Audio: Roy Williams talks to Andy Katz & Seth Greenberg
North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams talks to ESPN's Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg about the emotional loss to Villanova, focusing on this year's team, the impact of sanctions against the school, and more. (ESPN.com
James Michael McAdoo: Finals Loss Adds Fuel to the Fire
James Michael McAdoo's sole focus this offseason has been on bettering himself, hoping that when his name is called, he’s ready to make an impact. “The biggest thing is really just working on my game, working on my individual skill. Just trying to work on the things that I know are gonna be essential to me being on the court and helping the team win." (Blue Man Hoop
Joke’s On You, Harrison Barnes is a Gold Medalist
All I am trying to say is that if you are having fun joking and cracking on Harrison Barnes for not getting playing time in Rio, the joke is on you. Barnes was one of twelve Americans to win an Olympic gold medal in basketball and he (along with all Dallas Mavericks’ fans) should be proud of it. (The Smoking Cuban
Bret Strelow: Kris Jenkins' shot also my cue to exit stage
I was fortunate to cover Hall of Fame coaches, star players and incredible games. I'll remember helping hold open the Smith Center doors as a woman walked toward the exit pushing Dean Smith, who was seated in a wheelchair. Noticeably weak two years before his 2015 death, Smith raised his index finger and pointed it in an appreciative manner, thanking us for the assist. (Fayetteville Observer
Jazz Sign 2016 Draft Pick Marcus Paige
The Utah Jazz has signed 2016 second-round pick guard Marcus Paige. Terms of the deal were not released. Paige played four seasons at North Carolina, averaging 13.1 points, 4.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds while shooting 37.5 percent from three-point range in 141 career games. He helped lead the Tar Heels to the 2016 NCAA Championship Game. (Utah Jazz
Video: Seventh Woods Dunks On UNC Student
UNC Basketball incoming freshman guard Seventh Woods made the most of move-in weekend in Chapel Hill, as he dunked all over a UNC student in what makes for a hilarious ACC Must See Moment.
Late Night with Roy set for Oct. 14
UNC has announced that Late Night with Roy will be held on Oct. 14 in the Dean E. Smith Center on North Carolina's campus. Late Night with Roy is unofficial kickoff to the college basketball season. The players will take part in skits and dances before a few shooting drills and a blue/white scrimmage. Late Night with Roy is also a big recruiting event. (Carolina Blue
Why every UNC fan should love Roy Williams
Over the course of his 28-year career as a head basketball coach, Roy Williams has been the picture of consistency. Through adversity and the challenges of a changing culture in college basketball, Williams has remained consistent in his approach. To the chagrin of some, he’s been reluctant to change his style of coaching and recruiting. But his results are hard to argue with. (Keeping It Heel
Team USA, Harrison Barnes win Olympic Gold
Team USA won Olympic Gold on Sunday, defeating Serbia 96-66 in Rio. The United States went undefeated throughout the tournament, but it wasn't always easy. Team USA defeated Spain in the semifinals 82-76 and had a number of other close calls. On the court for the United States in the closing minutes of Sunday's final was former UNC forward Harrison Barnes. (Carolina Blue
The Time Michael Jordan Was Forced to Wear Reebok
In fact, the only real high-drama for the Dream Team happened in the lead up to the medal ceremony, when Nike athletes – headline by Air Jordan himself – had to consider if their allegiances to Nike outweighed their commitment to their service of their country. (Highsnobiety
Photo: Dean Smith and his "Olympic Cartoon"
A photo by Hugh Morton of Dean Smith autographing a cartoon honoring his role as coach of the gold medal-winning 1976 USA Men's Basketball Olympic team. Probably taken at Grandfather Golf and Country Club in Linville, NC. (UNC.edu
Video: Brice Johnson Senior Season Mix
Take a look back at the senior season highlights of former Tar Heel Brice Johnson, now embarking on his rookie season in the NBA with the Los Angeles Clippers.
For Harrison Barnes, It’s All About A First-Time Opportunity
With a larger role comes more responsibility. Since his time at UNC, Harrison Barnes hasn’t really had the spotlight on his game, but he will in Dallas with many people viewing him as the player of the future after Dallas’ willingness to give him such a large contract. That means that when things aren’t going so well, he’ll likely get a significant share of blame. (Hoops Habit
Is Joel Berry II massively underrated?
One of the biggest preseason publications, Blue Ribbon Magazine, released its five-member All-America team this week. Only one ACC player, Duke’s Grayson Allen made the cut, which wasn’t a major surprise. But it still semi-prompts the question: Is North Carolina’s Joel Berry II massively underrated? (Carolina Blue
UNC basketball freshman preview: Tony Bradley
Freshman center Tony Bradley, like Joel Berry, is a former Mr. Basketball in the state of Florida. He averaged 23 ppg, and 12.6 rpg, while shooting an impressive 65% from the field. The five-star Bradley is among the highest-ranked players in the class of 2016. Bradley is also the first UNC recruit to be a member of the McDonald’s All-American team since 2014. (Tar Heel Blog