2015 SF Rayjon Tucker Visits UNCClass of 2015 small forward Rayjon Tucker paid an unofficial visit to UNC on Thursday. Tucker is rated a high 3-star recruit by most recruiting services with the expectation that his stock will rise quickly.
Tucker does not have an offer from Roy Williams at the moment, but he's on the radar in UNC's 2015 basketball recruiting class due to his elite athleticism. Tucker currently holds offers from several schools with VCU and Clemson currently among the schools recruiting him the hardest.
Here's a quick glimpse at Tucker's game and the type of athleticism he possesses in his junior season highlight video:
Rayjon Tucker excelling after giving up football for hoopsRayjon Tucker spent the spring making a name for himself in recruiting circles. The biggest reason why is his athleticism. A 6-foot-5 wing, Tucker has the kind of strength and explosiveness that allows him to finish above the rim, over defenders, through contact and...well, all of the above, which also has made Tucker a favorite of the mixtape cameramen. So would you believe that Tucker, a member of the Class of 2015, has only been playing basketball seriously for two years? (NBC Sports)
Video: Edrice Adebayo Summer HighlightsSummer highlights from 2016 5-star power forward Edrice Adebayo. Adebayo possesses a scholarship offer from the Tar Heels and is currently considering UNC among his top choices.
Video: Dennis Smith, Jr. NBPA Top 100 Camp HighlightsNew highlights from 2016 5-star point guard Dennis Smith, Jr. at last week's NBPA Top 100 Camp. Smith holds a scholarship offer from UNC, and the Tar Heels are among a hand full of contenders in his recruitment.
Video: Seventh Woods NBPA Top 100 Camp HighlightsNew highlights from 2016 5-star combo guard Seventh Woods at last week's NBPA Top 100 Camp. Woods holds a scholarship offer from UNC, and the Tar Heels are currently among the favorites in his recruitment.
A look at 2016 recruit Amir Coffey, part 2Amir Coffey played for Minneapolis Select, his father's team, for six years, all the while honing the passing and dribbling skills that have excited collegiate programs ranging from North Carolina to Kansas to Wisconsin -- which was the latest program to offer, earlier this week. For Amir, the training hasn't stopped, but it has changed as he's sprouted six inches in the last two seasons to his current 6-foot-7 height, his shoulder now exceeding that of his father's. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Dennis Smith, Jr. Talks UNC OfferDennis Smith Jr. visited UNC Tuesday and received an offer from Roy Williams. "I'm glad to have it," Smith told CarolinaBlue. "I've been waiting a long time for it. I feel like I deserved it." The 6-foot-3, 180-pound prospect out of Fayetteville (NC) is ranked as the No. 1 point guard in the 2016 class by 247Sports. Smith said that UNC head coach Roy Williams told him about coming in and playing for him right away. "He (Williams) said I'm a pure point guard. I get my teammates involved and I can score. I can push (the ball)." (Carolina Blue)
Brandon Ingram visits UNCDennis Smith wasn't the only five-star visiting North Carolina Tuesday. Brandon Ingram was also on campus, he announced on twitter. North Carolina is a slight favorite over Duke in the Crystal Ball for Ingram. A sharp shooting, lean combo forward at 6-8 out of Kinston (N.C.) High School, Ingram is currently ranked No. 13 by 247Sports and No. 16 in the 247Sports Composite. (Carolina Blue)
Roy Williams offers Dennis Smith, Jr.While on his visit to Chapel Hill on Tuesday, class of 2016 five-star point guard Dennis Smith, Jr. received a scholarship offer from Roy Williams according to USA Today's Jason Jordan. Smith, 6-3, 180-pounds out of Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian, is ranked the No. 6 prospect by 247Sports and No. 14 recruit in the 247Sports Composite rankings. (Carolina Blue)
Dennis Smith, Jr. to visit UNC Tuesday247Sports five-star point guard Dennis Smith will visit North Carolina today (Tuesday), Smith's father confirmed to CarolinaBlue. Per 247Sports rankings Smith is the No. 1 point guard in the 2016 class, the No. 2 overall player in the state of North Carolina, and the No. 6 overall prospect in the nation. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Trinity Christian School rising junior has offers from Duke, Kansas, Wake Forest, and Arizona. (Carolina Blue)
Jayson Tatum Blog: Recruiting UpdateJayson Tatum, 2016 small forward: "It's been about a week since college coaches could start hitting us on the text or calling us, and I'd have to definitely say that it's been a lot different. Honestly, the first night that coaches could call us (June 15) I was actually asleep at midnight. My mom had to wake me up and let me know that it was about time for coaches to be calling. Then the phone starting lighting up!" (USA Today)
A look at 2016 recruit Amir CoffeyJune 15th was the first day college coaches could call players from the 2016 class. And many of the nation's elite's were already setting their sights on burgeoning Minneapolis prep star Amir Coffey, who was returning from the Nike Elite 100 camp in St. Louis. Coaches from Kansas, North Carolina, Indiana, Iowa State, Purdue and Miami were among the callers, as well as, of course, Minnesota's Richard Pitino, who has made a clear early effort in showing interest. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Video: Dennis Smith Jr vs Antonio Blakeney at NBPA Top 100 CampDennis Smith, Jr. and Antonio Blakeney went head to head at NBPA Top 100 Camp where the two guards exchanged buckets and some words in a hard-fought game.
Antonio Blakeney is a scorerFew high school basketball players have been as productive on the camp and travel circuit as Orlando guard Antonio Blakeney. Blakeney, a 6-foot-4 player from Oak Ridge High School, won’t begin focusing heavily on colleges until after July, when he plans to make a short list. Louisville figures to make the cut. Blakeney also mentioned Florida, Florida State, Missouri, Southern California, Oregon, Providence, North Carolina and Kansas as teams that consistently contact him. (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Seventh Woods: Rising StarIt took exactly one session for rising junior Seventh Woods to make an indelible impact on the elite NBPA Top 100 camp, which gathers all of the nation’s top underclassmen prospects in the same place. Woods is a truly special prospect, and he’s clearly as capable of flexing intelligent and skilled ball handling as he is delivering overpowering slams. There’s still time for him not to be the top prospect in the Class of 2016, but that slot would sure seem like his to lose. (USA Today)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailTuesday, February 02, 2016|
At Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada watching 2017 4-star power forward P.J. WashingtonFriday, January 29, 2016
Watching 2018 3-star small forward Jairus Hamilton play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NC.Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Watching 2017 PF Wendell Carter play against Pace Academy in Atlanta, GASaturday, January 23, 2016
Visiting 2017 5-star small forward Kevin Knox at Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa, FLSunday, January 17, 2016
Watching 2016 4-star center Udoka Azubuike at the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, MA
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