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Sterling Manley’s Perseverance Through Adversity

During his second grueling stint of rehab, Sterling Manley’s inability to play basketball helped to remind him why he was drawn to the hardwood so many years before. "When I got the injuries, I realized how much I loved the game. How many doors have opened up for me. And it just made me want to push even harder to accomplish dreams of playing at a nice D-I school." (Inside Carolina)

Sacramento Kings Vote Vince Carter for Backbone Award

Vince Carter, the 20-year NBA veteran and future Hall of Famer, contributed in ways that numbers can’t show in his first season in Sacramento. On Wednesday, as part of the National Basketball Players Association Players' Voice Awards, Carter was awarded the Backbone Award, given to the player that best represents “[the] heart and soul of their team." (Sacramento Kings)

UNC Basketball to Play in Bahamas Exhibitions

North Carolina’s basketball team will take a preseason trip to the Bahamas to play a pair of exhibition games on Aug. 17-18, a team spokesman confirmed to Inside Carolina on Wednesday. The Tar Heels will participate in the Bahamas Basketball Federation's "Summer of Thunder" event at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium in Nassau. This is the 10th year of the exhibition series. (Inside Carolina)

NBA Draft decisions to have huge impact on 2018-19 college basketball season

A rundown of how some of the top college basketball teams fared at the NBA draft deadline: North Carolina - Luke Maye, an AP third-team All-American, decided to come back after testing the NBA waters, giving the Tar Heels three returning starters to go with the program's best recruiting class in years. He averaged 16.9 points and 10.1 rebounds last season. (Associated Press)

Report: Detroit Pistons to Interview Kenny Smith for Head Coaching Position

The Detroit Pistons plan to interview former NBA player and current TNT analyst Kenny Smith for their head coaching job according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Smith spent 10 seasons in the NBA with the Pistons, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic and Sacramento Kings, who selected him sixth overall at the 1987 NBA Draft. (TSN.ca)

Four Corners: UNC Basketball Offseason Update

With Memorial Day weekend in the past and the start of summer just a few weeks away, here are some of the latest Tar Heel basketball news items fans may have missed as the weather warms in Chapel Hill. UNC men's basketball was one of 10 UNC teams to a perfect score of 1000 in the four-year Academic Progress Rates released by the NCAA last week. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams' Search for the Winning Lineup

Hall of Fame head coach Roy Williams has a number of core beliefs for how basketball should be played. He wants a balanced offense, free throws, and a team that rebounds well. More often than not, he's favored a starting lineup with two traditional big men and a steady diet of passes into the post. But in 2017-18, Williams leaned heavily into the small-ball group. (Inside Carolina)

Jawad Williams: Admire From A Distance?

Jawad Williams: "It’s okay to look up to someone based on their talents, but never put them on a pedestal so high that if they don’t meet your expectations it damages you. We all have flaws. On the flip side, remember, it costs absolutely nothing to be a decent human being. You never know who you could be dealing with and how one interaction could change things." (Jawad Williams)

Danny Green Won't Trash Talk But Will Brag About His Dancing

Is Danny Green the best dancer on the Spurs? Does he trash talk? "In my opinion I think I'm the best dancer on the team. Not many dancers on the team so that's not saying much. I wish I had the courage to (trash talk), I don't." As for Danny's dance moves, it might be safe to say he definitely knows how to bust a move. Danny was doing his thing back when he was playing at UNC. (News 4 San Antonio)

UNC Basketball: Meet your 2018-19 Tar Heels

Cameron Johnson - By all accounts, Johnson joined the crew in Chapel Hill last year thinking it’d be a quick stop. Then he injured his knee, keeping him from playing until December. Then he quickly earned the right to start. Then there’s the hip procedure after the season. In between, he quickly realized he didn’t just join a team, he joined a family. (Tar Heel Blog)

Jerry Stackhouse credits Dean Smith, others as coaching influences

Jerry Stackhouse played in the NBA for 18 seasons. After retiring from the game in 2016, Stackhouse went right into coaching; becoming head coach of Raptors 905, the Toronto Raptors’ G-League team. Drafted 3rd in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, Stackhouse was a superstar at the University of North Carolina under head coach, Dean Smith. (Basketball Society)

Two Years After UNC Titles Under Roy Williams

The coming season will be the second campaign following North Carolina’s national championship in 2017. The third title under Roy Williams, we thought we'd go back and look at how his previous teams did two years following national titles. A season after winning it all three times, the Heels have gone a collective 69-36 and won just two NCAA Tournament games. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Jawad Williams: Another Championship

Jawad Williams: "I have just recently completed my 13th season as a professional basketball player. The ups and downs of the year paid off. We became the 2017-2018 Japan B League Champions. Winning on any level is never easy. If it was everyone would do it. There is no better feeling than being rewarded for hard work. For me this is my fourth title abroad." (Jawad Williams)

Video: Theo Pinson Interview Following Utah Jazz Workout

Theo Pinson, a 6'6" wing out of North Carolina and 2017 National Champion, talked to the media about his fit in the current NBA and his expectations coming into the predraft workout process following his recent workout with the Utah Jazz. (Utah Jazz)

Video: Deon Thompson Season Highlights

Highlights of 2009 North Carolina National Champion Deon Thompson playing overseas for San Pablo Burgos in Burgos, Spain. Thompson graduated from UNC having played in 152 career college games, the most of any player in men's college basketball history at the time. Read More...

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Bahamas All Stars
Fri, Aug 17, 7:30 ET

UNC @ NPBA All Stars
Sun, Aug 19, 3:00 ET

UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Louisville9-922-14
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Syracuse8-1023-14
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20
Pittsburgh0-188-24


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