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One-on-one with Brice Johnson

Inside Carolina caught up with UNC senior Brice Johnson to discuss his summer progress as well as goals for the coming season. Johnson participated in the adidas Nations tournament this past weekend as a college counselor and spent his time playing alongside 40 of the top college players in the country. He averaged 8.0 points and 7.3 rebounds on 48.4 percent shooting in four games. (Inside Carolina)

Harrison Barnes on the Pitch

Warriors swingman Harrison Barnes recently got to spend some time on the pitch. With Manchester United taking on FC Barcelona in an international friendly last weekend in Santa Clara, Barnes had the chance to visit with both teams. Go behind the scenes with HB in the video below and learn more about his affinity for “the beautiful game.” (NBA.com)

Video: Rare Footage of Michael Jordan's Rookie Year

It's hard to imagine Michael Jordan as anything but dominant. There was a time, however, when people talked about the potential of a young M.J. rather than the legacy. In this video there are rare interviews and highlights that true basketball fans will drool over. It'll give you even more appreciation for the man, the myth, the legend that is His Airness. (Athlon Sports)

Jerry West Teaches Harrison Barnes New Moves in Workout Video

Technically NBA legend Jerry West isn’t a member of the Golden State Warriors coaching staff. That fact didn’t stop him from joining young wing player Harrison Barnes during an offseason workout though, and thanks to a really cool documentary channel on Youtbue we got a look inside that workout. (The Friendly Bounce)

Memorable Superdome moments, No. 3: Michael Jordan's winning jumper vs. Georgetown

With the Tar Heels trailing by one, Michael Jordan spotted up near the left corner and launched a 16-foot jumper that swished through the net with 15 seconds remaining to give UNC a 63-62 lead before a crowd of 61,612 at the Superdome. The outcome, however, was in doubt until the Hoyas' Fred Brown inadvertently passed the ball to James Worthy on the ensuing possession with seven seconds left. (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

J.P. Tokoto Plans To Sign Camp Deal With 76ers

J.P. Tokoto plans to sign a training camp deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, a league source tells RealGM. Tokoto and the 76ers are discussing terms, and the athletic forward has made clear he has no intention of signing overseas or in the D-League. Tokoto was the 58th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the 76ers out of North Carolina. (Real GM)

Report: J.P. Tokoto won’t sign with Philadelphia

J.P. Tokoto entered the NBA draft knowing he wasn’t a first-round pick. He just wanted to turn pro. But, even after the 76ers drafted him with the No. 58 pick, he won’t necessarily get an NBA contract. John Finger of CSN Philly: "An NBA source said Tokoto likely will not sign this year and will opt to play overseas or in the D-League." If Tokoto sticks for the league minimum, that’s probably more than he’d make overseas. (NBC Sports)

UNC Alumni vs. Kentucky Alumni Basketball Game Set

Tickets for the 2015 Kentucky Men’s Basketball Alumni Charity Game, which will be held Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. ET in Rupp Arena, will go on sale to the public on Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. ET. For the first time, a team of UK pros will face a team of UNC pros. The game will feature UK players either currently or formerly playing professionally against UNC players either currently or formerly playing professionally. (UK Athletics)

Summer Tar Heel Basketball Tidbits

With the start of the Fall 2015 semester at UNC only a few weeks away, it's a good time to take stock of some offseason news and notes on Tar Heel basketball. Carolina returns four of five starters from last year's Sweet 16 group. UNC also returns over 88 percent of its points (including its top four scorers), nearly 84 percent of its rebounds and nearly 75 percent of its assists from last season. (GoHeels.com)

Joel James, Paige Neuenfeldt Take Part In NCAA, ACC Leadership Meetings

Two Tar Heel student-athletes recently participated in leadership meetings at the conference and national levels. Paige Neuenfeldt, a rising senior on the UNC volleyball team, took part in the ACC Student-Athlete Advisory Council meeting July 10-11 in Charlotte. Joel James, a rising senior on the UNC basketball team, took part in the NCAA Division I SAAC Meeting July 15-17 in Indianapolis, Ind. (GoHeels.com)

Blazers waive Brendan Haywood after acquiring him from Cavs

On Monday, the Portland Trail Blazers acquired Brendan Haywood and his fully non-guaranteed $10.5 million contract from the Cavs along with Mike Miller and two second-round picks. They followed that up on Thursday by waiving Haywood, as expected. The team announced the move in a press release. Haywood was never going to stick with the Blazers. (NBC Sports)

UNC Sports Year in Review: No. 1-2

Heartbreak descended on Chapel Hill on Feb. 7, when legendary former basketball coach Dean Smith passed away at age 83. The UNC community shut down to honor the 36-year Tar Heel coach. Students gathered for a vigil in front of the Smith Center on the night of his passing. Fans steadily streamed into town to leave flowers or messages at the feet of his namesake stadium. (Carolina Blue)

Larry Brown denies wrongdoing in SMU academic case vs. the NCAA

Sources confirmed to CBSSports.com on Thursday a report from Yahoo Sports that states SMU's basketball program has met with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions regarding allegations the program violated NCAA rules under the current tenure of coach Larry Brown. "Larry is denying any wrongdoing," a source told CBSSports.com. SMU's in-person encounter with the NCAA happened in June. (CBS Sports)

UNC Sports Year in Review: No. 3-4

On Jan. 2, Gene Chizik accepted an offer to be UNC’s defensive coordinator. Chizik, a former national championship-winning head coach at Auburn, is one of the sharpest defensive minds in college football. His hire was one of the most prominent in the nation this offseason. Adding Chizik to the football staff marks UNC’s longest step into big-time college football since the hiring of Butch Davis. (Carolina Blue)

Throwback Thursday: Michael Jordan's Top 23 Dunks at UNC

Michael Jordan spent a lot of time in the air during his time at North Carolina. His Airness had many highlight-worthy dunks in the tar heel blue, and it's always a good idea to relive them once in a while. Jordan had high-flying alley-oops, reverses, and two-handed slams that took place during his early years. Jordan's best 23 college dunks are pretty difficult to narrow down. (Athlon Sports)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 85
Syracuse: 68
Mon, Jan 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Boston College
Sat, Jan 21, 12:00 ET ACCN Tickets

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

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

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina5-117-3
(10) Florida State5-117-2
(15) Notre Dame5-116-3
(12) Louisville4-216-3
(16) Virginia4-214-3
Virginia Tech3-314-4
Georgia Tech3-311-7
(18) Duke2-314-4
NC State2-413-6
Wake Forest2-411-7
Boston College2-49-10

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