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Way Too Early Top 25 College Basketball Projections

The Tar Heels found a rotation late in the year that really worked. Replacing James Michael McAdoo should be doable with incoming elite wing Justin Jackson, who lit up the McDonald’s All-American game, and returning big man Brice Johnson. The real question is perimeter depth, but the team will have three elite passing PGs. And as UConn and Florida showed this year, that's a formula that can work. (Real GM)

Mary Willingham's Brilliantly Unethical Tweet

Mary Willingham's latest tweet is as brilliant as it is unethical and unlawful. In her tweet, she revealed academic information about the starting basketball players on the 2005 national championship team. Of course, the ethics are obvious: an educator should not reveal information from students' academic records without students' consent. Willingham did just that. (Coaching the Mind)

For UNC, Duke, NC State, an offseason of questions awaits

What at one point looked like it might be a nice, quiet spring around these parts – our local basketball teams all having checked out early from the NCAA tournament – has taken its usual unexpected turn. The surprising departure of James Michael McAdoo from UNC and the less surprising exit of Tyler Lewis from N.C. State left those programs in similar positions to Duke, which will surely lose Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood. (Charlotte Observer)

Is McAdoo Making a Mistake?

Roy Williams was unequivocal in his support of James Michael McAdoo's decision to enter the NBA draft. No one in college basketball is any better than Roy at ascertaining his players' draft values and advising them on when to make the jump. After all, Williams is the one who turned Marvin Williams, Brandan Wright, Ed Davis, and Sean May into lottery picks. I would guess Roy knows something we don't. (Tar Heel Blog)

Q&A with Jerry Stackhouse

Both of your parents were the children of sharecroppers. How did their work ethic influence you? Jerry Stackhouse: The athletic toughness came from my brothers, but the overall toughness comes from my parents. I grew up hearing stories about them working in the cotton and tobacco fields. My mom only finished the tenth grade and my dad finished the fifth. They had to go to work to support their families. (The Shadow League)

Brandan Wright comes up big for Mavs

Why not think big after this kind of performance from the Dallas Mavericks’ centers? "If we play like this every night, we’ll make it to the Finals," Brandan Wright said with a wry smile, well aware that he’s not going to go 10-for-10 from the floor too often. But Wright had a perfect-10, season-high, 23-point performance in Friday night’s 107-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. (ESPN.com)

Tudor: McAdoo making a mistake by leaving early

If you go by NBA draft projections, James Michael McAdoo is making a mistake by foregoing his senior college season at North Carolina. Few of the draft gurus see the 6-foot-9, 230-pound junior forward as a first-round selection and there’s even some question regarding his second-round fate. There’s considerable speculation he could be among the final five or so players picked in the two rounds. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Wayne Ellington recalls 2009 Final Four memories

The only member of the Dallas Mavericks who has any college basketball bragging rights is Wayne Ellington. The 6-4 guard was the star of the show when North Carolina defeated Michigan State 89-72 in the 2009 NCAA championship game. He’s the only member of the Mavs who has won an NCAA championship, and he’s relishing in the moment of those memories. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Lucas: McAdoo Departure Shuffles Depth Chart

Yesterday, James Michael McAdoo announced he will enter the NBA Draft. That means changing roles for several members of the 2014-15 roster. The first, and easiest, assumption about McAdoo's departure is that his presumed spot in the starting lineup will go to Brice Johnson. That will give the Tar Heel offense a very different look in 2014-15. (GoHeels.com)

Time will reveal whether McAdoo's decision is right

Maybe James Michael McAdoo should have made the move to the NBA two years ago. Maybe he should have stuck it out one more season. Maybe he's making the right decision because this is who he is as a player and that isn't ever going to change. Either way, McAdoo's future is ahead of him and the good thing about it is that if he's good enough to stick in the league that's where he'll be. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Michael Jordan drives the Michael Jordan of golf carts

It's fitting that Michael Jordan would drive the Michael Jordan of golf carts. Particularly at Jordan's own celebrity golf tournament in Las Vegas. On the first day of the 13th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational, Aria Resort & Casino tweeted out this picture of the NBA legend's snazzy ride. It's decked out in Carolina blue with M.J.'s initials on the seats, and a Jumpman logo front and center: (FOX Sports)

Video: Brandan Wright Puts Blake Griffin on a Poster

Jae Crowder of the Dallas Mavericks finds teammate Brandan Wright rolling to the basket, and he dunks over Clippers forward Blake Griffin. View Video...

UNC can still survive, thrive after losing McAdoo

James Michael McAdoo is leaving North Carolina early for the NBA And the Tar Heels will still be a top-five team in my preseason rankings. North Carolina returns several talented pieces next year led by dynamite lead guard Marcus Paige, but Roy Williams' squad will also have several capable big men ready to fill for McAdoo in Brice Johnson, Isaiah Hicks, and Kennedy Meeks. (CBS Sports)

James Michael McAdoo calls it a UNC career, enters NBA Draft

UNC junior James Michael McAdoo announced Thursday that he will forego his senior season and enter the 2014 NBA Draft. “I just feel I am ready to play at the next level and excited about that challenge,” McAdoo said. “I had chances to go after my freshman and sophomore years but was more excited about coming back to school. Right now I am excited about fulfilling my dream to play in the NBA.” (Durham Herald-Sun)

Phil Ford to coach Leslie McDonald, other ACC stars in Carolina Barnstorming Tour

This year's barnstorming tour will consist of eight games over three weeks following the completion of the NCAA Final Four in April. The roster includes: UNC's Leslie McDonald, Duke's Tyler Thornton, Josh Hairston, and Andre Dawkins, N.C. State's Jordan Vandenberg, and Wake Forest's Coron Williams and Travis McKie. These ACC All-Stars will be coached by UNC legend Phil Ford. (CarolinaBarnstorming.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 80
Kansas State: 70
Tue, Nov 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Maryland
Tue, Dec 1, 9:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Davidson
Sun, Dec 6, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC @ Texas
Sat, Dec 12, 5:15 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Boston College0
at Michigan State0
6:30 PM ET
Notre Dame0
at Monmouth0
6:30 PM ET
at UConn34
at Georgia Tech83
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(15) Miami0-05-0
(5) Duke0-05-1
(9) North Carolina0-05-1
(12) Virginia0-05-1
Florida State0-04-1
Wake Forest0-04-2
(17) Notre Dame0-03-0
Boston College0-03-0
Georgia Tech0-03-1
Virginia Tech0-03-1
NC State0-03-2

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