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Roy Willliams Press Conference Transcript

Roy Williams: "It's fun at practice. They know if I do repeat something from the year before, they jump into it quicker. They help coach the other kids to get it quicker. I've always said every coach would take talent, your second choice would be experience and if you could get experienced talent that's the best you could have. And I think we have some of that." (Tar Heel Blog)

Justin Jackson Clicking Along

Justin Jackson told reporters that in adapting to Roy Williams’ system, his effort on the defensive end in denying the ball and understanding rotations oftentimes tired him out, leaving him to catch his breath on the offensive end. A mix of conditioning and understanding what his head coach demanded set in motion the “click” that Jackson referenced during his media session. (Inside Carolina)

Kennedy Meeks Intending to Keep Weight Off

After another offseason working with UNC strength and conditioning coach Jonas Sahratian, Kennedy Meeks has lost 15 pounds and now weighs 255 pounds. He says he’s more mature in his approach, eating better foods such as salads and grilled chicken, and he now understands how individual setbacks can affect the team’s goals. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Justin Jackson & Kennedy Meeks at ACC Media Day

UNC's Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks speak with reporters during the ACC Operation Basketball morning media session on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015. View Video...

Ranking College Basketball’s Top Front Courts

2. North Carolina (Kennedy Meeks, Brice Johnson, Isaiah Hicks, Joel James, Luke Maye): The best UNC teams have always had a couple of big bodies that commanded double-teams on the block. Meeks, Johnson and James are all above average post scorers. Hicks struggles with his confidence in games, but he’s routinely one of UNC’s best players in practice. (NBC Sports)

Inside ACC Operation Basketball: The Players' Perspective

Senior guard Marcus Paige is expected to be the team leader for UNC, but sophomore Justin Jackson believes he will have plenty of company in that regard. “Everybody has come in with the mindset that we can really do this. Going into the off-season everybody tried to work on their weaknesses...to do whatever they could do to make themselves better to make the team better." (The ACC)

Justin Jackson, Kennedy Meeks Press Conference Transcripts

Who is the most competitive guy on your team during practice? Justin Jackson: "I'm going to have to say Joel James. He can get a little heated sometimes. Maybe it's just him being so big, it's kind of intimidating for me. But I think everybody honestly this year, it's a whole different level of everybody wanting to win, all the competitions, everything we do in practice." (Tar Heel Blog)

ACC Operation Basketball

The ACC is getting ready for the 2015-16 men's basketball season with the annual ACC Operation Basketball media day at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Charlotte. Tar Heel head coach Roy Williams, junior forward Kennedy Meeks and sophomore wing Justin Jackson are representing North Carolina all day on Wednesday. (GoHeels.com)

Nets' Wayne Ellington still healing, growing after his father's murder

Few things can ease the heartache that sometimes overcomes Wayne Ellington, 27, any time he thinks about his father being gunned down on the streets of Philadelphia last November. But being merely a short trek up the turnpike from his loved ones now can aid in the healing process, and it's one of the reasons the 6-4, 200-pound small forward decided to sign with the Nets in July. (Newsday)

Isaiah Hicks turns rumors into reality at Late Night with Roy

The secret is out. After a subpar first season on campus, North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks settled into a secondary role in his sophomore campaign, leading all bench scorers with an average of 6.6 points in 14.8 minutes per game in 2014. But after a sensational performance in summer pickup, Hicks’ coaches and teammates lavished praise onto the former five-star recruit during the preseason. (Daily Tar Heel)

Why re-signing Danny Green will pay off for Spurs

One of the most decisive decisions the Spurs front office had to make this offseason was whether to re-sign Danny Green to big deal or let him hit free agency. The Spurs ultimately decided to re-sign Green to a 4-year, $45 million deal. Many experts around the league initially thought the number was too high for Green's services, but a closer look at his impact on the overall game shows those figures are about right. (KSAT.com)

Michael Jordan's mansion will trash talk you, too (video)

As most basketball fans know, former Chicago Bulls shooting guard, and Hall of Fame inductee, Michael Jordan was known as one of the game's greatest trash talkers during his time in the NBA. With that being the case, it probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Jordan's mansion will let you know exactly how great it is as well. (Carolina Blue)

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes to be restricted free agent at season's end

Golden State general manager Bob Myers announced that Warriors forward Harrison Barnes will not be signing a contract extension before the Nov. 2 deadline. Barnes reportedly turned down a $64 million offer before changing agents from Jeff Wechsler to Jeff Schwartz in late September. Since that point, the two sides have not made enough progress. (ESPN.com)

Nike's new UNC sneakers

With the basketball season upon Nike is releasing a series of new shoes themed around the nation's top Blue Blood hoops programs. North Carolina, Duke, and Kentucky will all have themed version of the shoes. Check out complete photos of the Carolina shoes below. The Nike Free Trainer 5.0 will be released on Friday, Oct. 30th at 10:00 AM. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Player Preview: Kenny Williams

The one position where North Carolina needs the most help is at shooting guard. Enter freshman Kenny Williams, who comes to UNC with the reputation as a deadly three-point threat, but can do much more. A quick slasher and a solid shooter, Williams can score from deep and in the midrange. To gain minutes, Williams will have to adapt to defenses that are bigger and faster. (Carolina Blue)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 85
Syracuse: 68
Mon, Jan 16 Box Score

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

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

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina5-117-3
(10) Florida State5-117-2
(15) Notre Dame5-116-3
(12) Louisville4-216-3
(16) Virginia4-214-3
Virginia Tech3-314-4
Georgia Tech3-311-7
(18) Duke2-314-4
NC State2-413-6
Wake Forest2-411-7
Boston College2-49-10

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