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Video: Theo Pinson NBA Draft Tape

Theo Pinson was a do-everything player for the Tar Heels. Whether it was scoring, handing out assists, key defensive or hustle plays, Pinson left it all on the court. Pinson was an honorable mention All-ACC recipient in 2018 averaging 10.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.1 assists-per-game. Read More...

Four Corners: Basketball Camp Ends, Freshmen Arrive

Roy Williams' annual camp concluded this week, wrapping up its two-week run with another scrimmage between current and former Tar Heel players on Tuesday afternoon. Incoming UNC freshmen Rechon Black, Nassir Little and Coby White arrived on campus this week in preparation to begin classes next week in the second session of summer school in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)

Theo Pinson’s Ability to Play Point Guard a Key Factor Ahead of Thursday’s NBA Draft

Former North Carolina wing Theo Pinson has seen his name rise up the NBA draft boards throughout the offseason workout process. Pinson was initially left off the list of players invited to this year’s draft combine, before ultimately earning a late invitation as an alternate–where he was given an opportunity to showcase his diverse skill set in front of NBA scouts. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 71-80

80. Lee Dedmon (1969-1971, C, Baltimore, Md.): As a junior and senior, Dedmon led the Tar Heels in rebounding. He added 2.8 assists per game as a senior in ’71— an incredible figure for a center. Dedmon capped off his UNC career averaging 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds over three games to win co-MVP of the ACC Tournament; 79. Isaiah Hicks (2013-17, PF, Oxford, N.C.). (Inside Carolina)

Theo Pinson is inaugural winner of Caulton Tudor Award, honoring cooperation with media

Theo Pinson made a name at UNC with his press-conference crashing almost as much as he did on the court. But his antics at the podium were part of a larger willingness to interact with the media and enjoy the process. It's fitting, then that Pinson is the first winner of the Caulton Tudor Award, given to the Triangle basketball player most cooperative with the media. (Raleigh News & Observer)

College basketball's first-round draft pick factories

North Carolina and Kansas are tied for third having produced a total of 12 first-round NBA draft picks each over the last 10 years. However, in terms of draft production, the Jayhawks rate just ahead of the Tar Heels because they have produced a No. 1 pick -- Andrew Wiggins in 2014 - and because almost all of their first-rounders (10) have been selected in the lottery. (Rivals.com)

Podcast: Discussing UNC Basketball, Incoming Freshmen, and Theo Pinson

With a heralded group of freshmen joining a talented and battle-tested group of upperclassmen, expectations for UNC basketball seems to be growing. To discuss these topics, Jon Seiglie is joined by Tate Frazier. Arguably the No. 1 topic heading into the season is how UNC's freshmen - Coby White, Nassir Little, and Leaky Black - will transition to the college game. (Inside Carolina)

Theo Pinson Works Out for Indiana Pacers

The final three NBA Draft prospects at Tuesday's Indiana Pacers workout were athletic wings from prominent college programs: Arizona shooting guard Rawle Alkins, Georgetown small forward Marcus Derrickson, and UNC small forward Theo Pinson. Pinson is known for his defensive prowess. Standing 6-6 with a 6-11 wingspan, he believes he can guard four positions at the next level. (Indiana Pacers)

Biggest offseason questions for Way-Too-Early Top 25 college basketball teams

8. North Carolina: Is Roy Williams going to play more small ball? UNC usually dominates the glass with a bulky lineup. Yet Luke Maye, Cameron Johnson and freshman Nassir Little, three players who can stretch the floor, could anchor a Tar Heels team that plays small ball the entire season. It would be atypical, but Williams has the personnel to succeed with the scheme. (ESPN.com)

UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 81-90

90. Marvin Williams was arguably the final piece that made UNC’s '05 title run possible. As a stretch big, he made 85% of his free throws and 43% of his 3s in his only year at UNC. In addition to his smooth shooting stroke, “it happen(ed) sometimes that (Marvin) dunk(ed) on people.”; 89. Serge Zwikker’s breakthrough moment came as a sophomore in the ’95 NCAAT. (Inside Carolina)

Carolina Insider Podcast: College World Series, Roy Williams & More

Jones and Adam go to Omaha for the College World Series and visit with men's basketball coach Roy Williams in Tuesday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com also announce their 2018 Poddy nominees. Carolina Insider is a production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Nassir Little Arrives at UNC

There’s a confidence in Nassir Little that’s easy to spot. Whether you’re watching him go toe-to-toe with Duke freshman Cameron Reddish at the McDonald’s All-American game in March or viewing a workout session highlight reel, it’s pretty clear that Little believes in himself and is resolute in his pursuit of basketball perfection as he arrives in Chapel Hill on Tuesday. (Inside Carolina)

2018-19 college basketball top 25

7. North Carolina - The losses of Theo Pinson and Joel Berry, two tenured vets who played prominent roles in Carolina going to back-to-back title games, will be a blow, but there’s cause to believe Roy Williams’ team might be even better next season. For starters, Third Team All-American Luke Maye and his 16.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game are back. (SB Nation)

UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 91-100

Who are the greatest Tar Heels of all time? We've attempted to use analytics to help answer that question. The following criteria were used to guide the rankings: Only ACC-era players are included. Only collegiate performance matters. Length of collegiate tenure matters. Peak performance and overall collegiate contribution are given equal weight. Winning matters. (Inside Carolina)

Carolina Basketball Family Attends Joel James' Wedding

Former UNC center Joel James got married this weekend in Chapel Hill to former UNC softball player Aquilla Mateen, and the Carolina basketball family was in attendance. James played four seasons at North Carolina (2012-2016) before heading to play overseas in Japan. He is currently with the Tokyo Hachioji Trains after a season with the Kumamoto Volters. (Inside Carolina)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Bahamas All Stars
Fri, Aug 17 7:30 ET
UNC @ NPBA All Stars
Sun, Aug 19 3:00 ET
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6 TBD

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Louisville9-922-14
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Syracuse8-1023-14
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20
Pittsburgh0-188-24


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