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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. (Zag's Blog)

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. (Charlotte Observer)

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. (Inside Carolina)

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. (USA Today)

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. View Video...

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 He recently added a Kentucky offer. Smith Jr. missed this week’s adidas Uprising All-American Camp on Long Island with an ankle injury. (Zag's Blog)

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. (Zag's Blog)

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. (Zag's Blog)

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?" (Sports Illustrated)

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. (Carolina Blue)

UA Finals: Sacha Killeya-Jones

Since backing off his pledge to Virginia, Sacha Killeya-Jones, of Lynchburg (Va.) Virginia Episcopal School, has had a wide range of college interest. And the attention has been well earned. A 6-foot-10 forward, Killeya-Jones is in the midst of an impressive summer. Although his team -- Team Felton – got beat pretty good by Team Charlotte on Thursday afternoon, he still managed to impress on the offensive end of the floor. (

UNC Offers 5-Star SG Terrance Ferguson

Roy Williams watched Terrance Ferguson on Wednesday and saw all he needed to see. A Tar Heel scholarship offer was extended shortly thereafter, his coach with Mo Williams Academy, Ray Forsette, confirmed. Ferguson scored 18 points in front of UNC's head coach. The athletic 6-7, 185-pound wing from Dallas, Texas, who is being home schooled after leaving Prime Prep Academy, is ranked No. 18 overall in the 2016 class. (Inside Carolina)

Edrice Adebayo Looking to Cut List Soon

Edrice Adebayo is looking to cut his list to 10 schools sometime soon. “I’ll probably cut it down after July and I’ll probably make my decision before senior [year] basketball starts,” the 6-foot-10, 243-pound power forward said here at the adidas Uprising All-American Camp. “Probably 10 [schools].” Kentucky head coach John Calipari and assistant Tony Barbee sat courtside Friday morning watching Adebayo against Rawle Alkins. (Zag's Blog)

Kentucky offers scholarship to Dennis Smith Jr.

Class of 2016 point guard Dennis Smith Jr. has long-standing scholarship offers from most of the colleges he is seriously considering. There haven't been many developments in Smith's recruitment over the last year, but Kentucky coach John Calipari was responsible for one when he extended a scholarship offer Tuesday night. Entering the July evaluation period, the college programs drawing the most interest from Smith were N.C. State, Duke, UNC, Wake Forest, Kansas and Louisville. (Fayetteville Observer)

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

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Watching 2019 4 star PF Jeremiah Robinson at his game in Coffeyville, KS

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Visiting 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) at New Albany High School in New Albany, IN

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Watching 2019 5 star SF Matthew Hurt (UNC offer) at his game in Rochester, MN

Thursday, January 05, 2017
Watching 2018 UNC PG commit Coby White, 2019 SG Josh Nickelberry (UNC offer), and 2019 SF Joey Baker in their game at the Greenfield School in Wilson, NC

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Watching 2017 5 star SF Kevin Knox (UNC offer), 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton (UNC offer), and 2019 SF Wendell Moore (UNC offer) at the John Wall Invitational in Raleigh, NC

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