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Five-star Kevin Knox ready to lock in on a decision
Five-star senior forward Kevin Knox can't wait to get home for spring break. After whirlwind few weeks, a stop at the Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn was the last stop for the undecided senior. Down to UNC, Duke, Florida State, Kentucky, and Missouri. The 6-foot-8 forward from Tampa Catholic won't just get some time off for spring break , he'll get some time to clear his head.
5-star recruit Kevin Knox turned down $1.4 million to play in college instead of overseas
Kevin Knox was offered $1.4 million by a professional basketball team in China to go pro as soon as he graduates from high school, according to an interview with the Tampa Bay Times. He turned it down without much thought. This offer was made knowing that Knox would only be around for a season before going to the NBA, like Brandon Jennings and Emmanuel Mudiay before him.
NBA or bust: Kevin Knox's lifelong push for the pros
A consensus five-star recruit, Kevin Knox is guaranteed of playing at a big-time college program. He has narrowed his choices to UNC, Duke, FSU, Kentucky, and Missouri and will make his decision sometime between April 26 and May 10. But college could be a mere pit stop. Kevin is good enough to be a one-and-done. "That's written on my bedroom wall, to be a one-and-done," Kevin said.
Andrew Platek has big night in Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game
The annual Jordan Brand Classic and Regional Games took place in Brooklyn’s Barclays’ Center on Friday night. UNC signee Andrew Platek suited up for Team Red in the Regional game and showed that he can play with some of the best players in the country. The guard scored 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including two three-pointers. He also had 4 rebounds and 2 assists.
High school phenom Zion Williamson takes his dunks inside ESPN studios
High school standout basketball player Zion Williamson has become an internet sensation because of his highlight-reel slam dunks. He took his “boom shakalaka”-inducing skill-set to the ESPN studios Thursday. The network’s Instagram account posted a video of Williamson behind the scenes at ESPN, dunking on a toy hoop. Williamson was at ESPN to be interviewed about is college decision.
Junior season even more dazzling for Greenfield’s Coby White
For a marquee performer that preferred to remain low-key, Greenfield School junior Coby White lived in the spotlight during the 2016-17 basketball season. The 6-foot-5 White created a buzz with the Knights as a sophomore. The attention escalated when he verbally committed to continue his promising career at UNC. But in 2016-17, the honors and the points piled up.
Kevin Knox's Jordan Brand Classic Teammates: Watch out for Florida State
Kevin Knox finished with 12 points and three rebounds in the West's win. Knox is headed home for spring break and mentioned May 10th as the longest it would take for him to have a decision. Most recently, talk has been that Duke, Mizzou and UNC are the three teams to beat. However, multiple players at the game told Rivals.com to watch out for the home state Seminoles.
Jalek Felton reflects on final high school practices, champion Tar Heels
Jalek Felton: "It’s going to be tough to adjust to North Carolina. We’ll have a bullseye on our back now after the National Championships. We just have to work doubly hard to get back to where we were the past two years. I just try to make others around me better, showcase my work ethic and always keep working harder, then perform when it’s time to perform."
Will UNC again pursue Garrison Brooks?
UNC made a run at 2017 power forward Garrison Brooks last fall. The Tar Heels hosted the 6-9 big man in Chapel Hill last November shortly before he signed with Mississippi State. Now that the Bulldogs have reportedly granted Brooks’ request for a release from his letter of intent, the reigning national champions could rejoin the mix. The next step is to see if UNC will get involved.
Cox Mill’s Wendell Moore Jr. named first-team sophomore All-American
Cox Mill sophomore wing Wendell Moore Jr. has been named a first-team MaxPreps sophomore All-American. Moore averaged 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for Cox Mill, which won the N.C. 3A state championship. Moore was named to the A.P. all-state team, the Observer’s All-Region team and was the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association player of the year.
ESPN special sheds recruiting light on Zion Williamson, Mohamed Bamba and more
Zion Williamson, who has become an Internet sensation in recent months with his highlight-reel dunks, joined ESPN’s Matt Schick and Paul Biancardi in the studio for two segments. He’s the No. 2 recruit in the class of 2018 — so he has another year to make a college decision — and he made it clear that he has a long way to go before he’s ready for that choice.
Josh Nickelberry discusses UNC, NC State, Florida, Louisville
Josh Nickelberry, a 6-foot-4 four-star guard in the 2019 recruiting class is already a hot commodity on the recruiting trail. Louisville, Nebraska, LSU, NC State and UCLA are among the schools showing heavy interest while North Carolina, Florida, Baylor, Clemson, Georgia and Georgia Tech have already offered. On UNC: "Every time I go there, coach (Roy) Williams and them show a lot of love."
Jordan Classic Roundup: NBA scouts, Kevin Knox, Mohamed Bamba and more
Kevin Knox is now considering Missouri along with UNC, Duke, Kentucky and Florida State, and said he could decide anytime between now and May 10. He said before he came to New York he heard from Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, Kentucky’s John Calipari and Kenny Payne, UNC’s Roy Williams, Missouri’s Cuonzo Martin and FSU’s Leonard Hamilton.
Five storylines to follow during the late college basketball signing period
Could North Carolina's April get even better? The Tar Heels are in the top five for Kevin Knox, who is also considering Florida State, Missouri, Duke and Kentucky, but it's hard to get a feel for where the five-star forward will end up. UNC's appeal to Knox has likely improved by the day due to the expected departure of Justin Jackson.
UNC signee Jalek Felton set for Jordan Brand Classic
The Jordan Brand classic brings together all the top prospects from this year's classic for essentially an All-Star game featuring next season's star freshman. The game will be played this Friday, April 14th at 8:00 PM in Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Among those playing in the game will be 2017 North Carolina signee Jalek Felton.