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Video: Jalek Felton highlights from recent Big Shots event

2017 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton showed he is ready to make an impact at UNC while playing in a recent Big Shots event with his traveling team, Team Felton. Here are a few highlights. View Video...

UNC Showing Interest in 2018 PG Javonte Smart

North Carolina is showing interest in 2018 point guard Javonte Smart, and presumed leader LSU, along with Baylor, Massachusetts, Wake Forest and Xavier, has offered Smart. 6-4, 185-pounds and out of Baton Rouge (La.) Scotlandville Magnet High School, Smart has the size and skills to play the two, but Smart is much more comfortable running the show. (247 Sports)

Rundown of how basketball recruits with UNC, Duke, NC State and local ties are faring

UNC commit Jalek Felton is averaging 19 points and 5 assists on the UAA circuit. Wendell Carter, who picked up a Duke offer in June 2015 and a UNC offer in August 2015, is averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds on the EYBL circuit. Rechon Black, who is committed to UNC, has averaged 8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in eight Adidas Gauntlet Series games. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC, Kansas, UConn, Tennessee interest for 2018 PG Drue Drinnon

2018 four-star point guard Drue Drinnon now has interest from UNC, Tennessee, Connecticut, and Kansas. Offers are also in from Florida, Missouri, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. 6-0, 175-pounds out of Commerce (Ga.) Pebble brook High School, Drinnon is a rock solid lead guard who is strong with the ball and an efficient shooter. (247 Sports)

UNC, Kansas, Kentucky pursuing 2019 small forward D.J. Jeffries

Small forward D.J. Jeffries of Olive Branch (Miss.) High School is one of the top talents in the 2019 class. Some significant programs are showing interest in him according to Andrew Slater of 247Sports. Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina are all now recruiting the 6-7, 185-pound Jeffries. Offers are already in from Iowa State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Wake Forest. (247 Sports)

7-foot-3 Chol Marial might be best in 2019

At 7-3, 205-pounds, Chol Marial is unlike any top prospect in the 2019 class. Check out video of Marial, who might be the top prospect in his class. Originally from South Sudan and now attending Chesire High School, Marial has offers from Florida State, Iowa and West Virginia and North Carolina is showing interest according to Andrew Slater of 247Sports. (247 Sports)

Top prospects from UAA session III: Felton, Duval, Reid

Jalek Felton has sometimes been a bit casual with his effort. This spring his motor has been ramped up and he’s showed lots of ability as an off the dribble scorer. He’s got things headed in the right direction. Nazreon Reid is big and strong enough to play the center position but is also mobile and has skill facing the hoop and running the floor. (Rivals.com)

UNC Basketball commit Jalek Felton puts on show in L.A.

He still might be another year or so away from arriving on campus, but 2017 point guard Jalek Felton already has UNC fans happy. Felton averaged 19 pointer per game for Team Felton at the UA Association event in Los Angeles over the weekend. Despite going 7-5, Team Felton needed just three wins to qualify for the Under Armour finals in Georgia. (Keeping It Heel)

EYBL Atlanta Roundup: Mitchell Robinson, Kevin Knox

Center Mitchell Robinson has clearly taken his game to the next level. If there was any doubt about him getting an elevation to five-star status in the next update, it's gone. LSU and UNC got involved after his April decommitment from Texas A&M, and Kentucky is starting to nose around his recruitment. Five-star small forward Kevin Knox also had an impressive showing. (Rivals.com)

EYBL: Who's in and who to watch in Peach Jam?

Four teams finished 14-2 in the first four stops on the Nike EYBL circuit and lead the 20 automatic qualifiers for the Peach Jam, July 6-10 in North Augusta, S.C. Michael Porter Jr., Trae Young, Gary Trent Jr., Marvin Bagley III, Chris Lykes and Kevin Knox are among the names to know along with top rebounder Mohamed Bamba and No. 3 rebounder DeAndre Ayton. (USA Today)

2018 PF Naz Reid says UNC among schools recruiting him hardest

Nazreon Reid, a five-star Class of 2018 power forward from Roselle (N.J.) Catholic High School, lists Kentucky, Syracuse, St. John's, and North Carolina as the schools that are leading the way in his recruitment. Reid holds offers from UConn, Kansas, Louisville, Maryland, NC State, Oklahoma, Syracuse, Villanova, and Virginia, among others. Kentucky and UNC have yet to offer. (Zag's Blog)

Kevin Knox to Trim List After Peach Jam

Kevin Knox, the 6-foot-8 Class of 2017 small forward from Tampa (FL) Catholic and E1T1, will trim his list of schools after Peach Jam, he told SNY.tv. Ranked the No. 6 player in the Class of 2017 according to 247Sports.com, holds more than 30 offers, including from Kentucky, Kansas, Villanova, Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse, N.C. State, Maryland, Miami and Cal. (Zag's Blog)

Jeremiah Tilmon undergoes shoulder surgery

Five-star big man Jeremiah Tilmon had surgery on his left shoulder on Thursday. Tilmon dislocated his shoulder on April 2 at the DICK'S Sporting Goods Nationals. He will be out the rest of the summer with hopes of returning at the beginning of the high school season in November. Tilmon had visits with Illinois, UNC, Michigan State, Kansas and UCLA last month. (Scout.com)

2018 PG Devon Dotson Impressive on Sunday

Playing the best we've seen him play so far this grassroots season was Team Charlotte point guard Devon Dotson. Tough and aggressive, Dotson was impressive on Sunday. He scored off the dribble, got others involved and showed why he's ranked No. 51 in the class of 2018. Dotson holds offers from UNC, N.C. State, Georgia, Clemson, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Florida and many others. (Rivals.com)

Tony Bradley doesn’t have to replace Brice Johnson

With Brice Johnson heading off to the NBA, one of the biggest questions for UNC is what the Tar Heels can expect from incoming post player Tony Bradley. It’s too early to guess how good Bradley might be when he arrives in Chapel Hill, but he won’t have to be a dominant force right away. There’s enough talent returning that growing pains can be weathered. (Today's U)

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

7/26/2017 - 7/29/2017
Watching 2019 PG Jeremiah Francis, 2020 PG R.J. Hampton, 2018 SF Jericole Hellems, Zion Williamson, Matthew Hurt, Romeo Langford, Nassir Little, Ashton Hagans, Armando Bacot, and Nate Laszewski in Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the adidas Prospect Series in Chanhassen, MN

Friday, July 21, 2017
Watching Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), Ashton Hagans, and Christian Brown at the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam in Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Watching 2018 wings Nassir Little, Zion Williamson, and Nate Laszewski at the Best of the South event in Cartersville, GA

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Watching Joey Baker, Jalen Johnson, Jalen Suggs, Jeremiah Robinson Earl, and Zach Harvey at the Under Armour event in Philadelphia, PA

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Nassir Little2018 SF
Simi Shittu2018 PF
Coby White2018 CG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Vernon Carey2019 PF
Ashton Hagans2019 PG
Matthew Hurt2019 SF
James Wiseman2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG

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