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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)

Podcast - Justin Jackson on Respect The Game, Episode 56

Former North Carolina Tar Heel forward, Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, and National Champion Justin Jackson drops by the SLAM Dome to talk about winning a championship, North Carolina vs. Duke, the upcoming NBA Draft and much more. (SLAM Online)

Tony Bradley wrapping up NBA workouts before withdrawal deadline

A big part of UNC‘s championship hopes for the 2017-18 season hinge on Tony Bradley’s NBA decision. The Tar Heels won’t have to wait much longer to find out if the 6-11 center will be back. Wednesday marks the final day that underclassmen can withdraw from the NBA Draft. Bradley will reportedly squeeze in a couple more workouts before that deadline. (ACC Sports Journal)

The eight most important NBA Draft Early Entry decisions remaining

If Tony Bradley stays in the NBA Draft, it would be a significant loss for the Tar Heels, but not a fatal one. If he returns, UNC would be one of the top national title contenders. With Bradley in the lineup, the Tar Heels simply won’t have a huge weakness that teams can exploit. It won’t make them the clear-cut title frontrunner, but it’ll put them in the top tier. (Yahoo! Sports)

Justin Jackson, NBA Draft Lottery Crasher

Participating in the Draft Combine for a second consecutive year, Justin Jackson can be fairly described as someone who won out by making an appearance at the Combine before opting to return to North Carolina for his junior year. “The feedback I got last year...I took that extremely serious,” he said. The proof is in the pudding. In 2016, Jackson improved dramatically. (Basketball Insiders)

Camaraderie and catharsis lead the Josh Level Classic

The camaraderie at the Josh Level Classic didn’t end with the final buzzer. “Seeing everybody come together — it’s a big deal,” Theo Pinson said smiling as he looked around the court full of people after the game, thrilled to know that the legacy of Josh Level lives on. Kenny Williams and Seventh Woods, teammates of Pinson’s in Chapel Hill, came to the Gate City with their fellow Tar Heel. (Triad City Beat)

West Charlotte High to honor alumnus, UNC national championship hero Kennedy Meeks

West Charlotte High School will honor alumnus and UNC national champion Kennedy Meeks Thursday. “Kennedy Meeks Day” is Thursday, May 25th at the West Charlotte auditorium. The ceremony will begin with a performance from the school’s marching band and cheerleaders. Meeks graduated from West Charlotte in 2013 and led the Lions to a state championship in 2011. (Charlotte Observer)

Inside the playbook: Joel Berry, Luke Maye and pick-and-pop madness

One of the defining moments of North Carolina’s sprint to the 2017 NCAA Tournament title will always be Luke Maye’s game-winning shot against Kentucky. Maye was able to differentiate himself from UNC's other impressive post players by bringing this skill to the table: shooting from an unusual position. Maye shot 40 percent on three-pointers as a sophomore. (ACC Sports Journal)

Video: Seventh Woods UNC Freshman Highlights

Freshman season highlights of North Carolina guard Seventh Woods on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court. View Video...

A special visit from Nate Britt to paralyzed UNC fan

This is a memorable week for Amanda Bissette Batchelor. Not only is Batchelor getting prepared for Saturday’s fourth annual Amanda’s Race 5K, but she is also getting over the pleasant surprise visit from former Tar Heel guard Nate Britt, a recent graduate of UNC. “God, my family and friends, and Carolina basketball have gotten me through the hardest times in my life,” she told Britt. (Wilson Times)

Ex-UNC star Eric Montross wants NBA to adopt MLB’s draft system

Eric Montross, an eight-year NBA veteran out of UNC who still closely follows the college game as the Tar Heels’ radio analyst, says it’s time for the NBA to adopt the system similar to Major League Baseball. “The NBA could change it all. It should be like baseball. If you come to campus, you stay three years. You develop your game and you develop personally.” (FanRag Sports)

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Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC @ Stanford
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