UNC commit Jalek Felton shares MVP honor at Under Armor's Elite 24
Jalek Felton, a top 30 recruit who has committed to UNC, was a co-MVP at Saturday’s Under Armor Elite 24. The showcase, played in the shadow of the New York City skyline on an outdoor court at Brooklyn Pier Park, is the culmination of Under Armor’s summer circuit. Felton, a 6-3 point guard from Mullins, South Carolina, was one of six players to share the MVP honor. (Fayetteville Observer
Zion Williamson adds to amazing summer with Elite 24
Fresh off his win Friday in the Elite 24 dunk contest, Zion Williamson closed out warmups before Saturday’s game by reprising his spectacular between the legs contest-winning slam. He executed flawlessly, and got the crowd at Brooklyn Bridge Park buzzing. That’s not unusual these days. Lately, Zion Williamson just seems to generate buzz wherever he goes. (USA Today
Video: Jalek Felton discusses winning Elite 24 Co-MVP
North Carolina commit Jalek Felton took home co-MVP at the 2016 Elite 24 after scoring 16 points on 8-for-16 shooting and tossing out four assists.
Felton wins 3-point contest, Williamson wins dunk contest at Elite 24
Zion Williamson took home the slam dunk contest at the Under Armour Elite24 on Friday night. Williamson, a 6-7 small forward, put on a show before a national television audience on ESPNU. It was a South Carolina sweep as Jalek Felton from Gray Collegiate won the three-point contest. Felton is a four-star UNC commit. The Elite 24 game is Saturday (7:30 ET, ESPNU). (USA Today
Kevin Knox to Cut List Again, Uncertain on Package With Carter and Trent
Having already cut his list to 10 schools, Kevin Knox plans to trim his list again sometime in the near future. "I'm going to narrow down to five or six probably next month," the 6-foot-8 Class of 2017 small forward from Tampa (FL) told SNY.tv Friday. Knox's current list includes Duke, North Carolina, Miami, Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Villanova, Florida State and Arizona. (Zag's Blog
Video: Zion Williamson is unstoppable in transition
2018 5-star small forward Zion Williamson highlights from 2016 Adidas Uprising and Adidas Nations. Williamson holds an offer from North Carolina and is also considering Kentucky, Duke, Clemson and Arizona.
Video: Jalek Felton Learns From Steph Curry
Jalek Felton is not only one of the top point guards in the nation but he also has NBA bloodlines being the nephew of LA Clippers' point guard Raymond Felton. The UNC-bound PG had a big summer and, along the way, learned from the best point guard in the world, Steph Curry.
2018 6’7 PG Rechon Black may be the best talent in high school
UNC’s 2018 PG Commit Rechon “Leaky” Black may be the most intriguing prospect in all of high school basketball. He’s a legit 6’7? with limbs that suggest he will grow another 2-3 inches. He plays pace and uses his long arms to be disruptive on the defensive end. Black has made steady improvements and few guards make better reads off of the pick & roll. (The Hoops Column
Class of 17: No. 8 Westtown School (N.Y.) forward Mohamed Bamba
To hear Mohamed Bamba tell it, his emergence wasn’t something you could see coming from day one; hard to believe for a player being pursued by the likes of Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, UNC, Indiana, Texas, Louisville and Villanova. “I definitely wasn’t the best guy on the court from the time I started playing; I might’ve been the tallest, but I definitely wasn’t the best.” (USA Today
P.J. Washington, John Petty package deal 'very possible'
Five-star prospects P.J. Washington (UNC offer) and John Petty of Team Penny are two of the top basketball recruits in the 2017 class. Is it possible they remain teammates at the college level? In a video interview with Krossover TV, Washington says it's 'very possible.' "I feel like I could play with John in college. I feel like it's very possible. It might happen." (247 Sports
Devon Dotson, Coby White tie for top recruit in N.C. 2018 clas
Providence Day junior point guard Devon Dotson and Wilson Greenfield’s Coby White are tied at No. 1 in the latest Phenom Hoop Report rankings for high school basketball recruits in the N.C. class of 2018. Earlier this summer, White received an offer to play at UNC and committed to the Tar Heels a few days later. Dotson has more than a dozen offers, including UNC. (Charlotte Observer
Cox Mill’s Wendell Moore Jr. is the state’s top basketball recruit in the class of 2019
Cox Mill High’s Wendell Moore is the No. 1 recruit in North Carolina among rising sophomores, according to the Phenom Hoop Report, a regional recruiting service. In February, he picked up an offer from North Carolina, a rare freshman to get an offer from Tar Heels coach Roy Williams. Moore also has offers from Charlotte, Georgia, N.C. State, Tennessee and Wake Forest. (Charlotte Observer
Romeo Langford Lists UNC in Top 10
The No. 2 player in the class of 2018 is starting to narrow his sights. New Albany (Indiana) guard Romeo Langford announced a top 10 Tuesday. The 247Sports Composite five-star guard named Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, N.C. State, Purdue, Vanderbilt and UCLA as the schools standing out for him at the moment. (247 Sports
Roy Williams offers 2017 5-star SF Jarred Vanderbilt
North Carolina continues to offer 2017 recruits as the Tar Heels attempt to lock down a few more commitments for the 2017 class. The move now is for 2017 small forward Jarred Vanderbilt (Bellaire, TX/Victory Prep), a 6-8 five-star prospect from Texas. UNC offered Vanderbilt last week, InsideCarolina.com reported on Tuesday. (Carolina Blue
Jericho Sims gets Kansas offer; North Carolina next?
If the Minnesota Gophers want senior Jericho Sims, they will now have to beat out at least one national championship contender. The Kansas Jayhawks started following Sims last year, but they saw enough during the open July evaluation period to make him a priority. North Carolina is showing increased interest. And the word is an offer from the Tar Heels could be coming soon. (Minneapolis Star Tribune