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Where Are they Now: NBA Finals edition

This year, Harrison Barnes started 59 of the 66 games for the Golden State Warriors. Barnes averaged 12 points and 5 rebounds in 31 minutes per game during the regular season and has been a spark during the playoffs this year. James Michael McAdoo was called up from the D-League in 2014 and played in 41 games with the Warriors in a reserve role this season. (Carolina Blue)

So This Year of UNC Athletics Turned Out to Be Pretty Good

UNC baseball isn't in the NCAA Tournament but frankly that might be the only real blemish on the current athletic year. Even the heartbreak of the way the men's basketball season ended and the dumpster fire that women's basketball has become wasn't enough to take the shine of one of the more successful seasons in recent memory. Just how good was it? (Tar Heel Blog)

Harrison Barnes' aggressive mindset pays off

Harrison Barnes returned to the starting lineup after coming off the bench for Game 7 of the Western Conference finals against Oklahoma City and responded by scoring seven of Golden State's first 11 points. He finished the night with 13 points, tying his postseason high. More than his numbers, Barnes looked like a markedly different player. (San Jose Mercury News)

10 scariest basketball players UNC will face in 2016-17 - #1-5

1. Isaiah Briscoe (Kentucky): Briscoe’s return to the loaded Wildcat squad adds both experience and skill to the 2016-17 roster. Briscoe is an incredible rebounder, defender and passer. His unselfish play helps the Wildcats work as a team, which will be great for the collection of five-star recruits that Kentucky has coming in. (247 Sports)

Where Are They Now: 2009 National Championship edition

The 2009 national champion UNC basketball team was one of the greatest college basketball teams in history. Carolina beat every team they played in the NCAA tournament by double digits, including the title game where they beat Michigan State by 17. Let's follow a few members of the 2009 basketball team on this NBA edition of Where Are they Now. (Carolina Blue)

Harrison Barnes: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know

Harrison Barnes came into the NBA with plenty of hype, and there’s debate about whether he’s come close to living up to it. But now, in the starting lineup of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Barnes has the chance to make a name for himself, and put himself in NBA lore. Here’s what you need to know about him. (Heavy.com)

Marcus Paige possible point guard option for Pacers in draft

It's no secret the Indiana Pacers are still searching for a solution at point guard. On Thursday, the team continued its pre-draft workouts with two intriguing point guard options at Bankers Life Fieldhouse: Oregon State's Gary Payton II and North Carolina's Marcus Paige. Paige,was quick to make his case as to why he could be a success in a Pacers uniform. (Indianapolis Star)

10 scariest basketball players UNC will face in 2017 -- #6-10

Next year’s UNC basketball schedule is strenuous, and a lot of the Tar Heels’ opponents are loaded with both new five-star incoming freshman as well as the already strong older players, who have lots of experience playing at the college level. Here are the first five of the 10 scariest players that North Carolina will face in the upcoming season. (Carolina Blue)

Jackson Simmons Named to Jackson County Athletic Hall of Fame

The Jackson County Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2016 includes Cindi Simmons and Jackson Simmons. Jackson Simmons, graduated in 2011 from Smoky Mountain, where he set the state high school record for career rebounds (1,544). He played basketball four years at North Carolina and is now a graduate assistant coach at UNC-Charlotte. (Sylva Herald)

Throwback Thursday - Justin Jackson high school highlights

UNC's Justin Jackson was a phenomenal basketball player in high school. He played in the McDonald's All-America and won a handful of awards for being the best home schooled player in the country. His senior year, he averaged 32 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks...and yes, he used his signature floater. Check out his high school mixtape. (Carolina Blue)

ACC’s winners and losers in NBA Draft early entry

North Carolina — Winner Given the new player-friendly rules for declaring early, UNC had to consider it a positive when small forward Justin Jackson and center Kennedy Meeks were its only underclassmen to test the waters. Even then, both of those players returned — Jackson doing so after receiving an invite to and participating in the NBA Draft Combine. (Today's U)

Jersey Numbers Set for UNC Basketball's Incoming Freshmen Class

North Carolina's incoming freshmen have finalized their jersey numbers for next season. Ranked as a top 10 group by Scout, the Tar Heels’ four-man class is highlighted by five-star big man Tony Bradley, who will wear No. 5 next season. “I really wanted No. 4 and it was taken so I took the best number close to that,” Bradley told Inside Carolina. (Inside Carolina)

Open Letter From Woody Durham

Letter from Woody Durham (audio): "Last winter, I was diagnosed with a neurocognitive disorder, primary progressive aphasia, that affects my language expression. I want to tell you this because I will no longer be doing any public speaking. I can still enjoy the company of friends and traveling with my wife, Jean, but I am not able to address groups as I did in the past." (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: What Woody Says

Today’s meeting is because Woody Durham has primary progressive aphasia, and he felt an obligation to tell Tar Heel fans why they would no longer see him making speeches or hosting events or telling stories in public. He wants you to know a little more about this condition, and he wants to generate some fundraising and support for it. (GoHeels.com)

Illinois State names Brian Reese assistant basketball coach

Brian Reese learned from one of college basketball's coaching legends in the late Dean Smith. He knows what it's like to reach the top, too, as a starting small forward when UNC won the 1993 NCAA title. Reese believes he can share those experiences and help Illinois State reach its goals, too. The 44-year-old was named the Redbirds' newest assistant coach Tuesday. (Bloomington Pantagraph)

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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. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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