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Jalek Felton nominated for McDonald’s All-American game

Gray Collegiate’s Jalek Felton was nominated for the McDonald’s All-American game, released Tuesday. Felton, a UNC signee, is the top-ranked recruit in South Carolina for the Class of 2017 and has scored more than 2,000 points in his high school career. If he’s selected, he’ll join his uncle, Raymond Felton, who played in the 2002 game and is a point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers. (The State)

Sterling Manley nominated for 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game

A pair of central Ohio big men have been nominated to take part in the 2017 McDonald’s All-American Game. Westerville South’s Kaleb Wesson and Pickerington Central’s Sterling Manley are both on the list of nominees for the annual game, which will take place March 29 in Chicago. Wesson has signed to play for Ohio State next season and Manley with North Carolina. (Columbus Dispatch)

Kevin Knox Among McDonald’s All-American Game Nominees

Several high-profile uncommitted recruits, including Mohamed Bamba, Brian Bowen, Matt Coleman, Trevon Duval, Kevin Knox, and Trae Young — were nominated for the McDonald's All-American game Tuesday. Duke recruits, Wendell Carter Jr, Alex O’Connell and Gary Trent Jr., were all nominated. For Kentucky, Jarred Vanderbilt and P.J. Washington were also on the list. (Zag's Blog)

Kevin Knox Discusses Florida State Visit, Timetable for Announcement

Kevin Knox said he plans to head to Tallahassee for an official visit to see the Seminoles play Virginia Tech Saturday night. “Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky have all come to see me,” Knox said. “I still have the Kentucky visit later this month for when they play Kansas. All of those schools are high on my list.” Knox expects to decide in the early spring. (Zag's Blog)

Roy Williams Offers 2019 Guard Josh Nickelberry

Roy Williams watched Josh Nickelberry on Thursday. On Friday morning, the UNC head coach offered him a scholarship. The 6-3 sophomore guard at Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian, scored 19 points in a loss against UNC 2018 commitment Coby White's Wilson (N.C.) Greenfield team. Nickelberry has made headlines with a prolific scoring spree to start the season. (Inside Carolina)

Roy Williams Watches Coby White, Joey Baker, Josh Nickelberry

With UNC basketball coach Roy Williams in attendance, Greenfield School defeaed Fayetteville Trinity Christian 73-70 on Thursday. Junior Coby White, a UNC verbal commit, led the way with 34 points for Greenfield. Josh Nickleberry led the Crusaders with 19 points. And junior Elijah McCadden blocked a would-be tying 3-pointer from the Crusaders’ Joey Baker as time expired. (Wilson Times)

Zion Williamson Blog: Nightly sellouts, recruitment, and more

Zion Williamson: "As far as my recruitment, things are going well. Since my last blog I’ve picked up offers from Kansas and Louisville. It’s cool getting to know all of the coaches; I like talking to them, just getting to know them on a personal level. I’m planning to take some visits to the schools close to me during the basketball season and after the season I’ll travel a little more to the west coast." (USA Today)

UNC, Duke, Kentucky. Florida State a dead heat for Kevin Knox

Kevin Knox stands out as one of the few top recruits yet to name a home for next season. He has a final four of North Carolina, Kentucky Florida State, and Duke and plans to wait until near the end of the college basketball season to announce his commitment. “All four of my schools I am watching every game and with how they use guys at my spot on the floor.” (Rivals.com)

Video: Sterling Manley, Kaleb Wesson start the New Year with a battle

The top two centers in Ohio's senior class faced-off recently in a huge matchup, as defending state champion Westerville South hosted traditional power Pickerington Central. Future Ohio State Buckeye Kaleb Wesson carried the Wildcats with 19 points and 12 rebounds, while UNC commit Sterling Manley managed 8 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 blocks in the win. View Video...

Jairus Hamilton turning himself into a priority level prospect

Jairus Hamilton is an excellent playmaker and passer out of the forward position. Capable of being used at either the 3 or the 4, Hamilton boasts offers from Arizona, NC State and North Carolina, but after being watched by John Calipari, Roy Williams, and Mark Gottfried (who brought his entire staff to watch). Hamilton is turning himself into a priority level prospect. (Rivals.com)

Farm Bureau Classic: Zion Williamson continues to amaze

Zion Williamson has taken the nation by storm, drawing huge crowds wherever Spartanburg (S.C.) Country Day plays. The Farm Bureau Insurance Classic at Dorman High School in South Carolina was no exception. What the fans got was Williamson putting up big numbers with flair. The totals for three games: 129 points, 43 rebounds and eight blocks. Perhaps the craziest number: 76 percent shooting. (USA Today)

ACC Basketball Recruiting Breakdown

Roy Williams may have gotten steals with UNC's two bigs, Brandon Huffman and Sterling Manley. Both are playing well and both may go up in the rankings. Huffman has the body to come in right away and the skill set, but he needs to work on his conditioning. Manley may be the biggest steal. Andrew Platek is a high-level shooter. And Jalek Felton is a dynamic player with great bloodlines. (247 Sports)

2017’s Top 10 Basketball Recruiting Storylines

Who’s got the edge for Kevin Knox? When the 6-8 Tampa Catholic forward played at the John Wall Holiday Invitational this past week, Kentucky’s John Calipari, UNC’s Roy Williams and Duke’s Jeff Capel all came to see him put on a show. Knox is considering those three along with Florida State, the alma mater of his father. “I want to commit after the season,” Knox said last week. (Zag's Blog)

Romeo Langford: Learning to Live in the Spotlight

Romeo Langford is soft-spoken, so kids probably don’t hear what he has to say to them in a loud gym. And he has a shy demeanor, so he doesn’t smile much. But if you listen to the conversations, it’s clear that he takes his time. He didn’t leave until the floor was empty. Not until every kid that wanted to follow him on Instagram knew his handle — and not until he promised to follow every kid back. (Indianapolis Star)

Video: Kevin Knox Discusses Recruitment

Five star small forward recruiting target Kevin Knox spoke to the media at the 2016 John Wall Holiday Invitational. Knox discussed his recruitment, his recent visits to North Carolina and Duke, and more. View Video...

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

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Watching 2019 small foward Wendell Moore win the NC 3A state title and MVP honors at the Dean Dome in Chapel Hill, NC

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Watching 2017 5 star small forward Kevin Knox (40 pts, 20 rebs, 7-7 3-pointers) in his 5A state semifinal win in Lakeland, FL

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic Center

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SF Zion Williamson (UNC offer) at his state playoff game at the Sumter (SC) Civic Center

Friday, February 10, 2017
Watching 2018 5 star SG Romeo Langford (UNC offer) in his game at New Albany High School in New Albany, IN

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Top Basketball Recruits
RecruitClass
Jalek Felton2017 PG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Romeo Langford2018 SG
Zion Williamson2018 SF
Matthew Hurt2019 PF
Rechon Black2018 PG
Jairus Hamilton2018 SF
Coby White2018 CG
Wendell Moore2019 SF
Brandon Huffman2017 PF

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