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Player Review: Brice Johnson

Offensively, Brice Johnson ended up being only slightly better than he was in 2013-14. His individual offensive efficiency ticked up from 114.3 to 114.5. Johnson's offensive rebounding percentage was down slightly while his defensive rebounding percentage was up. His two-point shooting percentage matched the previous season at 56.6% although Johnson took 101 more shots as a junior. (Tar Heel Blog)

Oddsmakers say the 2015-16 basketball national title favorites are...

North Carolina (10/1), Duke (10/1), Kentucky (10/1), Michigan State (10/1): The four co-favorites are each name-brand programs, which suggests a couple of things. North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, and Michigan State all will be really good next season. UNC is the safest bet to meet expectations since the Tar Heels return all but one key player from a Sweet 16 team. (Yahoo! Sports)

Roy Williams ‘Surprised’ by J.P. Tokoto’s Early Exit

J.P. Tokoto’s decision to forgo his senior season at North Carolina and enter the NBA Draft was not expected by Roy Williams. The junior wing declared for the June draft in an interview with Yahoo Sports on April 8. “It was a surprise because we had not talked about it,” Williams told InsideCarolina.com prior to a Tar Heel Tour event this week. (Inside Carolina)

Marcus Paige, Sasha Seymore Inducted Into Golden Fleece

North Carolina men's basketball players Marcus Paige and Sasha Seymore were among the inductees announced this spring as UNC's Order of the Golden Fleece, Carolina's oldest honorary society, tapped its newest members. Members are selected based upon service to Carolina, as reflected in scholarship, motivation, creativity, loyalty, and leadership in academic and extracurricular pursuits. (GoHeels.com)

Player Review: Joel James

Joel James proved to be a bit of a revelation this season. He wasn't necessarily a dominant big man and still struggled at times but there were plenty of instances where James validated his time on the court. James scored 11 points against UNCG then went for 8 points against Ohio State. In the game versus Duke in Durham, James played solid defense on Jahlil Okafor and also chipped in six points. (Tar Heel Blog)

John Henson coming up big for Bucks in playoffs

For most of his career, John Henson has been an enigma. His talent and physical gifts are apparent, but his inconsistent play over his first three years in the NBA left it fair to question whether he'd ever put it all together. But in what really is his first taste of the playoffs, Henson is playing some of the best basketball of his career. (FOX Sports)

Art’s Angle: The Show Goes On

Losing Brandon Ingram is a tough blow for Carolina basketball but certainly not a fatal one. That outcome is more in the hands of the NCAA, which has dragged out this investigation for so long that the Tar Heels have already suffered a de facto penalty of losing an entire recruiting year. What could the NCAA be doing with all the time and material they have had since last summer? (Chapelboro.com)

A post-draft declaration look at next season's top 20 teams

1. North Carolina: Despite the surprise departure of ultra-athletic forward J.P. Tokoto, North Carolina has to feel very fortunate about how the draft declaration period turned out. Marcus Paige, Justin Jackson, Brice Johnson and Kennedy Meeks each never seriously considered turning pro, ensuring the Tar Heels will have enough returning talent to make a championship push for the first time since 2012. (Yahoo! Sports)

Carolina launches fundraising campaign to honor life and legacy of Dean Smith

UNC, in consultation with the Smith family and with its full support, has launched a fundraising campaign for student assistance to honor the life and legacy of legendary men’s basketball coach Dean E. Smith, who died Feb. 7, 2015. The campaign will raise money for The Dean E. Smith Opening Doors Fund, which will make college a reality for outstanding undergraduates from lower-income families and enable professionals in education and social work to pursue advanced degrees. (UNC.edu)

Justin Jackson Getting To Work

Summer is coming for Justin Jackson, and with it a singular focus. Getting better. Next week, Jackson is returning to his home in Tomball, Texas rather than attend UNC's first summer session. It’s a chance, his parents say, to regroup, recharge and rebuild. “He has to get stronger,” said his mother, Sharon Jackson. “He’s coming home to work,” added his father, Lloyd Jackson. (Inside Carolina)

Video: James Michael McAdoo Helps Santa Cruz to NBDL Title

Golden State Warriors' James Michael McAdoo boosts the Santa Cruz Warriors in the NBDL title-clinching win with 21 points. View Video...

Player Review: Nate Britt

Nate Britt entered the season as UNC's backup at point guard and along with Joel Berry was slated see plenty of minutes possible in a three guard lineup when the circumstances warranted. For the most part, the season played out that way with Britt, having changed his shooting hand in the offseason, showing some improved perimeter shooting. (Tar Heel Blog)

Raymond Felton has a very serious 'food' injury

We've all had a food injury. Maybe you had too much at an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet, perhaps there was just one too many slices of pizza, or that extra bowl of ice cream. We really hope Raymond Felton recovers from this food injury soon. (SB Nation)

Carolina Basketball To Headline 2015 Veterans Classic

North Carolina will tip off the 2015-16 basketball season by headlining the 2015 Veterans Classic, an annual showcase at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., that brings together top teams from across the country in celebration of Veterans Day. The Tar Heels will face Temple at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13, 2015, followed by Florida versus Navy at 9:30 p.m. Both games will be televised nationally by the CBS Sports Network. (GoHeels.com)

Suns Player Reviews: Reggie Bullock

Like fellow youngsters and 2013 draftees Archie Goodwin and Alex Len, Bullock intrigued the Suns with his untapped potential and an already-established skill set (three-point shooting and defense). Unlike Len and Goodwin, Bullock plays at a position already overflowing on the roster (shooting guard/small forward). (NBA.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 4:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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