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Clinic Notes: Roy Williams' UNC Secondary Break

Secondary Break and UNC Transition, Roy Williams, University of North Carolina: Don’t be married to the way you want to play. Sometime it doesn’t work. Stop practice to stress shot selection (empower don’t threaten). Players must understand that there are good shots and bad shots and that those shots vary based on who is taking them. (Men's Basketball Hoop Scoop)

P.J. Hairston: I’m In Charlotte To Prove People Wrong (audio)

New Charlotte Hornets guard and former Tar Heel P.J. Hairston joined The Mac Attack show on Charlotte sports talk station WFNZ the morning after draft night to discuss his reaction to returning to his home state, what he will bring to the team, and how he learned from the difficult choices he has made over the past couple years. (CBS Charlotte)

Vince Carter impressing in whole new ways now

Since he was a middle-teen in the early ’90s, Vince Carter has impressed people. At first blush, with his basketball skills, but also, eventually, with his naturally friendly demeanor and well-rounded interests (he was a Mainland High drum major, don’t forget). But we wouldn’t have known about any of that other stuff if we hadn’t first known Vince Carter the basketball player. (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

P.J. Hairston 'fully regrets' issues

Charlotte Hornets shooting guard P.J. Hairston said he's learned from his past mistakes and believes his off-the-court problems are behind him. Hairston, the 26th overall pick in the NBA draft, said Friday at introductory press conference that he "fully regrets everything that happened" around benefits and eligibility issues while playing at North Carolina. Hairston said he's matured over the past year. (ESPN.com)

Your Opinion on McAdoo's Draft Decision Doesn't Really Matter

Time will tell how this decision plays out for James Michael McAdoo. In the meantime, he is a 21 year old newlywed who at best could latch onto an NBA roster somewhere or at worst end up playing basketball for money in Europe. It may not be what he or anyone else expected but there are far worse ways to spend your time. Ultimately, if McAdoo is happy then it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. (Tar Heel Blog)

Campers return year after to Vince Carter Basketball Academy

Vince Carter’s 9-year-old daughter, Kai, is beginning her third year as a camper at the Vince Carter Youth Basketball Academy at Mainland High. That makes her part of a much larger family. Some campers keep coming back year after year. (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

James McAdoo Deserves Chance at NBA Dream After Going Undrafted

There's a lesson to be learned for all college underclassmen looking to declare for the NBA draft early. Making it to the NBA is difficult, and the road is not as easily paved as some highly touted college prospects might think. James Michael McAdoo of North Carolina learned that lesson the hard way. (Bleacher Report)

UNC forward Brice Johnson aims to ’turn it up’ after McAdoo’s departure

At first Brice Johnson didn’t know what to think – whether he should be disappointed that James Michael McAdoo was leaving North Carolina or whether he should be excited about the opportunity McAdoo’s departure presents. “I couldn’t tell you how I was feeling at the time,” Johnson, the Tar Heels’ rising junior forward, said Thursday. (Charlotte Observer)

P.J. Hairston Goes 26th Overall In NBA Draft

P.J. Hairston became the 46th former UNC player to become a first-round NBA Draft pick when the Miami Heat picked him 26th overall on Thursday night in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Heat reportedly will trade Hairston to Charlotte in the deal involving former Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier, pending NBA approval. Hairston is Carolina's 15th first-round pick under head coach Roy Williams. (GoHeels.com)

Surprised by McAdoo’s departure, Brice Johnson ready to step into starring role for UNC

As much as Brice Johnson will miss playing along side his friend James Michael McAdoo this season, the 6-foot-9 rising junior figures to benefit from McAdoo’s early departure because of the opportunity it will allow him to move over to his natural power forward position. Johnson spent the better part of his first two college seasons playing as an undersized center. (Wilmington Star News)

Video: Danny Green’s D-League journey

San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green emerged as an important cog in the Spurs’ system during their 2014 NBA championship run. He was as a deadly three-point shooter, a solid defender and a professional as he understood his role in order to help the team reach its goal. But before he became an NBA champion, Green started off in the NBA’s D-League where he honed his skills and paid his dues. (Project Spurs)

Brice Johnson primed for breakout

Teams for pick up basketball at North Carolina are picked by point guards - this summer, junior Marcus Paige and sophomore Nate Britt - and rosters rotate. Junior Brice Johnson has been impressed with what little he's seen from newcomers Joel Berry, Justin Jackson and Theo Pinson, but if he had his pick of a team right now, he answers readily that his five-man roster would list veterans. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Brice Johnson Ready to Step Up

When the Tar Heel basketball team stepped on the Smith Center floor on Thursday for its first summer practice session, Brice Johnson officially began his junior campaign. It’ll be a season during which much will be expected of him. He’s the team’s second leading returning scorer (10.3 ppg), and was the No. 2 rebounder a year ago (6.1 rpg). He led the team in field goal percentage (56.6%) and blocked shots (1.3 pg). (Inside Carolina)

NBA Draft Profile: P.J. Hairston

The NBA Draft is tonight and former Tar Heel P.J. Hairston is being projected as a first round pick, somewhere in the early 20s. Here is a quick rundown of Hairston's background and prospects heading to the NBA. P.J. Hairston came out of high school as the #11 player in the class of 2011 according to the Recruiting Services Consensus Index. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heel Draft Day Primer

Expectations are that P.J. Hairston has a chance to become Carolina's 46th first-round NBA Draft pick tonight when the annual event begins at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Hairston would be the 15th first-round draft selection coached by Roy Williams at UNC, and he would be the 35th first-round pick for the Tar Heels since 1980, which leads the nation. James Michael McAdoo may also be picked, likely in the second round. (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 68
Boston College: 65
Tue, Feb 9 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Sun, Feb 14, 1:00 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Duke
Wed, Feb 17, 9:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Feb 20, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at Duke0
4:30 PM ET
at Notre Dame20
9:04 IN 1ST
Wake Forest88
at NC State99
Georgia Tech52
at Clemson66
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ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina9-220-4
(7) Virginia9-320-4
(12) Miami8-319-4
(13) Louisville8-319-5
Notre Dame8-417-7
Florida State6-616-8
Virginia Tech5-713-12
Georgia Tech3-813-11
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1110-14
Boston College0-117-17

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