Some North Carolina hoops-related links from the weekend:
- The News & Observer's Luke Decock caught up with former UNC basketball forward Tom LaGarde, who has built a career around the unexpected.
- Former UNC football/basketball standout Julius Peppers confirmed over the weekend that the academic transcript found on UNC's website was his, but said there was no academic fraud with it. Andrew Carter of The News & Observer writes that the transcript shows the low hurdles athletes face to stay eligible. J. Andrew Curliss and Dan Cane write that the transcripts of Peppers and Marvin Austin create a decade of questions for UNC.
- Tar Heels forward Desmond Hubert has a special relationship with his Uncle Henry, writes Paul Franklin for The Times of Trenton.
- Athlon Sports offers 17 preseason questions for the East region. Coming in at No. 4: Is North Carolina's James Michael McAdoo ready for a Thomas Robinson-like breakout?