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Video: Highlights of 2017 SF Kevin Knox from Nike EYBL
Kevin Knox is Scout's 6th ranked 2017 prospect. Here are highlights of Knox at the Nike EYBL, courtesy of Scout.com
. Duke, Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina are among the schools heavily involved with his recruitment.
Indy-area is recruiting central for college basketball this week
Oh, the teams you could put together with the high school basketball talent coming to the Indianapolis area this weekend. Nike and Under Armour – two of the major players on the grassroots basketball scene – are bringing events to the metro area. The tournaments fall during the second and final NCAA evaluation period of the spring, meaning college coaches will be front and center for the action.
Mohamed Bamba aims to narrow list by August
On the recruiting front, UNC, Wake Forest, Duke, UConn and Indiana saw 2017 center Mohamed Bamba recently at the Westtown (Pa.) School. His last visit was to Villanova. Bamba continues to talk to his close friend Wendell Carter Jr., about possibly teaming up -- with Duke a serious contender for both. Bamba said he hopes to cut his list by end of summer.
UNC commit Leaky Black named MaxPreps All-American
Rechon “Leaky” Black of the Concord High basketball team is the only North Carolina player to make the MaxPreps sophomore All-American team. Black, a 6-7 point guard, has committed to North Carolina. He was also named to the N.C. Associated Press all-state team. Black is only the third sophomore in UNC coach Roy Williams' coaching career to earn a scholarship offer.
Video: Mohamed Bamba Highlights from EYBL Brooklyn
Highlights of 6'11" 2017 5-star center Mohamad Bamba from last weekend's EYBL event in Brooklyn, NY. Bamba holds a scholarship offer from UNC as well as Duke, Villanova, Kentucky, Arizona, and Indiana, among others.
Roy Williams visits five-star power forward Jeremiah Tilmon
Roy Williams visited power forward P.J. Washington (Dallas, TX/Findlay Prep) on Monday, Kevin Knox (Tampa, FL/Tampa Catholic) on Tuesday, and based on a report by Scout.com's Evan Daniels, Roy spent time with Jeremiah Tilmon (East Saint Louis, IL/La Lumiere School) on Wednesday. Tilmon is a 6-10 power forward who goes to school in Indiana but is from East Saint Louis.
Tar Heels check in on Devon Dotson
North Carolina coach Roy Williams and his staff were at all four of 2018 point guard Devon Dotson's AAU games over the weekend. The Charlotte native is one of the best point guards in the 2018 class. Dotson already has 12 offers, including UNC, Tennessee, Wake Forest, NC State, Florida, Clemson and Georgia. The Tar Heels offered Dotson in January after he visited for a game.
Brandon Robinson named all-state by USA Today
Douglas County guard Brandon Robinson continues to be among the elite in the Georgia when it comes to postseason accolades. The 6-foot-5 guard was named to the USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Georgia Boys Basketball Team. He was one of five to make the second team on the national publication’s all-state squad. It was the latest in postseason accolades that the UNC signee has received.
Evaluation Period: UNC's 2018 basketball recruiting targets
After the first evaluation weekend, North Carolina's 2018 basketball recruiting targets are becoming more clear. With little time to see prospects, the UNC staff prioritizes which players they watch and which players deserve attention or further evaluation. Here is a list of UNC's 2018 basketball recruiting targets based on who the Tar Heel staff observed last weekend.
Video: Kevin Knox Brooklyn EYBL Highlights
Kevin Knox had an extremely productive weekend in Brooklyn for the first session of the NIKE EYBL. Knox's E1T1 team is off to a 2-1 start, and the class of 2017 small forward has received offers from UNC, Kentucky and Villanova, among others.
Seventh Woods Named To ALL-USA South Carolina Boys Basketball Team
USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA South Carolina Boys Basketball Team. A top national recruit and a North Carolina signee, point guard Seventh Woods persevered through an injury-riddled senior campaign to lead Hammond to the South Carolina Independent School Association Class 3A semifinals with averages of 18 points and 5 assists per game.
Who stood out during the first April Evaluation period?
Mohamed Bamba firmly planted himself in the conversations as the best overall prospects in the 2017 class. Standing 7-feet tall and boasting a 7-8 wingspan and a 9-6 standing reach, it’s clear that Bamba has extreme length. But now he’s starting to add weight to his lean frame. North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest, Harvard, Kentucky, Villanova and Indiana are among the schools involved.
Roy Williams to make in-home visit with P.J. Washington
Roy Williams was in Dallas on Sunday doing evaluation for the 2017 and 2018 classes at an Adidas event in the area. He will stay in Dallas through Monday and do a big in-home visit with one of the Tar Heels' top targets in the 2017 class. P.J. Washington, a 6-7, 225-pound power forward, holds offers from UNC, UCLA, Baylor, Texas, Michigan State, and Kentucky, among others.
Five-star center Mohamed Bamba discusses recruiting and UNC
7-foot post player Mohamed Bamba, of Westtown (Pa.) School, was nothing short of dominant through the first three games of the Nike EYBL session, which was held in Brooklyn on Saturday and Sunday. On the recruiting front, Bamba told Scout that he met with UNC's Roy Williams last week. Duke, Wake Forest, Harvard, Kentucky, Villanova and Indiana are among the other schools involved.
Kevin Knox showing basketball over football was right choice
Kevin Knox was Tampa Catholic’s starting quarterback as a sophomore and was in line to start again for the Crusaders as a junior this past season when he gave up the sport to concentrate on basketball. Big-name programs are visiting the junior. Kentucky has an in-home visit set for Monday. North Carolina is coming in on Tuesday. Duke, which visited last week, and Florida State are also contenders.