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Audio: Could Tony Bradley’s jump to the NBA be good for UNC?

Mike DeCourcy of the Sporting News dropped by the David Glenn Show on Thursday. During the conversation, he weighed in on North Carolina center Tony Bradley’s jump to the NBA. Could Bradley’s departure benefit the Tar Heels in the long run? Does he have a bright future as a pro? Listen to the excerpt from DeCourcy’s interview on the David Glenn Show. (ACC Sports Journal)

Video: Kennedy Meeks Day at West Charlotte High School

Thursday was a special day at West Charlotte High School. It was Kennedy Meeks Day. The Lions celebrating the school's standout former basketball player, who helped North Carolina to a national championship on the hardwood this season. "It's definitely special. It's something you dream about growing up," Meeks said. (WCNC)

Tar Heels will have different look next season without Tony Bradley

Tony Bradley’s decision to stay in the NBA draft was somewhat unexpected considering that the freshman center is projected as a marginal first rounder. But it didn’t take Roy Williams by surprise. UNC's coach knew Bradley’s departure was possible after the young player said he planned to explore his options in the aftermath of last month’s national championship. (North State Journal)

Chansky’s Notebook: Tony Bradley, Tar Heels Bucking Odds

In many ways, Tony Bradley’s decision to remain in the NBA draft is a head-scratcher. Even if one team he worked out for promised to draft him in the first round, there is no guarantee. If Bradley isn’t drafted in the first round, he must make the roster of the team that picks him in the second. And if he makes a roster, there is precious little practice time in the NBA. (Chapelboro.com)

Lucas: Championship Perks

Theo Pinson has already received some of the best spoils of winning the 2017 national championship. He watched One Shining Moment on the podium with his team at University of Phoenix Stadium. He cut the net. He celebrated with thousands of Tar Heel fans at the Smith Center. But there's one more benefit he's eagerly awaiting: this summer's pickup games with Tar Heel basketball alums. (GoHeels.com)

Which teams won and lost after early draft decisions?

Roy Williams expected to have Tony Bradley in the middle this season. Now, after Bradley's decision to leave Chapel Hill after his freshman season, Williams might be forced to go with a pair of unproven big men: Garrison Brooks and Brandon Huffman. Williams isn't the only coach from last year's Final Four who took a major hit. Oregon lost four players early to the NBA. (ESPN.com)

Roy Williams, Tony Bradley Discuss Bradley's NBA Decision

“Even though I only played one year it feels like I've been part of the UNC program for a lot longer and I will be a Tar Heel forever,” Tony Bradley said. UNC coach Roy Williams added, "We will continue to help him develop as a player and support him fully as he reaches his dream of playing professional basketball. We will enjoy watching him play for a long time to come.” (GoHeels.com)

Tony Bradley Comfortable with NBA Decision

Tony Bradley accomplished a good amount during his only season at North Carolina. He was often the first big-man off Roy Williams's bench and played key minutes during the Tar Heels's national championship run. Now, he's ready for the next step. Bradley is foregoing his final three years of college eligibility, signing with an agent and remaining in the NBA Draft. (Inside Carolina)

Ex-UNC star Rashad McCants says relationship with school, coach Roy Williams no longer exists

Former UNC basketball star Rashad McCants says he has no relationship with UNC or coach Roy Williams - and that isn’t likely to change anytime soon. In 2014, McCants alleged that the university kept him eligible through fake classes and minimal attendance, and he said his former coach was complicit with the scheme. Williams has denied any wrongdoing. (Charlotte Observer)

What Tony Bradley’s NBA decision means for North Carolina next season

Tony Bradley’s departure could be great news for Garrison Brooks and Brandon Huffman. Roy Williams will need to rely on his freshmen bigs a bit more than he probably would have otherwise. Carolina nearly didn’t get Brooks after he originally committed to playing at Mississippi State, but his late change of heart ended up being incredibly valuable for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels big man Tony Bradley will stay in NBA draft

North Carolina freshman big man Tony Bradley will remain in the NBA draft, sources told ESPN. The 6-foot-10 Bradley averaged 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in a reserve role with the Tar Heels, who won the national championship this past season. He played behind seniors Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks. Bradley was set to assume a starting role next season. (ESPN.com)

Harrison Barnes ready to take torch from Dirk Nowitzki ‘when that time comes’

This season, Harrison Barnes led the Mavs in scoring 37 times after doing so with Golden State just six times in 307 games. He also posted seven 30-point games this season after he reached 30 just once in his first four seasons with the Warriors. That said, the former North Carolina standout may have just began to scratch the surface of how effective he can be. (Dallas Mavericks)

Wilmington hosts Roy Williams, Tar Heel Tour

While Tar Heel fans took selfies with the national championship trophy and chowed down on seafood, Roy Williams was in another room signing away. “The record is 58 minutes,” said UNC’s basketball coach on how much fans’ memorabilia he could autograph. That’s in reference to within each stop on the Tar Heel Tour, a function organized by UNC’s Rams Club. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC's Tony Bradley set to reveal NBA draft decision

Tony Bradley says he's already made up his mind about whether or not he'll stay in the NBA draft or return to North Carolina for his sophomore season. Bradley told reporters at his workout with the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday that he'll make that decision public on Wednesday. NBA teams that he's auditioned for have told him he's likely a late first-round pick. (ABC 11)

Justin Jackson NBA Draft Scouting Report and Video Analysis

Justin Jackson relies on his feel for the game and high skill-level to make the right reads on and off ball to help him score. There will be an adjustment he'll need to make playing against more complex defensive schemes than he saw in college, but in a smaller offensive role, Jackson will likely find ways to use his basketball IQ to find openings to get good looks at the rim. (Draft Express)

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23


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