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Larry Brown Named Head Coach of USA East Coast Team for 2017 Tour to Spain

Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown was announced Monday as the head coach of USA East Coast for their 2017 tour of Spain. Brown, 76, will be returning to the bench for the first time since resigning from SMU last July. He coached the Mustangs to a 94-39 record over four seasons. USA East Coast is an international traveling team comprised of current college players. (Bleacher Report)

Transfer challenge over, Cameron Johnson adds three-point game to UNC’s arsenal

Cameron Johnson’s best attribute—and coincidentally, UNC’s biggest weakness—is his three-point shooting. Johnson buried 42% of his 188 three-point tries last season, flashing extensive range and a quick release. Adept at moving off the ball and more than capable as a spot-up shooter, Johnson’s shooting should be a welcome addition for the Tar Heels. (Sports Illustrated)

NBA draft next step in Justin Jackson's year to remember

Justin Jackson's decision to return to UNC for his junior year paid off when he and the Tar Heels won the NCAA Championship in April. Jackson had gone from a home-schooled star in Houston to the ACC Player of the Year. Weeks later, he proposed to his girlfriend Brooke Copeland. By June, he had realistic hopes that he will be chosen in the NBA Draft lottery. (Houston Chronicle)

Tony Bradley NBA Draft Scouting Report and Video Analysis

Tony Bradley looks the part of an NBA center with tremendous size and length, measuring 6'10.75 with a 7'5 wingspan and a 9'4.5 standing reach at the NBA combine in Chicago. Bradley's length helps partially negate the fact that he is an underwhelming athlete. Bradley has a solid frame, and is fairly mobile for his size, but needs to continue to maintain his conditioning. (Draft Express)

Harrison Barnes is Changing Lives in South Dallas

On June 10th, Exline Recreation Center in South Dallas played host to Harrison Barnes’ basketball camp where over 150 kids in the community from ages 8-18 came to learn from Barnes himself about basketball, leadership and life. When most basketball camps cost a pretty penny, the coolest part about Barnes’ camp was the free admission for the kids. (The Smoking Cuban)

Justin Jackson would be a good pick for Chicago even if it feels Bulls-y

It feels too obvious, right? National champion and Tar Heel Justin Jackson is projected to go in the middle of the first round, and the Chicago Bulls select 16th overall in next week’s draft. Among some of the players the Bulls have selected (or traded for) in the first round since the turn of the century: Ben Gordon, Joakim Noah, Doug McDermott and Denzel Valentine. (FanRag Sports)

NBA draft: What does UNC’s Tony Bradley know that general public doesn’t?

Unless UNC freshman Tony Bradley knows something the public doesn’t – and that’s certainly plausible – he took a gamble staying in the NBA draft. It’s possible some team in the second half of the first round has discreetly told Bradley they will select him. Otherwise, the 6-11 forward, without much of a college basketball resume, could wait a while to hear his name called. (Charlotte Observer)

Kennedy Meeks, Przemek Karnowski renew NCAA title-game battle in Denver as NBA draft hopefuls

Nearly 600 pounds of basketball force rattled the practice gym inside the Pepsi Center. Przemek Karnowski (7-foot, 300 pounds) and Kennedy Meeks (6-9, 279) were renewing a battle while working out for the Nuggets on Friday that they first waged more than two months ago in front of a far larger audience. Meeks and UNC topped Karnowski and Gonzaga 71-65 in the national championship game. (Denver Post)

19 years ago, Michael Jordan ended the Bulls’ dynasty with “The Last Shot”

June 14, 1998: the day Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls completed one of the greatest stretches in history of basketball. With the Bulls trailing 86-85 inside of the final minute and the Utah Jazz looking to force a Game 7 at home in the 1998 NBA Finals, Karl Malone got the ball on the low block. What happened next was one of the most memorable moments in NBA history. (Pippen Ain't Easy)

Jordan sneaker wall in Smith Center gets update

It's a little different when the greatest player to ever play the game and someone who revolutionized the shoe business went you your school. That is what you get with North Carolina. When the Tar Heels remodeled their locker, they added a wall of Carolina-theme Jordans. Check out the updated version of the "Jordan Wall." (Carolina Blue)

Reggie Bullock suspended five games for drug violation

The NBA announced Friday that Reggie Bullock of the Detroit Pistons and Monta Ellis of the Indiana Pacers each have been suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Their suspensions will begin with the next NBA regular season game. A five-game suspension is the penalty for a third marijuana violation. (NBC Sports)

The Marching Tar Heels want your help

We’ve all been there: going to a Tar Heel football or basketball game when the band launches into a song we’ve heard the play a million times before. I mean, how many times can you hear “Take on Me” before you wish you pine for the in-house DJ to take over? I feel you, and more importantly, so do the Marching Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

Cameron Johnson Signs With UNC Basketball

Cameron Johnson, a 6-8 guard from Moon Township, Pa., has signed a scholarship agreement to attend UNC and play basketball for the Tar Heels. Johnson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and played two full seasons for the Panthers. He received a medical red-shirt after playing in eight games as a freshman in 2014-15 and has two years of eligibility remaining. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Tony Bradley NBA Draft Tape

Tony Bradley was a heralded recruit for the Tar Heels and ultra-productive in a limited role. Bradley averaged 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds while shooting 57.3% from the field in 14 minutes per game. The 6'10" forward enamors scouts with his athleticism and 7'5" wingspan, making him a high upside NBA pick. View Video...

Which ACC basketball teams were the best after a timeout?

The best coaches usually seize upon timeouts as a means to concoct some action to generate a high-percentage shot. Back screens, pindowns, misdirection — all potential elements of a clever quick-hitter. This can change, however, if the defense goes zone, of course. Only one ACC basketball team scored better than one point per possession after a timeout. (ACC Sports Journal)

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UNC vs. Bucknell
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