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Media Day: News, notes, and observations

North Carolina held their basketball media day on Monday. CarolinaBlue was there for Roy Williams media availability, player interviews, and the practice that followed. (Carolina Blue)

UNC's Brice Johnson still working to meet Williams' demands

Brice Johnson can chuckle about it now. North Carolina's lean 6-foot-10 senior has come out of so many games feeling good about how he snagged rebounds in traffic, ran the floor and showed off that oh-so-soft shooting touch in the paint — only to have coach Roy Williams break down film showing the mistakes that prevented his good game from being great. "I'm used to tough love," Johnson said. (Associated Press)

Harrison Barnes returns to UNC

On September 26th, former North Carolina small forward and current Golden State Warrior Harrison Barnes returned to Chapel Hill with the NBA championship trophy in hand. On September 26th, former North Carolina small forward and current Golden State Warrior Harrison Barnes returned to Chapel Hill with the NBA championship trophy in hand. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Wing Theo Pinson Nearing Full Return

Theo Pinson factors heavily into UNC’s backcourt plans for 2015-16. Before that, however, the sophomore wing will have to be fully cleared to practice following his offseason foot surgery. “Theo has not done one fullcourt drill yet,” Roy Williams told reporters Monday. “He didn’t play a pickup game all summer. We’ve restricted him to halfcourt stuff the first six practices.” (Inside Carolina)

Dean Smith Added to Social Justice Memorial

Those two names added were Town Council member Bill Thorpe and legendary UNC basketball coach Dean Smith. Smith will long be remembered by college basketball fans for the work he did leading the Tar Heel program for three decades, winning two national championships and cultivating Carolina basketball into one of the most recognizable brands in the world. (Chapelboro.com)

Predicting the top 20 guards for the 2015-16 college basketball season

North Carolina will not ask Marcus Paige to do everything, and fans shouldn’t expect his stats to skyrocket, though he should be closer to his scoring average from two years ago (17.5) instead of last season's mark (14.1). If he's healthy, Paige will not disappoint, and he should wind up back in the discussion for All-America and national player of the year honors. (Sports Illustrated)

Video: Last First Week of Practice with Marcus Paige

Follow senior Marcus Paige as he experiences his last first week of practice with Carolina Basketball. From the 'Carolina Mile,' to class in the journalism school, early morning workouts, 'Late Night with Roy' practice, and new jersey reveals. View Video...

Dean Smith honored at Peace and Justice Plaza

Chapel Hill citizens gathered at the Peace and Justice Plaza for the annual Peace and Justice Nominee Ceremony on Sunday, dedicated to community members who demonstrated a lifelong commitment to furthering the causes of peace and justice in Chapel Hill. This year, the honorees are Chapel Hill Town Council member William “Bill” Thorpe and UNC men’s basketball coach Dean Smith. (Daily Tar Heel)

The Rasheed Wallace commercial that wasn't (but briefly was)

So when Rasheed Wallace starred in a brand new, comfortably cool, black-and-white Nike advert at the outset of the 2004-05 season, it served as another reminder that by becoming the masters of their craft, like Navin R. Johnson upon the arrival of the new phonebook in The Jerk, the Pistons were somebody now. (Detroit Sports Nation)

Chapel Hill's Ronald McDonald House Launches Social Ambassador Program, Names Jawad Williams To Role

George Marut, Senior Director of Development at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, announced the launch of a new Social Ambassador Program in advance of its grand opening later this month. Mr. Marut said, “I am proud to introduce Jawad Williams as our first Social Ambassador. He is an athlete and philanthropist dedicated to our mission of providing hope and healing for families of seriously ill children in the Chapel Hill area and across the state of North Carolina.” (PR.com)

Celtics center Tyler Zeller not stressing about possible contract extension

Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller has said he would like to sign a contract extension this month, but knows he should be in good shape even if he doesn't. "No stress," Zeller told HoopsHype on Thursday. "I got one more year in my contract. I know I'm going to be here anyway." (MassLive.com)

Justin Jackson Scouting Video

A video scouting report of North Carolina's Justin Jackson, Draft Express' #3 prospect in the ACC. (Draft Express)

Video: Hornets' P.J. Hairston discusses new mindset

Charlotte Hornets guard P.J. Hairston talks about his offseason focus and his new mindset going into training camp. (Charlotte Observer)

Michael Jordan wows at-risk Hong Kong teenagers

Basketball legend Michael Jordan surprised a room full of Hong Kong teenagers today, offering life advice to fresh-faced fans hoping to follow in his footsteps. “If you love something, you do it every day.” the former Chicago Bulls superstar told members of the SAR basketball youth league who are part of a new global initiative sponsored by Jordan’s venture, Jordan Wings, to get children off the street and on to the basketball court. (South China Morning Post)

Michael Jordan Still Has Input On Every Single Jordan Brand Product

With his team set to take part in the upcoming NBA Global Games, Charlotte Hornets' owner Michael Jordan is in China to do some promo work for both his squad and his label, Jordan Brand. In an exclusive interview with Chinese news outlet, Xinhua, Jordan answered questions on his career, the Hornets' offseason moves, his love of golf, business, and his competitive drive. (Complex.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 72
Wisconsin: 79
Thu, Mar 26 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Guilford
Fri, Nov 6, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Temple
Fri, Nov 13, 7:00 ET CBSSN Tickets

UNC vs. Fairfield
Sun, Nov 15, 4:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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