5-20- Vasco Evtimov is entering the NBA draft. Read the article [Here].
Warren Wilkins spoke to Greg Tinch, who has a summary of his recruiting [Here].
5-19- UNCsport recently talked to Josh Powell’s dad, C.J. Randolph , who states
that North Carolina State could be a tournament away from winning a
commitment from a prize recruit! Randolph says that “We are using this
trip(TOC) as a second unofficial visit to see and experience everything we
did not see before due to the Ice Storm. If the Georgia Stars win the
tournament, I can see Josh possibly wanting to commit. I am sure there will
be plenty of curious NC STATE fans at his games just to check him out.
Randolph also made this statement “ I, Josh’s father, have already commited
to NC STATE.” He says Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Tennessee, and
FSU round out his list.
5-18- Clint Jackson is reporting that Jamal Sampson not only has UNC has his leader, but also UCONN. He says SU is in third. Read the full story [ Here].
5-18- UNCsport recently contacted Eddy Curry's AAU coach Stan White regarding Eddy's latest news. Rumors were flying that North Carolina was his leader, and he firmly responded "no". When asked what schools have offered he said "everybody in the world". Then we moved on and asked if Eddy was the #1 pick in the Draft would he go. Stan responded, "would you"? Stan said that him and Eddy already know what they would do if the situation arises but cannot make it public.
Stan also mentioned that Kelvin Torbert was the player that has impressed him the most besides Curry. He said Eddy is wide open and hopes to trim to 20 schools by the summer, and 10 by September.
Conclusion: Whoever signs Eddy is taking a big risk. We feel Curry is a lock for the Pro's.
We'd like to thank Stan White for his time and great personality and wish his team, the Illinois Gold the best of luck!
5-18- Dave Telep has details on David Lee and his visits this summer. View the article [ Here]. Telep also did a profile on Jawad Williams. Read it [ Here].
has an article on James White, raving about his leap. Read it [here].
They also have an update on Billy Edelins list. Read it [here].
also has an article on Edelin. His list is different from the link above,
and also says the reason he is transferring is academic problems. Read it
recruiting update: Chris
is reporting David Lee will visit UNC and Duke on the weekend of June 23rd.
Also, another football prospect comes alive. Read it [here]
with Ernest Shelton:
Earnest, how are your grades?
Good. I have a 3.0 GPA and made a 22 on the ACT.
did you do during the season?
We won the state championship . I averaged 22 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists,
and 3 steals.
What are your strengths/ weaknesses?
Great shooter and I have great court vision. Speed and ball-handling.
If you had to choose now, where would you go?
Ernest: Really don't know because I haven't had a chance to talk to coaches
or see schools.
What schools have offered you a scholarship?
Haven't been able to talk to talk to coaches or schools yet.
What playing time are you looking for in your freshman year?
Doesn't matter. I just plan on playing alot before my four years are over.
What is your opinion of UNC? Duke?
Both are very good schools with great reputations.
What is your style of playing?
Up tempo, but an offensive style with alot of screens and picks.
Which schools are showing the most interest?
Right now i just get alot of mail from hundreds of colleges.
Which schools are you considering the most?
Haven't really decided since I haven't been able to just talk and meet coaches.
you going to sign early (fall) or wait until spring?
Won't know until after I start talking to coaches and seeing schools. If
I see a school i like in the fall, i will sign in the fall.
Where do you plan to play this summer?
NIKE All-American camp, NBA camp, USA camp, Peach Jam, NIKE Super Showcase,
17:U Nationals. May be more, but these are for sure right now.
contacted DC guru Kyle Yeldell of
PrepHoops.com to write a profile
on PG/WG Billy Edelin of Dematha High School.
at 6'3 (close to 6'4), Billy Edelin is a silent assassin. He can kill you
at every aspect: scoring, passing, penetrating, rebounding, or even just
his presence. I didn't mention his defense, because at this point he is
lacking, but he isn't a horrible defender. He is so complete offensively.
Triple-doubles are very common for Billy, because of his basketball knowledge.
He knows how to rebound, pass and score extremely well. He never shoots
jump shots, but that doesn't mean he can't shoot. His release is a little
slow, but it goes in. He is one of the best finishers in the country, as
his field goal pct. this season had to be in the 60-70% range. He has a
deceptive handle and has a lot of moves to break down defenses. His spin
move is a killer, but it is so fundamental. He shifts his defenders' weight,
takes two steps and is open. He knows exactly when to score and pass. His
assist-to-turnover ratio is very high, because even at the shooting guard
slot, he is the floor general. He is the perfect combo, but he is a natural
point guard. He has been very successful at DeMatha. As a freshman, he made
JV, but was moved down to freshman a week before the season. He avg. 30+
ppg on freshman, and only played about 3 quarters. Former coach Joe Wootten
said that Billy had 8 straight games of 40 or more points. As a soph, he
started out as the 6th man on varsity, backing up Sr PG, John Sadusky (Boston
University), but he began starting at shooting guard, and moving Joseph
Forte (UNC) to small forward and Keith Bogans (Kentucky) to power forward.
He didn't score that much, but he made a big difference. This past season,
he really shined. He had 40 points on Neil Fingleton (UNC signee) and his
Holy Name squad at the DeMatha Invitational. He ended the year averaging
21 ppg, 7 apg, and 5 rpg. However, he was "left out" of the Washington Post's
1st Team All-Met selections, much to the dismay of all surrounding coaches
and players. As far as his college plans, UNC is the school he grew up rooting
for, but has expressed that they aren't his forerunners at this point. Don't
get mad UNC fans, because he has no forerunners; he equally likes each school
he lists. The schools that he was offered by Boston College, Virginia, NC
State, Maryland and Georgetown, with Tennessee, Texas, UNC, and Duke still
showing a lot of interest. He hasn't really thought about college, but,
as of recently, he is looking for another school. He got expelled from DeMatha
for some minor infractions and he is shopping for the perfect school. Montrose
Christian might be his destination, partly because of his close friendship
with guard Drew Hall, one of the nation's biggest sleepers. Montrose would
definitely help his defense, his only true flaw. Stu Vetter is a workhorse
who will get Billy in definite shape for the college of his choice (maybe
Matera has a story on Josh Childress. Read it [here].
Mark Konecny, who is UNC target also spoke with All Star Report. Read it
Edelin is a player that has always been interested in the Heels, and now
the Heels are interested in him. Read the story [here].
We must ask, why recruit him though? We really don't have a spot or need
ran an article on Greg Tinch. Read it [here].
Martins interviewed 6'5 UNC target Greg Tinch. Read it [here].
Also, another new UNC football target arises. Read it [here].
Troth will camp at UNC, view it [here].
A new recruit on the rise for Football? Read article [here].
are back from vacation and ready to roll. We have completed our interview
with Earnest Shelton, which will be up tommorrow. Speaking of Shelton, Baldwin
did a scouting report on him[here],
and Marc Maggard interviewed him [here].
reports that North Carolina is the LEADER for the best player in the
nation, Eddy Curry. Curry is nicknamed "baby Shaq" because he's big, and
dominated like him. It doesn't even look like Curry tries, but he will still
pull in a 25/12. Most experts think Curry is long gone to the NBA, saying
he'll be a sure fire NO.1 pick.
will be going on vacation to Washington, DC. Boy, it's going to be hot,
but we need to talk to a few people regarding issues. UNCsport will be back
Saturday Night. Visit UNCbasketball.com for all the latest information.
UNC football recruiting, quarterback Aaron Alexander out of Virginia no
longer lists the Heels.
top Wing Guards. Rashad Carruth was #3, and Earnest Shelton was #8.
UNC have more competition for Jamal Sampson? Well, Syracuse just promoted
Mater Dei alum Mike Hopkins to recruiting assitant. Hopkins is a dynamite
on Football Recruiting: Shawn
Jackson. For those that haven't signed up for our mailing list. Please
do so. Scroll to the bottom of the page and type in your e-mail address.
5-6- UNCsport released
information on DeShawn Stevenson:
has talked to an EXTREMELY close source
to Deshawn Stevenson, who we will refer to as ECS(EXTREMELY
close source). ECS says that the fault in Deshawn leaving for the NBA should
not rest on Darren Matsubara's shoulders. It should rest on Deshawns Mom.
Deshawns mom pissed off a lot of coaches. She'd demand x amount of minutes,this,that
etc.These were schools that DeShawn was interested in, and was dissapointed
when they backed away. According to ECS, if DeShawn had a school to go to,
it'd be Fresno State. His mom, of course wanted Kansas. Therefore, he chose
Kansas. Ever since then he has been "rebelling" against her. His mom wants
him to go to college, so he spurns and goes Pro. His relationship with his
Mom has been tanked since August. ECS says that if DeShawn signed with FSU,
he most likely wouldn't have gone pro. He really wanted to play with Chris
Jefferies at FSU. They played together at Washinton Union and
Chris broke his foot three games from the end denying them a state championship
that year. He wanted to play together and win a national championship. He
often said if a team has a good big man (Ely), point gaurd(Porter and Maddox)
and a wing opposite(Jefferies) that he could round out the lineup and win
a NCAA title. ECS says this current story may be leaked soon, as DeShawn
will be very embarrassed by his Mom, who has been blaming Matsubara this
whole time. Darren really hasn't done any harm, except help Deshawn out.
for Deshawn and the NBA draft. ECS says that the Lakers
are making their hardest push on Deshawn. ECS feels it will turn out like
Kobe, trading a player to move up(Divac), this time it'll be Rice. More
questions arise, how does Deshawn fit in the picture? Well Jackson likes
big guards with long arms, and feels DeShawn could evolve into an excellent
Point Guard in the future(way down the road). (Editors note: DeShawn Stevenson
is a scorer, and shoots at will, why would he be a Point Guard?)If that
doesn't pan out, Bryant would be switched to SF if neccessary.
course we trust "ECS", but this story does NOT reflect the opinion of UNCsport.
UNCsport held an interview with James White:
UNCsport:What are your
plans for the offseason
my jumper and work on my Defense and just go out and have a good summer.
UNCsport: What schools
are you currently considering
James White :UNC,DUKE,FLORIDA,
Kansas, SHU, and Maryland
UNCsport: Do you have
any specific leader?
James White: No, not
at this time.
UNCsport: If you had
to make a decision now, where would you go?
James White: I couldn't
really tell you, I haven't explored all the colleges yet.
UNCsport: What visits
do you have planned?
James White: I plan
to visit all of the schools in my list.
UNCsport: What are your
thoughts on UNC?
James White:I like UNC
a lot. I like the way they play, and the tradition is awesome.
UNCsport: What are your
thoughts on Duke?
James White:I like Duke's
tradition ,great fans, GREAT faciluty, they develop players well.
UNCsport: How are your
James White: I'm doing
good, 2.9 GPA.
UNCsport: Toughest player
you've ever faced?
James White: Dermarr
UNCsport: Favorite player
James White: Vince Carter
UNCsport: Will you be
at Crispus Attacks next year?
James White: The way
it looks now, yes.
UNCsport:If you were
a lottery pick as a Senior in HS would you go pro?
James White: No, I'd
go to College
UNCsport: How long do
you plan on staying in College?
James White: I don't
know right now.
lot of updates today, this most likely will be the last.
Torbert lists UNC:IR.
Sunday, UNCsport will debut their exclusive story on why Deshawn Stevenson
chose to go Pro. It is very interesting story, with an extremely close source
to him revealing all the juicy information. Believe me, this WILL be a talked
Martins talked with Terry Tippett, head coach of White Station. Here is
a link: Earnest
you have not heard, Jawad Williams is on a unofficial visit to Maryland.
Maryland is one of the big 3 to be recruiting Jawad(UNC,DUKE). These schools
are also big players for top 10 recruit James White.
Jerry Stackhouse a goner in Detroit? Well, NBAtalk
says it may be a solution to keep Grant Hill in Motown.
Here is an article by ACCtoday on ACC football recruiting:Acctoday.
on Tar Heel target Jonathan Rogers:update.
QB Ingle Martin will visit UNC:Story.
few more UNC recruiting tidbits.It appears according to an interview with
Steve Smith that Rashaad Curruth will not attend UK. He is not satisfied
with all of the guards UK will have to compete with. View a link here:Carruth.
Diop, the ultra talented Center out of Oak Hill Academy, may have a leader,
Miami. This is according to a story reported by Steve Beck. View it:Diop.
Plavich, is a 6'2 PG out of Dulton, Georgia. Plavich, gave a commitment
to Georgia Tech earlier in the year, but has been released due to the coaching
change. He has now signed with Vandy.
A few ACC schools we're invovled with Liberto Tetimadingar, well he has
commited to Fordham.
Jawad Williams information confirming the internet reports of UNC making
a hard push. The ACCtodaystaff did a report, along with a picture. Now you
can see why they not only compare him to Lamar Odom for his game! Jawad
Williams. Here's another article
by Vince Baldwin about"Wad" Williams.
seems as though Robert Whaley, out of Michigan is interested in the Heels.
He has mentioned them previously, and now again in this IR
In Baldwin's articles he doesn't have UNC in his list, but don't mind it,
he's a midwest guy=) He knows his players, but ACC lists aren't his forte.
to drop Nike? Well, read the story here.
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we have scheduled interviews with Earnest Shelton, and Jawad Williams, both
whom are UNC targets. Stay tuned!
UNC target, Josh Childress, held an interview with Marc Maggard. Maggard,
the editor of kentuckywildcats.net,
published it on AEhoops. View the interview here:Interview
recently reported on Jawad Williams, well Clint Jackson did an awesome scouting
report for him on UNCBasketball.com.
Check it out!
Tom Perrone, of PrepAtlantic,
is reporting UNC is the team to beat for Michael Waddell clone, Randy Jones.
Jones is a DB out of Richmond County, who is 5'11 and runs a 4.3!
Wallace blew up last night with 15 points and 8 boards, as he led the Trailblazers
to a win. Many people scrutinize Wallace for his behavior, but he is showing
people what he is made of.
New UNC target? We think so. On Jawad Williams message
board and on the DBR,
it's being reported UNC is making a push on Williams. Williams is a 6'9
dynamo out of Ohio. He's very athletic, and would be an awesome pickup.
Coach Gut is really recruiting well this season, with Tinch,Lee,White,Childress,
and Jawad Williams in target.
target David Lee, had an awesome game at the Show-Me-Shootout. Good friend
Marc Maggard of kentuckywildcats.net
recently conducted an interview with Lee at the SMS. Lee points out that
UNC is in his list. Marc asked what David is looking for in a school, Lee
responded "I want to go to a school which combines academics with a great
basketball program. Obviously, I am looking for a coach that I can relate
to and have a good relationship with and the right group of guys to play
with." View the whole interview and a picture at KentuckyWildcats.net.
UNCsport want's to throw a congrats out to UNC recruit Adam Boone, who was
named Mr.Basketball in Minnesota. Boone was also named Gatorade POY and
the Assoicated Press POY.
Jackson, a freelance recruiting scout/reporter for various sources, has
told UNCsport a recruiting item. Clint of HighMajorHoops.com mentions that
UNC has not sent 6'10 PF Rick Rickert, one letter yet. Jackson says Arizona,Florida
and Duke lead the list, Iowa,Minnesota Michigan State and others trail.Rickert
has expressed interest in North Carolina according to Jackson. Jackson mentions
that "Rickert is a combo forward, more like a Laettner type with less muscle".In
my opinion, this could change very quickly as target Channing Frye just
commited to Arizona. Frye, Jackson consideres more of a big fella than Rickert,
although they both will most likely pan out to be Power Forwards.
More internet recruiting news regarding UNC targets have come to rise. The
latest disscussion involves the Show-ME-Shootout. Rashaad Carruth, a main
UNC target, did not show up. Jamaal Sampson also did not showup.
are a few scouting reports by Dave Telep from rivals100hoops.com:
Childress, WF, West Coast Academy, 2001: Played most of the event
on an injured ankle. Per usual, he displayed a knack for getting himself
shots from the wings. He's a decent, though not spectacular athlete, who
is more of a scorer than a straight-up driver. In traffic he extends his
long arms for difficult finishes, ala Eddie Griffin. This high-,major prospect
is good outside shooter and crafty in creating his opportunities.
BF/WF, St. Louis Eagles I, 2001: His performance at the Boo Williams and
Show-Me Shootout was legit, and he's one of the Top 15 players - at least
-- in an outstanding Class of 2001. He's savvy, athletic, shoots with either
hand and understands the game and art of winning. His recruitment will be
a war and he'll wind up playing at the highest collegiate level with elite
schools chasing him. If he can increase his range to where he's a bit more
reliable from downtown, he'll be even more dangerous. Lee isn't afraid of
size in the paint and figures out a way to score over taller players. He's
a combo forward, but probably wouldn't draw defensive assignments against
6-9 or taller inside players.