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UNC Women's Basketball Recruiting

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UNC Women's Basketball Signs Highly-Touted Recruiting Class

UNC women’s basketball signed seven high school seniors to National Letters of Intent Wednesday: Shayla Bennett of Piedmont, S.C., Jhileya Dunlap of Hopkins, S.C., Jocelyn Jones of Richmond, Va., Taylor Koenen of Savage, Minn., Alyssa Okoene of Houston, Texas, Emily Sullivan of Newburgh, Ind., and Naomi Van Nes of Hamden, Conn. The class is ranked 13th in the nation by ESPN. (GoHeels.com)

Emily Sullivan Commits to UNC Women's Basketball

Emily Sullivan will return to the Tar Heel State. The Memorial High School senior spent nearly a decade living in Cary, North Carolina, before she moved to Evansville the summer before her freshman year. On Sunday, after an official visit in Chapel Hill, Sullivan made an oral commitment to play for the UNC women's basketball team. "I was born in Texas but moved to North Carolina when I was 3," she said. "I grew up going to a lot of the (UNC) games thinking it was the greatest thing ever." (Evansville Courier & Press)

Shayla Bennett Commits to North Carolina Women's Basketball

Christ Church (Greenville, SC) junior Shayla Bennett, who led the Cavaliers to the Class A state championship in March, has committed to play college basketball at the University of North Carolina. Bennett announced her decision at the school Tuesday in front of a large gathering of family members and fellow students. Bennett chose the Tar Heels over Florida and Wake Forest. This past season, The 5-foot-11 Bennett led the Cavaliers to a 27-2 record and was chosen Class A and Greenville County Player of the Year. (Greenville News)

Paris Kea, Destinee Walker Named To USA Basketball U19 Trials

North Carolina’s Paris Kea and Destinee Walker have accepted invitations to attend the 2015 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Championship Team Trials, USA Basketball today announced. Trials to select the 12-member USA squad will be held May 14-17 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Kea recently transferred to UNC from Vanderbilt, while Walker will begin her Tar Heel career this fall as a freshman. (GoHeels.com)

Weddington’s Stephanie Watts, Kinston’s Brandon Ingram named Ms., Mr. Basketball in NC

A pair of McDonald’s All-Americans are Mr. and Ms. Basketball in North Carolina. The awards recognize the top high school senior boy and girl for stellar playing careers. Weddington’s Stephanie Watts, a 5-foot-9 guard, is the state’s Ms. Basketball . Kinston’s Brandon Ingram, a 6-9 forward, is Mr. Basketball. (Charlotte Observer)

Stephanie Watts earns Gatorade Player of the Year honors

She averaged 29.1 points, 8.8 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 4.7 steals and 2.4 blocks per game this past season, leading the Warriors (29-2) to the Class 3A regional finals. A McDonald's All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic selection, Watts shot 45.6 percent from the field, 40.9 percent from 3-point range and 75.3 percent from the free-throw line. (WCNC)

Ingram, Maye, Watts lead North Carolina AP all-state basketball teams

Kinston's Brandon Ingram, Charlotte Hough's Luke Maye and Weddington's Stephanie Watts were the leading vote-getters for the 2014-15 Associated Press all-state prep basketball teams for North Carolina. Ingram and Maye each earned 21 of a possible 22 votes to lead the men's team. Watts earned 20 votes to lead the women. Ingram, a McDonald's All-American, is still undecided on his college choice, while Maye and Watts are both committed to UNC. (High School OT)

Walker, Watts Play Wednesday In Women's McDonald's Game

A basketball rite of passage, the annual McDonald’s All American game will take place on Wednesday at the United Center. ESPNU has the broadcast at 6:30 p.m. and will feature North Carolina signees Destinee Walker and Stephanie Watts. Walker and Watts will play together on the west team. Both players were named Naismith All-America’s this season, and are scheduled to play in the 2015 Jordan Brand Classic from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Friday, April 17 at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN3. (GoHeels.com)

Stephanie Watts Named N.C. Gatorade Player Of The Year

UNC incoming freshman Stephanie Watts has been named the 2015 North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year. Watts, from Wesley Chapel, North Carolina, led Weddington (Matthews) HS to the Class 3A regional finals and a 29-2 record this past season. She averaged 29.1 points, 8.8 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 4.7 steals and 2.4 blocks per game. The 5-10 guard has been selected for the McDonald’s All-American Game and Jordan Brand Classic. (GoHeels.com)

Destinee Walker, Stephanie Watts Named Naismith All-Americans

UNC women's basketball signees Destinee Walker and Stephanie Watts earned a place on the Naismith Girl’s High School All-America Team, released on Tuesday. Walker is a third team selection, while Watts is an honorable mention honoree. From Orlando, Florida, Walker was among 10 finalists for the Naismith Player of the Year. She led Lake Highland Prep to the Florida Class 4A state championship and was named Player of the Year. (GoHeels.com)

UNC women's hoops commitment Destinee Walker named Florida 4A Player of Year

Lake Highland's Destinee Walker can add another accolade to her name: Florida Association of Basketball Coaches Class 4A player of the year. Walker, a North Carolina signee who also was named a McDonald's All-American, among other honors, averaged 25 points per game as she led the Highlanders (29-2) to a state title. (Orlando Sentinel)

UNC commitment Stephanie Watts sets N.C. high school record in playoff win

On a day when most of the state’s prep basketball teams postponed playoff games due to a monster snowstorm coming in, Weddington’s Stephanie Watts made some history. In a 68-42 win over North Iredell in the first round of the N.C. 3A girls playoffs, Watts had 28 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and five steals. She also made her 127th 3-point shot, which set a new N.C. High School Athletic Association single-season record. (Charlotte Observer)

Destinee Walker, Stephanie Watts Selected To McDonald's Game

North Carolina signees Destinee Walker and Stephanie Watts have been named to the 14th annual McDonald’s All-American girls’ game. Averaging 30.0 points per game this season, Watts became Union County’s all-time leading scorer as a senior, and recorded a third career quadruple-double when she posted 36 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 11 steals on Jan. 9. (GoHeels.com)

UNC commitment Stephanie Watts breaks records (video)

Weddington high school senior Stephanie Watts has been bringing a lot of attention to girl's basketball in the Carolinas. Watts set the school record in rebounds, assists, steals, and she is the all-time leading scorer in Warriors history. (WBTV)

UNC women's hoops commitment Stephanie Watts posts third quadruple double of her career

A Weddington High School women’s basketball standout has achieved one of the rarest of hoop feats—again—for entry in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Record book. Stephanie Watts had a quadruple double last week in a big win over Marvin Ridge. She poured in 35 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, handed out 10 assists and had 11 steals to lead her team to a 72-23 victory. (North Carolina High School Athletic Association)

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