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Former Tar Heel Jackson Simmons follows tradition

Jackson Simmons' career choice should come as no surprise. Surrounded by coaching greatness and a desire to remain involved in a sport that is in his blood, the former Smoky Mountain star who just graduated from North Carolina is the newest member of the staff of basketball coach Mark Price at UNC Charlotte. "It's all happened pretty quick," said Simmons, who graduated in May.

Tar Heels ranked No. 13 in major college sports

North Carolina ranked No. 13 nationally in's ranking of athletics programs, using a formula that weighs more heavily toward sports that generate the broadest base of fan and media interest. Five sports -- football, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball and a "wild card" sport were all used to determine the ranking.

Video: Harrison Barnes reviews non-alcoholic drinks

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes does not drink alcohol. In fact, his first taste of alcohol ever came during Golden State's celebration after winning the NBA title two weeks ago. So, when Barnes stopped by the FOX Sports studios recently, we had him taste and review several non-alcoholic cocktails.

J.P Tokoto, Former ACC Players Make NBA Summer League Debut

Making his professional debut for the Philadelphia 76ers in the opening game of the NBA’s Salt Lake City Summer League, Jahlil Okafor from Duke scored 20 points on 10 of 22 shooting. Okafor’s new Philadelphia teammate J.P. Tokoto made two of his seven field goal attempts to finish with four points and five rebounds in 18½ minutes of playing time.

A look at incoming UNC athletes

From Chesterfield, Va., Kenny Williams is one of two incoming freshman for the North Carolina basketball team and looks ready to make an impact during the 2015-16 season. Ranked 84th in ESPN’s top 100 recruits for 2015, Williams will look to help the Tar Heels in a facet of the game they struggled with last season: 3-point shooting.

Charlotte Hornets P.J. Hairston wants to be team’s ‘maker’

P.J. Hairston talks after a Charlotte Summer League practice. He has already finished a group session, so our interview is overtime. He’s gracious, he offers his hand when we finish, and he’s on time. We know Hairston. He’s from Greensboro, played at North Carolina for two seasons, and on draft night 2014 became a Charlotte Hornet. At North Carolina he was known for scoring.

NBA champion Harrison Barnes celebrates the Fourth of July in Ames

The excitement in preparation for Ames’ Fourth of July parade was evident throughout downtown Saturday morning. A special addition to this year’s parade was the grand marshal Harrison Barnes, who coming off an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors, returned with trophy in hand to celebrate the Fourth of July with his hometown.

Best Heels From Abroad

With today July 4th and the nation celebrating our birthday, it seemed like a good time to do something a bit different. Instead of posting something classicly red, white and blue, it seemed like a good time to go outside our borders and have fun listing the 10 best basketball players in UNC history not originally from the United States.

Where Should the Nuggets Send Ty Lawson?

Ty Lawson is great. His numbers are excellent (15.2 points, 9.6 assists last season) and his defense is pretty solid considering his size. He’s also only 27, and he’s signed through 2017 at about $12.5 million per year. He’s too fun a player to watch him waste away on another awful Nuggets team.

Photo: Deon Thompson's team wins Israeli league title

Deon Thompson is currently a player for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Premier League. The team recently won its league title. This photo shows Thompson, draped in the American flag, celebrating his team's victory.

Danny Green's rise to two-way wing another cog to keep Spurs way intact

The assumption at the end of the season that it was only a matter of weeks before Danny Green would be cashing an eight-figure paycheck glosses over how close he came to being washed out of the league. He was selected in the second round of the 2009 draft by the Cavaliers. Green then appeared in only 20 NBA games as a rookie and logged two contests with the Development League’s Erie BayHawks before being waived.

Video: One-on-one with Scott Cherry

Scott Cherry is now running his own program in the Triad as he enters his seventh season with High Point, a program that he's built into a mid-major power within the Big South. Time Warner Cable News' J.B. Ricks sat down with the former Tar Heel with the Panthers coach who is only four wins away from win 100.

Tar Heel NBA Free Agency Primer

The initial free agent signing period in early July has become one of the fastest-paced portions of the NBA calendar. Several former University of North Carolina players are on the move this offseason, and others are staying put with their current teams. Catch up on the latest with the latest edition of Tar Heels in the NBA, summer edition.

Harrison Barnes bringing NBA title trophy back to Ames

Harrison Barnes is coming home, and he's bringing the most coveted prize in all of professional basketball. The former Ames High School star helped the Golden State Warriors win their first NBA title since 1975, and he'll serve as grand marshal Saturday for his hometown's Fourth of July parade. Barnes plans to show off the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy while joining a caravan down 5th Street.

Warriors' Harrison Barnes Plays Pick-up Ball in Oakland

While many of the Warriors were caught poppin' bottles of Moët and sippin' Patron after winning the NBA title, forward Harrison Barnes took his celebration to the streets of Oakland. Barnes, a third-year small forward who says he tasted his first drop of alcohol in the locker room after the Warriors won the NBA Finals in Cleveland, showed some lucky locals a thing or two at Mosswood Park in Oakland, near MacArthur BART.

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