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Anonymous NBA Scout's Take on Brice Johnson

On Brice Johnson: "Best rebounder in the draft. Quick off his feet. Best paint finisher in college this year, so I don't see how that guy fails. Guys who rebound at that pace, they can do it at the next level. I don't think he always plays hard. I believe he's eventually going to be an NBA three-point shooter because he's got a good stroke." (Campus Rush)

Video: Brice Johnson Will Spend A Long Time In NBA - Seth Davis Breakdown

Brice Johnson enjoyed a breakout season for NUNC in 2015-16 and has put himself in position to be selected in the 2016 NBA Draft. Campus Insiders' Seth Davis tells how Johnson is equipped to be a force in the offensive post already and predicts a lengthy NBA career for the UNC star. View Video...

Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson Ready For NBA Draft

Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson came to Chapel Hill together in the summer of 2012 prior to their freshman year and hope to leave town together after Thursday night's NBA Draft. Johnson is projected as a possible first-round pick, and Paige hopes to be drafted in the second round. The two hope to be the 109th and 110th Tar Heels selected in NBA Draft history. (GoHeels.com)

Michael Jordan’s Love Letter to Grade School Crush Up for Auction

ho knew Michael Jordan had poetic talent? I mean, we know he’s one of the greatest NBA players ever, but can you imagine Jordan writing love letters in grade school? According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, a letter Jordan wrote in grade school is up for auction at Goldin Auctions. (The Root)

Will Pacers choose between production (Brice Johnson) and potential (Cheick Diallo)?

Brice Johnson and Cheick Diallo studied each other on the court. Friday was the first time the two post prospects had met. Their setting was the Indiana Pacers’ final pre-draft workout. Diallo watched intently when Johnson shot midrange jumpers in an individual drill. Johnson did the same when Diallo shot from the baseline. (Indianapolis Star)

The eight would-be best college basketball teams

Ten years ago, the one-and-done rule was put in place, altering both the NBA and college basketball. It also left us with a lasting question: What if players had to remain on campus at least three seasons? North Carolina's would-be lineup (2010-2012): Harrison Barnes, Ed Davis, Kendall Marshall, Tyler Zeller, John Henson. (ESPN.com)

Michael Jordan announces $500,000 investment in literacy

When basketball legend Michael Jordan became majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets in 2010, he promised to rebuild the team’s connection to Charlotteans, including supporting charitable causes in the community. On Monday, Jordan continued his track record of making good on that pledge by unveiling a $500,000 investment in charities working with literacy. (Charlotte Observer)

Barnes faces uncertain future with Warriors

There is no LVP award, and the Warriors surely had their share of players not answering the bell in what was the most historic collapse in NBA Finals history. But Harrison Barnes would probably receive that harsh honor after he picked the worst time to go ice cold. While Sunday wasn’t as bad as his Games 5 and 6 were, he still missed wide-open shots as the Cavaliers dared him to beat them. (SFGate)

Brice Johnson: Tar Heel

Brice Johnson: "It’s going to be weird not having to look over my shoulder and having [Roy Williams] in my ear constantly. Then again, he’ll probably figure out a way to get in touch and yell at me no matter where I am. Because of my teammates and the entire UNC community, I’m going to play in the NBA. And because of coach, I’m going to enter the league as a man." (The Players' Tribune)

Brice Johnson and the NBA Draft

The landing spot for former UNC forward Brice Johnson in the 2016 NBA Draft is wide open. The 6-10, 230-pound four-year Carolina player could go anywhere from mid-first round to early second round. Currently, NBADraft.net has Johnson going 23rd to the Boston Celtics while DraftExpress.com has him going 31st to the Boston Celtics. (Carolina Blue)

Non-conference college basketball games to get amped for

North Carolina vs Kentucky We always get a treat when these two teams tangle. It will pit the all-time CBB wins leader (Kentucky) against the No. 3 team in all-time wins (North Carolina). Star power, excellent coaching, star freshmen— this game has it all. And oh yeah, the game will be payed in Las Vegas. December trip to Sin City anyone? (Today's U)

Eric Montross Holds Annual Father's Day Basketball Camp

Eric Montross has left his mark on UNC-Chapel Hill not only as a player but as the founder of a Father's Day weekend basketball camp that has raised more than $1 million for the UNC Children's Hospital. Montross started the camp after making a promise to a boy battling cancer that he would make the hospital more child-friendly. (TWC News)

NBA Finals: It can only get better for Harrison Barnes

With Warriors forward Harrison Barnes in a shooting slump heading into Game 7 of the NBA Finals, it was story time with coach Steve Kerr. Kerr told Barnes of how before he made the winning shot in Game 6 of the Finals that clinched the championship for the Chicago Bulls in 1997, he was struggling himself having missed six straight 3-pointers before the game. (San Jose Mercury News)

Harrison Barnes can’t be a no-show again for Warriors

While James and Irving have been fantastic – scoring 82 and 64 points each over the past two games – they haven’t been solely responsible for Cleveland rolling over the Warriors like a locomotive and seizing the upper hand. Missing-in-acton Warriors forward Harrison Barnes has helped greatly. (Sacramento Bee)

Brice Johnson works out for Celtics

Brice Johnson is projected by some to be selected in the middle part or the end of the first round on Thursday night, and the Celtics own the Nos. 16 and 23 choices in addition to the No. 3 pick. After working out in four different cities beginning Wednesday and for five teams in six days, Johnson was ready for a break after his session with the Celtics. (Patriot Ledger)

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