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UNC Player Profile: Joel James

Joel James will again be part of a deep and experienced post rotation, playing behind Brice Johnson, Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks. The depth inside will again limit James' minutes to the 13-15 per game range. He will be effective if he can provide 6 points and 4-5 rebounds per game and will bring toughness and senior leadership to the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

Jerry Stackhouse, an 18-year NBA veteran, brings fresh perspective to Raptors

Jerry Stackhouse never considered coaching as a career, until the day he was sitting in the bleachers at his son Jaye's basketball practice. "He was in the seventh grade. They were just rolling the balls out, and I was like 'I can't watch this (stuff) any longer,'" Stackhouse said, with a laugh. So the 18-year NBA veteran assembled his own AAU squad — Stackhouse Elite — and over the next four years would marvel at how the boys soaked up his instruction, and grew as players. He was hooked. (Canadian Press)

UNC Player Profile: Kenny Williams

Kenny Williams should have chances to play, especially early in the season. Williams is a pure shooter, something UNC has lacked over the past couple of seasons. Roy Williams noted that when he first saw Williams play and he hit five threes and took three charges. If he brings that sort of mentality to the game and can provide some perimeter shooting, he could see meaningful minutes. (Tar Heel Blog)

Reggie Bullock's time to shine for Pistons

Jodie Meeks' misfortune is Reggie Bullock's opportunity. On the day it was announced that Meeks would miss most of the regular season after surgery for a right foot fracture, Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy reaffirmed his faith in Bullock, who will assume the back-up shooting guard spot in the playing rotation. (Detroit Free Press)

Report: Thunder acquires guard J.P. Tokoto

The Oklahoma City Thunder has acquired J.P. Tokoto, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports. The Oklahoman's Erik Horne is reporting that the Blue has indeed acquired Tokoto, but that it is not via trade, at least not between the Thunder and Sixers. Tokoto, a 6-foot-6, 200-pound shooting guard/small forward, averaged 8.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.5 steals for the Tar Heels last season. (NewsOK.com)

Bobby Jones to be inducted into FCA's Hall of Champions

Bobby Jones, a retired NBA star who played with the Philadelphia 76ers, has served as an FCA banquet speaker around the Carolinas region, as well as a counselor and connector for FCA area staff. His wife, Tess, has also been instrumental in leading FCA’s Women’s Roundtable in an effort to effectively reach high school girls with the FCA ministry. (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

Roy Williams gives backstory to Final Four tribute to Bo Ryan's father, Butch

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams had plenty of basketball to discuss at the ACC's media day, with the Tar Heels projected to be not only the top team in the league but one of the best in the entire country -- including being ranked No. 1 in the CBS Sports Preseason Top 25 (and one). But one under the radar note from his availability with the writers on Wednesday was the backstory behind Williams' tribute to Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan's father, Butch, at the 2015 national title game. (CBS Sports)

Flashback: Michael Jordan's Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

If you know anything about Michael Jordan, then you know he's a pretty serious guy. Sure, he knows how to have fun. But you won't normally find him poking fun at himself. Not these days, at least. But that wasn't always the case — and SI Kids has the photos to prove it! Way back in May 1992, Michael Jordan made his second appearance on the cover of the magazine. (Sports Illustrated For Kids)

Video: Harrison Barnes dunks all over Dwight Howard

Harrison Barnes puts Dwight Howard on a poster with a ferocious jam Friday night as Golden State beat Houston 112-92. View Video...

UNC Player Profile: Luke Maye

Luke Maye brings a big man's body but an outside shooting touch. He hit 43% of his threes during his senior season and doesn't fit the traditional mold of a back to the basket big man. He also comes to a team with plenty of depth in the frontcourt. UNC has two deep at the two post positions with juniors and seniors. That doesn't bode well for Maye playing much beyond the early portion of the season. (Tar Heel Blog)

Marcus Paige campaigning for College Game Day to come to UNC

The North Carolina Tar Heels have bounced back nicely from their season opening loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks as Larry Fedora's roster has run off seven straight wins. With that being the case, there is plenty of reason for excitement in Chapel Hill as the Tar Heels turn their attention to the showdown with the Duke Blue Devils on November 7th. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Men’s Basketball Teamed Up With Alpha Phi Alpha to Honor Stuart Scott

The highlight of the evening came when the men’s basketball team joined forces with Alpha Phi Alpha. Scott pledged UNC’s Mu Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha in 1984, and on Friday the fraternity teamed up with the men’s basketball team to honor Scott with a step performance. (The Root)

2015-2016 Player Preview: Joel Berry

Expectations going into Berry's second year with the Heels are high. It seems expectations for everyone involved with this Carolina team are high. Berry will look to improve and develop on a freshman season that saw him start off shaky only to find his sea legs later in the year. (Carolina Blue)

Meeks’ weight is down, but expectations way up

Much of the weight is off, and the wait might be over for UNC’s Kennedy Meeks to take his game to an even higher level. Meeks, a 6–10 junior from Charlotte, stepped onto UNC’s campus as a 320–pound freshman. Although he was down to 270 by the end of last season, fatigue limited his explosiveness going to the basket. He welcomes the weight of expectations for him and the Tar Heels. (Raleigh & Company)

Kennedy Meeks adding to his game

CarolinaBlue asked Kennedy Meeks how he has improved this offseason. Most of the improvement includes developing his shooting range while polishing his post moves. "I have been working on my jump hook a lot more," Meeks said Wednesday. "My turnaround jumper, playing at the top of the key, shooting the three a little bit, and stepping into the free throw line and shooting a jumper shot there." (Carolina Blue)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 80
Kansas State: 70
Tue, Nov 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Maryland
Tue, Dec 1, 9:35 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Davidson
Sun, Dec 6, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC @ Texas
Sat, Dec 12, 5:15 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
(5) Duke0-06-1
(9) North Carolina0-05-1
(12) Virginia0-05-1
(15) Miami0-05-1
Florida State0-04-1
(17) Notre Dame0-04-2
NC State0-04-2
Georgia Tech0-04-2
Virginia Tech0-04-2
Wake Forest0-04-2
Boston College0-03-3

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