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Jalek Felton Commits To North Carolina

Dec 31, 2014 11:01 AM

Jalek Felton has committed to North Carolina, giving the Tar Heels their first recruit for the 2017 class.

Felton is a top-10 player in the class and the nephew of Raymond Felton.

"It's been a dream of his for a long time," said Fred Cannon, Felton's AAU coach with Team Felton. "It's all he's ever talked about. He sees it as more of a legacy-type thing.

"He's a fan of Roy Williams and the coaching staff, the up-tempo style, guard-oriented. It made him feel comfortable."

Felton had scheduled visits to Kansas, Wichita State, Kentucky and Arizona for January.

Felton is among the elite players in the Class of 2017, ranking as the No. 7 overall prospect and No. 1 shooting guard in the country.

Jeff Borzello/ESPN

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Okafor, Paige, Kaminsky, Harrell, VanVleet Named Preseason All-Americans

Nov 3, 2014 1:25 PM

Jahlil Okafor has been named an AP Preseason All-American, which is just the third time a freshman has been named to the team.

Joining Okafor on the team are North Carolina junior point guard Marcus Paige, Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky, Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell and Wichita State junior point Fred VanVleet.

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McCants Alleges Bogus Classes While At UNC, Known By Roy Williams

Jun 6, 2014 11:34 AM

Rashad McCants told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that tutors wrote his term papers, he rarely went to class for about half his time at UNC, and he remained able to play largely because he took bogus classes designed to keep athletes academically eligible.

McCants told "Outside the Lines" that he could have been academically ineligible to play during the championship season had he not been provided the assistance. Further, he said Roy Williams knew about the "paper-class" system at UNC. 

McCants also told "Outside the Lines" that he even made the Dean's List in Spring 2005 despite not attending any of his four classes for which he received straight-A grades.

McCants' allegations mirror and amplify many of those first made public in 2011, when the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer began to report about widespread academic fraud at UNC. 

Steve Delsohn/ESPN

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Roy Williams Believes He Belongs Solely As College Coach

May 8, 2014 10:18 PM

Roy Williams has been speculated as a potential candidate for the Los Angeles Lakers' head coaching vacancy, but the UNC head coach did his best to squash the reports.

“I've always felt like that I'm a college coach and that's where I belong,” Williams said. “(Lakers general manager) Mitch Kupchak is one of my best friends in the whole wide world, there's no question there, but I'm a college guy and if somebody calls and offers me the greatest job in the world, it better be really good because I feel like I've got about the greatest job in the world.”

Williams declined to interview for the Lakers' job in 2004.

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers, North Carolina Tar Heels, NCAA, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NCAA Misc Rumor

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Lakers Would Like To Interview Roy Williams

May 5, 2014 5:59 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers would like to speak to Roy Williams about their head coaching vacancy.

Williams declined to speak to the Lakers in 2004 one season after he left Kansas for North Carolina.

Williams won the NCAA Championship with the Tar Heels in 2005 and 2009.

Mike Bresnahan/Los Angeles Times

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McAdoo Leaves UNC For NBA Draft

Apr 3, 2014 2:17 PM

James Michael McAdoo has declared for the 2014 NBA Draft, leaving North Carolina after his junior season.

McAdoo averaged 11.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, including 14.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in two seasons as a starter.

He earned second-team All-ACC honors as a sophomore and junior.

This season, McAdoo averaged 14.2 points and 6.8 boards in leading UNC to a 24-10 record, a tie for third place in the ACC regular-season standings and the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

 "I am thankful to God for the opportunities I have had at Carolina,' says McAdoo. "I am thankful for everything I have been blessed to experience from my relationships with Coach Williams and his staff, to my current and former teammates and to the fact that I am so close to earning my degree from such a great institution. Without a doubt I plan to come back and finish my degree. That is important to me."

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Warren, Parker Headline ACC Awards

Mar 12, 2014 5:44 PM

T.J. Warren has been named ACC Player of the Year by both the coaches and media.

Joining Warren on the All-ACC First Team (media) are Jabari Parker, C.J. Fair, K.J. McDaniels and Marcus Paige. 

On the All-ACC Second Team (media) are Malcolm Brogdon, Tyler Ennis, Rodney Hood, James McAdoo and Lamar Patterson.

Parker also was named ACC Freshman/Rookie of the Year by the media and coaches, while McDaniels received Defensive Player of the Year honors from both voting contingents.

Ennis, Kennedy Meeks, London Perrantes, Devin Wilson joined Parker on both All-Freshman Teams.

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Michigan State, UNC, Florida, Texas To Play Three-City Barnstorming Tour In 2018

Feb 12, 2014 2:11 PM

Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis has devised a four-team barnstorming event that will include three games over an eight-day period.

Michigan State, North Carolina, Florida and Texas have agreed to play three games, one each in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles while traveling together on a single chartered airplane in December of 2018.

Hollis said each of the four teams will get a home game against an opponent to be determined later to make this a four-game event and qualify as a multi-team event.

"So many of these kids know each other from AAU and everything else that we felt this would be a great way to travel," Hollis said. "I worked with (ADs) Steve Patterson at Texas, Jeremy Foley at Florida and Bubba Cunnningham at North Carolina on this. They and the head coaches are all excited about the opportunity for the student-athletes."

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