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Tobacco Road teams loaded for 2016-17

Compared to the beginning of last weekend, all three Tobacco Road teams have a better idea of what their rosters will look like for next season. For Duke, it was a late signee who filled the last open scholarship. For UNC, it was the return of a starter who was testing the NBA waters as an underclassman. For NC State, it was a combination of both.

Previewing UNC Basketball's High-Impact Underclassmen

Last season, no freshman played more than 15 minutes in any game. Now sophomores, these underclassmen, in addition to UNC's top-ten-ranked recruiting class, will play pivotal roles for North Carolina. Let's take a look at the underclassmen who will make the biggest impact for the Tar Heels: Tony Bradley, Kenny Williams, and Seventh Woods.

UNC basketball assistant coach takes subtle shot at Duke

After the Duke Blue Devils landed another five-star commitment in the form of 2016's No. 1 center Marques Bolden, UNC assistant basketball coach C.B. McGrath took to twitter and sent a subtle shot at the team down the road. "And despite all the hype - last 6 years - ZERO ACC regular season championships! You figure it out."

Top Five UNC Basketball Plays 2015-2016 Season

UNC's 2015-16 basketball season was filled with a number of pivotal plays, many of which helped elevate the Tar Heels to the confidence that was needed to make a Final Four run, ACC Championship win and overall great final season for seniors Paige, Johnson and James. Here are the top five plays from the season:

The toughest UNC basketball losses in the last 10 years

Being a Tar Heel fan has its perks, but it also has its setbacks. While many of North Carolina's basketball seasons end in impressive tournament runs or even national championships, they're sometimes disrupted by embarrassing losses throughout the season. Luckily for the Heels, these losses often have the ability to propel them to success.

NBA Mock Draft Roundup: Post-draft lottery

With this week's NBA draft lottery finished, teams are locked into a draft order and are starting to think more seriously about players who might interest them. Here's a look at where some of the post-lottery mock drafts project Brice Johnson's landing spot. The 2016 NBA Draft is June 23 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Marcus Paige Works Out For Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks end a run of three consecutive draft workouts Friday and will get a chance to see North Carolina guard Marcus Paige, who helped lead the Tar Heels to the NCAA Tournament title game. Paige is ranked as the No. 66 overall prospect by DraftExpress and recently competed in the draft combine in Chicago.

Jackson’s return brings UNC, Duke back to ACC forefront

Justin Jackson deciding to pull out of the NBA Draft and return to UNC bolsters the fact the Tar Heels aren’t going anywhere, even after losing Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige. It also highlights that the ACC we all grew to know and love is returning to form with UNC and Duke settling in as the clear favorites to finish at the top of the ACC standings.

Chansky’s Notebook: Blue Bloods Running Red Hot

The Carolina-Duke rivalry is heating up in May. The Tar Heels are buoyed by Kennedy Meeks and Justin Jackson returning to school, giving UNC three returning starters and another roster that will go at least 10 deep with experience and quality youth. And Duke just keeps adding five-star recruits with the signing of 6-10 center Marques Bolden.

Jerry Stackhouse may be the best dunking assistant coach ever

Jerry Stackhouse was a high-flying swingman in the NBA for many years. His aerial skills were so good that he competed at the 1996 and 2000 dunk contests, although you have probably forgotten about the latter because, you know, Vince. Now 41 and an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors, Stackhouse still has some hops left in him.


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