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UNC a dream school for Kenny Williams

It took Kenny Williams a week, but then he realized what he needed to do. Williams, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, had committed to play basketball at Virginia Commonwealth University back in August 2014 – just as he was beginning his senior year of high school at Lloyd C. Bird High School in Chesterfield, Virginia. (Carolina Blue)

Kenny Williams to play in Mary Kline Classic

North Carolina recruit Kenny Williams has been added to the roster of the Mary Kline Classic game. Williams was a late add to the Class of 2015 recruiting coup for Roy Williams and the Tar Heels. Williams is known as a great shooter and will be a valuable addition to next year’s roster. (Keeping It Heel)

Tevin Mack Commits to Texas

Tevin Mack, who originally committed and signed with Shaka Smart at VCU, has opted to follow him to Texas, he tells Scout. “I chose them because I signed to play for coach Smart in the beginning,” Mack said. “I wanted to stay with him and follow him and stick with the same plan. It feels like a great fit.” Mack, who ranks No. 65 overall and No. 11 at the small forward position, took an official visit to Texas on May 8th and 9th. (Scout.com)

Video: Dennis Smith Jr. and Edrice Adebayo connect on an off the backboard alley-oop

Dennis Smith Jr. is one of the most exciting players to watch in the Class of 2016. The uncommitted point guard showed why in this 20-second span for Team Loaded NC at the Southern Jam Fest this weekend. Two steals from his teammate led to two highlights. First, a powerful one-handed jam from the 6-foot-2 Smith. That was followed by Smith eluding a defender with an up-and-under before lobbing the ball of the backboard for the trailing Edrice ‘Bam’ Adebayo. (NBC Sports)

Luke Maye Eager For The Challenge

Finding out he’ll be on scholarship all four years at North Carolina didn’t change much for Luke Maye. He’s still looking forward to playing for the school he rooted for growing up. He still wants to prove he’s good enough to compete in the ACC. He still is working to improve his overall game. The scholarship did, however, provide some validation. “I never really put a lot of focus on the scholarship when I committed,” Maye said. (Inside Carolina)

Edrice "Bam Bam" Adebayo shows why the nickname fits at adidas Gauntlet

From Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick “Swaggy P” Young to Shaquille O’Neal’s “The Big Aristotle” the myriad of truly bad, head-scratching nicknames has been around the game of basketball for quite a while. That’s why it’s refreshing to come across an alias at the adidas Gauntlet that just makes perfect sense. Team Loaded (N.C.) forward Edrice Adebayo goes by “Bam Bam” and though his on-court prowess wasn’t how the name originated it’s absolutely applicable. (USA Today)

UNC Recruiting 2016 SF Miles Bridges

Highly touted 2016 wing Miles Bridges told Scout at EYBL Houston this past weekend that five schools are recruiting him the hardest. Bridges, a standout at Huntington (W.V.) Prep, rattled off a list that includes Iowa State, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State and North Carolina. What sticks out about each program? “North Carolina’s game fits me, too. They like to get down the floor fast. They are a run and gun team and that’s what I like.” (Scout.com)

Harry Giles Blog: Kentucky, Duke, UNC, Wake Forest visits

Harry Giles: "I had two-in homes with Duke and Kentucky then UNC and Wake Forest came to my school; they all happened a couple weeks back. The visit with Coach Williams was really cool too! He talked about how he would use me and where he saw me playing. He really laid it all out. As far as the package deal, it’s still alive. Me, Jay (Tatum) and Junior (Smith) have still been talking so it’s still an option. We’re gonna see what happens with it." (USA Today)

Tevin Mack Eyeing Decision on Tuesday

Tevin Mack is eyeing a college announcement on Tuesday but won’t say who his three finalists are. “Not saying who my finalists are,” Mack told SNY.tv. “I think I’ll have a press conference.” The 6-foot-6 2015 wing out of Columbia (S.C.) Dresser visited Texas this past weekend and told SNY.tv then he was also considering Kansas and Georgia among others. He had also listed Clemson, UCLA, West Virginia and North Carolina. (Zag's Blog)

Introducing the best 5-star basketball recruits in the loaded class of 2016

Now two years removed from that injury, Harry Giles has been able to recapture his old form. He was exceptional at Nike's EYBL event in Houston this past weekend, finishing with 28 points and 11 rebounds on 12-of-16 shooting for Team CP3 in a win against Mokan Elite and top 2017 prospect Michael Porter. Giles is a long, lean and skilled big man who might remind you a bit of Chris Bosh. (SB Nation)

2016 guard Curtis Jones hearing from UNC

2016 top 50 prospect Curtis Jones is now being recruited by North Carolina after the Tar Heels watched him play during the second evaluation period in April. Jones, a 6-4, 175-pound combo guard from Huntington (W.V.) Prep, also listed Georgetown, Texas, Maryland, Indiana, Wake Forest and Xavier along with UNC as the schools recruiting him the hardest. All but Texas and UNC have offered. (Carolina Blue)

Jalek Felton Under Armour event highlights

The recent Under Armour event in Louisville, Kentucky, didn’t feature Jalek Felton healthy or at his very best, but even when limited as a scorer it’s easy to observe his multi-faceted talents as a ball handler and passer. (Inside Carolina)

Immediate scholarship from UNC doesn't mean Luke Maye can take a deep breath

Luke Maye committed to UNC in November even though he faced the likelihood of enrolling as a walk-on and receiving a scholarship after his freshman season. He passed up offers from Clemson and nearby Davidson, in part, because he wanted to go to his dream school, the same place where his parents had attended college and his father, Mark, had played quarterback. Maye, a three-star forward, is also confident enough in his abilities to believe he can compete at the highest level. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: Malik Monk Highlights

When he’s clicking, no one in the Class of 2016 is more exciting than Malik Monk. A fixture atop the rankings for years, Monk is making one more tour of the EYBL circuit with the Arkansas Wings. His extraordinary athleticism and impressive skill are fully on display in these highlights, compiled from just two games. Recruitment: Arkansas, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon, others. (Scout.com)

UNC On 2016 Guard Frank Jackson's List

Frank Jackson spoke about why UNC made the cut, as they made appearances at his first AAU event. Roy Williams and two of his assistants sat courtside as Jackson and his Utah Prospects squad played in Texas. He spoke on what he likes about the ACC power program in Chapel Hill. "Just that they are very interested and they are going to continue watching me play," Jackson said. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

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

Monday, October 17, 2016
On an in home visit with 2017 5 star PF P.J. Washington in Henderson, NV

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manley (UNC offer) in Pickerington, OH

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Watching 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, SC.

Monday, September 26, 2016
Visiting 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manly in Pickerington, OH

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

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
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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