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Danny Green returns to UNC to teach hoops, humility to young campers

Life's changed drastically for former University of North Carolina forward Danny Green in the six years since playing his last game on the hallowed grounds of the Dean E. Smith Center. His humble nature has not. "I still feel like I'm not worthy of holding a camp here yet," said Green who has won an NBA Finals, an NCAA Championship and was named a McDonald’s High School All American. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Ty Lawson headed to Malibu rehab center after second DUI arrest in 2015

Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been ordered to submit to continuous alcohol monitoring, a Denver judge said Friday, and will be going to an alcohol rehab program. Lawson's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, said in court Lawson on Saturday will enter a 30-day intensive residential program that will "ensure his sobriety." (Denver Post)

Marrow donor drive draws young, old, UNC legend

Parents and their children, law enforcement officers, others in the judicial system and a University of North Carolina basketball legend lined up Friday to proffer a DNA swab and join the bone marrow donor registry, all inspired by the fight of Superior Court Judge Carl Fox. Phil Ford, who played point guard at UNC before a nine-year career in the NBA, was on hand to support his friend Fox. (WRAL.com)

Sources: Lakers among teams interested in Nuggets' Ty Lawson

Despite a second DUI arrest in the last six months, embattled Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson is generating interest on the trade market, NBA sources told SI.com. Houston, Detroit and the L.A. Lakers are among the teams that have expressed interest in Lawson recently, and there remains a strong possibility the Nuggets could unload Lawson before training camp. (Sports Illustrated)

Michael Jordan to be inducted into FIBA Hall of Fame

Michael Jordan, who won two Olympic gold medals, will be inducted in the FIBA Hall of Fame. Basketball's governing body announced Friday that Jordan will be part of class of nine players who will be enshrined Sept. 19. The six-time NBA champion won gold with the U.S. in 1984 at Los Angeles, then starred on the famed Dream Team in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain. (Yahoo! Sports)

Triangle area talents making impact in NBA summer leagues

J.P. Tokoto surprised many by leaving UNC after his junior season. Tokoto was a late second round pick, with his most obvious transferable skill being his elite athleticism. Second-round picks aren’t guaranteed contracts, and it will be important for Tokoto to showcase his defensive prowess if he hopes to make the 76ers roster. So far he is still struggling on the offensive end. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Old Footage of Michael Jordan Dominating a Pickup Game in 1986

Michael Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984, but decided to return to campus to finish his degree and play in a few pickup games. His Airness was in prime form, seen here in 1986, and it showed. Of course Jordan couldn't visit anywhere without playing a little basketball. I'm sure there were a few tears from the opposing team when he yelled, "I got next." (Athlon Sports)

Know Your Opponent: 2015-16 Basketball Non-Conference (Part Two)

Maryland had no problems adjusting to life in the Big Ten, as Mark Turgeon's Terps won 28 games and finished two games clear of the pack in second place behind national finalist Wisconsin. Second-leading scorer Dez Wells is gone, but Melo Tremble and Jake Layman return after both considered a jump to the NBA. Maryland will have another familiar face in Duke transfer Rasheed Sulaimon. (GoHeels.com)

Year after dad’s murder, Ellington’s larger reason to join Nets

Wayne Ellington had arguably the most successful season of his six-year NBA career last season with the Lakers, averaging 10 points per game and shooting 37 percent from the field. But while Ellington was re-establishing himself as an NBA player in Los Angeles, he also was dealing with the aftermath of the November murder of his father in Philadelphia. (New York Post)

Basket from Michael Jordan's '98 winner vs. Jazz up for auction

Heritage Auctions is auctioning off the basket, backboard, and stanchion used at the east end of EnergySolutions Arena (then the Delta Center) during Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals. Yes, this is the basket on which Michael Jordan converted the game-winner to lift the Chicago Bulls over the Utah Jazz for their sixth championship. It was also Jordan's final shot with the Bulls. (Yahoo! Sports)

Top 5 UNC wings in the Roy Era: No. 1

Despite the controversy surrounding Rashad McCants' post UNC career and his allegations against the university, its hard to refute the shooting guard's greatness while a player in Chapel Hill. An exciting and powerful guard, McCants was deadly from deep but also had the quickness and strength to take the ball to the hoop and score through contact. (Carolina Blue)

J.P. Tokoto expects limited role

J. P. Tokoto is far from delusional when it comes to playing for the Philadelphia 76ers. “I know what it is,” the rookie said of his role. “I’m a realist. I know what it is coming into it. Right now, the 58th overall pick out of North Carolina is more of an athlete than a polished basketball player. He’ll make one spectacular dunk in transition while struggling to shoot the ball. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Video: J.P. Tokoto Pulls Off the Acrobatic Alley-Oop

J.P. Tokoto pulls off the insane high-flying alley-oop for the Philadelphia 76'ers during NBA Summer League play against the Brooklyn Nets. View Video...

Defensive-oriented John Henson's star is rising with Bucks

John Henson is in line for an expanded role this season, playing behind Greg Monroe but also next to him in certain lineups if Bucks coach Jason Kidd decides to pair the 6-foot-11 duo. "We think John is a great complement to Greg with his defensive ability and his ability as a premier shot-blocker in the league," Bucks general manager John Hammond said. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Know Your Opponent: 2015-16 Basketball Non-Conference (Part One)

Carolina kicks of the 2015-16 season in Annapolis, Maryland, for the Veterans Classic, where the Tar Heels will face Fran Dunphy's Temple Owls. Temple has won at least 20 games in seven of Dunphy's nine seasons since moving across town from Penn. The Owls were a top-20 defense last season according to KenPom.com and they lost just two key contributors. (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

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Scoreboard
Virginia Tech0
at Clemson0
Sunday 6:30 PM
LeDay 16.3 ppg, 1.4 apg; Blossomgame 17.9 ppg, 1.6 apg;
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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