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Justin Jackson: "I think it is the perfect story"

Justin Jackson was drafted No. 15 overall by the Sacramento Kings. "I think it is the perfect story," Jackson told ESPN immediately after he was drafted on June 22. "I knew I wasn't ready last year and I went back and put it a ton of work. Thankfully my teammates and everybody helped us get to the National Championship. I can't thank everybody enough." (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Basketball Team Playing "Danny Ball"

Members of the North Carolina basketball team get their offseason workout in with a game of Danny Ball. Danny Ball is like playing beach volleyball with a heavy medicine ball that the players throw over the net, and it's an intense core-strengthening workout. Read More...

Report: Vince Carter and the Kings agree to a one-year, $8 million deal

Vince Carter has agreed to join the Sacramento Kings on a one-year deal worth $8 million, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Carter, who turned 40 in January, will play in his 21st NBA season in 2017-18, spent the last three with the Memphis Grizzlies where he played an integral part as a role player averaging 6.9 points and 2.5 rebounds. (CBS Sports)

Record 385 Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor Roll

A record 385 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by the league. It's the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that UNC has established a new high and the fifth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored. (GoHeels.com)

Buzz Peterson promoted by Charlotte Hornets

Buzz Peterson has been promoted to assistant general manager by the Charlotte Hornets, the team announced. The announcement means Peterson, a McDonald's All-American as a senior at Asheville in 1981 who went on to play four seasons at UNC, will continue to work with his college roommate, Michael Jordan, the Hornets' majority owner and chairman. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Ranking the ACC-Big Ten Challenge matchups

5. Michigan at North Carolina (11/29): This is definitely not the same North Carolina team that won the national championship in April. The Tar Heels lost three of their starters from that squad. Likewise, Michigan lost three key components from last season’s Cinderella squad. The question is which team has more weapons left. Edge goes to UNC. (Sports Illustrated)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Danny Green

Former Tar Heel guard and 2009 NCAA champion Danny Green joined the Carolina Insider podcast for a fun conversation touching on his time as a UNC player, winning an NBA championship with the San Antonio Spurs and more. Join hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com for the latest episode, available now. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball Set To Visit Tennessee December 17

If you remember the last time the North Carolina's Tar Heels came to Knoxville for a men's basketball game, you've been around awhile. Tennessee released its nonconference schedule Wednesday, highlighted by a Dec. 17 visit to Thompson-Boling Arena by defending national champion North Carolina. The Tar Heels last played in Knoxville in 1949. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

Tony Bradley Signs Contract with Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz announced Wednesday that it had signed 13th overall pick Donovan Mitchell and had come to terms with the 28th pick, Tony Bradley. The Jazz didn't disclose terms of the deals, but their combined salaries for the 2017-2018 season is expected to be in the ballpark of $4 million, based on the salaries of the players picked at those slots last year. (Deseret News)

Luke and Cole Maye discuss national titles, family ties and that scary I-85 car wreck

Three months. Two national championships. One family. It is going to be hard for Mark and Aimée Maye’s testosterone-heavy brood to ever top what has happened in the first half of 2017 – an NCAA basketball championship for Luke at UNC and an NCAA baseball championship for Cole at Florida. The family’s ride over the past three months has been extraordinary. (Charlotte Observer)

Basketball museum closing for renovations July 17-Sept. 4

The Carolina Basketball Museum will be closed for renovations from Monday July 17 through Monday September 4. The museum is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday September 5 at 10 a.m. The Dean E. Smith Center will close for its annual maintenance from Monday July 31 through Sunday August 27. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Marcus Paige lighting it up in NBA Summer League

Former North Carolina All-American point guard Marcus Paige is doing his best to leave an impression in Oklahoma City during NBA Summer League play this week. One of seven guards vying for a spot on OKC's roster, Paige has been one of the team's most impressive players thus far in Orlando and has reached double figures in scoring every game. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Basketball: Top player moments for '16-'17 season (Part 3)

Luke Maye, Kennedy Meeks, Joel Berry: Maye's moment of the season wasn't just one of the best for this team, or even for the NCAA Tournament. It was one of the best in UNC basketball history. If the Elite Eight was Maye's game, the semifinal against Oregon belonged to Meeks. Berry played almost the entire NCAA tournament on either one or two bad ankles. (Carolina Blue)

Boston Celtics Waive Tyler Zeller

Prior to their big-time free agent signing of All-Star forward Gordon Hayward on Tuesday, the Boston Celtics were forced to make a few moves in order to clear up the necessary salary cap space. As a result, Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge decided Sunday to waive former UNC standout Tyler Zeller–who was set to make $8 million this upcoming season. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC introduces free streaming as the best gift for Carolina fans around the world

This sort of thing is a bigger deal at a place like UNC than it would be at other schools. UNC has a ton of alumni and fans living outside of the range of the THSN. I know I wasn’t alone in muting Billy Packer and Dick Vitale in favor of Woody and Mick, but since I moved away from North Carolina in 2003, I haven't been able to listen to a game on the radio. (Tar Heel Blog)

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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

UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC vs. Bucknell
Wed, Nov 15, TBD

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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