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Tuesday / October 22.
  • North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and his staff are familar with 6-foot-10 big man Brandon Huffman because they recruited his former teammate Rawle Alkins last year at Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God Academy.

    “They came over and they saw [Huffman] a little bit then [when they were recruiting Alkins] and that’s where the relationship started,” Word of God coach Brian Clifton told SNY.tv by phone.

    Alkins ultimately chose Arizona, but the Tar Heels jumped into the mix for Huffman — a native of Alaska whose parents are in the military — on Thursday by offering him a scholarship during a visit to campus.

    Onetime Arizona commit Terrance Ferguson has officially signed with Under Armour.

    The 6-foot-7 wing chose to play professionally in Australia for the Adelaide 36ers after failing to qualify at Arizona. He is the third player to sign with Under Armour after skipping the American college route, following current Knicks guard Brandon Jennings, who signed in Italy, and current Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay, who played in China.

    Terms of the Under Armour deal were not disclosed.

    Scout.com reported that Ferguson will net about $500,000 in Australia. He is projected as the No. 24 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by Draft Express.com.