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Roy Williams UNC Media Day Quotes

Roy Williams talked with the media at the team's annual Media Day leading up to the season opener against N.C. Central Nov. 14. The Tar Heels play two exhibition games before the season opener, the first against Fayetteville State Oct. 24 and the second against Belmont Abbey Nov. 7. Both games are in Chapel Hill and tip off at 7:30 p.m. (Carolina Blue)

Turner's Take: Potential

On Wednesday, Roy Williams was asked if his 2014-15 team had the “ideal makeup” of a college basketball team. “It’s not ideal,” Williams responded. “If it’s ideal, I’d have Marcus, Marvin and Tyler, Tyler and John...because we could do everything.” Beyond Paige, the 2014-15 Tar Heels don’t have players proven to be on the levels of Williams, Hansbrough, Zeller and Henson, but they do have potential. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Basketball Lineups in Motion

There’s only been one constant in North Carolina’s lineups through three practices, according to Roy Williams, and that’s junior guard Marcus Paige’s permanent residence on the white team. Williams provided the same answer, albeit with a slightly different phrasing, to lineup questions during UNC’s media day on Wednesday. “I don’t know.” “I have no idea.” (Inside Carolina)

Video: Roy Williams Pre-Season Press Conference

North Carolina coach Roy Williams answers questions from the media about the Tar Heels' upcoming 2014-2015 men's basketball season. (View Video...)

Lucas: Expecting Big Things

Media day was Wednesday afternoon at the Smith Center. There were no questions about discipline issues, no queries about anyone's eligibility and no off-court discussion, in fact, at all (pause here to knock on whatever wood is nearby). There was just basketball. Really good basketball. Carolina has a signature player in Marcus Paige, an experienced core of talent and a heralded freshman class. (GoHeels.com)

Q&A With Justin Jackson

Having played in a pair of exhibition games in August in the Bahamas, endured preseason conditioning and most of the first week of practice with the 2014-15 Tar Heels, freshman wing Justin Jackson also led all scorers with 17 points in last Friday's Late Night with Roy scrimmage. This week, he sat down for a Q&A with GoHeels.com: (GoHeels.com)

Antawn Jamison becoming Lakers analyst for TWC SportsNet

Antawn Jamison is becoming a broadcaster after a 16-year NBA career. He has joined Time Warner Cable SportsNet as a Los Angeles Lakers analyst, the network announce on Tuesday. Jamison spent the 2012-2013 season as a Laker, then joined the Los Angeles Clippers for 22 games last year before being dealt to the Atlanta Hawks at the trade deadline and waived shortly thereafter. (CBS Sports)

Lucas: Studying Screening

It happens every winter. At some point during the season, an opposing guard knocks down a barrel full of three-pointers, sometimes including a flurry when Tar Heel defenders are a step late getting a hand in his face. The standard reaction: doesn't Carolina ever work on defending screens? The answer became obvious at Tuesday afternoon's practice. (GoHeels.com)

P.J. Hairston gets NBA chance with Charlotte Hornets

P.J. Hairston’s talent was such that he was a first-round pick in the NBA Draft last summer. His penchant for breaking rules and laws was such that he never played a game for North Carolina last season. The Charlotte Hornets hope the 21-year-old 6-6 guard can flash a lot of the former and none of the latter for them this season. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Marcus Paige Named CBSSports.com Pre-Season All-American

CBSSports.com All-American First team: Marcus Paige, North Carolina, 6-1 Junior Guard; P.J. Hairston losing his eligibility last season forced UNC coach Roy Williams to ask Paige to score more, and the Iowa native was excellent in that role. He averaged 17.5 points while shooting 38.9 percent from the field and leading the Tar Heels to a 13-5 ACC record. (CBS Sports)

Toronto Raptors throw caution to the wind with Tyler Hansbrough’s three-point shooting

With an eye toward the changing nature of the game. Tyler Hansbrough is the last player you would expect to work on a three-pointer, as his game is based on energy, and resides in the paint. He is known for his innate ability to agitate, not his smooth stroke. However, each year there are more three-pointers attempted in the league. So, Hansbrough worked with Mike Hollis, a shooting coach in North Carolina. (National Post)

CAROLINA: The Prophecy of Isaiah

When UNC traveled to play a pair of August exhibition games in the Bahamas, not many fans would have been able to predict what would be one of the more shocking takeaways from the trip. While the Tar Heels return four of their top six scorers, the guy who averaged just 1.2 points and 7.3 minutes a game in 2013-14 took the reins to lead the team in scoring. That guy is sophomore Isaiah Hicks. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Nate Britt Lip Syncs Justin Timberlake at Late Night With Roy

Nate Britt shows off a few moves while lip syncing Justin Timberlake's 'Suit & Tie' at 2014 Late Night with Roy at the Dean Smith Center on Friday. (View Video...)

Basketball preseason Top 25 with best-case and worst-case scenarios

6. UNC: The season ends in one win shy of a championship, but that's good enough to secure bragging rights over an underachieving Duke team upset in the opening round of the NCAA tournament for a third time in four years and a hapless NC State team that doesn't even make the field of 68. Depressed PackPride messageboarders suspend their quest for vigilante justice for a few days for an alcohol-soaked bender (Yahoo! Sports)

Clippers' Reggie Bullock ready for increased role this season

Second-year forward Reggie Bullock has an opportunity to play a significant role for the Clippers this season. Bullock said he has envisioned himself playing the backup small forward spot behind starter Matt Barnes. The door opened for Bullock when the Clippers traded small forward Jared Dudley to the Milwaukee Bucks over the summer. Now all Bullock has to do is impress Clippers Coach Doc Rivers. (Los Angeles Times)

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