Tar Heel Pros update

* Former Tar Heel Jason Capel will begin his pro career with the Fayetteville Patriots of the NBDL, where he will be coached by his father, Jeff Capel.

Jason will be at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville tonight to be introduced by his new coach to Patriot fans before the Washington Wizards meet the Denver Nuggets in an NBA preseason contest at 7:30 p.m. The game can be seen on NBA TV.

Some other Tar Heels expected are UNC coach Matt Doherty and his coaching staff, Tar Heel all-time greats Phil Ford and Walter Davis, along with Michael Jordan, Jerry Stackhouse and Brendan Haywood of the Wizards, according to a team press release.

* Vince Carter's knee rehab has a passing grade thus far from Pistons' coach Rick Carlisle. Stephen A. Smith of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports Carlisle observed Carter and said, "He's shooting the same, he's attacking the same, and he looks great. He's back, at least as far as I'm concerned."

Last night, Carter posted 23 points, 7 boards, 4 assists and 3 steals against Philadelphia.

* Ademola Okulaja (Unicaja Malaga - Spain ACB), Ed Cota (Zalgiris Kaunas - Lithuania LKL), Henrik Rodl (ALBA Berlin - Germany BBL) and Vasco Evtimov (ASVEL Villeurbanne - France Pro A) are now playing Euroleague games in addition to their domestic league schedules.

Former teammates Okulaja and Cota, both assigned to Group B, will meet twice during the regular season, the first meeting is set for October 23 when Zalgiris Kaunas visits Malaga, Spain.

* After 7 games with WTK Anwil Wloclawek in Poland, Kris Lang has yet to taste defeat. Anwil is 5-0 in the Polish League (PLK) and 2-0 in FIBA's Champions Cup (North Conference) competition.

Lang is averaging 10.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, and has hit on 58% of his 52 field goal attempts.

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