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Five-star wing Joey Baker never believed his own hype
Just three years ago, Joey Baker was a rising eighth grader at Trinity Christian School (Fayetteville, N.C.) just happy to be on the same court...

Checking In With 2019 Five-Star Joey Baker
6'7" Joey Baker has made the challenging transition from being the talented sidekick of elite players to the starring role. The rising junior has tried...

Mark Cuban had Dennis Smith Jr. clean up Twitter history
If you're going to be a pick in the NBA Draft, it might be a good idea to clean up your Twitter history. Mavericks first...

The most challenging college basketball job in every state
North Carolina: NC State Wolfpack: After he was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks, Dennis Smith Jr. said he wanted to "learn exactly how to play...

Dennis Smith Jr. Is NBA Ready—Just Don’t Hold His School Against Him
Not much went right for Dennis Smith Jr. in his one year at NC State. The Wolfpack were projected to be an NCAA tournament team...

North Carolina and the NBA Draft: Assessing the early entries
The deadline to enter the NBA Draft has come and gone, and each of North Carolina’s ACC basketball programs have players, such as N.C. State’s...

N.C. State’s Dennis Smith Jr. Declares for NBA Draft
Dennis Smith Jr. announced Tuesday that he will declare for the NBA Draft. “I would like to announce my decision to declare for the 2017...

UNC faces an N.C. State team in turmoil
To call it a disappointing season for the NC State Wolfpack may be an understatement. The Wolfpack started the year with incredible hype thanks in...

Yahoo NBA draft projection includes several ACC stars
Yahoo Sports released its first NBA Mock Draft predictions and it has NC State's Dennis Smith going No. 4 overall. Duke forward Jayson Tatum is...

Dennis Smith Jr. authors masterpiece in Wolfpack's stunner at Duke
Unafraid of whatever Duke defender he faced, Dennis Smith, Jr. put together some highlight-reel moments, blowing past foes and hitting a long, step-back 3 at...

Joel Berry, finally healthy, had plenty to feed his passion
A fully healthy Joel Berry is dangerous enough, but there was plenty to feed his passion Sunday. Some of the pregame talk was that he...

Joel Berry Excels in Point Guard Duel
On Sunday, Joel Berry scored 12 of UNC’s first 31 points in building a 24-point lead less than 10 minutes into the contest. It was...

UNC-NCSU: Roy Williams Postgame Quotes
Roy Williams: "Well, we were pretty doggone good. And the other part of that was Dennis Smith getting his third foul - getting in foul...

UNC Dominates NC State for 51-Point Win
A 20-0 run in the first half was followed up by a 22-0 run in the second half as UNC set a new record for...

Guards could figure heavily as Tar Heels, Wolfpack meet
The reviews are growing more impressive for North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. He’s headed into the most high-profile game of his young...

Berry's Balanced Attack
Joel Berry is going to have his work cut out for him going up against Dennis Smith Jr when the Heels take on N.C. State...

Know Your Opponent: North Carolina State
Dennis Smith has been the talk of Raleigh as one of the nation's most dynamic freshman. After suffering a torn ACL prior to his senior...

Loyalties tested for rapper J Cole by NC State-North Carolina game
The 31-year-old Fayetteville platinum-selling rapper is a lifelong fan of the Tar Heels. That was until this season. Cole, whose current album “4 Your Eyez...

Point guards on display as No. 14 UNC faces N.C. State
It might be difficult to determine which point guard is coming off a better game when North Carolina State and No. 14 North Carolina meet...

Three to know: N.C. State at No. 14 North Carolina
Few point guard matchups will feature the skill and swagger of the showdown between North Carolina junior Joel Berry and N.C. State freshmen Dennis Smith...

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