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Isaiah Hicks makes his case to NBA scouts

Unlike his North Carolina teammates Justin Jackson and Tony Bradley, Oxford’s Isaiah Hicks is not projected as a potential first-round pick in next month's NBA Draft. In fact, Hicks isn't projected to be drafted at all. But Hicks knows who he is as a basketball player and he's here at the NBA Draft Combine trying to demonstrate it to all 30 NBA teams. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Chansky’s Notebook: Proud Part of Procession

Of the 6,010 UNC students who graduate this weekend, about 95 of them will be varsity athletes. That is just under 1.6 percent of the graduating class, but a high percentage of all the senior athletes at UNC – where they graduate on par with, or at a higher percentage than, the overall student body. It is getting better, witness the Tar Heel teams with near-perfect Academic Progress Reports. (

UNC's Justin Jackson 'All In' for NBA Draft

Justin Jackson's draft stock soared this past season as he earned ACC Player of the Year honors and helped lead UNC to a national title. And it continues to climb this week at the NBA Combine, where he attracted the largest crowd of reporters. The interview session was dominated by the local Bulls media, but Jackson did get an opportunity to discuss the draft process. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Player Measurements from the NBA Combine

The NBA combine started on Tuesday and will run through Sunday. The event includes meeting and interviews with NBA teams, five on five action, drills, and of course, body measurements. The measurements were released on Thursday. Here is where the four North Carolina players measured in. (Carolina Blue)

Four Corners: Graduation Day

Sunday will be a big day in Chapel Hill, as the University of North Carolina holds its commencement ceremony at Kenan Stadium. Tar Heels Nate Britt, Kanler Coker, Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks and Stilman White are set to participate in the graduation festivities, culminating a senior year in which they won the NCAA championship. (

UNC's Tony Bradley Outlines NBA Draft Decision

Tony Bradley is one of the few players at the NBA Combine this year testing the waters. The UNC freshman big man plans to work out for and interview with NBA teams before deciding by the May 24 deadline. What kind of feedback does he need to stay in the draft? First round. And what feedback has he gotten so far? Late first round, early second round. (Inside Carolina)

Tony Bradley wants first-round guarantee to stay in NBA Draft

Asked Thursday what kind of guarantee he would need to remain in the NBA draft, UNC's Tony Bradley said, "First round." Bradley is currently projected at No. 35 by, but ESPN's Fran Fraschilla said he believes Bradley has first-round potential. Bradley is still consulting with North Carolina coach Roy Williams on his decision. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Justin Jackson fields questions about Bulls at NBA draft combine in Chicago

More than 30 reporters and four television cameras awaited UNC’s Justin Jackson when he met with the media Thursday at the NBA draft combine. There’s a lot of interest in Jackson in Chicago. The Chicago Bulls are slated for the 16th pick in the NBA draft and Jackson is projected to go to the Portland Trailblazers at No. 15. So it’s possible he could end up in the Windy City. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Roy Williams never imagined topping Dean Smith’s legacy

Roy Williams never dreamed this could happen. Back in 1982, as an assistant under legendary coach Dean Smith at the University of North Carolina, Williams was just satisfied being part of Smith’s first national championship team. At that time, never did Williams imagine he’d not only carry on Smith’s legacy, but surpass his mentor by leading the Tar Heels to three national titles. (Fayetteville Observer)

2017 NBA Combine Participants and Five-On-Five Rosters

Here are the NBA Combine rosters and lists of players participating in measurements, testing, and five-on-five play in Chicago this week. Only Conducting Measurements and/or Athletic Testing: Justin Jackson, North Carolina; Tony Bradley, North Carolina; Playing Five on Five: Kennedy Meeks, North Carolina; Isaiah Hicks, North Carolina. (Draft Express)

May 11, 1998: Behind-the-scenes with Jordan's Bulls during their last title run

Michael Jordan is so brilliant, it hurts the eyes. He was unguardable in the air as a young man, and he is just as unguardable on earth now. Nobody ever hit the big shot night in and night out. Few players in the NBA's history have won the way Jordan does. Do you realize that in the 1990s Jordan has never started a basketball season that didn't end in a parade? (Sports Illustrated)

The top 20 prospects for the 2017 NBA Draft

14. Justin Jackson, SF, UNC: I think Jackson will be the first college upperclassman selected in the NBA Draft. A former top 10 recruit coming out of high school, Jackson needed time to develop in college and he did just that, showing improvement every season. During his junior year, Jackson particularly improved as a shooter, making 105 three-pointers. (

How Danny Green has become one of UNC’s brightest NBA beacons

Danny Green, who signed a four-year $45 million contract with the Spurs in 2015, is not necessarily an NBA superstar. But he is a product UNC fans can feel good about. By all accounts, he’s made it in the NBA due to hard work. Just like he has for much of his basketball career, Green’s Tuesday performance came when it was needed, just not when it was expected. (Tar Heel Blog)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Greatest Shots In UNC History

The spring semester is over at UNC, but the Tar Heel news is still coming from Chapel Hill. In the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast, hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of discuss the upcoming basketball championship book, Redeemed, the Tar Heel Tour and the most memorable shots in Carolina Basketball history. (

Sushi chef creates flawless ‘shoe-shi’ replica of classic Air Jordans

Chef Yujia Hu doesn’t just make typical sushi rolls. You might remember Hu’s work from when he created sushi likenesses of NBA players. His new thing is turning sushi into spot-on recreations of shoes, specifically NBA players’ signature sneakers like the classic red and black Air Jordans. Even if you don’t like raw fish or sneakers, you have to admit these are pretty sweet. (Sports Illustrated)

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