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Lions' Eric Ebron reflects on rookie self: 'I thought I knew it all'

Eric Ebron's ability to progress each year up until his fourth season, where he's still only 24 years old, earned him a fifth-year option from the Lions this spring. It's a season that will pay him around $8.25 million in 2018. It's not a pay rate he's yet earned with a full body of work, but that's not what option seasons are often about. It'll tell something to the Lions and to himself. (MLive.com)

Did the Spurs target UNC's Tony Bradley instead of Derrick White in 2017 NBA Draft?

With the 29th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the San Antonio Spurs selected Colorado's Derrick White. But things could have been different. It seems the Spurs may have been targeting UNC's Tony Bradley with their first round pick. According to Bradley, San Antonio was looking to land his services before the Lakers selected him and sent his rights to Utah. (News 4 San Antonio)

Video: Deon Thompson European League Season Highlights

Highlights of former Tar Heel forward and 2009 NCAA champion Deon Thompson from this past season playing for team Crvena Zvezda in Belgrade, Serbia. View Video...

Justin Jackson 101

The Kings selected small forward Justin Jackson out of the University of North Carolina with the No. 15 overall pick (via the Portland Trailblazers). The 22 year old junior played in 40 games last season for the Tarheels, averaging 18.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 32 minutes per game. Jackson also connected on 37 percent of his threes, shooting about seven per game. (NBA.com)

Summer Baseball Dispatches: Tyler Baum

UNC pitcher Tyler Baum: "I am fortunate enough to be playing for the Harwich Mariners in the Cape Cod League this summer. It is always fun getting to play with and against some of the best players in the country. There are 11 other Tar Heels in the Cape with me spread across four different teams. Cole Aker and I are living together with our wonderful host family." (GoHeels.com)

Five Tar Heels Named Men's Lacrosse All-ACC Academic

Five members of coach Joe Breschi's 2017 ACC men's lacrosse championship team headline the All-ACC Academic Men's Lacrosse Team as announced Tuesday. Senior midfielder Stephen Kelly of Lutherville, Md., and senior defenseman Austin Pifani of Roslyn, Pa., were both named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the third time in their careers. (GoHeels.com)

The Jordan X Converse Pack Is Inspired By MJ’s “Love Of The Game” Contract Clause

Michael Jordan’s first professional contract with the Chicago Bulls came with the legendary ‘Love of the Game‘ clause. It allowed Mike to play basketball in the off-season however and wherever he wanted, whether it be pick-up games in Chicago or going back to Chapel Hill to play with his former teammates at UNC in the off-season, regardless of any potential liabilities. (Sneaker News)

Marie McCool Named ACC Scholar-Athlete Of The Year For Lacrosse

North Carolina junior Marie McCool has been named the 2017 ACC Women's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines the All-ACC Academic Women's Lacrosse Team, announced Tuesday by Commissioner John Swofford. A midfielder from Moorestown, N.J., McCool was a 2017 Tewaaraton Award finalist and a two-time IWLCA first-team All-American. (GoHeels.com)

Justin Jackson, Ryan Switzer, Hayley Carter Nab Patterson Medals

Hayley Carter, the ACC's all-time leader in women's tennis singles victories, Justin Jackson, who led the Tar Heels to the 2017 NCAA men's basketball championship, and Ryan Switzer, the fifth UNC football player to earn first-team All-ACC honors three times, are the 2017 recipients of the Patterson Medal, the most prestigious athletic honor awarded at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Enrollee Q&A: 2017 C Brandon Huffman

Brandon Huffman enrolled at North Carolina roughly two weeks ago, but he has been unofficially with the team for over a month. The 6-9, 250-pound center has been a regular at UNC's pick-up games. Huffman spoke with CarolinaBlue to preview his enrollment at UNC, his closeness with the 2017 class, what he is excited and nervous about, and the staff's plan for him. (Carolina Blue)

ACC Announces Student-Athletes Attending the 2017 ACC Football Kickoff

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Tuesday the 28 football student-athletes who have been chosen by its 14 league schools to attend the 2017 ACC Football Kickoff, July 13-14 at the Westin Charlotte located in Charlotte, N.C. The football student-athletes who will be attending the 2017 ACC Football Kickoff are: North Carolina - Bentley Spain, OL; M.J. Stewart, CB. (The ACC)

Interesting statistics from the 2016-17 UNC Basketball season

Luke Maye, by the end of the postseason, was simultaneously UNC’s best three-point shooter (40.0%) and UNC’s worst free throw shooter (58.7%). That’s not a combination you often see, and it’s fair to wonder if those stats will find a more typical level. Also, Seventh Woods comes out near the top of a surprising number of per-40-minute statistics. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Football early opponent preview: Pittsburgh Panthers

Eight of Pitt's 2017 opponents finished last season with a winning record and seven made a bowl game. Like so many other Coastal Division teams, Pitt is also replacing a quarterback this season but the Panthers have experience in former USC quarterback Max Browne. An 8-4 season, a shot at the Coastal division title, and a bowl game, don’t seem unreasonable. (Keeping It Heel)

Former UNC baseball players launch free fitness app

Andrew Carignan and Tim Fedroff were named to the All-CWS team in 2007 and were All-Americans at UNC. Carignan and Fedroff have nearly 15 years of professional baseball experience between them. But when it comes to developing, launching and growing a new fitness app called GymNOW, the skills on the field don't help the former athletes much. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Marcus Ginyard Basketball Camp to Host Chapel Hill Community Day

The Marcus Ginyard Basketball Camp is thrilled to be less than two weeks away from our first Chapel Hill Community Day. We’ve partnered with Chapel Hill Parks and Rec, Chapel Hill Police and Fire Department, as well as local businesses Italian Pizzeria 3 and Chapel Hill Sportswear to create a clinic, free for 60 young campers that will focus on more than just hoops. (Chapelboro.com)

Upgrades, On-Field Success Define UNC's 2016-17

While the longstanding NCAA investigation may have saturated the headlines during the 2016-17 academic year, North Carolina’s athletics department excelled yet again on the field of play, highlighted by the men’s basketball program’s sixth NCAA championship. UNC is currently ranked sixth in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings. (Inside Carolina)

Marquise Williams meets Darian Durant

Former UNC quarterback greats Marquise Williams and Darian Durant left their marks in the UNC football record book. They played nearly a decade apart, but their careers at Carolina are intertwined by incredible offensive production. The two Tar Heel stars got the chance to meet this past weekend. It was a special moment for the duo and a cool thing for the UNC football family. (Carolina Blue)

UNC's Cunningham focused on $100 million facility project

UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham has long talked about the need to build an indoor football practice facility or upgrade the aging home to the school's soccer and lacrosse programs. That work has finally begun as part of a roughly $100 million project, one that has left a big hole near the middle of campus and will force a dozen programs to adjust practice or game routines for the coming year. (Associated Press)

14 ACC Football Stats You Need To Know For 2017

42.05: Opponents’ third-down conversion rate against North Carolina last season: Defensively, the Tar Heels have some work to do before being considered an upper-echelon ACC program. Last year, teams hit on third downs against UNC at a 42.05 rate, which put it at 80th in the country. That number has to improve if the Tar Heels want to take the next step. (Athlon Sports)

Danny Green Selected to NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team

Having already won an NBA Championship with the San Antonio Spurs back in 2013, former UNC standout Danny Green received the first individual honor of his eight-year pro career on Monday. The 6-foot-6-inch guard was named a part of the NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team after an outstanding season locking down opponents on that end of the floor. (Chapelboro.com)

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