EYBL Minneapolis: Edrice Adebayo goes for 24/14247Sports Composite five-star Edrice Adebayo scored 24 points (8-11 FG) and pulled down 14 rebounds for Boo Williams in a win over E1T1 at the "Minneapolis Sessions" stop of the EYBL Circuit this weekend. Adebayo has offers from UNC, N.C. State, Cincinnati, and Virginia Tech. His 247Sports Crystal Ball is currently projecting 100% for North Carolina. (Carolina Blue)
Video: Jayson Tatum EYBL HighlightsEYBL highlights from 2016 5-star small forward recruiting target Jayson Tatum (St. Louis, Mo.). Tatum, 6'7 185, holds an offer from the Tar Heels along with numerous other nationally prominent programs.
Malik Newman Says Package With Diamond Stone is ’100 Percent’Plenty of high school basketball players say they will become package deals to college. But very few actually make it happen. Malik Newman says he and five-star center Diamond Stone will end up making it a reality. “It’s 100 percent,” the 6-foot-3 Newman told SNY.tv exclusively Saturday at the NIKE EYBL session here. “Hopefully, everything works out, but right now everything is going good. That’s the plan — we don’t plan on changing." (Zag's Blog)
UNC, Kentucky, Ohio State Among Schools Recruiting P.J. DozierP.J. Dozier is back and better than ever. The 6-foot-5 point guard from Spring Valley (S.C.) has returned from surgery on his meniscus and is leading an Upward Stars team that has stormed through their first two games at the Nike Memorial Classic. “So far, so good,” Dozier told SNY.tv. “All of the doctors say that you come back way more explosive than you were before, I definitely feel like that’s true. My goal is just to stay healthy.” (Zag's Blog)
Catching up with Henry EllensonEven while standing at 6-foot-10, Henry Ellenson needed a bit to acclimate himself to the size and athleticism present at the EYBL. “The first week I was just adjusting to the height and finishing around those guys,” said Ellenson, the 2015 Iowa State target from Rice Lake (Wisc.) who is playing his first (and last) season in the prestigious AAU league. It’s safe to say Ellenson has made those adjustments, though, as his play this spring has been enough to raise his profile nationally. He picked up a North Carolina offer this past week. (Ames Tribune)
Video: 2015 SG Kenny Williams Highlights2015 shooting guard Kenny Williams (Chesterfield, VA) shows off his all-around game in this new set of highlights.
Video: Brandon Ingram highlights from Adidas Gauntlet2015 UNC recruit and Stackhouse Elite guard Brandon Ingram scores a game high 24 points against Indiana Elite at the Adidas Gauntlet in Indianapolis.
Roy Williams offers 2015 center Henry EllensonRoy Williams extended a scholarship offer to 2015 center Henry Ellenson on Thursday night, according to his mother, Holly, via her Twitter account.
Holly Ellenson @HollyJElle
Coach Roy Williams of North Carolina offered Henry a scholarship tonight
Ellenson, a 4-star recruit from Rice Lake, Wisconsin with a sizable 6'10" 230-pound frame, becomes the seventh member of UNC's 2015 basketball recruiting class to receive an offer from the Tar Heels. He also holds offers from numerous schools, including in-state front-runner Wisconsin, Iowa, Duke, Creighton, and Michigan State, among others.
Ellenson possesses a versatile skill set for a player of his size. Besides his obvious post presence, he also has excellent range and touch on his shot and runs the floor extremely well. Here are a few highlights:
Brandon Ingram planning to trim list2015 small forward Brandon Ingram told CarolinaBlue he plans to narrow down his list of schools at "the end of June." The 6-foot-7, 170-pound Kinston, North Carolina native said he will leave 5-6 schools on his list but has no idea on the timeline for his ultimate decision. It is pretty clear to insiders that both UNC and Duke will be on Ingram's list. Ingram's Crystal Ball is currently 56% North Carolina and 40% Duke. (Carolina Blue)
Ivan Rabb Visits Carolina, Duke, Georgetown; More Trips PlannedPrior to visiting Duke, Ivan Rabb spent nearly five hours at North Carolina Monday and met with former Oakland Tech star Quentin Thomas, a 6-3 guard who played at Carolina. “Went to some classes, spent a lot of time with the coaching staff,” Richie said. “Quentin Thomas came up and spent time with us. I used to train Quentin and Quentin is still around the area and is very involved. His younger sister is best friends with Ivan so it was good to see a familiar face.” (Zag's Blog)
De Pere guard Brevin Pritzl's college stock risingAlthough shooting guard Brevin Pritzl’s recruiting stock lit up this month when he poured in 37 points in the second half of a double-overtime AAU basketball game, he’s remained grounded while being courted by Division I programs. In addition to the 14 schools that have offered a scholarship, Pritzl has been contacted by the likes of Stanford and North Carolina following his scoring outburst this month playing on the AAU circuit for the Wisconsin Playground Warriors. (Green Bay Press Gazette)
Ivan Rabb enjoys UNC visitIvan Rabb visited UNC on Monday and while in the triangle area he stopped by Durham to talk with Duke's coaches. Rabb is visiting Georgetown today. Rabb and his family has a strong relationship with UNC head coach Roy Williams. "He (Williams) made me feel comfortable," Rabb said. "He showed me all the different things I can do on the court if I'm in their system." The five-star power forward also mentioned attending Late Night with Roy and might be joined by fellow five-star big man Diamond Stone for a combined official visit to Chapel Hill. (Carolina Blue)
Dennis Smith, Jr. is the next great guard out of North CarolinaDennis Smith, Jr. has recently made waves on the national recruiting scene thanks to his tremendous play in the adidas Gauntlet. The 6-foot-2 Smith is regarded by Rivals.com as the No. 16 overall prospect in the 2016 national rankings. Smith told NBCSports.com that he’s picked up scholarship offers from Charlotte, Kansas, N.C. State, VCU and Wake Forest with recent interest this spring from Arizona, Duke, Louisville, Michigan and North Carolina. (NBC Sports)
Ivan Rabb Talks RecruitingIvan Rabb is from California and since his team was in Virginia this weekend, he decided to take some unofficial visits this week. Monday Rabb took an unofficial to UNC, and Tuesday he will be visiting Georgetown. Rabb talked recently about what he is looking for in a school both basketball-wise and academically. The Hoyas and Tar Heels are recruiting Rabb the hardest and getting him on campus early is a good sign for both schools. (Big East Coast Bias)
Harry Giles returns from knee injuryHarry Giles made his much-anticipated return from a serious knee injury over the weekend at the Nike EYBL event in Virginia. Giles, considered the No. 1 prospect in the class of 2016, suffered a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus last June while playing for Team USA. He played his first game in 11 months on Saturday, going for eight points and 10 rebounds in just 15 minutes on the court for the CP3 All-Stars. (Next Cats)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailFriday, January 29, 2016|
Watching 2018 3-star small forward Jairus Hamilton play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NC.Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Watching 2017 PF Wendell Carter play against Pace Academy in Atlanta, GASaturday, January 23, 2016
Visiting 2017 5-star small forward Kevin Knox at Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa, FLSunday, January 17, 2016
Watching 2016 4-star center Udoka Azubuike at the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, MASaturday, January 16, 2016
Watching 2016 UNC commits Tony Bradley and Brandon Robinson at the Wally Keller Invitational in Punta Gorda, FL.
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