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UNC Basketball Two-Man Recruiting Class May Complete Puzzle

Carolina is welcoming two incoming freshmen to the men’s basketball team. Luke Maye and Kenny Williams make up the two-man 2015 recruiting class for the North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball program. GoHeels.com’s Adam Lucas says the two freshmen are eager to get involved. “They’re very respectful. They’re very happy to be at Carolina,” he says. “But they’re not just happy to be at Carolina. They’re looking forward to finding a way to contribute. (Chapelboro.com)

Q&A with Raymond Felton

How has recruiting changed from when you were going through it to what Jalek is going through now? Raymond Felton: It him at an early age. It hit me later on like in my sophomore going into my junior year. I was a little older and mature. With him, he got hit with it two years ago. It is blowing up even more. You didn’t have that social media stuff back then. He is doing a great job with it. (SC Now)

Ames celebrates Harrison Barnes' NBA crown

Ames High School basketball camp players basked in a special light Wednesday. Boys entering grades 9-12 reflected on news that Ames alum Harrison Barnes — who ran the same court five years ago — helped the Golden State Warriors to an NBA championship Tuesday night. (Des Moines Register)

Hawaii basketball finalizes game to host North Carolina in 2016

The Hawaii basketball team will host perennial powerhouse North Carolina at the Stan Sheriff Center on Nov. 16, 2016, in a prelude to UNC's participation in the Maui Invitational. UH is 0-4 all-time against the Tar Heels, including 0-3 at home. The last meeting came on Dec. 22, 1994, an 88-76 loss to top-ranked UNC in the opening season of the Sheriff Center. (Honolulu Star-Adviser)

Lucas: A Family Gathering

The collection of alums who were on hand for the annual Roy Williams Basketball Camp game included Tyler Hansbrough, Raymond Felton, Danny Green, Wayne Ellington, John Henson, P.J. Hairston, Ed Davis, Marcus Ginyard and Mike Copeland. There are seven NCAA title rings in that group, plus Sean May was on the sidelines as a co-coach with Kendall Marshall. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Basketball Family Reunites at Summer Camp

Wednesday brought together a large number of former and current North Carolina basketball players for UNC's basketball camp. The summer reunions are a big part of the Carolina basketball family and often create the legendary UNC pick-up games. In a pictured posted by 2005 UNC National Champion Sean May on instagram, a large number of past and present UNC basketball players are seen. (Carolina Blue)

Harrison Barnes says Warriors' championship champagne was his first alcoholic drink

Harrison Barnes — the Golden State Warriors' 6-foot-8, 225-pound, super-athletic small forward — swore that in 23 years on this shining blue marble, he'd never found a particularly compelling reason to take a drink of an adult beverage. He was very ready for that to change on Tuesday, though: (Yahoo! Sports)

J.P. Tokoto Updated NBA Draft Scouting Report

Measured at 6'6.25” with an impressive 6'10” wingspan and a developing 196-pound frame at the NBA Draft Combine, J.P. Tokoto rounds out his athletic tool kit with great explosiveness, agility and quickness. He'll be able to match the size, length and athleticism of most NBA guards which provides him an interesting foundation as a prospect heading into the season. (Draft Express)

Lucas: Background Pushes Kenny Williams

High expectations will pay off this week when Kenny Williams enrolls at Carolina for the second session of summer school. He’s the second member of a two-man recruiting class, making the decision to attend UNC very late in the process after VCU’s Shaka Smart left for Texas. Williams is coming off his second straight all-state selection and a conference championship for Bird. (GoHeels.com)

Harrison Barnes celebrated the Warriors’ NBA title with his first-ever taste of alcohol

On Tuesday, the Warriors got their first taste of an NBA title in 40 years. For Harrison Barnes, that meant getting his first-ever taste of something else: booze. Sure enough, here was Golden State’s 23-year-old small forward, shortly after his team’s 105-97 win over the Cavaliers. (Washington Post)

Jackson Simmons named graduate assistant coach at Charlotte

Former Tar Heel and Smoky Mountain basketball standout Jackson Simmons is joining the coaching staff at Charlotte next season as a graduate assistant. Simmons will also be a 49ers student - he is pursuing his masters degree after graduating from North Carolina. Simmons appeared in 28 games for the Tar Heels (26-12) last season. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Harrison Barnes and James Michael McAdoo Are NBA Champions

Last season Danny Green helped the San Antonio Spurs win the NBA Championship. This season it was Harrison Barnes and the Golden State Warriors taking the title with a 105-97 win over Cleveland to clinch the series 4-2. In addition to Barnes, James Michael McAdoo enjoyed one of the best seats in the house from the Golden State bench. (Tar Heel Blog)

A look back at 1976 UNC basketball

Dean Smith was the U.S. Olympic basketball coach and four of his players - Walter Davis, Phil Ford, Tommy LaGarde, and Mitch Kupchak - made the squad. Bill Guthridge was one of Smith's assistants. Kupchak and Ford both scored in double figures in delivering the gold back to the U.S., and Davis and LaGarde handled important roles. They legitimately made the squad, which is why the late struggles of the '76 Tar Heels remains so frustrating 39 years later. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Lucas: Luke Maye Thrives On Raising Game

Luke Maye knows he’ll need to raise his level of play when he arrives at UNC tomorrow to begin the summer school enrollment process. But he also knows that playing well against tough competition is what landed him an opportunity with the Tar Heels in the first place. Maye, a 6-7 forward, played his high school basketball for Hough High School outside of Charlotte, where he was a two-time all-state selection. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina basketball alums return for summer pick-up games

Summer is the time when Tar Heel basketball alumni gather in Chapel Hill for their annual pick-up games, coinciding with UNC basketball camps or summer school schedules. They match up members of the current Tar Heel team with alumni. Several members from the 2009 championship team are back in town this week. Wayne Ellington and Danny Green both tweeted their return to Chapel Hill. (Carolina Blue)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 83
Davidson: 74
Wed, Dec 7 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Tennessee
Sun, Dec 11, 5:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, 5:45 ET CBS Tickets

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Wed, Dec 21, 8:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
(23) Notre Dame0-09-0
(5) Duke0-09-1
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
Florida State0-09-1
(11) Louisville0-08-1
(14) Virginia0-08-1
Virginia Tech0-07-1
Wake Forest0-07-2
NC State0-06-2
Georgia Tech0-05-3
Boston College0-04-4

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