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Complete coverage of North Carolina Basketball Recruiting.

Combo guard Curt Jones, Jr. back on UNC's radar

About a year ago, the UNC basketball staff was active in the recruitment of 6-3 PG/SG Curt Jones Jr. Then the contact fell off for a while. But a proactive attempt from the Jones' camp to reach back out to the UNC staff has sparked some renewed interest between the coaches and the 2016 combo guard. The Jones camp reconnected to a member of the UNC staff about two weeks ago, and now C.B. McGrath has contacted Jones' AAU coach to let him know that they are still interested. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Jaylen Brown, No. 1 Wheeler overwhelm Douglas County

It’s been five seasons since the Wheeler Wildcats last won a state championship. Jaylen Brown and company appear poised to end that drought. Brown, one of the nation’s premier recruits, led a relentless Wheeler attack, and the Wildcats overwhelmed a quality Douglas County team, 87-68, Saturday in the second round of the AAAAAA state tournament. North Carolina coach Roy William was sitting along the baseline and looked impressed. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Recruiting Roundup: Brandon Ingram, Jaylen Brown

Brandon Ingram visited both North Carolina and Duke on Saturday. The 6-foot-9 Ingram, ranked 12th in the country by ESPN.com, saw both teams win their ACC games. Ingram first saw North Carolina beat Georgia Tech, 89-60, in a game where the Tar Heels honored the late Dean Smith with the four corners offense. After their game, UNC coach Roy Williams and assistant Hubert Davis watched 6-7 wing Jaylen Brown of Marietta (GA) Wheeler, according to various reports. (Zag's Blog)

UNC to visit 2015's No. 2 prospect Jaylen Brown

North Carolina will visit 2015 five-star small forward Jaylen Brown Saturday night, Shun Williams of OnTheRadarHoops.com reports. Brown took an official visit to UNC on January 10th. Per 274Sports Composite rankings, Brown is the No. 2 prospect in the country, the No. 2 small forward, and the No. 1 player in the state of Georgia. The 6-foot-7, 217-pound five-star is considering UNC, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA, Michigan, Georgia, and Georgia Tech. (Carolina Blue)

Brandon Ingram to Visit Carolina, Duke on Saturday

Brandon Ingram has a full day ahead of him on Saturday. The 6-foot-9 Ingram, ranked 12th in the country by ESPN.com, will see North Carolina play Georgia Tech at noon in Chapel Hill, N.C., and then will watch Duke host Clemson at 4 p.m. in Durham. Ingram confirmed by text he plans to see both games. Ingram recently told SNY.tv he’s not close to making his college decision and is trying to focus on winning his fourth straight state championship. (Zag's Blog)

Harry Giles not letting recruiting pressure get to him

Harry Giles is living much of his life in a fishbowl — and is handling being one of the biggest fish very well. Giles, a 6-10 junior power forward at High Point Wesleyan Christian Academy, is one of the top prospects in the country. What he can do on the basketball court is simple — almost anything he wants to do. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Brandon Ingram lists UNC in top 6

The Tar Heels are still in the running for Class of 2015 forward Brandon Ingram. Over the weekend, the No. 1 player in the state of North Carolina announced his final 6 teams. Included with the Tar Heels were Duke, N.C. State, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA. That makes 3 in-state schools to go with three other ‘Blue Blood’ schools. The recruit from Kinston goes to the same high school as former Tar Heels Jerry Stackhouse and Reggie Bullock. (Keeping It Heel)

Harry Giles can put on a show on the basketball court

Giles’ father is down to earth and a sensible guy. And he and Giles’ mother have instilled the same values into their son. Giles’ father said there’s a reason his son picked eight schools as finalists. “He’s been over to Wake a lot because he’s friends with Brandon and we know Randolph really well,” Giles’ father said. “And we know how good a coach Danny (Manning) is and he’s a good guy. But we have been to North Carolina and Duke a lot too because they are around here.” (Winston-Salem Journal)

Scout.com's Top 100 high school basketball players, regardless of class

Scout's team of experts came up with the Ultimate 100 concept. Keep in mind this is our take on the best prospects, not the most productive players. No. 23 Jalek Felton Just a sophomore, Felton, who is the nephew of Raymond Felton, ranks high on this list for a number of reasons. At 6-foot-2, Felton has a lengthy wingspan at 6-foot-8. He's quick and a good, although not great, athlete. (Scout.com)

UNC eyeing 6'10 Finland prospect Lauri Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen is a very skilled 6-10, 214-pound face-up big man who can shoot and has played very well at the Basketball Without Borders camp. He is considering entering an American college for 2016. “I finish my high school in Finland, maybe a year and a half left, and then I’m going to college,” he said. Markkanen said North Carolina is “the biggest one” recruiting him, and that Florida, Texas A&M and St. John’s are also in the mix. (Zag's Blog)

Video: Harry Giles and recruiting hoopla

Harry Giles, a Winston-Salem native and a junior at High Point Wesleyan, is one of the top players in the country. He talks about dealing with the hoopla surrounding him. Giles has announced his top eight schools that he is considering. Among those he is considering are Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Harry Giles III Blog: Cutting his list down

2016 power forward Harry Giles: Right now, the schools I’m considering are, in no particular order: Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, UNC, Wake Forest, Ohio St and UNLV. I just really like talking to all the coaches and getting to know them. I definitely want to have a close relationship with coaching staff at whichever school I pick. I would have to say that, right now, I talk to Duke the most, them and Wake. I talk to Carolina a lot too and Coach Calipari texted me the other day. (USA Today)

The Dennis Smith Jr. Blog: Season and recruiting updates

2016 PG Dennis Smith, Jr.: "With my recruitment, I can definitely say that things have picked up a lot more with Louisville; they’ve been talking to me a lot more lately and Coach Pitino came out to a game so we’re building a closer relationship. I went to the North Carolina-Syracuse game. My boy that went with me was a big Syracuse fan and so he was wearing the hat and the fans were giving him a hard time. It was funny. The fans were cool though. I had a good time there." (USA Today)

Top 5 Available Senior Small Forwards

As the high school season wears on, the amount of quality available senior recruits continues to dwindle. This week we are taking a look at the top five uncommitted players at each position. Monday and Tuesday the point guard and shooting guard positions were featured, today we are looking at the small forward spot, which is led by Jaylen Brown and Brandon Ingram. (Scout.com)

Video: Harry Giles breaks down his 8 finalists

Wesleyan Christian Academy's Harry Giles breaks down each of his eight final schools in recruiting for WFMY News 2 Sports. View Video...

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

7/20/2016 - 7/22/2016
Watching 2017 PG Collin Sexton, 2017 C Nate Watson, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 PF Brandon Huffman, 2017 PG Tremont Waters, 2017 SF Jermaine Samuels, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SG Romeo Langford, 2018 SG Zion Williamson, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 CG Coby White, 2019 SF Wendell Moore, 2019 PF Matthew Hurt in Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Watching 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2019 PF Christian Brown, and 2019 PG Ashton Hagans at the Champions Classic in Marietta, GA

7/14/2016 - 7/15/2016
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2017 C Nate Watson, and 2017 PG Trevon Duval at the Under Armour Association Finals in Cartersville, GA

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Watching 2017 center Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, and 2017 PG Matt Coleman at Team USA U18 practice in Houston, TX

Saturday, July 09, 2016
Watching 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2018 SG Romeo Langford at the adidas Gauntlet Series in Spartanburg, SC

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Mohamed Bamba2017 C
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 CG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
P.J. Washington2017 PF
Zion Williamson2018 SG
Brandon Randolph2017 SG
Nick Weatherspoon2017 PG
Rechon Black2018 PG
Devon Dotson2018 PG

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