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Damien Price Named Basketball Coach at Morehead High School

Former UNC basketball player Damien Price was named the new Morehead head basketball coach last week. Price, 34, turned down scholarship opportunities back in his playing days in order to walk-on at UNC. He made the JV team his freshman season and then was moved up to the Tar Heels varsity roster for his final three years before graduating in 2004. (Rockingham Now)

Chansky’s Notebook: Waiting Days For Tony Bradley

Tony Bradley is squarely on the draft bubble. Heading into the NBA draft Thursday night, mock draft boards appear everywhere. There are a few consistencies involving UNC and ACC players, but Tony Bradley’s fate is not among them. The big difference being selected in the first round, among the top 30 picks; those kids get guaranteed contracts with the teams that draft them. (Chapelboro.com)

2017 Group Hopes To Join List Of Tar Heel Draftees

Justin Jackson, Tony Bradley, Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks and Nate Britt all have worked out for various NBA teams during the pre-draft process since winning the national title. Jackson and Bradley are projected as a possible picks in the mid-first round in some mock drafts, while forwards Hicks and Meeks and guard Britt hope to hear their names called as well. (GoHeels.com)

Video: K.J. Smith Highlights from National Prep Invitational

Point guard K.J. Smith, son of Kenny Smith has accepted a walk-on position with the Tar Heels after transferring from Pacific University following his freshman season. Here are some highlights from his high school days. View Video...

K.J. Smith, Son of Kenny Smith, Joining UNC Basketball Team

K.J. Smith has been waiting on the news he received Monday for quite sometime. That's why he didn't talk about it to almost anyone. Jinxing an opportunity to play at the school his mother graduated from, and his father starred at 30 years ago, just wasn't worth it. Now, after receiving an admission letter from UNC, the Thousand Oaks, Calif. native is heading east to become a Tar Heel Basketball walk-on. (Inside Carolina)

Harrison Barnes’ ‘incredible year’ has carried over to summer training, Dirk Nowitzki says

After producing a career-best season during his first campaign with the Dallas Mavericks, versatile forward Harrison Barnes has continued to patent his game this summer. Seeing Dirk Nowitzki miss 25 of the first 30 games this season, Barnes assumed the bulk of the scoring responsibilities in his absence while averaging a career-high 19.2 points per game. (Dallas Mavericks)

Video: UNC's First-Round NBA Draft Picks The Last 5 Years

UNC basketball has boasted some of the best players in NBA history. North Carolina has placed seven players in the NBA draft first round during the last five years. Justin Jackson and Tony Bradley aspire to be the next Tar Heels selected in the first round on Thursday night. View Video...

One-on-one with Justin Jackson

In a draft prospect interview series at NBPA headquarters in New York City, Justin Jackson discussed recently proposing to his high school sweetheart, reflecting on the national championship, becoming an NBA professional, assisting people with special needs inspired by his sister, leaning on faith as an important aspect of his life, thinking ahead to draft night and more. (NBPA)

Why Roy Williams is one of the best college coaches ever

College players aren’t evaluated like the pros, given the wider range of competitive levels among leagues and shorter career spans overall. Instead, in a game where the enduring personalities stalk the sidelines, it’s coaches that rate the comparisons. And it’s there, on the heels of his third NCAA title, that Roy Williams emerged this spring as one of the best ever in his profession. (Charlotte Observer)

Four Corners: NBA Draft Night Approaching

Thursday will be a big night for several Tar Heels, as the NBA holds its annual player selection draft in Brooklyn, N.Y. Forwards Justin Jackson, Tony Bradley, Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks and guard Nate Britt all have worked out for various NBA teams in the 10 weeks since winning the 2017 NCAA championship. Here's more of the latest news from the world of UNC basketball. (GoHeels.com)

UNC players in 2017 NBA Mock Drafts

The NBA Draft is Thursday. North Carolina technically has five players (Justin Jackson, Tony Bradley, Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks, and Nate Britt) available to be drafted. Two Tar Heels definitely will get picked, and a third or fourth might get selected. Hicks was in two of the nine mock drafts we looked at. (Carolina Blue)

Wayne Ellington: Pops

“Go to work.” That was the message my dad would always text me before games. Of course, that was never a problem for me because I always went a little bit harder knowing he was probably watching me. My dad had two daughters that he loved very much, but I was his only boy. My mom and I have always been close, but my relationship with my father was special. (The Players' Tribune)

Larry Brown Named Head Coach of USA East Coast Team for 2017 Tour to Spain

Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown was announced Monday as the head coach of USA East Coast for their 2017 tour of Spain. Brown, 76, will be returning to the bench for the first time since resigning from SMU last July. He coached the Mustangs to a 94-39 record over four seasons. USA East Coast is an international traveling team comprised of current college players. (Bleacher Report)

Transfer challenge over, Cameron Johnson adds three-point game to UNC’s arsenal

Cameron Johnson’s best attribute—and coincidentally, UNC’s biggest weakness—is his three-point shooting. Johnson buried 42% of his 188 three-point tries last season, flashing extensive range and a quick release. Adept at moving off the ball and more than capable as a spot-up shooter, Johnson’s shooting should be a welcome addition for the Tar Heels. (Sports Illustrated)

NBA draft next step in Justin Jackson's year to remember

Justin Jackson's decision to return to UNC for his junior year paid off when he and the Tar Heels won the NCAA Championship in April. Jackson had gone from a home-schooled star in Houston to the ACC Player of the Year. Weeks later, he proposed to his girlfriend Brooke Copeland. By June, he had realistic hopes that he will be chosen in the NBA Draft lottery. (Houston Chronicle)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

UNC vs. Portland
Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23


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