UNC, Duke, Kentucky Among Schools in Running for Jayson TatumThe top schools in the nation are trying to convince Jayson Tatum that their program is right for him. “Illinois watched me last week,” Tatum told SNY.tv. “Coach K from Duke will watch me on Wednesday. He calls to check in on me frequently.” Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari will also watch Tatum today. “Duke, UNC, Illinois, SLU, Kentucky, Wake Forest and Michigan State are showing the most interest,” Tatum said. (Zag's Blog)
EYBL tips fifth season this weekend in SacramentoThe fifth season of the Elite Youth Basketball League gets underway Friday night just outside Sacramento, Calif., bringing together Nike's top 40 sponsored clubs for the first of four weekend sessions this spring. A remarkable 71 of the Top 100 prospects in the 2015 class are expected to take the floor at the Jackson Sports Academy. Many eyes will be on the Oakland Soldiers post duo of 6-foot-9 Ivan Rabb and 6-10 Stephen Zimmerman — two of the top-five prospects in the 2015 class. (Max Preps)
Top Recruit Matt Ryan's Perspective has ChangedNegative events such as a car crash and having surgery are hard to handle for a lot of high school players, but when Matt Ryan has things going for him such as getting huge offers and trying to rehab from surgery, that gives him the confidence to get better and work hard and also have a good senior season. Ryan is being recruited some big time colleges such as UNC, Georgetown, Duke, and Boston College. (Big East Coast Bias)
Roy Williams to visit 2014 SG Elijah Stewart TuesdaySources close to 2014 shooting guard Elijah Stewart can confirm that Roy Williams will watch the 6-foot-5, 165-pound Los Angeles product today. Stewart was recently released from his Loyola Marymount LOI after a very successful senior season. The 247Sports Composite four star guard is being recruited by many big name programs. "Region and location are not an issue. He is open to whatever," the source explained. (Carolina Blue)
Theo Pinson named North Carolina Mr. BasketballTheo Pinson of High Point Wesleyan is Mr. Basketball in North Carolina. A 6-foot-6 guard signed to North Carolina, Pinson was a McDonald’s All-American this year and a top 15 national recruit. Pinson led his high school team to back-to-back N.C. Independent Schools 3A state titles. (Charlotte Observer)
Recruiting Profile: 2015 Power Forward Henry EllensonAt 6’10 235 lbs, Henry Ellenson can be a beast in the middle. He is big but knows how to use his size to his advantage. Ellenson is fairly comfortable shooting anywhere on the court and has the ability to make jumpers. He handles the ball very well for a big man and just because he isn’t lightning fast doesn’t mean his moves aren’t fluid. His court awareness is underrated. Ellenson also passes well and can, in some situations, rebound and get the break started. (Duke Report)
Jalek Felton named to MaxPreps Freshman All-American teamMullins point guard Jalek Felton was named to second team of the MaxPreps Freshman All-American team. Felton averaged 21.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists this season for the Region 8-2A champion Auctioneers. The nephew of Knicks point guard Raymond Felton is regarded as one of the top prospects in the Class of 2017. Felton is currently drawing interest from North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas and Georgetown. (SC Now)
Video: Archive footage of 14-year-old Seventh WoodsHere is a throwback Summer mixtape of Seventh Woods, who was 14 years old throughout this whole video. Woods is in the Class of 2016 and holds an offer from UNC.
Video: Ivan Rabb Senior Season Mix TapeHere is the senior season mix tape of arguably the top player in the class of 2015, power forward Ivan Rabb of Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, California. Rabb currently holds a scholarship offer from North Carolina.
Recruiting Spotlight: Class of 2016 Harry GilesHarry Giles, consensus top five 2016 basketball recruit, was recently cleared to play basketball after a serious knee injury he suffered almost a year ago. While playing for Team USA's U16 team in Uruguay last June, he tore the ACL, MCL, and meniscus in his left knee. This forced him to miss AAU (plays for CP3 All Stars) over the summer as well his entire high school season. (Blogger So Dear)
12 Winners & Losers From The Jordan Brand ClassicNorth Carolina – Roy Williams‘ three-man recruiting class of Justin Jackson, Theo Pinson and Joel Berry is everything the team was missing this past season. Justin Jackson is a silent assassin and puts up large numbers on the boards. He is going to start from day one and is going to be a great offensive player in Williams’ system. If he hits the gym as soon as he arrives in Chapel Hill, he is going to be problem for a lot of ACC teams in the future. (Dime Magazine)
Jordan Brand Classic RoundtableUSA Today talked with North Carolina signee Justin Jackson, Kentucky signee Devin Booker and Ohio State signee D’Angelo Russell, all of whom are competing in Friday’s Jordan Brand Classic National Game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (USA Today)
Elijah Stewart among best available 2014 basketball recruits2. Elijah Stewart -- Somehow Stewart, a 6-foot-5 wing out of Westchester (Calif.) High, managed to fly under the radar and signed with LMU. Credit assistant Tom Abatemarco for getting that done. But with LMU's coaching change, Stewart is now back on the market and is in high demand. He took an unofficial visit to USC last weekend and has schools like Texas, Virginia, Cincinnati, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, TCU, West Virginia and others showing interest. (FOX Sports)
Chase Jeter Trims List to 6Chase Jeter has trimmed his list to six schools and eliminated North Carolina. The 2015 5-star center from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas posted his list to Twitter on Thursday:
Chase Jeter @chasejeter04
Kansas Oregon UNLV Duke Ucla Arizona Planning on a commitment before July. Thank you to all the schools who've recruited me.
Jeter was one of three centers on UNC's 2015 basketball recruiting board with a scholarship offer from Roy Williams, the other two being Jeter's teammate Stephen Zimmerman and Milwaukee's Diamond Stone.
Malik Newman, Diamond Stone "working on teaming up together in college"Malik Newman is the top-guard in the ESPN 60 and No. 2 overall player in the 2015 recruiting class: "Recruiting is going pretty good. Most of the coaches talk to my dad, but I hear from Mississippi State, Kentucky, Kansas, Florida, LSU, Duke and a few others. It's cool. I don't let it get to be too much for me. Me and my boy Diamond Stone are working on teaming up together in college too. I know everybody says that, but I think we're on the same page with it. That's the plan for right now." (USA Today)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailMonday, November 02, 2015|
Watching 2016 combo guard Seventh Woods work out at Hammond School in Columbia, SCThursday, October 15, 2015
Watching 2016 combo guard Seventh Woods work out at Hammond School in Columbia, SCMonday, 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, FLWednesday, September 16, 2015
Visiting 2016 PF Harry Giles at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA
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