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Brice Johnson: From Orangeburg, all the way to the NBA

Most mock drafts have Brice Johnson, a former Edisto standout, going in the mid-to-late first round. He’s looking to become the first South Carolina-born player to be drafted since the Detroit Pistons picked Porter-Gaud’s Khris Middleton in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft. Currently, there are only four players born in South Carolina on NBA rosters. (The State)

Conversation with Former Tar Heel Kendall Marshall

Seven years after he took home the camp’s MVP trophy, Kendall Marshall returned to the NBPA Top 100 Camp – as a coach. The record-breaking UNC floor general, who is preparing for his fifth season in the NBA, took a break from his offseason training at UNC to participate in the camp’s coaching program. Marshall’s ties to Chapel Hill remain as strong as ever. (Inside Carolina)

Final Look at the NBA Mock Drafts

Brice Johnson's position in the various mock drafts has been all over the map but appears to be settling into the mid-to-late 20s. Three mock drafts including Draft Express and ESPN having him going to the Clippers. The highest position among these predictions in Charlotte at 22nd. The biggest damper on Johnson's stock is his age. (Tar Heel Blog)

Cam Newton, Steph Curry, UNC basketball up for ESPY Awards

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry and the North Carolina Tar Heels came up short in their respective championship games last season, but the quarterback, the point guard, and the UNC men’s basketball team can all win ESPYs. ESPN released the list of nominations for the 2016 ESPY awards. (Charlotte Observer)

Q&A with Marvin Williams

This past season, Marvin Williams averaged 11.7 points and 6.4 rebounds to help the Charlotte Hornets make the playoffs. DTH staff writer John Bauman spoke to Williams about why he comes back to Chapel Hill during the summer, how the NBA has changed, and on how much he watched UNC this past season. (Daily Tar Heel)

Finding Value in the 2016 NBA Draft: Brice Johnson Might Be the Biggest Steal on Draft Night

As we inch even closer now to the 2016 NBA Draft, we'll be hearing more and more about guys rising and falling on team draft boards. Brice Johnson is one one of those players. But, he's still not getting enough credit for such an impressive college career at Chapel Hill. According to DraftExpress, Johnson is the 30th-best prospect in the draft, and they have him slated as the 31st overall pick in their latest mock draft. (numberFire)

Two Tales For Two Tar Heels

On Thursday night, college basketball stars and NBA hopefuls will gather in New York in hopes of hearing the their names called at the 2016 NBA Draft. Unsurprisingly, among these hopefuls are Carolina’s Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, the dynamic duo that led the Tar Heels to the NCAA National Championship game. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Five players from in-state ACC schools with NBA draft potential

Brice Johnson, who raised his draft stock by averaging 17.0 points and 10.4 rebounds as a UNC senior, is expected to go in the bottom half of the first round or early in the second round. Marcus Paige is a possible second-round pick, with DraftExpress.com ranking him as the No. 64 prospect and CBS Sports putting him at No. 63. (Fayetteville Observer)

Ames native Harrison Barnes in store for life-changing offseason

Ames native Harrison Barnes will spend the summer reflecting on a hectic season, working on a new (and likely massive) contract and spending time back in his home state. It’ll be a busy few months for the Golden State Warriors star, who will find time to visit Iowa even in the midst of what should be a profitable and busy offseason. (Des Moines Register)

Brice Johnson Is Coming To The NBA To Block Shots And Hurt Feelings

Brice Johnson is the quiet, unassuming type whose demeanor presents a complex duality. Johnson burns with passion on the court, but he isn’t outwardly emotional off the floor. Johnson spoke with Dime Magazine as he prepares for the draft, discussing everything from not starting as a freshman in high school to his love of blocking shots. (Uproxx)

Video: 2016 UNC Players vs Alumni Basketball Game

Tar Heel basketball alumni currently playing in the NBA and overseas reunited in Chapel Hill this week to help out at the Roy Williams basketball camp and also teach a thing or two to the current UNC players in the annual Alumni-Player scrimmage. View Video...

Brice Johnson slated to work out for Philadelphia 76ers

Per The Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey, the Philadelphia 76ers were scheduled to work out North Carolina product Brice Johnson and local talent Quenton DeCosey, among others on Wednesday, in preparation for the NBA draft. The Sixers, who have an abundance of bigs, would be hard pressed to find ideal minutes for Johnson. (Liberty Ballers)

Shammond Williams joins Western Kentucky coaching staff

Western Kentucky men’s basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced Wednesday the hiring of Shammond Williams and Quannas White as assistant coaches for the 2016-17 season. Williams and White – former standout players at major college programs – both join the Hilltoppers after serving on the staff at Tulane. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

2016 CBS Sports Classic to be played at Las Vegas' new T-Mobile Arena

The third annual CBS Sports Classic will take place on Dec. 17 in Las Vegas next season. Where, specifically? T-Mobile Arena. T-Mobile Arena is brand new; it just opened in April. Plopped right on the Strip, it sits between the Monte Carlo and New York, New York hotel/casinos. The 2016 tilts will feature UNC vs. Kentucky and UCLA vs. Ohio State. (CBS Sports)

Jay Bilas has high praise for Marcus Paige

ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas had some high praise for former UNC guard Marcus Paige. “I haven’t covered a better kid. Just an amazing young man and has had a great college career. I absolutely believe that he can play in the NBA. I do not think he’s going to be drafted...but if he can play the point, I think he can find a place." (Carolina Blue)

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
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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