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Dennis Smith Jr. Blog: adidas Gauntlet, watching Duke win, Kentucky jumps in

Few players, regardless of class, have seen their star rise as quickly as Dennis Smith Jr. After winning a state title as a sophomore, Smith turned in a dominant summer on the AAU circuit and another stellar junior season this year full of mind-boggling highlights and wins. (USA Today)

Brandon Ingram hosting Duke and Kentucky for in-homes today

Five-Star 2015 small forward Brandon Ingram will host Duke and Kentucky for in-home visits Friday. Ingram recently stated that he expects all six of his finalists (Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, UCLA and NC State) to do in-home visits. Ingram, the #11 player in the Class of 2015 according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, is expected to make his college decision later this month. He stated last weekend at the Nike Hoop Summit that Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and North Carolina were his favorite schools heading into the final weeks of his process. (Blue Devil Lair)

UNC basketball recruits: current 2015 targets to watch

The UNC men’s basketball team has turned its attention toward recruiting for next season. Roy Williams is hoping to land at least one of the nation’s top uncommitted prospects to join the Tar Heels. UNC currently holds one commitment, power forward Luke Maye out of Charlotte. Maye is a four-star recruit by 247Sports and is ranked the No. 2 player in the state of North Carolina. With the possible departure of J.P. Tokoto, here are four UNC targets that could join Maye in UNC’s 2015 recruiting class. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Basketball Recruiting Rundown: 2015 Class

North Carolina has one verbal commit for the 2015 class in 247Sports Composite four-star power forward Luke Maye (Cornelius, NC/William Amos Hough), the No. 2 prospect in the Tar Heel state. Currently, North Carolina is in the running for five-star small forwards Brandon Ingram and Jaylen Brown. Within the last week head coach Roy Williams and UNC have also reached out to two former VCU commits: Shooting guard Kenny Williams and small forward Tevin Mack. Both were released from their letter-of-intents this week after head coach Shaka Smart took the same job with Texas. (Carolina Blue)

Jayson Tatum Blog: In-home with Duke, EYBL and more

Jayson Tatum is widely regarded as one of the most versatile and talented players in the country, regardless of class and is ranked No. 1 overall in the ESPN 60. This past summer he helped the USA U17 team win gold in Dubai and was voted Biggest Matchup Problem by his peers after a dominant AAU season. "Where I’m at with the recruitment is I could commit this month or in the summer or before school starts. I think it’s all about when I feel like I’m ready to do it; I’ll just do it. I don’t see myself waiting. I think it’ll be sooner than later though." (USA Today)

UNC reaches out to 2015 SF Tevin Mack

According to the twitter account of his AAU team, North Carolina has reached out to 2015 small forward Tevin Mack (Columbia, SC/Dreher). Earlier this week, the 6-foot-6, 185-pound 247Sports Composite four-star prospect was released from his VCU letter-of-intent after former VCU head coach Shaka Smart took the same job at Texas. Mack has not been offered by UNC. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams in contact with 2015 shooter Kenny Williams

North Carolina coach Roy Williams is in contact with class of 2015 shooting guard Kenny Williams (Chesterfield, VA/Lloyd C. Bird), Evan Daniels of Scout.com reports. Williams was released from his VCU letter-of-intent Tuesday. According to Daniels, the four schools currently involved with Williams are Georgetown, Michigan, North Carolina, and Virginia. (Carolina Blue)

EYBL Hampton Top Performers: Giles, Bradley, Tatum

Jayson Tatum proved his excellence during the weekend. He has become stronger over the past nine months yet has retained his athleticism. Harry Giles showcased a balanced game for a team that went 4-0 during the weekend. He has become increasingly powerful and less perimeter oriented as he has matured. Tony Bradley has begun to win over skeptics. Previously stiff and mechanical, he appears to have gained flexibility and mobility, and his reflexes are pretty good for a 6-8 center. (Scout.com)

Video: Brandon Ingram Talks Recruiting

2015 5-star forward Brandon Ingram recently discussed his recruitment during McDonald's All-Star week. Ingram is one of UNC's top recruiting targets in the 2015 class and has the Tar Heels among his favorites along with Duke, Kansas, and Kentucky. Ingram will host an in-home visit with Roy Williams on April 22. View Video...

Video: Jaylen Brown talks recruiting

2015 5-star small forward Jaylen Brown breaks down his recruitment in a recent interview. Brown holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina, which is among his top 8 schools also including Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Georgia Tech, Kansas, UCLA, and California. View Video...

Hoop Summit Storylines: Brandon Ingram

Brandon Ingram, a senior out of Kinston (N.C.) High, may have been a late addition to the Nike Hoop Summit, but he’s among the top prospects in attendance. And he showed flashes of it during the scrimmage on Thursday night. Going up against college players, Ingram flashed his jump shot and terrific touch. At 6-foot-9 and blessed with wide shoulders and a lengthy set of arms, Ingram is oozing with upside. (Scout.com)

Jaylen Brown aims for Nike Hoop Summit victory following state championship

Jaylen Brown, one of the top high school senior basketball players in the U.S., fulfilled one goal by leading Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga., to a state championship victory with his last-second free throws. Now the talented college recruit, who also helped the USA to gold at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, is setting even larger goals. (Nike.com)

Brandon Ingram Talks Favorites, Sets UNC In-Home Visit

After continuing to impress this week at the Hoop Summit, elite 2015 wing prospect Brandon Ingram updated his recruitment, noting his current group of favorites and his first scheduled in-home visit - with UNC. Where does your list stand right now? Have you been able to dwindle it down any further? Ingram: "I have not gotten it down, but my favorites are Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and Kentucky. Those are my favorites right now." (Inside Carolina)

Jayson Tatum announces top four schools

Class of 2016 five-star small forward Jayson Tatum announced a top four of Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Saint Louis University on his personal instagram account. Per the 247Sports Composite rankings, Tatum is the No. 1 small forward and the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2016 class. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Basketball Targets: April 10-12 Live Evaluation Period

The UNC coaching staff will be on the road this weekend watching top targets in the 2016 and 2017 class along with evaluating future prospects. Its an important weekend in the world of basketball recruiting where the presence of coaches at prospects' games is often an indicator of interest level. The following is a list of where UNC's top targets are playing: (Carolina Blue)

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

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Mohamed Bamba2017 PF
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jarred Vanderbilt2017 SF
P.J. Washington2017 PF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Brandon Randolph2017 SG
Isaiah Stokes2017 PF

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