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Kennedy Meeks' Personality Has Won Over the Raptors and His Game Might, Too

Had you walked into any room that Kennedy Meeks occupied during the course of Las Vegas Summer League this week, your eyes would have been drawn to him immediately. At 6'9", he doesn't necessarily stand out in a sea of NBA players and hopefuls, but there is a palpable gravitational pull from his personality. (VICE Sports)

UNC freshman Sterling Manley shows off hands, length

North Carolina freshman center Sterling Manley enters his college career looking to compete for minutes within an inexperience group of Tar Heel big men. It's always exciting to see what the freshmen can do. This may not be basketball, but Manley impressed recently in a pick-up football game on UNC's campus. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Returning Player Profile – PG Joel Berry II

Joel Berry earned second team All-ACC honors in the regular season and was the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. Berry will enter the season as a contender for ACC Player of the Year and All-American honors. As a senior, Berry will have full ownership of the team as the starting point guard. He will likely lead the Heels in three-point shooting, assists and scoring. (Carolina Blue)

Michael Jordan's Former Teammates on How MJ Would've Handled the Modern-Day NBA

Michael Jordan's infamous competitive drive made him the GOAT then—and would do the same in today's LeBron James- and Steph Curry-dominated NBA. "He would somehow find a way to beat you—somehow," Will Perdue says. "I'm not sure how. He's not sure how, but he would stay up weeks to figure it out." (Bleacher Report)

CBS Sports Early ACC Basketball Power Rankings

2. North Carolina Tar Heels - Roy Williams wasn't expecting to lose big man Tony Bradley to the NBA, which hurts the Heels. Still, UNC is No. 2 because it landed Cam Johnson, who will be critical to UNC's offense. The Tar Heels won't be as big as a year ago, but 13 league wins is doable. Joel Berry II figures to be one nation's top three point guards. (CBS Sports)

Does Marcus Paige have a chance with the Timberwolves?

Marcus Paige was a four-year player at UNC before being drafted in the second round in 2016. He has a strong drive-and-kick game and is 8-for-20 (40 percent) from three-point range in the three summer games. If the Wolves don’t find a low-cost veteran point guard in free agency or if they decide they want a G-League player for depth, they could do far worse than Paige. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

UNC basketball: New play style for a new crew?

Things will be different this season as the Tar Heels won’t have the luxury of Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks bailing the team out at the end of offensive possessions. It will be up to the incoming big men to provide the glass crashing. The rebounding efforts this season will have to become a collective workload, rather than placed on the shoulders of only two. (Tar Heel Blog)

Roy Williams soaking in title win

UNC head coach Roy Williams is making a point to enjoy this title more. The 2017 National Championship was Coach Williams' third title. It puts him in rare air. Williams discussed how he is treating this championship on the Carolina Insider Podcast with host Jones Angell and Adam Lucas. "I've tried to make myself enjoy this one even more," Williams said. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Returning Player Profile – SG Kenny Williams

2017 Role/Outlook: Kenny Williams will likely battle for extended minutes at two of UNC's wing spots alongside Cam Johnson, Theo Pinson, and Brandon Robinson. His outlook was hindered a little after it was announced that Williams underwent surgery on his right knee in early July. He is expected back in time for the start of preseason workouts. (Carolina Blue)

National championships becoming a Maye family tradition

Three months after Luke Maye won his NCAA title in Phoenix as a member of the North Carolina basketball team, Cole earned a ring of his own when his Gators swept LSU in the College World Series championship series in Omaha on June 27. It’s a run of family success so improbable even those living through it are having a hard time comprehending it all. (North State Journal)

Will UNC’s Woods and Robinson make sophomore leaps?

Neither Seventh Woods nor Brandon Robinson projects as a starter for next season, but both will play important parts. With Nate Britt gone, Woods steps in as the primary backup at point guard. While the addition of Pitt transfer Cam Johnson will eat into some of Brandon Robinson’s minutes, the sophomore could grow into a sixth-man role and possibly double his playing time. (FanRag Sports)

UNC basketball experience package goes for 11K on Ebay

How much would you pay for the ultimate North Carolina basketball and Roy Williams experience? One Carolina fan thinks $11,300.00 is the going cost. That was the winning bid for the UNC basketball experience package with 100% of the proceeds go to the V Foundation for Cancer Research. (Carolina Blue)

Photo: Carolina Basketball Family Reunites in Las Vegas

Several members of the Carolina Basketball family gathered in Las Vegas during NBA Summer League for dinner, and Marcus Paige posted this photo featuring Justin Jackson, Kennedy Meeks, Harrison Barnes, Jerry Stackhouse, Brice Johnson, Kendall Marshall, Nate Britt, Marcus Paige, and former UNC manager Teon Watson. Read More...

NBA Summer League: Kennedy Meeks tops in efficiency through round robin

Kennedy Meeks wasn’t selected in the 2017 NBA Draft. Following his snub, Meeks vowed to make his doubters pay and signed with the Toronto Raptors to play on their Summer League team. Now that three games in the round robin series are over, Meeks' play has stood out. Meeks currently leads the NBA Summer League in player efficiency with a whopping 41.0. (Keeping It Heel)

Pat Riley refused to lose Wayne Ellington: 'It would have killed me to see him go'

A week ago, the scramble was on. Gordon Hayward had informed the Miami Heat he was signing with the Boston Celtics. And Pat Riley was sweating the small stuff. He didn't want to lose Wayne Ellington. Rarely during the opening week of NBA free-agency does a team deal with anxiety when it comes to their seventh-leading scorer. But this was different. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

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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

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

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD ACCN

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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