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Q&A With Vince Carter

How did you celebrate getting drafted? Vince Carter: "We were in Vancouver so next door there was a Benihana’s. We were sitting at Benihana watching our food get cooked and it was weird." What’s the best financial advice you got after being drafted? Carter: "Put yourself on an allowance. For all the contracts that are guaranteed, that doesn’t mean it’s going to last you." (USA Today)

UNC Baseball Final Statistics

North Carolina finished the 2018 baseball season 44-20, including a 22-8 ACC record. The Tar Heels finished atop the league and earned the number one seed in the ACC Tournament. Here are the final individual leaders for the Tar Heels: Batting average: .345 - Kyle Datres (2nd in ACC); ERA: 1.69 - Ben Casparius (minimum 10 innings pitched) (T-8th in ACC) (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Baseball: Kicking The Door Down

From a 7-7 start to the first College World Series appearance by a UNC team since 2013, this group of players endeared themselves to fans like few of its predecessors have. That made Wednesday's loss so much more difficult. coach Mike Fox said as much after the game. "The end of the season, it stinks. And it's especially hard when you have such a great group of kids." (GoHeels.com)

Tre Boston: Safety market is 'kinda rough man'

Free agency hasn't been kind to veteran safeties. NFL backstops have struggled to find work, something Tre Boston has experienced firsthand after recently turning down a low-level offer from the Cardinals. Boston, 25, spent last year with the Chargers after toiling for the Panthers from 2014 to 2016. The former Panthers defender is mired in a dead safety market. (NFL.com)

Mike Fox and North Carolina Agree In Principle To Contract Extension

UNC and Mike Fox have reached an agreement in principle for Fox to remain as the head baseball coach. Fox just completed his 20th season as head coach at his alma mater. The 2018 ACC Coach of the Year led the Tar Heels to a first-place finish in the ACC for the second consecutive season and a seventh berth in the College World Series in the last 13 years. (GoHeels.com)

Mitch Trubisky ranks sixth in NFL jersey sales

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky has the sixth best-selling jersey in the NFL this week. The top five are Giants running back Saquon Barkley, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Broncos linebacker Von Miller. Expectations are high for Trubisky in his second season. (Chicago Bears)

This UNC team may have come up with a way to give robots skin and muscle

A UNC-Chapel Hill professor may have a line on how to solve one of the problems scientists and engineers have to crack before they can build robots that look and move like living things. Chemist Sergei Sheiko and his team have figured how they can make silicone gels that perform, mechanically, a lot more like skin and muscle. They're now making kilograms of the stuff. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Have mechanical adjustments finally brought the old Matt Harvey back?

Shock waves were sent through the baseball world on May 4th when Matt Harvey was designated for assignment by the New York Mets, the team that drafted him and saw him reach super-stardom. What goes up must come down, and that was apparent in the downfall of one of baseball’s most popular pitchers when he went down with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. (Beyond the Box Score)

UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 51-60

60. Dick Grubar (1966-69, PG, Schenectady, N.Y.): Along with Ed Cota, Grubar is the only UNCpoint guard to lead the Tar Heels to three Final Fours. He was a big, physical point guard who was known for his outstanding perimeter defense and fierce competitiveness; 59. Joe Wolf (1983-87, PF/SF, Kohler, Wis.): Wolf exploded into a 1st-team All-ACC player as a senior. (Inside Carolina)

Nassir Little No. 2 Among Early 2019 NBA Lottery Projections

2. Nassir Little, North Carolina: Why he’ll go so high: A physical and athletic monster with shooting touch to the three point line, Little went from nice looking but somewhat undersized power forward prospect to a wing drawing Kawhi Leonard comparisons in just a year. He checks all the boxes of a modern NBA player and his upward trajectory has been tough to ignore. (Rivals.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Second Chances

Joel and Theo might be disheartened, but they shouldn’t be. When the two rounds of the 2018 NBA draft were over, neither Joel Berry nor Theo Pinson had heard their names called from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Since most players selected in the second round do not get guaranteed contracts, Berry and Pinson may be better off having gone undrafted. (Chapelboro.com)

Danny Green expected to skip free agency; opt-in final year with Spurs

It's not an easy decision, but in the end, Danny Green has always bet on himself. NBA sources tell the Express-News Green will likely forgo free agency and exercise the final year of his contract with the Spurs, earning roughly $10 million for the 2018-19 season. Green, who will turn 31 Friday (June 22), averaged 8.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 70 games last season. (San Antonio Express-News)

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Undrafted UNC Point Guard Joel Berry II

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Los Angeles Lakers signed undrafted UNC point guard Joel Berry. Berry doesn’t necessarily have the measurables that teams look for in draft prospects, but he makes up for it with an impressive four-year college resume. Berry was the Final Four Most Outstanding Player in 2017, leading the Tar Heels to the National Championship. (Lakers Nation)

Theo Pinson to sign deal with Brooklyn Nets

Former University of North Carolina forward Theo Pinson didn’t hear his name called during the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday night but that doesn’t mean his dream is over. According to Draft Express, Pinson has agreed to a two-way contract deal with the Brooklyn Nets as an undrafted free agent. The move comes just minutes after the draft concluded. (Keeping It Heel)

New UNC Master Plan Looks at Future School Space

As the nation’s oldest public university has nearly built out its main campus, UNC officials are planning for its future reach on university-owned properties throughout Chapel Hill. The university owns nearly 4,000 acres throughout the town, according to university documents. And while not all of that is developable, Chapel Hillians can expect to see projects and changes. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Baseball coach Mike Fox expects to have new contract signed soon

UNC baseball coach Mike Fox, returning Thursday with the Tar Heels from the College World Series, says he has a lot planned for the next few days. Among Fox's to-do items: put the final touches on a new contract. Fox, whose contract ends June 30, said he expects to reach an agreement soon with UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham and continue as coach. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC Men's Golfer Joshua Martin Named All-American

The Golf Coaches Association of America named UNC junior Joshua Martin an honorable mention All-America. Martin is one of 10 ACC men's golfers to earn All-America honors this season. The Pinehurst, N.C., native tied for 14th at the NCAA Kissimmee Regional and shot a 69 in the second round of the NCAA Championship, UNC's low round of the championship. (GoHeels.com)

Unique Not Antique: Why UNC's Theo Pinson Has A Role In The Modern NBA

Dating back to the 2012 NBA Draft, North Carolina has had at least one player selected in six straight drafts. That year: Harrison Barnes, Kendall Marshall, John Henson and Tyler Zeller all went in the first 17 picks. For that streak to continue this year, though, the hopes (likely) rest on one dude: Theo Pinson. (ACC Sports Journal)

'Realistic' Harrison Barnes is focused on getting Mavs back to playoffs before anything else

Harrison Barnes' message to about 140 kids at Monday's visit to a Dallas Mavericks' Overnight Camp actually wasn't any different than the suggestion he has for the Mavericks and their fans. Barnes is two years into the Mavericks' rebuilding project of which he is a major piece. He's hoping for a little help with the No. 5 draft pick and maybe in free agency. (Dallas Morning News)

Julius Peppers and former Bears teammate to open office, restaurant complex on South Side of Chicago

A pair of former Chicago Bears are bringing excitement to the South Side, about a five-minute drive south of their former stomping grounds at Soldier Field. Israel Idonije and Julius Peppers plan to open a complex that would house restaurants, co-working office spaces, and rooftop pool inside a 115,000-square-foot five-story building. FBRK could open late next year. (Eater)

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Safety Brendan Harrington Commits to UNC

Wendell Moore, Vernon Carey Named to 2018 USA Basketball U17 World Cup Team

Five-star wing Wendell Moore on track for a November signing

Former UNC Signee Jordyn Adams Inks $4.1 Million Deal With Angels

Vernon Carey Jr. Gunning For Second Gold, Planning Visits

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Kentucky signee Ashton Hagans ranked 12th overall in 2018

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