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Justin Jackson 101

The Kings selected small forward Justin Jackson out of the University of North Carolina with the No. 15 overall pick (via the Portland Trailblazers). The 22 year old junior played in 40 games last season for the Tarheels, averaging 18.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 32 minutes per game. Jackson also connected on 37 percent of his threes, shooting about seven per game. (NBA.com)

The Jordan X Converse Pack Is Inspired By MJ’s “Love Of The Game” Contract Clause

Michael Jordan’s first professional contract with the Chicago Bulls came with the legendary ‘Love of the Game‘ clause. It allowed Mike to play basketball in the off-season however and wherever he wanted, whether it be pick-up games in Chicago or going back to Chapel Hill to play with his former teammates at UNC in the off-season, regardless of any potential liabilities. (Sneaker News)

Justin Jackson, Ryan Switzer, Hayley Carter Nab Patterson Medals

Hayley Carter, the ACC's all-time leader in women's tennis singles victories, Justin Jackson, who led the Tar Heels to the 2017 NCAA men's basketball championship, and Ryan Switzer, the fifth UNC football player to earn first-team All-ACC honors three times, are the 2017 recipients of the Patterson Medal, the most prestigious athletic honor awarded at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Enrollee Q&A: 2017 C Brandon Huffman

Brandon Huffman enrolled at North Carolina roughly two weeks ago, but he has been unofficially with the team for over a month. The 6-9, 250-pound center has been a regular at UNC's pick-up games. Huffman spoke with CarolinaBlue to preview his enrollment at UNC, his closeness with the 2017 class, what he is excited and nervous about, and the staff's plan for him. (Carolina Blue)

Interesting statistics from the 2016-17 UNC Basketball season

Luke Maye, by the end of the postseason, was simultaneously UNC’s best three-point shooter (40.0%) and UNC’s worst free throw shooter (58.7%). That’s not a combination you often see, and it’s fair to wonder if those stats will find a more typical level. Also, Seventh Woods comes out near the top of a surprising number of per-40-minute statistics. (Tar Heel Blog)

Marcus Ginyard Basketball Camp to Host Chapel Hill Community Day

The Marcus Ginyard Basketball Camp is thrilled to be less than two weeks away from our first Chapel Hill Community Day. We’ve partnered with Chapel Hill Parks and Rec, Chapel Hill Police and Fire Department, as well as local businesses Italian Pizzeria 3 and Chapel Hill Sportswear to create a clinic, free for 60 young campers that will focus on more than just hoops. (Chapelboro.com)

Danny Green Selected to NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team

Having already won an NBA Championship with the San Antonio Spurs back in 2013, former UNC standout Danny Green received the first individual honor of his eight-year pro career on Monday. The 6-foot-6-inch guard was named a part of the NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team after an outstanding season locking down opponents on that end of the floor. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: UNC Places Five 1st-Round Picks Across NFL, NBA, MLB Drafts

With a first-round draft pick in NFL, NBA, and MLB Drafts, the Tar Heels yet again showcased the strength of their programs. North Carolina produced Mitch Trubisky in the NFL Draft, Justin Jackson and Tony Bradley in the NBA and Logan Warmoth and J.B. Bukauskas in the MLB Draft. View Video...

Chansky’s Notebook: Capital Could Be Hopping!

Based on the reception Justin Jackson and his three NBA draft classmates received in Sacramento, going to Kings games in the future may be the must-do thing in California’s capital city. JJ joins Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox, Duke’s Harry Giles and Kansas guard Frank Mason in what pundits are calling one of the best draft classes. Some are calling it the best. (Chapelboro.com)

Matchup Dates for 2017 Big Ten-ACC Challenge Announced

The Atlantic Coast and Big Ten Conferences on Monday announced the dates for the 19th annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge. The games were announced on June 8. The dates for the 2017 Challenge appear below. Tip times and specific network assignments will be announced at a later date. Wednesday, Nov. 29: Michigan at North Carolina. (The ACC)

Luke Maye hits game-winner in alumni game

Luke Maye did it again. It may not have been as big of a stage as the Elite 8 contest against Kentucky last March, but Maye once again hit a big shot for the North Carolina Tar Heels. We heard some rumblings about the players participating in the annual current Tar Heels vs. alumni game taking place last week in the Dean Dome and now we have video. (Keeping It Heel)

Jerry Stackhouse says Dirk Nowitzki stole fadeaway move from him

Jerry Stackhouse thinks that he deserves some figurative royalties. In a feature by Jonathan Abrams of Bleacher Report that ran on Tuesday, the retired All-Star claimed that former Dallas Mavericks teammate Dirk Nowitzki stole the famous fadeaway move from him. Stackhouse and Nowitzki were teammates in Dallas for five years from 2004 to 2009. (Larry Brown Sports)

The Tar Heels who made it in the NBA despite going undrafted

Despite not getting drafted, Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks, and Nate Britt will all get some sort of a shot with an NBA team. Meeks signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Raptors, the Clippers picked up Hicks, and Britt was given a spot on the Hawks’ summer league team. The Tar Heel who had the best NBA career, despite not being drafted, was Scott Williams. (Tar Heel Blog)

What Justin Jackson brings to the Kings

Justin Jackson was one of the biggest risers among upperclassmen during this season, rapidly improving his 3-point shot and turning into one of the most dangerous scorers in the country. Jackson was a key cog in North Carolina’s championship run, putting his full offensive repertoire on display. He shot 37 percent from 3-point range. (FanRag Sports)

Nate Britt Joins Atlanta Hawks' Summer League Team

The Atlanta Hawks entry in next month’s Las Vegas Summer League is starting to take shape. The roster currently consists of 13 players. More could be added before the tournament begins next month. The entire draft classes from last year and this year are scheduled to be part of the team. UNC point guard Nate Britt, who wasn’t drafted, will also be part of the team. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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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

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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