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Hornets 2014-15 Season in Review: P.J. Hairston

It was a rookie season of ups and downs for P.J. Hairston playing in essentially what is his hometown, but at season’s end he looks at his first year in the NBA as a tremendous learning experience and knows what he’ll be looking to do in 2015-16. As a knockdown shooter with nearly-unlimited range, Hairston’s next goal is working on being able to create off the dribble. (NBA.com)

Watch 40-year old Jerry Stackhouse schooling high school players

Jerry Stackhouse is currently working at the Adidas Nations Camp and part of that work is showing the campers just how far they have to go if they want to be in the NBA. Stackhouse is 40 years old now, but looks to be in great shape and the basketball skills are still quite sharp. He last played for the Brooklyn Nets in 2013. Watch him give a whole lot of buckets to some of the kids in the camp. (CBS Sports)

Jerry West helped revive Harrison Barnes with Kobe Bryant-esque treatment

Long before he would become an unsung hero for the Warriors in the playoffs and in that late-July time when many NBA players are either vacationing or resting their weary bodies at home, Harrison Barnes picked up the phone and called on the great Jerry West. Again. "I had seen him at summer league my rookie year, and I would just jokingly say to him, 'Look man, when are we going to get some work in?'" (USA Today)

Kenny Smith holds court, helps rebuild local park

Kenny Smith is best known as a two-time NBA Champ with the Houston Rockets, a popular analyst on TNT's Inside The NBA and the star of a reality show based on his family, The Smiths. But he has taken up the gauntlet of a good cause, #FullCourtRefresh and #Over21, in conjunction with the Urban League and MillerCoors to refurbish what he calls the centerpiece of the community, local basketball courts. (Examiner.com)

Bobby Frasor: From real estate to his real love

Commercial real estate can’t compare to a courtside seat. That’s the conclusion Bobby Frasor arrived at when he chose to pursue the vacant head-coaching position at his high school alma mater. One year away from basketball was all the Brother Rice graduate needed to reaffirm his love for the sport and opt for a career shift. And the Rice administration helped solidify his decision. (The Reporter Online)

Video: Justin Jackson blows by defender in summer workouts

UNC sophomore small forward Justin Jackson is working out in his hometown of Houston in preparation for the 2015-2016 season. Along with weight lifting and training workouts, Jackson is continuing to develop is on the court skills and moves. In a video posted by coach and trainer John Lucas, Jackson is shown blowing a defender with a quick move before dunking it with one hand. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams weighs in on unresolved NCAA investigation

UNC Head Basketball Coach Roy Williams was back in his childhood stomping ground Wednesday night in Asheville as he was inducted into the Western North Carolina Hall of Fame. The event was a celebration of his and others accomplishments, but the unresolved NCAA investigation remains a talking point. "Just tell us what the allegations are," said Williams. (ABC 11)

Harrison Barnes: Bay Area Bellweather

Over the past year, no jump-shooter in the NBA has improved as much as Harrison Barnes. Out of 136 players who attempted at least 300 jump shots both last season and this season, no player exhibited a bigger uptick in field goal percentage: from 32.8 percent to 40.3. Barnes may not be a Splash Brother, but his jumper has gone from bad to good in a very short time. (Grantland)

Video: UNC Basketball Players Prank Teammates with Fake Snake in Locker Room

Some North Carolina basketball players recently pranked a couple of their teammates with a fake snake. The gags started off slowly, but once the targets fell for the trick, their reactions were priceless. Marcus Paige, who will be a senior next season, provided the best reaction. When the Tar Heels star noticed the snake on the floor below his locker, he jumped out of his seat and scurried away. (Bleacher Report)

Georgia and UNC in 'early stages' of lining up basketball games

After his first season at Georgia, Mark Fox talked about wanting to line up games against North Carolina and Roy Williams. It hasn’t happened yet, but the Georgia men’s basketball coach said he spoke to his Tar Heels counterpart on the recruiting circuit recently in Lexington, Kent., about getting their teams together. “He’s willing to consider it,” Fox said. “We’re in the early stages.” (Online Athens)

Justin Jackson's Summer: Weight Room

Justin Jackson is working with a local strength coach this summer, focusing on specific weight room goals targeted to help him take the next step as a sophomore at UNC. The Jackson family’s expressed goal was for Jackson to put on up to 10 pounds of muscle during the summer. He’s already made strides to that end. “Just last week, we were doing the bench press and he went through it pretty quickly.” (Inside Carolina)

2014-2015 Exit Interviews: Reggie Bullock

Clearly talented, even more clearly raw, Reggie Bullock's Clipper career rarely got off the bench. Doc Rivers entrusted his first LA draft pick with just 658 minutes across 68 games and something around a season-and-a-half before shipping him to Phoenix in the three-team deal that brought Austin Rivers to town. His lack of development and playing time represent a chicken-or-the-egg dilemma. (Clips Nation)

Video: David Letterman Interviews 23-Year-Old Michael Jordan in 1986

Wednesday night marked David Letterman’s final time hosting the Late Show, so it’s only right that we look back at an interview with one of the biggest stars to ever grace his stage: a 23-year-old Michael Jordan. The pair touched on everything from MJ's early years with the Chicago Bulls to his sneakers and sponsors. This interview took place in 1986. (Bleacher Report)

Video: Harrison Barnes has 14 in Warriors win

Former UNC star Harrison Barnes scored 14 points on 6 for 12 shooting (2-6 from three) Wednesday night to help the Golden State Warriors defeat the Houston Rockets 110-106 and go up 1-0 in the Western Conference Finals. Barnes, who played 33 minutes, also had one assist, one rebound, and two steals. (Carolina Blue)

Q&A with UNC coach Roy Williams

Roy Williams on the UNC academic scandal and NCAA investigation: "It would help if the NCAA would just tell us what the allegations are. That would help because it would give us the information. It's been a hard process, and I know that has been quite a lot of negative recruiting going on and other things that don't make you very happy. "But at the same time, we made some mistakes at our university." (Asheville Citizen-Times)

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

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Notre Dame66
at Villanova74
at UNLV45
Texas Southern71
at Louisville102
Boston U77
at Syracuse99
Penn State73
at Pitt81
at Clemson90
Tennessee St55
at NC State67
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(5) Duke0-010-1
(7) North Carolina0-09-1
(11) Louisville0-09-1
(23) Notre Dame0-09-1
Florida State0-09-1
(14) Virginia0-08-1
Wake Forest0-08-2
Virginia Tech0-07-1
NC State0-07-2
Georgia Tech0-05-3
Boston College0-04-5

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