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Nate Britt Jr. and Kris Jenkins: From Becoming Brothers to National Champions to Draft Prospects

Not only did Nate Britt and Kris Jenkins excel in and out of the classroom together at Gonzaga College High School (Washington, D.C.) and win multiple AAU titles as teammates, but they also celebrated back-to-back national championships. Jenkins won with Villanova (in 2016), while Britt won with UNC (this year), as Jenkins sat behind the Tar Heels' bench. (NBPA)

NBA Draft Primer: UNC players in final mock drafts

UNC has five players available to be drafted (Justin Jackson, Tony Bradley, Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks, Nate Britt), but only two (Jackson and Bradley) are locks to be selected in the first two rounds. Hicks has an outside chance of going late in the second round. With just hours until the NBA Draft, let's take a look at where we might expect these Tar Heels to be drafted. (Carolina Blue)

Sources: Spurs open to trading Danny Green

With the NBA draft less than 24 hours away, the Spurs are doing their due diligence in hopes of improving their roster for next season. League sources have told the Express-News the Spurs are open to trading guard Danny Green, though no deal is close as of yet. Green, who signed a four-year, $40 million deal in 2015, is scheduled to make $10 million next season. (San Antonio Express-News)

Justin Jackson won free throw contest at UNC camp 10 years ago

Ten years ago this week UNC's Justin Jackson won the free throw contest at Roy Williams' summer basketball camp. Carolina assistant coach Brad Frederick posted the picture of the old score sheet on twitter Wednesday. It was quite foreshadowing. Jackson would go on to be named ACC Player of the Year in 2017 while helping lead UNC to the National Championship. (Carolina Blue)

UNC basketball's signature moves

North Carolina basketball fans have seen a number of “go-to” moves of their own by various Tar Heels. Over the years, these dunks, passes, and shots have helped lead UNC basketball teams to various titles in the ACC and NCAA. Ed Cota’s “Cota Floata” - When it comes to UNC signature moves, I think this Ed Cota move should always be at the top of any Tar Heel list. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC basketball stars on way out could lead to more talent coming in

When the 2017 NBA Draft takes place on Thursday, players throughout college basketball — and the world — will realize their professional dreams. At least two will come from UNC. Tar Heels Justin Jackson, a junior, and Tony Bradley, a freshman, will be among the men to hear their names called. For the future of North Carolina basketball, that’s a good thing. (FanRag Sports)

UNC’s Justin Jackson: ‘I should not have been ACC player of the year’

Last March, Justin Jackson became the 14th player from North Carolina to win the ACC men’s basketball player of the year. But during an NBA draft media day in New York Wednesday, Jackson told reporters he didn’t think he should’ve been the choice. Instead, Jackson picked Duke’s Luke Kennard. "In my mind, he was the ACC Player of the Year." (Charlotte Observer)

Video: Isaiah Hicks NBA Draft Tape

UNC's Isaiah Hicks was a solid contributor for the Tar Heels during their 2017 NCAA National Championship Run. Hicks was an iron man for North Carolina, playing in 151 career games, tied for 2nd all-time in ACC history. Around the basket, Hicks knew what to do in the paint with the basketball. View Video...

With Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen in attendance, Justin Jackson works out for Portland

The most telling part of Justin Jackson's predraft workout with the Portland Trail Blazers had nothing to do with his shot missing the mark. Blazers owner Paul Allen and vice chairman Bert Kolde were courtside to watch Jackson in a group workout. That Allen was in the building is an indicator that the franchise and its owner had special interest in the final group. (Oregon Live)

Inside the Playbook: Kenny Williams, Cam Johnson could create headaches for ACC foes

It’s time to draw out another play in the dirt. This time, our focus is on Kenny Williams and North Carolina. UNC will look for ways to utilize catch-and-shoot maven Cameron Johnson. Roy Williams will have plenty of options in 2017-18, including a nifty 1-3 pick-and-pop. However, there’s another method to achieve offensive madness: guard-to-guard screens away from the ball. (ACC Sports Journal)

North Carolina's Justin Jackson Opts For Winning Over One-And-Done

For the most part, University of North Carolina’s Justin Jackson, one of six participants in Portland’s sixth and final pre-draft workout held on Monday at the team’s facility in Tualatin, has all the skills you’d want in a modern NBA player. And perhaps most importantly, he’s proven himself to be a winner while playing in the most difficult conference in college basketball. (

The Two Biggest Sleepers in the 2017 NBA Draft

The two best big men in the draft might be two freshmen who came off the bench for their respective teams in the national championship game. Everyone knows about Zach Collins, who is widely seen as a lottery pick. However, his counterpart at UNC, Tony Bradley, is projected as a late-first-round or early-second-round pick, even though his per-40 minute numbers were similar. (The Ringer)

Nonconference basketball scheduling is changing, but what does that really mean?

It’s shocking that we’ve seen another national title game that was a rematch of a regular-season meeting in the past decade. Take this year’s national champion, UNC, which faced Wisconsin, Indiana and Kentucky in November and December. Only one of those games was held on a campus; it played the Badgers in Hawaii and the Wildcats in Las Vegas. (Sports Illustrated)

Interview with NBA Draft Prospect Justin Jackson

Thursday’s NBA Draft will be a life-changing night. Only sixty players will be selected. Among the favorites to be picked early on is forward Justin Jackson, a former member of the North Carolina Tar Heels, the 2016-17 NCAA Champions. I had the opportunity to speak with Justin before the draft, where he shared his thoughts about what basketball has taught him. (Sports Illustrated For Kids)

Is Tony Bradley the draft's biggest sleeper?

North Carolina’s Tony Bradley surprised many when he elected to keep his name in for the 2017 NBA Draft. But his potential loss in draft position — many believe he could have played himself into a lottery pick with a strong sophomore year — could turn into a massive gain for some NBA team getting him at a cut-rate spot. (Carolina Blue)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10 TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20 TBD

UNC vs. Portland
Thu, Nov 23 TBD ESPN

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(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
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(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
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NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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