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Valuing Vince: What is Carter’s Future with the Memphis Grizzlies?

For the 39 year old Vince Carter, though? Father Time is probably knocking at the door. It is hard to envision a scenario under which this isn’t Vince Carter’s last NBA season. He has had health issues himself in recent years, and he clearly is not even the player who was a Sixth Man of the Year candidate in Dallas for the Mavericks, much less the high-flying Vinsanity of yesteryear. (Grizzly Bear Blues)

Is a freshman superstar all that UNC basketball is missing?

UNC has a few exciting freshmen who will probably become very good Tar Heels in the next two or three years. There’s the growing sense that Roy Williams’ solid yet not spectacular recruiting has begun to hold UNC back from contending for championships every year. Is the lack of impact freshman really what’s keeping the Tar Heels out of title contention year after year? (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC basketball freshman preview: Seventh Woods

Basketball is still 96 days away to be exact, and there are some fresh faces in the UNC program that everyone should get to know. So we thought we’d familiarize everyone with the three newest players to the Tar Heel family. This week we introduce someone who may not need an introduction at all: Freshman shooting guard, Seventh Woods. (Tar Heel Blog)

Recounting UNC’s Olympic gold medal history

North Carolina has had plenty of sporting success over the years. In addition to the many teams that have won national championships, UNC has sent dozens of athletes to the Olympics. Several of them have came away with gold medals. In all, Tar Heel athletes have won 35 gold medals. In 2016, 17 former UNC athletes have a chance to add to that total. (Tar Heel Blog)

Lucas: Roy Williams Remembers 2004 Olympics

Roy Williams was an assistant coach for the United States at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. Williams has great memories of the trip and still uses aspects of the Olympic experience in his own coaching career. Adam Lucas spoke recently with Williams about the 2004 Olympics and Harrison Barnes' upcoming bid to win a gold medal in Rio. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Rasheed Wallace brings truckloads of water to Flint

Former Detroit Pistons star Rasheed Wallace hasn't forgotten about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Wallace, along with some other basketball friends, filled up trucks with water bottles and drove them to Flint. 'Sheed' has been sending help to Flint since the start of the crisis, and ESPN's Rachel Nichols documented some of the efforts underway. (Click On Detroit)

Did Michael Jordan really say “Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too”?

Michael Jordan established his reputation for staying silent on social issues decades ago when he chose not to endorse black North Carolina Democrat Harvey Gantt in his 1990 Senate race against Jesse Helms. Legend has it that the Nike pitchman justified his lack of activism with the now infamous line, “Republicans buy shoes, too.” It’s unclear, though, whether he actually said the line. (Slate)

UNC Basketball Summer Checklist: Kenny Williams

Kenny Williams was a late addition to the Tar Heels’ 2015 recruiting class, having originally committed to VCU, and saw the court sparingly during his freshman season. However, like many freshmen, Williams did just enough at the end of the year to leave fans irrationally optimistic (although I believe it may actually be justified) about his future. (Tar Heel Blog)

Harrison Barnes crosses Olympic dream off bucket list

There have been two big goals on Harrison Barnes’ bucket list: Win an NBA championship and play in the Olympics. Barnes won his NBA title during the 2015-16 season. This month, he’ll compete for the Team USA men’s basketball team at the Rio Games. “To be able to cross both those off at the age of 24 is impressive but we still have to go out and win gold,” Barnes said. (Des Moines Register)

Seventeen Tar Heels to represent four countries in Rio

Beginning this week, the rest of the sports world will stop for nearly a month as more than 10,000 athletes from the around the world travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to compete for gold in the Summer Olympic Games. And 17 of those elite athletes are Tar Heels. (UNC.edu)

Harrison Barnes relishing opportunity at Olympics, unites with former teammate to chase gold medal

Tuesday morning, new Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes will load onto a private plane with Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and the rest of the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team. Destination: gold or bust. Yes, the plane will head to Rio de Janeiro, where the Olympics officially open Friday. (Dallas Morning News)

Kennedy Meeks is ready to break out

Kennedy Meeks has been a steady and consistent post player during one of the most important stretches in UNC basketball history. He has been the consummate "professional", doing whatever he could to help the team. And he has done it while being dealing with injuries for almost half of the time. The man is a competitor. (Tar Heel Blog)

Paige, Egbuna, Coleman Named to NABC Honors Court

UNC basketball players Marcus Paige, Toby Egbuna and Justin Coleman have all earned spots on the 2015-16 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, recognizing their academic achievement. The NABC Honors Court recognizes men’s basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. (GoHeels.com)

Al Wood: Former Tar Heel still shooting straight

Al Wood turned 58 in June, but he’s still shooting straight. A recovering alcoholic (sober for 28 years) and now a minister, Wood was in Salisbury on Tuesday, lending a passionate voice to the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission’s Talk it Out program. Wood is an authority on the negative impact of drinking. (Salisbury Post)

Enough with the “who will replace Roy Williams” talk at UNC

I see it all the time, writers and fans alike who spout phrases such as “who will replace Roy Williams?” Or, “if Roy Williams returns...” Now, I am not sure if this is just used as click-bait or just fun fan banter to create what ifs and other woulda coulda shouldas, but we need to bring an end to this. (Tar Heel Blog)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 74
Villanova: 77
Mon, Apr 4 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, TBD

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, TBD

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(3) North Carolina14-433-7
(4) Virginia13-529-8
(10) Miami13-527-8
(16) Louisville12-623-8
Notre Dame11-724-11
(19) Duke11-725-11
Virginia Tech10-820-15
Clemson10-817-14
Pittsburgh9-921-12
Syracuse9-923-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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