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In home visits will be key for five-star Kevin Knox

Five-star forward Kevin Knox is a busy man. He is playing in the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago this week. Then he's headed to Portland to play in the Nike Hoop Summit the following week. After that, he's off to New York for the Jordan Brand Classic. Three weeks, three all-star games, three cities, and very little time to make the biggest decision of his young life. (Rivals.com)

Roy Williams' recruiting blueprint works wonders

Despite missing out on a number of recent recruits to Duke, Kansas and Kentucky, the Tar Heels have made more trips to the Final Four than any of those programs since Williams arrived in Chapel Hill. It is due to Williams’ ability to connect with high school recruits that translates later on to wins. “How genuine (Williams) is, in a face-to-face situation, it is almost overwhelming,” Wes Miller said. (Rivals.com)

Video: Kevin Knox McDonald's All-American Highlights

Tampa Catholic's Kevin Knox, one of the best recruits in the country who's still undecided on where he'll play college basketball next season, was firing on all cylinders this week in Chicago. The 6'8 wing showed a mixture of driving to the basket, creating for others, and a deadly catch-and-shoot jumper. View Video...

Kevin Knox soars at McDonald's All-American Game

Kevin Knox lingered on the sideline for a while as the rest of his teammates took turns scoring in the McDonald's All-American Game on Wednesday night. Despite limited playing time, the Tampa Catholic forward made his presence known. In the waning seconds of the first half, Knox raced down the United Center court. (Tampa Bay Times)

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)

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

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star shooting guard Romeo Langford (UNC offer) at the FIBA World Cup U-19 practices in Colorado Springs, CO

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

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Jalek Felton2017 PG
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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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