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Chansky’s Notebook: Is TB5 Coming Back?

The mock drafts, at least, say Tony Bradley is coming back. Even before the NBA Combine, basketball analysts called Bradley a lower first round, upper second round draft pick and predicted he would return to UNC for his sophomore season. Since the combine concluded, Bradley’s stock has dropped even lower. That doesn’t mean the talented Tar Heel won’t stay in the draft. (Chapelboro.com)

This time around, Williams hires Frederick

The successor to UNC assistant C.B. McGrath, who was a fan-favorite walk-on at Kansas during his playing days, was sitting on the Tar Heels’ bench all along. According to reports, Brad Frederick soon will replace McGrath as the newest UNC assistant. And with that, Roy Williams will be hiring the son of the man who gave Williams his first big break as a college head coach. (Lawrence Journal-World)

Four Corners: News & Notes

Graduation ceremonies are complete, leaving a thrilling 2016-17 academic year officially in the past for Carolina Basketball. Summer school will begin later this week, and the off-season work for next season is already underway. The 2017 senior class graduated on Sunday, adding a UNC degree to the NCAA championship the Tar Heels won this spring. (GoHeels.com)

Photo: Five UNC basketball seniors graduate

Their college basketball careers ended on a high note with the 2017 National Championship. Their UNC academic careers concluded on Sunday, as five Carolina basketball seniors graduated. Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks, Nate Britt, Stilman White, and Kanler Coker will all leave UNC with their diplomas. (Carolina Blue)

UNC's Brad Frederick set to become assistant coach

It hasn't become an official yet, and might not for another month or so, but Brad Frederick will soon become an assistant coach on Roy Williams' staff at UNC. Frederick has already been out on the road evaluating high school prospects. “It's pretty clear that Brad's already been on the road recruiting,” Williams said Monday. “If you've got eyes, you can see that.” (Charlotte Observer)

Photos: Theo Pinson gets high school jersey retired

When you win a National Championship special things happen. UNC junior (rising senior) Theo Pinson was on hand at Wesleyan Christian Academy on Friday to get his high school jersey retired. Pinson graduated from Wesleyan in 2014. A starting wing on North Carolina's 2017 National Championship team, Pinson averaged 23.8 minutes, 6.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.7 assists. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams discusses third NCAA Title, ACC meetings

Roy Williams is in Amelia Island, Fla. just a little longer than a month after winning his third NCAA National Title with the Tar Heels. For the Hall of Fame coach, each of the championships came with a different response. "In '05 everybody was so happy. In '09 they were like 'Oh, you were supposed to do that.' "This one, people have been very enthusiastic." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Five Takeaways from the NBA Draft Combine

Tony Bradley remains college basketball’s biggest returning decision. Currently sitting at No. 40 overall, a second-round pick, on Draft Express, Bradley has an intriguing decision because the Tar Heels still have plenty back for next season while potentially giving him a chance to be a showcase piece on the interior. UNC could be a solid contender to repeat if Bradley comes back. (NBC Sports)

Small Ball in Play for UNC in 2017-18

UNC may have to play a unique style of basketball by Roy Williams’s standards in 2017-18, relying more on a perimeter-based approach than its traditional post-dominant foundation. Williams built his programs at Kansas and UNC with an inside-out dynamic designed to control the glass, maximize field goal attempts near the rim, and limit opponents’ interior looks. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Theo Pinson Jersey Retirement at Wesleyan Christian Academy

North Carolina's Theo Pinson was honored Friday as he returned to his high school, Wesleyan Christian Academy, to have his number 11 jersey retired. Pinson played a key role as a starter in helping the Tar Heels' win their 6th NCAA basketball championship in April. View Video...

Rick Fox Challenged To One-On-One In Basketball By Esports Players, But He’s Not Worried

Rick Fox, the three-time NBA champion, played 13 NBA seasons before becoming the owner of esports organization Echo Fox. Echo Fox players in a younger generation might not remember much about Fox, who at age 47 has said of being 6-foot-7, “It’s more than just height.” Fox told WWG that his esports players have challenged him to one-on-one in basketball. (Sport Techie)

Kennedy Meeks still looks up to boyhood buddy, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside

North Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks has been looking up to Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside since he was 15...figuratively and literally. Meeks met Whiteside while playing AAU basketball in Charlotte and the two have become close enough that they spoke on the phone before Meeks traveled to Chicago for last week’s NBA Draft Combine. (Palm Beach Post)

NCAA Men's Basketball Champion Senior Class Moves On

All five members of the 2017 NCAA champion North Carolina Tar Heel senior class earned their degrees in graduation ceremonies at Kenan Stadium on Sunday. The 2017 UNC basketball graduating class includes Nate Britt (Upper Marlboro, Md.), Kanler Coker (Gainesville, Ga.), Isaiah Hicks (Oxford, N.C.), Kennedy Meeks (Charlotte, N.C.) and Stilman White (Wilmington, N.C.). (GoHeels.com)

Video: Joel Berry Surprises His Mom on Mother's Day

North Carolina point guard Joel Berry returns home to surprise his mom on Mother's Day, and she couldn't be happier to see her son. Read More...

Kennedy Meeks hopes rebounding prowess will lead to NBA career

At the NBA Draft Combine on Friday, a loose ball bounced toward UNC coach Roy Williams, who was sitting in a chair on the baseline. Williams grabbed the ball and tossed it to former Tar Heels big man Kennedy Meeks with a smile. There were smiles all around for the duo as Meeks went for 19 points and 16 rebounds in his team's win in front of all 30 NBA team. (Durham Herald-Sun)

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Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

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ACC Basketball Standings
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(16) Florida State12-626-9
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Wake Forest9-919-14
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NC State4-1415-17
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