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During a recent junior varsity boys' basketball game against Kannapolis Brown, a ball squirted loose near a few Indian Trail Porter Ridge players. Without hesitating, several of them dove for it. That must have pleased their coach. Talent made that coach, Brian Reese, a solid basketball player. Discipline, hustle and teamwork made him a national champion at North Carolina. Those attributes drive Reese, who seeks to instill them in young players in his new career.
Reese's roots show
The Charlotte Observer

North Carolina freshman basketball player Brandan Wright reminds some people of a young Kevin Garnett. To others, his 7-foot-4 wingspan and silky left-handed moves evoke another long-armed lefty -- former Tar Heels great Sam Perkins. Either way, at 6-feet-9 and 205 pounds, Wright oozes the type of potential that likely would have made him a lottery pick in last June's NBA draft, had the league's new minimum age not made him ineligible to be selected.
Freshman class already makes its mark in ACC
The Greensboro News and Record

The University of North Carolina men's basketball team has been serious about its business since the season began, but coach Roy Williams will more than likely emphasize the growing urgency to learn and execute properly as UNC approaches ACC play.
No breaks on defense
The Chapel Hill News

"One time he said Dean Smith was the master of the four-corner offense and I was the master of the four-letter word," Knight wrote in his 2002 autobiography, Knight: My Story.
Coaching peers weigh in on styles of Knight, Smith
The Winston Salem Journal

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