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Vince Carter explains his decision to join the Kings

Vince Carter joined Sportscenter last night to discuss his decision to sign with the Sacramento Kings. “With these young guys, one thing I was impressed with leading up to the draft, and seeing these guys before I even knew that I was going to play in Sacramento, is that they’re hungry,” said Carter in the interview. “They want to win, and they’re willing to learn.” (Tar Heel Blog)

Harrison Barnes helps inspire kids, says he was in their position before rising to NBA

In many instances, the path to becoming an NBA player begins with attending camps that the players before them held during the summer. During a recent Q & A session at one of his camps, Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes revealed to the kids at the event that he was once in their shoes as a youth. This is a testament to Barnes’ hard work on the court. (Clutch Points)

Video: Danny Green lifting the spirits of children in El Paso

While it may be the offseason and NBA players are working on their game, San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green is working on strengthening the hearts and spirits of children. Green was in El Paso, Texas recently and stopped by a children’s hospital to brighten the kid's day. Green definitely did just that, giving the kids a day they will never forget. (News 4 San Antonio)

Ex-NBA star Antawn Jamison gave up game for his kids, but maybe not for long haul

Former NBA All-Star Antawn Jamison was playing a round recently at The Golf Club at Ballantyne with longtime friend and college teammate Vince Carter. “I don’t understand how he does it,” Jamison said of Carter, 40, who is preparing for his 20th NBA season. “He can barely bend over to read his putts. To see him still be Vince Carter, and enjoying it. He still brings something to the game.” (Charlotte Observer)

Lucas: Non-Conference Basketball Schedule Reactions

North Carolina's 2017-18 nonconference basketball schedule is stocked with big-name opponents—almost all of which are part of a variety of made-for-television events at neutral sites. The headliner is the PK80 tournament in Portland the week of Thanksgiving, where the Tar Heels could face a variety of formidable opposition over the course of four days. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Announce 2017-18 Non-Conference Basketball Schedule

The Tar Heels will play seven non-conference games at home, facing UNI, Bucknell (Nov. 15), Michigan in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Nov. 29), Tulane (Dec. 3), Western Carolina (Dec. 6), Wofford (Dec. 20), and an exhibition game against Barton College (Oct. 27). Carolina will also play seven games away from home, including four neutral-site contests and three away games. (GoHeels.com)

4 recruiting classes have contributed to matching titles for Triangle rivals

1. Class of 1990 Eric Montross, Derrick Phelps, Brian Reese, Clifford Rozier, Pat Sullivan and Kevin Salvadori made up coach Dean Smith’s top-ranked recruiting haul in 1990. “The bragging rights for Tobacco Road were pretty substantial at that time,” Montross said. “You had a significant number of guys playing at a very high level. It was great. I enjoyed the competition." (Greensboro News & Record)

Audio: Jerry Stackhouse on "The Lowe Post" Show

Zach talks to Tar Heel and NBA great Jerry Stackhouse about coaching in the G League, his ambitions, fights, trying to reach Deron Williams and much more. (ESPN.com)

Sports Illustrated lists a burning question facing UNC

Can North Carolina repeat as NCAA Champion? As Sports Illustrated’s Molly Geary pointed out, that question will be answered by the play — good or bad — of North Carolina’s post players. The Tar Heels were an excellent team down low a year ago, with the trio of Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Tony Bradley pounding the glass and Luke Maye emerging as a factor. (Carolina Blue)

Kennedy Meeks Making A Huge Impression

Kennedy Meeks has been intrigued by the Toronto Raptors since his pre-draft workout in May. After an impressive summer league stint with the team where the four-year senior out of UNC averaged 11.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 15.5 minutes in five games, the Raptors let him know the interest was mutual when they announced they had signed him to a contract. (NBA.com)

Clippers Summer League Breakdown: Kendall Marshall

Even though he’s only 25-years-old, Kendall Marshall has that old man game. The five-year veteran has crafty moves that he uses to get to the bucket or create a shot for a teammate. Could he earn a spot on the Clippers G-League team? In his four summer league games with the Clippers, Marshall averaged 6.3 points, 7.8 assists, 3 rebounds and shot 50 percent. (Clipperholics)

Analysis: ACC releases basketball schedule

The Tar Heels baby bigs will face a stern test in both matchups vs the Wolfpack. Luke Maye can board, but there's some questions that'll need answering in both games. Still - with dudes who've been through it like Joel Berry and Theo Pinson, that championship confidence will shine through. Plus - you know Roy's going to want to show Kevin Keatts who's boss. (ABC 11)

ACC Releases Conference Basketball Matchups for the 2017-18 Season

The ACC has announced the 18 conference matchups for each of its 15 men’s basketball teams for the 2017-18 season. The matchups released today designate the 18-game home and away opponents for the upcoming season. Specific dates and times for each game will be announced later this summer after selections by the league’s television partners are finalized. (The ACC)

A look at summer basketball camp at UNC

If you don’t think that summer basketball camps matters to the school and the athletes, then perhaps you have forgotten that Justin Jackson attended Roy Williams’ camp. To get a look at what Antawn Jamison’s All-Star Camp means to the players that attend it, I caught up with 12-year-old Tommy and 10-year-old Tyler who recently returned home from a fantastic two days. (Tar Heel Blog)

Vince Carter Ready to Mentor Young Kings

The week Vince Carter signed with the Kings he also jumped head first into his new role with the team - helping on the bench during the squad’s second Summer League game. “It’s funny, as soon as I was announced, Justin Jackson texted me immediately and said, ‘Hey I’m ready to learn, let’s get to work,’” said Carter when asked about the team’s trajectory. (NBA.com)

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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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