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2015-16 Pistons Profile: Reggie Bullock

Reggie Bullock will again have to fight for minutes in training camp as the Pistons will get back Jodie Meeks, who went into 2015-16 entrenched as the No. 2 shooting guard. But if Bullock continues to shoot 40 percent from the 3-point line, runs the floor, plays sound defense and helps the offense with his ball movement and quick decisions, it will be tough to deny him a role. (Detroit Pistons)

Justin Jackson, Marcus Paige, Cat Barber play five-on-five at NBA draft combine

Justin Jackson, who could return to UNC for his junior season or stay in the draft, was on a team that played against former UNC point guard Marcus Paige in the second scrimmage. Jackson shot 2-for-8 from the field and 1-for-4 from 3-point range while scoring seven points. Paige had eight points, five assists, three steals and one turnover in 23 minutes. (Fayetteville Observer)

NBA Combine Report: Day 1

Thursday marked the first day of the NBA Combine in Chicago. It's an important day for the professional prospects of Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, and an important day for the information gathering process of Justin Jackson. Johnson measured a little taller than expected, but also a little lighter. To the surprise of no one, Paige's body fat is almost nonexistent: (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball: Top Kennedy Meeks plays from 2015-16

Last season was not Kennedy Meeks’ best. He suffered a knee injury this past year and missed seven games right around the new year. Though UNC went 7-0 during that span, in a large part to the inspired play of Brice Johnson, the Tar Heel faithful know they wouldn’t have made it to the National Championship without the big man in the middle. (Slideshow format) (Keeping It Heel)

UNC Student-Athletes Become Pen Pals With Local Elementary Students

It started small, with UNC student-athletes writing to a single class of fifth-graders in the fall of 2013. This year, more than 350 Carolina student-athletes exchanged letters every few weeks with students in the second through fifth grades at New Hope. Today, Tar Heel kicker Nick Weiler helps coordinate the program on the student-athlete side. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams prepares for knee replacement surgery

North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams will have knee replacement surgery on his right knee later this month, but he has not decided if he will have his left knee replaced, the school announced Thursday. Williams, 65, had surgical procedures on both knees last summer and walked with a painful-looking limp throughout the 2015-16 season. (Fayetteville Observer)

Should Justin Jackson leave for the NBA?

The 2016 NBA Combine began Wednesday in Chicago, and Justin Jackson, a rising junior forward on the North Carolina men’s basketball team, Is one of 70-plus participants showcasing their talents in front of professional coaches and scouts. On April 22, Jackson, along with rising senior Kennedy Meeks, declared for the NBA draft. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tyler Hansbrough was the Charlotte Hornets' quintessential emergency big

When looking back at the Charlotte Hornets' 2015-16 season, Tyler Hansbrough isn't a player you might thank for helping the team win 48 games. However, as an energetic big who knows how to defend, work hard, and only receives the veteran's minimum, he was a definite luxury to have on the roster. (At The Hive)

Video: UNC Athletics Tar Heel Yard Sale Preview

The University of North Carolina Athletic Department will hold a surplus equipment Yard Sale on Saturday, May 14, from 7 a.m.-noon at the Eddie Smith Field House. View Video...

Antawn Jamison Partners With Camp Corral To Support Military Children

Former UNC All-America, NBA veteran and All-Star Antawn Jamison has partnered with nonprofit Camp Corral to support military children across the nation. Jamison will serve as an official spokesperson for Camp Corral, an organization that provides free summer camp experiences for children of wounded, disabled or fallen military service members. (GoHeels.com)

Jerod Haase Q&A on Stanford, Roy Williams & more

Jerod Haase: Roy Williams does all he can to assist. That’s probably the biggest reason I got into coaching. My dream is to have relationships with my players and my former players similar to what Coach Williams has with his players. The way I look at him and respect him—the dream scenario is that someday my players look at me the same way. (Sports Illustrated)

Scene from ACC meetings: Josh Pastner and Roy Williams

Standing in a hallway in the Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton after the men’s basketball coaches meeting Tuesday at the ACC spring meetings, Yellow Jackets’ new coach Josh Pastner carried a notebook in his hand. UNC coach Roy Williams walked by and greeted Pastner. Williams had changed into a white Jordan Brand t-shirt and light green swim trunks with seahorses on them. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Report: Brice Johnson named to USA select team

Team USA will pick its roster for the 2016 Olympics from 28 finalists. But USA Basketball is already considering the 2020 Games. A group of 13ish young Americans will comprise the select team, which trains against the national team and serves as a pipeline to the senior squad. Who will make the select team? Brice Johnson, C.J. McCollum, and Myles Turner for starters. (NBC Sports)

Biancardi on UNC's recruiting and Final Four blueprint

The hope for UNC fans is that now Roy Williams can finally start to land the high level talent they did in the 2000s when players like Ty Lawson, Tyler Hansbrough, Wayne Ellington, John Henson, and Harrison Barnes pledged to the Tar Heels. While talent is great, Roy is greedy. He prefers the high level talent and the experience. Now he can get both. (Carolina Blue)

Raymond Felton always got the job done this season, no matter the role

Point guard, shooting guard, starter, reserve: No matter how he was used this season, Raymond Felton always produced. Felton’s season sort of came full circle in the playoffs. After leading the team in scoring as a shooting guard on opening night in October, Felton once again found himself at the helm of the Mavs’ offense in the final game of the season. (Dallas Mavericks)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, TBD

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, TBD

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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