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Kennedy Meeks is back next year, right?

Center Kennedy Meeks is another player who could remain at UNC for his senior season or test the NBA draft waters. Mark Armstrong, who covers the Tar Heels as a news anchor for ABC 11 in Raleigh, ran into Meeks on Friday. Outside the Nordstrom Rack at Southpointe Mall in Durham, the two had the following exchange. (Carolina Blue)

10 more facts on Taylor Hartzog and Marcus Paige

On Friday, The Daily Tar Heel published "You are the turning queen," a feature on dance team captain Taylor Hartzog. The story focuses on her as a dancer and her relationship with basketball player Marcus Paige — but not everything made the story. Assistant Editor Ryan Schocket went back into his notes to find 10 more interesting facts about Hartzog and Paige. (Daily Tar Heel)

Pistons lean on Reggie Bullock

Van Gundy praised Bullock, who has had longer stints on the bench, waiting for his turn to be able to get some playing time and show what he could contribute. He responded with 13 points against the Magic, as well as some critical steals down the stretch that helped the Pistons secure the win. (Detroit News)

Wayne Ellington A Finalist For Community Service Award

When police rushed to the scene of a crime on November 9th, 2014 in Philadelphia, Wayne Ellington didn’t know that his life would forever be changed. His father was the victim in of a shooting that occurred after a traffic collision. Though he was mourning the loss of his father, Ellington chose to use his platform as a professional basketball player to curb gun violence. (Nothin' But Nets)

Thank You, Heels

The Carolina community watched these players grow and develop in an era where the best college players dart to the draft as soon as their stock guarantees them a first-round selection. It also watched them carry the program during one of its darkest stretches in decades. (Tar Heel Depot)

Brice Johnson's Position in the NBA Mock Drafts

With his college career behind him, Brice Johnson turns to the 2016 NBA Draft held on June 26th in Brooklyn, New York. Ahead of him is the NBA draft combine, team workouts, and meetings. Currently, Johnson is projected to go anywhere from the lottery to early first round, based on this compilation of mock draft scenarios. (Carolina Blue)

Year of Wonder for James Michael McAdoo

The first time James Michael McAdoo wore a Golden State Warriors jersey on January 19, 2015, he not only made himself familiar with his courtside seat but actually racked up NBA minutes, scoring 11 points and garnering five rebounds. It was more than he imagined, God’s plan and timing finally coming to fruition. (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

Warriors getting ‘Playoff Barnes’ at just the right, and expected, time

Harrison Barnes has proven his value to the Warriors, which is almost assuredly going to make him money. Because Barnes’ biggest chip is not his scoring average, but this: his biggest games tend to come when the Warriors really need him. Thursday vs. San Antonio, with the No. 1 seed and a record 73 wins on the line, Barnes had a season-high-tying 21 points. (San Jose Mercury News)

Conflicting reports leave Berry's future open

Two conflicting reports are out regarding the future of North Carolina star point guard Joel Berry. The issue at hand is whether Berry, who averaged 12.8 points in 30.7 minutes per game while shooting 38.2% from three, will return for his junior season at UNC. (Carolina Blue)

Tyler Zeller: The Celtics' unexpected streak buster

And even if you thought the stretch might end, chances are you wouldn't have picked fourth-year center Tyler Zeller to be the streak buster. Thrust into elevated minutes when the injury-depleted Milwaukee Bucks leaned on bigger lineups, Zeller responded by matching his career high with a team-best 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting to go along with four blocks, three rebounds and two assists over 25 minutes in a 124-109 triumph at TD Garden. (ESPN.com)

On Marcus Paige, Chapel Hill, and why we care so much: Here's to the team we'll never forget

Roy Williams let them be free, suppressing their fears instead of their individuality, and this all made this run to the Final Four so much fun. How will we ever forget Theo’s barges into press conferences, or Joel James’ invisible cereal eating, or Joel Berry II’s strongmans and guts? How will we ever forget Roy remembering those lost, and Brice honoring his mother in everything he does? (Medium)

Joel Berry to Remain at UNC for Junior Season

The allure of making a return trip to the Final Four outweighed the urgency to become a professional for Joel Berry. UNC’s starting point guard is returning for his junior season, his father confirmed to Inside Carolina on Friday morning. "We talked briefly about what he wanted to do and I always told him 'Don't rush the journey,'" Joel Berry Sr. said. (Inside Carolina)

Johnson, Paige look to find spot at next level

With their college basketball careers over, seniors Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson look to catch the eye of pro scouts before the NBA Draft. UNC underclassmen, like Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks, have until April 24 to enter their names into the draft. As of now, Johnson and Paige are the only Tar Heels who are expected to move on to an NBA career. (Daily Tar Heel)

A Far-Too-Early Look at 2017 UNC Basketball

It’s hard to envision what a UNC basketball team without Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson will look like. But the talent well will not run dry for the Tar Heels when the next rendition of the men’s basketball team takes the court. Assuming that all of the underclassmen from UNC return, there will be a lot of what Roy Williams likes on next year’s roster – experienced talent. (Chapelboro.com)

Joel Berry, Justin Jackson will lead UNC in 2016-17

With Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige on the way out, Roy Williams will be tasked with replacing his most productive big man in four years as well as one of the best on-court leaders in school history. But while the Heels may take a slight step back, the returning group has enough pieces to stay competitive on the national level next season. (Today's U)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
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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ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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