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Seventh Woods Sprains Ankle

UNC freshman guard Seventh Woods suffered a sprained right ankle while playing pickup with his teammates earlier this week, a UNC official confirmed to Inside Carolina on Saturday. The Columbia, S.C. native's medical evaluation included X-rays, which were negative. The 2016-17 Tar Heel basketball team is about a month away from the start of preseason practice. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: UNC Basketball Notebook

Summer is when Jonas Sahratian is often at his most creative when designing workouts for the Tar Heels. While there hasn’t been any pickup truck pulling in the parking lot (yet), Justin Jackson believes this has been the toughest offseason in his UNC career, and Isaiah Hicks looks exhausted just relaying his most rigorous offseason session with Sahratian. (GoHeels.com)

Brice Johnson Admired by Fellow Rookies

The Los Angeles Clippers' first round draft pick, Brice Johnson, was voted "most athletic" by 16% of his class, putting him in 2nd place behind Jaylen Brown of the Celtics, with 39%. This athleticism is very clear upon just a few minutes of tape watching. Brice also received votes for biggest steal, best shooter, and best defender. (Clips Nation)

Signing with Mavs equals more responsibility for Harrison Barnes

Although Harrison Barnes admits that he’s excited for the opportunity to have the ball in his hands more this season after signing a max-level contract with the Dallas Mavericks, the 24-year-old budding star knows that also comes with more responsibilities. "The ball is going to be in my hands a lot more, so there’s going to be a lot more decisions to make.” (Dallas Mavericks)

10 things you may not know about Harrison Barnes

Though Barnes was not particularly familiar with Dallas before he signed with the Mavericks, he felt it was important for him the attend the memorial service for the slain Dallas police officers following the July 7 shooting in downtown. (Dallas Morning News)

Fan Town Hall addresses social responsibilities of athletes

Do today's African-American athletes bear any responsibility to commenting on social issues? George Lynch, who played for Dean Smith, said the legendary coach encouraged them to speak up if they had something to say. He also noted that it is tougher for low-profile athletes to get heard. "As players, we do a lot of things in the community, but unless you are a bigger name, you don't get recognized." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Lucas: Words Of Wisdom

It’s well documented that current Tar Heels receive a huge advantage in the summer when they participate in pickup games against a host of Carolina basketball alumni. Usually, they’re gaining on-court wisdom—how to defend a certain screen or how to develop an offensive counter move to a favorite play. Sometimes, though, it’s a little more subtle. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams Discusses Theo Pinson, Improvements

On ESPNU's College Basketball podcast with hosts Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg, Roy Williams detailed what expects from Theo Pinson for the 2016-2017 season. "I think he can (have a different role this year) and we need him to be ready," Williams explained. "His shot --- he has to be able to shoot the ball in the basket and maintain his focus." (Carolina Blue)

Starter, bench or DNP: Tyler Zeller ready for any role with Celtics

The NBA is full of highs and lows for players. Few understand this as well as Tyler Zeller, a player who has gone from starting to being a backup to not playing at all. And through it all, you never heard him gripe about it. It’s among the many reasons you hear teammates talk about how much they respect the way he's handled some difficult situations. (CSN New England)

Roy Williams on the changes in the recruiting landscape

Recruiting has changed a lot since Roy Williams arrived at North Carolina before the 2003-2004 season. Now entering his 14th season, Williams, a self-described old-school guy, must navigate the confusing world of AAU, shoe companies, handlers, "mentors", and aspects of social media that didn't exist a few years back. (Carolina Blue)

Athlon Sports' 2016-17 College Basketball Top 25

Basketball season is still months away, but to celebrate the arrival of the Athlon Sports 2016-17 College Basketball preview, we’re giving you a snapshot of the year ahead with our top 25. No. 6 - North Carolina: Some of the star power is gone, but North Carolina is expecting Joel Berry II and Justin Jackson to step up for Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson. (Athlon Sports)

Roy Williams knows Isaiah Hicks has to step up in 2016-2017

On a recent episode of ESPNU's college basketball podcast hosted by Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg, UNC head coach Roy Williams was about a two players that need to step up for the Heels during the 2016-2017 season. The first name that Williams spoke about was a senior forward who is expected to have a big role this season. "Its probably Isaiah Hicks," Williams said. (Carolina Blue)

Sources: Ty Lawson agrees to deal with Sacramento Kings

Free-agent guard Ty Lawson has agreed to a one-year contract with the Sacramento Kings, league sources told The Vertical. Lawson visited with Kings officials and coaches on Saturday in Sacramento and had planned to meet with New Orleans Pelicans officials early this week – until the Kings offered him a deal on Sunday, league sources said. (Yahoo! Sports)

Roy Williams on Marcus Paige's senior speech: "That is the moment you live for"

Former UNC point guard Marcus Paige made a senior speech that will live in Carolina and college basketball lore. What the now Utah Jazz guard said about Coach Roy Williams particularly stood out. It was emotional. It was touching. It was heartfelt. It was well. The whole thing went viral. (Carolina Blue)

Mavericks' Harrison Barnes pops the question to his girlfriend

Harrison Barnes is having an offseason to remember. After signing his $94 million deal with Dallas, Barnes went to Brazil to represent the United States in the Summer Olympics, where he won himself a gold medal. So how do you top both of those accomplishments? Barnes did so by getting engaged to his girlfriend, style coach Britt Johnson. (Dallas Morning News)

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, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 4:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

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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