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Brice Johnson's Position in the NBA Mock Drafts

With his college career behind him, Brice Johnson turns to the 2016 NBA Draft held on June 26th in Brooklyn, New York. Ahead of him is the NBA draft combine, team workouts, and meetings. Currently, Johnson is projected to go anywhere from the lottery to early first round, based on this compilation of mock draft scenarios. (Carolina Blue)

Year of Wonder for James Michael McAdoo

The first time James Michael McAdoo wore a Golden State Warriors jersey on January 19, 2015, he not only made himself familiar with his courtside seat but actually racked up NBA minutes, scoring 11 points and garnering five rebounds. It was more than he imagined, God’s plan and timing finally coming to fruition. (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

Warriors getting ‘Playoff Barnes’ at just the right, and expected, time

Harrison Barnes has proven his value to the Warriors, which is almost assuredly going to make him money. Because Barnes’ biggest chip is not his scoring average, but this: his biggest games tend to come when the Warriors really need him. Thursday vs. San Antonio, with the No. 1 seed and a record 73 wins on the line, Barnes had a season-high-tying 21 points. (San Jose Mercury News)

Conflicting reports leave Berry's future open

Two conflicting reports are out regarding the future of North Carolina star point guard Joel Berry. The issue at hand is whether Berry, who averaged 12.8 points in 30.7 minutes per game while shooting 38.2% from three, will return for his junior season at UNC. (Carolina Blue)

Tyler Zeller: The Celtics' unexpected streak buster

And even if you thought the stretch might end, chances are you wouldn't have picked fourth-year center Tyler Zeller to be the streak buster. Thrust into elevated minutes when the injury-depleted Milwaukee Bucks leaned on bigger lineups, Zeller responded by matching his career high with a team-best 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting to go along with four blocks, three rebounds and two assists over 25 minutes in a 124-109 triumph at TD Garden. (ESPN.com)

On Marcus Paige, Chapel Hill, and why we care so much: Here's to the team we'll never forget

Roy Williams let them be free, suppressing their fears instead of their individuality, and this all made this run to the Final Four so much fun. How will we ever forget Theo’s barges into press conferences, or Joel James’ invisible cereal eating, or Joel Berry II’s strongmans and guts? How will we ever forget Roy remembering those lost, and Brice honoring his mother in everything he does? (Medium)

Joel Berry to Remain at UNC for Junior Season

The allure of making a return trip to the Final Four outweighed the urgency to become a professional for Joel Berry. UNC’s starting point guard is returning for his junior season, his father confirmed to Inside Carolina on Friday morning. "We talked briefly about what he wanted to do and I always told him 'Don't rush the journey,'" Joel Berry Sr. said. (Inside Carolina)

Johnson, Paige look to find spot at next level

With their college basketball careers over, seniors Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson look to catch the eye of pro scouts before the NBA Draft. UNC underclassmen, like Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks, have until April 24 to enter their names into the draft. As of now, Johnson and Paige are the only Tar Heels who are expected to move on to an NBA career. (Daily Tar Heel)

A Far-Too-Early Look at 2017 UNC Basketball

It’s hard to envision what a UNC basketball team without Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson will look like. But the talent well will not run dry for the Tar Heels when the next rendition of the men’s basketball team takes the court. Assuming that all of the underclassmen from UNC return, there will be a lot of what Roy Williams likes on next year’s roster – experienced talent. (Chapelboro.com)

Joel Berry, Justin Jackson will lead UNC in 2016-17

With Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige on the way out, Roy Williams will be tasked with replacing his most productive big man in four years as well as one of the best on-court leaders in school history. But while the Heels may take a slight step back, the returning group has enough pieces to stay competitive on the national level next season. (Today's U)

Kenny Williams undergoes successful knee surgery

UNC freshman basketball guard Kenny Williams underwent successful surgery on his right knee Thursday to repair a torn meniscus. Williams suffered the injury during the 2015-16 season, in which he appeared in 30 games. Williams is expected to miss six to eight weeks of basketball action but should be fully cleared in time for the start of practice in the fall. (Carolina Blue)

Way Too Early top 25 for 2016–17 season

8. North Carolina: The runner-up team is losing seniors Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, but they still have a strong corps or returnees led by sophomore point guard Joel Berry II and junior forward Isaiah Hicks. Incoming freshmen Tony Bradley, a 6' 10" forward from Florida, and 6' 2" guard Seventh Woods will have a chance to earn minutes right away. (Sports Illustrated)

Your 2016 kPOY: Brice Johnson

Congratulations to the winner of 2016 kenpom.com player of the year award, North Carolina’s Brice Johnson. The senior forward finished the season with a 127 offensive rating, which was third in the country among players that used at least 24 percent of their team’s possessions. He got there by making 61 percent of his field goal attempts and 78 percent of his free throws. (KenPom.com)

Tobacco Road players compete in Barnstorming Tour exhibition

The 2016 ACC Barnstorming Tour made its first stop in Rockingham on Wednesday. Two Tar Heel players — point guard Marcus Paige and center Joel James — were on hand to compete. Brice Johnson was scheduled to appear but wasn’t able to attend due to taking a class. Paige said that after he graduates, he will find an agent and start preparing for the NBA Draft. (Laurinburg Exchange)

What It’s Like to Make the Shot Before the Buzzer-Beater Everyone Remembers

North Carolina guard Marcus Paige made one of the greatest shots in NCAA basketball history Monday night, a leaping, split-legged, double-clutch three-pointer to tie up Villanova, 74–74, with just seconds remaining in the NCAA championship game. (Slate)

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