Video: Roy Williams watches Zion Williamson
The nation's most exciting player, Zion Williamson, knew famed University of North Carolina coach Roy Williams was in attendance. So he put on a show. Williamson dropped 38 points, eight rebounds and some emphatic dunks Tuesday to spur Spartanburg Day (S.C.) to a 77-40 victory over Pee Dee Academy (Mullins, S.C.) in the second round of the SCISA state playoffs. (Max Preps
Kevin Knox enters final phase of his recruitment
The official visits are finished for Kevin Knox, but the high school basketball star still has a little ways to go in his recruitment. Knox — a 6-foot-9 small forward from Tampa. — wrapped up his fourth and final official visit this past weekend, a trip to North Carolina. Last month, he took visits to Kentucky and Florida State. In the fall, Knox took his first official visit to Duke. (Lexington Herald-Leader
Kevin Knox recaps UNC official visit
2017 five-star small forward Kevin Knox was at UNC over the weekend for his official visit. Knox is no stranger to Chapel Hill, having visited the school on an unofficial basis multiple times. The 6-8 forward has made trips to Duke, Florida State, and Kentucky. Those three schools along with North Carolina make up his final group. "It was a great official visit," Knox told 247Sports on Monday. (Carolina Blue
ESPN’s Jay Williams: Will Tar Heels ever sign ‘one-and-done’ basketball talent again?
Jay Williams is now an ESPN basketball analyst, but he was once the national player of the year at Duke and strongly considered attending North Carolina. When asked about UNC's recent drought of top-10 national recruiting talent in a group interview I was part of at the Smith Center on Friday, Williams had some interesting comments about the loss of what he called UNC's “mystique.” (Charlotte Observer
Video: Sterling Manley hungers for a state title
Pickerington High School Central Senior and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill signee Sterling Manley is regarded as one of the top OHSAA Boys Basketball D-I players in the state of Ohio. Manley has overcome two serious leg injuries, but is now healthy, and hungers for a state championship. Dennis Biviano has his story. (Facebook
Video: Zion Williamson: Episode 1 "On The Rise"
At only 16 years old, Zion Williamson's name is one of the biggest in basketball right now. Currently in his junior year of high school, he finishes off the season with a bang in his last two home games of the regular season.
Zion Williamson: ‘Wide open’ on recruiting, including...Wofford?
Zion Williamson, a 16-year-old high school junior who is one of the top basketball recruits in the Class of 2018, said his recruitment remains “wide open.” Lee Sartor, Williamson's high school coach at Spartanburg Day, said UNC coach Roy Williams has committed to seeing Williamson play seven times this academic year (the NCAA maximum) and has already used four of those. (Charlotte Observer
Basketball Recruits Visiting UNC for Virginia Game on Saturday
UNC is expecting a strong group of recruits at the Smith Center for Saturday's matchup with Virginia. Here are the headliners: Kevin Knox (offered), Brandon Huffman (signed), Coby White (committed), Jairus Hamilton (offered), Rechon Black (committed). Knox is the only undecided player in the class of 2017 with a scholarship offer still considering the Tar Heels. (Inside Carolina
Zion Williamson sets state record in rout
Zion Williamson broke a state record, and the Spartanburg Day School boys basketball team emphatically claimed its first SCISA Region I-2A title Tuesday night. Region Player of the Year Williamson led all scorers with 37 points. The effort gave the junior his 27th 30-point game of the season, breaking a state record that Larry Davis of Denmark-Olar had held since 1991. (GoUpstate.com
Scout analysts discuss Bamba, Knox and more
Kevin Knox — a 6-9 forward from Tampa, Fla. — has narrowed his list of schools to Kentucky, Duke, Florida State and North Carolina. “I think we’d both be surprised if it’s Kentucky, just given the guys that they have in the class. It would seem unlikely that that’s a fit.” Snow went on to say that he thinks Duke and FSU are the current co-favorites, with UNC third. (Lexington Herald-Leader
Jalek Felton Named South Carolina 2A Player of the Year
Six Midlands basketball players were named top players in their classifications as the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association released its all-state teams Wednesday. Boys’ players of the year honorees included Gray Collegiate’s Jalek Felton (Class 2A). Felton, a UNC signee, is the state’s top recruit and leads the Midlands in scoring at 26.4 points a game. (The State
UNC signee Jalek Felton honored at Jordan Brand Classic Senior Night
Jalek Felton, a senior at Gray Collegiate Academy (Columbia, S.C.), was honored Thursday as a Jordan Brand Classic All-American, as part of the Jordan Brand Classic Senior Night Tour. Felton is ranked the No. 26 player overall, No. 1 combo guard in the Class of 2017 by 247Sports. The 6-2 guard will follow in his famous uncle Raymond’s footsteps and play at UNC. (USA Today
Is Zion Williamson the best prep dunker ever? Watch this video from one game and drool
Zion Williamson, a high school junior at Spartanburg Day School, dunks like Vince Carter in his NBA prime. In fact, Williamson could be the best high-school dunker in history. Williamson told me Monday he has no idea where he is going to college. He has been offered by basically every major school – UNC, Duke, N.C. State, South Carolina, Clemson, and Kansas among them. (Charlotte Observer
UNC signee Jalek Felton dishes on what fuels his fire
The greatest motivating factor that’s gotten Jalek Felton to where he is today: “Seeing my mom in the stands and thinking about how she took care of me and my sisters as a single parent. I want to get to the point where she doesn’t want or need anything. She made so many sacrifices for me to be able to showcase my talents. Same for my sisters; I want to take care of them all.” (USA Today
Zion Williamson made this in-game 360 windmill dunk look way too easy
Zion Williamson is the No. 2 recruit in the nation, and he doesn't want anyone to forget it. The 6'6" high school junior flaunted his skills with this seriously impressive 360-degree windmill dunk during a game on Monday night. His defenders didn't even try to stop him. That's probably why they lost 94–32. (Sports Illustrated