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QB Kanler Coker Joins UNC Basketball

An injury ended UNC quarterback Kanler Coker's football career, but it has enabled him to realize his dream of becoming a Tar Heel basketball player. The school announced on Tuesday that Coker, a junior, had been added to the roster for the 2015-16 season. He played with the team throughout the summer and has been participating in preseason conditioning. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Men's Basketball Roster Moves

The University of North Carolina men’s basketball team has placed senior guard Justin Coleman on an athletics grant-in-aid and added junior guard Kanler Coker to the roster for the 2015-16 season. Coleman, a native of Raleigh, played in 10 games last season and had three assists. He attended Broughton High School and played on the UNC junior varsity team in 2012-13 and 2013-14. (

UNC Basketball Schedule To Be Completed Soon

The ACC plans to release the complete 2015-16 basketball schedule--some times and TV networks may be added later, but all the dates will be finalized--this week. That will fill in the rest of the details for a Tar Heel team expected to be very highly regarded nationally, and a group that already has a solid nonconference schedule on the docket. (

Harrison Barnes, other NBA players bring basketball overseas in exchange for food, All-Star votes

Harrison Barnes was just thrilled to see pandas at a panda breeding center, while Kenneth Faried decided to take a bit of time off training to enjoy exploring the world with his girlfriend. Andre Iguodala meanwhile was deciding between going shopping with his (new) wife and eating as much food in Tokyo as possible. That is, if he could figure out how to say everything. (USA Today)

Danny Green feels at home with revamped Spurs

The NBA is currently in an era where there is a premium on 3-point shooting and perimeter defense, making players who have the ability to do both at a high level hot commodities around the league. One of those “3-and-D” guys is San Antonio Spurs starting forward Danny Green, who was due for a big payday this NBA offseason as he was an unrestricted free agent. (Rappler)

Video: UNC's Theo Pinson nails long distance jump shot

While just messing around beneath the banners of UNC's Dean Dome, sophomore wing Theo Pinson launched and nailed a long distance jump shot. The shot was deep from the court's sideline. Even more miraculous was that Pinson, a 6-foot-6, 195-pound Greensboro native called his shot by proclaiming, "Hey listen, get this on camera, we going to ESPN." (Carolina Blue)

Funeral held for Dr. Daniel “Danny” Lotz

A funeral was held Sunday for former UNC basketball player Danny Lotz, who was a member of the 1957 Championship team and the son-in-law of the Rev. Billy Graham. The speakers at the service, which hundreds attended on Sunday, included some former basketball teammates and several family members, including his three granddaughters — the youngest of which sang “Amazing Grace.” (WNCN)

Ty Lawson will help Rockets rely less on James Harden

The Houston Rockets’ James Harden was one of just four players who used more than 3,000 possessions (shooting, passing or turning the ball over), leading the league by being directly involved with more than 3,300 plays. No place was this burden more apparent than in saving late shot-clock possessions... This is a problem the addition of Ty Lawson might solve. (Washington Post)

Kennedy Meeks among top 10 high-impact juniors for 2015-16

If Kennedy Meeks can play more than the 23 minutes per game he logged last season and maintain his per-40 minutes averages of 19.5 and 12.7 rebounds, the Tar Heels will be especially dangerous. Carolina looks like a leading national title contender with Marcus Paige and Justin Jackson on the perimeter and Isaiah Hicks and Brice Johnson complementing Meeks up front. (Sports Illustrated)

Justin Jackson among high-impact sophomores for 2015-16

Justin Jackson impressed with his advanced offensive game and earned significant minutes right away as a freshman. Though he struggled at certain points during conference play, his performance trended upward near the end of the regular season and into the tourney. That raised expectations for what he can accomplish as a sophomore. (Sports Illustrated)

Danny Green with the NBA in Philippines.

Danny Green is spreading the love of basketball and the NBA game to far away places. His recent trip took him to the Philippines where he took place in some pick-up with locals and a three-point contest. Green is entering his seventh season in the NBA after helping UNC win the 2009 National Championship. (Carolina Blue)

Retracing the real Vince Carter

Vince Carter is a showman by trade. During his early years in the league, watching him contort his body while unleashing truly astonishing aerial attacks on the rim was arguably the greatest show on earth. At his core, Carter was a global phenomenon that engulfed the basketball universe, leaving behind a permanent imprint that all these years later still feels surreal. (Hardwood Paroxysm)

Video: Harrison Barnes' Summer Workout in China

Check out some of Harrison Barnes' off season workout in China as he gets ready for the upcoming NBA season. View Video...

Video: Spurs’ Danny Green on his love for animals and their connection to basketball

San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green isn’t just all about basketball when it comes to interests in his life. Danny is a huge animal lover and explained why in the video below. From the zoo being his favorite place to be, which animals are his favorite to watch, and how some animals remind him about himself on and off the court. (Project Spurs)

Are Boston Celtics close to extending Tyler Zeller?

The Boston Celtics and Tyler Zeller are in a tricky situation. The Celtics are more than willing to lock Zeller up on a long-term deal before the October 31st deadline, but aren't willing to do so at a price that's perceived to be at or above his market value. (FOX Sports)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 90
Boston College: 82
Sat, Jan 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Thu, Jan 26 8:00 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Jan 28 1:00 ET CBS Tickets

UNC vs. Pittsburgh
Tue, Jan 31 7:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

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at Clemson81
Allen (Virginia Tech) 17 pts; Blossomgame (Clemson) 20 pts;
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ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina6-118-3
(10) Florida State6-118-2
(15) Notre Dame6-117-3
(16) Virginia5-215-3
(12) Louisville4-316-4
Virginia Tech4-315-4
(18) Duke3-315-4
Wake Forest3-412-7
Georgia Tech3-411-8
Boston College2-59-11
NC State2-513-7

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