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J.P. Tokoto helps shape up Knicks' Summer League squad

J.P. Tokoto has committed to the New York Knicks for the Orlando Summer League, according to Michael Scotto....For what it's worth, Tokoto comes in and is immediately the most athletic player of the bunch. He's a bouncy high-flyer with plenty of quickness. He gets after it defensively with good instincts. (SNY.tv)

ACC will be well-represented at Rio Olympics

The Olympic qualifying process has only just begun, but already many athletes with ACC ties either past or present have punched their tickets to this year’s Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To date, ten current and former Tar Heels have qualified to represent the United States in men's basketball, field hockey, and track & field. (Wilmington Star News)

James Worthy still following mom's rules

James Worthy will forever be remembered as “Big Game James” for his clutch performances. But his mom was a basketball champion long before him. She was a member of the Highland High School Ramlettes women’s basketball team, which won the North Carolina Athletic Conference title in 1949. Worthy even credits his mom for improving his jump shot. (Gaston Gazette)

The Harrison Barnes–Team USA–Sixers Theory That’s So Crazy It Makes Sense

Mike Krzyzewski will finally get to coach Harrison Barnes. Back in 2009, Coach K lost one of the great Carolina college basketball recruiting wars when Barnes—then the no. 1 high school player in the country—chose Roy Williams and UNC over Coach K and Duke. It was a legendary recruiting scrap, and rumor has it Krzyzewski did not take Barnes’s decision well. (The Ringer)

Video: Berry, Allen, Blossomgame Highlight ACC's Top 5 Returning Basketball Stars

The ACC will be brimming with talent in the 2016-17 college basketball season. UNC's Joel Berry, Duke's Grayson Allen, Clemson's Jaron Blossomagame and Virginia's London Perrantes are just some of the talent that will shape the landscape of ACC basketball this year. View Video...

Harrison Barnes Makes Olympic Basketball Team

USA Basketball announced the 12-player 2016 United States Olympic team, including Golden State Warrior and former University of North Carolina forward Harrison Barnes. Barnes just finished his fourth season in the NBA and with the Warriors. The Ames, Iowa, native has played in consecutive NBA Finals, winning a title with Golden State in 2015. (GoHeels.com)

Familar ACC names on NBA summer league rosters

For Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson and the ACC’s other recent draft picks, the NBA’s Summer League is an opportunity to get an early taste of professional basketball. For those who were passed over, including N.C. State’s Cat Barber, the upcoming tournaments in Orlando, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas represent one final opportunity to show off their talents. (Wilmington Star News)

Marcus Paige joins a crowded Utah Jazz backcourt

Marcus Paige will have to get to work immediately as he joins a very competitive backcourt in Utah. Before the draft, the Jazz already had seven guards, including George Hill who the team recently traded for. Utah added Paige and California guard Tyrone Wallace in the NBA Draft, increasing the total number of guards to nine. (Carolina Blue)

UNC forward Luke Maye preparing to step up this year

He sometimes has trouble getting the ball to go where he wants it. “It’s just left and right, and it needs to be more straight,” North Carolina forward Luke Maye said recently. In this case, Maye wasn’t talking about basketball. For the past month, he’s been equally as occupied with putting a much smaller ball in the hole. Golf is also a passion. (Charlotte Observer)

Clippers Draft 2016: Who is Brice Johnson?

So what exactly are the Clippers getting? Johnson earned first-team AP All-America honors in college basketball's toughest conference while scoring 17.4 points-per-game and grabbing 10.4 rebounds-per-game. Offensively, its easy to see how Johnson fits with the Clippers, at 6-foot-9, Johnson is a fluid athlete that is very cerebral of his abilities or lack of ability, and rarely forces actions and lets the game come to him. (Clips Nation)

Marcus Paige one step closer to living his dream after NBA draft

Marcus Paige returned to Linn-Mar High School to speak with a bunch of wide-eyed youth basketball campers Wednesday. That’s just the kind of thing a young man like Paige does. He’s classy, humble, never forgets his roots. “He talked to them all,” Linn-Mar Coach Chris Robertson said. “And the one thing he told them was to always chase their dreams.” (The Gazette)

Sources: Harrison Barnes Named to U.S. Olympic Basketball Team

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes has been selected as a member of the final 12-man Team USA basketball roster for the Rio Olympic Games this summer, league sources told The Vertical. Barnes, 24, a restricted free agent,will join Warriors teammates Klay Thompson and Draymond Green on the Team USA roster. (Yahoo! Sports)

Brice Johnson's role with the Los Angeles Clippers

Brice Johnson was drafted with the No. 25 pick in the NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. He now gets to focus on the transition to the pro game and fitting in with his new team. Johnson joins a team that scored 67 percent of its points within three feet of the basket last season. He adds needed depth to a Clippers front court featuring NBA superstar Blake Griffin. (Carolina Blue)

Harrison Barnes reflects on painful Finals, his future

Before he looks too far ahead, Ames native Harrison Barnes is looking back on a season that was full of ups and downs. Barnes heads into what should be a busy and profitable offseason as a restricted free agent after his fourth season in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors. (Des Moines Register)

Clippers think Brice Johnson might fit into rotation

The NBA draft began to turn topsy-turvy after the top two picks Thursday, leaving the Clippers in good position to find a quality player who might just be able to step in and play right away. That turned out to be the case when Brice Johnson remained available late into the first round, allowing the Clippers to take the power forward from North Carolina with the 25th pick. (Los Angeles Times)

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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