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Tar Heels news 7/6/16: Elijah Hood makes Maxwell Award watch list

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Star News | Brett Friedlander: Former Tar Heel Brice Johnson is impressing in the NBA Orlando Summer League. Johnson recorded a second straight game with 23 points, squaring off against former Duke rival Marshall Plumlee, who is trying to make the Knicks as an undrafted free agent.

Keeping it Heel | Brandon Griffin: Taking a look a how Tar Heel alumni playing in Major League Baseball fared in the month of June. It wasn't a good one for Dustin Ackley, whose season is over after injuring his shoulder and requiring surgery.

Chapelboro.com | Avery Trendel: Junior running back Elijah Hood was named to the 90-player watch list for the Maxwell Award. The award is given out each year to the country's best player, similar to the Heisman Trophy. Hood is joined by 14 fellow ACC players.

Campus Sports | Caleb Bailey: Ty'Son Williams, who recently announced that he'd be transferring from UNC to South Carolina, said that he'd be using the GI Bill that his mother received for her military service in order to pay for his first year of schooling. Carolina put a restriction on Williams that prevents him from receiving a scholarship spot on a team they play for the next four years.