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Armando Bacot Commits to UNC

Armando Bacot has committed to North Carolina. The 2019 5-star center chose the Tar Heels over Duke, Georgia, Oklahoma State, and VCU. Bacot announced his decision via a video on Twitter on Thursday and becomes the second member of UNC's 2019 basketball recruiting class, joining point guard Jeremiah Francis. Read More...

Four Corners: Quiet Around The Smith Center, For Now

The Dean Smith Center has been quiet this week, one of the few times during the year when it isn't filled with the sounds of sneakers squeaking and basketballs bouncing. Instead, the hardwood in the Smith Center has undergone its annual maintenance and refinishing, a process made special this year by the announcement that the playing surface will be named in honor of Williams. (

North Carolina's Luke Maye earns preaseason All-America honor

North Carolina’s Luke Maye figures to get plenty of mention for preseason National Player of the Year. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Maye earned yet another preseason All-America honor, as tabbed by college basketball publication Blue Ribbon Yearbook. That Maye is in this spot is a terrific story. The senior out of Huntersville, NC, was a recruiting afterthought. (Inside Carolina)

Danny Green reveals his top 5 UNC players ever

Toronto Raptors forward Danny Green shared his top-five players from his alma mater, UNC. Michael Jordan and James Worthy usually go hand-in-hand for every Tar Heel, as the early 80s were such a golden era for the school, which boasted talent in nearly every position on the floor. The order of the next three is up for debate: Antawn Jamison, Vince Carter, and Jerry Stackhouse. (Clutch Points)

5 reasons why the Tar Heels will be better than Duke in 2018-19

Roy Williams has had rosters loaded with experience since he took over in Chapel Hill and that will be the case with the Tar Heels again. UNC returns eight players who were part of the rotation last season, and with three top-70 freshmen (including two top 25 in Nassir Little and Coby White) entering the fold, UNC doesn’t just have depth – they have experienced depth. (Busting Brackets)

UNC Basketball: 3 Things To Watch in the Bahamas

This past spring, it was announced the UNC men’s basketball team would head to the Bahamas for some preseason action. That trip will take place this weekend, when the Tar Heels take the court at Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium in Nassau. According to the Bahamas Basketball Federation’s “Summer of Thunder” schedule, UNC is scheduled to play this Friday and Saturday. (Tar Heel Blog)

Roy Williams discusses UNC court dedication, point guard position battle for upcoming season

Roy Williams still can’t believe the court inside the arena named for his mentor Dean Smith will bear his name. The ceremony will occur Aug. 24 at a reunion event after North Carolina returns from a trip this week to the Bahamas. Williams added that the point guard position, open after the departure of Joel Berry, could go to Seventh Woods – although he won’t be the only one. (

Where UNC Stands with Each 2019 Basketball Recruit

An examination of UNC's 2019 basketball recruiting class and the players who currently hold offers from Roy Williams. This could be a boom-or-bust class. If the Tar Heels were to land Jeremiah Francis (already committed), Cole Anthony, Tre Mann, and either of IMG teammates Josh Green and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, UNC would challenge for a top-3 recruiting class in the country. (Tar Heel Blog)

Don’t forget about Kenny Williams

One UNC basketball player who's flown under the radar this offseason is Kenny Williams. With his decision to return for his senior season never in question, Luke Maye and Cameron Johnson commanded headlines as they flirted with going pro. The arrival of projected lottery pick Nassir Little also created some buzz. But now's a good time to give Williams the attention he deserves. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels Heading To The Bahamas

North Carolina's men's basketball team is heading to The Bahamas on Wednesday for a pair of preseason exhibition games. The Tar Heels will practice in The Bahamas on Thursday, play games Friday and Saturday and return to Chapel Hill on Monday. UNC will play the Bahamas All-Stars on Friday and the New Providence Basketball Association All-Stars on Saturday. (

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