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Just the beginning for Marcus Paige

It’s a night Marcus Paige will always remember. On March 22, Paige scored his first NBA points. It’s an achievement he considers only the beginning. “I grabbed a box score for my parents,” Paige said during a recent road game to Dallas. “My dad keeps everything (from my career), but I’m hoping this is just the beginning, not just some flash in the pan that was cool." (The Gazette)

Reggie Bullock building case for Most Improved Player award

The Detroit Pistons have gone through plenty of flux this season, and while some have been hampered by injuries, others like Reggie Bullock have made the most of their opportunity. The veteran shooting guard is averaging 11.2 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. The fifth-year shooting guard out of UNC has grabbed a chokehold of his chance to start. (Clutch Points)

Video: Theo Pinson Official UNC Highlights

North Carolina's Theo Pinson was the consummate playmaker for the Tar Heels. This season, Pinson enjoyed his most productive year in Chapel Hill, averaging 10.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. He is also one of 12 Tar Heels to play in two national championship games, winning the title in 2017. Read More...

Reports: Mitch Kupchak offered Charlotte Hornets GM position

The Charlotte Hornets have offered their open General Manager position to Mitch Kupchak, according to reports from Marc Stein of the New York Times and Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. Kupchak helped construct four championship rosters as the Los Angeles Lakers GM from 2000 to 2017. The Hornets parted ways with GM Rich Cho on Feb. 20. (NBA.com)

A Woody Durham story you don't know: Why UNC broadcaster made a B in speech class.

Woody Durham was not yet the legendary “Voice of the Tar Heels” when he took a speech class at UNC in the early 1960s. He made a B. “The professor said he sounded too much like a sportscaster.” No doubt he did. Durham graduated from UNC in 1963 and was the Tar Heels’ radio voice for men’s basketball and football games from 1971-2011. (Charlotte Observer)

Way-too-early college basketball rankings for 2018-19

12. North Carolina Tar Heels: Joel Berry and Theo Pinson left their marks on UNC’s storied basketball history. But the Tar Heels return plenty of talent, led by big man Luke Maye (16.9 points, 10.1 rebounds) and shooters Cam Johnson (12.7 points) and Kenny Williams (40.2 percent from 3). The Heels’ recruiting class is led by 5-star studs Nassir Little and Coby White. (Sporting News)

Marvin Williams Recreation Center nearly ready to open its doors

Piece by piece, workers pounded panels of maple timber together across the floor of the sunlit Marvin Williams Recreation Center gymnasium last week, arduously unveiling the hardwood that will serve as the centerpiece of the new complex. Its slow but steady completion serves as a fitting analogy of the $7.2 million center’s development. (Kitsap Sun)

Reggie Bullock makes his case as one of the stars of the NBA’s 2013 draft class

Reggie Bullock’s emergence came in his fifth season in the NBA. He’s on track to nearly quadruple his previous career high for minutes played, which came last season with 467. And, remarkably, Bullock has been a more productive player per minute this season than ever, averaging 14.6 points per 36 minutes – easily topping last season’s average of 10.9. (Detroit Pistons)

Charlie Scott 10th Tar Heel elected to Naismith Hall of Fame

Former University of North Carolina basketball star Charlie Scott, a first-team All-America in 1969 and 1970, an Academic All-America, ACC Athlete of the Year and NBA world champion, was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Scott, the first black scholarship athlete to attend UNC, was elected by the veteran’s committee. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Ed Davis still excelling in his eighth NBA season

Ed Davis, the 6-10, 245-pound forward/center is now in his third season with the Portland Trail Blazers, and has been a key piece off the bench. In 76 games this year, he’s averaging 5.4 points and 7.4 rebounds in 18.9 minutes. He’s also shooting 58.5 percent. Davis is sixth in the NBA in rebound percentage and fifth in offensive rebound percentage. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Sacramento Kings: Don’t forget about Justin Jackson

Throughout the 2017-18 NBA season, Justin Jackson has averaged 6.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. He has shot 45.7 percent from the field and knocked down 32.5 percent of his 3-point attempts. His numbers may not give Kings’ fans a lot of faith, but it’s not time to forget about him yet. Despite the low numbers, Jackson is still a big piece of the future in Sacramento. (Hoops Habit)

Charlie Scott set his sights on Rucker League and reached Hall of Fame

When Charlie Scott was growing up in Harlem, he never gave a thought to becoming a Basketball Hall of Famer. His goal was to get a spot on the playground in the fabled Rucker League. He got both. Scott was in the Hall of Fame class announced Saturday and introduced as part of Final Four weekend. “When I grew up, New York was the pinnacle,” said Scott. (Newsday)

Charlie Scott Included as Part of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 were revealed Saturday morning, with UNC legend Charlie Scott among those selected. Scott made history in 1966 when he became the first black scholarship athlete to attend UNC. He rewarded Dean Smith’s faith in him by posting career averages of 22.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. (Chapelboro.com)

Joel Berry, Theo Pinson to participate in Barnstorming tour

The college basketball season might be over for UNC but that doesn’t mean you can’t see two of your favorite Tar Heels play in the state again. Both Joel Berry and Theo Pinson will participate in the annual Barnstorming Tour across North Carolina in the coming weeks. The annual event showcases some of the best local talent in the state and is in its 40th year. (Keeping It Heel)

Justin Jackson Ending Season with Surge

Highlighted by his recent 20-point career-high against the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings rookie Justin Jackson has averaged a career-high 9.5 PPG to go along with an impressive 54% shooting clip in March. This ranks 4th among NBA rookies that average more than 20 minutes per game. Jackson’s rookie season hasn’t always been smooth, though. (NBA.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9, TBD

UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Louisville9-922-14
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Syracuse8-1023-14
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20
Pittsburgh0-188-24


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