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Stilman White Returns To UNC

Stilman White, who started at point guard for the University of North Carolina in a pair of NCAA regional games in 2012, is returning to school and the men's basketball team. White missed the last two seasons as he participated on a Mormon mission. White played in 34 games as a freshman in 2011-12 as a backup to Bob Cousy award winner Kendall Marshall. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Vince Carter 2013-2014 Season Dunk Mix

37-year-old Dallas Mavericks sixth-man Vince Carter may not be as good as he once was, but he's as good once as he ever was. Here's a compilation of his best dunks from the 2013-2014 NBA season. View Video...

Michael Jordan bio reveals darker side of icon

Michael Jordan seemingly could fly on the basketball court; he was “the archangel of the rims” who led North Carolina to an NCAA championship and the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles. His amiable “Be Like Mike” image has been enhanced through the years. And yet, Jordan had a darker side: He was an intense competitor who never forgot a slight and a lover of high stakes that would land him in financial hot water. (Tampa Tribune)

Spotlight on Ty Lawson: Denver's best player needs to get better

There was a lot to like about Ty Lawson's 2013-14 season. He had career-high averages in points (17.6) and assists (8.8) and made nearly 80 percent of his free-throw attempts. His value to the Nuggets as their best player, as the athlete who kept the team's offense humming, was never as clear as it was this season. Yet his season wasn't that simple. (Denver Post)

Harrison Barnes will sign autographs for free

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes promises to fill his offseason with staying in shape, playing video games and signing autographs. Barnes announced on his Facebook page on Friday that he is implementing an autograph policy that will allow his fans to get his signature, free of charge, in the offseason. (ESPN.com)

McAdoo, Hairston show off talents at NBA draft combine

The NBA held its annual pre-draft combine in Chicago this week, with 75 hopefuls participating. Among them were 10 ACC alums. From all reports, former UNC star P.J. Hairston, Duke’s Rodney Hood and Clemson’s K.J. McDaniels were among those who helped themselves with their performances. Here is the raw data: (Wilmington Star News)

James Michael McAdoo had no misgivings about turning pro

In the same week at the start of April, James Michael McAdoo became a married man and a working man. His friends wondered why all this change all of a sudden. "People said, 'Aw, you're rushing into everything!' but these are things I'd thought about for a long time." McAdoo, the former North Carolina center-forward, described Friday at the NBA Draft Combine. (The State)

Mormon mission accomplished, Stilman White ready to return to Tar Heels

Stilman White, who has missed the past two seasons while serving a Mormon mission, is enrolled in summer school at North Carolina and plans to return to the Tar Heels’ basketball team in the fall. An official announcement isn’t expected until coach Roy Williams returns to Chapel Hill from a Coaches vs. Cancer fund raiser in Las Vegas next week. (Wilmington Star News)

James Michael McAdoo has learned from his basketball family

Maybe you've heard of James Michael McAdoo, the 6-foot-9 forward who is entering the NBA draft after three seasons with the Tar Heels. More likely, you've heard of his family. McAdoo's parents, Ronnie and Janet, both played basketball at Old Dominion in the 1970s. And his father's second cousin is someone named Bob McAdoo, who happens to be one of the best players to ever play in the NBA. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Draft Combine Q&A: P.J. Hairston

What has the feedback been like from NBA teams regarding the off-the-court incidents? P.J. Hairston: "They just want to know what happened that day. And it's up to me to honest with them and straight-up with them and tell them. I feel like that I can do that now and I can look at it and it's in the past. Now I can sit back and talk about it in a closed setting and feel like I can let that out when I need to." (Inside Carolina)

Position battles: Centers

North Carolina: Kennedy Meeks versus Brice Johnson. Meeks is much more of a physical specimen. He can be immovable at times in the low post. Johnson has more finesse to his game. The two of them can play together, but they could take turns sharing the focal point in the middle. They have a chance to both average double figures and nearly seven or eight rebounds per game. (ESPN.com)

Report: Phil Jackson tells Knicks' Raymond Felton he will be traded

Knicks President Phil Jackson told point guard Raymond Felton during exit meetings last month that he will be traded during the offseason, a league source told SNY.tv. “Raymond has been told he will be moved this offseason,” the source said. The Felton news should not be that surprising considering his on-court performance and off-court antics this past season. (The Knicks Blog)

P.J. Hairston found an alternate way to get better

Former UNC star P.J. Hairston learned a lot during his three-month exile to the NBA's Development League. How to beat players off the dribble. How to defend with greater consistency. How to set an alarm clock. That last one proved to be an important job skill. "This is not easy --- you have to work your butt off," Hairston said of playing for the Texas Legends. (The State)

P.J. Hairston's measurements in at NBA combine

P.J. Hairston is at the NBA combine in Chicago, where each player's measurements were taken. Hairston had the widest hands of any shooting guard and was the heaviest shooting guard at the combine by two pounds. Everywhere else, he has good size, a solid wingspan and other measurements. Here's how he measured: (Greensboro News & Record)

Plaque seals Dean Smith's legacy at Topeka High

The timing was purely coincidental, yet it couldn’t have been any better. On the same week that the 60th anniversary of the landmark 1954 Brown v. Topeka Board of Education Supreme Court case was being commemorated, a plaque was dedicated Thursday at Topeka High School honoring one of its most distinguished graduates, former UNC basketball coach Dean Smith. (Topeka Capital-Journal)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 68
Boston College: 65
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UNC vs. Duke
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UNC vs. Miami
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ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina9-220-4
(7) Virginia9-320-4
(12) Miami8-319-4
(13) Louisville8-319-5
Notre Dame8-417-7
Florida State6-616-8
Virginia Tech5-713-12
Georgia Tech3-813-11
NC State2-912-12
Wake Forest1-1110-14
Boston College0-117-17

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