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Mixed reviews for ACC underclassmen at NBA Combine

UNC's Justin Jackson said earlier in the week that he’s “50-50” about staying in the NBA Draft. But the general consensus among most observers is that the sophomore wing would be making a mistake if he doesn’t return to the Tar Heels next season. ESPN’s Chad Ford included him on his “All-Go-Back-To-School Team.” (Wilmington Star News)

NBA Combine: Scouts looking for growth from Justin Jackson

The NBA Combine is wrapping up and it's becoming decision time for underclassmen like rising UNC junior Justin Jackson. He came into the Combine with a lot to prove. Unfortunately, that's also how he is leaving it. Jackson was not listed in most mock drafts coming into the weekend and the 6-8 forward had one of the worst performances based on draft value-added, according to DraftExpress.com. (Carolina Blue)

NBA Combine: What makes Marcus Paige a great draft pick

ESPN Analyst Fran Fraschilla said that it is not certain whether Marcus Paige will end up being drafted, but he will definitely be playing on an NBA summer league team because of his college accomplishments. "That's where it really matters," Fraschilla said. "Where you prove yourself is in the summer league." Luckily, Paige is good at proving himself. (Carolina Blue)

Chansky’s Notebook: Committee of One

You want to know how loyal Roy Williams is?.Williams announced this week that he was having his right knee replaced to rid him of the pain that dogged him through the past basketball season due to the bone-on-bone deterioration of the joint. But Williams knew he was going to do it all along. He just did not want to disappoint his golf posse that he takes on an annual trip every spring. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC 'yard sale,' reminder of NCAA 'amateurism' double standard

On the day of the Tar Heels' "Yard Sale", many former players took to Twitter and voiced their frustration with the sale of jerseys they'd asked the school for, but been refused of. To be clear, most of the Pro Heels (or former Heels) had issue with the fact that much of the sold merchandise ended up on Ebay shortly after (or during) the sale. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC's Surplus Equipment Yard Sale Brings Mixed Reactions

UNC held a sale of surplus equipment on Saturday which included 12,000 items. Most noteworthy were jerseys from the football and basketball teams as well as highly-coveted Air Jordan footwear. The reactions regarding the sale have ranged from mixed to negative. Some people turned their purchases around in lightning fashion to sell them online at higher prices. (Tar Heel Blog)

Marcus Paige sets sights on NBA

After the NCAA title game, Marcus Paige’s whirlwind spring included finishing up classes. He participated in a barnstorming tour of ACC all-stars that included a stop at Linn-Mar High School. Paige eschewed all NBA workout invitations until he graduated last week. But he still had to sift through agent interviews and prepare for the combine. (The Gazette)

Reactions to the Tar Heel Yard Sale

On May 14, UNC Athletics hosted their first-ever yard sale — selling over 12,000 items — at Eddie Smith Field House. While I have never been Black Friday shopping, after today I feel like I have. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC cleaning out closets with sale of athletics equipment

Shoppers began lining up at 4 a.m. Saturday to purchase a piece of Tar Heel history. The athletics department yard sale at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill gives fans and collectors a chance to cash in. (WRAL.com)

NBA Combine: Next steps for Justin Jackson

Day two of the NBA Combine has wrapped up and many players are already declaring their fate. Syracuse guard Malachi Richardson and Kansas forward Cheick Diallo have both decided to stay in the draft, but Carolina forward Justin Jackson has not announced his decision. The 6-8 small forward was relatively quiet in his scrimmage on Friday. (Carolina Blue)

Player Review 2016: Ty Lawson

A year ago Ty Lawson was a near All-Star caliber point guard for the Denver Nuggets. Now, he lives in a state of flux. Lawson was acquired by the Pacers in March, and for most of the regular reason looked like a great pickup who could make a difference in the playoffs. He didn't, but one should be careful not to jump to too great of a conclusion from that. (Indiana Pacers)

Justin Jackson Discusses NBA Decision

Inside Carolina sat down with Justin Jackson at the NBA Draft Combine for an in-depth discussion about his thought process as he approaches the draft entry deadline. "I'm supposed to work out for a team next weekend, so I can't make a decision until I do that," Jackson said. "Spurs for sure and I'm supposed to work out for one other team, I'm not entirely sure yet." (Inside Carolina)

NBA Combine: Williams' confidence in Paige not misplaced

Thursday was filled with news about Roy Williams' upcoming knee replacement surgery, but Williams was more interested in talking about his players when interviewed by Andy Katz during the second scrimmage of the 2016 NBA Draft Combine. "If Marcus Paige can't play in the NBA, then I'm a weird dude," Williams said. (Carolina Blue)

Relive Allen Iverson and Vince Carter's epic playoff duel from 2001

On May 11, 2011, Carter dropped 50 points (19-29 FG, 9-13 3PT) in a 102-78 blowout victory in Game 3 -- in response to Iverson scoring 54 points in a 97-92 Game 2 win -- to help the Toronto Raptors take a 2-1 series lead over the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2001 Eastern Conference Semifinals. (FOX Sports)

2015-16 Season in Review - Marvin Williams

Marvin Williams missed just one game and starting 81 times while playing both the three and four positions for the Charlotte Hornets. On the season, Williams totaled 948 points, 521 rebounds and 152 three-point field goals to become the first Charlotte player since Jamal Mashburn (2000-01) to total 900 points, 500 rebounds and 80 three-pointers in a season. (Charlotte Hornets)

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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

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