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UNC reaches out to recent SMU decommit Matt McQuaid

The SMU Mustangs also suffered a hit to their 2015 recruiting class, when shooting guard Matt McQuaid decided to decommit and reopen his recruitment. "I feel like I just needed to take a step back and compare my options a little better and look at different schools," McQuaid said Wednesday. SMU will remain on McQuaid's list, but several other schools have already reached out. UNC, Virginia, Indiana, Texas, Baylor, LSU, Creighton and others are all showing interest. (CBS Sports)

Antonio Blakeney makes the jump to elite status

Antonio Blakeney has been a star in the state of Florida for a couple of years now, having averaged 24.8 points as a sophomore that earned first-team all-state honors. Blakeney found himself slowly creeping up the rankings throughout his junior season, but it wasn’t until May that he went from being another really good basketball player to the kind of prospect that everyone needs to pay attention. And it was one moment, captured on video, that made the statement for him. (NBC Sports)

Jalek Felton Drawing Serious Recruiting Interest

2017 combo guard Jalek Felton (Mullins, S.C./Mullins) has been drawing some more interest of late, reports Justin Byerly. N.C. State, North Carolina, Florida, Wake Forest, Virginia, Wichita State and Michigan are the latest teams to reach out. Felton does not have any offers yet, but has six Crystal Ball predictions pointing to North Carolina. (Carolina Blue)

Harry Giles looking to regain his spot in 2016

It wasn't long ago that Harry Giles III was considered the consensus best player in the class of 2016. In fact, many thought he was the best high school prospect to come along since Andrew Wiggins. Then came the injury. Giles tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus in his left knee, forcing him to miss 11 months. He returned at the EYBL Hampton event in May, but clearly wasn't the same player. Even at the Nike Peach Jam last week, he was probably only 85 percent. (CBS Sports)

Stephen Zimmerman's top seven, visit plans

Class of 2015 center Stephen Zimmerman has narrowed down his choice of schools to a top seven, per ZagsBlog and SNY.tv. Kansas, UNLV, North Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky, UCLA, and Arizona have all made the 6-foot-11, 214-pound center's list. The 247Sports Composite five-star has also schedule three visits. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams offers 2016 SG Malik Monk

Roy Williams offered a scholarship to 2016 5-star shooting guard Malik Monk (6-4, 180, Bentonville, Ark.) on Monday night according to multiple sources.

Williams got a first-hand look at Monk during last weekend's Peach Jam, where Monk put on a show for the coaches in attendance, even scoring a dominant 40 points in one of his games.

Monk is the first shooting guard in UNC's 2016 basketball recruiting class to receive a scholarship offer from Williams. Monk also hold offers from and is strongly considering Kentucky, Arkansas, and Kansas.

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Roy Williams offers 2015 center Skal Labissiere

North Carolina is hunting for elite post players in the 2015 class, and Skal Labissiere is certainly one of them. He landed an offer from Tar Heel coach Roy Williams on Monday evening. Williams watched the 6-11 center from Cordova (Tenn.) Evangelical Christian School earlier this month at the Reebok Breakout Camp during the first July Evaluation Period. Labissiere is ranked the No. 10 prospect in the class by Scout.com. (Inside Carolina)

Harry Giles, Dennis Smith Jr., Edrice Adebayo a strong in-state trio in the Class of 2016

Three players from North Carolina are in the top 12 of ESPN's Class of 2016 rankings, and two of those players are participating in the EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam. (Fayetteville Observer)

Carolina, Kentucky, Louisville Pursuing Antonio Blakeney

North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Kentucky’s John Calipari, and Louisville’s Rick Pitino were among the head coaches in pursuit of shooting guard Antonio Blakeney at the Peach Jam Saturday. Continuing to show an ability to get to the rim and score in a variety of ways, Blakeney went for 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting as E1T1 rebounded from a tough Friday loss to the Playaz by downing Team Takeover, 86-61. Blakeney recently picked up Kentucky and North Carolina offers. (Zag's Blog)

Luke Maye draws ACC interest in basketball

Luke Maye is a Class of 2015 basketball standout. Luke also plays baseball for Hough High School outside of Charlotte, and he expressed interest in returning to football as a senior. His father, Mark, was a record-setting quarterback for North Carolina in the mid-1980s. Luke, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound power forward with perimeter skills, is considered a top-150 prospect by most recruiting sites. He has received scholarship offers from several ACC programs and extended looks from North Carolina's coaches. (Fayetteville Observer)

Harry Giles is a top target for Duke and UNC

Even at a tournament for the best of the best, Harry Giles commands attention. As Giles, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound junior from Winston-Salem, moved up and down the court at the Nike EYBL Peach Jam, coaches spoke in hushed tones among themselves. Not all of the talk focused on the present. (Charlotte Observer)

Brandon Ingram just one of the guys at ECI for always-talented Kinston

Brandon Ingram was just one of the guys, as difficult as that may be given the senior stands at 6-foot-9 and sports a 7-4 wing span. But there the Kinston High School basketball standout was blending in as he stood in line with his teammates without any fanfare as they entered the gym Thursday for a pre-camp meeting for the annual East Coast Invitational team camp. This has been a busy summer for Ingram as he continues to draw offers from a number of major collegiate programs, including Duke, North Carolina, Louisville, Kentucky, Kansas and UCLA. (Jacksonville Daily News)

Jayson Tatum to Talk Package Deal with Woods, Smith Jr. and Giles

Jayson Tatum put on a show at Peach Jam, leading the St. Louis Eagles 16U squad to a 2-0 start, after being a late addition to the team. Tatum played in front of a crowd of coaches that consisted of Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, Arizona’s Book Richardson, Duke’s Nate James and Jon Scheyer, UNC’s Roy Williams, and a trio of Georgetown coaches. He says that he notices who comes and watches. Tatum has said previously that he will consider attending school with Harry Giles, Dennis Smith Jr. and Seventh Woods. (Zag's Blog)

Stephen Zimmerman to visit UNC for "Late Night with Roy" on October 3rd

Class of 2015 247Sports Composite five-star center Stephen Zimmerman has confirmed that he will visit UNC for Late Night with Roy on October 3rd. The 6-foot-11, 214-pound prospect from Las Vegas (NV) is the No. 2 center and the No. 7 player overall in the 2015 class. His mother broke the news on twitter earlier this evening. (Carolina Blue)

Nike Peach Jam: Henry Ellenson draws crowds

Five miles from a packed Riverview Park Activities Center, the site of the prestigious EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam, high-profile college coaches had gathered at the Josey High School gym to watch a lower-tier Elite Youth Invitational game that tipped off on Wednesday night. Class of 2015 power forward Henry Ellenson was the star attraction. The 6-foot-10, 230-pound Ellenson, who is a member of the Wisconsin-based Playground Elite travel team, has drawn interest from Duke and is being recruited seriously by North Carolina. (Fayetteville Observer)

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

Tuesday, February 02, 2016
At Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada watching 2017 4-star power forward P.J. Washington

Friday, January 29, 2016
Watching 2018 3-star small forward Jairus Hamilton play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NC.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Watching 2017 PF Wendell Carter play against Pace Academy in Atlanta, GA

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Visiting 2017 5-star small forward Kevin Knox at Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa, FL

Sunday, January 17, 2016
Watching 2016 4-star center Udoka Azubuike at the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, MA

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Rawle Alkins2016 SG
Jarrett Allen2016 PF
Mohamed Bamba2017 C
Wendell Carter2017 C
Jalek Felton2017 SG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jeremiah Tilmon2017 C
Tony Bradley2016 C
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 PG

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