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Is Brice Johnson being undervalued by NBA Draft experts?

After a one of the more productive senior seasons in recent UNC basketball history you would think 6-10, 230-pound forward Brice Johnson would be a hot commodity for NBA teams. While Johnson will most certainly be drafted, his stock is not as high as many think it should be. (Carolina Blue)

Scottie Pippen surprises Michael Jordan at luxury suite during Game 7

Michael Jordan was visited by a familiar face during Game 7 between the Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat - his old Chicago Bulls teammate Scottie Pippen. Pippen appeared to surprise Jordan during Game 7, while the Hornets owner was watching the game from a luxury suite in Miami. The two seemed quite happy to see each other though, dapping it up and sharing a laugh. (CBS Sports)

UNC an anomaly in college basketball's transfer climate

Roughly two players per Division I team are transferring each year. Since Roy Williams returned to his alma mater before the 2003-04 season, the Tar Heels' only transfers are California natives Alex Stepheson, David Wear, Travis Wear and Larry Drew. Add in four transfers at Kansas, and Williams has had just eight in 28 seasons as a head coach. (Fayetteville Observer)

George Karl reflective after firing by Kings

In a contemporary, unpretentious home on a winding, leafy street in Arden Park, George Karl sat on his couch, hands massaging his surgically replaced right knee, ready to talk. For the first time in several months, he resembled the old George Karl, uncensored and insightful, and surprisingly upbeat, all things considered. (Sacramento Bee)

Trail Blazers' Ed Davis: “I don’t care about fame. I just want to do my job.”

Ed Davis’ reputation for rugged play under the backboards has earned him the nickname “Phys Ed” with the NBA Portland Trail Blazers. The 240-pound southpaw has developed into an elite rebounder —and short-range scorer — coming off the bench. (Richmond Free Press)

Danny Green shakes out of shooting slump, plays big for Spurs in Game 1

Green can sometimes get caught in Spurs coach Gregg Popovich's dog house, getting benched after turning the ball over, missing plays on offense or not finding his stroke from long range. But in Game 1, Green truly shined and helped put the game away early, scoring 13 of his 18 points in the first half. (CBS Sports)

Audio: Harrison Barnes interview

Halfway through this very good show, as I promised to him, I turned this show over to special co-host and also Warriors forward Harrison Barnes, who started asking me questions. Very good questions. The resulting conversation was as good - and suprising - as we've had in this particular podcast. (San Jose Mercury News)

Maryland, UNC, Kansas, Kentucky Products Lead NBA Draft Combine Invitations

Maryland (4), North Carolina (3), Kansas (3), and Kentucky (3) lead the way in terms of players being invited to the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago May 11-15. North Carolina's Justin Jackson, Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige were all invited. Johnson is the only one projected by DraftExpress.com to be chosen in 2016, at No. 31. (Zag's Blog)

Three Tar Heels hold invitations to NBA combine

North Carolina will be represented at the 2016 NBA Combine on May 11-15 in Chicago. The combine is an invitation-only event and a great chance for prospects to improve their draft stock before the June 23rd draft. According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson, and Justin Jackson were all invited to the NBA combine. (Carolina Blue)

Vince Carter Proved He Still Has Some Vinsanity Left With These 17 Throw-Downs In His 18th Season

At age 39, Vinsanity is still putting in the work, and as Joerger emphasized, he took his leadership role seriously. But Carter wasn’t just a locker room leader for Memphis this season, he also had to play more minutes than he was likely expecting due to the many injuries his team faced. (Uproxx)

UNC’s ceiling/floor will be determined by Jackson and Meeks

UNC's chances of returning to the Final Four will be drastically affected by what happens in the next three-and-a-half weeks. Between now and the May 25 deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft, rising junior Justin Jackson and rising senior Kennedy Meeks will be working out and gathering information as they consider their options of bolting for the next level. (Today's U)

SMU's Larry Brown, 75, plans on coaching as long as he is 'making a difference'

SMU head coach Larry Brown is as energetic as ever. Brown, however, is getting up there in age. The 75-year-old is one of the oldest coaches in college basketball. Still, Brown has continued to deflect questions about potential retirement. (Dallas Morning News)

Justin Jackson Invited to NBA Combine

The NBA Draft Combine runs May 11-15 in Chicago and invitations have begun to go out. UNC's Justin Jackson is among those invited. Here is a list of all invitees to date. The NBA announced Monday that 162 players have filed as early entry candidates for the 2016 NBA Draft. Less than half of that total number are expected to be invited to Chicago. (Zag's Blog)

Danny Green Improving His Outside Shooting

Danny Green is starting to get his groove back, just as the San Antonio Spurs are approaching a series that requires more of his assistance from the perimeter. Green fought through a tumultuous season shooting the ball, and remained a key member of the Spurs’ rotation mainly for his stalwart defensive play. (Air Alamo)

2016 NBA Draft: Brice Johnson's senior season improved his stock

Brice Johnson was one of the faces of college basketball this season. From dominant 30-point, 20-rebound outings to making first team All-America to leading UNC to the national championship game, Johnson was not only possibly the most improved player in college basketball this season, but he simply might have been the best big man in the sport. (CBS Sports)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Hawaii
Fri, Nov 18, TBD

UNC @ Indiana
Wed, Nov 30, TBD

UNC vs. Kentucky
Sat, Dec 17, 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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