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Kenny Williams Video Highlights

New class of 2015 UNC commit Kenny Williams has the potential to be a complete offensive guard at the college level. His is advertised as a shooter but brings more to the table. Williams is reminiscent of former UNC star Joe Forte; A little undersized for the college guard spot but has a knack for scoring in many ways along with a deadly jump shot. Check out video of new UNC commit Kenny Williams from his high school and AAU Circuit careers: (Carolina Blue)

2016 guard Frank Jackson will take a mission trip before playing college basketball

Class of 2016 guard Frank Jackson is emerging as one of the premier guards in the country, but he’s also dealing with a unique development in his recruitment. The native of Utah will be one of the more college-ready guards in his class when he arrives on campus in 2018 after taking a two-year mission trip as part of his LDS faith. Jackson recently cut his list to 10 schools: Arizona, BYU, Duke, Embry-Riddle, Maryland, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Stanford, UCLA and Utah. (NBC Sports)

Kenny Williams' Commitment Provides Shot In The Arm For Roy Williams, UNC

Kenny Williams will be a Tar Heel, and his surprising announcement Saturday afternoon was more than a tetanus shot staving off an infection, it's a turning point. There is no doubt that had Williams opted for one of his other suitors instead of UNC the critics of his future coach would have raised their decibels a few levels. And it would have been hard to blame them, even while fully understanding the impact of the NCAA cloud hanging over the program. That's what fans do, and sometimes that's what scribes do. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Kenny Williams, the final piece for a championship run

When 2015 shooting guard Kenny Williams committed to UNC on Saturday, he became the final piece of a 2015-2016 Tar Heel squad poised to make a championship run. Roy Williams and his staff went hard after top five small forwards Brandon Ingram (Duke) and Jaylen Brown (Cal), but those prospect chose to compete elsewhere. Instead UNC grabbed Williams after he was released from his VCU letter-of-intent following Shaka Smart's decision to leave Richmond for the Texas job. (Carolina Blue)

Jalek Felton earns MVP honors at USA Basketball event

Mullins guard Jalek Felton won MVP honors and was on the winning squad at the USA Basketball 3x3 U18 national tournament. Felton's squad went 8-0 in the two-day tournament, which wrapped up Sunday. By winning the championship, The Stars will represent USA Basketball at the FIBA 3x3 World Championship on June 4-7 in Debreceen, Hungary. “That was my whole goal coming out here — making my team better,” Felton said in a release. "I just wanted to win.” (SC Now)

Seventh Woods focusing on the journey, not the hype

In five months, Seventh Woods will be able to sign a college letter of intent. He has offers from South Carolina, Clemson, North Carolina and Wichita State – as well as interest from many more schools. Woods remains the consensus No. 1 South Carolina player in next year’s senior class. Recruiting site 247Sports has him rated the fifth best guard in the nation, and No. 26 in the nation overall. Rivals.com ranks him 18th in the nation. (The State)

Commit analysis: Kenny Williams picks UNC

Kenny Williams has a quick first step and a quality handle. He can shoot off the pass and off the dribble. He becomes the only pure shooting guard on the roster and should spilt time at the two-spot with Marcus Paige and Theo Pinson. Williams joins power forward Luke Maye (Cornelius, NC/William Amos Hough) to round out the 2015 class for North Carolina. (Carolina Blue)

Video: New Jalek Felton mixtape

Class of 2017 combo guard and UNC commit Jalek Felton has a new mix tape out from his performance on the Under Armour AAU Circuit this spring. Felton is the No. 1 combo guard and the No. 6 overall prospect in the 2017 class. (Carolina Blue)

Kenny Williams Commits to UNC

North Carolina fulfilled its goal of adding a perimeter shooter to the 2015-16 roster with the commitment of Kenny Williams on Saturday. Kenny Williams is a Tar Heel. "It's been his life long dream. He's always wanted to be a Tar Heel," his father said. "I think that Carolina was always the top choice but we had to develop and establish a relationship with them. And he did." (Inside Carolina)

Virginia emerges as favorite for Kenny Williams

After eliminating Florida and Michigan and heading into an official visit to Virginia, Kenny Williams has Virginia has a heavy majority in his Crystal Ball. A former VCU recruit, Williams is a smooth shooting 6-2 shooting guard from Chesterfield (Va.) Lloyd C. Bird High School. (Carolina Blue)

Jaylen Brown Commits to California

Jaylen Brown, the nation's top prospect, has committed to California. Scout’s top ranked 2015 recruit picked the Bears over Kentucky, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Michigan, North Carolina and UCLA. A five-star prospect, Brown is currently regarded as Scout’s No. 1 recruit. Brown was selected to the McDonald’s All-American game, the Jordan Brand Classic game and was on the Nike Hoop Summit team. (Bear Territory)

Report: Jaylen Brown cuts list to four

Slowly but surely five-star small forward Jaylen Brown is getting closer to making a decision regarding where he’ll attend college next year. Thursday night it was first reported by 247Sports.com that Brown has cut Kansas from his list, trimming the possible suitors to four schools. Those four schools are California, Kentucky, Michigan and North Carolina, and each of those programs would greatly benefit from landing Brown. (NBC Sports)

Dennis Smith Discusses Recruiting

Dennis Smith holds offers from Duke, Florida, Florida State, Kansas, North Carolina, N.C. State, Ohio State, VCU, and Wake Forest, among others. Missing from that list is Louisville – who is actually the school the five star hears from the most. “Right now, I’d probably say Louisville is recruiting me the hardest,” he told SNY.tv. “N.C. State, Duke, Carolina, Kansas, Wake Forest, and Florida are probably the other schools I’ve been hearing from the most.” (Zag's Blog)

Report: Kenny Williams Cuts List to Two

Earlier this week, 2015 Chesterfield (Va.) L.C. Bird shooting guard Kenny Williams was planning to take his three remaining visits. Today, the four-star guard is down to two schools. The schools are Virginia and North Carolina. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard, after taking an unofficial visit to Virginia last week, will take an official visit to UVa this weekend. He's already taken an official visit to North Carolina. (Carolina Blue)

V.J. King Cuts List to Five Schools, Eliminates UNC

V.J. King, a 6-foot-6 small forward from Fairfax (VA) Paul VI, has cut his list to five schools. King is down to Arizona, UConn, Virginia, Louisville and Kentucky. He will take an official visit to Louisville on May 19. Louisville assistant Kenny Johnson is a former assistant at Paul VI. King also recently took an unofficial to Virginia this past weekend, Paul VI coach Glen Farello told SNY.tv. (Zag's Blog)

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

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Hosting P.J. Washington (official visit), Coby White, David McCormack, Wendell Moore, and Christian Brown on visits to Chapel Hill.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Watching 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford in New Albany, IN

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Visiting 2019 5 star combo forward Matthew Hurt in Rochester, MN

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Hosting 2018 UNC commit Rechon Black, 2017 PF Brandon Huffman, 2018 SF Greg Gantt, 2020 PF Isaiah Todd, 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry, 2019 PF Armando Bacot on unofficial visits to Chapel Hill

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Visiting 2017 5 star small forward Kevin Knox on an in home visit in Tampa, FL

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jarred Vanderbilt2017 SF
P.J. Washington2017 PF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Isaiah Stokes2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Devon Dotson2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF

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