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Brice Johnson goes No. 25 to the Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers have selected former UNC forward Brice Johnson with the No. 25 overall in the 2016 NBA Draft. Johnson is a 6-10, 230-pound prospect. He enters the NBA as one of the better rebounders and interior scorers in college basketball last season. Incredibly athletic and an elite leaper, Johnson can knock down the mid-range jumper and score from anywhere in the paint. (Carolina Blue)

Chansky’s Notebook: A Second Ty Lawson?

Seventh Woods sounds like the second coming. With all the hoopla over Duke’s next big recruiting class for the coming season, a UNC signee who may be better than all of them has gotten lost in the royal blue publicity. His name is Seventh Woods, a 6-1 point guard from Columbia, South Carolina, who Roy Williams compares, and not lightly, to Ty Lawson. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Brice Johnson plays a little pre-draft word association

In preview of the draft, the 6-10 former Tar Heel plays a little game of word association. It's worth a watch, just to see what he says about Duke. (Carolina Blue)

Hubert Davis: ‘Marcus Paige is an NBA player’

“Marcus Paige is an NBA player,” Tar Heel assistant Hubert Davis said. “He’s a pro. It would be a mistake if nobody picks him tonight. If nobody does, somebody is going to pick him up right after the draft.” Davis envisions Paige enjoying a long career. “Marcus is going to have a 10-plus year career because, one, he can play." (ACC Sports Journal)

Day of the draft: Brice Johnson in final 2016 NBA Mock Drafts

The 2016 NBA Draft is tonight. By late Thursday night 60 prospects will have their dreams come true when their name is announced. Former North Carolina seniors Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige are the two Tar Heels who could be drafted. Johnson is projected to go late in the first round to early in the second. Paige will be picked late in the second round or go undrafted. (Carolina Blue)

Brice Johnson: From Orangeburg, all the way to the NBA

Most mock drafts have Brice Johnson, a former Edisto standout, going in the mid-to-late first round. He’s looking to become the first South Carolina-born player to be drafted since the Detroit Pistons picked Porter-Gaud’s Khris Middleton in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft. Currently, there are only four players born in South Carolina on NBA rosters. (The State)

Conversation with Former Tar Heel Kendall Marshall

Seven years after he took home the camp’s MVP trophy, Kendall Marshall returned to the NBPA Top 100 Camp – as a coach. The record-breaking UNC floor general, who is preparing for his fifth season in the NBA, took a break from his offseason training at UNC to participate in the camp’s coaching program. Marshall’s ties to Chapel Hill remain as strong as ever. (Inside Carolina)

Final Look at the NBA Mock Drafts

Brice Johnson's position in the various mock drafts has been all over the map but appears to be settling into the mid-to-late 20s. Three mock drafts including Draft Express and ESPN having him going to the Clippers. The highest position among these predictions in Charlotte at 22nd. The biggest damper on Johnson's stock is his age. (Tar Heel Blog)

Cam Newton, Steph Curry, UNC basketball up for ESPY Awards

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry and the North Carolina Tar Heels came up short in their respective championship games last season, but the quarterback, the point guard, and the UNC men’s basketball team can all win ESPYs. ESPN released the list of nominations for the 2016 ESPY awards. (Charlotte Observer)

Q&A with Marvin Williams

This past season, Marvin Williams averaged 11.7 points and 6.4 rebounds to help the Charlotte Hornets make the playoffs. DTH staff writer John Bauman spoke to Williams about why he comes back to Chapel Hill during the summer, how the NBA has changed, and on how much he watched UNC this past season. (Daily Tar Heel)

Finding Value in the 2016 NBA Draft: Brice Johnson Might Be the Biggest Steal on Draft Night

As we inch even closer now to the 2016 NBA Draft, we'll be hearing more and more about guys rising and falling on team draft boards. Brice Johnson is one one of those players. But, he's still not getting enough credit for such an impressive college career at Chapel Hill. According to DraftExpress, Johnson is the 30th-best prospect in the draft, and they have him slated as the 31st overall pick in their latest mock draft. (numberFire)

Two Tales For Two Tar Heels

On Thursday night, college basketball stars and NBA hopefuls will gather in New York in hopes of hearing the their names called at the 2016 NBA Draft. Unsurprisingly, among these hopefuls are Carolina’s Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, the dynamic duo that led the Tar Heels to the NCAA National Championship game. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Five players from in-state ACC schools with NBA draft potential

Brice Johnson, who raised his draft stock by averaging 17.0 points and 10.4 rebounds as a UNC senior, is expected to go in the bottom half of the first round or early in the second round. Marcus Paige is a possible second-round pick, with DraftExpress.com ranking him as the No. 64 prospect and CBS Sports putting him at No. 63. (Fayetteville Observer)

Ames native Harrison Barnes in store for life-changing offseason

Ames native Harrison Barnes will spend the summer reflecting on a hectic season, working on a new (and likely massive) contract and spending time back in his home state. It’ll be a busy few months for the Golden State Warriors star, who will find time to visit Iowa even in the midst of what should be a profitable and busy offseason. (Des Moines Register)

Brice Johnson Is Coming To The NBA To Block Shots And Hurt Feelings

Brice Johnson is the quiet, unassuming type whose demeanor presents a complex duality. Johnson burns with passion on the court, but he isn’t outwardly emotional off the floor. Johnson spoke with Dime Magazine as he prepares for the draft, discussing everything from not starting as a freshman in high school to his love of blocking shots. (Uproxx)

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