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Rechon "Leaky" Black to Announce Decision on Friday

2018 top 50 prospect Rechon Black tweeted that he will announce his college decision Friday night, and the Crystal Ball fully expects the pick to be North Carolina. A 6-5 combo guard from Concord (N.C.) High School, Black is working on developing into a full-time point guard. He is ranked No. 43 in the 247Sports Composite. (247 Sports)

Roy Williams watches 2018 forward Jarius Hamilton

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams watched 2018 combo forward Jairus Hamilton (6'8", 209 lbs) on Tuesday, according to recruiting analyst Rick Lewis. Hamilton scored 26 points for the Concord (N.C.) Cannon School in an impressive showing, according to Lewis. Hamilton is ranked No. 73 in the Top247. He holds offers from Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. (247 Sports)

Scouting Brandon Robinson

ESPN's National Director of Recruiting Paul Biancardi had some interesting things to say on 2016 shooting guard Brandon Robinson. The 6-5, 170-pound prospect out of Georgia committed to North Carolina on Sept. 28th, picking the Heels over Maryland, Louisville, and Florida State. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Working Hard For 5-Star PF Jarrett Allen

Jarrett Allen, one of the top uncommitted big men in the Class of 2016, says five schools are working the hardest to land him. In a phone interview on Saturday, the 6-foot-10, 225-pound Allen out of Austin (TX) St. Stephen's Episcopal listed Kansas, Houston, North Carolina, Texas and Kentucky as the schools he's hearing the most from. "That's the five schools that's been calling me recently." (Zag's Blog)

Douglas County star Brandon Robinson takes game to next level

Brandon Robinson was an ESPN100 national recruit as a junior, but the Douglas County guard has taken his game to a new level for his final high school season. Robinson is averaging 26.2 points – up from 9.4 last season – in leading the ninth-ranked Tigers to a 9-4 start. Robinson, a 6-foot-5, 170-pound combo guard, is the consensus No. 3 senior recruit in Georgia. He has signed with North Carolina. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Five-star Kevin Knox sets UNC, Duke visits

Five-star forward Kevin Knox set unofficial visits to Duke and North Carolina, he told Scout. "So February 12th I'm visiting Duke from 9-1 and UNC from 3-8," Knox said. "Then February 13th Duke plays Virginia. I'll be at that game. Then February 14th UNC plays (Pitt). I'll be at that game." Both Duke and North Carolina offered Knox a scholarship in December shortly after their head coaches evaluated him. (Scout.com)

Video: Jalek Felton Scores 55 Points At Beach Ball Classic

2017 UNC commit Jalek Felton put on a show Wednesday at the Beach Ball Classic. The combo guard from South Carolina scored 55 points, breaking the tournament record formerly held by current Duke guard Luke Kennard. (View Video...)

Jalek Felton breaks tournament record with 55 points

After putting up 37 points earlier in the week, UNC commit Jalek Felton scored 55 on Wednesday in the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach. The point total sets a tournament record. Felton, a 6-2, 175-pound combo guard, was 20-for-35 from the field, 9-for-15 from three and 6-for-7 from the free throw line. He added eight assist, three rebounds, two steals, and one block. (Carolina Blue)

After commitment to play for UNC, life has changed for shooting guard Brandon Robinson

Douglas County (Ga.) High shooting guard Brandon Robinson committed in September to play basketball at North Carolina for coach Roy Williams. His life hasn’t been the same since. “I feel like everywhere I went that people knew I was going to North Carolina,” Robinson, a 6-foot-5 senior, said Monday night. “Even in Georgia, people know me as ‘Brandon Robinson, North Carolina.’ ” (Charlotte Observer)

Rawle Alkins Adds Arizona to List

Rawle Alkins has added Arizona to his list of schools, giving him nine for the moment. The 6-foot-5 Alkins out of Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God Academy recently cut his list to eight schools: Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Indiana, North Carolina, N.C. State, St. John's and UNLV. He has taken unofficials to the two North Carolina schools, St. John's and Indiana, but hasn't taken any official visits. (Zag's Blog)

Jalek Felton Scores 37 At Beach Ball Classic

Class of 2017 UNC commit Jalek Felton (Mullins, SC) isn't your normal high school player. The 6-2, 175-pound combo guard dropped 37 points in a win on Sunday in the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach. Felton, who committed to the Tar Heels nearly a year ago as a sophomore, went 12-for-23 from the field, 1-for-3 from three, and 12-for-14 from the free throw line. (Carolina Blue)

Jalek Felton says he’ll leave Mullins for a prep school next year

Jalek Felton said he wants to play at the Beach Ball Classic in 2016. However, the dynamic Mullins guard and five-star Class of 2017 player said it will be at a different school. “I won’t be at Mullins next year. I’m going to a prep school,” Felton said. Felton said he may announce which school he will transfer to late Sunday or Monday, although he wasn’t yet prepared to do so. (Myrtle Beach Sun News)

2019 SF Wendell Moore already drawing major attention

Heading into this week’s Service Plumbing Holiday Classic at Cox Mill, Moore leads the Cream of Cabarrus No. 3-ranked Chargers in every significant category: scoring (17.8 points per game), rebounding (9.4), assists (3.2) steals (2.4) and blocked shots (1.0). “He can do what he wants with the basketball,” Cox Mill coach Jody Barbee said. “I’ve never seen a kid as talented as he is as young as he is.” (Independent Tribune)

UNC Signee Seventh Woods Focused and Thriving

Gone are nagging ankle and wrist injuries that hindered his 2014-15 season. No longer is he asked, daily, what college he's going to choose. Despite tens of millions of hits on YouTube, his ninth grade mixtape is now more legend than expectation engine. For the first time in his young basketball career, UNC signee Seventh Woods is free. And it's showing. (Inside Carolina)

Udoka Azubuike nearing a decision

Top 30 ranked big man Udoka Azubuike told 247Sports that he plans to announce a college decision by at least the end of January. The decision could come sooner, however, from Azubuike, 6-11, 265-pounds and from Jacksonville (Fla.) The Potter's House Christian Academy. (247 Sports)

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

Tuesday, February 02, 2016
At Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada watching 2017 4-star power forward P.J. Washington

Friday, January 29, 2016
Watching 2018 3-star small forward Jairus Hamilton play against 2018 PG Devon Dotson at Cannon School in Concord, NC.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Watching 2017 PF Wendell Carter play against Pace Academy in Atlanta, GA

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Visiting 2017 5-star small forward Kevin Knox at Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa, FL

Sunday, January 17, 2016
Watching 2016 4-star center Udoka Azubuike at the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, MA

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Rawle Alkins2016 SG
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Jalek Felton2017 SG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jeremiah Tilmon2017 C
Tony Bradley2016 C
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 PG

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