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UNC, Duke Watch Harry Giles

Duke’s entire coaching staff along with North Carolina’s Roy Williams and Hubert Davis watched 2016 power forward Harry Giles of Wesleyan (N.C.) Christian play Tuesday night. Giles listed Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Syracuse, Kansas, Ohio State, UNLV and Texas as the schools recruiting him the hardest. Giles has discussed possibly teaming up with two of the players also in the Class of 2016: Jayson Tatum and Dennis Smith. (Zag's Blog)

Coach Speak: Harry Giles

He’s the highest rated North Carolina player since John Wall. His 6-10 size, coupled with guard-like skills and an unquantifiable ferocity make him a matchup nightmare. And his recruitment, while also having the potential to alter college basketball’s landscape, invokes memories of some of the bigger recruiting battles in the state’s history. Inside Carolina traveled to the school to get a better understanding of Giles as a person, player and leader. (Inside Carolina)

Jayson Tatum Says Six Schools Working Hardest

One of the top players in the nation regardless of class, Jayson Tatum cut his list down to 10 schools in September, but he says that six are currently showing the most interest. “Arizona, Saint Louis, Illinois, Duke, Kentucky and Missouri are showing the most interest right now,” the 6-foot-8 2016 shooting guard from St. Louis Chaminade told SNY.tv Monday. Wake Forest, UNC and Duke are the only schools to offer the trio of Tatum, Harry Giles and Dennis Smith Jr. That group has discussed a big package deal. (Zag's Blog)

A few schools stand out for 2017 PG Blake Harris

Blake Harris, a 247Sports Composite five-star point guard, tells CarolinaBlue that North Carolina, Duke, Florida State, Virginia Tech, and UCLA stand out right now. Harris is a 2017 prospect out of the Carlisle School in Virginia, the 6-foot-3, 170-pound point guard is from Durham, North Carolina. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Harry Giles, Wesleyan Christian Top Winston-Salem Prep 73-53

Two basketball powers took the court Monday night in High Point. Three-time NCHSAA 1-A Champion Winston-Salem Prep met up with back to back NCISAA 3-A Title winners Wesleyan Christian. The Trojans were too tough and take this one 73-53. Harry Giles led the way for Wesleyan with 18 points. Kwe Parker added 14 while Jalen Johnson and Brandon Childress both scored 10 points. (USA Today)

Harry Giles one of five juniors on American Family Insurance ALL-USA preseason boys basketball team

Harry Giles III was so pumped to be playing again in a high school basketball game that he made a freshman mistake, eating just a few hours before the first game of the season for No. 2-ranked Wesleyan Christian (High Point, N.C.) on Nov. 11. “He was so excited that first game that he didn’t sleep the night before and had a cookout burger and some other food about 4:30 in the afternoon before our game,” Wesleyan Christian coach Keith Gatlin said. (USA Today)

High Point Wesleyan’s Harry Giles answers one question: He’s back

Every day, no matter where he goes, High Point Wesleyan basketball player Harry Giles gets asked The Question. Giles is a 6-foot-10 junior. Before he suffered a serious knee injury last year, he was the No. 1 ranked player in his class. And despite missing all of his sophomore season in high school, Giles is still No. 3 in the nation right now. And everybody wants to know where he’ll go to college. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Seventh Woods Highlights

Seventh Woods is one of the top athletes in the country. Here are highlights of Woods at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. (Scout.com)

Five-star Jalek Felton talks offer, Tar Heels

North Carolina and Roy Williams offered class of 2017 guard Jalek Felton on Friday after defeating N.C. Central 76-60 in the Dean Dome. Felton is a 6-foot-2, five-star combo guard out of Mullins (SC) High and the nephew of former UNC point guard Raymond Felton CarolinaBlue caught up with Felton to discuss UNC and what the offer means to him: "North Carolina, its pretty much family. With my uncle going there and me wanting to keep the tradition, that kind of gives them the edge." (Carolina Blue)

Brandon Ingram visits UNC

Fresh off a Friday visit to NC State, a Saturday trip to Duke and a Sunday visit to North Carolina to watch games, one would think that Brandon Ingram is on the verge of announcing a decision soon. But the six schools left on the 5-Star small forward's list will have to wait at least until after Wednesday, when the fall signing period ends to know if they'll land Ingram. He told me this evening that he will sign his letter of intent in the spring, but will make a verbal commitment before that time. (247 Sports)

Video: Harry Giles with 38 points, 19 rebounds

Harry Giles and #2 ranked (USA Today) Wesleyan Christian Academy hosted Rayjon Tucker and Northside Christian on Friday night. In his second game back since a devastating knee injury, Giles scored 38 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in front of a sold out home crowd, running along-side Kwe Parker and future Wake Forest PG Brandon Childress. (Ball Is Life)

Luke Maye follows dad’s lead on court, in classroom

This week, Hough High’s Luke Maye, one of the best high school basketball players in North Carolina, announced he would attend North Carolina and play for coach Roy Williams’ nationally ranked Tar Heels. Maye, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound senior power forward, said it was a dream come true. “I can’t believe this is happening for me,” Maye, 17, said Friday morning. Thirty one years ago, his father Mark said the same thing when he announced he would attend North Carolina to play football. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Harry Giles' Big Return

After a year of rehab and recovery, the state's top basketball recruit is ready to hit the hardwood once again. WXII's Kenny Beck reports live from Wesleyan Academy. (WXII)

Jaylen Brown cuts list to seven

Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler 5-star wing Jaylen Brown is officially down to seven schools. The 6-foot-7 forward, ranked as the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2015 class according to the 247Sports Composite, cut his list to Kansas, Kentucky, Georgia, Georgia Tech, UCLA, Michigan and North Carolina. Brown has already taken official visits to Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA and has said he will use official visits to Michigan and UNC. (Cats Pause)

Roy Williams Offers Jalek Felton

Raymond Felton helped Roy Williams win his first national championship in 2005. The UNC staff hopes Jalek Felton follows in his uncle’s footsteps. Williams and UNC offered the class of 2017 guard on Friday, sources confirm, 12 years after his uncle’s first game as a Tar Heel. “I’ve liked North Carolina since I was younger,” the 6-3 guard from Mullins (S.C.) High told Inside Carolina earlier this year. (Inside Carolina)

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

Monday, June 20, 2016
Hosting 2018 3 star shooting guard Coby White on an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill, NC

Monday, June 13, 2016
Hosting 2017 3 star shooting guard Andrew Platek on an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill.

Sunday, 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, GA

4/22/2016 - 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, IN

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Visiting previously offered 2017 5 star center Jeremiah Tilmon in La Porte, Indiana

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Tony Bradley2016 C
Mohamed Bamba2017 PF
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 CG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jeremiah Tilmon2017 PF
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 CG
Brandon Randolph2017 SG
P.J. Washington2017 PF

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