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ACC free agents have productive day at NBA Orlando Summer League

J.P. Tokoto scored 13 points for the second straight game on Wednesday. He made four of his six field goal attempts, hit four of five free throws, grabbed four rebounds and blocked three shots in a 95-90 loss to the Orlando Magic’s White team. Tokoto has played in all four of the Knicks’ games thus far, averaging 9.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heels in the NBA Free Agency Primer

Nine former University of North Carolina players are NBA free agents this summer. Some are staying with their current teams, others are on the move to new squads and the final destinations of others remain uncertain. Here is a list of Tar Heel free agents with updates on their status for the 2016-17 season. (GoHeels.com)

Kids Shoot Hoops with Danny Green on New Children’s Shelter Court

Growing up on New York’s Long Island, Spurs guard Danny Green and his basketball loving pals played anywhere they could find a playground. None of them, Green said, were as nifty as the new Slam-Dunk Sports Court at The Children’s Shelter Residential Treatment Center that he helped inaugurate on Wednesday after a ribbon-cutting ceremony. (Rivard Report)

NBA Summer League: Updates on Brice Johnson, Marcus Paige, and others

Brice Johnson, a first-round pick of the Los Angeles Clippers, had his second 20-point game in three appearances by posting 23 points and seven rebounds Tuesday in Orlando. Marcus Paige, a second-round pick of the Utah Jazz, had seven points and three turnovers in his debut Monday. A day later, he scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting. (Fayetteville Observer)

Ed Davis blazes his own trail in NBA

As Ed Davis' NBA career has become more solidified, he wants to provide that same spark off the court. Davis, the All-Metro player of the year at Benedictine in 2007 and 2008, held his first basketball camp at Lee-Davis High last week. Davis, in four days, shared lessons about basketball and life to about 150 kids — all of whom attended free of charge. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

UNC's Top Wins of 2015-2016: No. 15-No. 11

No. 13: UNC 83, Syracuse 66 (Final Four) - Men's Basketball, April 2, 2016: Carolina faced a familiar opponent in its first Final Four since 2009 when the Tar Heels took on 10th-seeded Syracuse in the national semifinals. Four Tar Heels finished in double figures, including Justin Jackson and Brice Johnson, who had game highs of 16 points each. (GoHeels.com)

Which school had the best season in college sports?

We rated every FBS football school in three sports -- football, men's basketball and women's basketball -- along with two "wild card" sports to come up with the Best in College Sports award. The wild-card spot went to the most successful among the school's non-revenue spectator sports. No. 2 Overall: North Carolina Tar Heels. (CBS Sports)

Remembering Joel James’ North Carolina career

This might be recency bias talking, but my favorite UNC basketball team ever is probably the 2015-16 one. No, they didn’t win the national championship, but I’m not sure I enjoyed any team’s wins as much as did last season. Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson certainly had something to do with that, but a lot of that was also to do with Joel James. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Brice Johnson's 23-point summer league game highlights

Highlights from Brice Johnson's 23-point NBA Summer League performance with the Los Angeles Clippers against the New York Knicks' summer league team on July 5, 2016. View Video...

40 years ago, U.S. Olympians - coached by Dean Smith - played, beat the Allentown Jets

As a run-up to the '76 Olympics in Montreal, the U.S. team, coached by UNC coach Dean Smith, came to Bethlehem to take on the Allentown Jets, champions of the Eastern Basketball Association, which served as a minor league for the NBA. Smith was already well known to Lehigh Valley basketball fans after recruiting Catasauqua star Larry Miller in 1964. (Allentown Morning Call)

NBA Free Agency: The Tar Heel Round-Up

A dramatic increase in the NBA’s salary cap caused by the league’s new nine-year, $24 billion TV deal has made this free agency period one of the craziest of all time. As many as nine former UNC players have found themselves on the NBA free agent market this summer–some hoping to cash in big and others hoping they can cash in at all. (Chapelboro.com)

Iowa's in the middle of Harrison Barnes' whirlwind

You’re fresh off a long NBA season, you’re about to change teams and sign a contract for mind-boggling money, and you start practicing with the U.S. Olympic basketball team in less than two weeks. Where did you relax today? Harrison Barnes has chosen Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, where Tuesday he began the second of his basketball camps in Iowa this month. (The Gazette)

UNC’s Johnson, Duke’s Plumlee shine in NBA summer matchup

Tuesday, the first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Clippers, Brice Johnson, and undrafted free agent Marshall Plumlee, trying to make the New York Knicks roster, went head-to-head for the first time as pros in the Orlando Summer League. Johnson got the best of the duel, as expected, hitting for 23 points for the second straight game. (Wilmington Star News)

Q&A: Ty Lawson

Given how quickly things in the NBA can change and how challenging of a season it was for Ty Lawson, it’s easy to forget just how special he is as a player. SLAM caught up with Lawson last week in Los Angeles. The 28-year-old spoke openly about his preparation for next season, difficulty in adjusting in Houston, working past his alcohol rehabilitation and more. (SLAM Online)

Joel Berry posts tribute to ex-teammate Brice Johnson

Brice Johnson has been one of the biggest pieces for the North Carolina Tar Heels over the last few years, but he has taken his talents to the NBA and was the 25th overall selection by the Los Angeles Clippers. It seems like ex-teammate Joel Berry is going to miss having him on the court going into the 2016-17 season. (Campus Sports)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 104
Western Carolina: 61
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Upcoming Games:
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UNC vs. Wofford
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UNC vs. Ohio State
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Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
at Florida State72
Reynolds (Tulane) 16 pts; Angola (Florida State) 18 pts;
MD-E Shore40
at Virginia Tech93
Bacote (MD-E Shore) 12 pts; Alexander-Walker (Virginia Tech) 16 pts;
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ACC Basketball Standings
Boston College1-08-3
Florida State0-09-0
(11) North Carolina0-09-1
(10) Miami0-08-0
Virginia Tech0-08-1
(9) Notre Dame0-08-2
NC State0-08-2
(15) Virginia0-07-1
Wake Forest0-06-4
Georgia Tech0-04-4
(1) Duke0-111-1

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