Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Recruiting.
Harry Giles Announces Top Five
Elite power forward Harry Giles has announced his top five schools on Twitter. This top five of Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Wake Forest comes as no surprise for Giles, 6-10, 210-pounds from High Point (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian High School. Duke, however is considered a heavy favorite by many, especially after the Duke commitment by Jayson Tatum.
Second July Eval Period: Top Performers
There is only one word to describe Tony Bradley, and that is “solid”. At the Nike Global Challenge Bradley was one of the most efficient and consistent big men in the event. He showed off his great hands, good touch around the rim, and even mixed in some mid-range jumpers. Also Bradley was one of the best rebounders at the event. Recruiting wise Bradley doesn’t like to talk too much, but Kansas, North Carolina, Florida, and Florida State were constantly at his games.
Video: Miles Bridges throws down in-game windmill dunk off the backboard
Here is one of the top players in the 2016 class, Miles Bridges, with the nasty windmill off the backboard dunk at the 2015 Nike Global Challenge.
Javin DeLaurier Looking to Cut List Soon
Javin DeLaurier is looking to cut his list in late July or early August. “I’m open right now,” the 6-foot-9 power forward from Charlottesville (Va.) St. Anne’s-Belfield told SNY.tv this week. “I think after the last live period I’m going to sit down with my family and make some decisions. On North Carolina: “Their history, Michael Jordan, James Worthy went there, it was just crazy. They told me in 2016 they have a need for size who can do different things on the court.”
Malik Monk Wins MVP at Nike Global Challenge
Malik Monk was named Tournament MVP Saturday after his USA South team beat USA West 120-109 to win the Nike Global Challenge. He finished with a 22-point, 13-rebound and four-assist effort in the final, while playing 39 of the game’s 40 minutes. The Bentonville, Ark. Native is entering his senior season this fall. Monk intends to cut his college list to five sometime in August. Arkansas, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon and Florida State are in the mix.
N.C. boasts strong crop of basketball talent in 2016 recruiting class
The N.C. high school boys’ basketball recruiting class of 2016 is especially strong. Three of the top eight recruits in the ESPN Top 100 are from the Tar Heel State. Harry Giles, a 6-foot-10 forward from Winston-Salem, is ranked No. 1 overall. Dennis Smith Jr., a 6-2 guard from Fayetteville, is ranked No. 4, the top point guard in his class. And Edrice “Bam” Adebayo, a 6-8 power forward from Pinetown, is ranked No. 8 overall. He’s the second-ranked player at his position behind Giles.
Nike Global Challenge: Tony Bradley
Not too many players have the consistency of Tony Bradley. While the big man doesn’t do much that is flashy, Bradley always finds a way to make things happen, and in a pair of games on Thursday he was tremendous. In game one Bradley was a perfect 8-8 from the floor to finish with 17 points and 10 rebounds. He followed that up with 19 point, 12 rebound game. Roy Williams was in attendance for Bradley all day as was Leonard Hamilton and Avery Johnson.
Seventh Woods keeps showing his game is more than just a mixtape
Seventh Woods says he still feels pressure from fans expecting to see gravity defied, the acrobatics, reverse dunks and two-handed put-backs from the 14-year-old kid in the mixtape. Woods already has offers from North Carolina, South Carolina, Clemson and Wichita State and says Florida and Georgetown have come after him hard. In reality, scoring probably isn’t even the best part of his game.
Video: Seventh Woods Highlights from Under Armour Finals In Atlanta
Recent highlights from 2016 combo guard Seventh Woods (Hammond, SC) at the Under Armour Finals in Atlanta, Georgia. Woods holds a scholarship offer from UNC and is also seriously considering South Carolina along with the Tar Heels.
Jalek Felton talking to other schools
Five-star guard junior-to-be guard Jalek Felton announced his verbal pledge to North Carolina on December 30th. But since then, the 6-foot-3 gifted combination has admitted that he’s still considering other college options. On Friday at the Under Armour Finals, Felton told Scout that he’s been communicating with other schools. “I’ve been hearing from Kentucky, South Carolina and Kansas a little bit. And North Carolina, of course.”
Dennis Smith Cuts List to Six Schools
Dennis Smith Jr., a 6-foot-3 2016 point guard from Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian, has cut his list to Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisville, Duke, Wake Forest and N.C. State, he told ESPN.com. He recently added a Kentucky offer. Smith Jr. missed this week’s adidas Uprising All-American Camp on Long Island with an ankle injury.
Miles Bridges Flying High at Nike Global Challenge
While several of the nation’s best high school players try to make a statement at this week’s Nike Global Challenge, Miles Bridges decided to make an exclamation point during his first game instead. Bridges said Michigan State, Kentucky, and Michigan have recruited him the hardest so far, but Indiana and a recent offer from North Carolina are also being considered. He said that he only recently gave Tar Heels coach Roy Williams his mom’s phone number.
Alkins, Adebayo Shine at Adidas Uprising Showcase at Rucker Park
Under the bright lights of New York’s famous Rucker Park, hometown product Rawle Alkins put on a display for team Black despite finishing on the losing end in a 103-97 loss to team Grey at the adidas Uprising Showcase on Thursday. “It was great playing in front of my fans,” Alkins told SNY. Alkins was accompanied by Edrice Adebayo on team Black. Adebayo electrified the crowd with his vicious put-back dunks. He finished with a team best 27 points and 11 rebounds.
Ahead of anticipated college choice, Harry Giles continues to grow game
Harry Giles still has eight schools on his list (Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, UNC, Ohio State, Syracuse, UNLV and Wake Forest). But both he and his father, Harry Giles Jr., said their top two priorities for picking a college were player development and the chance to win a national championship in Year 1, so the surrounding cast will be a major factor. "When we evaluate programs," Giles Jr. said, "we're going to be asking, who will give [Harry] the best opportunity to win it all?"
Trevon Duval separating himself
Not only is Trevon Duval the top point guard in the 2017 class, he might just be the best overall prospect in the class. Duval, 6-3, 175-pounds out of Newark (N.J.) St Benedict's Preparatory School, put up 24 points including a game winning lay up in a one point win over Josh Jackson and his 1Nation squad at the UAA Finals. John Calipari, Sean Miller, Roy Williams, Tom Izzo and others saw his performance.