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Walk-On Shea Rush Earns UNC Basketball Scholarship

Shea Rush is now on scholarship. The sophomore from Fairway, Kansas received the news from UNC coach Roy Williams on Monday, Rush's former coach at Kansas City (Kan.) Barstow, Billy Thomas, confirmed to Inside Carolina. Thomas, who played for Williams at Kansas, said the news "made his day." "It's a big-time personal achievement for him." (Inside Carolina)

J.P. Tokoto heads to Australia to join Perth Wildcats

The Perth Wildcats have signed former North Carolina Tar Heel, J.P. Tokoto, sources told foxsports.com.au. The acquisition of Tokoto, who most recently played for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in the NBA G-League, sees him act as a replacement for Devondrick Walker, who broke his foot at a Wildcats practice in August. Tokoto has already arrived in Perth. (FOX Sports)

Kendall Marshall, USA Take FIBA AmeriCup Title

The United States won the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup on Sunday. Featuring former Tar Heels Kendall Marshall and Larry Drew II, the Americans defeated Argentina 81-76 to claim the title. Marshall put up 3.6 points during the tournament and shot 37.5 percent from the field. A two-year player at UNC, Marshall added 4.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game. (Inside Carolina)

Michael Jordan Named UNC Honorary Captain vs. Louisville

Michael Jordan will return to UNC on Saturday to serve as the football team's honorary captain against Louisville. The Tar Heels also plan to honor the 2017 men's basketball national championship team. Players and coaches will receive their championship rings at halftime. Jordan last visited UNC in March to announce UNC Football's partnership with Jordan Brand. (Sports Illustrated)

Harrison Barnes on His First Extended Offseason: It Was a Wake-Up Call

Part of Harrison Barnes' extended offseason included honeymooning in Italy and meeting European fans on a jaunt with NBA Spain, then making his way to the hamlet of Montauk, New York, for a Fitbit product launch. You wouldn’t blame the long-running brand ambassador if he pulled the usual “pose for pics and skate out the door” move. But Barnes put in work. (Complex)

Former UNC assistant Doug Wojcik joins Jeff Lebo's ECU basketball coaching staff

Doug Wojcik has been named assistant men's basketball coach at ECU, head coach Jeff Lebo announced Friday. Wojcik spent three years as an assistant coach at North Carolina from 2000 to 2003. The Tar Heels were ranked No. 1 during his first season on the bench. He assisted UNC in landing recruiting classes ranked second in the nation in 2001 and 2002. (Live 5 News)

Vince Carter makes appearance on WWE

With a less than a month to go before the official start of training camp, newly-acquired Sacramento Kings guard Vince Carter decided to be part of one of professional wrestling’s rising forces. It’s no secret that Vinsanity is a WWE fan, and when he received an invitation to join Titus O’Neil’s own brand known as “Titus Worldwide”, he took full advantage of it. (Clutch Points)

James Michael McAdoo has a "whirlwind" of a summer

On June 12, James Michael McAdoo celebrated with the Golden State Warriors as they won their second NBA championship in three seasons. A week later, McAdoo was in Kenya, visiting an impoverished area to share his basketball skills and Christian faith with nearly 200 children. And finally this week, McAdoo signed with the Philadelphia 76ers. (Virginian-Pilot)

Vince Carter Joins WWE’s ‘Titus Worldwide’

Before he dons the purple and black for Sacramento this season, Kings forward Vince Carter has expanded his network off the court to include one of the up-and-coming forces in professional wrestling. WWE superstar Titus O’Neil has created his own brand known as Titus Worldwide. Carter shares the same fraternity brotherhood with O’Neil (Omega Psi Phi). (Sacramento Kings)

Trailer for Vince Carter documentary released

The Carter Effect is a brand new documentary about Vince Carter that examines Carter’s impact in Canada on the growth of basketball and pop-culture. The documentary will premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and is UNINTERRUPTED’s second documentary directed by Sean Menard. (Raptors Rapture)

Former UNC basketball star David Noel to coach his high school alma mater, Southern Durham

David Noel is coming home. The former UNC standout will take the reins of his high school alma mater, Southern Durham, as the boys basketball coach this winter. Noel was a football and basketball star for the Spartans before playing for the Tar Heels where he played a key role on the 2005 national championship team and was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2006. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Lucas: Frederick Enjoying Coaching Role

Brad Frederick picked a good time to go back on the recruiting trail. After four seasons as UNC's director of operations, Frederick moved into an assistant coaching role this spring when C.B. McGrath accepted the head coaching job at UNCW. That meant Frederick was back in high school gyms as a member of the newly minted national championship coaching staff. (GoHeels.com)

Report: Justin Jackson, De’Aaron Fox to play in Hurricane Harvey benefit game

Hurricane Harvey dropped nearly 52 inches of rain in the Houston area. Now there’s word that a charity basketball game featuring NBA stars will happen in September and former UNC standout Justin Jackson will participate. ABC 10’s Sean Cunningham out of Sacramento reports that Jackson and Kings’ teammate De’Aaron Fox will participate in the game. (Keeping It Heel)

Tar Heel TuneIn Channel Launches

Tar Heel fans can listen to TuneIn for free, live streaming and on-demand audio broadcasts this season as UNC Athletics announced a multi-year partnership with the world's leading audio network on Wednesday. TuneIn will air live football and men's basketball games, as well as pre-game and post-game broadcasts, podcasts, coaches' shows and game replays. (GoHeels.com)

Summer of Theo Pinson

Theo Pinson had more reasons than ever to sport a grin throughout this summer. After all, he’s several months removed from becoming a national champion and he’s fully healthy. “The way my career has gone, it feels great to go through a summer healthy instead of rehab,” said Pinson, who has missed 33 games over his first three UNC seasons due to injury. (Inside Carolina)

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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. Barton College
Fri, Oct 27, 7:30 ET ACCNE

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, 7:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD ACCN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(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
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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