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Could a press compensate for UNC’s lack of height?

An organized press could bring several advantages to this year’s Tar Heels. Most obviously, a press will relieve pressure on UNC's inexperienced front line. Sure, there could be some 2-on-1’s that develop when the press is broken, but surviving the press usually means starting the offense with only 15 seconds on the shot clock, resulting in less time to work it inside. (Tar Heel Blog)

The five best college players who were not selected in this year's NBA draft

4. Kennedy Meeks, UNC: If rebounding is the skill that best translates from the college game to the NBA, then maybe Meeks should have been drafted. The UNC center grabbed 9.5 rebounds per game as a senior and upped that to 11.5 per game during the Tar Heels’ run to the national title. What likely hampered his chances were concerns about his defense and conditioning. (Yahoo! Sports)

UNC stars Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks reportedly get NBA free agent deals

UNC national champion big men Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks were not selected in Thursday’s NBA draft, but both will get their shot at pro career. TNT reporter David Aldridge reported that Hicks will sign a free agent deal with the Clippers. Yahoo Sports reporter Shams Charania reports that Meeks has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the Raptors. (Charlotte Observer)

Behind the scenes at Tony Bradley's draft night celebration

The phone call lasted just three minutes, but it felt like three hours. Tony Bradley stood silently near the television, waiting for a call nearly four hours in the making. His agent answered his phone and spoke briefly before handing it over to his 19-year-old client. Bradley said little as the crowd of over 50 friends and family went quiet inside Tony’s Chicken and Waffle in Bartow. (The Ledger)

Report: Kennedy Meeks agrees to free agent deal with Raptors

Another starter from North Carolina's national championship team is getting his shot at the next level. Undrafted big man Kennedy Meeks has signed a free agent deal with the Toronto Raptors, according to The Vertical. Meeks blossomed with his best season as a senior with the Tar Heels, averaging 12.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. (Carolina Blue)

Vince Carter Would Take a Pay Cut to Join the Warriors

Vince Carter says that he’d be willing to take a pay cut to play for the Golden State Warriors next season. While on ESPN’s The Jump on Wednesday, Carter admitted that winning a championship is paramount at this point in his career. “I’m open for it. I want to win when I play. I want to do somewhat what Kevin Durant did. I want to show that I can still play.” (SLAM Online)

Sources: Spurs' asking price for Danny Green too high

The Spurs have been investigating the market for Danny Green as they look to open salary-cap space ahead of the free agency period. But the asking price has been a little too high in early talks with the Cavs, sources said. Green has two years and $20 million left on his contract. He averaged 7.3 points and shot 38 percent on 3-pointers for the Spurs last season. (ESPN.com)

Reyshawn Terry still producing on the hardwood

For Reyshawn Terry, success on the basketball court comes easy because of the hard work he has put in over the years. The former R.J. Reynolds great has won championships on the high school and collegiate levels and seeks to do the same on the professional level overseas. Terry has played in 13 different countries, playing this past season in Okinawa, Japan. (Winston-Salem Chronicle)

Olympic jersey believed to have been worn by Michael Jordan sells for $273,904

A jersey believed to have been worn by Michael Jordan at the 1984 Olympics was sold Thursday for $273,904, a record price paid for a basketball jersey. The jersey was auctioned off by Grey Flannel Auctions, whose officials said it matched all the markings compared with photos of the uniform. It is not known who supplied the uniform, nor who purchased it. (ESPN.com)

Clippers to Sign Isaiah Hicks as Undrafted Free Agent

The Los Angeles Clippers signed power forward Isaiah Hicks of North Carolina to a training camp deal. Isaiah Hicks is a traditional power forward, solidly built at 6’8’’ and 230 pounds. He plays more like an old-school “4” as well, hitting the offensive glass hard and scoring around the basket. Hicks has a nice touch on his short-range shots near the rim. (Clips Nation)

ACC makes history in 2017 NBA Draft

The NBA was feeling a draft Thursday, and the winds of change were blowing from the Atlantic coast. With 10 former players picked in the the first round of the draft, the ACC sets a new record for first round selections. Prior to 2017, the most ACC players selected in the first round was eight in 1995. ACC players selected in the first round of 2017 NBA Draft: (WTKR.com)

Justin Jackson Drafted No. 15 by Sacramento

North Carolina forward Justin Jackson was selected with the No. 15 overall pick by Sacramento - which acquired the pick in a trade with Portland - in the NBA Draft on Thursday. Jackson, the ACC’s Player of the Year and a consensus first-team All-America, led UNC in scoring with 18.3 points per game and pulled down a career-high 4.7 rebounds per game. (Inside Carolina)

What Tony Bradley brings to the Jazz

North Carolina big man Tony Bradley only had a small role for the champion Tar Heels, but he could gradually build a key role in the NBA. He’s built like few other players in this draft class. Bradley is 6-foot-11 with a 7-foot-5 wingspan and 9-foot-4.5 standing reach. He’s also nearly 250 pounds, so he has nearly the ideal physical dimensions for an NBA center. (FanRag Sports)

Jackson & Bradley Go In First Round Of NBA Draft

First-team All-America and ACC Player of the Year Justin Jackson was the 15th player selected in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft Thursday. The Portland Trailblazers selected Jackson before later trading his rights to the Sacramento Kings. Later in the first round, freshman forward Tony Bradley went 28th overall to the Los Angeles Lakers, who later traded Bradley to the Utah Jazz. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Tony Bradley Drafted No. 28 Overall

North Carolina forward Tony Bradley will begin his NBA career in Utah after the Jazz picked him in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday with the 28th pick, acquired from the LA Lakers. Bradley becomes the third one-and-done Tar Heel of the Roy Williams era, further dispelling the narrative that the Hall of Fame head coach avoids such players. (Inside Carolina)

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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
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