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First Person: Shea Rush

Shea Rush: I already was excited about my sophomore season. But then Coach Williams got us together as a team at the football game against Cal. We always have a team meal before each football game. He gathered us around, and he said some very nice things. He said that he was proud of me, and then he said he was going to put me on scholarship. That made me feel truly honored. (GoHeels.com)

Phil Ford - The Kid Who Couldn’t Dunk - Was Still An All-American

Phil Ford, arguably the greatest point guard to ever play in the ACC, faced a daunting challenge as a young boy growing up in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He was too small – to jump up and touch the rim or dunk like the bigger players he idolized. So Phil decided he would learn to do other things better than every other player, no matter their size. (Chapelboro.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: One-and-Dones Overrated?

The Tar Heels have been in the Final Four the last two seasons and won the national championship in April. Over the last seven years, Duke is 14-6 in the NCAA Tournament, including first-round losses to Lehigh and Mercer. Those teams had one-and-dones Austin Rivers and Jabari Parker. UNC is 21-6 in NCAA play over the same span, winning at least one game each year. (Chapelboro.com)

Secret Scrimmage Scheduled for UNC Basketball

While UNC's complete basketball schedule for the coming season is due out later this week, the list of opponents is known. Except for one unlisted opponent. UNC will again take part in a "secret" preseason scrimmage. For the second year in a row, the Tar Heels will play at Memphis, according to a source close to the situation. The game is scheduled for Oct. 20. (Inside Carolina)

Harrison Barnes hopes to continue his progression as Mavs’ go-to player in ’17-18

Harrison Barnes led the Mavs in scoring 37 times last season. He also posted seven 30-point games last season. In doing so, Barnes set a new franchise record by reaching double figures in the first 43 games to begin his tenure in Dallas. However, the 6-foot-8 forward may just be beginning to scratch the surface of how effective he can be in a Mavericks uniform. (Dallas Mavericks)

Harrison Barnes Q&A: Tech, Basketball and Cuban

Harrison Barnes spent a summer interning at Facebook in 2014 and has now evolved into one of Fitbit’s main endorsers. Barnes helped introduced the brand's first smartwatch, the Fitbit Ionic last month. Barnes spoke with The Crossover about his burgeoning? interest in tech, along with how his summer is going, his expectations for the 2017-18 season and more. (Sports Illustrated)

Joel Berry Defining His Tar Heel Legacy

Joel Berry had made up his mind as to what his future would hold, and so when the tears fell as the Tar Heels clinched their sixth NCAA national championship over Gonzaga in April, the emotion was more about completing a task and less about the surprise of the victory. “I’ve had to work for everything in my life when it came to basketball,” Berry told Inside Carolina. (Inside Carolina)

Walk-On Shea Rush Earns UNC Basketball Scholarship

Shea Rush is now on scholarship. The sophomore from Fairway, Kansas received the news from UNC coach Roy Williams on Monday, Rush's former coach at Kansas City (Kan.) Barstow, Billy Thomas, confirmed to Inside Carolina. Thomas, who played for Williams at Kansas, said the news "made his day." "It's a big-time personal achievement for him." (Inside Carolina)

J.P. Tokoto heads to Australia to join Perth Wildcats

The Perth Wildcats have signed former North Carolina Tar Heel, J.P. Tokoto, sources told foxsports.com.au. The acquisition of Tokoto, who most recently played for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA G-League, sees him act as a replacement for Devondrick Walker, who broke his foot at a Wildcats practice in August. Tokoto has already arrived in Perth. (FOX Sports)

Kendall Marshall, USA Take FIBA AmeriCup Title

The United States won the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup on Sunday. Featuring former Tar Heels Kendall Marshall and Larry Drew II, the Americans defeated Argentina 81-76 to claim the title. Marshall put up 3.6 points during the tournament and shot 37.5 percent from the field. A two-year player at UNC, Marshall added 4.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game. (Inside Carolina)

Michael Jordan Named UNC Honorary Captain vs. Louisville

Michael Jordan will return to UNC on Saturday to serve as the football team's honorary captain against Louisville. The Tar Heels also plan to honor the 2017 men's basketball national championship team. Players and coaches will receive their championship rings at halftime. Jordan last visited UNC in March to announce UNC Football's partnership with Jordan Brand. (Sports Illustrated)

Harrison Barnes on His First Extended Offseason: It Was a Wake-Up Call

Part of Harrison Barnes' extended offseason included honeymooning in Italy and meeting European fans on a jaunt with NBA Spain, then making his way to the hamlet of Montauk, New York, for a Fitbit product launch. You wouldn’t blame the long-running brand ambassador if he pulled the usual “pose for pics and skate out the door” move. But Barnes put in work. (Complex)

Former UNC assistant Doug Wojcik joins Jeff Lebo's ECU basketball coaching staff

Doug Wojcik has been named assistant men's basketball coach at ECU, head coach Jeff Lebo announced Friday. Wojcik spent three years as an assistant coach at North Carolina from 2000 to 2003. The Tar Heels were ranked No. 1 during his first season on the bench. He assisted UNC in landing recruiting classes ranked second in the nation in 2001 and 2002. (Live 5 News)

Vince Carter makes appearance on WWE

With a less than a month to go before the official start of training camp, newly-acquired Sacramento Kings guard Vince Carter decided to be part of one of professional wrestling’s rising forces. It’s no secret that Vinsanity is a WWE fan, and when he received an invitation to join Titus O’Neil’s own brand known as “Titus Worldwide”, he took full advantage of it. (Clutch Points)

James Michael McAdoo has a "whirlwind" of a summer

On June 12, James Michael McAdoo celebrated with the Golden State Warriors as they won their second NBA championship in three seasons. A week later, McAdoo was in Kenya, visiting an impoverished area to share his basketball skills and Christian faith with nearly 200 children. And finally this week, McAdoo signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. (Virginian-Pilot)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET ACCNE Tickets

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, 7:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD ACCN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
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