Morning Heel: UNC Tar Heels Daily News Links


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Alternate Basketball Uniforms For Saturday
North Carolina will wear an alternate away uniform design for Saturday’s game at Miami, donning Carolina Blue Nike Hyper Elite jerseys and shorts as one of a select group of schools to wear commemorative uniforms on a one-time basis this season. On the jersey, the “NC” logo is centered on the chest in a style reminiscent of the jerseys worn by the 1999-2000 Tar Heels. (

UNC’s stars shine bright against Wake Forest
At times, the Tar Heels weren’t even all that fluid with the ball. They kicked it around a lot early in the game and James Michael McAdoo was off missing his first four field-goal attempts and three of his first four free throws. But Carolina came around and exploded to a 87-62 demolition. When leading scorer McAdoo (15 points per game) got going he was excellent. (Fox Sports Carolinas)

Struggling Deacons have healing effect on UNC
Wake Forest is the cure that ails everything for ACC opponents whenever it ventures away from the friendly confines of Joel Coliseum. James Michael McAdoo recovered from a stiff back to score 20 points while P.J. Hairston bounced back from the double whammy of a concussion and the flu to score 11 on 3 of 4 shooting as the Tar Heels routed the Deacons 87-62 at the Smith Center. (Wilmington Star News)

Basketball Recruiting: 2014 PF Trey Lyles To Visit UNC
Consensus five star prospect power forward Trey Lyles of Indianapolis, IN the #5 rated overall player in the 2014 class is planning to visit Chapel Hill. Lyles was once an Indiana commit and has visited Louisville and will take trips to Butler and Kentucky has interest in possibly becoming a Tar Heel also. (KIH)

Football Recruiting: UNC Tar Heels National Signing Day Open Thread
National Signing Day is here Tar Heel Nation! UNC head coach Larry Fedora has done a terrific job of restoring pride to the North Carolina football program and it all starts on the recruiting front. Today we have a lot planned in order to bring you the best National Signing Day coverage a Carolina fan deserves. (KIH)

Football Recruiting: Da’Shawn Hand Drops UNC
The #1 recruit in the 2014 class defensive end Da’Shawn Hand has dropped North Carolina from his new top five. Hand lists Alabama,Florida,Michigan,South Carolina,VaTech as his new top five. (KIH)

Football Recruiting: S Korrin Wiggins Signs LOI With Clemson Over UNC
Three star safety Korrin Wiggins of Durham, NC has signed his letter of intent to play college football for the Clemson Tigers. (KIH)

NCAA rule changes could spark state of recruiting chaos
Last weekend at their convention in Grapevine, Texas, the NCAA Board of Directors approved a long-awaited package of “common sense” rulebook revisions. Most notably, they eliminated longstanding restrictions on the way coaches can contact recruits — no more improper phone calls, illegal text messages, dead periods or quiet periods. (Sports Illustrated)

Nate Britt discusses his move from Gonzaga to Oak Hill Academy
With the big Washington Catholic Athletic Conference matchup between No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 5 O’Connell looming, it’s as good a time as any to break out another “Rewind” post — this time with former Gonzaga and second-team All-Met guard Nate Britt. The North Carolina recruit transferred to Oak Hill Academy for his senior season and was averaging 7.9 points and 5.2 assists for the Warriors before injuring his knee in December. I had a chance to catch up with Britt at last month’s Hoophall Classic in Massachusetts. Here’s what he had to say: (Washington Post)

Football Recruiting: The Headliner For UNC On National Recruiting Day Is….
National Signing Day wasn’t eventful in the sense of drama for the Tar Heels. As early as last week North Carolina was still in the running for several uncommitted prospect but as NSD got closer only Korrin Wiggins a former UNC commit who reopened his recruitment was left as a mystery. By 8:24 am 12 players had already faxed in their letters of intent along with four players who enrolled early made for a busy morning in Chapel Hill. Now that the dust is settled on the Tar Heels recruiting class that ESPN has ranked the 18th best in the nation let’s take a look at the headliners. (KIH)