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Jairus Hamilton is Charlotte Observer All-Region boys’ player of the year

Cannon School’s Jairus Hamilton is the 2016-17 Charlotte Observer All-Region boys’ basketball player of the year. Hamilton, a 6-foot-8 junior forward, was named N.C. Independent Schools’ all-state after leading Cannon to the NCISAA 3A semifinals. A top 40 national recruit, he has college scholarship offers from Arizona, California, Kansas and North Carolina. (Charlotte Observer)

Jalek Felton picked for Iverson Roundball Classic

Jalek Felton has been selected for his second national all-star game. The Gray Collegiate senior will be part of the inaugural Allen Iverson Roundball Classic in Hampton Roads, Virginia, on April 19-21. Felton also will play in the Jordan Brand Classic in New Jersey on April 14. Felton, a UNC signee, averaged 23 points, 6 assists and was named the S.C. 2A Player of the Year. (The State)

Kevin Knox Named Florida 5A Player of the Year

Tampa Catholic’s Kevin Knox (5A) and Anclote’s Marquez Cooper (6A) were each named Florida players of the year in their respective classifications. Knox, the lone player from the area selected for the McDonald’s All-America Game, averaged 28.9 points and 11.3 rebounds per game this season while leading the Crusaders to the state championship game. (Tampa Bay Times)

Video: Sterling Manley, Jeremiah Francis combine for 48 in regional semifinal win

With the bright lights shining on Ohio Dominican on Wednesday, Pickerington Central's Jeremiah Francis and Sterling Manley showed out, combining for 48 points in an easy win over St. Charles. Manley, the future Tar Heel, played in front of UNC coach Roy Williams, scoring 23 points and pulling down five rebounds. View Video...

Zion Williamson ranks the top five dunks from his junior season

Good luck finding a player on any level who’s garnered more rim-rocking highlight dunks, Sportscenter Top 10 appearances, and social media attention than Spartanburg Day School forward Zion Williamson this season. Now that he’s completed another state title run we caught up with Williamson to have him rank the top five dunks he pulled off this season. (USA Today)

N.C.’s top high school basketball recruits share their NCAA Final Four predictions

Wendell Moore, Cox Mill, class of 2019: Moore, a 6-6 sophomore wing, scored 29 points to lead his team to the N.C. 3A state title Saturday. He has nine offers, including from ACC regular-season champion North Carolina. My Final Four: Kansas, Duke, Kentucky, Florida State. My champion: Kansas. Because of their guard play and ability of coach (Bill) Self. (Charlotte Observer)

Elite basketball recruits reveal their Final 4 picks and national champion

Coby White, 2018 UNC point guard commit: Final 4: “Duke, West Virginia, UNC and Kansas.” And the 2017 national champion is: “North Carolina! They’re the best team and they have the experience after losing in the title game last year. They have a good point guard, bigs and a really good wing in Justin Jackson. Just the overall leadership of the team will be the difference.” (USA Today)

UNC signee Brandon Huffman on what fuels his fire

Monday we caught up with Word of God Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) forward Brandon Huffman, a UNC signee. "I’m from a small town in North Carolina and spent most of my life in Alaska; moving around because I’m a military kid. Now I’m back here in North Carolina living out my dream going to North Carolina next season. I know that God blessed me with this ability so that’s the ultimate motivator for me." (USA Today)

UNC commit Coby White shines at NC Top 80 camp Sunday

UNC commit Coby White is without question the best scorer in North Carolina. high school basketball. What separated Coby from his peers was the amount of energy and effort he displayed in all the station work and it carried over to the games. He averaged over 35 points per game and there may not be a better guard in the country at attacking and finishing at the rim. (Charlotte Observer)

ICTV: Wendell Moore State Title Game Highlights

Wendell Moore looked right at home at the Smith Center on Saturday. He earned game MVP honors leading Cox Mill to a 70-66 win over Eastern Guilford for the school's first state championship. The sophomore, who is a major UNC basketball recruiting target, posted 29 points and 12 rebounds. UNC coach Roy Williams was courtside watching the game. (Inside Carolina)

Wendell Moore helps lead Cox Mill to NC 3A title

Sophomore phenom Wendell Moore Jr. scored 29 points to lead the Cox Mill Chargers to their first state title in their first appearance in the Dean Smith Center. The Chargers defeated Eastern Guilford 70-66 to win the NCHSAA 3A boys’ championship. Moore stuffed the stat sheet with 29 points, three assists, three blocks and two steals. The 15-year-old was also the game’s MVP. (Charlotte Observer)

Zion Williamson soars above galaxy of stars at Hoops Festival

Zion Williamson added another piece of hardware to his crowded mantel. The Spartanburg Day junior picked up MVP honors in the West team’s 129-119 victory over the East on Saturday in the South Carolina Hoops Festival’s Junior Showcase. Williamson scored 30 points on 13-of-14 shooting. The top-rated recruit also grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots. (The State)

Cox Mill’s Wendell Moore named District 9 boys player of the year

Cox Mill sophomore Wendell Moore Jr. is the District 9 boys high school basketball player of the year. The award is voted on by coaches in the district. Moore, a 6-6 sophomore wing, averages 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists. He’s led Cox Mill to Saturday’s NCHSAA 3A state championship game. (Charlotte Observer)

Rechon Black hinting at 2018 combo package?

Class of 2018 point guard and North Carolina verbal commit Rechon Black sent a tweet out on Wednesday night that should interest many Tar Heel fans. It is a picture of Leaky, as he is called, 2017 combo guard commit Jalek Felton, and 2018 uncommitted recruits Zion Williamson and Jairus Hamilton. Williamson is the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2018 class. (Carolina Blue)

Hoops Festival changes sites so bigger crowd can see Zion Williamson

Because of the larger than anticipated crowds, the location of Saturday’s South Carolina Hoops Festival has been moved from Heathwood Hall to Irmo High School. The move was mainly done to accommodate the large crowd expected for the Boys’ Junior Showcase, which will include Spartanburg Day’s Zion Williamson, who is ranked No. 1 by 247Sports in Class of 2018. (The State)

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

4/22/2017 - 4/23/2017
Watching 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2020 PF Isaiah Todd, 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2018 SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer), and Armando Bacot in Dallas, TX

Friday, April 21, 2017
Watching 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2019 C D.J. Burns, 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, and 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard in Hampton, VA

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
On an in home visit with 2017 five star SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

Friday, April 07, 2017
Visiting 2017 UNC signee Jalek Felton and 2019 UNC target Juwan Gary at Gray Collegiate Academy in West Columbia, SC

Friday, April 07, 2017
On an in home visit with 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson in Spartanburg, SC

More Recruiting Visits

Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Garrison Brooks2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF

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