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NBPA Top 100: Storylines

One of the most important evaluations for the Scout team heading into the NBPA Top 100 Camp was 2016 center Edrice Adebayo. The 6-foot-9, 230-pound post from Pinetown (N.C.) Northside entered the camp ranked as Scout's 25th prospect nationally in 2016 as well as 3rd rated center, so Charlottesville was a good opportunity to get another look at the five-star. The main schools involved with Adebayo are presumed favorite NC State along with UNC, Kansas, Maryland, Wake Forest and Louisville.

Maverick Rowan enrolls in summer class, sets St. John's visit

It's been rumored for quite some time that Maverick Rowan, a 6-foot-7 forward, would likely reclassify to the 2015 class. On Sunday, Rowan confirmed those rumors and told Scout that he was currently enrolled in summer classes with the intentions of reclassifying up from the 2016 class to 2015. Rowan, who has taken one official visit to Louisville, will take his second official visit to St. John's on Monday.

Video: Jalek Felton 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships

Watch some of Jalek Felton's best moments at the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U19 World Championships in Debrecen, Hungary.

Sacha Killeya-Jones' stock rising

Power forward Sacha Killeya-Jones (Lynchburg, VA/Virginia Episcopal School) is becoming one of the hottest prospects in the 2016 class. After de-committing from Virginia on June 2nd, the 6-foot-10 prospect from Chapel Hill picked up an offer from Kentucky on an unofficial visit and North Carolina shortly after.

NBPA Top 100: Edrice Adebayo Makes Statement

On Friday night, five-star big man Edrice "Bam" Adebayo asserted his dominance. He wasn't unchallenged, though, as four-star power forward Mamadi Diakite stepped up to challenge him during the second half. They were just two of many standouts during the Friday night session of the NBPA Top 100 Camp. If there was any doubt about 6-foot-9 power forward Edrice Adebayo being worthy of his No. 8 ranking in the class of 2016, he has gone a long way toward silencing it.

Javin DeLaurier Showcasing His Game at NBPA Top 100 Camp

The best high school basketball players in the nation are in Charlottesville this week for the Top 100 Camp at John Paul Jones Arena. That includes St. Anne's-Belfield rising senior Javin DeLaurier. The Saints' forward is playing in the camp for the second year in a row.

Roy Williams Offers 2016 PF Dewan Huell

2016 5-star power forward Dewan Huell (Miami, FL, Norland HS), received a scholarship offer from North Carolina this week, according to Inside Carolina (subscription required). Huell becomes the 13th member of UNC's 2016 basketball recruiting class to receive an offer. Huell also holds offers from Louisville, Miami, Florida State, Florida and Kansas, among others.

NBPA Top 100: Killeya-Jones in constant motion

A North Carolina native who plays his high school ball at Lynchburg (Va.) Episcopal, Sacha Killeya-Jones is a four-star prospect and has outplayed his current ranking of No. 73 in the rising senior class. Killeya-Jones has been in constant motion, crashed the glass, hit jumpers and scored on the interior. Because he lives in Chapel Hill, Killeya-Jones is able to regularly play pickup on the campus of North Carolina and he just picked up an offer from the Tar Heels.

Marques Bolden Thinking Of Visits

You mentioned that North Carolina, Duke, Baylor and Texas have been reaching out a lot, what is the thought process towards that level of interest, and how has each program’s pitch been unique from each other? Marques Bolden: Yeah the only ones that really stood out were Duke and North Carolina because of the way they do things. They don’t just recruit anybody, and they’ve been telling me about the success they had in the past.

Sacha Killeya-Jones Discusses UNC, Kentucky Offers

Since decommitting from Virginia on June 2, 6-foot-10 Sacha Killeya-Jones has added offers from Kentucky, North Carolina and N.C. State. As a native of Chapel Hill, N.C., the pull to North Carolina is strong but Killeya-Jones is also intrigued by the recent Kentucky offer. “Kentucky’s one of the elite programs,” he told Ben Roberts at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Va. Meantime, North Carolina is the local school for Killeya-Jones.

NBPA Top 100 Camp Day 1 Update

While amid a recruitment has has soared to new heights, Sacha Killeya-Jones hasn't forgotten about the basketball part, either. The Virginia big man and former UVa pledge has picked up offers in the past couple weeks from Kentucky, North Carolina, Florida, NC State and others, and he demonstrated why during the opening round of games.

Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum on U19 team; Top 100 Camp begins

The National Basketball Players Association Top 100 Camp began Wednesday in Charlottesville, Virginia. Fayetteville's Dennis Smith Jr., who appeared at the camp last year, isn't there today despite being included on the list of invited players. Some other top recruits aren't in Charlottesville, either. USA Basketball named its U19 World Championship team Wednesday, and the roster includes class of 2016 prospects Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson and Terrance Ferguson.

Notebook: Expanding Offers for Javin DeLaurier

Javin DeLaurier has been among the hottest basketball prospects in high school basketball this spring and summer. His momentum continued this past Sunday, when he picked up a scholarship offer from North Carolina during an impromptu unofficial visit to Chapel Hill. “We talked for about an hour and a half,” DeLaurier said of his conversation with Roy Williams. “Then at the end he offered me a scholarship. I was ecstatic.”

Harry Giles Makes USA U19 Cut, Talks Recruiting

Harry Giles could win his third gold medal in three years this summer with USA Basketball. The 6-foot-10 Giles out of Winston-Salem (N.C.) Wesleyan Christian is among 16 finalists for the U19 World Championship team that will play in Crete, Greece June 27-July 5. On the recruiting front, Giles is considering eight schools — Duke, Kentucky, UNC, Wake Forest, Kansas, Syracuse, Ohio State and UNLV — but he said the first four are “probably” recruiting him the hardest.”

Jalek Felton takes game international

Mullins rising junior guard Jalek Felton took his game international for an outdoor half-court basketball tournament in a unique format that matched teams from across the globe. This past weekend Felton helped Team USA Men’s 3x3 team finish eighth in the U18 World Championships in Debreceen, Hungary. “It was a great experience, long flight,” Felton said. “As far as 3-on-3 it’s very different from 5-on-5 with more defense. I played pretty good we just fell short lost by two in overtime to Argentina but all-in-all it was pretty good.”

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

Sunday, November 06, 2016
On an in home visit with 2017 SF Kevin Knox in Tampa, FL

Monday, October 17, 2016
On an in home visit with 2017 5 star PF P.J. Washington in Henderson, NV

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
On an in home visit with 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manley (UNC offer) in Pickerington, OH

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Watching 2018 5 star small forward Zion Williamson at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, SC.

Monday, September 26, 2016
Visiting 2017 3 star power forward Sterling Manly in Pickerington, OH

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