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Video: Andrew Platek Summer Workout Video

Incoming North Carolina freshman shooting guard Andrew Platek (Northfield, MA) shows off his three-point range as he prepares for his debut season with the Tar Heels during morning workouts. Read More...

Rasheed Wallace: 2004 Pistons Would Beat the Warriors

Add Rasheed Wallace to the growing list of former NBA champions who think their team would dominate the Warriors in a seven-game series. Wallace says his 2004 Pistons would be able to defensively “lock down” Golden State. Sheed was a recent guest on the Timeout with Taylor Rooks podcast. "Oh, we’d run through them. Not even close. We play defense." (SLAM Online)

Nate Britt hopes to turn heads, get summer league invitation

Now, it’s time for Nate Britt to show what he can do outside the North Carolina system. The senior point guard was part of the Tar Heels’ title-winning team this year. Britt is working out for teams ahead of the NBA Draft in hopes of showing off his individual skills. He worked out for the Hawks on Tuesday and expects to have eight or nine total visits in the next three weeks. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Justin Jackson to work out for Atlanta Hawks

North Carolina’s Justin Jackson will have a pre-draft workout for the Atlanta Hawks this week. Jackson, the ACC Player of the Year and a First-Team All-American, will be in Atlanta on Friday. Jackson, ranked as the No. 13 overall prospect by Draft Express, led North Carolina in scoring at 18.4 points per game on the way to an NCAA national championship his junior season. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Potential Pistons pick Justin Jackson seasoned game in college

In an era when most top NBA prospects leave college after one season - maybe two - Justin Jackson is hoping to prove three years of experience at North Carolina have him better prepared for the pro game. At 22, Jackson is one of the oldest players projected to go in the first round. Many mock drafts project he'll be available for the Detroit Pistons at No. 12 on June 22. (MLive.com)

Tar Heels to Host Michigan in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

Defending national champion North Carolina will play host to the University of Michigan in the 2017 ACC-Big Ten Challenge, the first time the Tar Heels and Wolverines have played each other since the 1993 NCAA title game in New Orleans. ESPN will announce the date and time of the game later. UNC and Michigan will be playing for only the sixth time. (GoHeels.com)

Matchups Set for 2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge

The matchups for the 19th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge have been determined, and will be played in late November. North Carolina, the reigning NCAA national champions, is among the participants in this year’s event and will face Michigan. The Challenge matches all 14 Big Ten teams against all but one ACC member. Dates, network assignments and tip times will be announced later. (The ACC)

Lucas: An Overdue Revival

Very close to the 25th anniversary of the last North Carolina-Michigan basketball game, the Tar Heels and Wolverines will meet for the first time since that memorable game in the 2017 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The game, announced Thursday, has been a long time coming. The previous meeting was one of the definitive college basketball games of the 1990's. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball to Play Michigan in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

UNC will host Michigan in the 2017 ACC-Big Ten Challenge, a source confirmed to Inside Carolina. UNC leads the all-time series 3-2, with the last meeting coming on April 5, 1993 - the national championship game - which UNC won. The Wolverines join a non-conference slate for UNC that includes Stanford, Ohio State, Tennessee and big-name opponents in the Phil Knight Invitational. (Inside Carolina)

Top 10 UNC recruiting classes under Roy Williams

Over the last three weeks CarolinaBlue has ranked all of Roy Williams' recruiting classes at UNC to create the ultimate top 10. We excluded the 2015 and 2016 classes because their complete story has not been told. The rankings were based on the pure impact the class had on North Carolina basketball. Was John Henson's 2009 class better than Tyler Zeller's 2008 class? (Carolina Blue)

Kwame Brown says Michael Jordan never used homophobic slur or made him cry

When former No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick Kwame Brown's name is brought up by NBA fans, it's usually followed by snickers and tales of unfulfilled promise. Part of the reason he never fully developed, according to rumors, is that Michael Jordan would constantly berate and humiliate Brown during his rookie season in Washington. (CBS Sports)

Q&A: North Carolina’s Phil Ford and Duke’s Nolan Smith

It’s not often that two ACC men’s basketball players of the year are in Gastonia to visit. Monday, 1978 John Wooden Award winner, Phil Ford of UNC, and 2011 ACC player of the year, Nolan Smith of Duke, spoke to the Rotary Club of Gastonia. Smith and Ford talked about their careers, the North Carolina-Duke rivalry and their perspectives on the game. (Gaston Gazette)

North Carolina 2017-18 basketball roster analysis

After months of uncertainty for UNC, a clearer picture of next season's roster has come into view. The defending national champions have an experienced, talented core returning to mesh with talented newcomers for a run at a third straight Final Four appearance. Whether the Tar Heels can make that happen will depend on whether several players can take bigger roles. (Greensboro News & Record)

Four Corners: Summer Mode

Summer school is underway in Chapel Hill, and all of the returning 2017-18 Tar Heel players are taking classes on campus, working out with strength and conditioning coordinator Jonas Sahratian, and playing pickup games with former Carolina players back in town for the summer. Here's a look at some more offseason UNC Basketball news & notes. (GoHeels.com)

Justin Jackson after Pistons workout: 'Wasn't ready' for NBA until now

Justin Jackson’s reasoning for staying at UNC for three seasons? “I knew I wasn’t ready (for the NBA),” Jackson said after working out for the Pistons on Tuesday. “For me, I knew I wasn’t ready mentally, physically, whatever it might have been. Being able to go back to a place like North Carolina and having the types of seasons that I had, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.” (Detroit Free Press)

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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

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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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