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Michael Jordan shoots commercial at Laney High School

A local legend gave some students a surprise Tuesday at a New Hanover County high school. NBA Hall-of-Famer Michael Jordan visited his alma mater Laney High. Jordan was in town Tuesday to shoot part of a Gatorade commercial. Jordan graduated from Laney in 1981 before winning a national championship as a freshman at UNC. (Wilmington Star News)

Larry Fedora, Roy Williams Compete In Chick-fil-A Challenge

UNC football coach Larry Fedora and men's basketball coach Roy Williams competed Tuesday in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge at the Reynolds Lake Oconee Resort outside Atlanta. The event is held each year to raise money for endowed scholarships and charitable foundations selected by the coaches. UNC finished tied for 11th and raised $22,500 for UNC Children's Hospital. (GoHeels.com)

Jerry Stackhouse reflects on his time at FILA

Back in 1995, Jerry Stackhouse was the man! Entering the NBA out of North Carolina, the Tarheel signed a lucrative deal with FILA and he had his own signature shoe: The FILA Stackhouse 1. The shoe was later changed to the FILA Spaghetti. “I think that they were good to me at the beginning of my career,” Stackhouse said on Scoop B Radio Overtime. (The Source)

Michael Jordan visits alma mater Laney High School

Think it’s a big week in Wilmington? It got even bigger today at Laney High School when its most famous alum showed up for a visit. The Twitter account @LaneyHSNews shared photos today of the Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan on campus today. Jordan graduated from Laney in 1981 before heading to UNC and then his epic career in the NBA. (WWAY)

2016-2017 Clippers Exit Interview: Brice Johnson

Brice Johnson suffered a herniated disc when the preseason began in October, pushing his NBA debut back to late February. Brice didn’t score his first NBA points until April 10, the second to last game of the NBA season. Brice might not have played many more minutes if he hadn’t been injured, but at least he would have had more practice time with the team. (Clips Nation)

Lucas: Berry's Back

When Joel Berry returns to campus this August, he will be one of the most accomplished players to ever return to UNC for another season of college basketball. Berry has won an ACC Tournament MVP, a Final Four MOP and a national title. He's already qualified to have his jersey in the rafters. Those are the credentials of a player who would be completely justified in moving on. (GoHeels.com)

Joel Berry II: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Joel Berry II, the 2017 Final Four Most Outstanding Player, is bucking the college basketball trend of leaving school early and has decided to complete his four-year commitment at UNC. The move comes after Berry initially announced last Tuesday he would be declaring for the NBA Draft. Berry is coming off his junior year where his Tar Heels won the National Championship. (Heavy.com)

The future is here and his name is Harrison

There were plenty of reasons to think that Harrison Barnes would never live up to the max contract the Dallas Mavericks gave him. He had floundered during the NBA Finals as the Warriors infamously blew a 3-1 lead against the Cavs. He made the Olympic Team only after several stars declined the offer and spent most of his time in Brazil on the bench. Boy, we were all so wrong. (Mavs Moneyball)

Garrison Brooks Signs Basketball Scholarship Agreement

Garrison Brooks, a 6-10 forward from Lafayette, Ala., has signed a scholarship agreement to attend UNC and play basketball for the Tar Heels and head coach Roy Williams. Brooks attends Auburn High School where he plays for coaches Frank Tolbert and Chris Brandt. “We are excited and pleased that Garrison has chosen to come to North Carolina,” says Williams. (GoHeels.com)

Michael Jordan’s Hornets Will Be Only NBA Team To Wear Jordan Brand Next Season

Every team in the NBA will be wearing Nike next season except for Michael Jordan‘s Charlotte Hornets, who will be the only team in the League wearing Jordan Brand. Jordan the face of the Air Jordan brand, which produces some of the hottest basketball shoes and apparel. The only noticeable difference on the Hornets’ uniforms may be a Jumpman logo. (SLAM Online)

Vince Carter wants to play in NBA until he's 42

Vince Carter plans on continuing his career next season. Carter has had remarkable longevity, evolving into one of the game's better veteran wing role players. Carter will be a free agent this summer. "I said to myself 'I want to play 15 years'. I don't know where I got that from. And the I got to 15 years and I kept going," said Carter. "I'm still saying 'two more years and I'm done.'" (Real GM)

Vince Carter Hit Weight Room After Grizzlies’ Elimination

Vince Carter just won’t stop. The 40-year-old was lifting weights immediately after the Memphis Grizzlies were eliminated from the postseason Thursday night. The Grizz went home for the summer following a 103-96 Game 6 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. (SLAM Online)

Who's in, who's snubbed: NBA Draft Combine

Assuming early reports are correct, there’s a good chance that UNC junior Theo Pinson will be returning to UNC for his senior year. Pinson apparently was not invited to the NBA Draft Combine, making it unlikely that he will be drafted. Freshman Tony Bradley and junior Justin Jackson both received invitations. UNC seniors Isaiah Hicks and Meeks were also invited. (North State Journal)

Oxford celebrates hometown hero Isaiah Hicks

When the TV stations would announce UNC’s starting lineup during its Final Four run and national title game, they’d ultimately reach Isaiah Hicks. Millions around the country were then introduced to the 6-foot-9 forward from Oxford, North Carolina” For some back home in Oxford, it gave them chills hearing the boy they grew up watching play ball put them on the map. (Henderson Daily Dispatch)

Jackson, Hicks, Meeks, Bradley Receive NBA Draft Combine Invitations

The NBA Draft Combine list includes five Kentucky players, while North Carolina, Arizona, Duke, and Kentucky have four apiece, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com. Reigning NCAA champion North Carolina has four in Tony Bradley, Isaiah Hicks, Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks. (Zag's Blog)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

UNC vs. Portland
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

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