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The most influential UNC basketball players of all time: No. 1-5

1. Michael Jordan: There’s so much to say about Michael Jordan – about his time at North Carolina, his career in the NBA and his relationship with successive teams and players at UNC ever since he first hung up his jersey. But, overall, the best thing anyone can say about Jordan is that he is a Tar Heel. (Carolina Blue)

Brice Johnson Draft Stock on the Rise?

Since the season ended and the NBA Draft process began in earnest, Brice Johnson appears to be making moves in the right direction regarding his draft stock. At one point a borderline first round pick, there is evidence Johnson could end up solidly in the first round. Here is a quick run down of the current relevant mock drafts. (Tar Heel Blog)

Best UNC Basketball Teams 1982 to Present

This UNC team was the most efficient offensive team in the KenPom era, won both the ACC Regular Season and Tournament titles then rolled through the NCAA Tournament before falling to Villanova. The counter argument is this doesn't appear to have been a team with great talent. This was a group where the sum of the parts was more than the parts themselves. (Tar Heel Blog)

Hornets 2015-16 Season in Review: Tyler Hansbrough

Consider Tyler Hansbrough’s past season with the Hornets as a homecoming of sorts as he relocated back to the state where he won the 2009 NCAA Championship with the UNC Tar Heels. Fresh off his seventh NBA season, Hansbrough provided the Hornets with relentless high-level energy and readiness throughout the year regardless of the situation. (Charlotte Hornets)

UNC's most influential basketball players of all time - No. 6-10

6. Phil Ford led the Tar Heels to an ACC Championship in 1975 and became the first freshman in league history to win MVP of the ACC Tournament. He earned a gold medal in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal as a sophomore. As a senior, Ford won the Wooden Award and was the second overall pick in the 1978 NBA Draft. (Carolina Blue)

Athlon's Early College Basketball Top 25 for 2016-17

6. North Carolina - Losing double-double machine Brice Johnson and senior Marcus Paige drops the ceiling a bit. The Heels will look to Justin Jackson to be the team’s next star. Top Returners: G Joel Berry, F Isaiah Hicks, F Justin Jackson, F Kennedy Meeks, G Theo Pinson; Newcomers: C Tony Bradley, G Seventh Woods (freshmen); (Athlon Sports)

2015-16 UNC Basketball Season Review

UNC went 33-7, winning the ACC regular season title with a 14-4 record and capturing the ACC Tournament. The Tar Heels advanced to the NCAA Tournament championship game, reaching their record 19th Final Four and playing in their 10th NCAA final. UNC won the ACC regular season championship for the 30th time in 63 seasons and the ACC Tournament for the 18th time. (GoHeels.com)

Where Are they Now: NBA Finals edition

This year, Harrison Barnes started 59 of the 66 games for the Golden State Warriors. Barnes averaged 12 points and 5 rebounds in 31 minutes per game during the regular season and has been a spark during the playoffs this year. James Michael McAdoo was called up from the D-League in 2014 and played in 41 games with the Warriors in a reserve role this season. (Carolina Blue)

So This Year of UNC Athletics Turned Out to Be Pretty Good

UNC baseball isn't in the NCAA Tournament but frankly that might be the only real blemish on the current athletic year. Even the heartbreak of the way the men's basketball season ended and the dumpster fire that women's basketball has become wasn't enough to take the shine of one of the more successful seasons in recent memory. Just how good was it? (Tar Heel Blog)

Harrison Barnes' aggressive mindset pays off

Harrison Barnes returned to the starting lineup after coming off the bench for Game 7 of the Western Conference finals against Oklahoma City and responded by scoring seven of Golden State's first 11 points. He finished the night with 13 points, tying his postseason high. More than his numbers, Barnes looked like a markedly different player. (San Jose Mercury News)

10 scariest basketball players UNC will face in 2016-17 - #1-5

1. Isaiah Briscoe (Kentucky): Briscoe’s return to the loaded Wildcat squad adds both experience and skill to the 2016-17 roster. Briscoe is an incredible rebounder, defender and passer. His unselfish play helps the Wildcats work as a team, which will be great for the collection of five-star recruits that Kentucky has coming in. (247 Sports)

Where Are They Now: 2009 National Championship edition

The 2009 national champion UNC basketball team was one of the greatest college basketball teams in history. Carolina beat every team they played in the NCAA tournament by double digits, including the title game where they beat Michigan State by 17. Let's follow a few members of the 2009 basketball team on this NBA edition of Where Are they Now. (Carolina Blue)

Harrison Barnes: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know

Harrison Barnes came into the NBA with plenty of hype, and there’s debate about whether he’s come close to living up to it. But now, in the starting lineup of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Barnes has the chance to make a name for himself, and put himself in NBA lore. Here’s what you need to know about him. (Heavy.com)

Marcus Paige possible point guard option for Pacers in draft

It's no secret the Indiana Pacers are still searching for a solution at point guard. On Thursday, the team continued its pre-draft workouts with two intriguing point guard options at Bankers Life Fieldhouse: Oregon State's Gary Payton II and North Carolina's Marcus Paige. Paige,was quick to make his case as to why he could be a success in a Pacers uniform. (Indianapolis Star)

10 scariest basketball players UNC will face in 2017 -- #6-10

Next year’s UNC basketball schedule is strenuous, and a lot of the Tar Heels’ opponents are loaded with both new five-star incoming freshman as well as the already strong older players, who have lots of experience playing at the college level. Here are the first five of the 10 scariest players that North Carolina will face in the upcoming season. (Carolina Blue)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, TBD

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, TBD

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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