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Video: Malik Newman has a big weekend at Jayhawk Invitational

Malik Newman is currently the No. 1 player in the country according to Rivals.com. The 6-foot-3 scoring guard from Jackson, Mississippi had the jumper rolling this weekend when he took the floor for the Jayhawk Invitational with Mo Williams Elite. When he wasn’t setting up teammate Terrance Ferguson on alley-oops, Newman scored well in front of college coaches and will be one of the major competitors for the No. 1 spot in the 2015 class along with Ivan Rabb and Diamond Stone. (NBC Sports)

Seven Takeaways from Pittsburgh Jam Fest

Seventh Woods is naturally a scoring guard. He’s at his best when he’s trying to beat people off the dribble, attacking the rim, drawing fouls. He needs to be aggressive to be effective, and he spent much of the weekend trying to prove that he’s a point guard. He settled for jumpers and opted to distribute the ball around the perimeter instead of trying to break down defenses. (NBC Sports)

Multiple Coaches scout Brandon Ingram in Dallas

2015 small forward Brandon Ingram was in Dallas this weekend for an AAU tournament. The 247Sports Composite five-star told CarolinaBlue that the following coaches watched him play: Barry Rohrssen (Kentucky), Mike Krzyzewski and Jeff Capel (Duke), Steve Robinson (UNC), Rick Pitino (Louisville), Norm Roberts (Kansas), Rob Moxley (N.C. State), Steve Smith (Clemson), Mike Netti (ECU). (Carolina Blue)

Ten thoughts from Nike EYBL Sacramento

Will the Ivan Rabb-Stephen Zimmerman duo work out? This season, elite big men Rabb and Zimmerman are playing together for the Oakland Soldiers – and there have been mixed results so far. The team went 2-1 in Sacramento, and Rabb went for 16.7 points and 8.0 rebounds – but Zimmerman seemed off. He played mostly in a high-low with Rabb, and settled for a lot of face-up jumpers. Zimmerman had just 20 points total in three games. (CBS Sports)

Roy Williams watches P.J. Dozier at Biloxi tournament

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams came to Biloxi on Sunday to watch basketball action at the 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Hoop Fest at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention Center. Torye Hurst, Director of Sports Sales & Marketing for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, said he saw Williams earlier on Sunday (watching 2015 SG P.J. Dozier among others). There were 120 teams in the tournament that ran from Friday through Sunday. (Biloxi Sun Herald)

Roy William watches Stephen Zimmerman, Ivan Rabb in Sacramento EYBL

Per 247Sports National Scouting Director Jerry Meyer, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams was in the gym Saturday in Sacramento, Calif., at the Nike EYBL watching the No. 1 center for 2015 Stephen Zimmerman (Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman) and Oakland forward Ivan Rabb from Bishop O'Dowd, the No. 1 power forward in the class. Arizona is strong with both but the Tar Heels and a host of other programs have made the cuts so far. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams goes in-home with Ivan Rabb

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams made an in-home visit with Class of 2015 No. 2 overall prospect Ivan Rabb (Oakland, Calif./Bishop O'Dowd) on Wednesday, 247Sports National Scouting Director Jerry Meyer reports from the Nike EYBL in Sacramento, Calif. Williams also watched Rabb Saturday at the event. Arizona currently is the odds-on favorite according to 247Sports. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams, Hubert Davis watch recruits at Nike EYBL in Sacramento

Roy Williams and Hubert Davis are scouting numerous recruits at the Nike EYBL at Jackson Sports Academy in Sacramento, CA this weekend. Here's a list of UNC prospects from Session I on Friday. None of these players have received a UNC scholarship offer to this point. The full schedule of games can be found here.

Amir Coffey
2016 Small Forward, 6-6, 170
Minnetonka, MN (Hopkins)
AAU: Howard Pulley

Edrice Adebayo
2016 Power Forward, 6-8, 220
Pinetown, NC (Northside)
AAU: Boo Williams

Thomas Bryant
2015 Center, 6-10, 220
Rochester, NY (Huntington Prep)
AAU: Team Scan

V.J. King
2016 Shooting Guard, 6-6, 180
Akron, OH (St. Vincent-St. Mary)
AAU: King James

Allonzo Trier
2015 Shooting Guard, 6-4, 200
Rockville, MD (Montrose Christian)
AAU: Athletes First

Antonio Blakeney
2015 Shooting Guard, 6-4, 170
Orlando, FL (Oak Ridge)

Dejounte Murray
2015 Shooting Guard, 6-4, 170
Seattle, WA (Rainier Beach)
AAU: NW Express

Matt McQuaid
2015 Small Forward, 6-5, 175
Duncanville, TX (Duncanville)
AAU: Team Texas Elite

Luke Maye
2015 Power Forward, 6-7, 225
Cornelius, NC (Hough)
AAU: Team Scan

Shaun Kirk
2016 Small Forward, 6-6, 185
Whiteville, NC (Whiteville)
AAU: Team United

The top 25 players to follow on the grassroots basketball circuit

Here’s a look at some of the top names to know that recruiting analysts and college basketball writers will be talking about over the next few months. Harry Giles, 6-foot-10 forward, Winston-Salem, NC: Coming off of a knee injury in June suffered during USA Basketball, Giles returns from tearing his ACL, MCL and meniscus. Can he be a No. 1 type player in 2016 coming off of the injury? How will Giles fair in the EYBL with CP3? (NBC Sports)

Does Roy Williams Have Geography on His Side for 2015 Recruiting?

Over the years, Roy Williams has found success going after the cream of the crop in North Carolina while also landing highly recruited players from up and down the East Coast. For this recruiting cycle, however, the 63-year-old coach is hoping to bring in a gem or two from the west. According to Inside Carolina, the staff has extended six total scholarship offers to 2015 prospects. Included on that list is Ivan Rabb, a blue-chip power forward from California. (ACC Sports Journal)

Basketball Evaluation Period Preview

It's going to be a hectic weekend for college basketball coaches, as there are a number of live events throughout the country. Scout.com will be stationed at a number of events. Here's a preview of where they'll have coverage. EYBL Sacramento: Top Players - Ivan Rabb, Antonio Blakeney, Harry Giles, Stephen Zimmerman, Jayson Tatum. Pitt Jam Fest: Top Players - Seventh Woods, Jalek Felton. UA Jayhawk Invitational: Top Players - Malik Newman, Diamond Stone. (Scout.com)

UNC to Watch Brandon Ingram this weekend

2015 small forward Brandon Ingram told CarolinaBlue that Kansas, Louisville, Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State will be in Dallas this weekend to watch him play. The 6-foot-7, 170-pound Kinston, North Carolina native said no one leads right now and he does not have a top five. Ingram is a 247Sports Composite five-star prospect. (Carolina Blue)

Players you should expect to hear from this AAU season

This weekend kicks off the major shoe and apparel companies' – Nike, adidas and Under Armour – AAU regular season play with hundreds of players across the country vying for titles, exposure and, most importantly, college scholarships. Here's a look at a handful of players, well-known or otherwise, that you should expect to hear more from this AAU season. Harry Giles III, Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.), F, 2016; Dennis Smith Jr., Trinity Christian School (Fayetteville, N.C.), PG, 2016; (USA Today)

UNC no longer recruiting 2014 SG Elijah Stewart

UNC will not offer a scholarship to 2014 shooting guard Elijah Stewart. UNC coach Roy Williams and assistant C.B. McGrath were in Los Angeles Tuesday to watch the shooting guard. "They will no longer pursue (Elijah)." A source close to Stewart told CarolinaBlue. "Timetables just didn't match up. Coach Williams really liked him but would like to see him play a few more times. With the time frame of everything that's going on it just won't work because he won't be playing anymore games." (Carolina Blue)

UNC recruits give strong showing at all-star games

To me, the player who could make the greatest impact for Carolina is Justin Jackson. This is a guy who runs the floor extremely well for a 6-foot-8 player. He can catch, pass, and shoot. Most importantly for the Tar Heels, he seems to have a well-developed mid-range game. UNC recruit Joel Berry did not play in the Jordan game, but in the McDonalds’ game he showed quick feet at the defensive end. Theo Pinson is another highly rated player committed to the Tar Heels. Pinson is just 6-foot-6, but plays much taller. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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

Monday, November 02, 2015
Watching 2016 combo guard Seventh Woods work out at Hammond School in Columbia, SC

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Watching 2016 combo guard Seventh Woods work out at Hammond School in Columbia, SC

Monday, September 28, 2015
On an in-home visit with 4-star stretch forward Lauri Markkanen in Helsinki, Finland.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
On an in-home visit with 2016 4-star center Udoka Azubuike in Jacksonville, FL

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Visiting 2016 PF Harry Giles at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Rawle Alkins2016 SG
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 SG
Udoka Azubuike2016 C
Tony Bradley2016 C
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 PG

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