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  1. John Henson is not happy about the way the NCAA is handling the P.J. Hairston case

    Dec 12, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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    John Henson does not appear to be a fan of the NCAA. He’s in the NBA now, making millions as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks, which makes it seem like a strange time to lash out like this until you consider the plight of his former teammates, P.J. Hairston and Leslie McDonald. North Carolina’s…

  2. Kennedy Meeks picks North Carolina, one of four 2013 recruits to commit Friday

    Nov 17, 2012, 12:30 AM EDT

    Roy Williams

    The early signing period began on Wednesday and for several top 2013 recruits, their decisions were made Friday night. Kennedy Meeks (West Charlotte High/Charlotte, NC) decided to stick in-state and committed to North Carolina. The 6-foot-9 Meeks joins point guard Nate Britt (Oak Hill/Washington DC) and power forward Isaiah Hicks (Webb High/Oxford, NC) as part…

  3. Burning Questions: Who is the best team in The Triangle?

    Nov 8, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Lorenzo Brown

    Real, live college basketball games start on Friday, and with all of our glorious preseason content finally finished, this week we will be providing you with water cooler fodder as we roll through a series of Burning Question. You can read them all right here. Who is the best team in The Triangle? NC State:…

  4. Position Rankings: The Top 20 Power Forwards

    Nov 1, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Creighton v North Carolina

    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of The Lists we’ve published, click here. For…

  5. North Carolina wins only exhibition, looks forward to opener

    Oct 27, 2012, 11:43 AM EDT

    Roy Williams

    Roy Williams’ North Carolina Tar Heels will begin the season just outside the Top 10 and after their 81-54 exhibition win over D-II Shaw Friday night, they are looking forward to their season opener in less than two weeks. The Tar Heels started off slow, beginning the game 3-of-13 from the floor and even trailing…

  6. Conference Preview: ACC topped by Tobacco Road triumvirate

    Oct 22, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT

    Rodney Purvis, Lorenzo Brown

    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here. For a…

  7. UNC’s Dexter Strickland takes shot at NC State

    Oct 19, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT

    Dexter Strickland

    Circle these dates on the calendar: Jan. 26 and Feb. 23. If in-state rivals, North Carolina and North Carolina State needed any more motivation going into these two clashes this season, UNC senior guard Dexter Strickland provided it. On Friday, following practice, Strickland told Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports that he didn’t think too highly…

  8. Top 25 Countdown: No. 20 North Carolina Tar Heels

    Oct 8, 2012, 12:57 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Kansas v North Carolina

    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here.…

  9. Bullock ready to fill it up at UNC

    Aug 11, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Ohio v North Carolina

    Sure, North Carolina lost last season’s big four of Kendall Marshall, Harrison Barnes, Ty Zeller and John Henson to the NBA. On the flipside, Roy Williams will have plenty of young, dynamic talent coming into the program as he always does. In the meantime, where’s the veteran leadership going to come in? Much of that…

  10. Can Joel James be James Michael McAdoo’s front court counterpart?

    Jul 24, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT

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    James Michael McAdoo is the name that everyone is going to be talking about for North Carolina heading into the 2012-2013 season, but the Tar Heels will struggle if he is the only serviceable big man on the roster. With Tyler Zeller and John Henson graduating, there will be plenty of minutes available alongside McAdoo.…

  11. Were Cody Zeller and James Michael McAdoo smart to return to school?

    Jul 3, 2012, 6:37 PM EDT

    New Mexico St. v Indiana

    In the five days since Thursday’s NBA Draft, perhaps the biggest talking point has been the fall of Jared Sullinger and Perry Jones. The consensus seems to be that the two cost themselves a great deal of money by returning to school. Considered by many to be locks for the lottery — if not the…

  12. The biggest losers from the NBA Draft

    Jun 29, 2012, 9:06 AM EDT

    Adam Silver, Quincy Miller

    Will Barton and Quincy Miller: I’m not exactly a proponent of returning to school for underclassmen, especially for guys that are guaranteed to get guaranteed contracts. I hate to make things so simple, but I truly believe that it is smart to capitalize on your potential; when the money is there, go get it. Miller…

  13. Kentucky and North Carolina could make NBA draft history Thursday night

    Jun 28, 2012, 9:22 AM EDT

    North Carolina v Duke

    Kentucky and North Carolina are poised to make history at Thursday night’s NBA draft. Both teams will likely see four players selected in the first round, marking the first time since the NBA debuted its two-round format in 1989 that two teams have accounted for eight of the total picks in the first round. The…

  14. Breaking down the draft: Who will get a GM fired?

    Jun 26, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT

    Iowa State University's White fights to get his shot off under pressure from University of Connecticut's Drummond during their NCAA basketball game in Louisville

    Over the next couple of days, each of our writers here at College Basketball Talk will weigh on certain topics and prospects. Yesterday’s question? Most like to make the All-Star team without getting picked in the lottery? Today’s question? Who is the most likely to get a GM fired: Eric Angevine: Hate to say it, because…

  15. James Michael McAdoo is THE breakout star for next year

    Jun 22, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Kansas v North Carolina

    Despite the fact that he bears a striking resemblance to Chad from The Mad Real World, I like the work that Eamonn Brennan does over at ESPN’s College Basketball Nation blog. But I have to take umbrage with a post from Thursday on 10 potential breakout stars for the 2012-2013 season. Frankly, I don’t have…

  16. NBA draft breakdown: The top 10 power forwards

    Jun 14, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    All this week at CBT, we’ll be spotlighting the top players at each position for the 2012 NBA draft. Monday featured the top point guards; Tuesday was the shooting guards; Wednesday the small forwards. Today? The power forwards. 1. Anthony Davis (Kentucky) Davis is widely regarded as the top pick in this month’s draft and…

  17. Athletic testing results from 2012 NBA Draft Combine released

    Jun 13, 2012, 1:44 PM EDT

    QuincyAcy

    Athletic testing isn’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to draft position, but some players put up impressive numbers at the 2012 NBA Draft Combine, while others slipped behind. Among the most outstanding numbers were Harrison Barnes 38-inch standing vertical, Scott Machado’s 17 bench press reps, Quincy Acy’s combine-best 10.48 lane agility test, and…

  18. The Morning Mix

    Jun 13, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

    It’s day-3 of the re-inspired Morning Mix. I feel like I haven’t missed a beat. It’s probably because I haven’t.  Yeah, I said it. – Xavier and Tennessee will begin a home-and-home series. That could be fun – Washington revealed their non-conference schedule for the 2012-2013 season. They will face three 2012 NCAA tournament teams at home, Loyola (Md),…

  19. Replacing Kendall Marshall is North Carolina’s toughest task

    Jun 8, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

    Dexter Strickland, John Henson, Harrison Barnes

    Everyone loves the kind of high-flying, aerial displays that earn a player a spot on Sportscenter’s Top 10. Anyone can recognize when a sharpshooter catches fire and rains threes like Fabolous rains ones. But, for true hoop heads, there may not be anything prettier than watching a point guard make a perfectly timed pass to…

  20. NBA releases list of players invited to June draft combine in Chicago

    May 24, 2012, 3:08 PM EDT

    DavidStern

    Ahead of the NBA draft, sixty players have been invited to the NBA draft combine, an event held June 7-8 to test players with drills, workouts, and scrimmages as they prepare to be selected on June 28. In addition to physical workouts, players will take part in interviews and psychological testing, much in the same…

  21. Early Entry Breakdowns: Five smart decisions

    May 3, 2012, 7:40 PM EDT

    Damian Lillard, Bruce English

    Read through the rest of our Early Entry breakdowns here. Anthony Davis, Kentucky: This one is obvious. Davis is a once-in-a-decade prospect, a game-changer on the defensive end of the floor with the skills and the coordination he had as a 6-foot-2 guard prior to a nine-inch growth spurt. Davis is a lock to go first…

  22. List of 2012 NBA draft early entrants released

    May 3, 2012, 1:47 PM EDT

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    The NBA officially released its early entry list. These players have entered their names and are locked in for the June 28 draft. Player School Height Status Erik Austin Jackson CC (MI) 6-3 Freshman Harrison Barnes North Carolina 6-8 Sophomore Will Barton Memphis 6-6 Sophomore Bradley Beal Florida 6-3 Freshman J’Covan Brown Texas 6-1 Junior…

  23. Microphone may tell if John Henson can play with injured wrist

    Mar 18, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

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    It may not be the most foolproof medical test ever conceived, but, for what it’s worth, John Henson can hold a microphone. With questions lingering about whether a wrist injury will keep him out of Sunday evening’s Round of 32 matchup with Creighton, a report from the AP gave an anecdotal spin to the question…

  24. John Henson's diet sounds exhausting

    Jul 14, 2010, 6:05 PM EDT

    John Henson can’t gain weight. If that sounds ideal, think again. Eating six or seven meals a day would get real old, real fast. Butch Dill / AP But that’s how it goes for North Carolina’s 6-10 forward. Henson, who’ll be a sophomore this season, is a skilled, athletic player, but is sick of being…

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