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Video: Roy Williams Interview

TNT's David Aldridge talks to North Carolina head basketball coach Roy Williams about North Carolina's National Championship win and more. (NBA.com)

An ode to Vince Carter

Vince Carter is not human. If he was, he would be joining the rest of his draft class in various post-basketball ventures. His college teammate, Antawn Jamison, taken one pick before him, is out of the league. Yet Vince Carter is a consistent contributor for the Memphis Grizzlies, who open up their first round playoff series tonight against the San Antonio Spurs (Tar Heel Blog)

Luke Maye throws 76 mph ceremonial first pitch

Luke Maye, the sophomore hero that helped the Tar Heels capture a basketball national championship this season, was honored on Friday night by throwing out the first pitch against N.C. State. Maye didn’t disappoint during his ceremonial efforts by firing a 76 mph fastball. Maye’s brother, Cole, is a left-handed freshman pitcher on the Florida baseball team. (NBC Sports)

UNC Basketball: Tony Bradley 2016-2017 Season Review

With two big departures in UNC's front court heading into next year, there is a big hole to fill up front. Who will it be? Hopefully, soon to be sophomore Tony Bradley. The 6-foot-10 freshman center came to Carolina as a highly touted big man. Though Bradley wasn’t a starter, he still impacted the game dramatically almost every time he stepped on the court. (Keeping It Heel)

5 Players Who Redefined the NBA

Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest player of all time and definitely the most marketed. Air Jordan was the centerpiece of ad campaigns with Gatorade, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Wheaties and Nike, as the Bulls won six titles in front of record television audiences. The 1998 NBA Finals – the last one Jordan played in – remains the most watched Finals in history. (Athlon Sports)

Podcast: Sean May Special

On this week’s show, former North Carolina basketball player, 2005 Final Four MVP, and current director of player personnel, Sean May joins me to talk about the 2017 National Championship season. We will also look back at Sean’s career at North Carolina and what it was like to win a National Championship as a player. (Tar Heel Blog)

What Justin Jackson’s departure means for UNC

Justin Jackson’s name will be etched into North Carolina history forever as his jersey will hang, honored in the Smith Center rafters. As he turns the page to begin his professional career, the Tar Heels will search for ways to replace his production. That won’t be easy. Jackson’s scoring ability stood out more than anything else during his final season in Chapel Hill. (FanRag Sports)

Chansky’s Notebook: J.J. Did It Right

Justin Jackson's winning season will be remembered as one of the finest in UNC history, leading scorer, dramatic driver, timely rebounder, next to best assist man and a great representative of UNC. Jackson’s No. 44 jersey will be hoisted to the rafters sometime next season, when we will all celebrate one of the most unselfish Tar Heels ever. Thanks, JJ, for doing it right. (Chapelboro.com)

Jackie Manuel Joins C.B. McGrath's Staff At UNCW

Jackie Manuel, a tri-captain on UNC's 2005 national championship team and one of the top defenders in Tar Heel history, will reunite with his former coach C.B. McGrath at UNCW. Manuel will join McGrath's staff as an assistant coach after one season as an aide for Matt Lottich at Valparaiso. Manuel becomes the second member of McGrath's staff. (UNCW Sports)

Will Theo Pinson test the NBA waters?

Coming off UNC’s national championship, underclassmen Justin Jackson and Tony Bradley have declared for the NBA Draft. Bradley hasn’t hired an agent, taking advantage of rules that allow prospects to test the waters without losing their eligibility. While he’s not in mock drafts like Jackson or Bradley, rising senior Theo Pinson could also explore his options. (ACC Sports Journal)

UNC Basketball: Shea Rush 2016-17 season review

Shea Rush didn’t get a lot of playing time in his freshman season at North Carolina, but his involvement on the team was noticeable. Rush chose to attend the University of North Carolina as a preferred walk-on, despite being all the way from Kansas City, Missouri and having opportunities for more playing time at other schools. (Keeping It Heel)

UNC Basketball: Brandon Robinson 2016-17 season review

UNC fans didn’t know what they were going to get from the 6-foot-5, 160-pound shooting guard out of Douglas County, Georgia. Brandon Robinson showed the ability to shoot the ball in high school but struggled from the field in his freshman season with the Tar Heels. He averaged just 7.6 points per game for UNC but had to battle for time in a crowded guard spot. (Keeping It Heel)

Justin Jackson listened to the NBA, now he's moving up in the draft

Justin Jackson became the best player on an eventual national championship team. More importantly, at least to NBA eyes, the six-foot-eight wing and former five-star high school prospect improved his game on both sides of the ball, going from a potential undrafted free agent to a likely first-round draft pick in June. (VICE Sports)

UNC Basketball: Seventh Woods 2016-17 season review

Depending on what happens with Joel Berry, Seventh Woods could find himself as the starter. If Berry leaves, Woods will be the likely replacement for Berry right away even with recruit Jalek Felton coming in. Roy Williams could play Felton at the shooting guard spot and Woods at the point, giving UNC one of the most athletic backcourts in college basketball. (Keeping It Heel)

Third national title defines, rather than validates Roy Williams' legacy

Roy Williams is an emotional man to begin with. But just mention the name of his mentor and coaching inspiration Dean Smith and his eyes start watering as though he was watching the climactic scene from Old Yeller. “I think of Coach Smith, no question” Williams said through the tears. “But I don’t think I should be mentioned in the same sentence as him.” (North State Journal)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10 TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20 TBD

UNC vs. TBD
Thu, Nov 23 TBD ESPN

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ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Syracuse10-819-15
Miami10-821-12
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
Clemson6-1217-16
NC State4-1415-17
Pittsburgh4-1416-17
Boston College2-169-23


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