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Carolina Insider Podcast: Marcus Paige

Former Tar Heel point guard Marcus Paige was back in town last weekend along with Brice Johnson and the rest of their 2016 teammates to receive their NCAA Final Four rings. Prior being honored at Kenan Stadium with the rest of the '16 squad, Paige sat with Jones Angell and Adam Lucas for a lengthy and insightful discussion. (GoHeels.com)

Late Night With Roy Details

Late Night With Roy, the 14th annual ceremonial season tipoff for Carolina Basketball, will be the first opportunity to see the defending ACC champions start their 2016-17 season in style. The Tar Heels will welcome fans into the Smith Center on Friday October 14 as the team looks ahead to another promising campaign after last year's Final Four run. Doors open at 6 p.m. (GoHeels.com)

Clippers Notes: Rookie Brice Johnson gets chance to contribute

The plays, the running, the competition – Clippers first-round pick Brice Johnson expected that. How strong his new teammates are? That’s a different story. Through two practices, Johnson is still adjusting to how physical the play is in the NBA. Johnson and fellow rookie Diamond Stone will get a chance to assimilate quickly with the Clippers sharing reps in training camp. (Orange County Register)

Dallas Mavericks bet big on Harrison Barnes' upside

The math on Harrison Barnes seems hard to figure for some. He averaged a career-high 11.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists for the 73-win Golden State Warriors. The Dallas Mavericks signed him for $94 million over the next four years, clearly projecting development for a 24-year-old with incredible intangibles. (ESPN.com)

Report: Houston Rockets sign P.J. Hairston to training camp deal

The Houston Rockets have added more depth to their wing positions. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that the Rockets have signed P.J. Hairston to a training camp deal, with the team holding exclusive D-League rights to the veteran. Hairston last played with the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2015-16 season, quickly winning the starting shooting guard job. (Carolina Blue)

Memphis Grizzlies 2016-2017 Player Previews: Brandan Wright

In addition to serving as a replacement for the starting front court, Brandan Wright needs to pay attention to maintaining his health. He has been cleared to participate fully in training camp, but last December he underwent microscopic knee surgery in his right knee, then came back for four games before straining an MCL in the same knee. (Grizzly Bear Blues)

Video: Marcus Paige 1-on-1

Marcus Paige recently sat down with Taylor Vippolis to talk about his UNC legacy and adjusting to life in the NBA. View Video...

College basketball's top 20 breakout players for the 2016-17 season

North Carolina's Isaiah Hicks will be required to be a breakout player, essentially. The Tar Heels lose Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, the latter of which was valued as the most important all-around player in college basketball last year, according to KenPom.com. Hicks, now a senior, should bring in at least 12 points and eight boards per game. (CBS Sports)

Audio: Harrison Barnes explains choosing UNC over Duke

Former UNC basketball star Harrison Barnes joined the David Glenn Show to discuss his college recruitment, relationship with Coach K, winning gold at the Olympics, his deal with the Dallas Mavericks and learning from Dirk Nowitzki. “I didn’t expect for (choosing UNC over Duke) to come back around the way it did when I made the Olympic team,” Barnes said. (ACC Sports Journal)

Lucas: Justin Jackson Shoots For Consistency

Developing a more consistent shot was one of four areas Roy Williams highlighted to Justin Jackson (the other three were getting stronger and bigger, developing more explosiveness, and becoming a better rebounder). After submitting his name for NBA Draft consideration, Jackson elected to return to school. One of his first priorities: refine his shot. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball Coaches Clinic To Be Held Oct. 7-8

The 2016 Roy Williams North Carolina Basketball Coaches Clinic will be held on Saturday October 8 in the Smith Center in Chapel Hill. Clinic attendees also will have the opportunity to attend the UNC practice on the afternoon of Friday October 7. Don't miss this opportunity to see two early practices of the 2016-17 season for the 2016 NCAA finalists. (GoHeels.com)

Lennie Rosenbluth Tribute Event Scheduled for Oct. 12 in Charlotte

The evening includes food catered by Leroy Fox restaurant, craft beer from Sugar Creek Brewing Co and the highlight will be former Tar Heel player David Chadwick interviewing Lennie Rosenbluth. In addition, former Tar Heel player Richard Vinroot will speak about Lennie's impact on the UNC program. At 83 years young, Lennie is full of stories about his basketball career. (Eventbrite)

Tar Heels continue to condition for upcoming basketball season

College basketball season is right around the corner. And that means the North Carolina basketball team is continuing their conditioning in preparation for the upcoming season. The Tar Heels official basketball Instagram account posted a video of the team during the conditioning process and it looks exhausting. (Keeping It Heel)

Jerry Stackhouse’s “Love for the Game” Vital to His Transition from Player to Coach

Jerry Stackhouse’s accomplishments on the court are clear: AP All-American at UNC, two-time NBA All-Star and one of the top 100 scorers in NBA history. His 18-year NBA career spanned three decades. The traits which made him a valuable NBA veteran leader have translated perfectly into the coaching field where he is now the head coach of the Toronto Raptors 905. (NBA.com)

Video: UNC basketball conditioning highlights

The 2016-2017 North Carolina basketball team continues to put the work in to prepare for the upcoming season. Practice is around the corner and UNC's official basketball kickoff, Late Night with Roy, is Friday, Oct. 14 in the Dean Dome. (Carolina Blue)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. UNC Pembroke
Fri, Nov 4, 7:30 ET ACC Network Extra

UNC @ Tulane
Fri, Nov 11, 9:00 ET ESPNU

UNC vs. Chattanooga
Sun, Nov 13, 6:00 ET ESPNU Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(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
Georgia Tech8-1021-15
Florida State8-1020-14
NC State5-1316-17
Wake Forest2-1611-20
Boston College0-187-25

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