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Inside the playbook: Joel Berry, Luke Maye and pick-and-pop madness

One of the defining moments of North Carolina’s sprint to the 2017 NCAA Tournament title will always be Luke Maye’s game-winning shot against Kentucky. Maye was able to differentiate himself from UNC's other impressive post players by bringing this skill to the table: shooting from an unusual position. Maye shot 40 percent on three-pointers as a sophomore. (ACC Sports Journal)

Video: Seventh Woods UNC Freshman Highlights

Freshman season highlights of North Carolina guard Seventh Woods on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court. View Video...

A special visit from Nate Britt to paralyzed UNC fan

This is a memorable week for Amanda Bissette Batchelor. Not only is Batchelor getting prepared for Saturday’s fourth annual Amanda’s Race 5K, but she is also getting over the pleasant surprise visit from former Tar Heel guard Nate Britt, a recent graduate of UNC. “God, my family and friends, and Carolina basketball have gotten me through the hardest times in my life,” she told Britt. (Wilson Times)

Ex-UNC star Eric Montross wants NBA to adopt MLB’s draft system

Eric Montross, an eight-year NBA veteran out of UNC who still closely follows the college game as the Tar Heels’ radio analyst, says it’s time for the NBA to adopt the system similar to Major League Baseball. “The NBA could change it all. It should be like baseball. If you come to campus, you stay three years. You develop your game and you develop personally.” (FanRag Sports)

Roy Williams Receives The Winged Foot Award

On Tuesday, May 16th, the NYAC honored Coach Roy Williams (UNC) and Coach Dawn Staley (South Carolina) with the prestigious Winged Foot Award. The New York Athletic Club’s Winged Foot Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to the winning coaches of the Men’s and Women’s NCAA basketball tournaments. (New York Athletic Club)

10 programs anxiously waiting on NBA Draft Deadline

Roy Williams has always believed in playing two big men at the same time and that philosophy could be compromised next season if Tony Bradley opts to stay in the NBA Draft. If Bradley doesn’t return to Chapel Hill for his sophomore season, then UNC's only true post players will be Luke Maye and freshmen Garrison Brooks, Brandon Huffman and Sterling Manley. (FanRag Sports)

North Carolina’s Tony Bradley Works Out for Knicks, Lakers Up Next

UNC freshman forward Tony Bradley worked out for the Knicks on Wednesday. Bradley will also workout with the Lakers (5/19), Spurs (5/21), Bucks (5/23) and Thunder (5/24). Bradley, who is testing the NBA Draft waters without an agent, met at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago with Portland, Oklahoma City, Boston, Milwaukee, Detroit, the Knicks and the Nets. (Zag's Blog)

Miami Heat's Wayne Ellington headed to Sportscaster U.

Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington has accepted an invitation to participate in the National Basketball Players Association's Sportscaster U. program at Syracuse University. The program is part of an effort to help players eventually segue into broadcasting careers. Ellington is scheduled to attend the sessions from June 2 to June 5. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Ed Davis set to return to Portland Trail Blazers’ muddled frontcourt picture

Big man Ed Davis had a stellar 2015-16 campaign, his first with the Portland Trail Blazers. He averaged 6.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 20.8 minutes per game in his 81 regular season appearances off the bench. Davis also played in all 11 games of the Blazers’ playoff run. He averaged 5.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 18.6 minutes per game in the postseason. (Hoops Habit)

P.J. Hairston arrested in Wrightsville Beach

Former UNC basketball player P.J. Hairston was arrested on an outstanding warrant in Wrightsville Beach Wednesday. A man driving Hairston's car was stopped by officers, who asked where the car owner was. Officers discovered the car's owner -- Hairston -- had a warrant out of Orange County for harassing communication. House said Hairston was arrested without incident. (WECT)

The 5 most important players yet to decide to withdraw or stay in the NBA Draft

Tony Bradley's got such a tough call here because he projects as a nice pro player vs. what little we saw of him last season. If he goes, he's going to get picked in the top 40, I have to believe. That's tempting, and he's absolutely going to be picked off potential. But if he returns, he could play himself into being a top-20 player in college hoops, and if that happened, he'd probably be a lottery lock in 2018. (CBS Sports)

Video: Justin Jackson Pre-NBA Draft Workout Video

Justin Jackson prepares for life in the NBA ahead of the Draft with Akin Athletic’s Gilbert Abraham. This past season, Jackson showcased an improved 3 pt percentage as it went from 29% last season to 37%. He averaged 18.3 PPG and 4.7 RPG for the national champions. DraftExpress projects Jackson to the Miami Heat with the 14th pick. (Ball Is Life)

McAdoo: I don’t regret staying at UNC following my freshman year

James Michael McAdoo is currently helping the Golden State Warriors plow through the NBA playoffs. Five years ago, however, he encountered a difficult decision that many others now face today. McAdoo projected as an NBA lottery pick following his freshman year with the Tar Heels. Instead of declaring for the draft, though, he stayed in school for two more years. (ACC Sports Journal)

Tony Bradley on NBA teams and his NBA game

Tony Bradley watch continues. In a recent video shot from the NBA Combine, the UNC freshman center listed many of the teams he has met while detailing what he can bring to the NBA game. It was interesting to hear Bradley talk about the different aspects of his game that, accordingly to him, we didn't see at UNC and how he translates to the NBA. (Carolina Blue)

Drew Gooden to give Roy Williams a copy of his diploma

“I’ve got three (diplomas) — one for me, one for my mom and one for Roy Williams,” Drew Gooden said. He indicated he would ship a copy to former KU coach Williams, who has completed 14 seasons at North Carolina after 15 seasons at KU. “So he can put it right in his office right across from his desk,” Gooden added of Williams, a man he promised he’d someday attain a KU degree. (Kansas City Star)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

UNC vs. TBD
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(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
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23

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