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Dante Calabria Named to WPIAL Hall of Fame

Dante Calabria was a member of a national championship basketball team at North Carolina and was a starter on another Final Four team. But Calabria finds himself talking about his days at Blackhawk High School more often than his college years. Calabria was the star of teams that won three consecutive WPIAL championships, and one PIAA title his senior year (1992) at Blackhawk in Beaver County. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Sean May's busy week at the Final Four, Masters

Aside from his 6-foot-9 frame, former NBA player Sean May fit right in at Augusta National on Wednesday. May was wearing his golfing best for his first trip to the famed Masters course. The 2005 first-round draft pick took up golf about a month ago and has "the itch really bad." He's playing just about every other day and decided to make the trip to Georgia for a look at the hallowed grounds. (Newser.com)

John Henson fly-fishing video to be featured at 2014 Cannes International Film Festival

Milwaukee Bucks power forward John Henson has partnered with the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts to create films that showcase Henson's passion for the city that he now calls home. The fly fishing video has earned recognition and will premiere at the prestigious 2014 Cannes International Film Festival's Short Film Corner. (Broadway World)

Four Thoughts About Next Season in the Wake of McAdoo's Departure

Now that James Michael McAdoo has announced his decision to leave UNC for the NBA Draft, let's take a look at the issues raised for the 2014-15 Tar Heels by this move. The biggest beneficiary of McAdoo's departure will be Brice Johnson. The rising junior spent most of last season coming off the bench but in his 19 mpg posted an offensive rating of 114.3 which was second best among Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

Wes Miller loses three players to transfer at UNCG

Three basketball players at UNCG submitted their official intent to transfer, including Southern Conference freshman of the year Tevon Saddler, according to team spokesman Matt McCollester. Saddler, sophomore guard Jordan Potts and freshman wing Tyrone Outlaw plan to transfer this offseason from the Spartans' program, McCollester said. (Greensboro News & Record)

Barnstorming Tour brings fun cap to Leslie McDonald's career

UNC's Leslie McDonald is among the headliners coming to Pender High School on Thursday with the ACC Barnstorming Tour. The fifth-year guard averaged 10.4 points per game last season for the Tar Heels, who fell to Iowa State in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Staff writer Eric Detweiler caught up with McDonald to discuss the tour and look back on his college career. (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heels in the NBA Update

It's been a miserable season up in Milwaukee for the Bucks, which hit a new franchise low when the team lost its 63rd game. However, in that loss John Henson had an impressive game with 23 points, nine rebounds, six assists, three blocks and a steal. Two weeks ago we wrote about Brandan Wright of the Dallas Mavericks having the hot hand, but now he's absolutely on fire. (GoHeels.com)

Success for P.J. Hairston in NBDL

P.J. Hairston's decision to join the NBDL has paid off. He had options to train on his own or go play overseas. His statistics and exposure he received with the Legends has made him a more worthy and viable selection for NBA teams seeking a strong knockdown shooter who can also get to the basket, defend larger players, and rebound for his position. (Carolina Blue)

What’s on your phone, Harrison Barnes?

Harrison Barnes has been described by former UNC and NBA teammates as a man trained on the bigger picture and new experiences. We’ve also seen evidence in his personal life, whether it be his performance as a serious high-school sax player, his nimble riffing during a recent appearance on The Pete Holmes Show, or his desire to continually stock his iPhone with the latest apps. (DigitalTrends.com)

Mary Willingham Goes After 2005 NCAA Title Team

Whistleblower extraordinaire Mary Willingham went honey badger on Monday with the following tweet: "'05' UNC basketball champs starting 5 +1 took a combined 69 paper classes. truth=transcripts=transparency. A real education= #ncaareform — Mary Willingham (@paperclassinc)." At least now we can dispense with all pretext of her actions being "for the kids" as she has gone all in with Team Jay Smith and the Quest for Banners. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: J.P. Tokoto Dunk Compilation

A little late on this one, but North Carolina forward J.P. Tokoto shows off his extensive slam dunk repertoire in this video compilation posted back in February. View Video...

Nuggets’ Ty Lawson likely shut down for season

At this point in the season, if you have a slightly banged up star on a team not headed for the playoffs, what’s the point? Why play him? With that in mind we bring you these two bits of news: Denver’s Ty Lawson and New Orleans’ Eric Gordon appear to be done for the year. That according to a couple of reports. (NBC Sports)

Video: Marcus Paige Freshman & Sophomore Season Highlights

North Carolina's Marcus Paige became a superstar for the Tar Heels this season. Paige doubled his scoring output this season averaging 17.5 ppg and delivered clutch performances night after night. Check out some of his most memorable moments at North Carolina. View Video...

A Very Early College Basketball Top 25 for 2014-15

8. North Carolina: The foundation of the Tar Heels will be juniors Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson and J.P Tokoto, but the Tar Heels have standout sophomore and freshman classes to fill out a team that will challenge for an ACC title. Top players returning: G Isaiah Hicks, G Brice Johnson, F Kennedy Meeks, G Marcus Paige, F J.P. Tokoto (Athlon Sports)

5 Schools With The Best Chance Of Winning The NCAA Title In 2015

4. North Carolina: Next year there is a lot of hope for the Tar Heels as they will return many of their key pieces. Marcus Paige will have a great junior campaign and showed this season a glimpse of the potential player he can be for Roy Williams. Also returning are athletic wings Brice Johnson and J.P. Tokoto, who will improve over the summer. The Tar Heels also bring in an incredible recruiting class. (Dime Magazine)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
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