Mohamed Bamba Blog: White House visit, bonding with coaches, and moreMohamed Bamba: As for my recruitment, it’s going pretty well. I was aiming to cut my list last week, but I didn’t want to play around with it by setting dates and things like that. This is a major decision that I am putting a lot in to and I’m just focused on getting to know the coaches, going on visits and gathering information. There’s no timetable to cut any list. (USA Today)
Draft Express Breaks Down Jalek Felton's GameJalek Felton is one of the most talented ball handlers and passers in the 2017 high school class. His creativity, change of pace and instincts stood out in a group full of highly-touted lead guards. Combine those playmaking skills with an above average physical profile and at some glimmer of hope as a shooter and Felton has all the tools to shine at the ACC level for the Tar Heels. (Draft Express)
Scout Post-July 2017 Top 100 Player RankingsWith basketball events from the summer complete, Scout’s basketball recruiting team put their heads together and compiled an updated 2017 top 100. Although there were plenty of changes in the new list, the top of the list remained pretty much intact, as DeAndre Ayton and Mohamed Bamba are still regarded as the top two prospects in the 2017 class. (Scout.com)
Elite sophomore Matthew Hurt taking offOn Monday, Sean Miller and Arizona offered a scholarship to Matthew Hurt. They join Kansas, North Carolina, UCLA, Virginia, Minnesota (where Hurt's brother Michael Hurt is a freshman on the basketball team), Louisville, Iowa State, Iowa, Marquette, Nebraska, N.C. State, Wisconsin, Xavier and Oregon as programs who have offered scholarships. (Rivals.com)
Five-star forward Mohamed Bamba on what fuels his grindThe greatest motivating factor for Mohamed Bamba: “The odds that are stacked against me to fulfill my dream; not just for the NBA but to get a basketball scholarship. There’s a slim chance for both if you look at the numbers. That’s what I think about every time that I take the court. I’ve got to make it. I’m a young, black man in Harlem and you see a lot in my environment. I want to beat the odds.” (USA Today)
Zion Williamson says UNC among four schools recruiting him the hardestRecently named the No. 1 prospect in the 2018 Top247, Zion Williamson says that four school are recruiting him the hardest. Williamson, a 6-7, 210-pound combo forward from Spartanburg (S.C.) Day School, said he is hearing the most from Clemson, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. Duke and Kentucky are also recruiting him but neither program has offered. (Carolina Blue)
UNC commit Jalek Felton shares MVP honor at Under Armor's Elite 24Jalek Felton, a top 30 recruit who has committed to UNC, was a co-MVP at Saturday’s Under Armor Elite 24. The showcase, played in the shadow of the New York City skyline on an outdoor court at Brooklyn Pier Park, is the culmination of Under Armor’s summer circuit. Felton, a 6-3 point guard from Mullins, South Carolina, was one of six players to share the MVP honor. (Fayetteville Observer)
Zion Williamson adds to amazing summer with Elite 24Fresh off his win Friday in the Elite 24 dunk contest, Zion Williamson closed out warmups before Saturday’s game by reprising his spectacular between the legs contest-winning slam. He executed flawlessly, and got the crowd at Brooklyn Bridge Park buzzing. That’s not unusual these days. Lately, Zion Williamson just seems to generate buzz wherever he goes. (USA Today)
Video: Jalek Felton discusses winning Elite 24 Co-MVPNorth Carolina commit Jalek Felton took home co-MVP at the 2016 Elite 24 after scoring 16 points on 8-for-16 shooting and tossing out four assists.
Felton wins 3-point contest, Williamson wins dunk contest at Elite 24Zion Williamson took home the slam dunk contest at the Under Armour Elite24 on Friday night. Williamson, a 6-7 small forward, put on a show before a national television audience on ESPNU. It was a South Carolina sweep as Jalek Felton from Gray Collegiate won the three-point contest. Felton is a four-star UNC commit. The Elite 24 game is Saturday (7:30 ET, ESPNU). (USA Today)
Kevin Knox to Cut List Again, Uncertain on Package With Carter and TrentHaving already cut his list to 10 schools, Kevin Knox plans to trim his list again sometime in the near future. "I'm going to narrow down to five or six probably next month," the 6-foot-8 Class of 2017 small forward from Tampa (FL) told SNY.tv Friday. Knox's current list includes Duke, North Carolina, Miami, Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Villanova, Florida State and Arizona. (Zag's Blog)
Video: Zion Williamson is unstoppable in transition2018 5-star small forward Zion Williamson highlights from 2016 Adidas Uprising and Adidas Nations. Williamson holds an offer from North Carolina and is also considering Kentucky, Duke, Clemson and Arizona.
Video: Jalek Felton Learns From Steph CurryJalek Felton is not only one of the top point guards in the nation but he also has NBA bloodlines being the nephew of LA Clippers' point guard Raymond Felton. The UNC-bound PG had a big summer and, along the way, learned from the best point guard in the world, Steph Curry.
2018 6’7 PG Rechon Black may be the best talent in high schoolUNC’s 2018 PG Commit Rechon “Leaky” Black may be the most intriguing prospect in all of high school basketball. He’s a legit 6’7? with limbs that suggest he will grow another 2-3 inches. He plays pace and uses his long arms to be disruptive on the defensive end. Black has made steady improvements and few guards make better reads off of the pick & roll. (The Hoops Column)
Class of 17: No. 8 Westtown School (N.Y.) forward Mohamed BambaTo hear Mohamed Bamba tell it, his emergence wasn’t something you could see coming from day one; hard to believe for a player being pursued by the likes of Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, UNC, Indiana, Texas, Louisville and Villanova. “I definitely wasn’t the best guy on the court from the time I started playing; I might’ve been the tallest, but I definitely wasn’t the best.” (USA Today)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting TrailMonday, October 17, 2016|
On an in home visit with 2017 5 star PF P.J. Washington in Henderson, NVWednesday, October 05, 2016
On an in-home visit with 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manley (UNC offer) in Pickerington, OHTuesday, 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, OHSaturday, September 24, 2016
Hosting P.J. Washington (official visit), Coby White, David McCormack, Wendell Moore, and Christian Brown on visits to Chapel Hill.
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