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Tony Bradley on NBA teams and his NBA game

Tony Bradley watch continues. In a recent video shot from the NBA Combine, the UNC freshman center listed many of the teams he has met while detailing what he can bring to the NBA game. It was interesting to hear Bradley talk about the different aspects of his game that, accordingly to him, we didn't see at UNC and how he translates to the NBA. (Carolina Blue)

Drew Gooden to give Roy Williams a copy of his diploma

“I’ve got three (diplomas) — one for me, one for my mom and one for Roy Williams,” Drew Gooden said. He indicated he would ship a copy to former KU coach Williams, who has completed 14 seasons at North Carolina after 15 seasons at KU. “So he can put it right in his office right across from his desk,” Gooden added of Williams, a man he promised he’d someday attain a KU degree. (Kansas City Star)

Roy Williams uses offseason to get NBA feedback, recruits

Since winning the national championship, Roy Williams has spent little time celebrating, a lot of time recruiting and some of the time seeking NBA evaluation of his players. In particular, underclassmen like Tony Bradley have Williams' interest. "I haven't talked with him face to face in 10 days at least," Williams said Monday during ACC annual meetings at Amelia Island, Fla. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heels NBA Combine Results Recap

Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks, Justin Jackson, and Tony Bradley all took their talents to Chicago, Illinois this past week as they were four of the 67 invitees who were able to participate in the NBA Scouting Combine. Though Tony Bradley and Justin Jackson were there, they did not participate in all of the activities. (Keeping It Heel)

Decision time approaching for Tony Bradley

Tony Bradley’s future remains the biggest unanswered question for UNC basketball as it relates to next season. That won’t be the case for much longer, though. Underclassmen in the NBA Draft have until May 24 to decide whether or not they’ll return to school. Between now and then, Bradley will work out for individual teams and continue to gather feedback. (ACC Sports Journal)

UNC shouldn’t stop aiming for one-and-done hopefuls

After a veteran-laden UNC team hoisted the 2017 NCAA Championship trophy, the questions followed. Does one-and-done talent really make for the easiest path to a title? Does Roy Williams know something that no one else has figured out? Here’s the spoiler: UNC isn’t going to stop pursuing one-and-done hopefuls anytime soon. And it shouldn’t. (FanRag Sports)

Chansky’s Notebook: Is TB5 Coming Back?

The mock drafts, at least, say Tony Bradley is coming back. Even before the NBA Combine, basketball analysts called Bradley a lower first round, upper second round draft pick and predicted he would return to UNC for his sophomore season. Since the combine concluded, Bradley’s stock has dropped even lower. That doesn’t mean the talented Tar Heel won’t stay in the draft. (

This time around, Williams hires Frederick

The successor to UNC assistant C.B. McGrath, who was a fan-favorite walk-on at Kansas during his playing days, was sitting on the Tar Heels’ bench all along. According to reports, Brad Frederick soon will replace McGrath as the newest UNC assistant. And with that, Roy Williams will be hiring the son of the man who gave Williams his first big break as a college head coach. (Lawrence Journal-World)

Four Corners: News & Notes

Graduation ceremonies are complete, leaving a thrilling 2016-17 academic year officially in the past for Carolina Basketball. Summer school will begin later this week, and the off-season work for next season is already underway. The 2017 senior class graduated on Sunday, adding a UNC degree to the NCAA championship the Tar Heels won this spring. (

Photo: Five UNC basketball seniors graduate

Their college basketball careers ended on a high note with the 2017 National Championship. Their UNC academic careers concluded on Sunday, as five Carolina basketball seniors graduated. Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks, Nate Britt, Stilman White, and Kanler Coker will all leave UNC with their diplomas. (Carolina Blue)

UNC's Brad Frederick set to become assistant coach

It hasn't become an official yet, and might not for another month or so, but Brad Frederick will soon become an assistant coach on Roy Williams' staff at UNC. Frederick has already been out on the road evaluating high school prospects. “It's pretty clear that Brad's already been on the road recruiting,” Williams said Monday. “If you've got eyes, you can see that.” (Charlotte Observer)

Photos: Theo Pinson gets high school jersey retired

When you win a National Championship special things happen. UNC junior (rising senior) Theo Pinson was on hand at Wesleyan Christian Academy on Friday to get his high school jersey retired. Pinson graduated from Wesleyan in 2014. A starting wing on North Carolina's 2017 National Championship team, Pinson averaged 23.8 minutes, 6.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 3.7 assists. (Carolina Blue)

Roy Williams discusses third NCAA Title, ACC meetings

Roy Williams is in Amelia Island, Fla. just a little longer than a month after winning his third NCAA National Title with the Tar Heels. For the Hall of Fame coach, each of the championships came with a different response. "In '05 everybody was so happy. In '09 they were like 'Oh, you were supposed to do that.' "This one, people have been very enthusiastic." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Five Takeaways from the NBA Draft Combine

Tony Bradley remains college basketball’s biggest returning decision. Currently sitting at No. 40 overall, a second-round pick, on Draft Express, Bradley has an intriguing decision because the Tar Heels still have plenty back for next season while potentially giving him a chance to be a showcase piece on the interior. UNC could be a solid contender to repeat if Bradley comes back. (NBC Sports)

Small Ball in Play for UNC in 2017-18

UNC may have to play a unique style of basketball by Roy Williams’s standards in 2017-18, relying more on a perimeter-based approach than its traditional post-dominant foundation. Williams built his programs at Kansas and UNC with an inside-out dynamic designed to control the glass, maximize field goal attempts near the rim, and limit opponents’ interior looks. (Inside Carolina)

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