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Top 5 UNC wings in the Roy Era: No. 1

Despite the controversy surrounding Rashad McCants' post UNC career and his allegations against the university, its hard to refute the shooting guard's greatness while a player in Chapel Hill. An exciting and powerful guard, McCants was deadly from deep but also had the quickness and strength to take the ball to the hoop and score through contact. (Carolina Blue)

J.P. Tokoto expects limited role

J. P. Tokoto is far from delusional when it comes to playing for the Philadelphia 76ers. “I know what it is,” the rookie said of his role. “I’m a realist. I know what it is coming into it. Right now, the 58th overall pick out of North Carolina is more of an athlete than a polished basketball player. He’ll make one spectacular dunk in transition while struggling to shoot the ball. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Video: J.P. Tokoto Pulls Off the Acrobatic Alley-Oop

J.P. Tokoto pulls off the insane high-flying alley-oop for the Philadelphia 76'ers during NBA Summer League play against the Brooklyn Nets. View Video...

Defensive-oriented John Henson's star is rising with Bucks

John Henson is in line for an expanded role this season, playing behind Greg Monroe but also next to him in certain lineups if Bucks coach Jason Kidd decides to pair the 6-foot-11 duo. "We think John is a great complement to Greg with his defensive ability and his ability as a premier shot-blocker in the league," Bucks general manager John Hammond said. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Know Your Opponent: 2015-16 Basketball Non-Conference (Part One)

Carolina kicks of the 2015-16 season in Annapolis, Maryland, for the Veterans Classic, where the Tar Heels will face Fran Dunphy's Temple Owls. Temple has won at least 20 games in seven of Dunphy's nine seasons since moving across town from Penn. The Owls were a top-20 defense last season according to and they lost just two key contributors. (

Steve Kerr gave nondrinker Harrison Barnes shot after Warriors won

Harrison Barnes can thank Steve Kerr for helping achieve a number of firsts in his life. Most notably, Barnes' first NBA championship and his first sip of alcohol. Barnes has abstained from drinking for his entire adult life, but after the Golden State Warriors won the championship, his very first drink came courtesy of Kerr. (CBS Sports)

Video: Ty Lawson's First Days of Summer

Just a few weeks ago the Cavs and Warriors were locked into a Finals battle and NBA players on every other team were taking some time to relax. VICE Sports went to LA to spend a few hours with Ty Lawson as he got his hair cut, picked out some free clothes, and talked trash about the future champs. All in a day's work before hitting up the premiere of Entourage. (VICE Sports)

UNC hoping freshman Kenny Williams provides 3-point shooting boost

Kenny Williams III is known for his 3-point range. Just don't refer to North Carolina's newest guard as simply an "outside shooter." "I really don't like that label," he said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I know that's what I do best and that's how I made my name. But it's like when you use that, you pigeon-hole a person. I'm not just an outside shooter." (USA Today)

Video: James Michael McAdoo (20 points) leads Warriors over Kings

Former Tar Heel James Michael McAdoo scores 20 points in leading the Golden State Warriors over the Sacramento Kings, 83-67, in the NBA Summer league playoffs on Wednesday. View Video...

Defensive stopper J.P. Tokoto finding his role with Sixers

Even though J.P. Tokoto does not have impressive offensive numbers, that’s not his primary focus. Tokoto, the No. 58 overall pick during June’s NBA draft, sees himself as more of a defensive specialist. In Wednesday’s Las Vegas Summer League game, Tokoto showed some offensive spark. He had nine points on three shots and was 3 of 4 at the free throw line. (CSN Philly)

Top 5 UNC wings in the Roy Era: No. 2

Harrison Barnes' offensive abilities put him in a different category. At 6-foot-8, Barnes could shoot the three, score at will in the midrange, and play above the rim. He was a guard in a forward's body. Physically strong, a hard worker, and gifted athletically, Barnes was a integral part of a great 2011-2012 UNC team that lost to Kansas in the Elite Eight and went 32–6 for the season. (Carolina Blue)

UNC’s McAdoo a playoff warrior for Golden State summer team

James Michael McAdoo won an NBA championship ring last month. Wednesday, the former UNC star played a major role in helping the Warriors inch closer to the league’s Las Vegas Summer League title. McAdoo recorded 20 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals to lead his team to an 83-67 rout of the Sacramento Kings in the opening round of the summer league “playoff” bracket. (Wilmington Star News)

Dean Smith signed motorcycle up for sale to true blue fan

A Wilmington mom is selling her decked-out UNC motorcycle that was signed by the late Dean Smith. Ann Bowdish has shown her dedication to the UNC with a Carolina blue motorcycle. “We trailered the bike up to Chapel Hill and we went in and met Dean,” said Bowdish. The late former UNC basketball coach and sports icon Dean Smith took a pen to Bowdish’s motorcycle back in 2009. (WWAY)

339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll Spots

A total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom. (

Roy Williams Golfs for a Good Cause

Before hitting the recruiting trail, college coaches from around the nation hit the links at the River Club for a friendly competition. The Nations for Coaches Celebrity Golf Classic brings coaches to North Augusta before the Peach Jam to help raise money for Nations for Coaches. The tournament paired coaches like Roy Williams of UNC, Tubby Smith of Texas Tech and Greg Marshall of Wichita State, with a team of supporters. (North Augusta Star)

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at #17 Duke82
Smith Jr. (NC State) 32 pts; Kennard (Duke) 20 pts;
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ACC Basketball Standings
(9) North Carolina6-118-3
(6) Florida State6-118-2
(14) Notre Dame6-117-3
(12) Virginia5-215-3
(13) Louisville4-316-4
Virginia Tech4-315-4
(17) Duke3-415-5
Wake Forest3-412-7
Georgia Tech3-411-8
NC State3-514-7
Boston College2-59-11

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