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Elite College Basketball Freshmen Most Likely to Stay for Multiple Seasons

Jalek Felton, North Carolina: If there's one 5-star recruit guaranteed to not have a starting job this season, it's Felton. That's not a slight against the nephew of former UNC great Raymond Felton; it's just the situation he's entering. That could always change as the season progresses—particularly if Felton becomes a more reliable shooter and/or a more committed defender. (Bleacher Report)

Lucas: Baby Jet

UNC sophomore transfer K.J. Smith has an extensive Tar Heel history. He's the son of Carolina star Kenny "The Jet" Smith, a lightning-fast point guard whose jersey hangs in the Smith Center rafters. But his father's busy life in basketball and his family's home in California never permitted an in-season trip to Chapel Hill. Don't doubt the family's love for the Tar Heels, however. (GoHeels.com)

Top 10 Games on the ACC Basketball Schedule

North Carolina at Notre Dame (Jan. 13): This game features UNC point guard Joel Berry II and Notre Dame combo forward Bonzie Colson, the two preseason favorites for ACC Player of the Year. Plus, Berry will get a good matchup against Notre Dame's Matt Farrell; UNC at Duke (March 3): Will Berry be battling Marvin Bagley or Grayson Allen for ACC Player of the Year? (CBS Sports)

Brice Johnson Honors Marcus Paige on his Birthday

One of the more famous friendships in UNC basketball history is between forward Brice Johnson and point guard Marcus Paige. Both came in as part of the 2012 class and became an integral part of UNC basketball. Johnson was Paige's best man at his wedding over the summer. The closeness of their relationship is something they don't hide. (Inside Carolina)

2005 national champion David Noel returns to alma mater as a coach

Although he didn’t know when, why or how it would happen, David Noel was certain he’d coach one day. And he was right. The call came in late August. Kendrick Hall, the men’s basketball head coach at Southern Durham High School, had stepped down. The school wanted Noel to apply. After all, it was his home. Fifteen years ago, Noel was a football and basketball star at the school. (Daily Tar Heel)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Ring Ceremony, Louisville Game

Recap North Carolina's football loss to Louisville and hear insider stories from the basketball team's NCAA ring ceremony in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast with hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas in partnership with Learfield Sports and DGital Media. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: A Special Reunion

Some people wonder why basketball celebrations like Saturday’s awarding of the 2017 national championship rings are held during football halftime at UNC. First, with the 63,000 seating capacity of Kenan Stadium, more people get to see their basketball heroes. If Saturday’s celebration was done at, say, Late Night with Roy, players on NBA rosters couldn’t have been there. (Chapelboro.com)

Mark Cuban calls Harrison Barnes most cerebral player since Steve Nash

The Dallas Mavericks have undergone a re-tooling and while Dirk Nowitzki is bound to cede the mantle once he retires, it likely will go to Harrison Barnes, who had taken up the task of being the team’s leading scorer. Owner Mark Cuban won’t place the title of him being the face of the franchise just yet, offering that it is awarded by the fans, not the team owner or executives. (Clutch Points)

Raptors legend Vince Carter inspired Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse to finish university degree

Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse drew inspiration from Raptors legend Vince Carter to finish his university degree. "He motivated me to go back to school," De Grasse said. "I remember his whole story, he went back to school and finished his degree and then came to the playoff game. So he definitely is one of my inspirations to finish school and still continue with sport." (SportsNet.ca)

Tyler Zeller agrees to deal with Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets on Monday reached agreement on a two-year deal with 7-foot free-agent center Tyler Zeller, according to multiple reports. Zeller becomes the Nets’ only free-agent signing of the summer other than training-camp invitees. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said the second year of the deal is non-guaranteed, citing league sources. (Newsday)

Video: Family Celebrates Together

The North Carolina basketball family gathered together over the weekend to celebrate the 2017 National Champion men's basketball team in a moving ring ceremony. Go behind the scenes with generations of Carolina basketball champions and relive the moments. Read More...

The Carter Effect in Toronto — 3 places Vince Carter made a mark in the city

Highlight-reel dunks, game-winning shots and a bittersweet relationship are some of the things that Canadian sports fans remember about the Raptors' first basketball superstar — Vince Carter. The story of Carter's rise and fall with the Raptors has been well documented, but the story of his impact both on and off the court is now being told on the silver screen. (CBC News)

North Carolina basketball got super exclusive Jordans to celebrate all 6 championships

North Carolina basketball players opened some extremely precious pairs of sneakers on the same day they got their 2017 championship rings at the football game. Jordan Brand made 25 pairs — only 25 — of these to commemorate the six titles that the program has won. It’s a good day for the players, to say the least. Not many people will get to touch these. (USA Today)

Basketball fans clog King St. for premiere of Vince Carter documentary

During the Saturday premiere of The Carter Effect, the Princess of Wales Theatre welcomed rap royalty and sovereigns of sport— with thousands swarming the street to see the likes of LeBron James, Drake and Chris Bosh. “Toronto basketball started with Vince Carter. It really blew up with Vince Carter,” said Gerome Lacambra, who arrived hours early to stand in line. (Toronto Star)

Photo: UNC Basketball's Two National Championship Rings

The North Carolina basketball team received two rings for winning the 2017 NCAA championship this year, as shown by student manager Maria Vanderford. The ring on the left was presented Saturday during a ceremony at Kenan Stadium and given by UNC. The ring on the right was awarded by the NCAA earlier this summer. Read More...

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET ACCNE Tickets

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, 7:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD ACCN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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