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Hornets bolstering roster with former Tar Heels, but latest signees are long shots

The signings this week of Marcus Paige, Isaiah Hicks, T.J. Williams and Louisville center Mangok Mathiang bring the Hornets’ roster to 17, the most players coach Steve Clifford prefers to bring to training camp. Hicks and Williams are probably long shots to make the Hornets’ season roster, and they could end up on the Hornets’ G-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. (Charlotte Observer)

How you can support Woody Durham, the former ‘Voice of the Tar Heels,’ in his fight against aphasia

It was the phrase that Woody Durham, the longtime voice of UNC’s men’s basketball and football teams, often repeated during a game’s most dramatic moments, one he used to urge Tar Heels fans to practice their most trusted superstition: “Go where you go, and do what you do.” And now you can find it on T-shirts that are being sold to benefit research of aphasia. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Art’s Angle: The Mission of Dean Smith

Now that the NCAA has acknowledged it has no jurisdiction over the sanctioned courses offered at its more than 1,000 member institutions, it is time to defend the notion that UNC’s ongoing athletic scandal began with the late Dean Smith more than 18 years ago. Smith believed in educational opportunity for all people. And it was a mission that made Smith far more than a basketball coach. (

Chansky’s Notebook: Marcus Ginyard's Community Day Camp

The newest basketball camp in Chapel Hill is free to kids lucky enough to sign up before it fills up. The camp is run by ex-UNC player Marcus Ginyard, who can operate his Chapel Hill camp as a non-profit because he has two other camps in Virginia that young players pay to attend. The first Community Day and Marcus Ginyard Camp were held last month. (

UNC's Marcus Paige is coming 'home'

Marcus Paige has a second chance of developing that most elusive of goals. A Southern accent. Paige, two years removed from his playing career at UNC, is returning to the state to play basketball, get married to a North Carolina girl and resume his dreams of playing in the NBA. “The accent can wait,” he said. “I’ll just stick with my old Midwestern accent for now.” (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC Basketball: The history of toppling No. 1

No team in college basketball has defeated more No. 1s than UNC. Top-ranked team have met their demise at the hands of the Tar Heels twelve time. Some matchups have been classics, like the 1992 upset of Christian Laettner and undefeated Duke. Others have been beatdowns, like the 1998 evisceration of the Blue Devils at the hands of Antawn Jamison and Vince Carter. (Tar Heel Blog)

Charlotte Hornets sign former UNC forward Isaiah Hicks

Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced Wednesday that the team has signed forward Isaiah Hicks to the team’s training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hicks was a four-year collegiate player at UNC (2013-17) where he appeared in 151 career games, owning averages of 7.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. (Charlotte Hornets)

Four Corners: Summer School Comes To An End

The second session of summer school at UNC has come to a close, and Tar Heel basketball players have headed home for a few weeks until returning to campus for the fall semester later this month. Here's some of the most recent Carolina Basketball news, in the latest Four Corners. The Tar Heels have released their 2017-18 non-conference schedule. (

Charlotte Hornets Sign Marcus Paige to Two-Way Contract

Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced Wednesday that the team has signed guard Marcus Paige and forward/center Mangok Mathiang to two-way contracts. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Paige was originally drafted with the 55th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Brooklyn Nets, with his draft rights being traded to Utah. (Charlotte Hornets)

Theo, Part II

Theo Pinson on UNC's chances of consecutive NCAA titles: "We firmly believe that we can do it again and people just don't think so. They're like 'Y'all are young, all you've got is you and've got Luke Maye, used to be a walk-on' and stuff like that. Everybody has a chip on their shoulder, and everybody wants to do it again, and me and Joel talk about it all the time." (Argyle Report)

Roy Williams by the Numbers

Today is Roy Williams' 67th birthday. To celebrate the Tar Heel head coach, let's take a look at his accomplishments and feats during his coaching career. 1 - Basketball Hall of Fame Induction 2 - AP Coach of the Year at UNC 3 - National Titles 3 - ACC Tournament Championships 3 - Bob Cousy Award Winners (top point guard in the nation) (Inside Carolina)

Source: Hornets to sign Marcus Paige, who will play primarily in Greensboro

The Charlotte Hornets are signing former UNC guard Marcus Paige and former Louisville center Mangok Mathiang to the NBA’s newly-created two-way contracts, a source told the Observer. Those contracts – each of 30 NBA franchises can have two two-way deals – means Paige and Mathiang will play primarily for the G-League Greensboro Swarm next season. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC Freshman Garrison Brooks's Summer Transformation

Posting before and after pictures seems to be a trend for UNC basketball this summer. This past weekend North Carolina senior point guard Joel Berry posted a look at his physique after summer conditioning and a diet change. Now before and after photos of freshman forward Garrison Brooks have reached social media. (Inside Carolina)

50 Best Players in College Basketball For 2017-2018

Every summer we make a list of the 50 best players in college basketball. The criteria: 1/3 their NBA prospects, 1/3 their individual talent, 1/3 how vital they are to their team’s success. 25. Joel Berry, Senior PG, UNC: Pulled his name out of the NBA Draft and has a chance to be a 3-year starter on a team that goes to the NCAA Title game three years in a row. (The Big Lead)

The Theo That We Know

After missing the first 16 games of his junior season with a foot injury, Theo Pinson returned to the Tar Heel men’s basketball lineup in January. He helped UNC win Roy Williams’ third national championship. After considering entering the NBA Draft, Pinson returns to UNC as one of two scholarship seniors. Theo sat down with Argyle Report’s Turner Walston in late July. (Argyle Report)

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North Carolina: 71
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