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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)

Kevin Knox Named Florida Mr. Basketball

Tampa Catholic forward Kevin Knox, one of the premier high school players in the nation, was named the Florida Dairy Farmers' Mr. Basketball on Saturday, an award given to the state’s top player regardless of classification. Knox, a 6-foot-8 forward, has narrowed his list of schools to Duke, Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina and will announce his college decision in mid-April. (Tampa Bay Times)

Coby White Stands Out at the NC Top 80

Coby White, the 6'4" North Carolina commit, was exceptional at the NC Top 80, opening with a 39-point performance in which he repeatedly drained deep threes. Known for his relentless penetration, if White can sustain the three-point consistency, he becomes all the more dangerous off of the dribble. The Greenfield junior was named MVP of the NC Top 80. (247 Sports)

Zion Williamson's stepfather encouraging him to stay in-state

In the 2018 class, South Carolina is home to two of the nation’s top recruits in their respective sports. Defensive end Xavier Thomas of Florence already has declared that he will sign with either South Carolina or Clemson. And 6-foot-7 forward Zion Williamson of Spartanburg Day School is thinking more along those same lines now, according to his stepdad. (The State)

Jairus Hamilton is Charlotte Observer All-Region boys’ player of the year

Cannon School’s Jairus Hamilton is the 2016-17 Charlotte Observer All-Region boys’ basketball player of the year. Hamilton, a 6-foot-8 junior forward, was named N.C. Independent Schools’ all-state after leading Cannon to the NCISAA 3A semifinals. A top 40 national recruit, he has college scholarship offers from Arizona, California, Kansas and North Carolina. (Charlotte Observer)

Jalek Felton picked for Iverson Roundball Classic

Jalek Felton has been selected for his second national all-star game. The Gray Collegiate senior will be part of the inaugural Allen Iverson Roundball Classic in Hampton Roads, Virginia, on April 19-21. Felton also will play in the Jordan Brand Classic in New Jersey on April 14. Felton, a UNC signee, averaged 23 points, 6 assists and was named the S.C. 2A Player of the Year. (The State)

Kevin Knox Named Florida 5A Player of the Year

Tampa Catholic’s Kevin Knox (5A) and Anclote’s Marquez Cooper (6A) were each named Florida players of the year in their respective classifications. Knox, the lone player from the area selected for the McDonald’s All-America Game, averaged 28.9 points and 11.3 rebounds per game this season while leading the Crusaders to the state championship game. (Tampa Bay Times)

Video: Sterling Manley, Jeremiah Francis combine for 48 in regional semifinal win

With the bright lights shining on Ohio Dominican on Wednesday, Pickerington Central's Jeremiah Francis and Sterling Manley showed out, combining for 48 points in an easy win over St. Charles. Manley, the future Tar Heel, played in front of UNC coach Roy Williams, scoring 23 points and pulling down five rebounds. View Video...

Zion Williamson ranks the top five dunks from his junior season

Good luck finding a player on any level who’s garnered more rim-rocking highlight dunks, Sportscenter Top 10 appearances, and social media attention than Spartanburg Day School forward Zion Williamson this season. Now that he’s completed another state title run we caught up with Williamson to have him rank the top five dunks he pulled off this season. (USA Today)

N.C.’s top high school basketball recruits share their NCAA Final Four predictions

Wendell Moore, Cox Mill, class of 2019: Moore, a 6-6 sophomore wing, scored 29 points to lead his team to the N.C. 3A state title Saturday. He has nine offers, including from ACC regular-season champion North Carolina. My Final Four: Kansas, Duke, Kentucky, Florida State. My champion: Kansas. Because of their guard play and ability of coach (Bill) Self. (Charlotte Observer)

Elite basketball recruits reveal their Final 4 picks and national champion

Coby White, 2018 UNC point guard commit: Final 4: “Duke, West Virginia, UNC and Kansas.” And the 2017 national champion is: “North Carolina! They’re the best team and they have the experience after losing in the title game last year. They have a good point guard, bigs and a really good wing in Justin Jackson. Just the overall leadership of the team will be the difference.” (USA Today)

UNC signee Brandon Huffman on what fuels his fire

Monday we caught up with Word of God Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) forward Brandon Huffman, a UNC signee. "I’m from a small town in North Carolina and spent most of my life in Alaska; moving around because I’m a military kid. Now I’m back here in North Carolina living out my dream going to North Carolina next season. I know that God blessed me with this ability so that’s the ultimate motivator for me." (USA Today)

UNC commit Coby White shines at NC Top 80 camp Sunday

UNC commit Coby White is without question the best scorer in North Carolina. high school basketball. What separated Coby from his peers was the amount of energy and effort he displayed in all the station work and it carried over to the games. He averaged over 35 points per game and there may not be a better guard in the country at attacking and finishing at the rim. (Charlotte Observer)

ICTV: Wendell Moore State Title Game Highlights

Wendell Moore looked right at home at the Smith Center on Saturday. He earned game MVP honors leading Cox Mill to a 70-66 win over Eastern Guilford for the school's first state championship. The sophomore, who is a major UNC basketball recruiting target, posted 29 points and 12 rebounds. UNC coach Roy Williams was courtside watching the game. (Inside Carolina)

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

Sunday, April 30, 2017
Watching 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 PF Armando Bacot, 2018 SF Nassir Little, 2019 PG Ashton Hagans, and 2019 SF Christian Brown at the Adidas Uprising in Atlanta, GA

4/28/2017 - 4/29/2017
Watching 2019 SF Joey Baker, 2018 PF Miles Norris, 2018 PF Nazreon Reid, 2018 C Moses Brown, 2018 PF Ian Steere, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 UNC CG commit Coby White, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard, and 2020 SG Jonathan Jackson (Justin's brother) in Fishers, IN

4/22/2017 - 4/23/2017
Watching 2018 SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer), 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), 2020 PF Isaiah Todd, 2019 SF Christian Brown, 2018 SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer), and Armando Bacot in Dallas, TX

Friday, April 21, 2017
Watching 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), 2019 C D.J. Burns, 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, and 2018 SF Jaylen Hoard in Hampton, VA

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
On an in home visit with 2017 five star SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

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Top Basketball Recruits
RecruitClass
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Garrison Brooks2017 PF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF

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