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Astros Draft Profile: J.B. Bukauskas

With the 15th overall selection in the 2017 MLB Draft, the Houston Astros selected right-handed pitcher JB Bukauskas from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At North Carolina, Bukauskas progressed his way to becoming the ace of his pitching staff, which is no small feat at a powerhouse college baseball program like UNC. (Astros Insider)

Cole Beasley: Ryan Switzer has 'been a baller' so far with the Cowboys

Cole Beasley on Ryan Switzer: Switz has been a baller in OTAs. He's really good getting off the press and beating man coverage. That's the hardest thing to teach. If you don't have that coming in it's kind of hard to make it in the NFL. And he has a great burst. We're very similar in a lot of ways and I'm very excited to see what we can do together on the field. (Dallas Morning News)

Eagles rookie NFL player comparisons: Mack Hollins

People have compared Mack Hollins to former Eagle Hank Baskett, because of their size-speed similarities, as well as their special teams contributions. Hollins is more explosive than Baskett, and could be a special teams standout, as opposed to just a special teams contributor. The player who I think he more closely mirrors is retired wide receiver Kelley Washington (Philly Voice)

Detroit Lions' Eric Ebron: TE additions will help me reach potential

Eric Ebron said having other options at tight end should help him. Last year, Ebron set career highs with 61 catches for 711 yards, but he also missed three games with injuries and couldn't play to his strengths at times because he often was the only tight end on the field. “I think it’s going to play a significant role for me to allow me to do the things that I’m best at.” (Detroit Free Press)

Sources: Spurs open to trading Danny Green

With the NBA draft less than 24 hours away, the Spurs are doing their due diligence in hopes of improving their roster for next season. League sources have told the Express-News the Spurs are open to trading guard Danny Green, though no deal is close as of yet. Green, who signed a four-year, $40 million deal in 2015, is scheduled to make $10 million next season. (San Antonio Express-News)

Five Questions With Coach Kap

In working with the offensive line, how do you balance getting what you need out of spring practice with also being patient as you try guys in different positions that they haven't played before? "That's the key to spring practice. Trying to prepare the guys for what we know we need to accomplish. Then trying to prepare the guys for the unknown of what we'll face during the season." (GoHeels.com)

Wrestler Dalton Macri Transferring From Cornell To UNC

After being injured in the first period of the first match of the season and missing the remainder of his sophomore season due to the injury, Dalton Macri will be leaving Cornell and heading to North Carolina. Coming out of high school as a state champ he was the seventh ranked wrestler in the country. Naturally, Macri will slot into the Tar Heels' lineup at 125-pounds. (Flo Wrestling)

Justin Jackson won free throw contest at UNC camp 10 years ago

Ten years ago this week UNC's Justin Jackson won the free throw contest at Roy Williams' summer basketball camp. Carolina assistant coach Brad Frederick posted the picture of the old score sheet on twitter Wednesday. It was quite foreshadowing. Jackson would go on to be named ACC Player of the Year in 2017 while helping lead UNC to the National Championship. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Launches Fundraiser to Save Dog Therapy Program for Patients with Mental Illnesses

An innovative program at UNC using dogs to help those dealing with mental illness is at risk of being closed. Many of us know that a dog can help relieve stress at the end of a long day, but for some a dog can mean so much more. UNC PAWS is a dog therapy program used in the recovery portion of the UNC Center of Excellence in Community Mental Health. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC basketball's signature moves

North Carolina basketball fans have seen a number of “go-to” moves of their own by various Tar Heels. Over the years, these dunks, passes, and shots have helped lead UNC basketball teams to various titles in the ACC and NCAA. Ed Cota’s “Cota Floata” - When it comes to UNC signature moves, I think this Ed Cota move should always be at the top of any Tar Heel list. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC basketball stars on way out could lead to more talent coming in

When the 2017 NBA Draft takes place on Thursday, players throughout college basketball — and the world — will realize their professional dreams. At least two will come from UNC. Tar Heels Justin Jackson, a junior, and Tony Bradley, a freshman, will be among the men to hear their names called. For the future of North Carolina basketball, that’s a good thing. (FanRag Sports)

UNC’s Justin Jackson: ‘I should not have been ACC player of the year’

Last March, Justin Jackson became the 14th player from North Carolina to win the ACC men’s basketball player of the year. But during an NBA draft media day in New York Wednesday, Jackson told reporters he didn’t think he should’ve been the choice. Instead, Jackson picked Duke’s Luke Kennard. "In my mind, he was the ACC Player of the Year." (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Isaiah Hicks NBA Draft Tape

UNC's Isaiah Hicks was a solid contributor for the Tar Heels during their 2017 NCAA National Championship Run. Hicks was an iron man for North Carolina, playing in 151 career games, tied for 2nd all-time in ACC history. Around the basket, Hicks knew what to do in the paint with the basketball. View Video...

Catching Up With Former UNC DE Hilee Taylor

Hilee Taylor played with the Carolina Panthers for three seasons from 2008 to 2010. After the 2011 NFL Lockout, Taylor was picked up by the Detroit Lions. Due to a prior injury, Taylor failed a physical with the Lions and chose to retire. In 2012, Taylor signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a short time before making his way to the Canadian Football League. (Laurinburg Exchange)

UNC baseball's Zack Gahagan to return for senior season

So far Zack Gahagan has been drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds were the latest to grab the former North Henderson baseball star. The Reds drafted the UNC player in the 39th round of the Major League Baseball draft last Wednesday. Gahagan, however, has decided to return to the Tar Heels for his senior season. (Hendersonville Times-News)

With Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen in attendance, Justin Jackson works out for Portland

The most telling part of Justin Jackson's predraft workout with the Portland Trail Blazers had nothing to do with his shot missing the mark. Blazers owner Paul Allen and vice chairman Bert Kolde were courtside to watch Jackson in a group workout. That Allen was in the building is an indicator that the franchise and its owner had special interest in the final group. (Oregon Live)

Inside the Playbook: Kenny Williams, Cam Johnson could create headaches for ACC foes

It’s time to draw out another play in the dirt. This time, our focus is on Kenny Williams and North Carolina. UNC will look for ways to utilize catch-and-shoot maven Cameron Johnson. Roy Williams will have plenty of options in 2017-18, including a nifty 1-3 pick-and-pop. However, there’s another method to achieve offensive madness: guard-to-guard screens away from the ball. (ACC Sports Journal)

North Carolina's Justin Jackson Opts For Winning Over One-And-Done

For the most part, University of North Carolina’s Justin Jackson, one of six participants in Portland’s sixth and final pre-draft workout held on Monday at the team’s facility in Tualatin, has all the skills you’d want in a modern NBA player. And perhaps most importantly, he’s proven himself to be a winner while playing in the most difficult conference in college basketball. (NBA.com)

The Two Biggest Sleepers in the 2017 NBA Draft

The two best big men in the draft might be two freshmen who came off the bench for their respective teams in the national championship game. Everyone knows about Zach Collins, who is widely seen as a lottery pick. However, his counterpart at UNC, Tony Bradley, is projected as a late-first-round or early-second-round pick, even though his per-40 minute numbers were similar. (The Ringer)

Zach Brown made a Pro Bowl, so now he wants defensive MVP

Back in April, then-free agent Zach Brown sat down with Redskins coach Jay Gruden and immediately felt comfortable. Brown has big goals. A Pro Bowl season in 2016 didn’t result in a long-term payday for the inside linebacker, who is playing on a one-year contract worth up to $2.55 million, in Washington. To Brown, that means it’s time to do even more. (Washington Times)

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