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Harry Giles, Dennis Smith Jr., Edrice Adebayo a strong in-state trio in the Class of 2016

Three players from North Carolina are in the top 12 of ESPN's Class of 2016 rankings, and two of those players are participating in the EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam. (Fayetteville Observer)

Carolina, Kentucky, Louisville Pursuing Antonio Blakeney

North Carolina’s Roy Williams, Kentucky’s John Calipari, and Louisville’s Rick Pitino were among the head coaches in pursuit of shooting guard Antonio Blakeney at the Peach Jam Saturday. Continuing to show an ability to get to the rim and score in a variety of ways, Blakeney went for 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting as E1T1 rebounded from a tough Friday loss to the Playaz by downing Team Takeover, 86-61. Blakeney recently picked up Kentucky and North Carolina offers. (Zag's Blog)

Luke Maye draws ACC interest in basketball

Luke Maye is a Class of 2015 basketball standout. Luke also plays baseball for Hough High School outside of Charlotte, and he expressed interest in returning to football as a senior. His father, Mark, was a record-setting quarterback for North Carolina in the mid-1980s. Luke, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound power forward with perimeter skills, is considered a top-150 prospect by most recruiting sites. He has received scholarship offers from several ACC programs and extended looks from North Carolina's coaches. (Fayetteville Observer)

Harry Giles is a top target for Duke and UNC

Even at a tournament for the best of the best, Harry Giles commands attention. As Giles, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound junior from Winston-Salem, moved up and down the court at the Nike EYBL Peach Jam, coaches spoke in hushed tones among themselves. Not all of the talk focused on the present. (Charlotte Observer)

Brandon Ingram just one of the guys at ECI for always-talented Kinston

Brandon Ingram was just one of the guys, as difficult as that may be given the senior stands at 6-foot-9 and sports a 7-4 wing span. But there the Kinston High School basketball standout was blending in as he stood in line with his teammates without any fanfare as they entered the gym Thursday for a pre-camp meeting for the annual East Coast Invitational team camp. This has been a busy summer for Ingram as he continues to draw offers from a number of major collegiate programs, including Duke, North Carolina, Louisville, Kentucky, Kansas and UCLA. (Jacksonville Daily News)

Jayson Tatum to Talk Package Deal with Woods, Smith Jr. and Giles

Jayson Tatum put on a show at Peach Jam, leading the St. Louis Eagles 16U squad to a 2-0 start, after being a late addition to the team. Tatum played in front of a crowd of coaches that consisted of Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, Arizona’s Book Richardson, Duke’s Nate James and Jon Scheyer, UNC’s Roy Williams, and a trio of Georgetown coaches. He says that he notices who comes and watches. Tatum has said previously that he will consider attending school with Harry Giles, Dennis Smith Jr. and Seventh Woods. (Zag's Blog)

Stephen Zimmerman to visit UNC for "Late Night with Roy" on October 3rd

Class of 2015 247Sports Composite five-star center Stephen Zimmerman has confirmed that he will visit UNC for Late Night with Roy on October 3rd. The 6-foot-11, 214-pound prospect from Las Vegas (NV) is the No. 2 center and the No. 7 player overall in the 2015 class. His mother broke the news on twitter earlier this evening. (Carolina Blue)

Nike Peach Jam: Henry Ellenson draws crowds

Five miles from a packed Riverview Park Activities Center, the site of the prestigious EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam, high-profile college coaches had gathered at the Josey High School gym to watch a lower-tier Elite Youth Invitational game that tipped off on Wednesday night. Class of 2015 power forward Henry Ellenson was the star attraction. The 6-foot-10, 230-pound Ellenson, who is a member of the Wisconsin-based Playground Elite travel team, has drawn interest from Duke and is being recruited seriously by North Carolina. (Fayetteville Observer)

Nike Peach Jam Wednesday Recap: Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum stand out

With The Family and Team CP3 finding themselves tied in the standings after four EYBL events, it set up a play-in game for the right to continue in the Nike Peach Jam. Win or go home, and for Harry Giles, that meant 32 minutes to put on a performance worthy of advancing. Giles finished with 21 points, 15 boards and a pair of blocks. Jayson Tatum plays for the St. Louis Eagles, who failed to qualify. But the No. 4 player in the Class of 2016 was allowed to participate with the U16 team, and he put on a show. (NBC Sports)

Peach Jam: Top power forward Harry Giles back with a vengeance

There was only a single game scheduled Wednesday evening in the Nike EYBL Finals, which is why most of the college basketball world’s heaviest hitters were scouting tournaments in other parts of the country. Team CP3 power forward Harry Giles was among the players in this game, however, and afterward was asked to recite the schools that are recruiting him most ardently. (Sporting News)

UNC basketball Recruiting and Evaluation Info

The second weekend of the July evaluation period is here. The main event is the Peach Jam in Augusta (GA) which is essentially the finals of the EYBL Circuit (Nike). (Carolina Blue)

UNC basketball recruiting: Dozier/Blakeney comparison

North Carolina offered 2015 shooting guard Antonio Blakeney on Monday evening. The offer was the second in the 2015 cycle for a pure wing/guard/scorer. P.J. Dozier out of Columbia (SC) is the other wing to have an offer from the Tar Heels. Brandon Ingram is a small forward and many experts feel he is more likely to be stretch four in college. (Carolina Blue)

Dennis Smith, Jr. invited to USA Basketball training camp

Fayetteville basketball product Dennis Smith, Jr., has been added to the USA Basketball Developmental National Team Roster. Smith, who plays basketball at Trinity Christian in Fayetteville, is among 38 of the top 17-and-under players invited. 36 of the players will attend the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team training camp. Smith has offers from Charlotte, Duke, Florida, Kansas, Miami, N.C. State, North Carolina, VCU, and Wake Forest. (High School OT)

Kenny Williams talks recruitment, experience at LeBron James Skills Academy

The summer of 2014 has been a bit of a whirlwind for class of 2015 L.C. Bird (Va.) guard and UNC recruiting target Kenny Williams. Williams spent last week in Las Vegas as a participant in the LeBron James Skills Academy. Inside the Hall sat down with the 6-foot-2 Williams to discuss his experience this summer and his overall recruitment. What are some of the schools that are recruiting you the hardest right now? “Georgetown, VCU, UNC, Michigan and Indiana, those are the hardest.” (Inside the Hall)

Roy Williams offers scholarship to Antonio Blakeney

Roy Williams has extended a scholarship offer to Antonio Blakeney, a 2015 5-star shooting guard from Orlando, FL according to Scout.com recruiting analyst Evan Daniels.

Evan Daniels @EvanDaniels
Antonio Blakeney tells Scout that he just got off the phone with Roy Williams. UNC officially offered him a scholarship.

Blakeney is the third shooting guard in UNC's 2015 basketball recruiting class to receive a scholarship offer, joining P.J. Dozier and Malik Newman. Blakeney also holds offers from Kentucky, Florida, Florida State, Kansas and Louisville, among others.

Antonio Blakeney Highlights

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

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

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

Monday, April 18, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 PF P.J. Washington in Dallas, TX

More Recruiting Visits

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

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