach (Bill) Self. (Charlotte Observer)

Elite basketball recruits reveal their Final 4 picks and national champion

Coby White, 2018 UNC point guard commit: Final 4: “Duke, West Virginia, UNC and Kansas.” And the 2017 national champion is: “North Carolina! They’re the best team and they have the experience after losing in the title game last year. They have a good point guard, bigs and a really good wing in Justin Jackson. Just the overall leadership of the team will be the difference.” (USA Today)

UNC signee Brandon Huffman on what fuels his fire

Monday we caught up with Word of God Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) forward Brandon Huffman, a UNC signee. "I’m from a small town in North Carolina and spent most of my life in Alaska; moving around because I’m a military kid. Now I’m back here in North Carolina living out my dream going to North Carolina next season. I know that God blessed me with this ability so that’s the ultimate motivator for me." (USA Today)

UNC commit Coby White shines at NC Top 80 camp Sunday

UNC commit Coby White is without question the best scorer in North Carolina. high school basketball. What separated Coby from his peers was the amount of energy and effort he displayed in all the station work and it carried over to the games. He averaged over 35 points per game and there may not be a better guard in the country at attacking and finishing at the rim. (Charlotte Observer)

ICTV: Wendell Moore State Title Game Highlights

Wendell Moore looked right at home at the Smith Center on Saturday. He earned game MVP honors leading Cox Mill to a 70-66 win over Eastern Guilford for the school's first state championship. The sophomore, who is a major UNC basketball recruiting target, posted 29 points and 12 rebounds. UNC coach Roy Williams was courtside watching the game. (Inside Carolina)

Wendell Moore helps lead Cox Mill to NC 3A title

Sophomore phenom Wendell Moore Jr. scored 29 points to lead the Cox Mill Chargers to their first state title in their first appearance in the Dean Smith Center. The Chargers defeated Eastern Guilford 70-66 to win the NCHSAA 3A boys’ championship. Moore stuffed the stat sheet with 29 points, three assists, three blocks and two steals. The 15-year-old was also the game’s MVP. (Charlotte Observer)

Zion Williamson soars above galaxy of stars at Hoops Festival

Zion Williamson added another piece of hardware to his crowded mantel. The Spartanburg Day junior picked up MVP honors in the West team’s 129-119 victory over the East on Saturday in the South Carolina Hoops Festival’s Junior Showcase. Williamson scored 30 points on 13-of-14 shooting. The top-rated recruit also grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots. (The State)

Cox Mill’s Wendell Moore named District 9 boys player of the year

Cox Mill sophomore Wendell Moore Jr. is the District 9 boys high school basketball player of the year. The award is voted on by coaches in the district. Moore, a 6-6 sophomore wing, averages 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists. He’s led Cox Mill to Saturday’s NCHSAA 3A state championship game. (Charlotte Observer)

Rechon Black hinting at 2018 combo package?

Class of 2018 point guard and North Carolina verbal commit Rechon Black sent a tweet out on Wednesday night that should interest many Tar Heel fans. It is a picture of Leaky, as he is called, 2017 combo guard commit Jalek Felton, and 2018 uncommitted recruits Zion Williamson and Jairus Hamilton. Williamson is the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2018 class. (Carolina Blue)

Hoops Festival changes sites so bigger crowd can see Zion Williamson

Because of the larger than anticipated crowds, the location of Saturday’s South Carolina Hoops Festival has been moved from Heathwood Hall to Irmo High School. The move was mainly done to accommodate the large crowd expected for the Boys’ Junior Showcase, which will include Spartanburg Day’s Zion Williamson, who is ranked No. 1 by 247Sports in Class of 2018. (The State)

Kevin Knox Blog: Watching UNC vs. Duke, decision looming

Kevin Knox: "(The UNC-Duke game) was pretty cool; Of course (Jalek Felton) was in my ear the whole time about coming to North Carolina with him and he was making some good points saying with Justin Jackson probably going to the league I could come in and have a big season. I sat with Zion Williamson too and we were just having a good time talking about how crazy the game was!" (USA Today)

Making the case: Five-star forward Kevin Knox

Five-star small forward Kevin Knox is expected to make his college decision sometime in early to mid April. Today, experts from the Rivals network weigh in on where Knox could land and why. A versatile forward who can be utilized as a big wing or as a floor-spacing stretch four-man, Knox has been down to a final four of Duke, Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina for some time now. (Rivals.com)

Video: Zion Williamson Junior Year Mix Tape

Zion Williamson, a 6'8 power forward at Spartanburg Day School (SC), is ranked #2 in the Class of 2018 by ESPN. Williamson holds an offer from North Carolina and is just coming off a visit to Chapel Hill where he attended UNC's win over Duke. Read More...

Naismith High School Boys’ All-American Team Announced

On March 8, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the 2017 Naismith High School Boys’ All-American teams. UNC recruits on the list include Kevin Knox (2017 offer), Zion Williamson (2018 offer), and Romeo Langford (2018 offer). Other familiar names include Mohamed Bamba, Wendell Carter, Trevon Duval, Trae Young, and Gary Trent, Jr., among others. (NaismithTrophy.com)

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

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Watching 2019 SF Jalen Wilson, 2019 PF Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, and 2019 SF Precious Achiuwa at the Adidas Gauntlet and Under Armour events in Dallas, TX

4/20/2018 - 4/21/2018
Watching 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer), 2019 PF Vernon Carey (UNC offer), 2019 PF Francis Okoro, 2019 PG Cole Anthony, 2019 PF Isaiah Stewart, 2019 HF Max Lorca-Lloyd, 2019 PF E.J. Liddell, 2019 SF Isaac Okoro, 2020 C Hunter Dickinson, 2020 SF Scottie Barnes, and 2020 PG Jeremy Roach at the Nike EYBL in Irving, TX

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Visiting 2019 5 star power forward Vernon Carey (UNC offer) in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Visiting 2020 power forward Day'ron Sharpe (South Central High School) in Winterville, NC

Monday, April 16, 2018
On an in home visit with 2019 5 star power forward Will Baker (UNC offer) in Austin, TX

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Nassir Little2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Will Baker2019 C
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Armando Bacot2019 C
Jeremiah Francis2019 PG
Josh Nickelberry2019 SG

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