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Does Marcus Paige have what it takes to stick in the NBA?

Draft boards, experts, and the like weren’t projecting North Carolina’s Marcus Paige to be drafted in the 2016 NBA Draft. Much like he did on the court for four years in Chapel Hill, Paige proved the naysayers wrong and was drafted 55th overall by the Brooklyn Nets before ultimately being traded to the Utah Jazz. (Tar Heel Blog)

Marcus Paige Scores 10 in NBA Summer League

North Carolina’s Marcus Paige had his best summer game to date by hitting a pair of 3-pointers while scoring 10 points and handing out three assists for the Jazz in its 79-72 win. N.C. State’s Cat Barber didn’t get in until the second half and played only seven minutes. But he still managed to pick up four points on 2 of 3 shooting. (Wilmington Star News)

Mark Cuban's surprising choice for Harrison Barnes' welcome lunch

When one of the richest men in the country welcomes the newest player to his NBA basketball team, the expectation would be to go to any of the nearby four-star restaurants in celebration. But maybe that's just not Mark Cuban's style. Instead, the billionaire welcomed former Warriors player Harrison Barnes to the Dallas Mavericks with lunch at International House of Pancakes. (San Francisco Gate)

Sources: Wayne Ellington agrees to Miami Heat deal

Free-agent guard Wayne Ellington has agreed to a two-year, $12 million-plus deal with the Miami Heat, league sources told The Vertical. Ellington completed his seventh NBA season, averaging 7.7 points in 76 games – 41 starts –with the Nets. Ellington has had stops in Minnesota, Memphis, Cleveland, Dallas, the Lakers and Nets. (Yahoo! Sports)

UNC Maui Invitational Travel Packages and Information

This Thanksgiving, make the most out of your holiday and travel with your Tar Heels Men’s Basketball team to Maui, Hawaii. Travel Packages for the Maui Invitational (November 21-23) are now available for UNC fans and Rams Club members. Enjoy hotel accommodations off the coast of Ka’anapali Beach at the UNC Team Hotel, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa. (Anthony Travel)

Man or meme: Who is Michael Jordan to basketball’s next generation?

Michael Jordan is here at the Peach Jam. Not physically but metaphorically, in every one of his Nike silhouette logos – the Jump Man, it’s called – and in every Nike swoosh on every sneaker and jersey and pullover that the college coaches are wearing. They’re lined up in chairs on the edge of the court....There’s Roy Williams, the North Carolina coach, in light blue. (Charlotte Observer)

Harrison Barnes 'excited' for bigger role that comes with Mavs' max deal

The Dallas Mavericks are making a $94 million bet that Harrison Barnes can be more than a good role player. Barnes embraces the challenge after spending the first four seasons of his career as a complementary piece with the Golden State Warriors. “I’m excited about having a larger role,” Barnes told ESPN.com. (ESPN.com)

1976 USA Basketball Team Included Four UNC Players, Was Coached by Dean Smith

Deab Smith’s assistants for the 1976 USA Basketball Team were Bill Guthridge, who later went on to replace Smith at UNC and John Thompson. Smith and Thompson faced each other in the 1982 NCAA National Championship....Walter Davis, Phil Ford, Tommy LaGarde and Mitch Kupchak played for Smith at UNC. (Keeping It Heel)

Larry Brown’s sudden exit from SMU is bizarre end to rocky chapter

If you want to go broke, bet on what Larry Brown is going to do next. The only thing we know for sure is that this particular chapter is over. Like all the others, it ended with a twist, and a rather unpleasant one at that. (Sports Illustrated)

With big plans in store, Mavs officially sign Harrison Barnes at earliest possible time

The photograph went crazy on social media Wednesday night. It showed new Maverick Harrison Barnes handcuffed to President of Basketball Operations Donnie Nelson. It was a funny moment, harkening back to last July when DeAndre Jordan ran out on the Mavericks after committing to join them in free agency. They weren't letting Barnes get away. (Dallas Morning News)

Video: UNC freshman Tony Bradley with the windmill dunk

North Carolina freshman center Tony Bradley got some extra work in over the holiday weekend. He finished it off with an impressive windmill dunk. Check out the slow motion video below from Bradley's personal instagram account. (Carolina Blue)

Larry Brown's coaching tree: From Dean Smith to Gregg Popovich, Brown has extensive ties

Larry Brown, 75, has had a long coaching career, and in that time, he's grown quite the coaching tree. Take a look at the people he learned from, then later taught. (Dallas Morning News)

Tough to argue with Larry Brown's success

Let's be cynical. Southern Methodist University did the right thing when it hired Larry Brown. The man did everything you'd expect him to do, and the school profited and gained publicity and won a lot more basketball games because of it. Former presidents of the United States suddenly sat in the front row because of it. (Philly.com)

Warriors re-sign James Michael McAdoo

One week after he had his restricted free agency rights renounced, the Warriors have agreed on a contract with James Michael McAdoo. It’s a good bet that the 6-foot-9 McAdoo will play a much larger role for the Warriors next season. The team lost Andrew Bogut, Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, Leandro Barbosa, Mo Speights and Brandon Rush in free agency. (KNBR-AM)

Larry Brown leaves SMU in the most Larry Brown way possible

In the end, it was all so predictable -- first the winning, then the NCAA scandal and, finally, the abrupt resignation that leaves a basketball program in an awkward spot. Larry Brown followed the Larry Brown model step-by-step. Bravo, sir. I'd say you outdid yourself but you really just did yourself. (CBS Sports)

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, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(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
Clemson10-817-14
Pittsburgh9-921-12
Syracuse9-923-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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