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UNC to watch top 50 prospect Maverick Rowan again

North Carolina is expected to watch 2016 four-star Maverick Rowan Friday night, which would make three viewings in two weeks, according to recruiting analyst Corey Evans. Head coach Roy Williams most recently watched Rowan, a 6-6 small forward at Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons High School, on January 28. Florida head coach Billy Donovan and West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins were also in the crowd that night. (247 Sports)

Scout.com Updated 2016 Top 100 Basketball Recruits

Harry Giles has reclaimed the top spot in the 2016 class. At 6-foot-10, Giles brings so much to the table. He’s a scoring threat, both facing the rim and with his back to it. He has developed post moves, a go-to hook and a consistent jump shot. Giles is also a tenacious rebounder. The pole position for the 2016 class wasn’t unanimous, as Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum, who sat at No. 1 last rankings release, were right there in the discussion with Giles. (Scout.com)

Brandon Ingram selected to McDonald's All-American Game

Kinston High School forward Brandon Ingram will represent North Carolina in the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game later this year. Ingram stands at 6-foot-8 and 180 pounds. According to ESPN, he is a five-star player and the No. 12 player from the Class of 2015. The recruiting website lists him has the top player from his class in the state of North Carolina. A three-time state champion at Kinston, Ingram has yet to announce where he will play college basketball. He is still considering offers from Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, NC State, North Carolina and UCLA. (High School OT)

2015 McDonald's All-American Rosters

Being name a McDonald's All-American is one of the biggest honors you can receive as a high school player. On Wednesday, the 24 players selected to the 38th annual McDonald's All-American game were announced. Jaylen Brown (No. 1) and Ben Simmons (No. 2) headline the field, which features nine of Scout’s top 10 prospects and 14 of Scout’s top 16 players. The McDonald’s All-American practices begin March 29th and the game takes place at 9:00 ET at the United Center in Chicago (Ill.) on April 1st. (Scout.com)

Roy Williams visiting Kobi Simmons

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams will visit five-star guard Kobi Simmons Wednesday afternoon, according to his father Demond Stephens. Williams recently offered Simmons after watching him play. Ranked No. 15 in the 2016 247Sports Composite rankings, Simmons is strongly considering North Carolina along with Arizona, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio State and Kentucky, which is the only school not to have offered. (247 Sports)

Harry Giles reaches 1,000 point landmark

Class of 2016 power forward prospect Harry Giles reached the 1,000 point landmark for his high school career. Giles is a 6-foot-10, 210-pound 247Sports Composite five-star prospect. He is considering Duke, North Carolina, and Wake Forest, among many other schools. Per the 247Sports Composite rankings, Giles is the No. 3 prospect in the 2016 class and the No. 1 power forward. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams to watch 2016 SF Maverick Rowan

Roy Williams will watch class of 2016 small forward Maverick Rowan (Cardinal Gibbons/Fort Lauderdale, FL) tonight, the 247Sports Composite four-star confirmed to CarolinaBlue. Rowan has offers from Louisville, N.C. State, Florida, Florida State, Virginia, UCLA, and Wisconsin, among others. UNC has not offered. This is the second time that a UNC coach has watched Rowan. North Carolina assistant Hubert Davis made the trip earlier this month. (Carolina Blue)

Dennis Smith, Jr. attends UNC-Syracuse game

Dennis Smith confirmed on his Twitter feed that he attended the North Carolina game against Syracuse tonight. The 6-3, 180-pound point guard from Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian School has visited North Carolina for a couple games this month and visited Duke for a game this month. An elite athlete who fits the prototype for the modern NBA point guard, Smith is ranked No. 2 in the 247Sports 2016 rankings and No. 5 in the 247Sports Composite. (247 Sports)

Luke Maye enters ESPN Top 100

The North Carolina Tar Heels currently have one recruit locked up in the 2015 Class, leaving them with some work to do as the High School season continues. Today ESPN released their updated rankings for the 2015 Class and UNC’s lone recruit Luke Maye cracked the top 100. (Keeping It Heel)

Kwe Parker, Harry Giles hook up for a double alley-oop, because they can (video)

Kwe Parker is the best dunker in high school hoops. His teammate, Harry Giles, is arguably the No. 1 recruit in the country. So when they have to inbound the ball, this happens. (SB Nation)

Jayson Tatum discusses recruiting, Hoop Hall Classic

Jayson Tatum, who recently retained his spot as the top junior nationally by ESPN.com, finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds in Chaminade College Prep’s (MO) victory over Paul VI (VA) in the finale of the 2015 HoopHall Classic. When asked what coaches have been in to see him recently, Tatum said that UNC head coach Roy Williams was in to see him last weekend. “Duke and North Carolina are very similar. With all of the national championships, final fours, coaches and players they’ve produced.” (Zag's Blog)

The top 8 uncommitted players in 2015 and where their recruitments stand

Jaylen Brown: The 6-foot-7 Marietta (GA) wing is considering Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, North Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Michigan. This recruitment is wide open. Brandon Ingram: The 6-foot-9 Ingram out of Kinston (NC) is considering a final six of Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and N.C. State. Ingram said he has the best relationship with three in-state coaches, Roy Williams of UNC, Mike Krzyzewski of Duke and Mark Gottfried of N.C. State. (Zag's Blog)

V.J. King planning UNC visit

V.J. King is keeping his recruitment options open. The junior small forward is ranked among the top 20 juniors in the nation according to ESPN. He says he hasn’t formulated an official list, but he will be taking visits to Kentucky, Louisville and the University of North Carolina this spring. He also holds an offer from the University of Connecticut, and Huskies coach Kevin Ollie was in attendance Monday to watch. Jayson Tatum's Chaminade Prep squad got the best of Paul VI 88-78 Monday evening, but King was one of the stars of the tournament in a losing effort. (Mass Live)

Hoop Hall: Jaylen Brown Lives Up To Expecations

Every time the nation’s top prospect steps on the floor, he’s expected to perform, but even more so on a big stage. Jaylen Brown, Scout’s top prospect in the 2015 class, did just that at the Hoop Hall Classic on Monday, pumping in 31 points on 13-for-22 shooting and reeling in 12 rebounds. At times, Brown was dominant. The 6-foot-7 wing was aggressive off the dribble and looked to attack every time he got the ball. (Scout.com)

Hoop Hall Day One Rundown: Ingram Impresses

The second game of the day at the Hoop Hall Classic matched up a pair of high-level senior wings, as Brandon Ingram and Kinston (N.C.) High took on Malachi Richardson and Hamilton (N.J.) Trenton Catholic. There’s been quite a bit of talk about Ingram, who helped Kinston pull off a two-point win on Saturday, during his senior campaign and it didn’t take long to see why. Ingram was aggressive, both looking for long-range jumpers, but also off the bounce and showed his deft scoring touch on his way to 22 points on 9-for-17 shooting. (Scout.com)

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

7/20/2016 - 7/22/2016
Watching 2017 PG Collin Sexton, 2017 C Nate Watson, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 PF Brandon Huffman, 2017 PG Tremont Waters, 2017 SF Jermaine Samuels, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SG Romeo Langford, 2018 SG Zion Williamson, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 CG Coby White, 2019 SF Wendell Moore, 2019 PF Matthew Hurt in Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Watching 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2019 PF Christian Brown, and 2019 PG Ashton Hagans at the Champions Classic in Marietta, GA

7/14/2016 - 7/15/2016
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2017 C Nate Watson, and 2017 PG Trevon Duval at the Under Armour Association Finals in Cartersville, GA

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Watching 2017 center Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, and 2017 PG Matt Coleman at Team USA U18 practice in Houston, TX

Saturday, July 09, 2016
Watching 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2018 SG Romeo Langford at the adidas Gauntlet Series in Spartanburg, SC

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Mohamed Bamba2017 C
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 CG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
P.J. Washington2017 PF
Kris Wilkes2017 SF
Zion Williamson2018 SG
Brandon Randolph2017 SG
Nick Weatherspoon2017 PG
Rechon Black2018 PG

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