Thursday's Hoops Links

Raleigh N&O - "People around the Smith Center are already talking about how, by midseason, freshman Melvin Scott will be starting at point guard for North Carolina's basketball team. ... But hold on a minute. The Heels open the season Nov. 16 at home against Hampton. And there's a sophomore -- a kid who started at the point in UNC's first game a year ago -- who still badly wants the job. That would be Adam Boone. " (Heels making a point )

Durham Herald-Sun - "Almost on cue, it was at this point in a short interview with McKinney that sophomore guard Brian Morrison approached McKinney and said, "What time are we lifting tomorrow?" That in itself is a breakthrough for Morrison, admittedly not fond of weights. However, Morrison has put on 10 pounds from last season — up to 185 — and he said his strength gains are "100 percent" because of McKinney's work with him." (Strength coach McKinney gives Heels a lift )

Greensboro N&R - "What have I seen out of Fingleton?" asked forward Kris Lang. "I've seen blocked shots, baby. I've seen the running left-handed hook. I've seen the turnaround 'J.'" (Tar Heels' tall guy glad to be back on court)

Daily Tar Heel - "Chaney said to build new risers, alumni would have to lend their support. "Even if we can get 150 alumni to change their seats, if we don't get the other thirty we need, then we can't build the risers," he said." (More Riser Seating Unlikely)

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