Best Games Of 2013-14: No. 1No. 1: Carolina 74, Duke 66 - Men's Basketball, Feb. 20, 2014: The Carolina-Duke game is the highlight of the sports calendar for many fans in North Carolina. And as soon as one game ends, the wait for the next one begins. It just so happened that this one would require a little extra waiting. The snow started falling around noon on Feb. 12. (GoHeels.com)
Turner's Take: Tokoto's Arc of ImprovementAfter proving himself as a true impact player for the Tar Heels last year, J.P. Tokoto moves forward with the confidence of a player who knows he’s earned his time and now looks to continue his arc of improvement. He’s proven himself as a slasher and high flyer; now it’s about becoming even more dangerous with his jump shot. (GoHeels.com)
UNC men’s basketball players adapt to team’s needsEveryone deals with sweat during the sweltering months of summer. And for members of the North Carolina men’s basketball team, a lot of that sweat has come from hours of work in the gym as the team prepares for the upcoming season. “Our team is working a lot harder this summer than any of the summers I’ve been here before,” said junior point guard Marcus Paige. (Daily Tar Heel)
Healthier, Fitter Meeks Eager for Round Two in Chapel HillSophomore UNC forward Kennedy Meeks will be a whole lot lighter when he takes to the Smith Center floor in 2014. A now fully fit Meeks says he’s grown into a smarter and more physical basketball player heading into year two in Chapel Hill. Meeks has rededicated himself to the game of basketball in the offseason. Meeks appears to be putting in the hard yards and embracing the rigors of college basketball. (Chapelboro.com)
Los Angeles Lakers add free agent Ed DavisThe Los Angeles Lakers agreed to terms with free agent forward Ed Davis on Wednesday. It is a two-year deal worth $2 million, a league source confirmed to ESPN.com. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound Davis has a player option on the second year. With big men Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman gone, Davis figures to play a significant role for the Lakers. (ESPN.com)
Brother of Clips' Reggie Bullock slainA transgender woman found slain in Baltimore is the sibling of an NBA player. Reggie Bullock of the Los Angeles Clippers confirms to WJZ-TV that Mia Henderson, who was born Kevin Long, was his brother. Bullock also sent a tweet on Wednesday paying tribute to Henderson. "All I can say is my brother showed me how to live your "OWN LIFE" love you soo much man. Gone but not forgotten #RIPKEVIN" (ESPN.com)
Best Games Of 2013-14: No. 4No. 4: Carolina 82, Kentucky 77 - Men's Basketball, Dec. 14, 2013: The Wildcats led most of the first half behind a balanced attack that saw seven different players score, but J.P. Tokoto and James Michael McAdoo had 11 each for Carolina to put the hosts up 33-30 at the break. Halftime that day was special, too. (GoHeels.com)
Video: One-on-one with J.P. TokotoJ.P. Tokoto discusses continuing to improve his shot and his mental and physical toughness during the off-season.
Tokoto rounding out his gameFor UNC rising junior wing J.P. Tokoto and his teammates, it's been refreshing this summer knowing who's going to be on the Tar Heel roster this coming season without a bunch of uncertainty as to whether or not certain players would be playing. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
J.P. Tokoto settling into veteran roleThis time last year, J.P. Tokoto was trying to find his spot at North Carolina. Now, he's helping the new Tar Heels find theirs. During his midsummer meeting with reporters on Tuesday afternoon, the rising junior said the vibe around the program this offseason is one of stability. That's in stark contrast to last summer, when the questions around the status of guards P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald loomed over everything. (Fayetteville Observer)
J.P. Tokoto Adding Fundamentals to FlashJ.P. Tokoto has built his reputation on freakish athleticism and highlight reel dunks. The next step in his evolution as a North Carolina basketball player is improving the technical side of his game, starting with his jump shot. You may need both hands to add up the replay-eligible dunks that Tokoto threw down during his first season as a starter in 2013-14. (Inside Carolina)
Video: One-on-one with Nate BrittNate Britt talks shooting with his right hand, learning how to play under Roy Williams, and playing with other point guards in this conversation with Jones Angell.
Turner's Take: A New Chapter for PaigeMarcus Paige is the clear leader for the 2014-15 Tar Heels, a group that, while still young, has its share of experience and more than enough talent to compete with the nation’s best teams next season. Carolina loses nearly a third of its scoring with the graduation of Leslie McDonald and the departure of James Michael McAdoo, but Paige has the ability to elevate the play of those around him. (GoHeels.com)
Tyler Zeller could be big help for CelticsFor the size-deprived Celtics, landing a skilled 7-footer might have been the coup of a risk-free trade that also brought veteran guard Marcus Thornton and Cleveland's 2016 first-round pick. 24-year-old Tyler Zeller, a former first-round selection, should compete immediately for minutes at the center position. Brad Stevens didn't need a scouting report when assessing what Zeller can bring to Boston. (ESPN.com)
Video: One-on-one with Marcus PaigeMarcus Paige talks leadership, his role as a point guard, and expectations for the upcoming season in this conversation with Adam Lucas.
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