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Roy Williams Offers 2017 SG Brandon Randolph

Brandon Randolph continues to pile up high-major offers after a strong start on the Nike EYBL circuit. The 6-foot-6, 175-pound Class of 2017 shooting guard from the PSA Cardinals picked up offers from North Carolina and Oregon on Tuesday. That came after he added offers last week from Arizona, Villanova, Syracuse, Kansas, Notre Dame and DePaul.

Video: Rechon Black Discusses Spring, UNC

Rechon Black, who is averaging 8.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists through seven games in the adidas Gauntlet series, talked to Scout about his development and what it's been like since he made his early pledge to UNC.

Second Evaluation Period Top Performers

Mohamed Bamba continues to assert himself as one of the best players on the EYBL circuit. Bamba has always possessed a ton of talent and a world of potential, but now he is beginning to turn that potential into consistent production. Currently Bamba isn’t really naming schools, but Kentucky, Duke, UNC, Villanova, Wake Forest, Kansas, and others seem to be showing a ton of attention.

Six Takeaways from the Nike EYBL and Under Armour Association Indianapolis

The Nike EYBL and Under Armour Association made stops in the Indianapolis area this weekend during the second (and final) weekend college coaches could be out this spring for the live evaluation period. It meant that most of the elite players and top programs found their way to the area. Here’s a look at some storylines from the weekend, including a look at some of the top players in the class.

2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon Hears from UNC

There were plenty of impressive performances at the adidas Gauntlet this past weekend in Atlanta, but arguably the top overall performer was MBA Hoops 2017 guard Nick Weatherspoon. Weatherspoon told Scout that he’s hearing a lot from Mississippi State, Iowa State, NC State, Indiana and Ohio State. UNC called him for the first time this week and Louisville offered him a scholarship Sunday.

High major schools recruiting 2018 forward Jairus Hamilton

Earlier this month 2018 combination forward Jairus Hamilton entered Scout’s updated top 40 list at No. 29. During the second evaluation period at the adidas Gauntlet, the Concord (N.C.) Cannon School standout certainly lived up to that lofty ranking. Hamilton told Scout that UNC, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Duke, Virginia and Kansas are among the schools involved in his recruitment.

Video: Highlights of 2017 SF Kevin Knox from Nike EYBL

Kevin Knox is Scout's 6th ranked 2017 prospect. Here are highlights of Knox at the Nike EYBL, courtesy of Scout.com. Duke, Florida State, Kentucky and North Carolina are among the schools heavily involved with his recruitment.

Indy-area is recruiting central for college basketball this week

Oh, the teams you could put together with the high school basketball talent coming to the Indianapolis area this weekend. Nike and Under Armour – two of the major players on the grassroots basketball scene – are bringing events to the metro area. The tournaments fall during the second and final NCAA evaluation period of the spring, meaning college coaches will be front and center for the action.

Mohamed Bamba aims to narrow list by August

On the recruiting front, UNC, Wake Forest, Duke, UConn and Indiana saw 2017 center Mohamed Bamba recently at the Westtown (Pa.) School. His last visit was to Villanova. Bamba continues to talk to his close friend Wendell Carter Jr., about possibly teaming up -- with Duke a serious contender for both. Bamba said he hopes to cut his list by end of summer.

UNC commit Leaky Black named MaxPreps All-American

Rechon “Leaky” Black of the Concord High basketball team is the only North Carolina player to make the MaxPreps sophomore All-American team. Black, a 6-7 point guard, has committed to North Carolina. He was also named to the N.C. Associated Press all-state team. Black is only the third sophomore in UNC coach Roy Williams' coaching career to earn a scholarship offer.

Video: Mohamed Bamba Highlights from EYBL Brooklyn

Highlights of 6'11" 2017 5-star center Mohamad Bamba from last weekend's EYBL event in Brooklyn, NY. Bamba holds a scholarship offer from UNC as well as Duke, Villanova, Kentucky, Arizona, and Indiana, among others.

Roy Williams visits five-star power forward Jeremiah Tilmon

Roy Williams visited power forward P.J. Washington (Dallas, TX/Findlay Prep) on Monday, Kevin Knox (Tampa, FL/Tampa Catholic) on Tuesday, and based on a report by Scout.com's Evan Daniels, Roy spent time with Jeremiah Tilmon (East Saint Louis, IL/La Lumiere School) on Wednesday. Tilmon is a 6-10 power forward who goes to school in Indiana but is from East Saint Louis.

Tar Heels check in on Devon Dotson

North Carolina coach Roy Williams and his staff were at all four of 2018 point guard Devon Dotson's AAU games over the weekend. The Charlotte native is one of the best point guards in the 2018 class. Dotson already has 12 offers, including UNC, Tennessee, Wake Forest, NC State, Florida, Clemson and Georgia. The Tar Heels offered Dotson in January after he visited for a game.

Brandon Robinson named all-state by USA Today

Douglas County guard Brandon Robinson continues to be among the elite in the Georgia when it comes to postseason accolades. The 6-foot-5 guard was named to the USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Georgia Boys Basketball Team. He was one of five to make the second team on the national publication’s all-state squad. It was the latest in postseason accolades that the UNC signee has received.

Evaluation Period: UNC's 2018 basketball recruiting targets

After the first evaluation weekend, North Carolina's 2018 basketball recruiting targets are becoming more clear. With little time to see prospects, the UNC staff prioritizes which players they watch and which players deserve attention or further evaluation. Here is a list of UNC's 2018 basketball recruiting targets based on who the Tar Heel staff observed last weekend.

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

Monday, June 20, 2016
Hosting 2018 3 star shooting guard Coby White on an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill, NC

Monday, June 13, 2016
Hosting 2017 3 star shooting guard Andrew Platek on an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill.

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Watching 2019 F Matthew Hurt, 2017 PG Nick Weatherspoon, 2018 UNC PG commit Rechon Black, 2018 SF Jairus Hamilton, 2018 SG Zion Williamson at the adidas Uprising event in Atlanta, GA

4/22/2016 - 4/23/2016
Watching 2017 UNC PG commit Jalek Felton, 2017 PG Trevon Duval, 2018 PG Devon Dotson, 2018 SF Cameron Reddish, 2017 C Mohamed Bamba, 2017 PF P.J. Washington, 2017 SG Brandon Randolph, 2017 SF Kevin Knox, 2017 SG Lonnie Walker in Indianapolis, IN

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Visiting previously offered 2017 5 star center Jeremiah Tilmon in La Porte, Indiana

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Top Basketball Recruits
RecruitClass
Tony Bradley2016 C
Mohamed Bamba2017 PF
Wendell Carter2017 PF
Jalek Felton2017 CG
Kevin Knox2017 SF
Jeremiah Tilmon2017 PF
Brandon Robinson2016 SG
Seventh Woods2016 CG
Brandon Randolph2017 SG
P.J. Washington2017 PF

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