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Kevin Knox's long-range prowess impresses in Chicago

Kevin Knox has filled highlight videos with all sorts of dunks, from one-handed jams to two-handed alley oops. But the Tampa Catholic forward had the spotlight Monday for his ability to shoot a basketball from long range. Knox, a five-star recruit, participated in the 3-point contest at the Powerade Jam Fest, part of the festivities leading up to the McDonald’s All-American game. (Tampa Bay Times)

Video: Kevin Knox discusses top schools at McDonald's All-American Game

Rivals' Eric Bossi sits down with five-star small forward Kevin Knox at the McDonald's All-American Game practices to get the latest on his recruitment. Knox has a final list of Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Florida State. View Video...

Kevin Knox knows it's time to decide, he just doesn't know who to pick

Kevin Knox knows when, he just doesn’t know where. “And that’s the problem,” Knox said with a laugh. “I have to figure that out. I just need time to do that.” Knox pegged the week of April 17, following the Jordan Brand Classic, as the time he’ll decide between North Carolina, Duke, Florida State and Kentucky because that’s Tampa Catholic’s (Tampa, Fla.) spring break. (USA Today)

Zion Williamson named All-USA first team

Spartanburg Day junior Zion Williamson was named a USA Today first-team “All-USA” player Tuesday. Williamson averaged 37 points and 13 rebounds last season to lead his team to a second straight N.C. Independent Schools 2A state championship. He’s being recruited by Duke, North Carolina, Clemson, Kentucky, Louisville, N.C. State and South Carolina, among others. (Charlotte Observer)

McDonald's All-American Game: Putting Kevin Knox's selection into a Tampa perspective

Tampa Catholic's Kevin Knox is the latest. The 6-foot-9 forward, a consensus five-star recruit, will play in the McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday at Chicago's United Center. Knox realizes the magnitude of the moment. Michael Jordan played in this game. So did Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal. (Tampa Bay Times)

McDonald’s Game Practice Notes: Kevin Knox Hearing Kentucky Pitch

Kevin Knox said Monday at McDonanl's All-American Game practice that the Kentucky commits on his team — Quade Green, P.J. Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt and Nick Richards — are making a “24/7” pitch for him to join them in Lexington. Knox plans for a mid-April decision, and players declaring for the NBA Draft will factor into this decision. Duke, Kentucky, UNC, and Florida State are in the mix. (Zag's Blog)

Video: Kevin Knox Senior Season Mix Tape

6'9 Kevin Knox's (Tampa Catholic High School) official senior season Mixtape. Knox was named Florida Mr. Basketball, McDonald's All American, Nike Hoop Summit and more. He will chose between UNC, Kentucky, Duke and Florida State. View Video...

Move to Gray Collegiate worked for Jalek Felton

Jalek Felton didn’t get the state championship he wanted, but his senior season hardly was a failure. The Gray Collegiate standout won several awards, including the South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year, and was invited to play in a pair of national all-star games. Felton also is The State’s Midlands Boys Basketball Player of the Year. (The State)

Andrew Platek Named To 2017 Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game Roster

Rosters for the regional game of the 2017 Jordan Brand Classic were revealed on Friday, and North Carolina shooting guard signee Andrew Platek was among those named. The prestigious game will be returning to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Friday, April 12. The national game players were announced in January. Here are the complete regional game rosters. (SLAM Online)

Zion Williamson Keeps Future Wide Open

Spartanburg Day School star Zion Williamson, among the nation’s top juniors this past season, says contrary to various chatter on social media, he’s not made any “final five” list for his college choices. The only school he’s committed to at this point is Spartanburg Day for his senior season. He also notes that he doesn’t plan to reveal his college choice until the after his senior season. (WSPA.com)

Kevin Knox Awaits Nike Hoop Summit, Commitment Decision

Only four major fan bases are really paying attention to Kevin Knox now, as the 6-foot-9, 205-pound scoring phenom has his list narrowed down to four schools – Duke, Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina. “It’s been a rocky road at times in this process, but I’m glad I’m down to four schools I really like,” he explained, and he is expected to make his decision between April 10-16. (USA Basketball)

Wendell Moore named NCBCA N.C. high school basketball player of the year

Cox Mill sophomore Wendell Moore has been voted the N.C. state player of the year by the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association. Last year, Moore became one of the few freshmen that North Carolina coach Roy Williams has ever offered a scholarship. He also has offers from Charlotte, Florida, Georgia, N.C. State, Syracuse, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC signees Jalek Felton, Jaelynn Murray named SC Gatorade Players of Year

Jalek Felton was named South Carolina Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year on Monday. Felton is the 11th Midlands player to win the award, which began in 1986. His selection gives the Midlands a sweep in the state’s top two awards with Dreher’s Jaelynn Murray winning the girls player of the year last week. Felton and Murray are signed to play with North Carolina. (The State)

UNC basketball commit Coby White named NC Gatorade player of the year

Greenfield School’s Coby White is the 2016-17 N.C. Gatorade boys basketball player of the year. White, a 6-foot-5 junior point guard, committed to UNC. Last season, he led Greenfield School to an N.C. Independent Schools’ 1A semifinal appearance and averaged 31 points per game. He was a 1A all-state pick and is ranked No. 33 in the recruiting class of 2018 by ESPN. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC signee Sterling Manley leads team to Ohio final four

UNC basketball signee Sterling Manley helped lead his Pickerington (Ohio) Central squad to the state final four Saturday. The 6-10, 230-pound Manley had 21 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots as Central defeated rival Pickerington North. The Tigers improved to 26-2 and will meet the state’s top-ranked team Cincinnati Moeller (27-0) in a state semifinal on Friday. (247 Sports)

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

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Watching 2019 small foward Wendell Moore win the NC 3A state title and MVP honors at the Dean Dome in Chapel Hill, NC

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Watching 2017 5 star small forward Kevin Knox (40 pts, 20 rebs, 7-7 3-pointers) in his 5A state semifinal win in Lakeland, FL

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic Center

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic Center

Friday, February 10, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in his game at New Albany High School in New Albany, IN

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Top UNC Basketball Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF

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