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With Hansbrough, Beasley, '07-08 was the year of the power forward

Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina, 2007-08 (Jr.): Psycho T beat out Beasley for the Wooden Award that season, and according to this formula, the voters made the correct call. Hansbrough had the highest four-year Value Add of any player in the database, and while he won a national title as a senior, his fully healthy junior campaign was by far his most statistically valuable. (Sports Illustrated)

Former "Voice of the Tar Heels" Woody Durham set for life away from broadcasting booth

After 40 years of seemingly being ready for anything, Woody Durham doesn’t know what will happen Saturday when he bypasses the press elevator at Kenan Stadium and heads for his friend’s tailgate party. “I don’t know,” Durham said with a laugh Thursday before he spoke in front of Kiwanis Club members at Benvenue Country Club. “I haven’t been through that experience. I’ll know Saturday.” (Rocky Mount Telegram)

Next up for Lawson: Continuing his pro career in Lithuania

With the NBA in lockout mode, Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson leaves today for Lithuanian club Zalgiris Kaunas of the Euroleague. The third-year pro has an opt-out clause to return to the NBA if the lockout ends. He spoke with USA TODAY's J. Michael Falgoust in Baltimore on Tuesday after a pro-am game between the Melo and Goodman leagues: (USA Today)

Former Tar Heels Coach Hanners Returns to Favorable Site

Basketball fans remember the 1993 NCAA men’s national championship game in the Louisiana Superdome for what became known simply as “The Timeout.” For recently-hired Hornets assistant coach Dave Hanners, though, he’ll always look back fondly at April 5, 1993 for a different reason (NBA.com)

Pros keep North Carolina humble and hungry

They return all five starters from last year's ACC championship team. They're No. 1 in almost every preseason poll. They can't go to dinner off campus without strangers telling them they're going to win a national title. Yes, it would be easy for the North Carolina Tar Heels to enter the new season overconfident, but some influential alumni have taken responsibility for keeping the players' egos in check. (Rivals.com)

Ed Geth named Marshall assistant women's coach

Ed Geth, a former player for the North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team, is the new member of the Marshall Thundering Herd women's program. Geth's hiring as a Marshall assistant women's coach was announced this week by head coach Royce Chadwick. The 6-foot-8 Geth played for the Tar Heels from 1992 to 1996, including the 1993 national championship team coached by Dean Smith. (Huntington Herald-Dispatch)

As the NBA lockout dragged on, players kept fit in Durham

A ripple of anticipation ran through the line (at the N.C. Greater Pro Am) as Jerry Stackhouse rode by in his Cadillac Escalade and pulled into the nearby parking lot. Minutes later, another large SUV pulled in behind him. After double-parking in front of three other cars, John Henson stepped out and smiled at his parking job. Harrison Barnes, P.J. Hairston and Kendall Marshall emerged from Henson’s car as well. (Independent Weekly)

Woody Durham To Receive Another Honor

Woody Durham, the radio "Voice of the Tar Heels" for 40 years until his retirement earlier this year, will be honored by the Triangle Radio Reading Service at its annual gala September 23 in Raleigh. Durham is being honored by TRRS for his ability to use his voice to bring to life Carolina sporting events for fans unable to watch the games in person or on television. (Tar Heel Blue)

Walston: Catching Up With Ronald Curry

It's been a long time, Ronald Curry. The former Tar Heel quarterback visited football practice yesterday. Curry was the offensive MVP of the 1998 Las Vegas Bowl and the 2001 Peach Bowl. At one time he held school records for passing yards and total offense, and he remains the career leader with 13 rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. On the basketball court, Curry was the starting point guard on the 2001 team that earned a share of the regular-season ACC title. (Tar Heel Blue)

Slovenia-bound Danny Green eager to return to Spurs

Danny Green packed his bags and boarded a flight for Slovenia on Saturday evening, off to live and work in a country he’s never visited and until recently had never considered. He doesn’t speak the language and doesn’t eat the food. He readily admits this could be a disaster. No matter which way his European adventure goes, Green hopes to board a return flight sooner rather than later. (San Antonio Express-News)

Woody Durham To Receive NFF Schenkel Award

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that Woody Durham, the longtime voice of UNC, has been named the 2011 recipient of the organization's Chris Schenkel Award. The Chris Schenkel Award seeks to recognize a sports broadcaster who has enjoyed a long and distinguished career broadcasting college football with direct to ties to a specific university. (Tar Heel Blue)

Spurs forward Danny Green signs deal in Slovenia

San Antonio Spurs forward Danny Green has signed with Slovenian basketball league champion Union Olimpija. The 24-year-old Green will be reunited with former college teammate Deon Thompson. The two helped North Carolina win the 2009 NCAA title. Olimpija did not mention financial terms of the deal Monday or whether Green signed an out clause to return to the NBA after the lockout. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Ty Lawson signs to play in Lithuania during NBA lockout

The reality of the NBA lockout is hitting home as the Nuggets' point guard Ty Lawson — one of the team's top players — said today he has signed to play with a team in Lithuania called Zalgiris Kaunas. Lawson said agreed Sunday to play for this team, which also features former Nugget teammate Sonny Weems. "It's the best situation for me to go out there," Lawson said. (Denver Post)

Justin Knox pens deal with Minsk-2006

Justin Knox (205-F, college: N.Carolina) pens deal with Minsk-2006 for the next season. The American Forward comes from North Carolina. In 2010-2011 he moved to N.Carolina (NCAA, starting five) and in 37 games averaged 4.6ppg, 3.2rpg. In 2011 participated at Team Munich (Eurobasket Summer League in Cologne, Germany, starting five) and in 3 games averaged 14.3ppg, 9.3rpg. (EuroBasket.com)

Danny Green to sign with Union Olimpija

Union Olimpija signed swingman Danny Green over the weekend. 24-year-old Green arrives from San Antonio of the NBA, for whom he averaged 5.1 points in eight games last season, the Euroleague announced. At Olimpija he will be reunited with former college teammate Deon Thompson. The two helped the University of North Carolina win the 2009 NCAA championship. (Miro Sport News)

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