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What to really expect from Mavericks' new $94 million man Harrison Barnes

Imagine being promoted from bartender to the guy in charge of making the beer. Or from greenskeeper to head pro. That out-of-comfort-zone feeling is sort of where Harrison Barnes finds himself as the Mavericks' new $94 million man. The safety net he's had in his first four years in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors is gone. (Dallas Morning News)

U.S. Men's Basketball Nips Serbia, 94-91

Despite an 18-point lead in the first quarter, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team (4-0) had to battle Serbia (1-3) for a hard-fought, 94-91 win on Friday night at Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro. Former Tar Heel forward Harrison Barnes did not see action in the victory. “Can we play better? I hope,” said USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski. (GoHeels.com)

Michael Jordan Sends Boxes of Gear and Reaches Out to Man Who Wore Full MJ Uniform at Pickup Game

Twitter lit up last month when the internet stumbled upon a man wearing a full Michael Jordan uniform in a pickup game. Today, a local news station came out with some context on the fan, Jeffrey Harrison. Harrison, 33, is autistic and a huge MJ fan. When Jordan heard the story, he mailed gear and a letter to Harrison, and even reached out to him on the phone. (Complex.com)

Harrison Barnes using new technologies to stay fit during busy off-season

Playing 214 NBA basketball games in two seasons, including two extended playoff runs and the Olympics, would take a toll on anybody—so Harrison Barnes is using every tool at his disposal to train more efficiently. "With tools like motion sensors, I’m able to track things like my cardiovascular levels as well and how well I’ve slept." (Sports Illustrated)

How have former UNC athletes done so far at the Olympics?

Fifteen UNC alums are taking part in the 2016 Olympics. Of that 15, only two have yet to participate in the games. Shalane Flanagan and Vikas Gowda will take part in the Track and Fields events which take place in the second week. The other 13 athletes’ events have begun, and many of them have had fairly successful starts. (Tar Heel Blog)

Marvin Williams to Lead Training Camp for Kids in Jakarta

Charlotte Hornets' basketball player Marvin Williams will visit Indonesia in late August to host the National Training Camp Jr. NBA Indonesia children's coaching clinic. The three day coaching clinic, from Aug. 26 to 28, at Cilandak Sport Center and Atrium Pluit Village will focus on good sportsmanship values like positive attitudes and respect. (Jakarta Globe)

UNC basketball freshman preview: Brandon Robinson

Last week we debuted our freshman preview with a feature about UNC freshman Seventh Woods. This week, we introduce the Tar Heel faithful to shooting guard, Brandon Robinson. So, who is Brandon Robinson? Brandon Robinson is a 6’5 shooting guard from Georgia. The four-star Robinson is easily the best shooter in Carolina’s recruiting class. (Tar Heel Blog)

How Harrison Barnes Is Investing In Tech On And Off The Court

Playing 214 NBA basketball games in two seasons, including two extended playoff runs and the Olympics, would take a toll on anybody—so Harrison Barnes is using every tool at his disposal to train smarter. “Since I’ve been in the NBA, it has become a data-driven sport, and teams are looking to measure and optimize every aspect of the game and technology plays a big role,” Barnes says. (Sport Techie)

High school to Rio: The recruiting journeys of USA Basketball's Olympic team

Harrison Barnes, Class of 2010: Barnes hit the scene in the summer prior to this junior season playing with All-Iowa Attack. From there, Barnes quickly moved up into five-star status. His work ethic became folklore in the recruiting industry, as he would regularly workout for college coaches at 6 a.m., including running sprints in the snow on the Ames (Iowa) High track. (Sports Illustrated)

Why UNC basketball may never need a "one and done" recruit

The goal of every team is to win National Championships. At schools like UNC, many seasons can feel like a disappointment if they don’t result in a Final Four. Side note – we are a really spoiled fan base. So, how many NCAA Champions have had a "one-and-done" player on their roster since the NBA rule was instituted? Two. Two teams out of 11. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels Release 2016-17 Men's Basketball Roster

Summer school is over in Chapel Hill, and as the men’s basketball team has headed home for a few weeks to rest up for the fall semester, the Tar Heels have released their official 2016-17 roster. UNC returns three starters this season in senior forward Kennedy Meeks (6-10, 260), junior forward Justin Jackson (6-8, 200) and junior point guard Joel Berry II (6-0, 195). (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball Summer Checklist: Luke Maye

The next installment in the Tar Heel Summer Checklist series leads us to Luke Maye, a rising sophomore forward from Huntersville, North Carolina. The son of former Tar Heel quarterback Mark Maye, Luke originally came to North Carolina as a recruited walk-on, but earned a scholarship last year. (Tar Heel Blog)

U.S. Men's Basketball Pulls Away From Australia, 98-88

It took the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team (3-0) nearly all four quarters to pull away from previously unbeaten Australia (2-1) on Wednesday night at Carioca arena in Rio de Janeiro. The USA recorded a 98-88 win but led by just five points, 85-80, with 3:57 remaining in the game. Tar Heel Harrison Barnes did not see action in the contest. (GoHeels.com)

Quentin Thomas tosses shade at former UNC teammate

The Carolina basketball family is a tight knit group of players bound together by a university and a shared experience. When head coach Roy Williams arrived in 2003 he continued the legacy and tradition laid down by Dean Smith and Bill Guthridge. So, when one player comes at UNC and Roy Williams, bashing the school with his only his self-interests in mind, the family takes notice. (Carolina Blue)

My Carolina Experience: Phil Ford

Phil Ford: "Who you play for and how you feel about where you play is more important than the exposure you get. I was very blessed to have great relationships with every coach that I played for. Probably the greatest relationship that I had was that of my relationship with Coach Smith who became like a second father to me." (GoHeels.com)

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, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 4:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

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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