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Carolina Insider Podcast: Notre Dame Preview, Tom Sheldon, Basketball Notes

Friday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast includes a preview of Saturday's home football game against Notre Dame, an interview with Tar Heel punter and Australian native Tom Sheldon and several basketball notes from the first week of practice. Join hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas for another lively discussion during a big week for Carolina sports. (GoHeels.com)

Harrison Barnes Isn't Reliably Boring, He's Boringly Reliable

In an era, where the only hope of beating a super team is to luck into the next great player, it’s hard to stop and appreciate a complete player like Harrison Barnes, sharpening his skills and determined to get 20 points and five rebounds. We can’t help but devote hypothetical futures to players that might fit nicely on a championship team once we figure out exactly “what they are.” (Real GM)

Turner's Take: On "Amnesia"

"Roy Williams has 'amnesia' when it comes to college basketball's seedy underworld," reads the headline of the Yahoo! Sports article written by Pete Thamel and Dan Wetzel. Well, that's a juicy start, isn't it? Let's put the coach of the defending NCAA champions in the headline and paint him as a liar. That'll get the clicks. But the article itself starts with a false premise. (Argyle Report)

Lucas: Out Of The Woods

Roy Williams is legendarily tough on point guards, and Seventh Woods knew that even Joel Berry went through a stretch during his freshman year when Berry felt he should consider giving up basketball. That's where Woods found himself after some of the most difficult games. "I felt out of my league at times. There were days I felt like I was the worst basketball player ever." (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Kudos to Ol’ Roy

This week, Roy Williams found out he will receive the Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Award, which Roy considers a great honor because he so admired Wooden and his support system from wife Nell. Williams also learned Wednesday that a top 10 recruit he has been chasing for two years committed to Carolina. Kudos to good ol’ Roy Williams, our coach, thankfully. (Chapelboro.com)

Vince Carter part of the action and the process in Sacramento

Vince Carter has staved off Father Time for longer than most NBA players. His remarkable transition from a game of mind-blowing athleticism to one of considerable craftiness and adaptability is well documented. Players a decade younger are considered veterans and players five years his junior are usually relegated to the bench and called things like “elder statesman.” (FanRag Sports)

Roy Williams To Be Honored With Wooden Leadership In Coaching Award

Roy Williams will receive the Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Award at a banquet held at The Watergate Hotel on Thursday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. Events DC and Bob Geoghan, founder of the McDonald's All American Games and the Capital Classic, are presenting the 2017 Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Awards Dinner. (GoHeels.com)

Top 10 candidates for 2017-2018 College Hoops All-America

Joel Berry considered Florida, Florida State and Miami, but UNC was always the favorite, and he committed immediately after his official visit in high school. The most important returner from UNC's 2017 National Championship team, Berry should compete for National Player of the Year. He’s a seasoned scorer and setup man with toughness and big-game experience. (Rivals.com)

College basketball: 6 players who are an improved skill away from stardom

Theo Pinson, UNC - Skill needed: Shooting; Pinson does almost everything on a basketball court. Labeling him merely as a glue guy would be an insult to his athleticism. Pinson was the perfect puzzle piece between Joel Berry and Justin Jackson, both of whom became elite shooters as juniors. Pinson does everything 100 mph. That’s especially important on defense. (NCAA.com)

Sources: Los Angeles Lakers to hire Antawn Jamison for scouting role

The Los Angeles Lakers plan to hire two-time NBA All-Star Antawn Jamison in a scouting role, league sources told The Vertical. Jamison, 41, will work in the scouting department under Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Jamison was the No. 4 overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft and had a stellar pro career spanning 16 seasons. (Yahoo! Sports)

The return of Kenny Williams could mean big things for UNC basketball

Kenny Williams appeared in 26 games as a sophomore, including 22 starts before tearing his right meniscus in late February. Williams was also one of 14 ACC players last season to play at least 600 minutes, record an assist rate above 13 percent, a true shooting rate above 52 percent and a steal rate of at least two percent. He’s a ball-mover on offense. (ACC Sports Journal)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Basketball Practice Begins, Mitch Trubisky & UNC Football

Tuesday's edition of the Carolina Insider podcast includes plenty of basketball and football content. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas have a wide-ranging discussion including the Roy Williams charity breakfast fundraiser, the first day of 2017-18 basketball practice, the Georgia Tech football game and the news that Mitchell Trubisky will start next week for the Chicago Bears. (GoHeels.com)

Garrison Brooks Could be UNC's 'Most Advanced Young Big'

The 2017-18 Tar Heels will need production from at least one of three freshmen big men. Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks, and Tony Bradley are all now gone from the roster, along with their combined 31.4 points and 20.1 rebounds from last season. This means that UNC will lean on rookies Garrison Brooks, Brandon Huffman, or Sterling Manley to take some of the load down low. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Day One

UNC's afternoon practice was a reminder of the youth of this group. Even basic pre-practice drills required some explanation from coaches and upperclassmen. The Tar Heels had a handful of summer practices, but that's not complete preparation for the tempo of an Oct. 2 session. Brandon Huffman led the rollercoaster life of a freshman on his first official day as a Tar Heel. (GoHeels.com)

Roy Williams says Nike has never helped UNC and sport will have to 'wait and see' any impact

In the aftermath of the FBI investigation that resulted in 10 college basketball-related arrests and placed the dealings of shoe companies in question, UNC coach Roy Williams told ESPN that Nike has never aided him in securing players. "They've never helped me get any player, never insinuated, never done anything," Williams told ESPN in an exclusive interview on Monday. (ESPN.com)

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