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Report: New York Knicks sign Isaiah Hicks to 2-way deal

The New York Knicks' front office was making a move Thursday to bring former North Carolina Tar Heel Isaiah Hicks to the team on a two-way contract, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. The Charlotte Hornets waived Hicks earlier this week. Hicks averaged 11.8 points and 5.5 rebounds and helped lead the Tar Heels to two Final Fours and an NCAA title. (FanRag Sports)

UNC Basketball's "Secret Scrimmage" Set for Friday

North Carolina's "Secret Scrimmage" will take place Friday in Memphis against the Tubby Smith-coached Memphis Tigers. The Tar Heels arrived in Memphis on Wednesday and took in a Grizzlies game at the FedExForum that evening. College basketball teams are allowed either two exhibition games or one exhibition game and one closed scrimmage. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Basketball: Garrison Brooks 2017-18 Season Preview

Garrison Brooks is the most athletic of UNC's freshmen big man trio, which also includes Sterling Manley and Brandon Huffman. Brooks' quickness gives him the ability to run the floor in Roy Williams’ offense, which is key to seeing minutes early. Along with solid lateral quickness, Brooks possesses a smooth jumper and made 71% of his free throws in high school. (Keeping It Heel)

Seventh Woods Among College Basketball's Potential Breakout Players

Seventh Woods had some bright spots off the bench last season for UNC, but he struggled with ball security and, as to be expected by most youngsters, made freshman mistakes. While Woods' scoring and efficiency were relatively pedestrian, he should be able to settle in and enjoy a bit of a sophomore breakout. UNC needs him to play to his potential. (CBS Sports)

North Carolina Opens at No.9 in USA Today Basketball Coaches Poll

The ACC was the nation’s deepest conference in college basketball last season, and that may continue in 2017-18. Reigning national champion, North Carolina, opens as the No. 9 team in the first USA Today coaches poll. The top of the ACC is strong in the polls, with five teams (No. 1 Duke, No.12 Miami, No. 14 Notre Dame and No. 16 Louisville) in the Top 25 rankings. (DieHards.com)

Pistons F Reggie Bullock on his late sister, and standing up against bullying

Pro athletes using their platforms to stand up for a cause has become a growing trend. Pistons forward Reggie Bullock is one of those athletes. He is using the stage basketball has given him to stand up for the LGBTQ community. His inspiration: his late sister Mia Henderson. "It’s something that’s close to me obviously because one of my siblings was murdered," explains Bullock. (WXYZ.com)

Roy Williams on Joel Berry's Decision to Return to UNC

On Tuesday, Roy Williams elaborated on what went into Joel Berry's decision to return for his senior season. "He told me he was going (to enter the NBA Draft) and we started to get the paperwork together. And then 24 hours after we announced it, he walked into the office and said 'I've been thinking about this since we talked and I don't want to do.'He said 'I love it here.'" (Inside Carolina)

Perth Wildcats import J.P. Tokoto continues family sporting legacy

Cameroon midfielder Jean-Pierre Tokoto signed for Les Parisiens in 1975. More than 40 years later, his namesake grandson J.P. Tokoto has joined the NBL champions, continuing a family legacy. That legacy includes his father Brian Oliver, who played for the Philadelphia 76ers, and his mother Laurance Tokoto Trimble, who went to college on a track scholarship. (ABC Online)

Cameron Johnson’s shot gives UNC shot at repeating

If not for the one arrival, reigning national champion North Carolina might find the upcoming season just as difficult as the seasons following the 2005 and 2009 titles. That key arrival who might make this reign more successful is Pittsburgh transfer Cameron Johnson, a graduate student who has two more years of eligibility. “He’s done a nice job in practice,” Roy Williams said Tuesday. (Raleigh & Company)

ACCSports.com All-Analytics Second Team: Cameron Johnson, Deng Adel and Matt Farrell

Cameron Johnson is eligible, and ready to help North Carolina at an area of need: shooting. Johnson is a good finisher around the basket: 60 percent shooting in transition, 56 at the rim, per Synergy Sports. But he knows what he does best: let it fly from deep. Johnson was actually more efficient on catch-and-shoot attempts than Justin Jackson. (ACC Sports Journal)

Four Corners: Media Day

Roy Williams held his preseason press conference Tuesday in the Dean Smith Center, then moved to the practice gym for photos with the 2017-18 team. Williams and senior teammates Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson will represent the defending NCAA champions next week at the ACC's Operation Basketball, the annual tipoff to the season in Charlotte. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams Challenging Jalek Felton

There was Jalek Felton on Tuesday playing in a variety of lineups featuring veterans like Joel Berry, Kenny Williams, Theo Pinson, and Luke Maye and new players like Cameron Johnson and Garrison Brooks. And there was head coach Roy Williams treating Felton like the freshman that he is, working to get the most out of the dynamic, talented young player. (Inside Carolina)

Joel Berry, Bonzie Colson headline ACC All-Analytics First Team

There isn’t a more decorated player in college basketball than Joel Berry. Berry has an NCAA Championship, an ACC title, an ACC Tournament MVP and was named Final Four MOP. Berry shot a little under 39 percent on the pick-and-roll in 2016-17 — with an effective field goal rate of 44 percent. As good as Berry is with the ball, he's even better spotting up. (ACC Sports Journal)

UNC Basketball: Brandon Huffman 2017-2018 season preview

Brandon Huffman comes to Chapel Hill after having offers from Clemson, UConn, Baylor and Indiana, among others. Huffman brings the Tar Heels a big body who can rebound and block shots. Though he is still raw offensively, and not many plays can be run through him yet, Huffman scores a large majority of his points off of offensive rebounds and put backs. (Keeping It Heel)

Cameron Johnson Fitting In Well

Cameron Johnson says he doesn't talk about it much. But his new North Carolina teammates don't let him forget what happened Jan. 31, when Johnson, then a Pittsburgh wing, scored 24 points and made six 3-pointers, the most by any opposing player at the Smith Center last season. They remind him of his performance. And they joke about how it still wasn't enough. (GoHeels.com)

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