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Carolina Basketball

Friday could be a day that reshapes North Carolina's basketball program because of mass defections to the NBA. A source close to the program said last night that Sean May, Raymond Felton and Marvin Williams will announce their intentions then to enter the NBA Draft at 1:30 p.m. in a news conference at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill, barring late changes.
UNC will lose three more
The Winston Salem Journal

Rashad McCants: gone. Raymond Felton: gone. Sean May and Marvin Williams? Both also seem to have one foot out the door.
Time running out on Heels
The Fayetteville Observer

The NBA draft decisions of North Carolina basketball underclassmen Raymond Felton, Sean May and Marvin Williams could be made public as soon as Friday. Marvin Williams Sr., father of freshman forward Marvin Williams, said his son will announce during a news conference at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Chapel Hill whether he is staying in school or leaving for the NBA.
M. Williams to announce plan Friday
The Charlotte Observer

Marvin Williams has told his father he'll announce his NBA plans at a Friday afternoon news conference in Chapel Hill, alongside North Carolina teammates Raymond Felton and Sean May. Felton's dad has been told the same thing, though school spokesman Steve Kirschner would not confirm that a news conference has been scheduled.
Celebrate, then evacuate for UNC players?
The Greensboro News and Record

Roy Williams said the process of evaluating the NBA Draft status for North Carolina underclassmen is ongoing. "We're still gathering all the information and there's a chance we'll have all that by the end of the week," the Tar Heels men's basketball coach told about 400 members of the Rams Club during a stop Wednesday night in Burlington."
Williams: Tar Heels still figuring draft
The Burlington Times-News

For a few days this week, Tyler Hansbrough could hang a sign at his house that read "Gone fishin.' " Bobby Frasor, on back-to-back nights, went to Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls games. But idle afternoons and evenings are rare for the two North Carolina basketball signees who are preparing now for their transition from high school stars to college freshmen.
UNC may need its incoming youth
The Durham Herald Sun

North Carolina basketball star Rashad McCants looked every inch the NBA-bound college underclassman when he cruised away from the Smith Center driving a new maroon BMW in Chapel Hill on Wednesday afternoon. Asked if his three teammates -- Sean May, Raymond Felton and Marvin Williams -- also were NBA-bound, he would say only, "You'll find out."
NBA beckons Heels
The News and Observer

It has been a little more than two weeks since North Carolina won the NCAA basketball championship. And with each passing day, Winston-Salem's Reyshawn Terry finds himself appreciating more and more what the Tar Heels were able to accomplish in St. Louis.
Terry knows thrill that comes with winning a title
The Winston-Salem Journal

Mick Mixon will leave his analyst's seat in the UNC radio booth for the play-by-play job with the NFL's Carolina Panthers.
Mixon leaving for Panthers
The Durham Herald Sun

Carolina Football

One of the biggest days of Jason Brown's football career will come on Saturday when the NFL Draft begins, but he hasn't a clue as to what might happen to shape his playing future.
UNC's Brown ready for draft
The Winston-Salem Journal

This Saturday, when many pro prospects will be sweating the NFL draft, guess how Jason Brown plans to spend most of the day? Fishing at a pond behind his parents' home in Henderson. The 6-foot-3, 313-pound center from UNC says he'll depend mostly on his parents to keep him abreast on how the selections are going.
Brown will keep it low-key
The News and Observer

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