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NBA Champion Rasheed Wallace Introduces Kindergarteners to His New Children’s Book

The NBA champion and former coach Rasheed Wallace teams up with animation executive Saddler Ward to introduce Sacramento kindergartners to “Honeydew & Marylu,” a book for early readers. “Honeydew & Marylu” is written by Wallace and illustrated by Ward, the animation producer of MTV’s “Station Zero” and “Word World,” PBS Kids’ pilot. (Press Release Rocket)

Brandon Robinson details process for packing on pounds

Part of UNC freshman shooting guard Brandon Robinson's preparation has been an attempt to put on weight. Robinson weighed around 160 pounds when he committed. He has put on roughly 10 pounds on since. "Once school ended I have been getting up at 5:30 AM and lifting weights," Robinson explained about his workout regiment before enrolling at UNC. (Carolina Blue)

Church with Roy? Former KU player Kenny Gregory recalls coach’s freshman request

Former Kansas basketball player Kenny Gregory knows a lot has changed in major college athletics in the last 15 years. One example: He’s sure that freshmen aren’t asked to attend church with their basketball coach like he did back in the day. Yes, Gregory said that there was a time he was alongside former KU coach Roy Williams at a church service. (Kansas City Star)

Brandon Robinson: "Get back to Final Four next year -- that is the goal"

Shooting guard Brandon Robinson becomes a UNC freshman on Tuesday. Along with fellow signees Tony Bradley and Seventh Woods, Robinson will move into dorms on campus to begin his Carolina career. Robinson will start second session summer classes and team workouts soon. CarolinaBlue spoke with Robinson last week prior to his arrival. (Carolina Blue)

UNC basketball freshmen arrive on campus

On Tuesday, UNC will officially add three new members to the 2016-2017 North Carolina basketball team and Carolina basketball family. Center Tony Bradley, shooting guard/wing Brandon Robinson, and combo guard Seventh Woods will move into dorms today, begin second semester summer classes shortly, and start working out with the team. (Carolina Blue)

Raptors work out North Carolina PF Brice Johnson

The Toronto Raptors continued their preparation for the 2016 NBA Draft, hosting six prospects for pre-draft workouts on Monday. Brice Johnson was the biggest name in attendance. The UNC product is widely projected as a late first-round pick and certainly a possible fit at No. 27, partly addressing the Raptors' biggest needs at power forward. (SportsNet.ca)

With Green out, Harrison Barnes' role will change

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been suspended for game five of the NBA Finals. With Green out, Warriors starting small forward Harrison Barnes' role changes. In a media availability video interview produced by the Sacramento Bee, Barnes said he will play more four than three and will be more focused on rebounding. (Carolina Blue)

Shammond Williams a new assistant coach for Western Kentucky

Shammond Williams has joined Rick Stansbury’s staff at Western Kentucky. Williams is already listed in the school's online faculty directory. Williams began his coaching career in 2012 at Furman and had been at Tulane since 2013. The former North Carolina standout played professionally for 14 years, suiting up for Atlanta, Seattle, Boston, Denver, Orlando, New Orleans and Los Angeles, as well as eight European clubs. (WBKO.com)

Video: Harrison Barnes preps for more minutes at power forward

Golden State Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes is ready to step up and play more minutes at the power forward position in game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena on Monday, June 13, 2016. Barnes will be filling part of the gap at power forward due to the suspension of forward Draymond Green. (Sacramento Bee)

Michael Jordan's greatest NBA Finals moments

JUNE 5, 1991. L.A. LAKERS AT BULLS. Flight 7:47 took off with just under 8 minutes left in Game 2 of the Michael vs. Magic Finals. In the midst of a 15-2 run that sank the Lakers – for the series, it turned out, after an L.A. win in Game 1 created much nervousness in Chicago – Jordan scored on a wouldn't-believe-it-unless-I-saw-it-with-my-own-eyes shot. (Chicago Tribune)

UNC Basketball: Brice Johnson’s biggest moments as a Tar Heel

Go through a dictionary and you’ll find few words that can’t be used to describe the career of UNC forward Brice Johnson. The first three years of his tenure at UNC were defined by maddening inconsistency and flashes of greatness all culminating into a senior season that would go down as one of the best in North Carolina history. (Keeping It Heel)

Michael Jordan used to take money from Scottie Pippen by betting him on pre-recorded races

Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen are perhaps the most well-known duo of teammates in NBA history, winning six championships together and just generally being dominant. Apparently MJ liked to have a little fun off the court with his buddy too. (SB Nation)

Golden State's James Michael McAdoo sees 1st NBA Finals action in a cameo role

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr unveiled one novel response to his team’s 30-point loss Wednesday night in Game 3: He sent James Michael McAdoo into Game 4 on Friday night. McAdoo did not play in the first three games of the NBA Finals, and he played only 19 minutes total in Golden State’s 20 playoff games before Friday night. (SFGate)

Harrison Barnes has Warriors convinced of his likely $20M value, sources say

Harrison Barnes, so often the forgotten Warrior, has quietly been Golden State’s most consistent player in this NBA Finals, averaging 12.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while shooting 51.3 percent from the field and 42.9 percent on 3-pointers. Getting his stroke back represents good timing. When July 1 hits, Barnes will be eligible for restricted free agency. (Sporting News)

Audio: Rasheed Wallace - I played in the NBA to be a champion

UNC Tar Heel great and NBA champion Rasheed Wallace joins the Sports Shop crew to talk about this year's NBA playoffs as well as his own playoff experiences. He also touches on his current work off the court, including a new children's book and a new energy drink geared towards women. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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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