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UNC's 2017 Big men targets

North Carolina has to sign a big class in 2017. Specifically, the Heels need to sign at least three big men. So, who is UNC targeting? The Tar Heels have offered P.J. Washington, Mohamed Bamba, Wendell Carter, and Jeremiah Tilmon so far. Tilmon committed to Illinois earlier this week. This leaves a few know names with Tar Heel offers and a few more options that UNC is showing definite interest in: (Carolina Blue)

Mohamed Bamba Motivated for Gold Medal with USA Basketball

On the recruiting front, Mohamed Bamba still plans to cut his list to 10 in August. "At some point in August, I'm not sure when," he said. Among the coaches on hand for him (and/or Quade Green) at Peach Jam were UNC's Roy Williams, Kentucky's John Calipari, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, Syracuse's Jim Boeheim, and UConn's Kevin Ollie. (Zag's Blog)

Bamba, Washington, Coleman Named to USA Basketball U18 Roster

USA Basketball on Tuesday announced the 12-man roster for the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Valdivia, Chile July 13-17. The cuts included Miles Bridges, Brandon McCoy, John Petty, Lonnie Walker, Kris Wilkes and Cassius Winston. UNC recruits making the team included center Mohamed Bamba, power forward P.J. Washington, and point guard Matt Coleman. (Zag's Blog)

5 things to watch in Under Armour Association finals

Defending champion Team Charlotte comes in with the best record in the regular season at 11-1 and is led by guards Ty-Shon Alexander and Devon Dotson (UNC offer). North Carolina commit Jalek Felton is ranked No. 24 in the ESPN 100 for the Class of 2017. Team Felton was 7-5 in the regular season, but with one of the best players on its side, there's always a chance. (USA Today)

P.J. Washington on UNC: "I can see myself going there"

In an interview at this past weekend's Peach Jam, 2017 five-star power forward P.J. Washington discussed a few of the schools in his top group. North Carolina, Kentucky, Arizona, and Texas remain the programs most likely to land official visit from the 6-7 recruit. Washington says he wants to take his official visits and then make a decision in December or January. (Carolina Blue)

Five Observations from the Peach Jam

Entering July, many believed that Mohamed Bamba could push for the No. 1 spot in the Class of 2017 because of his insane measurables and increasing skill level. Let’s face it: there just aren’t many dudes playing basketball that are pushing 7-feet tall with a 7’9? wingspan that move so well. He’s a freak. But for as much upside as Bamba has, he’s still way more raw than anticipated. (NBC Sports)

Who stood out during the first evaluation period?

Playing in his hometown at the adidas Gauntlet Finale, Zion Williamson didn’t disappoint. A newly minted top five player in the class of 2018, Williamson put his complete game on display for everybody to see. Williamson has offers from NC State, Clemson, South Carolina, Maryland, Miami, Georgia, and Georgia Tech. He was also tracked by Kentucky, Duke, and North Carolina at the event. (Scout.com)

Five star center Jeremiah Tilmon commits to Illinois

Jeremiah Tilmon, Scout’s No. 19 overall prospect, verbally committed to John Groce, Illinois on Monday, he informed Scout. “I’m going to Illinois because they’ve been recruiting me since 8th grade, and I take pride in loyalty,” Tilmon said. Tilmon, a 6-foot-10, 235-pound standout at La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere, selected Illinois over Kansas, Michigan State, North Carolina and Texas. (Scout.com)

Three Observations from the adidas Gauntlet Finale

Nick Weatherspoon (UNC offer) will push All-American status in the Class of 2017. The 6-foot-1 Weatherspoon continues to play well over the last few weeks as he’s a lethal scorer who can also rebound from the perimeter and distribute a little bit. After an MVP performance at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, 2018 forward Zion Williamson didn’t disappoint in multiple viewings. (NBC Sports)

Video: Jalek Felton put on a show during Big Shots Myrtle Beach basketball tournament

Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes told ABC 15 Sports that the four-day Big Shots Myrtle Beach basketball tournament at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center had an estimated $5-million impact to the area. Two-time WPDE Mister Hoop Zone winner Jalek Felton was one of the main attractions. Felton, who recently transferred from Mullins High to Gray Collegiate Academy for his upcoming senior season, had a strong showing. (WPDE)

Blue Chip: 6'11" 2017 Five-Star Mohamed Bamba

Less than three years ago, Mohamed Bamba, who had yet to begin his freshman year at the Cardigan Mountain School in New Hampshire, dominated at the HoopGroup Future All-American Camp. A 6'7" fluid athlete with a semblance of skill, Bamba was the type of player that one could envision one day indeed be a future All-American. (247 Sports)

Romeo Langford Watched By UNC, Louisville, Kentucky

The best of the best came out for Romeo Langford this week. Louisville coach Rick Pitino saw Langford play on Thursday, Kentucky coach John Calipari was in the building on Friday, with North Carolina head man Roy Williams watching him on Saturday. "I didn't even know they were there," the 6-foot-6 Langford said Saturday after a win over Indiana Elite. (Zag's Blog)

Trae Young, Michael Porter to face Mohamed Bamba, Quade Green in Peach Jam final

A wild second semifinal has set up Sunday’s 2 p.m. (ESPNU) championship game between the PSA Cardinals of New York and Mokan Elite of Kansas in the Nike EYBL Finals at Peach Jam. The Cardinals trailed by 18 points before rallying in the second half to beat Team Penny and North Carolina recruiting target P.J. Washington 66-64 on Saturday night. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC basketball finds new life on recruiting trail

There’s a good chance Mohamed Bamba won’t be in college long. The 6-foot-11 center with the 7-8 wingspan is one of the top players in the Class of 2017 and will likely be one of the top picks in the 2018 NBA draft. He was asked about the programs that have been grabbing players like him recently. “North Carolina is another school that I really like,” Bamba said with a smile. (Fayetteville Observer)

Kevin Knox: ‘I don’t really do package deals’

Kevin Knox — a 6-9 forward from Tampa, Fla. — usually stays away from such talk. “I don’t really do package deals like that,” Knox said. “But I’m pretty sure, wherever I go, there’s going to be a kid on that team I’ve played with before.” Knox plans to cut his list down to 10 in the next few days, and he mentioned Kentucky, Duke, UNC and Florida State (his father’s alma mater) prominently. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

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

7/26/2017 - 7/29/2017
Watching 2019 PG Jeremiah Francis, 2020 PG R.J. Hampton, 2018 SF Jericole Hellems, Zion Williamson, Matthew Hurt, Romeo Langford, Nassir Little, Ashton Hagans, Armando Bacot, and Nate Laszewski in Las Vegas, NV

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Watching 2019 PF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at the adidas Prospect Series in Chanhassen, MN

Friday, July 21, 2017
Watching Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), Ashton Hagans, and Christian Brown at the NY2LA Sports Summer Jam in Milwaukee, WI

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Watching 2018 wings Nassir Little, Zion Williamson, and Nate Laszewski at the Best of the South event in Cartersville, GA

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Watching Joey Baker, Jalen Johnson, Jalen Suggs, Jeremiah Robinson Earl, and Zach Harvey at the Under Armour event in Philadelphia, PA

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