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The Harrison Barnes–Team USA–Sixers Theory That’s So Crazy It Makes Sense

Mike Krzyzewski will finally get to coach Harrison Barnes. Back in 2009, Coach K lost one of the great Carolina college basketball recruiting wars when Barnes—then the no. 1 high school player in the country—chose Roy Williams and UNC over Coach K and Duke. It was a legendary recruiting scrap, and rumor has it Krzyzewski did not take Barnes’s decision well.

James Worthy still following mom's rules

James Worthy will forever be remembered as “Big Game James” for his clutch performances. But his mom was a basketball champion long before him. She was a member of the Highland High School Ramlettes women’s basketball team, which won the North Carolina Athletic Conference title in 1949. Worthy even credits his mom for improving his jump shot.

ACC will be well-represented at Rio Olympics

The Olympic qualifying process has only just begun, but already many athletes with ACC ties either past or present have punched their tickets to this year’s Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To date, ten current and former Tar Heels have qualified to represent the United States in men's basketball, field hockey, and track & field.

NBA Draft 2016: All about Utah Jazz guard Marcus Paige

The Utah Jazz traded down from #42 and received cash and the #55 -- and with it they selected UNC's Marcus Paige. Paige would have been a reach at #42, but at #55 he's like finding a $20 dollar bill in your winter jacket pocket.

J.P. Tokoto helps shape up Knicks' Summer League squad

J.P. Tokoto has committed to the New York Knicks for the Orlando Summer League, according to Michael Scotto....For what it's worth, Tokoto comes in and is immediately the most athletic player of the bunch. He's a bouncy high-flyer with plenty of quickness. He gets after it defensively with good instincts.

Andrew Platek Discusses Visits to UNC, Davidson, Stanford

Andrew Platek: "Everything about (UNC's) basketball facilities was top notch. After meeting all of the coaches and talking to Coach Williams again, I got to play (pickup) with their guys later that night. It was a great way to cap off an amazing visit. I was very impressed with the coaching staff as well as the facilities they have there. North Carolina made a lasting impression on my family and me."

Jalek Felton to participate in Steph Curry camp

For the third straight summer, Jalek Felton will get to play against some of the top guards in the country. Felton, who recently transferred to Gray Collegiate, is taking part in Stephen Curry’s SC30 Select Camp from Tuesday through Friday in California. The 6-foot-3 UNC commit participated the last two years when he played at Mullins. The camp features 20 of the top guards in the country.

Harrison Barnes says he wants to come back to the Warriors

Harrison Barnes didn't help his free-agent value during the Warriors' playoff run. The fourth-year forward averaged just 9.0 points and shot 39 percent from the floor as the Warriors attempted to win their second straight title. Barnes' output in the Finals was even more alarming, making just 5 of his final 32 shots from the floor as the Warriors blew a 3-1 series lead to the Cavaliers.

Roy Wiliams on the passing of Vols legend Pat Summitt

Roy Williams on the passing of Pat Summit: “We lost one of the true giants in coaching, in any sport and regardless of gender, today. If there were a Mount Rushmore of coaching, Pat Summitt would certainly be included. Wanda and I sent our daughter to her basketball camp in Knoxville because we wanted Kimberly to be influenced by Coach Summitt.

Phil Steele releases college football preseason top 25

We are still weeks away from the Associated Press releasing its Top 25 preseason poll for college football, but expert Phil Steele is here to provide his. Steele has the Tar Heels just off the list at No. 26 in his preseason Top 25, just behind USC who came in at 25. In his preview, he picks the Tar Heels to finish second in the Coastal Division behind Miami.


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