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ACC meetings: Could league expand conference basketball schedule?

This is our first time covering the ACC Spring Meetings in Amelia Island. In just the space of an hour or so, we chatted with Roy Williams, Mark Gottfried, Sylvia Hatchell, Larry Fedora and Dave Doeren. David Cutcliffe and the athletic directors will follow Wednesday. (Mike Krzyzewski and Debbie Yow are not in attendance). Some notes on each discussion: (ABC 11)

UNC Athletics Tar Heel Yard Sale

The UNC Athletic Department will hold a Yard Sale on Saturday, May 14, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Eddie Smith Field House. Merchandise bags will be provided to customers as they enter the building. Only small purses will be permitted inside the facility. Visit for more details. Please see our map for recommended parking to this event. (

Photo: Roy Williams shows off his poolside fashion style

One of the best dressed coaches in college basketball, UNC coach Roy Williams, knows how to maximize his style in a more causal way. While at the ACC spring meetings in Amelia Island, Fla., Williams was 100% pool ready --- complete with flip flops, seafoam green shorts, a Jordan Brand white tee-shirt, and hat and glasses in hand. (Carolina Blue)

Rockets to interview former player Kenny Smith for vacant head coaching position

The Houston Rockets continue to churn through the candidates as KPRC Sports has learned Kenny Smith will be interviewed by the Rockets management. The former Rocket has spent the last 17 years as an NBA analyst on TNT but has kept a close relationship with the organization and Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander. (Click2Houston)

NBA Draft Analysis: Scouts see potential in Brice Johnson

Brice Johnson emerged as one of the most talented big men in the country last season. He collected a plethora of honors including first-team All-America and unanimous first-team All-ACC, and helped lead Carolina to a National Championship game appearance. The former Tar Heel, who graduated on Sunday, now has his sights set on the NBA draft. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Recruiting History: Antawn Jamison

With Antawn Jamison's induction into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame this month, it's time to revisit how it all began for the former Tar Heel great. When the Jamison family relocated to the college basketball hotbed of Charlotte, NC, Antawn’s game flourished and the Tar Heels took notice. (Inside Carolina)

Photos: UNC's basketball seniors graduate

North Carolina's 2016 senior class will always be remembered as a special group. Point guard Marcus Paige, forward Brice Johnson, and center Joel James played four years at UNC and helped guide the program through tough periods and great success. On Sunday Paige, Johnson, and James graduated from UNC. (Carolina Blue)

John Henson Is An Elite Rim Protector

John Henson blocked 4.1 shots per 36 minutes last season, which places him second among qualified players. Henson allowed opponents to make just 42.3 percent of their attempts at the rim last year, which placed him third among qualified players. The only reason John Henson doesn’t receive the credit he deserves is that he doesn’t start. Maybe he should. (Behind the Bucks Pass)

Monmouth's King Rice stressing recovery time after big season

At some point, King Rice is going to be able to sit back and think about what Monmouth University accomplished this season, but the Hawks' head coach isn't there yet and may not be for a while. (Asbury Park Press)

Athlete Look Back: Warriors wing Harrison Barnes played the sax and sung in the choir in HS

Ames is a very small town and we’d have an open gym and Coach K could be there, Coach Dawkins could be there, Coach Williams, Coach Self … Word would spread to the entire town like a wildfire and you’d have a couple hundred people coming to open gym. It was like a zoo! (USA Today)

Joel James wants NBA to be his next basketball stop

Joel James, who graduates Sunday with a bachelor’s degree in American History, is a member of UNC’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council and the ACC’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council. Last summer, he was selected to represent the ACC on the NCAA’s National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. “He’s grown so much,” Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said. (Palm Beach Post)

Video: Antawn Jamison talks influence of UNC coaches, family

Former UNC basketball star and NBA veteran Antawn Jamison was recently inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. In the video below, by the News & Observer, the 1998 National Player of the Year discusses the influence the UNC coaches had on his life on and off the basketball court. (Carolina Blue)

Marcus Paige's legacy -- on and off the court

The Tar Heels' loss to Villanova in the 2016 National Championship was heartbreaking. But go back and replay Marcus Paige's last 3-pointer of the game. Everything was riding on that moment. But Paige made the shot, and he made it in the most "Paige" way possible -- defying all odds -- showing everyone what it means to be a Tar Heel. (Carolina Blue)

Chansky’s Notebook: Meeks Learns The Easy Way

Kennedy Meeks coming back makes both him and is team dangerous. When Kennedy Meeks announced his was pulling out of the NBA draft, it was the second biggest story on Not because it was such earth-shattering news, but it is the first nugget of truth to the new system the NBA and colleges are using to let players test the waters. (

Twelve ACC players, including seven underclassmen, to participate at NBA Combine

The NBA has released its official list of 63 players that will participate in its pre-draft Combine in Chicago on May 11-15, with 12 coming from ACC schools. Seven of those ACC players are underclassmen, including North Carolina’s Justin Jackson, N.C. State’s Cat Barber and Duke’s Brandon Ingram. (Wilmington Star News)

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