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Brice Johnson having trouble putting on pounds
North Carolina’s basketball coaches want Brice Johnson to gain weight. But it’s not going to happen this weekend. Johnson, who is 6-foot-9 and 210 pounds,...

Nerlens Noel already recruiting Alex Oriakhi
Just hours after top Kentucky recruit Nerlens Noel announced his decision to play in Lexington last night, he took to Twitter to try and lure...

Jabari Parker wins Gatorade national player of year
For years, Simeon Career Academy junior Jabari Parker has lived by the mantra "basketball is what I do, not who I am." Thursday, that combination...

Updated 2012 Basketball Recruiting Class Rankings
With the addition of Shabazz Muhammad to UCLA's class, the Bruins now have a top three recruiting class, while John Calipari and Kentucky sit atop...

ACC Recruiting Links, April 12
UNC hoops recruit Marcus Paige had foot surgery. Duke pursued top 2012 swingman Shabazz Muhammad hard, but in the end, he picked UCLA, as expected...

Shabazz Muhammad commits to UCLA
The most talented offensive player in the Class of 2012 is headed to Westwood. Shabazz Muhammad (Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman), ESPNU's No. 2 overall recruit,...

Nerlens Noel chooses Kentucky
Nerlens Noel, the No. 1 recruit in the ESPNU 100, committed to Kentucky over Georgetown and Syracuse on ESPNU's "Signing Day Special" on Wednesday night...

Missouri in mix to land UConn transfer Alex Oriakhi
Phil Pressey and Alex Oriakhi became friends years ago, back when they played for the same AAU team, and they never lost touch, even as...

Rodney Hood, Anthony Gill and Alex Oriakhi among possible transfers to Tobacco Road schools
In terms of new arrivals, the most intriguing names are Connecticut's Alex Oriakhi, South Carolina's Anthony Gill and Mississippi State's Rodney Hood. Oriakhi, a 6-foot-9...

Video: Marcus Paige gaining new perspective despite injury
Point guard and University of North Carolina signee Marcus Paige talks about learning as much as he can at the 2012 Nike Hoop Summit despite...

Basketball transfer Anthony Gill Confirms UNC Contact
Growing up in High Point, N.C., Anthony Gill fell in love with the North Carolina basketball program. Now, just days after being permitted to seek...

Why So Much Interest in Alex Oriakhi?
The Hartford Courant's Dom Amore fielded a question in his Monday mailbag that has been asked recently by plenty of UConn fans. It goes something...

Video: Joel James highlights at All-American Championship
Joel James captured the MVP amongst a loaded field at the 2012 All American Championships in New Orleans. James showed increased mobility and a trimmed...

Alex Oriakhi Meets With Kentucky, Xavier & Mizzou (Updated)
Over the last couple of days, UConn junior power forward Alex Oriakhi met at his Lowell, Mass., home with Kentucky coach John Calipari, Xavier coach...

Mark Cuban agrees with David Stern on NBA age issue
This could be a sign of the apocalypse. David Stern and Mark Cuban agree on something. Both the commissioner and the Mavericks owner thinks that...

Marcus Paige has foot surgery
Linn-Mar of Marion basketball star Marcus Paige underwent surgery for a stress fracture in his foot, the Cedar Rapids Gazette reported. The North Carolina recruit...

Marcus Paige should be as good as new when he reports to UNC in June
North Carolina recruit Marcus Paige, who has a stress fracture in his left foot, will have surgery Tuesday and be out six-to-eight weeks, his high...

John Calipari to Meet With Alex Oriakhi
Former UConn big man Alex Oriakhi is the hottest recruit in the nation. He has one year of eligibility remaining, a stellar academic record, and...

ACC Recruiting Links, April 5
North Carolina is traveling to Charlotte for a scrimmage on Thursday, and it could help out with recruiting in the area. Point guard signee Marcus...

Marcus Paige has stress fracture in foot
More bad news on the injury front for the UNC basketball team: Star point guard recruit Marcus Paige has been diagnosed with a stress fracture...

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Joel Berry2014 PG
Justin Jackson2014 SF
Theo Pinson2014 SF
Brandon Ingram2015 SF
Malik Newman2015 SG
Ivan Rabb2015 PF
Diamond Stone2015 C
Stephen Zimmerman2015 C
Harry Giles2016 PF
Jayson Tatum2016 SF

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