Peach Jam Friday morning recap for Andrew Platek, Kevin Knox, Mohamed Bamba and othersClass of 2017 recruit Andrew Platek, a 6-4 shooting guard being recruited by UNC, had 16 points and six rebounds for the Albany City Rocks as they beat Pro Skills 85-80 in three overtimes. Class of 2017 recruit Kevin Knox, a 6-8 forward being recruited by Duke and UNC, had 11 points and seven rebounds in an 83-70 loss to Houston Hoops. (Fayetteville Observer)
Kevin Knox discusses recruitment timetable, UNC and DukeFive-star small forward Kevin Knox, from Tampa, holds offers from UNC, Duke, Kentucky, Florida State, Arizona, Kansas, Maryland, and Villanova, among others. Right now it's shaping up as a Tobacco Road battle. Knox has visited both UNC and Duke, and he intends to cut his list to 10 teams after the Peach Jam and make a decision after his high school season. (Carolina Blue)
Mohamed Bamba enjoys role as one of Peach Jam's top prizesFor a player like Mohamed Bamba, a 6-foot-11 rising senior from Harlem ranked near the top of his class and pursued by, among others, heavyweights North Carolina, Kentucky, and Duke, a trip into the area cordoned off for reporters immediately brings a cluster of microphones and cameras to his face. But a few questions in, it’s clear that Bamba is having fun with this. (Fayetteville Observer)
Video: UNC Commit Jalek Felton UA Camp InterviewFive-star point guard Jalek Felton has been among the top standouts at the Under Armour All-American camp. Scout caught up with Felton, where he discussed his strengths, what position he considered himself and his relationship with the UNC staff.
UNC PG Target Devon Dotson Aiming to Make StatementIt was hard to miss Devon Dotson at Under Armour All-America camp this week. Sure, his on-the-court ability, speed and quickness made him a standout in games filled with Division I prospects. It was, however, a larger-than-life banner – stretching from the top to the bottom of the Levine Center at Queens University – that made the 6-1 point guard visible to every college coach in attendance. (Inside Carolina)
Peach Jam: Four-star wing Brandon Randolph gets looseThe second day of the Nike Peach Jam had a host of top performers, but Brandon Randolph was certainly among them after a strong showing during the night session on Thursday. Randolph showed off a versatile scoring attack with coaches like Rick Pitino, John Calipari, Bill Self, John Thompson, Roy Williams, Kevin Ollie and a host of others looking on. (Scout.com)
Four Schools Prioritizing P.J. WashingtonUNC coach Roy Williams has intentionally made P.J. Washington one of, if not his, top target. "I'm really cool with Roy," Washington emphasized. "He told me he was going to be at all of my games. He (Roy) said, 'You won't see a coach more than you will see him.'" So far, Williams has been true to his word, attending every Team Penny game played at Peach Jam. (Zag's Blog)
Nick Weatherspoon, top 2017 PG in Miss., motivated by lack of national respectNick Weatherspoon’s consistent dominance hasn’t translated into national respect as of yet. The 6-foot-2 point guard currently checks in at No. 75 overall in the ESPN 100 and No. 14 among point guards, but that hasn’t stopped UNC, Louisville, Ohio State, Indiana, Mississippi State, Georgetown, Memphis, Iowa State, LSU and N.C. State from applying the full-court recruiting press. (USA Today)
Uncle Raymond helps nephew Jalek Felton get a taste of life at UNCNorth Carolina basketball commit Jalek Felton is still a year away from arriving on campus. But when it comes to getting a feel for life in the Tar Heels’ program, the 6-foot-3 guard is already well ahead of schedule. Felton is the nephew of Raymond Felton, who won an NCAA title at North Carolina in 2005 and has gone on to play more than a decade in the NBA. (Fayetteville Observer)
UNC basketball recruiting: Best, Realistic 2017 ClassNorth Carolina's 2017 basketball recruiting class is the most important class in Roy Williams tenure at UNC. After the 2016-2017 season, the Tar Heels will need to reload. Not only will UNC lose three seniors, but two more could leave early. Considering needs, numbers, and traction UNC has gained with recruits, here is CarolinaBlue's best and most realistic 2017 class. (Carolina Blue)
Video: 2019 Intro Joey Baker - UA CampNorth Carolina native Joey Baker recently made Scout's initial 2019 top 25 list. On Wednesday, the 6-foot-7 wing discussed his game and recruitment. Early schools showing interest are UNC, Kentucky, NC State, Tennessee, and Texas.
Video: In-State schools prioritizing 2018 PG Devon Dotson2018 point Devon Dotson told Scout at the Under Armour All-American camp that local schools North Carolina, Wake Forest and NC State, as well as Florida have prioritized him.
UNC basketball recruiting: Looking ahead/Scholarship numbersThe July evaluation period beings Wednesday night. This means that the UNC staff will have their eyes on a number of 2017, 2018, and 2019 targets over the next few days. With this comes a slightly clearer picture of what the 2017 signing class could look like for UNC and provides a better glimpse into the landscape of recruiting for this cycle as we move into the fall. (Carolina Blue)
2016 July Live Period: 25 names to know this monthKevin Knox is being targeted by every program in the country that builds around one-and-done players. A 6-foot-8 small forward, he’s the kind of smooth athlete with a developed offensive game that will have a major impact. P.J. Washington is an undersized four with the standard game of an undersized four: long arms, soft touch and a developed face-up game. (NBC Sports)
What is the July Live Period and why is it so important?For three consecutive weekends during July, coaches are allowed to evaluate prospects from 5:00 p.m. on a Wednesday until 5:00 p.m. on a Sunday. What that means is that during a 19-day stretch in the middle of the summer, these high school players will be in gyms across the country, essentially auditioning for the coaches that they hope to one day play for. (NBC Sports)
|Tracking Roy Williams on the Recruiting Trail7/20/2016 - 7/22/2016|
Watching 2017 PG Collin Sexton, 2017 C Nate Watson, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 PF Brandon Huffman, 2017 PG Tremont Waters, 2017 SF Jermaine Samuels, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SG Romeo Langford, 2018 SG Zion Williamson, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 CG Coby White, 2019 SF Wendell Moore, 2019 PF Matthew Hurt in Las Vegas, NVThursday, July 14, 2016
Watching 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2019 PF Christian Brown, and 2019 PG Ashton Hagans at the Champions Classic in Marietta, GA7/14/2016 - 7/15/2016
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2017 C Nate Watson, and 2017 PG Trevon Duval at the Under Armour Association Finals in Cartersville, GATuesday, July 12, 2016
Watching 2017 center Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, and 2017 PG Matt Coleman at Team USA U18 practice in Houston, TXSaturday, July 09, 2016
Watching 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 PF Zion Williamson, 2018 SG Romeo Langford at the adidas Gauntlet Series in Spartanburg, SC
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