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Q&A With Vince Carter

How did you celebrate getting drafted? Vince Carter: "We were in Vancouver so next door there was a Benihana’s. We were sitting at Benihana watching our food get cooked and it was weird." What’s the best financial advice you got after being drafted? Carter: "Put yourself on an allowance. For all the contracts that are guaranteed, that doesn’t mean it’s going to last you." (USA Today)

UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 51-60

60. Dick Grubar (1966-69, PG, Schenectady, N.Y.): Along with Ed Cota, Grubar is the only UNCpoint guard to lead the Tar Heels to three Final Fours. He was a big, physical point guard who was known for his outstanding perimeter defense and fierce competitiveness; 59. Joe Wolf (1983-87, PF/SF, Kohler, Wis.): Wolf exploded into a 1st-team All-ACC player as a senior. (Inside Carolina)

Nassir Little No. 2 Among Early 2019 NBA Lottery Projections

2. Nassir Little, North Carolina: Why he’ll go so high: A physical and athletic monster with shooting touch to the three point line, Little went from nice looking but somewhat undersized power forward prospect to a wing drawing Kawhi Leonard comparisons in just a year. He checks all the boxes of a modern NBA player and his upward trajectory has been tough to ignore. (Rivals.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Second Chances

Joel and Theo might be disheartened, but they shouldn’t be. When the two rounds of the 2018 NBA draft were over, neither Joel Berry nor Theo Pinson had heard their names called from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Since most players selected in the second round do not get guaranteed contracts, Berry and Pinson may be better off having gone undrafted. (Chapelboro.com)

Danny Green expected to skip free agency; opt-in final year with Spurs

It's not an easy decision, but in the end, Danny Green has always bet on himself. NBA sources tell the Express-News Green will likely forgo free agency and exercise the final year of his contract with the Spurs, earning roughly $10 million for the 2018-19 season. Green, who will turn 31 Friday (June 22), averaged 8.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 70 games last season. (San Antonio Express-News)

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Undrafted UNC Point Guard Joel Berry II

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Los Angeles Lakers signed undrafted UNC point guard Joel Berry. Berry doesn’t necessarily have the measurables that teams look for in draft prospects, but he makes up for it with an impressive four-year college resume. Berry was the Final Four Most Outstanding Player in 2017, leading the Tar Heels to the National Championship. (Lakers Nation)

Theo Pinson to sign deal with Brooklyn Nets

Former University of North Carolina forward Theo Pinson didn’t hear his name called during the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday night but that doesn’t mean his dream is over. According to Draft Express, Pinson has agreed to a two-way contract deal with the Brooklyn Nets as an undrafted free agent. The move comes just minutes after the draft concluded. (Keeping It Heel)

Unique Not Antique: Why UNC's Theo Pinson Has A Role In The Modern NBA

Dating back to the 2012 NBA Draft, North Carolina has had at least one player selected in six straight drafts. That year: Harrison Barnes, Kendall Marshall, John Henson and Tyler Zeller all went in the first 17 picks. For that streak to continue this year, though, the hopes (likely) rest on one dude: Theo Pinson. (ACC Sports Journal)

'Realistic' Harrison Barnes is focused on getting Mavs back to playoffs before anything else

Harrison Barnes' message to about 140 kids at Monday's visit to a Dallas Mavericks' Overnight Camp actually wasn't any different than the suggestion he has for the Mavericks and their fans. Barnes is two years into the Mavericks' rebuilding project of which he is a major piece. He's hoping for a little help with the No. 5 draft pick and maybe in free agency. (Dallas Morning News)

UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 61-70

70. Ademola Okulaja (1995-1999, SF/PF, Berlin, Germany) After losing Antawn Jamison, Vince Carter, and Shammond Williams following the 1998 season, senior Okulaja stepped up in 1999 with an All-ACC season; 69. Jawad Williams (2001-05, PF, Cleveland, Ohio) His best game as a Tar Heel was saved for the biggest stage, in the ’05 Final Four vs. Michigan State. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Theo Pinson NBA Draft Tape

Theo Pinson was a do-everything player for the Tar Heels. Whether it was scoring, handing out assists, key defensive or hustle plays, Pinson left it all on the court. Pinson was an honorable mention All-ACC recipient in 2018 averaging 10.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 5.1 assists-per-game. Read More...

Four Corners: Basketball Camp Ends, Freshmen Arrive

Roy Williams' annual camp concluded this week, wrapping up its two-week run with another scrimmage between current and former Tar Heel players on Tuesday afternoon. Incoming UNC freshmen Rechon Black, Nassir Little and Coby White arrived on campus this week in preparation to begin classes next week in the second session of summer school in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)

Theo Pinson’s Ability to Play Point Guard a Key Factor Ahead of Thursday’s NBA Draft

Former North Carolina wing Theo Pinson has seen his name rise up the NBA draft boards throughout the offseason workout process. Pinson was initially left off the list of players invited to this year’s draft combine, before ultimately earning a late invitation as an alternate–where he was given an opportunity to showcase his diverse skill set in front of NBA scouts. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 71-80

80. Lee Dedmon (1969-1971, C, Baltimore, Md.): As a junior and senior, Dedmon led the Tar Heels in rebounding. He added 2.8 assists per game as a senior in ’71— an incredible figure for a center. Dedmon capped off his UNC career averaging 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds over three games to win co-MVP of the ACC Tournament; 79. Isaiah Hicks (2013-17, PF, Oxford, N.C.). (Inside Carolina)

Theo Pinson is inaugural winner of Caulton Tudor Award, honoring cooperation with media

Theo Pinson made a name at UNC with his press-conference crashing almost as much as he did on the court. But his antics at the podium were part of a larger willingness to interact with the media and enjoy the process. It's fitting, then that Pinson is the first winner of the Caulton Tudor Award, given to the Triangle basketball player most cooperative with the media. (Raleigh News & Observer)

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Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Texas A&M: 86
Sun, Mar 18 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Bahamas All Stars
Fri, Aug 17 7:30 ET
UNC @ NPBA All Stars
Sun, Aug 19 3:00 ET
UNC @ Wofford
Tue, Nov 6 TBD

ACC Basketball Standings
TeamACCOverall
(1) Virginia17-131-3
(9) Duke13-529-8
(22) Miami11-722-10
(20) Clemson11-725-10
NC State11-721-12
(10) North Carolina11-726-11
Virginia Tech10-821-12
Florida State9-923-12
Louisville9-922-14
Notre Dame8-1021-15
Syracuse8-1023-14
Boston College7-1119-16
Georgia Tech6-1213-19
Wake Forest4-1411-20
Pittsburgh0-188-24


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