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UNC's Kenny Williams More Than a Shooter

Troy Manns, who coached Kenny Williams at L.C. Bird High School in Chesterfield, Va., describes his former player as a cerebral kid that is known for knocking down perimeter shots, but who also took more than 40 charges in his senior season. “The first game I ever saw him play he made five threes and took three charges,” head coach Roy Williams said at UNC’s media day last week. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels In The NBA Update

Danny Green seeks to continue his role as a three-point assassin for the San Antonio Spurs this season. With the team’s addition of LaMarcus Aldridge, however, the team’s offensive concept shifts to a more post-up/inside-out brand. In other words, Green, who set a Spurs record for most three-pointers in a season last year, will have to find a new way to get the same amount of shots. (GoHeels.com)

The Stars Come Out At Late Night

Late Night With Roy and the Tar Heels will signal the beginning of the 2015-2016 UNC basketball season on Friday at 7:30 PM. The night includes women and men’s basketball player introductions, the men’s Blue-White scrimmage, skits, dances, and other performances. Kenny Smith, accomplished point guard for the Tar Heels from 1983-1987, will host the event this year. (GoHeels.com)

Justin Jackson, Kennedy Meeks to represent UNC at Operation Basketball event

The ACC announced the players that will represent their respective teams at the upcoming Operation Basketball media event in Charlotte on Tuesday. Surprisingly, UNC’s senior leader Marcus Paige — last season’s preseason ACC Player of the Year — isn’t among them. This year’s Tar Heel representatives will be junior center Kennedy Meeks and sophomore forward Justin Jackson. (Wilmington Star News)

Hornets’ P.J. Hairston nails half-courter at buzzer (Video)

Here is Charlotte Hornets’ P.J. Hairston pulling up near half court and nailing the shot just as the third quarter expired. Charlotte went on to beat Chicago 94-86. The interesting part for Hairston is that Jeremy Lamb sprained his ankle in this game. Lamb and Hairston were in consideration for a starting spot, but if Lamb is injured it almost certainly means Hairston would start opening night. (NBC Sports)

Store owner 'sincere in his apology,' Bucks' John Henson says after confrontation

The Milwaukee Bucks' John Henson met with Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers president Tom Dixon on Tuesday morning at the team's training center in St. Francis and received an apology for treatment the player received while trying to shop at the Whitefish Bay store Monday afternoon. Henson was locked out of the store and questioned by Whitefish Bay police before being allowed to enter, and he wrote an Instagram post saying he was a victim of racial profiling. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

ICTV: Nate Britt's Long-Range Impact

Nate Britt spent his offseason assessing how he can better help his UNC team. He enters the 2015-16 season with experience as both a starter and reserve, and coming off a sophomore season that saw his three-point shot steadily improve. After a freshman season in which his long-range shot was a non-factor, Britt hit 36.6% of his threes a year ago, and his percentage climbed as the season progressed. (Inside Carolina)

ACC Basketball Preview: 5 things you need to know

1. Marcus Paige is healthy which makes UNC is a title contender: Throw in that sophomores Joel Berry, a point guard that should be able to move Paige off the ball, and Justin Jackson, a talented wing scorer, should rightfully be expected to take a step forward and that UNC’s massive front line returns intact, and Roy Williams has all the pieces to make a run at a national title. (NBC Sports)

Harrison Barnes returns to UNC (part two)

Harrison Barnes on how UNC recruited him: “To this day Coach Williams is still the college coach that came to see me the most. They got in the recruiting game late, but he was always there in person. He made the most amount of visits. He worked harder than every one else. It was crazy because they were the last school to get in and they made up all that ground and this was the place for me.” (Carolina Blue)

Bucks' John Henson says 'discriminatory' jewelry store locked him out and called the cops

Milwaukee Bucks big man John Henson posted an Instagram picture on Monday afternoon that alleged racial discrimination against jewelry store Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers in Whitefish Bay, Wis. (SB Nation)

SI names Paige ACC preseason player of the year

As UNC's Marcus Paige enters his fourth season as North Carolina's starting point guard, the preseason accolades continue to rack up. This time Sports Illustrated named the 6-2, 175-pound Iowa native the 2015-2016 ACC preseason player of the year. (Carolina Blue)

Making The Transition From High School To UNC Basketball

Transitioning from high school to college can be difficult for a student-athlete. It’s a different place, a different team, and the level of competition is stronger. Expectations often are for freshmen to come in and contribute right away, and there’s no exception when it comes to North Carolina basketball. UNC has two freshmen this year who will be worked in the rotation. (GoHeels.com)

ICTV: Theo Pinson Ready for Bigger Role

J.P. Tokoto is gone and someone has to take his place, Theo Pinson said he's ready to be that someone. Pinson isn't back in full swing yet, as part of his recovery from offseason foot surgery, but he said he's mentally prepared to fill a bigger role for UNC this season. "Of course I wish he was still here. But at the same time that means somebody else has to step up and I'm ready to go." (Inside Carolina)

Pistons might pick up Reggie Bullock's 2016-17 option

Barring something unforeseen, Reggie Bullock will be on the Detroit Pistons' opening-night roster. Bullock has scored a knockout against the competition in the fight for a roster spot. He has played so well that he could be part of the team's plans past this season. The Pistons face a Nov. 2 deadline to pick up Bullock's $2.2-million option for the 2016-17 season, and the move is under serious consideration. (Detroit Free Press)

Video: Danny Green's workout is intense

The NBA season is nearing and San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green is putting in the work. Rather it be perfecting his passing skills, dribbling and of course his deft shooting touch, in the video, Green is looking sharp as the new season draws closer. (Project Spurs)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 96
Florida State: 83
Sat, Jan 14 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Syracuse
Mon, Jan 16, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Boston College
Sat, Jan 21, 12:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26, 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Georgia Tech86
at NC State76
FINAL
Stephens (Georgia Tech) 22 pts; Smith Jr. (NC State) 31 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(20) Notre Dame5-016-2
(11) North Carolina4-116-3
(9) Florida State4-116-2
(14) Louisville3-215-3
(19) Virginia3-213-3
Georgia Tech3-211-6
Syracuse3-211-7
Miami2-211-4
(7) Duke2-314-4
Virginia Tech2-313-4
Boston College2-39-9
NC State1-412-6
Pittsburgh1-412-6
Clemson1-411-6
Wake Forest1-410-7

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