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Smith, Adebayo, DeLaurier, Killeya-Jones end adidas Uprising in strong fashion

Dennis Smith hit a left-handed, go-ahead layup with four seconds left as Team Loaded North Carolina beat Indiana Elite 78-77. Smith had 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Edrice Adebayo had 25 points and 16 rebounds. Team Loaded Virginia beat Mass Rivals 76-74 in the championship game. 2016 power forward Javin DeLaurier, who has an offer from UNC, scored 14 points. Sacha Killeya-Jones, another Class of 2016 forward with an offer from UNC, scored 17 points. (Fayetteville Observer)

Las Vegas: Malik Monk goes for 34, wins The 8

Malik Monk is certainly in the top tier of 2016 prospects and he made that quite clear on Saturday in the championship of The 8 when he scored 34 points in a win over Mac Irvin Fire. On the recruiting front, Monk recently said he’s looking to narrow down his list of schools soon. A source close to the situation said the schools currently recruiting him are Arkansas, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon, Florida State and Oklahoma State. (Scout.com)

Miles Bridges shows off how quickly he'll connect in college hoops

Miles Bridges is a 6-7, 220-pound forward who plays at the high school level for West Virginia’s Huntington Prep and will choose among Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State and North Carolina for college basketball. He will take official visits in the fall and expects to have a decision made by December. He is best described as a forward with no particular modifier because he could play either of the two positions in college. He figures to be an ideal stretch-4. (Sporting News)

Video: Lauri Markkanen Interview

An interview with 6-11 Finnish power forward Lauri Markkanen at the 2015 FIBA U18 European Championship in Volos, Greece. Markkanen holds a scholarship offer from UNC and has the Tar Heels squarely in his mix of schools. View Video...

Dennis Smith, Edrice Adebayo in adidas Uprising semifinals

Team Loaded North Carolina, with Fayetteville's Dennis Smith Jr. as its point guard, reached the adidas Uprising Summer Championships' 17U Gold bracket semifinals with a 78-58 win over Raleigh's Garner Road on Saturday in Las Vegas. Smith had 15 points and eight assists as Team Loaded North Carolina improved to 5-0 in the event. Power forward Edrice Adebayo, another highly regarded Class of 2016 recruit, scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. (Fayetteville Observer)

Kentucky Offers 2016 Five-Star Big Man Edrice Adebayo

Five-star 2016 power forward Edrice “Bam” Adebayo announced via Twitter that the Wildcats had officially offered him. Adebayo is a 6’9?, 232 lbs. North Carolina native, who is ranked as the No. 4 power forward and No. 14 prospect overall in 2016, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Adebayo doesn’t plan on narrowing down his recruitment until next spring, but Louisville, North Carolina and N.C. State have been pursuing him the hardest up to this point. (Kentucky Sports Connection)

Decision on top schools coming soon from Malik Monk

Malik Monk is rated the No. 1 shooting guard and No. 5 overall prospect in the nation by ESPN. After Wednesday's game, he turned his focus to playing in the prestigious Chris Paul The 8 tournament in Las Vegas. Monk plans to announce his top schools after returning to Arkansas, but it will go beyond five schools and include the Razorbacks. Malik Monk said he knows what he wants in a school. "Good coaching on and off the court, good teammates and just an up-and-down pace." (Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Battle of Borders: Markelle Fultz

The summer rise of Markelle Fultz has been impressive, and he continues that with his play on Wednesday. Fultz was in total control and showed why he is one of the top prospects in the country. Fultz is close to narrowing his list, but hasn’t done so yet. At the game Wednesday was Washington coach Lorenzo Romar, Maryland’s Mark Turgeon, and Ohio State’s Thad Matta along assistants from Arizona, Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, and NC State. (Inside Carolina)

Sacha Killeya-Jones talks recruiting at adidas event

Forward Sacha Killeya-Jones' stock has been on the rise in the basketball recruiting world, and it will only continue to do so after his strong showing at the adidas Summer Championship in Las Vegas. Killeya-Jones is a four-star prospect according to the 247Sports Composite, but 247Sports is the lone outlet to have him rated a five-star prospect (Carolina Blue)

Rawle Alkins talks recruitment, his legacy, comparisons to Lance Stephenson

For a variety of reasons New York City is no longer home to the best basketball talent in the country. However, every so often there is a special talent who reminds people that New York is still capable of producing high-level, game-changing phenoms. In the 2016 class, Brooklyn native Rawle Alkins appears to be doing just that. (Rumble In The Garden)

Before fully committing, Jalek Felton wants a chat with UNC coaches about NCAA violations

Back in 2005, Jalek Felton watched his uncle Raymond Felton, now a point guard for the Dallas Mavericks, pose for sweat-soaked snapshots after helping North Carolina to its first national title since 1995. As an eighth grader, Jalek’s Team Felton AAU coach Fred Cannon had he and his teammates write down five schools they’d want to play for in college, to which Felton jotted down “North Carolina” five times. (USA Today)

Las Vegas Recap: Dennis Smith

Dennis Smith missed just one shot in his first day match up with the Big Ballers. Smith scored 14 points on 7-for-8 shooting. The 6-foot-2 guard is fast, athletic and has tremendous body control. He sliced his way to the rim, played well through contact and showed he could adjust his shots well at the rim. Smith drew Mark Gottfried, John Calipari, Danny Manning and assistants from Louisville and North Carolina at his opening round game. (Scout.com)

Video: Terrance Ferguson Under Armour Finals Highlights

Recent highlights of 2016 shooting guard Terrance Ferguson from the Under Armour Finals in Atlanta. Ferguson holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina and is also considering Kansas, Alabama, Baylor, Florida, and Louisville, among others View Video...

Markelle Fultz embraces being overlooked

Markelle Fultz is now fielding offers from more than 20 colleges, including Arizona, Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, and Louisville. And he has kept close tabs on his own rankings among the national class of 2016, which currently sits at 21st on ESPN.com and 23rd on Rivals.com. “On the court I try not to think about the rankings,” said Fultz. “But off the court, I look at it a lot, just trying to see my position and see what I have to do to get better. And to see who is in front of me.” (USA Today)

Rawle Alkins prepping for big decisions

Rawle Alkins is in no rush to pick a college, understanding the decision has a long term impact on his future. “I just don’t want to hurry up and commit and get these colleges off my back,” Alkins said. “At the end of the day, it is the biggest decision of my life.” The choice hasn’t taken his focus away from basketball. Alkins, who recently picked up an offer from North Carolina, had all three St. John’s coaches watching him at the Adidas Uprising All-American Camp last week. (Brooklyn Daily)

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

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Watching 2019 5 star SF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at his game in Rochester, MN

Thursday, January 05, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), and 2019 SF Joey Baker in their game at the Greenfield School in Wilson, NC

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Watching 2017 5 star SF Kevin Knox (UNC offer), 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), and 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer) at the John Wall Invitational in Raleigh, NC

12/22/2016 - 12/23/2016
Watching 2017 SF Zion Williamson, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2017 PG commit Jalek Felton, 2019 SF Christian Brown at the Chick-fil-A Classic in Columbia, SC

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Watching 2018 top UNC recruit Zion Williamson score 53 points against 2017 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton's Gray Collegiate Academy team in a 73-53 win at the Chick-fil-A Classic in Columbia, SC

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF

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