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Video: Jalek Felton leads Team Felton comeback against Florida Vipers in UAA Finals
Team Felton goes head to head against the Florida Vipers in an amazing comeback game during the Under Armour Finals. UNC commit Jalek Felton (#5 in white) finished with 16 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals as Team Felton overcame a 19-point deficit to claim the win.
Video: Andrew Platek 2016 Peach Jam Highlights
Highlights of class of 2017 Northfield Mount Hermon School (Mass.) and Albany City Rocks guard Andrew Platek (UNC offer) in the Nike EYBL Finals at the Peach Jam.
UAA Finals: Devon Dotson Delivers
Devon Dotson’s leadership was on full display in Team Charlotte’s 87-67 win over KC Run GMC. Dotson did his fair share of scoring as his jump shot looked as good as ever, but he did a really good job of balancing his roles of scoring and distributing the ball to teammates. “UNC, NC State, Florida, Clemson, Wake Forest, Georgia, and Tennessee are all talking to me.”
A look at the top targets for UNC basketball in the class of 2017
A slew of the top players and a who’s who of college coaches were gathered at the Peach Jam basketball tournament this past week. Coach Roy Williams was in attendance to watch many of the top recruits for North Carolina. All this recruiting got us thinking about the class of 2017. So let’s take a look at some of the players UNC is targeting.
Four-Star PG Nick Weatherspoon Releases Top 10
On Thursday morning, 4-star point guard Nick Weatherspoon became one step closer to making his college decision. The elite prospect released his top 10 schools, and his list is quite impressive. In alphabetical order, Weatherspoon's top schools are Georgetown, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, UNC, NC State and Ohio State.
UNC's 2017 Big men targets
North Carolina has to sign a big class in 2017. Specifically, the Heels need to sign at least three big men. So, who is UNC targeting? The Tar Heels have offered P.J. Washington, Mohamed Bamba, Wendell Carter, and Jeremiah Tilmon so far. Tilmon committed to Illinois earlier this week. This leaves a few know names with Tar Heel offers and a few more options that UNC is showing definite interest in:
Mohamed Bamba Motivated for Gold Medal with USA Basketball
On the recruiting front, Mohamed Bamba still plans to cut his list to 10 in August. "At some point in August, I'm not sure when," he said. Among the coaches on hand for him (and/or Quade Green) at Peach Jam were UNC's Roy Williams, Kentucky's John Calipari, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, Syracuse's Jim Boeheim, and UConn's Kevin Ollie.
Bamba, Washington, Coleman Named to USA Basketball U18 Roster
USA Basketball on Tuesday announced the 12-man roster for the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Valdivia, Chile July 13-17. The cuts included Miles Bridges, Brandon McCoy, John Petty, Lonnie Walker, Kris Wilkes and Cassius Winston. UNC recruits making the team included center Mohamed Bamba, power forward P.J. Washington, and point guard Matt Coleman.
5 things to watch in Under Armour Association finals
Defending champion Team Charlotte comes in with the best record in the regular season at 11-1 and is led by guards Ty-Shon Alexander and Devon Dotson (UNC offer). North Carolina commit Jalek Felton is ranked No. 24 in the ESPN 100 for the Class of 2017. Team Felton was 7-5 in the regular season, but with one of the best players on its side, there's always a chance.
P.J. Washington on UNC: "I can see myself going there"
In an interview at this past weekend's Peach Jam, 2017 five-star power forward P.J. Washington discussed a few of the schools in his top group. North Carolina, Kentucky, Arizona, and Texas remain the programs most likely to land official visit from the 6-7 recruit. Washington says he wants to take his official visits and then make a decision in December or January.
Five Observations from the Peach Jam
Entering July, many believed that Mohamed Bamba could push for the No. 1 spot in the Class of 2017 because of his insane measurables and increasing skill level. Let’s face it: there just aren’t many dudes playing basketball that are pushing 7-feet tall with a 7’9? wingspan that move so well. He’s a freak. But for as much upside as Bamba has, he’s still way more raw than anticipated.
Who stood out during the first evaluation period?
Playing in his hometown at the adidas Gauntlet Finale, Zion Williamson didn’t disappoint. A newly minted top five player in the class of 2018, Williamson put his complete game on display for everybody to see. Williamson has offers from NC State, Clemson, South Carolina, Maryland, Miami, Georgia, and Georgia Tech. He was also tracked by Kentucky, Duke, and North Carolina at the event.
Five star center Jeremiah Tilmon commits to Illinois
Jeremiah Tilmon, Scout’s No. 19 overall prospect, verbally committed to John Groce, Illinois on Monday, he informed Scout. “I’m going to Illinois because they’ve been recruiting me since 8th grade, and I take pride in loyalty,” Tilmon said. Tilmon, a 6-foot-10, 235-pound standout at La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere, selected Illinois over Kansas, Michigan State, North Carolina and Texas.
Three Observations from the adidas Gauntlet Finale
Nick Weatherspoon (UNC offer) will push All-American status in the Class of 2017. The 6-foot-1 Weatherspoon continues to play well over the last few weeks as he’s a lethal scorer who can also rebound from the perimeter and distribute a little bit. After an MVP performance at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, 2018 forward Zion Williamson didn’t disappoint in multiple viewings.
Video: Jalek Felton put on a show during Big Shots Myrtle Beach basketball tournament
Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes told ABC 15 Sports that the four-day Big Shots Myrtle Beach basketball tournament at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center had an estimated $5-million impact to the area.
Two-time WPDE Mister Hoop Zone winner Jalek Felton was one of the main attractions. Felton, who recently transferred from Mullins High to Gray Collegiate Academy for his upcoming senior season, had a strong showing.