UNC Basketball

Nate Britt: New Shooting Hand 'Natural'

Five years after making the decision to shoot with his left hand, UNC sophomore guard Nate Britt decided to switch to his right hand this offseason. So far, so good. Britt’s shooting motion wasn’t a fluid one during his freshman season, and the stats seemed to enhance the potential issue. “It’s always been like an idea for me to switch back to my right hand,” Britt told reporters on Thursday. (Inside Carolina)

Former UNC Player Damion Grant Gives Back to His Homeland

Damion Grant, a former UNC men’s basketball center and member of the 2005 national title team, has just returned from a week-long mission trip in Jamaica to run an annual basketball camp. Grant, now in his second year as founder, conducted the camp and donated almost 150 pairs of shoes, along with socks, soccer and basketball jerseys to camp participants and their families. (

Video: One-on-one with Isaiah Hicks

UNC sophomore forward Isaiah Hicks discusses summer training, lessons learned from last season, and the upcoming season with Adam Lucas. (View Video...)

Turner's Take: Getting It Right

Nate Britt is making the switch. The ambidextrous Tar Heel point guard (who writes and plays tennis left-handed but throws a baseball with his right hand) will be shooting the basketball with his right hand in 2014-15. Prior to high school, Britt was equally comfortable shooting with either hand. He’d shoot right-handed or left-handed as the situation dictated. (

Michael Jordan: The Origins Of A North Carolina Legend

North Carolina has produced countless sports stars over the years but none with the global recognition of native son Michael Jordan. He dazzled sportscasters and sports fans first in Chapel Hill, and then around the world as the NBA’s greatest player. But through all the championships, MVP awards, and All-Star games, Jordan kept many personal issues to himself. (

Thinner Meeks seeks leadership role

Heading into his sophomore season at North Carolina, Kennedy Meeks is looking to do more than merely establish himself as a starter and key contributor for the 2014-2015 Tar Heels. He's looking to join point guard Marcus Paige as one of the leaders on this UNC squad, helping pick up the slack left behind with the departures of James Michael McAdoo and Leslie McDonald. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Dean Smith's former players backing Roy Williams in wake of UNC's academic scandal

Richard Vinroot is adamant that Dean Smith's unstinting focus on academics has not been lost under Roy Williams. Last month he attended the wedding of his nephew, Jack Wooten, a recent UNC player and graduate. His niece, former UNC basketball manager Maggie Wooten, also was at the ceremony, along with other former players. They were unanimous in vouching for Williams' academic commitment. (Yahoo! Sports)

Antawn Jamison calls Rashad McCants a clown

Former UNC basketball star Antawn Jamison called Rashad McCants a "clown" Thursday and also said he would like to finish his NBA career with the Charlotte Hornets. Jamison, who starred for UNC from 1995-98 and had his number retired by the school, said he got to know McCants a little over the years and always noticed both McCants' talent and his lack of focus. (Charlotte Observer)

Marcus Paige finally in comfort zone

Entering his junior season, Marcus Paige is burden-free. And that may actually mean he does less next season as the Tar Heels accomplish more. Paige became the first player to lead the Heels in both scoring (17.5) and assists (4.2) since Jeff McInnis in 1995-96. But with the offensive weapons added to the roster, he doesn't think he'll have to score as much next season. (

Paige Adding to His Offensive Tricks

Marcus Paige delivered a helping of troubling news to UNC’s future opponents on Thursday when he told reporters that his offseason emphasis has been on improving his offensive skill set. “I just want to get better creating my own shot and then also just extending my 3-point range and getting more consistent with that.” (Inside Carolina)

Marcus Paige has work to do at UNC

Despite a breakthrough season Marcus Paige says he never gave any real consideration to leaving UNC for the NBA. “I just really want to have a chance to do something special here, both individually and as a team,” Paige said. “I haven’t done that yet, so I was pretty much all in from the time we lost.” Those early NCAA losses are a big reason Paige feels he has more work to be done in Chapel Hill. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Marcus Paige Knocks ESPN’s Coach Rankings

ESPN ranked Marcus Paige as the nation’s top point guard on Thursday, although it was ESPN’s coach rankings that had the rising junior in disbelief later in the afternoon. Last month, ESPN ranked Roy Williams as the 16th-best coach in the country, behind up-and-comers such as Fred Hoiberg and Tony Bennett. “That’s kind of ridiculous, honestly,” Paige told reporters. (Inside Carolina)

P.J. Hairston’s agent is not certified — and that's a problem

P.J. Hairston’s agent, Juan Morrow, identifies himself as a “certified player agent” on his website and social media profiles for his agency, Upside Media Group. According to the National Basketball Players Association, that’s not true. In fact, Robert Gadson, director of the NBPA’s Security and Agent Administration Department said Thursday that there is “no record of a Juan Morrow in (the NBPA’s) files." (Sporting News)

Summer Interviews: Marcus Paige and Nate Britt

The UNC basketball summer interview tour continued today with Nate Britt and Marcus Paige briefing the media on what they've been doing since the end of the 2013-14 season. The biggest question for Nate Britt was why he switched shooting hands. Britt played last season using his left hand to shoot. A few weeks ago he decided to change to his right hand which he says is more comfortable. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: One-on-one with Kennedy Meeks

Jones Angell sits down with North Carolina sophomore center Kennedy Meeks to talk about his summer, conditioning and the upcoming season. (View Video...)

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