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UNC Team-Signed Basketballs On Sale Oct. 1

The North Carolina men's basketball program is selling autographed basketballs signed by the 2015-16 team to the public for $180. Head coach Roy Williams and the team will donate proceeds from the sales to local charities. Those interested in purchasing a 2015-16 ball should download the request form from GoHeels.com. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Charter Member

Perfect. John Thompson is the first Dean Smith Award winner. Dean Smith’s relationship went back to John Thompson’s days as a high school coach at St. Anthony’s in the nation’s capital. Thompson sent his adopted son, Donald Washington, to play for Smith and the Tar Heels as the third African- American in the UNC program after Charlie Scott and Bill Chamberlain. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Woody Durham's Memorable Basketball Moments on the Mic

In honor of legendary broadcaster Woody Durham receiving the Curt Gowdy Media Award at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Thursday, September 10th 2015, re-live several of his more memorable moments on the mic as Tar Heel memories were made. View Video...

Rumored UNC lineup for North Carolina-Kentucky alumni game

Former Tar Heel players rumored to be taking part in the UNC vs. Kentucky alumni game include Harrison Barnes, Jerry Stackhouse, Rasheed Wallace, Danny Green, John Henson, Raymond Felton, David Noel, Dexter Strickland, and James Michael McAdoo. The game is set for Sunday at 5:30 PM at Kentucky's Rupp Arena and will be televised on ESPNU. (Carolina Blue)

There are now stats for every game Michael Jordan ever played

Remember that whole myth about Michael Jordan getting cut from his high school team? Well, the overlooked sophomore still poured in 45 and 44 points during two JV games. How do we know? Thanks to the herculean efforts of Todd Spehr, we now have access to Jordan’s stats for every game -- high school, Pan American, European tour, charity, etc. -- in which he participated. (Chicago Sun-Times)

76ers sign point guard Kendall Marshall

The Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday announced they have signed point guard Kendall Marshall. A two-year stand out for the University of North Carolina, Marshall dished out an Atlantic Coast Conference record 351 assists in 2011-12 and went on to win the 2012 Bob Cousy Award, which is bestowed upon the nation’s top point guard in NCAA Division I. (Philadelphia 76ers)

John Thompson Named First Recipient Of Dean Smith Award

The United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) announced Wednesday that former Georgetown coach John Thompson has been selected as the first winner of the Dean Smith Award, named in honor of the legendary North Carolina coach. Thompson will be presented the award at a dinner in Chapel Hill on November 10th. (GoHeels.com)

UNC-Kentucky alumni basketball game to be televised by ESPNU on Sunday

Kentucky's annual charity alumni game will be televised Sunday by ESPNU. The game will matchup former Kentucky players against a team made up of former North Carolina college stars. All proceeds from the game will go to charity. The game is scheduled to tipoff at 5:30 p.m. at Rupp Arena. (Carolina Blue)

Q&A: SMU coach Larry Brown on NCAA, lack of respect for AAC

Larry Brown is attempting to weather the storm. SMU’s coach is currently dealing with an NCAA investigation as he prepares for his fourth season as the leader of the Mustangs’ program. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein talked with Brown to discuss the NCAA investigation, the new rules in college basketball, and much more. (CBS Sports)

Lucas: Marcus Paige Plays Pain-Free

During a recent pickup game, Marcus Paige knifed into the lane, elevated for a twisting basket, and then felt something to which he’s still not entirely accustomed—nothing. After returning to basketball action in June, Paige has spent much of his summer working back into game shape. Being pain-free means he’s feeling much more like the player he was as a sophomore. (GoHeels.com)

UNC basketball’s Justin Coleman: A journey to happiness

Janine Coleman had just finished a teleconference for work when her phone lit up again. It was Justin Coleman, her oldest child and only son, a senior at North Carolina, with some news at the start of his second-to-last semester. At first the conversation was mundane. They shared some small talk, some ordinary exchanges about his day and hers. (Charlotte Observer)

Report: 76ers sign forward J.P. Tokoto

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed second-round draft pick J.P. Tokoto to a one-year deal worth $520,000, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Tokoto was drafted by Philadelphia with the 58th overall pick out of North Carolina. Tokoto, 21, is likely to split time between Philadelphia and the Delaware 87ers of the NBA D-League. (Sports Illustrated)

Athlon Sports' 2015-16 College Basketball Preseason Top 25

The 2015-16 college basketball season promises to be another wild one. As a tease to get you ready for this upcoming season, here’s the Athlon Sports preseason top 25 at a glance. 3. North Carolina: The Tar Heels have a group of veterans that might be Roy Williams’ last great team for a while. (Athlon Sports)

Tough To Find A Harder Worker Than Spurs’ Danny Green

Nobody has questioned Danny Green’s work ethic since he rose from D-League rotation piece to Spurs’ starter and NBA Champion. It’s what earned him a new 4-year $40 million deal with San Antonio this summer. Green sat down with Slam Online Phillippines last week to discuss free agency, his post-practice shooting routine, shoe collection and other goings-on in the life of the former Tar Heel. (Project Spurs)

Sources: 76ers signing Kendall Marshall

Free-agent guard Kendall Marshall has agreed to a multiyear contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The deal includes a fully guaranteed salary for the 2015-16 season, sources said. Marshall has been rehabilitating a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Chapel Hill, N.C., over the past few months and worked out this past week for the 76ers in Philadelphia. (Yahoo! Sports)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 72
Wisconsin: 79
Thu, Mar 26 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Guilford
Fri, Nov 6, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Temple
Fri, Nov 13, 7:00 ET CBSSN Tickets

UNC vs. Fairfield
Sun, Nov 15, 4:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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