Video: James Michael McAdoo Helps Santa Cruz to NBDL TitleGolden State Warriors' James Michael McAdoo boosts the Santa Cruz Warriors in the NBDL title-clinching win with 21 points.
Player Review: Nate BrittNate 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' injuryWe'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 ClassicNorth 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 BullockLike 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)
Student journalism yields an endearing look at student-athletesBut as the sports editor, when the scandal coverage peaked, I couldn’t help but wish that all of you, and even all of the other editors in the Daily Tar Heel offices, could see the side to the UNC athletes and coaches that we get to see as sports reporters. (Daily Tar Heel)
Bucks' John Henson gives Bulls griefJohn Henson got the majority of the minutes at the center position for the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. The 6-foot-11 Henson bothered the Chicago Bulls with his activity and finished with 15 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks in his best postseason performance, even though the Bucks fell in double overtime, 113-106. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Monmouth assistant Brian Reese tabbed as new Georgian Court coachKing Rice's coaching tree received its first branch on Thursday. Hawks assistant coach Brian Reese will be named head coach at Division II Georgian Court University. Official word from the Lakewood school is expected on Monday. Reese, a former teammate of Rice at the University of North Carolina in the early 1990's, is the first Rice assistant to land a head-coaching gig. (Asbury Park Press)
Season in review: Joel Berry IIOnce Joel Berry returned from an injury that kept him out of seven games between January and February, he emerged as a quality back-up point guard. Roy Williams tended to go with Berry over sophomore Nate Britt during the last stretch of the season. Berry proved to be a better offensive threat, taking the ball to basket and knocking down threes. The freshman shot 50% (10/20) from three over the last 10 games. (Carolina Blue)
Former UNC basketball player Melvin Scott trying to rebuild after rape charges droppedAfter months of proclaiming his innocence, Melvin Scott no longer faces legal issues after the second degree rape charges against Scott were dropped Wednesday. "First of all I thanked God, I called my family – it was a relief," said Scott. "I lost my home, I was homeless for about 3 months," said Scott. "I lost all my income, my jobs, the toughest part was what my family is going through." (WRAL Sports Fan)
ACC draft entrants leave UNC on topThe North Carolina Tar Heels will enter the 2015-2016 season as the likely preseason favorites to win the ACC. This notion has only intensified as many of the presumed top teams in the conference have lost important players to the 2015 NBA draft. UNC will return four of five starters from last season along with every important reserve (Carolina Blue)
Brandon Ingram's comments show impact of UNC's NCAA troublesUNC spokesperson Steve Kirschner said the school has not received a notice of allegations from the NCAA. So it seems that Ingram misspoke, but it’s not clear what exactly where he got the specific date of April 17. It's also worth pointing out that even if UNC did have notice of the NCAA's allegations, that's not a conclusion to the investigation, but just one step of a long-running process. (Greensboro News & Record)
Danny Green wants to be more at home on roadSpurs’ 27-year-old shooting guard Danny Green is nothing if not mercurial. He didn’t earn the blogosphere-created nickname “IcyHot” for nothing. This season, the home/road splits were a gulf. Inside the AT&T Center, Green connected on a sizzling 47 percent of this 3-pointers during the regular season. On the road, that dropped nearly 12 points to 35.4 percent. (San Antonio Express-News)
Rape charges against former UNC basketball player Melvin Scott droppedRape charges against former UNC basketball player Melvin Scott have been dropped. Scott was charged late last year with second degree rape in an alleged incident involving a female acquaintance who according to police was "mentally incapacitated and physically helpless." (WTVD)
Video: Justin Jackson Named UNC Outstanding Male NewcomerJustin Jackson of the North Carolina men's basketball team won the Outstanding Male Newcomer award at the 2015 Rammys.
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