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Vitale: Super sophomores to watch in 2015-2016

Here are five guys to keep an eye on next season as they become super sophs: Justin Jackson, North Carolina - The Tar Heels have a veteran nucleus returning, and Jackson will be a major factor. I look at what he did against Virginia in a win in the ACC tournament: 22 points, 8-of-10 field goals. He will improve on his average of 10.7 ppg. (ESPN.com)

UNC Basketball Summer Practice Plans in Place

North Carolina will once again utilize its NCAA-allotted two hours of skills-related instruction during the second session of summer school. The NCAA rule, which took effect in 2012, allows student-athletes enrolled in summer school to participate in basketball-related activities, including weight training, conditioning and skills work, for a maximum of eight hours a week for up to eight weeks. (Inside Carolina)

Michael Jordan Allegedly Breaks Up Altercation Outside MGM Grand After Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

When Michael Jordan decided to catch the Fight of the Century at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Saturday, he probably didn’t anticipate getting involved in another altercation -- this time, as peacemaker. Footage captured outside the MGM Grand after the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight allegedly shows His Airness pacifying a potential bust-up between his bodyguard and a stranger. (Huffington Post)

Tar Heels in the Pros: Harrison Barnes

This season, his third, has by far been Harrison Barnes’ best. He started all 82 of the Warriors’ regular season games; he shot 48% from the field, 41% from three-point range, and averaged less than one turnover per game in the regular season. The rising star has not forgotten his collegiate experience, saying how his wish growing up was to play at North Carolina. (Chapelboro.com)

Another win for Coach Smith

Lee Dedmon received a pleasant surprise in the mail last month. It was a $200 check from the late Dean Smith, his former basketball coach at UNC. The check, which Smith requested to be sent to each of his former players, came with a message: Enjoy a dinner out compliments of Coach Dean Smith. Dedmon thought hard about where he would enjoy that dinner. On Thursday, he made up his mind. (Gaston Gazette)

Exploring the value and scenarios of a Ty Lawson trade for the Nuggets

There are a lot of question marks with Ty Lawson. His aggressiveness, his size, his off-court issues. But he's in elite offensive company as a scorer and distributor. It would make sense for the Nuggets to explore moving him, and for teams to see if in a different environment, with a different status hierarchy, if Lawson could be the difference maker a team needs. (CBS Sports)

Everything Wrong About Art Chansky’s Sulaimon to North Carolina Column

Art Chansky writes about sports. North Carolina athletics, to be exact. Sometimes Art Chansky writes really excellent stuff (see: The Dean’s List). Most recently, however, Art Chansky wrote a very bad column. Let’s start with the title, shall we? (Tar Heel Depot)

Potential UNC-Maryland matchup in ACC/Big Ten Challenge?

Tar Heel radio network anchor Jones Angell tweeted out that ESPN college basketball reporter Andy Katz has hinted at a potential UNC vs Maryland matchup for the 2015 ACC/Big10 challenge. Both teams should be ranked top five heading into the 2015-2016 season. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Basketball's 'All-Williams Team'

Tar Heels with the last name "Williams" have had a pretty significant impact on North Carolina basketball, especially over the last quarter century. Kenny Williams, who announced this past weekend he's headed to Chapel Hill, will be the eighth UNC basketball player ever named Williams. Aside from Lloyd Williams, each of the others have played over the last 29 years dating back to California native Scott Williams' freshman season in 1986-87. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC Basketball 2014-15 Season Review

North Carolina went 26-12 overall in 2014-15 (11-7 in the ACC), reaching the championship game of the ACC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, and posted the 35th 25-win season in school history. Guard Marcus Paige earned his second consecutive Dean Smith Most Valuable Player Award and was named co-captain for the second time in as many years. (GoHeels.com)

Video: J.P. Tokoto UNC Highlights

Video highlights of former North Carolina forward J.P. Tokoto, who is foregoing his senior season at UNC to enter the 2015 NBA Draft. View Video...

Art’s Angle: Sulaimon From Duke To UNC?

You know, if he wanted to, Carolina wanted him and Duke didn’t object, Rasheed Sulaimon could play for the Tar Heels next season. And, when you think about it, that would make for a pretty cool story and another chapter in the closest rivalry in college basketball. Sulaimon wouldn’t even have to move from his apartment in Durham! After all, it’s only eight miles over here. Here is how it would work, if it were to work. (Chapelboro.com)

Joel Berry Enjoying the Journey

Joel Berry II averaged 13.2 minutes, 4.2 points and 1.5 assists per game. Like freshman counterpart Justin Jackson, he played his best basketball in March. “I can honestly say that by the end of the season, everything we prayed for had happened,” Joel Berry Sr. explained. Surprisingly, he attributes his son’s end-of-year surge to the groin injury he suffered midway through the season. (Inside Carolina)

Spurs' Danny Green: 'Things may be changing'

Danny Green, who turns 28 in June, is in line for a big payday. He's one of the best perimeter defenders and 3-point shooters in the NBA, which is a hard combination to find. Green will be a free agent in the summer, and he wants to remain where he is. "Hopefully, I'll be back,” he said. “I love San Antonio." He knows, however, that there's no guarantee the Spurs will look the same next season. (CBS Sports)

Ty Lawson's time in Denver may be nearing the end

As with pretty much anything that hits the Internet, even if it's deleted, it doesn't mean it's gone. Ty Lawson knows that. His last basketball-related words as a Nuggets player could be a simple, fateful phrase. "I wish." Last week on Instagram he was asked by a Dallas Mavericks fan to come play for Dallas. His reply: "I wish." (Denver Post)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 95
Radford: 50
Sun, Dec 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Davidson
Wed, Dec 7, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

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

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

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at UNC95
Coppin State43
at Clemson85
at G Washington48
NC A&T53
at Notre Dame107
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
Notre Dame0-08-0
(3) North Carolina0-08-1
(5) Duke0-08-1
(6) Virginia0-07-1
(14) Louisville0-07-1
Florida State0-07-1
Virginia Tech0-06-1
Wake Forest0-06-2
NC State0-06-2
(22) Syracuse0-05-2
Georgia Tech0-04-3
Boston College0-04-3

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