Cliff Morris played with basketball greatsDr. Cliff Morris peeled back the plastic on a hummus wrap from a local coffee shop, and recounted a multitude of life-shaping memories playing basketball as a North Carolina Tar Heel three decades ago under the direction of the late Dean Smith. Morris, who played at UNC from 1983-1985, now owns the Morris Cardiovascular and Risk Reduction Center in Chester, Virginia. (Hopewell News)
Rockets See Added Playmaking In Ty LawsonTy Lawson has yet to play one gamewith the Houston Rockets, but on paper Lawson seems to be the lost cog the Rockets have been looking for, ever since the Rockets added Dwight Howard to go with James Harden. The Rockets last season finished the season with James Harden has the team’s primary ball-handler, in the playoffs with guard Pat Beverley injured there was very few other options. (CBS Houston)
North Carolina leads list of the top states of college basketball1. North Carolina Outlook: This was our unanimous No. 1 choice, and it's pretty easy to see why. The state has the reigning national champion in Duke, plus two other teams that featured in our top-15 programs over the next five years in North Carolina and North Carolina State. Wake Forest also seems to be on the upswing with Danny Manning in charge there. (CBS Sports)
How Harrison Barnes And His Warriors Teammates Pick The Brains Of Silicon Valley's EliteWarriors small forward Harrison Barnes works as a consultant for Facebook, while NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala worked for Twice, which was recently acquired by eBay...."You'll see Larry Ellison, you'll see Jack Dorsey, you'll see Adam Bain," Barnes told For The Win, referring to the co-founder of Oracle and Twitter executives. (Tech Times)
Wayne Ellington speaking at Peace Day Philly eventWayne Ellington will return to the scene of the crime with a dream that, one day, such crimes will cease. Ellington's father, Wayne Sr., was shot while sitting in his car on the night of Nov. 9. He was 57. Ellington is the featured speaker at Peace Day Philly's "March for Peace" on Monday. Ellington will wear a T-shirt with his father's name on the back. (Philadelphia Daily News)
Harrison Barnes Parts Ways With AgentHarrison Barnes will go into contract negotiations with a new agent. Barnes and his agent, Jeff Wechsler has decided to part ways. Wechsler was Barnes’ only sports agent, as he chose Wechsler after his departure from North Carolina. There’s no information on who Barnes will sign with next, but changing of agents is a common business practice in the NBA. (Warriors World)
Video: Vince Carter's Top 300 DunksVideo of Vince Carter's top-300 dunks over his lengthy NBA career with some UNC and high school dunks sprinkled in. So grab some popcorn and settle in for over 17 minutes of "Vinsanity".
2016 NBA Draft Watch List: Brice JohnsonBrice Johnson has been an intriguing prospect since he got to Chapel Hill, and his development so far has matched most expectations. Johnson has the ability to be a threat from the perimeter, but he has limited his shots to 10 to 12-feet in. Extending his shooting range will be important for the next level, as will be continuing to build his body and add strength. (Hoops Habit)
Video: Vince Carter’s top 50 UNC dunksVince Carter might be the greatest in-game dunker of all-time, and that ability didn’t just happen to show up when he reached the NBA. The dude was ridiculous in college as well. I mean, for starters, he had enough dunks in his three seasons in college to put together a top 50 list. That’s impressive, but not quite as impressive as some of the dunks in that top 50. (NBC Sports)
Five More Game Times Announced For UNC BasketballThe Atlantic Coast Conference released game times and television designations for five more University of North Carolina men’s basketball games for the 2015-16 season. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Fun At UNC Basketball Photo DayThese guys have all the fun. Go behind the scenes a Tar Heel basketball photo day as the players get headshots, action photos and participate in a 'Name That Tune' video shoot.
Long-lost photo of Dean Smith, Bill Guthridge finally makes it to familyOn the lawn of the Carolina Inn, the newlyweds asked legendary UNC basketball coaches Dean Smith and Bill Guthridge to stop for a picture. "They took the time to not only take a picture but pose and make sure we got a couple of good takes," said Joey Powell. "It was a great day, and that was our first photo as a married couple. I thought that was the end of it," he said. (ABC 11)
Lucas: Making StridesThe practice plan for day two of Carolina basketball’s preseason conditioning began with a simple thought for the day printed atop the conditioning schedule, one that’s likely to be repeated often by Roy Williams and the Tar Heel coaching staff over the next few months: “What can I do to make our team stronger and tougher this year?” (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Men's Basketball Senior Photoshoot on The QuadNorth Carolina Seniors Joel James, Brice Johnson, and Marcus Paige take to the Quad for senior pictures on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015.
Kennedy Meeks continues to lose weight, improve fitnessOne of the pictures coming from the UNC basketball team's preseason conditioning workout is of a slimmed down Kennedy Meeks crushing a hill sprint... Meeks, a 6-foot-9, 265-pound Charlotte native, is entering his junior season at North Carolina. (Carolina Blue)
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|Smith Jr. (NC State) 32 pts; Kennard (Duke) 20 pts;|
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|(6) Florida State||6-1||18-2|
|(14) Notre Dame||6-1||17-3|