According to sources close to the situation, Marcus Ginyard, a 6-5 wing from Arlington (Va.) Bishop O'Connell, has suffered a broken left wrist. The injury is believed to have occurred while playing pick-up in late July and will keep him out of action this weekend. Ginyard's wrist will be further evaluated on Tuesday and a decision will be made then regarding possible surgery. He is expected to be sidelined for a considerable length of time, but program sources are optimistic that he'll be able to return in time for the start of basketball practice in mid-October.
UNC received word late Thursday that Michael Copeland, a 6-8 forward from Winston-Salem (N.C.) Reynolds, has been officially cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse, after enrolling last week, a UNC spokesperson confirmed. He will now be able to practice and travel with the team.
One UNC freshman will be unable to play this weekend in the Bahamas, while another will be a last-minute addition.
Freshman both expected to be unable to participate in the Bahamas this weekend.