Henry Ellenson Cuts List to 3, Eliminates UNCRice Lake senior Henry Ellenson, rated as one of the top five power forwards in the country, has narrowed his choices to three schools. Reggie Rankin, a longtime college coach and recruiting analyst for ESPN, tweeted that Ellenson has Marquette, Kentucky and Michigan State in his final three. Besides Marquette, Kentucky and Michigan State, Ellenson has offers from Duke, North Carolina, UCLA and Georgetown, among others. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Video: Jalek Felton Summer HighlightsJalek Felton is one of the top players in the Class of 2017. Felton is a 6'3 guard from South Carolina who is currently a Top 10 player in ESPN's rankings. He is also the nephew of NBA player Raymond Felton.
Jayson Tatum Planning to Cut List, Take VisitsJayson Tatum, the No. 4 player in the 2016 Class according to 247 Sports, says he plans to cut his list soon and also take some visits this fall. “I think I’m going to cut it down pretty soon, within the next week or so,” the 6-foot-9 Tatum told SNY.tv. “I think I have 18 scholarship offers, I’m going to cut it down to eight or nine.” Tatum, out of St. Louis Chaminade, listed Duke, St. Louis, Kentucky, Kansas, Missouri, Florida, Michigan State, Ohio State, UConn, North Carolina and Wake Forest among those recruiting him. (Zag's Blog)
Harry Giles Discusses Recovery, Shows Out in Elite 24 GameThe road back from a serious knee injury has been a long one for Harry Giles, but lately he has shown signs of returning to the form that had him rated as the No. 1 player in the Class of 2016. Giles, a 6-foot-10 forward who plays at Wesleyan Christian Academy (N.C.), finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday. Giles also listed Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Syracuse, Kansas, Ohio State, UNLV and Texas as the schools recruiting him the hardest right now. (Zag's Blog)
Jalek Felton invited to USA Basketball mini campMullins (S.C.) guard Jalek Felton received an invitation to the USA Basketball Developmental National Mini camp. Felton, one of the top prospects for the Class of 2017, was one of 45 players invited to the camp to take place on Colorado, Springs, Colorado, on Oct. 3-6. Felton averaged 21.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists this season for the Region 8-2A champion Auctioneers. He is currently drawing interest from North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas and Georgetown. (SC Now)
P.J. Dozier Re-schedules Official VisitsFive-star guard P.J. Dozier's father announced on Friday morning that his son has reshuffled his scheduled official visits from the original plans that had been laid out within the past few weeks. The new schedule for his visits is as follows: Michigan - Sept. 26, Louisville - Oct. 3, Georgetown - Oct. 7, North Carolina - Oct. 24, and South Carolina - Oct. 31. (Carolina Blue)
Ivan Rabb Says California, Kentucky Will Make Final ListIvan Rabb is considering numerous schools, including Arizona, Cal, UCLA, USC, Georgetown, North Carolina, Duke, Louisville, Kentucky and Kansas. He told SNY.tv he may have home visits with Kentucky, Louisville and Cal. As for his list of official visits, Rabb said, “I’m still trying to figure out my five. I think I want to cut my list to five before I set up my five officials.” Asked if any schools would definitely make the final list, he 6-foot-10 Oakland (CA) Bishop O’Dowd forward said, “I can say Cal and Kentucky will definitely be on that list.” (Zag's Blog)
Video: Stephen Zimmerman MVP Performance at Nike Global ChallengeStephen Zimmerman, a top 2015 post recruit for the Tar Heels, recently earned MVP honors at the Nike Global Challenge. Zimmerman holds an offer from Roy Williams and considers UNC among his top tier of potential college choices.
Henry Ellenson Discusses Winning Gold For Team USAHenry Ellenson woke up Monday in Dubai. By the evening he was back home in Rice Lake, gold medal in hand. Ellenson has been on the road for several weeks. First, at the USA Basketball Training Camp in Colorado Springs. Then, it was off to the Middle East, where he helped the United States 17-and-under team win a world championship this past week. Ellenson is set to start his senior season at Rice Lake High School, but a big decision looms: where he'll be playing college hoops. (WQOW.com)
2015 UNC Basketball Recruiting Crystal Ball PredictionsCarolinaBlue examines the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions for basketball prospects on UNC's radar for the class of 2015. The Tar Heels have made 12 offers for the 2015 cycle. Of those 12, four prospects have either committed to another school or eliminated UNC from their top schools (Antonio Blakeney, Luke Kennard, Chase Jeter). Currently, North Carolina has no committed prospects in the 2015 basketball recruiting class. (Carolina Blue)
Kenny Williams commits to VCUThe draw of staying close to home was too much to pass up for Kenny Williams. Williams, a 6-foot-3 guard from Chesterfield (Va.) L.C. Bird, committed to Shaka Smart and VCU on Tuesday afternoon. Williams informed Scout.com of his decision. "It's a perfect fit for me," Williams said. VCU was among the first schools to recruit Williams. He also strongly considered North Carolina, Michigan, Indiana and Georgetown. (Scout.com)
Harry Giles, Team USA strike goldWesleyan Christian Academy’s Harry Giles scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds as the United States defeated Australia 99-92 in the gold medal game of the FIBA Under-17 boys basketball World Championships on Saturday in Dubai. Tournament MVP Malik Newman led the Americans (7-0) with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Newman was joined on the FIBA U17 World Championship All-Tournament Team by teammate Diamond Stone. (High Point Enterprise)
Stephen Zimmerman Steals the Show at Nike Global ChallengeStephen Zimmerman stole the show on Saturday at the Nike Global Challenge. The Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman center was — almost undoubtedly — the most valuable player at the event. He averaged 17.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while shooting 63 percent from the floor over four games. He also led Team USA West to an undefeated run, winning the championship against USA East. With five officials and six in-homes lined up, he’ll soon be ready to make a team better. (Zag's Blog)
Updated 247 Sports 2016 basketball rankings, UNC targetsAll of UNC's targets for the 2016 basketball class fall within the top 36 of 247Sports updated rankings. Three top Tar Heel targets are ranked in the top five. (Carolina Blue)
Seventh Woods' Life in Public Eye: From Mixtape Phenom to Scrutinized RecruitHis basketball mixtape has generated more than 11.5 million hits on YouTube. One of his dunks led SportsCenter. And he was invited to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! All before he turned 16. For the past few years, Seventh Woods has been hailed as a basketball prodigy, operating in the same type of limelight that followed stars such as LeBron James, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins when they were in high school. (Bleacher Report)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailSunday, April 24, 2016|
Watching 2019 F Matthew Hurt, 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 SG Zion Williamson at the adidas Uprising event in Atlanta, GA4/22/2016 - 4/23/2016
Watching 2017 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2017 PG Trevon Duval, 2018 PG Devon Dotson, 2018 SF Cameron Reddish, 2017 C Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, 2017 SG Brandon Randolph, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 SG Lonnie Walker in Indianapolis, INWednesday, April 20, 2016
Visiting previously offered 2017 5 star center Jeremiah Tilmon in La Porte, IndianaTuesday, April 19, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FLMonday, April 18, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 PF P.J. Washington in Dallas, TX
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