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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)

Roy Williams Receives The Winged Foot Award

On Tuesday, May 16th, the NYAC honored Coach Roy Williams (UNC) and Coach Dawn Staley (South Carolina) with the prestigious Winged Foot Award. The New York Athletic Club’s Winged Foot Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to the winning coaches of the Men’s and Women’s NCAA basketball tournaments. (New York Athletic Club)

10 programs anxiously waiting on NBA Draft Deadline

Roy Williams has always believed in playing two big men at the same time and that philosophy could be compromised next season if Tony Bradley opts to stay in the NBA Draft. If Bradley doesn’t return to Chapel Hill for his sophomore season, then UNC's only true post players will be Luke Maye and freshmen Garrison Brooks, Brandon Huffman and Sterling Manley. (FanRag Sports)

North Carolina’s Tony Bradley Works Out for Knicks, Lakers Up Next

UNC freshman forward Tony Bradley worked out for the Knicks on Wednesday. Bradley will also workout with the Lakers (5/19), Spurs (5/21), Bucks (5/23) and Thunder (5/24). Bradley, who is testing the NBA Draft waters without an agent, met at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago with Portland, Oklahoma City, Boston, Milwaukee, Detroit, the Knicks and the Nets. (Zag's Blog)

Miami Heat's Wayne Ellington headed to Sportscaster U.

Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington has accepted an invitation to participate in the National Basketball Players Association's Sportscaster U. program at Syracuse University. The program is part of an effort to help players eventually segue into broadcasting careers. Ellington is scheduled to attend the sessions from June 2 to June 5. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Ed Davis set to return to Portland Trail Blazers’ muddled frontcourt picture

Big man Ed Davis had a stellar 2015-16 campaign, his first with the Portland Trail Blazers. He averaged 6.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 20.8 minutes per game in his 81 regular season appearances off the bench. Davis also played in all 11 games of the Blazers’ playoff run. He averaged 5.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 18.6 minutes per game in the postseason. (Hoops Habit)

P.J. Hairston arrested in Wrightsville Beach

Former UNC basketball player P.J. Hairston was arrested on an outstanding warrant in Wrightsville Beach Wednesday. A man driving Hairston's car was stopped by officers, who asked where the car owner was. Officers discovered the car's owner -- Hairston -- had a warrant out of Orange County for harassing communication. House said Hairston was arrested without incident. (WECT)

The 5 most important players yet to decide to withdraw or stay in the NBA Draft

Tony Bradley's got such a tough call here because he projects as a nice pro player vs. what little we saw of him last season. If he goes, he's going to get picked in the top 40, I have to believe. That's tempting, and he's absolutely going to be picked off potential. But if he returns, he could play himself into being a top-20 player in college hoops, and if that happened, he'd probably be a lottery lock in 2018. (CBS Sports)

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