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Why Jalek Felton adds immediate value to North Carolina

Less than four months after winning its sixth NCAA title, the UNC basketball program is already looking ahead to next season. The team released its 2017-18 roster on Monday, with a wave of new freshmen included. Among the rookies are multiple players who could crack the rotation right away, but one in particular stands out: 4-star newcomer Jalek Felton. (FanRag Sports)

Brandon Robinson trashed Bojangles and people are PO'd

Look, I don’t always put my cape on. Especially when it comes to fast food establishments. But Brandon Robinson, a guard at UNC, went too far with this awful, no good, very bad food take about Bojangles. It got to the point where someone had to step in and talk sense into him. A’Ja Wilson, a forward for South Carolina’s women’s basketball team, was the hero we needed. (SB Nation)

Lucas: Cam Johnson Adjusting To New Home

Cam Johnson, a graduate transfer from Pitt, has spent the past month on campus getting acquainted with his new surroundings. He's already graduated, and was unable to begin classes until the fall, so most of his summer days have been spent learning about his new teammates and program, with daily pickup games that include the current team and a host of alums. (

Roy Williams on Cameron Johnson

"Something like getting Cameron Johnson -- it was the most exhausting thing I have ever gone through," North Carolina coach Roy Williams said on a recent edition of the Carolina Insider Podcast. "It was just long and drawn out. It was not pleasant at times." In Johnson, the Tar Heels add a replacement for Justin Jackson and another perimeter scoring option. (Inside Carolina)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Unveiling The 2017 Banner & More

In the latest edition of the Carolina Insider podcast, hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of discuss how the Tar Heels should unveil the 2017 NCAA basketball championship banner, preseason football talk and more. (

Smith Center Closing July 31-Aug. 27

The Dean E. Smith Center will close for its annual maintenance and floor refinishing from Monday July 31 through Sunday August 27. During that period, the Smith Center will be closed to the public. In addition, the Carolina Basketball Museum is currently closed for renovations and is scheduled to reopen after Labor Day in early September. (

Jawad Williams: Summer on the Hill

It’s great to walk in to the gym late at night to get a workout in and see the some of the current guys in there doing the same. For this upcoming season, I am predicting another National Championship. The team has added a very good experienced player in Cam Johnson from Pitt. I think he will fit in perfectly at UNC. A group of very talented freshmen have also been added to the mix. (Jawad Williams)

Seniors leave gap on North Carolina basketball team

The departure of Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Nate Britt will spur just as many questions for UNC this season as Justin Jackson and Tony Bradley's. After all, the Tar Heels won’t know exactly what to expect from their frontcourt or their No. 2 point guard. Meeks and Hicks led the most formidable rebounding frontcourt in college basketball last year. (Daily Tar Heel)

More fame, same Luke Maye

Luke Maye’s life has been very different ever since he spotted up just inside the arc, caught a Theo Pinson pass and let go a shot that’s already cemented in UNC basketball history. The junior forward’s Elite Eight game-winner against Kentucky in March sent the Tar Heels to the Final Four where they redeemed themselves against Gonzaga on the biggest possible stage. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC, NCAA meeting to include Roy Williams, Larry Fedora

An August meeting between the NCAA and UNC in Nashville will include football head Larry Fedora and men’s basketball coach Roy Williams. In a letter addressed to Chancellor Carol Folt, the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions set aside two days beginning August 16 to speak with representatives from UNC. The University released the letter Tuesday. (WNCN)

Harrison Barnes looks forward to development of Mavs’ ‘promising’ core in 2017-18

Harrison Barnes has stayed out of the public eye this summer, which for him has been a pleasant departure from his regular-season routine, when he talked with the media after every game. Win or lose, good game or bad, Barnes always did his duty, even on nights when it would take him an hour to finish. So the silent summer has been a welcome one for Barnes. (Dallas Mavericks)

First look at summer basketball practices for the Tar Heels

The UNC basketball program has hosted conditioning sessions for the 2017-18 team. They are allowed four practices during the Summer before training camp. On Monday, they shared a clip of one of the practices they are allowed during the Summer. The video gives fans their first look at the 2017 freshmen and Pitt graduate transfer Cam Johnson. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC-Duke basketball rivalry set aside to help raise money for Teen Cancer America

Though Nolan Smith was the headliner for Saturday's event, Duke wasn't the only Triangle program represented. Former UNC players Brice Johnson, Nate Britt and Phil Ford were on hand, too. "Nolan is one of my good friends," said Johnson, now with the Los Angeles Clippers. "I'm always down to do something for cancer research and giving money back because I lost my mom to cancer." (

The top 25 college basketball players with something to prove this season

Luke Maye, North Carolina: The man responsible for hitting the winning shot vs. Kentucky in the Elite Eight, the bucket that catapulted UNC closer to clinching a championship, will have a much bigger role in 2017-18. Maye is an interesting player because he's broad-shouldered, has a square shot, can bang down low and is still scratching the surface of his potential. (CBS Sports)

Roy Williams Looks Ahead to 2017-18 Basketball Season

Heading into the 2017-18 UNC basketball season it's safe to say that the Tar Heels lost some key components from the last year's championship run. Gone is Justin Jackson. Gone are Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks, both of the starting big men from the title-winning team. And gone is Tony Bradley. While there are definite holes on the roster, there are also bright spots. (Inside Carolina)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
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UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10 TBD

UNC vs. Bucknell
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