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Harrison Barnes Gets Married; NBA Stars Attend

On Saturday former North Carolina star Harrison Barnes got married. Barnes, 25, played at UNC from 2010-2012. As expected, a number of NBA stars and former UNC players attended the nuptials. Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving, Kendall Marshall, John Henson, James Michael McAdoo, Shammond Williams, and Justin Watts were all in attendance.

Michael Jordan, Other Former UNC Stars To Attend Tonight’s Title Game

It looks like some former UNC stars will be on-hand to take the national championship game. Harrison Barnes reportedly claims that Michael Jordan will be in attendance for the game. Barnes also said that Vince Carter, James Michael McAdoo, John Henson, Kendall Marshall, Reggie Bullock, Brandan Wright and Justin Watts will be there as well.

The Brain Trust Podcast: Episode 3

Each week, ABC11 Sports Director Mark Armstrong talks with guest hosts about basketball in the ACC and beyond. Justin Watts has it in cruise control as the Tar Heels are playing at a high level. Hear why he thinks guys like Joel Berry, Nate Britt and Isaiah Hicks are helping to power the top team in the ACC. Fun stuff from him on Roy's bench tirades.

Lucas: Alums Set The Tone

With three freshmen on the roster, Roy Williams needed a very reliable group to demonstrate the offense. Someone who had repeated the drill numerous times. Someone who had actually executed the offense in a game. Maybe even someone who owned a championship ring. Someone like...oh, how about Sean May, Marvin Williams, Raymond Felton, Tyler Hansbrough and Justin Watts?

US star Justin Watts bouncing his way to Mexico

High-flier Justin Watts won't be powering up the Rockhampton Rockets in 2014. Negotiations with the former North Carolina Tar Heels forward fell through last week. Instead of returning to Rockhampton, Watts has joined Mineros de Caborca in the Mexico-based Circuito de Baloncesto de la Costa del Pacífico league, which begins its season on March 28 against Tijuana.

Today In UNC-Duke History: March 5, 2011

Beyond junior Tyler Zeller and seniors Justin Knox and Justin Watts, the main contributors were freshmen Kendall Marshall and Harrison Barnes and sophomores John Henson and Dexter Strickland. Following that loss in Atlanta, the Tar Heels won 14 of the next 15 games. The crowning moment was the win over Duke at the Smith Center, which sealed the ACC regular season championship.

Video: Justin Watts Australian league highlights

Highlights of former North Carolina wing Justin Watts playing for the Rockhampton Rockets in the Australia-State League:

An New Beginning for UNC Basketball

North Carolina's Friday night exhibition victory over Shaw was the turning of a new page in the history of UNC basketball. With Kendall Marshall, Harrison Barnes, John Henson, and Tyler Zeller all gone to the NBA, as well as Justin Watts graduated, the torch has now been officially passed to a new generation of Tar Heels.

Greater N.C. Pro-Am rosters shuffle Triangle rivalries

Former UNC standouts Raymond Felton, Antawn Jamison and Danny Green will headline the DTLR team. The Dreamworks team will also have a strong Tar Heels contingent with Sean May, Justin Watts, David Noel and James Michael McAdoo joining current Duke post player Mason Plumlee and future Blue Devils Amile Jefferson and Rasheed Sulaimon.

Greater NC Pro-Am Rosters Announced

The rosters for the 2012 Greater NC Pro-Am summer basketball league have been released. Among the current and former UNC players listed are Rasheed Wallace, P.J. Hairston, Leslie McDonald, Raymond Felton, Antawn Jamison, Danny Green, Sean May, Justin Watts, David Noel, James Michael McAdoo, J.P. Tokoto, Reggie Bullock, and Joel James. The initial schedule has also been posted.

Weekend basketball roundup: Storming and pitching

The ACC senior All-Stars -- which included UNC's Tyler Zeller and Justin Watts -- completed their yearly Barnstorming Tour in Gastonia, N.C., where they beat a team of local high school seniors 138-118. UNC underclassmen Kendall Marshall, John Henson and Harrison Barnes -- who are leaving school early for the NBA draft -- didn’t play, but served as honorary coaches.

Lower expectations will greet 2012-13 Heels

UNC lost its top scorer, defender and passer Thursday with the announcement that Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Kendall Marshall are leaving for the NBA. Combined with the graduation of ACC player of the year Tyler Zeller and versatile reserve Justin Watts — and a planned Mormon mission for backup point guard Stilman White — the Tar Heels are losing 69 percent of their scoring, 68 percent of their rebounding and 79 percent of their assists.

Realizing it's over

The Tar Heels on the court moved slowly to the sideline, begrudgingly lining up behind their coach. Leslie McDonald and Dexter Strickland came down from the stands to join their teammates. Senior Justin Watts stayed on the bench. The four-year reserve had just played his final 12 minutes in a North Carolina uniform. If you don’t stand up—if you can just stay there—maybe it doesn’t end. Maybe it’s not over.

UNC's Tyler Zeller takes tough loss with faith

An opportunity to become the first North Carolina basketball players with two national championship rings ended Sunday for Tyler Zeller and Justin Watts. Both got to play a minute or so in 2009 at Detroit when the Tar Heels buried Michigan State in the title game. But the bid for doubles ended at the Edward Jones Dome in the 2012 NCAA Midwest championship when Kansas pulled away late and took an 80-67 win.

Kendall Marshall out; Stilman White to start for UNC

Kendall Marshall will not play against Ohio tonight and Stilman White will start at point guard, North Carolina just announced. White, the freshman from Wilmington, will share time at point guard with Justin Watts. White played a career-high 11 minutes against Nicholls in December and has averaged 5.0 minutes per game in the postseason.

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