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College basketball's first-round draft pick factories

North Carolina and Kansas are tied for third having produced a total of 12 first-round NBA draft picks each over the last 10 years. However, in terms of draft production, the Jayhawks rate just ahead of the Tar Heels because they have produced a No. 1 pick -- Andrew Wiggins in 2014 - and because almost all of their first-rounders (10) have been selected in the lottery. (Rivals.com)

Podcast: Discussing UNC Basketball, Incoming Freshmen, and Theo Pinson

With a heralded group of freshmen joining a talented and battle-tested group of upperclassmen, expectations for UNC basketball seems to be growing. To discuss these topics, Jon Seiglie is joined by Tate Frazier. Arguably the No. 1 topic heading into the season is how UNC's freshmen - Coby White, Nassir Little, and Leaky Black - will transition to the college game. (Inside Carolina)

Theo Pinson Works Out for Indiana Pacers

The final three NBA Draft prospects at Tuesday's Indiana Pacers workout were athletic wings from prominent college programs: Arizona shooting guard Rawle Alkins, Georgetown small forward Marcus Derrickson, and UNC small forward Theo Pinson. Pinson is known for his defensive prowess. Standing 6-6 with a 6-11 wingspan, he believes he can guard four positions at the next level. (Indiana Pacers)

Biggest offseason questions for Way-Too-Early Top 25 college basketball teams

8. North Carolina: Is Roy Williams going to play more small ball? UNC usually dominates the glass with a bulky lineup. Yet Luke Maye, Cameron Johnson and freshman Nassir Little, three players who can stretch the floor, could anchor a Tar Heels team that plays small ball the entire season. It would be atypical, but Williams has the personnel to succeed with the scheme. (ESPN.com)

UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 81-90

90. Marvin Williams was arguably the final piece that made UNC’s '05 title run possible. As a stretch big, he made 85% of his free throws and 43% of his 3s in his only year at UNC. In addition to his smooth shooting stroke, “it happen(ed) sometimes that (Marvin) dunk(ed) on people.”; 89. Serge Zwikker’s breakthrough moment came as a sophomore in the ’95 NCAAT. (Inside Carolina)

Carolina Insider Podcast: College World Series, Roy Williams & More

Jones and Adam go to Omaha for the College World Series and visit with men's basketball coach Roy Williams in Tuesday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com also announce their 2018 Poddy nominees. Carolina Insider is a production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Nassir Little Arrives at UNC

There’s a confidence in Nassir Little that’s easy to spot. Whether you’re watching him go toe-to-toe with Duke freshman Cameron Reddish at the McDonald’s All-American game in March or viewing a workout session highlight reel, it’s pretty clear that Little believes in himself and is resolute in his pursuit of basketball perfection as he arrives in Chapel Hill on Tuesday. (Inside Carolina)

2018-19 college basketball top 25

7. North Carolina - The losses of Theo Pinson and Joel Berry, two tenured vets who played prominent roles in Carolina going to back-to-back title games, will be a blow, but there’s cause to believe Roy Williams’ team might be even better next season. For starters, Third Team All-American Luke Maye and his 16.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game are back. (SB Nation)

UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 91-100

Who are the greatest Tar Heels of all time? We've attempted to use analytics to help answer that question. The following criteria were used to guide the rankings: Only ACC-era players are included. Only collegiate performance matters. Length of collegiate tenure matters. Peak performance and overall collegiate contribution are given equal weight. Winning matters. (Inside Carolina)

Carolina Basketball Family Attends Joel James' Wedding

Former UNC center Joel James got married this weekend in Chapel Hill to former UNC softball player Aquilla Mateen, and the Carolina basketball family was in attendance. James played four seasons at North Carolina (2012-2016) before heading to play overseas in Japan. He is currently with the Tokyo Hachioji Trains after a season with the Kumamoto Volters. (Inside Carolina)

Theo Pinson fits in NBA in Roy Williams' view

With the NBA evolving toward more of a position-less form and placing a heightened emphasis on players who possess shape-shifting abilities, the versatility of North Carolina’s Theo Pinson seems suited to fit somewhere in the league. That sentiment has been part of the pre-draft message Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said he’s conveying to certain NBA teams. (Burlington Times News)

King Rice relishes a community celebration

Earnest, heartfelt, with teardrops-a-trickling sentiment and more than cathartic. That was King Rice at Columbus Park, across Carroll Street from the apartment building in which he was raised, basketball courts where his game was honed as a backdrop. It was a celebration, King surrounded by family and extended family, friends and coaches, educators and community leaders. (Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin)

Luke Maye has split allegiance at College World Series

Luke Maye will be pulling for the Tar Heels’ baseball team once it begins play at the College World Series in Omaha on Saturday. But that won’t be his only rooting interest. Because Maye’s younger brother Cole is a pitcher for defending national champion Florida, the star basketball player will also have a vested interest in the fortunes of the Gators. (North State Journal)

On the 20th anniversary of an iconic Game 6, six facts about the ‘Last Shot’ Air Jordan 14s

It was a missed shot, not just the most revered game-winner of Michael Jordan’s career, that made the Air Jordan 14 iconic. It began with the final play in Game 5 of the 1998 NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz. With 0.8 seconds remaining and the Bulls trailing 83-81, coach Phil Jackson drew up a play to get the ball to the greatest of all time. (The Undefeated)

Twenty years ago today, Michael Jordan took the greatest bow in NBA Finals history

At age 35, with 43,360 NBA minutes on his legs, the fate of a franchise on his back, and the dire possibility of a Game 7 on the road with a limited Scottie Pippen nipping at his heels, the Bulls needed Michael Jordan to make magic one more time. There wasn’t a single person watching anywhere in the world who doubted his capacity to conjure it. (Yahoo! Sports)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Bahamas All Stars
Fri, Aug 17, 7:30 ET

UNC @ NPBA All Stars
Sun, Aug 19, 3:00 ET

UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6, TBD

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Louisville9-922-14
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Syracuse8-1023-14
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20
Pittsburgh0-188-24


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