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Harry Giles Discusses Recovery, Shows Out in Elite 24 Game

The road back from a serious knee injury has been a long one for Harry Giles, but lately he has shown signs of returning to the form that had him rated as the No. 1 player in the Class of 2016. Giles, a 6-foot-10 forward who plays at Wesleyan Christian Academy (N.C.), finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday. Giles also listed Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky, Syracuse, Kansas, Ohio State, UNLV and Texas as the schools recruiting him the hardest right now. (Zag's Blog)

Jalek Felton invited to USA Basketball mini camp

Mullins (S.C.) guard Jalek Felton received an invitation to the USA Basketball Developmental National Mini camp. Felton, one of the top prospects for the Class of 2017, was one of 45 players invited to the camp to take place on Colorado, Springs, Colorado, on Oct. 3-6. Felton averaged 21.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists this season for the Region 8-2A champion Auctioneers. He is currently drawing interest from North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas and Georgetown. (SC Now)

P.J. Dozier Re-schedules Official Visits

Five-star guard P.J. Dozier's father announced on Friday morning that his son has reshuffled his scheduled official visits from the original plans that had been laid out within the past few weeks. The new schedule for his visits is as follows: Michigan - Sept. 26, Louisville - Oct. 3, Georgetown - Oct. 7, North Carolina - Oct. 24, and South Carolina - Oct. 31. (Carolina Blue)

Ivan Rabb Says California, Kentucky Will Make Final List

Ivan Rabb is considering numerous schools, including Arizona, Cal, UCLA, USC, Georgetown, North Carolina, Duke, Louisville, Kentucky and Kansas. He told SNY.tv he may have home visits with Kentucky, Louisville and Cal. As for his list of official visits, Rabb said, “I’m still trying to figure out my five. I think I want to cut my list to five before I set up my five officials.” Asked if any schools would definitely make the final list, he 6-foot-10 Oakland (CA) Bishop O’Dowd forward said, “I can say Cal and Kentucky will definitely be on that list.” (Zag's Blog)

Video: Stephen Zimmerman MVP Performance at Nike Global Challenge

Stephen Zimmerman, a top 2015 post recruit for the Tar Heels, recently earned MVP honors at the Nike Global Challenge. Zimmerman holds an offer from Roy Williams and considers UNC among his top tier of potential college choices. (View Video...)

Henry Ellenson Discusses Winning Gold For Team USA

Henry Ellenson woke up Monday in Dubai. By the evening he was back home in Rice Lake, gold medal in hand. Ellenson has been on the road for several weeks. First, at the USA Basketball Training Camp in Colorado Springs. Then, it was off to the Middle East, where he helped the United States 17-and-under team win a world championship this past week. Ellenson is set to start his senior season at Rice Lake High School, but a big decision looms: where he'll be playing college hoops. (WQOW.com)

2015 UNC Basketball Recruiting Crystal Ball Predictions

CarolinaBlue examines the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions for basketball prospects on UNC's radar for the class of 2015. The Tar Heels have made 12 offers for the 2015 cycle. Of those 12, four prospects have either committed to another school or eliminated UNC from their top schools (Antonio Blakeney, Luke Kennard, Chase Jeter). Currently, North Carolina has no committed prospects in the 2015 basketball recruiting class. (Carolina Blue)

Kenny Williams commits to VCU

The draw of staying close to home was too much to pass up for Kenny Williams. Williams, a 6-foot-3 guard from Chesterfield (Va.) L.C. Bird, committed to Shaka Smart and VCU on Tuesday afternoon. Williams informed Scout.com of his decision. "It's a perfect fit for me," Williams said. VCU was among the first schools to recruit Williams. He also strongly considered North Carolina, Michigan, Indiana and Georgetown. (Scout.com)

Harry Giles, Team USA strike gold

Wesleyan Christian Academy’s Harry Giles scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds as the United States defeated Australia 99-92 in the gold medal game of the FIBA Under-17 boys basketball World Championships on Saturday in Dubai. Tournament MVP Malik Newman led the Americans (7-0) with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Newman was joined on the FIBA U17 World Championship All-Tournament Team by teammate Diamond Stone. (High Point Enterprise)

Stephen Zimmerman Steals the Show at Nike Global Challenge

Stephen Zimmerman stole the show on Saturday at the Nike Global Challenge. The Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman center was — almost undoubtedly — the most valuable player at the event. He averaged 17.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while shooting 63 percent from the floor over four games. He also led Team USA West to an undefeated run, winning the championship against USA East. With five officials and six in-homes lined up, he’ll soon be ready to make a team better. (Zag's Blog)

Updated 247 Sports 2016 basketball rankings, UNC targets

All of UNC's targets for the 2016 basketball class fall within the top 36 of 247Sports updated rankings. Three top Tar Heel targets are ranked in the top five. (Carolina Blue)

Seventh Woods' Life in Public Eye: From Mixtape Phenom to Scrutinized Recruit

His basketball mixtape has generated more than 11.5 million hits on YouTube. One of his dunks led SportsCenter. And he was invited to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! All before he turned 16. For the past few years, Seventh Woods has been hailed as a basketball prodigy, operating in the same type of limelight that followed stars such as LeBron James, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins when they were in high school. (Bleacher Report)

2015 SF Derrick Jones Lists UNC in Top 8

Derrick Jones has a top eight and will kick off his home visits with UConn next month. The 6-foot-7 small forward from Radnor (PA) Archbishop Carroll has a top eight of UConn, Kansas, Kentucky, Florida, Louisville, North Carolina, Arizona and Auburn, Derrick Jones Sr. told SNY.tv Thursday night. At this point, the only home visit is with UConn and coach Kevin Ollie on Sept. 10. After the Elite 24 game Aug. 23 in Brooklyn, Jones will sit down with his father and his AAU coach, Terrell Myers of WE-R1, and map out visit dates (Zag's Blog)

Scout.com Updated 2015 Top 100 Basketball Recruits

After traveling coast to coast evaluating talent this summer, Scout.com's basketball recruiting team has released new rankings for the Class of 2015. Jaylen Brown, Ben Simmons and Skal Labissiere sit atop the updated list, with numerous other players making big moves as well. Skal Labissiere had a strong showing in July with M33M Let It Fly. He finished No. 3 in the rankings, which is up from No. 10. At 6-foot-11, Labissiere has a tremendous upside. He’s mobile, athletic and skilled. (Scout.com)

Stephen Zimmerman Sets In-Home Visit With Roy Williams

Class of 2015 center Stephen Zimmerman out of Las Vegas (NV) has set up in-home visits with UNLV, Arizona, Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, and UNC. Zimmerman is planning an in-home with Roy Williams on Thursday September 11th, The 6-foot-11 recruit has also confirmed that he will attend UNC's Late Night with Roy, on October 3rd. Zimmerman is a 247Sports Composite five-star and is the No. 8 player in the class of 2015 and the No. 2 center, per the composite rankings. (Carolina Blue)

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

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

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Watching 2016 UNC commits Tony Bradley and Brandon Robinson at the Wally Keller Invitational in Punta Gorda, FL.

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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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