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Four Corners: UNC Basketball Awards, 2018-19 ACC Opponents & More

This week was an end of sorts for the 2017-18 North Carolina men's basketball team. The program's players, coaches, staff, family and friends gathered on Wednesday in Chapel Hill to toast the season, issue team awards, hear senior speeches and watch a season highlight video. Meanwhile, the ACC released the list of UNC's 2018-19 conference opponents. (GoHeels.com)

Finally: Miami’s Wayne Ellington set to play a big postseason role

The last time Wayne Ellington played meaningful minutes in a postseason game was nine years ago. At the Final Four. Ellington was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 NCAA Tournament after leading UNC to the national title. But since turning pro, postseasons have marked the start of vacations for Ellington, who has been in only two NBA playoff games. (Associated Press)

5 things to know about the Wizards' new playoff addition, Ty Lawson

Playing on one of the most memorable college basketball teams in the 2000s, Ty Lawson, along with Wayne Ellington, Danny Green, and Tyler Hansbrough won the 2009 NCAA Championship over Michigan State. That season, Lawson was named ACC Player of the Year, a 2nd Team All-American, and won the Bob Cousy Award (best NCAA point guard). (NBC Sports)

Man in Tar Heel jersey dribbles basketball across North Carolina

He is clad in tar heel blue, and a bracelet that quotes his favorite motto, “keep on keepin’ on.” Steven Cooper and pup dribble their way across the tar heel state. The trek took off in Wilmington, as “Coop” makes his way around North Carolina to commemorate UNC’s 1982 national title team. Proceeds raised across about 500 miles will go to various children's' charities. (WBTV)

Wayne Ellington Breaks Heat Record, Gets Emotional During Postgame Interview

With his eight made threes in the win over the Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat shooting guard Wayne Ellington set the Heat single-season record for made 3-pointers. Ellington passed Damon Jones, who had made 225 threes for the Heat during the 2004-05 season. Speaking to Fox Sports’ Jason Jackson after the game, Ellington was emotional about the record. (Heat Nation)

The Tall Tales of Men Too Big for Basketball: Neil Fingleton

Neil Fingleton moved from his hometown of Durham, England, to Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1997 to pursue his apparent basketball potential. He led Holy Name High School—oddly, coached by future Toronto Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi—to a divisional championship, earning state player of the year honors and an invite to the 2000 McDonald’s All American Game. (The Ringer)

Podcast: Bomani Jones Welcomes Rasheed Wallace

Bomani Jones welcomes 4x NBA All-Star Rasheed Wallace to the show to cover a variety of topics, including his three-point prowess as a big man, generational differences in the game of basketball as well as career stops in Portland, Detroit, and Washington. Plus, his time at UNC, why he played in Air Force 1s, and why he won't give up his 90s hip-hop. (ESPN.com)

Video: Wayne Ellington's Record-Setting Night

The Miami Heat defeated the Toronto Raptors in overtime, 116-109 Wednesday in Miami. Wayne Ellington (8 made three-point field goals) became the Heat franchise leader in made three-point field goals in a season (227), along with scoring a career-high 32 points in the game. Read More...

NBA star Reggie Bullock regrets being ashamed of transgender sister

Reggie Bullock says one of his biggest regrets is that his transgender sister never got to see him play in college. In an emotional video posted on the Pistons’ Twitter account, Bullock admitted that he was once ashamed of his sister and didn’t want her to come to his games. “I always thought about what my teammates would think or what people would think,” Bullock admitted. (The Grio)

Wayne Ellington's relentless pursuit of 3-point perfection moves into NBA playoffs

Wayne Ellington's 2017-18 Miami Heat story is one of real estate. It is of finding that scant space on the court to release his 3-point shot as his defender remains in pursuit. It is of the team's practice court alongside Biscayne Bay, where he pursues his craft with assistant coach Octavio De La Grana. And it is of his new real estate in the team's record book. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Jerry Stackhouse Among Potential Knicks Coaching Candidates

18-year NBA player and former All-Star Jerry Stackhouse is one of the hot names among assistant coaches looking to move up after his success with the Raptors’ G-League team, Toronto 905. Is the Knicks job the right place for a first-time NBA head coach? Stackhouse may well get a shot somewhere, but if the Knicks want young, fresh blood this would be the call. (Yahoo! Sports)

Ty Lawson Signs with Washington Wizards

Ty Lawson signed with the Wizards on Thursday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. Lawson was out of the NBA this season, and he ended up signing with the Shandong Golden Stars in China. Lawson will be the second backup point guard the Wizards have signed over the course of the last month, as they also brought on Ramon Sessions in mid-March. (CBS Sports)

Lucas: Next Up

Without much warning, the 2018-19 Carolina basketball season may have begun on Wednesday night. The 2018 basketball awards ceremony was held Wednesday evening at the Carolina Inn. Perhaps better known as the basketball banquet, the event is intended to provide a fun capstone to the just-completed season for players, coaches and families. (GoHeels.com)

Wayne Ellington sets Miami’s single-season record for 3-pointers

Wayne Ellington scored a career-high 32 points and set Miami’s single-season record for 3-pointers, helping the Heat wrap up the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs by beating the Toronto Raptors 116-109 Wednesday. Ellington finished with eight 3-pointers, giving him 227 for the season. He topped the mark set by Damon Jones, who made 225 in 2004-05. (Associated Press)

Joel Berry Earns Dean Smith MVP Award

Senior point guard Joel Berry II was named the winner of the Dean Smith Most Valuable Player award at the 2017-18 UNC men's basketball awards ceremony held Wednesday night at the Carolina Inn. Berry led Carolina in scoring (17.1 ppg) and three-point field goals (93) and led the ACC in free throw shooting at 89.3 percent, the second highest in UNC history. (GoHeels.com)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

UNC @ Elon
Fri, Nov 9, TBD

UNC vs. Stanford
Mon, Nov 12, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20

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