Five-star G Seventh Woods trims list to four

Class of 2016 five-star guard Seventh Woods has trimmed his list to four schools, as ESPN’s Jeff Borzello reported on Twitter, and each is a program at which Woods could make an immediate impact. ESPN 100 prospect Seventh Woods said that he's down to Florida, Georgetown, South Carolina and North Carolina. — Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) August 21, 2015 Currently a star at...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: Bouncing back from injuries

Injuries, at their worst, certainly have the capacity to make or break a season. At the same time, however, they give supporting players a chance to get a glimpse of what their roles might be next season. North Carolina The Tar Heels’ biggest issue last season may have been their lack of consistency. This problem could at least be partly attributable to Marcus Paige’s foot...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: Out-of-conference matchups

A team’s non-conference schedule is an opportunity to set the mood for the rest of the season. The elite of the ACC have some impressive matchups scheduled to take place before the conference regular season begins. We now evaluate who the toughest out-of-conference opponents might be Virginia vs. Villanova The Villanova Wildcats will be playing the Cavaliers in Charlottesville...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: The importance of the three-point play

It is a matter of opinion whether big post players or guards capable of making high profile shots are more essential to the game. Obviously, it depends on the strengths of the individuals comprising a team to determine how the offense is structured – excellent guards, centers and forwards exist throughout the ACC. Here we break down how the top teams plan to utilize long range...
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina Basketball: Team Predictions

Despite the sanctions placed on North Carolina basketball by the NCAA on the upcoming season, there is still much basketball to be played! Here is a peek of what to look out for in blue and white at Chapel Hill next year. Player to watch: Justin Jackson The end of last year provided a preview of the pure potential Justin has that could make him a first round pick in the NBA draft...
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: Top playmakers for 2015-16

Perhaps it is dangerous to highlight a single player from a given team as the go-to playmaker. For many of the ACC teams, there are multiple individuals who can, and should, fill that role. Despite this, out of a blend of necessary leadership, experience and pure talent, there usually emerges a few clear frontrunners out of the conferences elite. Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia Brogdon’s...
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: Evaluating the NCAA’s rule changes

Earlier this month the NCAA released updated rules for the upcoming season of men’s basketball. Among the most important changes are a shorter shot clock (30 seconds rather than 35) and more restrictions on timeouts. How will the new rule changes enforced by the NCAA affect ACC basketball in particular? For teams who are particularly stringent on defense, these changes will only...
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: Evaluating the top point guards

The ACC has seen plenty of freshman point guards make quite an impression. Recent examples include Tyler Ennis from Syracuse and Tyus Jones from Duke. However, this position also demands a degree of leadership capability; and the conference has plenty of veteran players with great potential as well. London Perrantes, Virginia Virginia’s London Perrantes Perrantes is perhaps...
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: UNC’s Players Pranked Each Other With Fake Snakes

Most people in this world – even the ones who are big and strong enough to play D-1 college athletics – are scared of snakes. We were reminded of that fact again this week. A few of North Carolina’s players decided to play a prank on their teammates by placing fake snakes throughout the locker room. Brice Johnson appears to have gotten both Marcus Paige and Joel Berry in separate...
Via College Spun
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

UNC’s Locker Room Isn’t the Place to Be If You Hate Snakes

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I have a serious snake phobia. Like, I can’t even look at one on screen without freaking out and having some sort of lingering trauma throughout the day. This is why I’m so not cool with North Carolina basketball players pranking each other with snakes. Granted, they used a fake snake, but still… So to Marcus Paige...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

4-star shooting guard Kenny Williams commits to UNC

You can never have enough shooters in basketball, especially in the college game where the knock down three ball specialists are hard to find. 4-star sharp-shooter and former VCU commit Kenny Williams choose North Carolina over Virginia on Saturday afternoon. Williams, 89th ranked recruit in 2015 by Rivals, committed to the Rams but when Shaka Smart left for Texas he decided to re...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Veterans Classic Field is set: UNC, Florida, Temple, Navy

The beginning of the College Hoops season always begins on the Friday of Veterans Day weekend and for the second straight season the Veterans Classic will be the home for basketball junkies. Last season Michigan State, VCU, Tennessee and the host, Navy, were featured but this year it will be even better as potential preseason top-5 North Carolina, Florida and Temple will compete...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

ACC Basketball: Preseason power rankings

While the 2014-15 NCAA men’s basketball season has finally come to a close, it is already time to look to next year. Many players have already declared for the draft and recruitment has begun. Thus, naturally, it is time for a way too early ranking of next year’s ACC basketball season! First, let’s look at last year’s standings when the dust finally settled in March. 2014...
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

UNC point guard Paige has successful ankle surgery

  North Carolina junior point guard Marcus Paige is recovering from ankle surgery. The school says Paige had arthroscopic surgery Monday in Charlotte, NC, to remove bone spurs in his right ankle. He should be able to resume basketball activities this summer. Paige led the team in scoring with 14.1 points and was honored as the Tar Heels' most valuable player for the second straight...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

UNC point guard Marcus Paige has successful ankle surgery

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) North Carolina junior point guard Marcus Paige is recovering from ankle surgery. The school says Paige had arthroscopic surgery Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina, to remove bone spurs in his right ankle. He should be able to resume basketball activities this summer. Paige led the team in scoring with 14.1 points and was honored as the Tar Heels' most valuable...
Via AP on Fox
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

UNC’s Marcus Paige Undergoes Ankle Surgery

One of the North Carolina Tar Heels’ leaders is going to be out of commission for a while. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, point guard Marcus Paige has had ankle surgery to remove bone spurs and won’t be back on the court until the summertime. UNC's Marcus Paige underwent arthroscopic surgery today to remove bone spurs in his right ankle. Will be back sometime this summer...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Early predictions for ACC Basketball’s All-Conference team

The offseason is a time for roster additions and frontrunner predictions. Additionally, NBA draft announcements are seemingly rolling in almost every day now. With more announcements surely soon to come as well as recruits and transfers to be announced it is of course way too early to forecast who will be the best of the best next season. Despite these inevitable changes, here are...
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige’s Dad Confirms His Son Is Returning To UNC For His Senior Season

After his team lost to Wisconsin in the Sweet 16, North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige gave every indication he’d be returning to school for his senior season. Today, his father confirmed that Bret Strelow of The Fayetteville Observer.  Marcus Paige talked matter of factly after Sweet 16 loss about coming back. For double-checking purposes, his dad said today he is returning...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Tar Heels will win the 2016 NCAA Tournament

With the 2015 NCAA basketball season ending in a Duke Championship, many North Carolina basketball fans are quickly looking to 2016 for Roy William’s team to improve on their Sweet 16 run in this year’s tournament. Without a doubt, expectations will be much higher for next year’s team following the progress made by the Tar Heels in the final months of the season. North Carolina...
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Williams Says He Expects All Of His Underclassmen To Return To UNC Next Season

North Carolina’s men’s basketball program has a couple of players – junior forward Brice Johnson, junior forward J.P. Tokoto and junior guard Marcus Paige – who could, potentially, leave school early for the NBA.  Roy Williams doesn’t expect that to happen, though.  On his radio show Monday night, the Tar Heels’ coach says he expects all of his underclassmen to be in...
Via College Spun
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

North Carolina's season ends in NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16

At times this season, North Carolina looked like a team that could battle with, and even beat, just about anybody. At others, the Tar Heels were prone to concentration lapses, wavering intensity and turnovers at critical times. It's why the season that ended with Thursday's loss to Wisconsin was such a mixed bag. The Tar Heels (26-12) made a late-season run to the Atlantic Coast...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

What To Look Forward To: 2015-16 Tar Heels

The entire starting unit should be back for another crack at a FinalFour run in 2015-16. Mighty Wisconsin ends the North Carolina Tar Heels season in the Sweet 16.  Better than the past two seasons, but not as good as I felt this team was prior to the start of the year.  Of any Carolina team I've seen in a while, this team certainly was in its place.  Essentially, the Heels...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin vs. North Carolina – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Vine/Josh Parcell Thursday, 4-seed North Carolina, which survived upset bids from both Harvard and Arkansas, will take on 1-seed Wisconsin, which was able to pull away from both Coastal Carolina and Oregon late. The Tar Heels will have a tall task on their hands, as the Badgers have lost only three games this year. Wisconsin enters the contest as one of three 1-seeds left in the...
Via College Spun
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige’s Dominant Second Half Lifts No. 4 UNC Over No. 5 Arkansas

Marcus Paige #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels puts up a shot as he is defended by Manuale Watkins #21 of the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second half during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) UNC junior point guard Marcus Paige scored 20 points in the second half of their battle against Arkansas to send the Tar Heels...
Via The Sports Journal
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue-hued finish

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- North Carolina guard Marcus Paige came alive in the second half and led a late surge to kill Arkansas' chances of advancing in the NCAA Tournament.
Via WholeHogSports
March 22, 2015
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