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Vince Carter makes it a priority to come back to Daytona Beach to host basketball camp

Vince Carter has transformed the landscape of basketball in Central Florida, single handedly put Volusia County on the college recruiting radar and is one to never forget his roots. Now two decades after winning a state title with the Mainland Buccaneers he continues a journey home every year to teach youngsters life lessons through the game he loves. “I enjoy teaching," Carter said. (Bay News 9)

Playground legend: Antawn Jamison helps rebuilding effort after Katrina

The host city of the 2008 NBA All-Star Game held deep meaning for Antawn Jamison. The veteran power forward, then an All-Star for the second time for the Wizards, had made regular trips to New Orleans from Shreveport, La., where he lived until his family moved to Charlotte when he was 13. (Sports Illustrated)

Video: Brice Johnson 2015 adidas Nations Interview

An interview with North Carolina forward Brice Johnson at the 2015 adidas Nations in Los Angeles. (Draft Express)

Former UNC guard Jeff McInnis receives national recognition as a youth coach

The accolades recently bestowed upon Jeff McInnis were not cause for celebration. At least for McInnis. "The honor is good but I'm not doing this for awards," said McInnis. "This is about helping kids here in Charlotte." After some convincing, McInnis acknowledged that he was named Under Armour 17U national coach of the year, and the IndiHoops national coach of the year. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Photos: UNC basketball preseason conditioning workout

On Tuesday, the UNC basketball team took part in the 12-minute run. J.D Lyon, UNC basketball's official photographer, was there to capture some images of the team working out and posted the photos to his instagram account @TarHeelPhoto. The 12:00 minute run is a cardiovascular fitness test where the subject runs as fast a possible for 12 minutes. Distance covered is measured. (Carolina Blue)

Lucas: Church Knows Tar Heel Passion

Eric Church is still mad about 1987. That’s all you really need to know about his level of dedication to Carolina basketball. He’s toured around the world, he’s won the Academy of Country Music award for album of the year, and he’s had six number-one singles. And he’s still ticked about 1987. That’s when Syracuse ended the Tar Heels' season in the regional final, one game short of the Final Four. (GoHeels.com)

Ohio college football coach, inspired by Dean Smith, holds team practice at local prison

Rob Keys has always been eager to try cutting-edge concepts. The University of Findlay football coach’s latest idea might just be the most eye-opening experience yet. On Sunday, the Oilers held a full-on two-hour practice to an audience of a few hundred inmates in the prison yard at the Marion Correctional Institute in Marion. The idea first came to Keys after UNC men’s basketball coaching legend Dean Smith died in February. (The Courier)

Chauncey Billups Had An Evil Way Of Getting Rasheed Wallace Motivated During Games

The Dan Le Batard Show on ESPN Radio recently posted an episode compiling some of their best clips and quotes, and, right at the top of the show (immediately after a hilarious clip from John Amaechi about eating an entire cheesecake), they drop a priceless anecdote from Chauncey Billups about his playing days with everyone’s favorite former player/coach/court jester: Rasheed Wallace. (Uproxx)

Jeff McInnis caps ‘career year’ at Elite 24

Jeff McInnis, who won a state title at West Charlotte, was all-ACC at UNC, and played more than a decade in the NBA -- has had quite a season, post-retirement. This summer, McInnis was named Under Armour 17U national coach of the year and IndiHoops national coach of the year, mainly for taking his Team Charlotte 17U group to the Under Armour national championship. (Charlotte Observer)

Report: Ty Lawson Making Progress

Lawson received two D.U.I’s in the span of six months earlier this year– one being in Denver, the other in L.A. According to TMZ, just a few days ago Lawson attended a hearing for his case in Denver, in which the judge wrote that Lawson is making “excellent progress.” The hearing for the case in L.A. is scheduled for next week. After that the NBA will then determine Lawson’s punishment, which is likely to include a multi-game suspension. (Space City Scoop)

Jordan says 'it was never about the money' after $8.9M jury award

A delighted Michael Jordan said "it was never about the money" Friday night after a federal jury ordered the owners of the defunct supermarket chain Dominick's to pay him $8.9 million for using his identity without permission in an advertisement. (Chicago Tribune)

Michael Jordan to donate $8.9 million awarded by jury

Michael Jordan is still king of the court. A jury awarded the basketball superstar $8.9 million in a lawsuit Jordan filed against a grocery store he said used his likeness without permission. The suit was filed against Safeway and alleged that one of its now defunct stores, Dominick's Finer Foods, published an ad featuring his likeness without his permission. (CNN.com)

Marcus Paige, UNC teammates raise competition in on-campus pickup games (with video)

The courts at Ram Village, near the Smith Center, and near the Cobb Residence Hall, at another end of campus, are among UNC's most popular for pickup basketball games. Eventually Marcus Paige and his teammates decided on the courts near Cobb, and Paige sent out another tweet announcing it. By 6 p.m. Paige, Nate Britt, Joel Berry and Justin Jackson were there. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Audio: Lennie Rosenbluth Remembers Danny Lotz

Lennie Rosenbluth was a teammate of Lotz on the ’57 championship team. He tells WCHL’s Blake Hodge that he had just recently spoken with Lotz while planning a team reunion. (Chapelboro.com)

Lucas: Lotz Played Role On Legendary Team

Danny Lotz, who died Wednesday at the age of 78, loved to joke about his role on the 1957 Carolina national championship team. At 6-foot-7, Lotz provided valuable size for a team that was depth-shy in the post. But he also knew head coach Frank McGuire preferred to use primarily his five starters—Lennie Rosenbluth, Joe Quigg, Tom Kearns, Bob Cunningham and Pete Brennan. (GoHeels.com)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 90
Boston College: 82
Sat, Jan 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26, 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28, 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Tue, Jan 31, 7:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Scoreboard
#9 UNC90
at Boston College82
Meeks (UNC) 20 pts; Bowman (Boston College) 33 pts;
#12 Louisville68
at #10 FSU73
Mathiang (Louisville) 13 pts; Isaac (FSU) 16 pts;
at #15 Notre Dame84
Lydon (Syracuse) 24 pts; Beachem (Notre Dame) 30 pts;
Georgia Tech49
at #16 UVA62
Stephens (Georgia Tech) 6 pts; Shayok (UVA) 19 pts;
at #18 Duke70
Brown (Miami) 15 pts; Jefferson (Duke) 5 pts;
Wake Forest93
at NC State88
Collins (Wake Forest) 21 pts; Smith Jr. (NC State) 15 pts;
Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina6-118-3
(10) Florida State6-118-2
(15) Notre Dame6-117-3
(16) Virginia5-215-3
(12) Louisville4-316-4
Virginia Tech3-314-4
(18) Duke3-315-4
Wake Forest3-412-7
Georgia Tech3-411-8
Boston College2-59-11
NC State2-513-7

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