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Brandon Ingram dishes on his unstoppable crossover (video)

This week we caught up with Kinston (Kinston, N.C.) wing Brandon Ingram, a five-star recruit who was named to the McDonald’s All American and Jordan Brand Classic games. Ingram was also planning to play in the Kentucky Derby Classic this weekend but was added to the roster for the Nike Hoops Summit in Portland. (USA Today)

Weddington’s Stephanie Watts, Kinston’s Brandon Ingram named Ms., Mr. Basketball in NC

A pair of McDonald’s All-Americans are Mr. and Ms. Basketball in North Carolina. The awards recognize the top high school senior boy and girl for stellar playing careers. Weddington’s Stephanie Watts, a 5-foot-9 guard, is the state’s Ms. Basketball . Kinston’s Brandon Ingram, a 6-9 forward, is Mr. Basketball. (Charlotte Observer)

Jayson Tatum's talent puts him in spotlight and crosshairs

In the fall, Jayson Tatum trimmed his multitude of offers to 10 finalists. He included Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, Connecticut, Arizona, Kansas and Wake Forest, all of which are among the most respected programs in the nation. Tatum took one official visit this winter. He, his father and his mother, Brandy Cole, spent the last weekend of February at Duke. Tatum said he plans to trim his list to a final five in the coming weeks. (STL Today)

Ingram, Maye, Watts lead North Carolina AP all-state basketball teams

Kinston's Brandon Ingram, Charlotte Hough's Luke Maye and Weddington's Stephanie Watts were the leading vote-getters for the 2014-15 Associated Press all-state prep basketball teams for North Carolina. Ingram and Maye each earned 21 of a possible 22 votes to lead the men's team. Watts earned 20 votes to lead the women. Ingram, a McDonald's All-American, is still undecided on his college choice, while Maye and Watts are both committed to UNC. (High School OT)

Brandon Ingram and Jaylen Brown to announce this month

By the end of April UNC will know whether they are adding another prospect to their 2015 recruiting class. If they do it will be between two of the top remaining targets available in the 2015 cycle. Both Brandon Ingram and Jaylen Brown have indicated that they will announce by the end of April. (Carolina Blue)

Maverick Rowan hopes to reclassify to 2015

Top basketball recruiting target Maverick Rowan, a high school junior, prefers to skip a grade and join the recruiting class of 2015, making him eligible for college ball next season, and his family is seriously exploring ways to make it happen, his father said. Asked if Louisville would be a strong option for his son if he moves to 2015, Ron Rowan said, "Yes, that's safe to say." UCLA, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Florida, NC State and West Virginia are other teams recruiting Rowan. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Brandon Ingram performs well in McDonald's All-American Game

The East team beat the West 111-91 in the McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday night at the United Center in Chicago. Kinston's Brandon Ingram, a 6-foot-8 wing who is considering UNC, Duke, NC State, Kentucky, Kansas and UCLA, capped a strong showing by scoring 15 points and grabbing five rebounds for the West team. He said he'll announce his college decision by the end of this month. Ingram scored 13 of his points in the first half and shot 6-for-11 in the game. (Fayetteville Observer)

Brandon Ingram impressing at McDonald's All-American practices

The word from Chicago after two days of McDonald's All-American practice is the impressiveness of 6-foot-9 mall forward Brandon Ingram. The Kinston (NC) has been a major target for North Carolina for the last few years. He lists the Tar Heels along with Duke, N.C. State, Kentucky, Kansas, and UCLA as his top schools. Ingram won four straight titles at Kinston High School. (Carolina Blue)

Brandon Ingram Drawing Close

Brandon Ingram has been a hot commodity for more than a year, playing his way to No. 13 in the senior class. He has cradled offers from Duke, North Carolina, NC State, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA for many months, clinging tightly to his finalists and hoping for clarity. Things are likely to become even more intense before he announces. Ingram has been spectacular at times here this week, and if anything his suitors may become even more determined to land him. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams visits two five-star recruits

Roy Williams has spent the week checking in on some of the Tar Heels' top targets for the 2016 recruiting class. On Monday, Williams visited 2016 point guard Dennis Smith (Fayetteville, N.C./Trinity Christian School). Smith is the No. 1 point guard and the No. 4 overall player in the 2016 class. On Tuesday, Williams checked in on 6-foot-9, 232-pound five-star power forward Edrice Adebayo (Pinetown, N.C./Northside). (Carolina Blue)

N.C. Hoops Depth on Display

Each year since 2008, there’s been at least one high school player from North Carolina in Scout’s final top 25 rankings. It’s given birth to homegrown recruits dubbing it as the “Hoop State.” “We’ve got really good players and everyone is finding out about us,” said Edrice Adebayo, one of three N.C. natives ranked in the top 15 of the class of 2016. “There’s a lot of talent here.” Adebayo, who will hold off making a college decision until his senior season, is one of four in-state high school players with a UNC offer (Brandon Ingram, Harry Giles, Dennis Smith Jr.). (Inside Carolina)

Jaylen Brown to wait upwards of 'about a month' to make college choice

America's most coveted recruit is winding down his timeline, but still taking his time. Jaylen Brown told the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader on Sunday that he has "about a month" to go in his recruitment, but could decide sooner than that, based on circumstances. "If I choose a school within the next two weeks that I think I like the most, and they don't have any NBA guys, then I won't have to wait until whatever the NBA deadline is," Brown told the Herald-Leader. "But, if I do, then I'll probably wait." (MLive.com)

McDonald's Monday Practice: Ingram stands above all

Through the first session of McDonald’s practice, no one stood out more than Brandon Ingram. Not only has Ingram grown to 6-foot-9, but he’s starting to play the game with a significant amount of confidence. Going up against the nation’s top players, Ingram not only competed, but was easily the most productive player of the day. With his size, wide shoulders, lengthy arms, mobility and athleticism, Ingram has always been a guy that had upside. But now he’s starting to put it all together. (Scout.com)

Q&A with Jaylen Brown

Jaylen Brown earned the nation's No. 1 ranking, led Wheeler (Ga.) to a state championship and has now begun McDonald's All-American Game this week. After several months of silence about his recruitment, he spoke in-depth on Monday: "Coach Roy (Williams), he’s a great guy, humble guy. He has a very smooth personality and is down to earth. His program has a lot of tradition and a lot of good players have come through their program." (Inside Carolina)

Clint's Notebook: Jalek Felton

Jalek Felton just has it. And by it - we mean he's a natural. The game comes easy for him. He's blessed with incredible ability and is destined for stardom at UNC. The worst part about Felton is that UNC fans have to wait another two years to see him. One topic that not many scouts agree on is where Felton will play when he gets to North Carolina. He has speed, vision and a handle and good size to be an athletic point guard. But then there's his natural scoring ability. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

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

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Watching 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, SC.

Monday, September 26, 2016
Visiting 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manly in Pickerington, OH

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Hosting P.J. Washington (official visit), Coby White, David McCormack, Wendell Moore, and Christian Brown on visits to Chapel Hill.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Watching 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford in New Albany, IN

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Visiting 2019 5 star combo forward Matthew Hurt in Rochester, MN

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jarred Vanderbilt2017 SF
P.J. Washington2017 PF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Isaiah Stokes2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Devon Dotson2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF

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