UNC Basketball

New season finds Harrison Barnes in familiar Iowa setting

The last time Harrison Barnes was at Wells Fargo Arena, he was clinching a second-straight undefeated state championship season for the Ames boys’ basketball team. When he returns there Thursday for a preseason NBA contest pitting his Golden State Warriors against the Denver Nuggets, the stakes won’t be quite the same, but Barnes will have plenty to prove nonetheless. (Ames Tribune)

Roy Williams Adds Two Walk-Ons

With the regular season opener against NC Central less than a month away on November 14, UNC head coach Roy Williams has added two walk-on members to the 2014-15 Tar Heel roster in senior Sasha Seymore and junior Justin Coleman. Seymore and Coleman, both two-year veterans of the UNC junior varsity program, officially joined the varsity squad this week. (

Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston still searching for 'fresh start'

Charlotte Hornets rookie guard P.J. Hairston wants to start anew. He wants nothing to be remotely close to the same as it was when he was a star and then disgraced player with the University of North Carolina. He's trying to change everything, so he's starting with the basics, which includes the number on his jersey. Hairston will no longer will he wear No. 15, as he did when he was a Tar Heel. (FOX Sports)

Danny Green: ‘I have to be smarter, more careful’ with social media

Danny Green visited the Holocaust Memorial — officially known as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe — as part of the Spurs’ recent trip to Berlin, where he did what many people would do: He took a selfie with his phone and shared it via Instagram. Probably not the best choice in such a somber setting, but such is our media-saturated world circa 2014. (San Antonio Express-News)

Lucas: Be Great

A little over a week into UNC's preseason practice, "Be great" has firmly taken hold as this year's basketball team mantra. It's been hash-tagged repeatedly in tweets from a variety of players, and it's even made appearances in a handful of Late Night with Roy Williams videos. But what exactly does it mean, and who came up with it? That's not exactly clear. (

Michael Jordan becoming great owner, too, for Hornets

As Michael Jordan knows better than anyone from his legendary playing days, one good season does not a reputation make. Respect and credibility are built over time. But nearly 15 years after his management-ownership career began with the Washington Wizards, has Jordan finally become an effective boss? It's certainly starting to seem that way. (USA Today)

John Henson starting to pull his weight

While many of his NBA colleagues spent their offseason staying up late and getting up late, John Henson rose at the crack of dawn and went to bed early. He adhered too a strict daily workout program, one that clearly showed his dedication and commitment to becoming a better basketball player. “I would wake up at 7 a.m., get breakfast and then lift weights,’’ said the, yes, still affable Henson. (Racine Journal Times)

Video: This is Carolina Basketball - Episode 1

Inside access to preseason practice with the Tar Heels. Follow North Carolina Men's Basketball team in this documentary style web series. Episode 1 features behind-the-scenes video of preseason conditioning, practice and Late Night with Roy. (View Video...)

Turner's Take: Built To Last

Last week at Media Day, Brice Johnson said he weighed 230 pounds, a full 43 pounds heavier than when he first got to Chapel Hill as an 18 year-old. “It’s been a very difficult process,” he said of learning to play with his new body. “For one, I’m not used to playing with a lot of weight on my body, and two, it’s a very hard thing to keep running with it." (

2014-15 College Basketball Conference Preview: ACC

After "The Summer of PJ Hairston" stretched into the fall and winter, North Carolina fans are happy to have no lingering off-court storylines heading into the 2014-15 season. Instead of eligibility concerns, Roy Williams has the welcomed challenge of working out a rotation with an incredibly talented roster. Marcus Paige alone can probably keep UNC competitive in the ACC, but it won't be enough to contend for a league title. (CBS Sports)

Tyler Zeller showcasing skills in preseason

The past couple of months have been a whirlwind for one of the newest Boston Celtics, Tyler Zeller. He's a newlywed in a new city with a new NBA team. But with any change, there's an adjustment period. And while we're only at the halfway point of the preseason, the former Cleveland Cavalier is starting to feel comfortable both with his game and how it meshes with his new teammates. (CSN New England)

Q&A: Raymond Felton feels comfortable in Dallas

Most of the talk about Dallas' point guard rotation has involved Jameer Nelson and Devin Harris, and deservedly so. The odd man out for now seems to be Raymond Felton, but the nine-year NBA veteran isn't done yet. After practice on Wednesday, I was able to chat with him about his career, Mavericks he's developed a connection with and how he likes the city of Dallas. (Mavs Moneyball)

Roy Williams Media Day Q&A, Part II

As a whole is this one of the more college-ready freshmen groups you’ve had in recent years? Roy Williams: "They know how to play, all three of them know how to play basketball. It’s not just been give the ball to me and let me go score. They can make the easy play when it’s supposed to be made. In their basketball IQ, I would definitely put them up there with some of those really good teams." (Inside Carolina)

Q&A With Joel Berry II

Freshman point guard Joel Berry II is wrapping up his first week of practice as a University of North Carolina freshman, getting acclimated to the college game more and more as the November 14 season opener approaches. This week, Berry sat down with for a Q&A session. (

Turner's Take: Tokoto Rising

Last season, J.P. Tokoto showed that he was more than just a dunk contest winner, that he was a tenacious on-ball defender (he was second in the ACC in steals and earned ACC All-Defensive team honors) and a high-flying rebounder. He displayed a reliable jumper and retained the ability to slash and elevate. Tokoto is third among Tar Heel returning players in points (9.3 a year ago) and rebounds (5.8). (

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