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Paige, Johnson, James to Play in NBA Summer League

Brice Johnson, Marcus Paige and Joel James will begin their professional basketball careers at the NBA Summer League. Johnson, a first-round pick of the Los Angeles Clippers, will take part in the summer league July 2-8 in Orlando. Paige, a member of the Utah Jazz, will play play July 8-18 in Las Vegas. James signed as a free agent with Indiana and will play in Orlando. (GoHeels.com)

Warriors season review: James Michael McAdoo

During the 2016 NBA Finals, most of the nation got its first extended look at James Michael McAdoo, the seldom-seen NBA sophomore from UNC. McAdoo got minutes as a fill-in forward, shoring up a rotation that was hampered by the suspension of Draymond Green, season-ending injury to Andrew Bogut. McAdoo didn't disappoint. (Golden State of Mind)

Photo Gallery: UNC first round NBA picks (Part 1)

A look back at many notable North Carolina first round NBA draft picks. (Carolina Blue)

Report: 76ers to be a serious suitor for Harrison Barnes

Harrison Barnes will be a restricted free agent on July 1 and he is expected to have plenty of suitors across the NBA. While Barnes has made it clear that he'd prefer to continue his career with Golden State, Marc Stein of ESPN.com is reporting that the Philadelphia 76ers are ready to make a serious run at the former UNC standout once he hits the open market. (247 Sports)

Roy Wiliams on the passing of Vols legend Pat Summitt

Roy Williams on the passing of Pat Summit: “We lost one of the true giants in coaching, in any sport and regardless of gender, today. If there were a Mount Rushmore of coaching, Pat Summitt would certainly be included. Wanda and I sent our daughter to her basketball camp in Knoxville because we wanted Kimberly to be influenced by Coach Summitt. (Carolina Blue)

Harrison Barnes says he wants to come back to the Warriors

Harrison Barnes didn't help his free-agent value during the Warriors' playoff run. The fourth-year forward averaged just 9.0 points and shot 39 percent from the floor as the Warriors attempted to win their second straight title. Barnes' output in the Finals was even more alarming, making just 5 of his final 32 shots from the floor as the Warriors blew a 3-1 series lead to the Cavaliers. (FOX Sports)

NBA Draft 2016: All about Utah Jazz guard Marcus Paige

The Utah Jazz traded down from #42 and received cash and the #55 -- and with it they selected UNC's Marcus Paige. Paige would have been a reach at #42, but at #55 he's like finding a $20 dollar bill in your winter jacket pocket. (SLC Dunk)

J.P. Tokoto helps shape up Knicks' Summer League squad

J.P. Tokoto has committed to the New York Knicks for the Orlando Summer League, according to Michael Scotto....For what it's worth, Tokoto comes in and is immediately the most athletic player of the bunch. He's a bouncy high-flyer with plenty of quickness. He gets after it defensively with good instincts. (SNY.tv)

ACC will be well-represented at Rio Olympics

The Olympic qualifying process has only just begun, but already many athletes with ACC ties either past or present have punched their tickets to this year’s Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To date, ten current and former Tar Heels have qualified to represent the United States in men's basketball, field hockey, and track & field. (Wilmington Star News)

James Worthy still following mom's rules

James Worthy will forever be remembered as “Big Game James” for his clutch performances. But his mom was a basketball champion long before him. She was a member of the Highland High School Ramlettes women’s basketball team, which won the North Carolina Athletic Conference title in 1949. Worthy even credits his mom for improving his jump shot. (Gaston Gazette)

The Harrison Barnes–Team USA–Sixers Theory That’s So Crazy It Makes Sense

Mike Krzyzewski will finally get to coach Harrison Barnes. Back in 2009, Coach K lost one of the great Carolina college basketball recruiting wars when Barnes—then the no. 1 high school player in the country—chose Roy Williams and UNC over Coach K and Duke. It was a legendary recruiting scrap, and rumor has it Krzyzewski did not take Barnes’s decision well. (The Ringer)

Video: Berry, Allen, Blossomgame Highlight ACC's Top 5 Returning Basketball Stars

The ACC will be brimming with talent in the 2016-17 college basketball season. UNC's Joel Berry, Duke's Grayson Allen, Clemson's Jaron Blossomagame and Virginia's London Perrantes are just some of the talent that will shape the landscape of ACC basketball this year. View Video...

Harrison Barnes Makes Olympic Basketball Team

USA Basketball announced the 12-player 2016 United States Olympic team, including Golden State Warrior and former University of North Carolina forward Harrison Barnes. Barnes just finished his fourth season in the NBA and with the Warriors. The Ames, Iowa, native has played in consecutive NBA Finals, winning a title with Golden State in 2015. (GoHeels.com)

Familar ACC names on NBA summer league rosters

For Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson and the ACC’s other recent draft picks, the NBA’s Summer League is an opportunity to get an early taste of professional basketball. For those who were passed over, including N.C. State’s Cat Barber, the upcoming tournaments in Orlando, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas represent one final opportunity to show off their talents. (Wilmington Star News)

Marcus Paige joins a crowded Utah Jazz backcourt

Marcus Paige will have to get to work immediately as he joins a very competitive backcourt in Utah. Before the draft, the Jazz already had seven guards, including George Hill who the team recently traded for. Utah added Paige and California guard Tyrone Wallace in the NBA Draft, increasing the total number of guards to nine. (Carolina Blue)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 96
Stanford: 72
Mon, Nov 20 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Portland
Thu, Nov 23, 2:30 ET ESPN

UNC vs. Ark/Okla
Fri, Nov 24, TBD ESPN

Sun, Nov 26, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Portland State0
at #1 Duke0
Thursday 4:38 PM
Canda 17.5 ppg, 2.8 apg; Bagley III 19.2 ppg, 1.2 apg;
at #9 UNC48
Porter (Portland) 9 pts; Pinson (UNC) 9 pts;
NC State14
at Northern Iowa19
9:17 IN 1ST
Yurtseven (NC State) 5 pts; McCloud (Northern Iowa) 9 pts;
at Vanderbilt0
Thursday 4:00 PM
Guy 18.0 ppg, 2.3 apg; Fisher-Davis 18.0 ppg, 0.7 apg;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(13) Notre Dame0-06-0
Boston College0-06-1
(1) Duke0-05-0
NC State0-05-0
(11) Miami0-04-0
Florida State0-04-0
(9) North Carolina0-03-0
(19) Louisville0-03-0
Virginia Tech0-03-1
Georgia Tech0-02-1
Wake Forest0-01-4

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