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Former Tar Heels Make SI's Top-100 NBA Players List
Sports Illustrated released its annual Top 100 NBA Players list over the course of this week, with two former North Carolina players making the cut and one just missing. While Marvin Williams and Danny Green were the only former UNC players to make the list, Harrison Barnes was listed as one of the top players "snubbed," meaning he just missed a spot in the Top 100.
Photo: James Worthy in Chapel Hill
Hubert Davis: "Look who stopped by the office today!!!...Best power forward in UNC history, 1982 NCAA champ, 3x NBA champ with the Lakers and top 50 players in NBA history....James Worthy!!!"
Kanler Coker Awarded UNC Basketball Scholarship
Kanler Coker's Tar Heel journey will conclude this season on scholarship. He has been given a basketball scholarship for the 2016-17 season. Coker's UNC career began at quarterback, as part of Larry Fedora's first recruiting class in Chapel Hill. Coker played two years with the football team until an elbow injury ended his football career, but not his athletic career.
Lucas: Isaiah Hicks Makes Summer Commitment
It’s not that senior Isaiah Hicks isn’t a hard worker. It’s that for his first three years as a Tar Heel, he took any possible opportunity to make the 35-minute drive to his home in Oxford to see his family. “Everybody used to give me a hard time about going home so much,” he says with a grin. This year, though, he stayed in Chapel Hill throughout the summer. Why the change?
Harrison Barnes expects role to change with Mavericks
Harrison Barnes knows his role will change this season. He’s just not sure how much. After signing a four-year, $94 million free agent contract with the Dallas Mavericks this past July, Barnes knows the pressure will be on him to live up to that massive contract. But the 6-foot-8 small forward is ready for the challenge.
10 Things To Know About UNC's Basketball Schedule
The Tar Heels are going to accumulate some frequent flyer miles before they jump into ACC play with trips to New Orleans (Tulane), Indiana, Las Vegas (Kentucky) and four games in Hawaii. UNC has just two home games over the first month of the season, with Chattanooga (Nov. 13) and Long Beach State (Nov. 15) coming in over a 52-hour stretch.
2016-17 ACC basketball schedule reveals a few new quirks
Both UNC-Duke games are listed for 8 p.m. (as opposed to frequent 9 p.m. starts). Those games are set for Feb. 9 at Duke and March 4 at North Carolina. After going to Duke, the Tar Heels are off that following weekend before their next game Feb. 15 at N.C. State. The four in-state ACC teams all open the season Nov. 11. UNC is the lone team among the four to go on the road.
NCAA to relocate championships from North Carolina for 2016-17
Based on the NCAA's commitment to fairness and inclusion, the Association will relocate all seven previously awarded championship events from North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year. The NCAA Board of Governors made this decision because of the cumulative actions taken by the state concerning civil rights protections.
Analysis: UNC's 2016-2017 basketball schedule
Aloha! North Carolina's first real true test will be in Hawaii against either Connecticut or Oklahoma State on November 22. The Tar Heels will then follow that with a game against either Tennessee, Wisconsin, Georgetown, or Oregon. Before Carolina leaves the Pacific Ocean, we will know where this teams stands.
UNC Basketball Will Face Tough Closing Stretch
The ACC released the full basketball conference schedules on Monday afternoon, and North Carolina will once again encounter a brutal closing stretch heading into postseason play. The Tar Heels will ease into the conference slate with a road trip to Georgia Tech on New Year’s Eve and an assortment of other games to boost their conference win-loss record.
Video: UNC Basketball Schedule Breakdown with Jones Angell & Sean May
Let Jones Angell and Sean May give you the scoop on the recently-released 2016-2017 North Carolina and ACC basketball schedule.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC Men's Basketball Schedule
Short turnarounds are always an important feature of the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule. There are three such instances in this year’s slate. The first is manageable, because it includes back-to-back home games—hosting Florida State at the Smith Center on Saturday, Jan. 14 and then hosting Syracuse on Monday night, Jan. 16.
2016-17 UNC Men's Basketball Schedule Released
The UNC men’s basketball team will play eight of its final 10 regular-season games against teams that played in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, including a pair of games against Duke, Pittsburgh and Virginia and games against Miami and Notre Dame. The other two games in that final 10-game stretch are at NC State and home against Louisville, which won 23 games last year.
Hornets Forward Marvin Williams Has Become a Great Rim Protector
Marvin Williams is labeled as a stretch four or an undersized big man but the stats back up that he has become a great interior defender. The Charlotte Hornets were the 12th best shot blocking team in the NBA last season even without a typical rim protector. Marvin was their most consistent interior defender.
College basketball: What happened (and what will happen) along Tobacco Road
Reason for optimism at North Carolina: Every key contributor who wasn’t a senior is back, including Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks, who were the only two players to take advantage of the new rules and declare for the NBA draft. Williams will likely roll out a starting lineup of all upperclassmen who have Final Four experience.