Detroit Pistons Season in Review: Reggie Bullock
Reggie Bullock was one of the brightest spots for the Detroit Pistons this season. Considering he nearly left for a different team this offseason makes his story even more fun. Following the Blake Griffin trade, it was clear that the Pistons needed at least one of their wing players to step up. Reggie Bullock may well be the one. It was a great season for Bullock.
Diamond Heels Roll Into Coastal Lead
No. 8 North Carolina accomplished a task this weekend that head coach Mike Fox could only label as “improbable.” UNC stung Georgia Tech, 10-3, on Sunday, completing a three-game weekend sweep – marking the Tar Heels first series sweep over the Yellow Jackets since 1996. The three consecutive wins propelled UNC into the ACC Coastal Division lead.
Vernon Carey Discusses UNC In-Home Visit
Since the spring evaluation periods began three weeks ago, Vernon Carey has hosted Duke, Kentucky, Miami, and North Carolina for in-home visits. On UNC: “They develop their big guys and are talking about how they could use me, kind of like how they used Luke Maye this year and Tyler Hansbrough back in the day. They have been trying to make those kind of comparisons.”
Roy Williams Watches Matthew Hurt at Adidas Gauntlet in Indianapolis
Matthew Hurt was clearly the most talented player in the gym on Saturday. He needs to continue to be stronger with the basketball, but the skill level and overall scoring ability is impressive. Hurt had Chris Mack (Louisville), Roy Williams (North Carolina), John Calipari (Kentucky), Bill Self (Kansas) and assistants from Indiana and Wisconsin watching on Sunday.
Jill Shippee Becomes Third UNC Track and Field Athlete to Break a School Record This Season
Participating in the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville on Saturday, North Carolina freshman Jillian Shippee broke the school’s all-time record in the hammer throw event–recording a distance of 63.19 meters on her first attempt to both break the record and win the competition. The previous UNC record in the event was set by Laura Gerraughty back in 2003.
Healthy after knee surgery, LB Andre Smith expected to be drafted
UNC linebacker Andre Smith played well last year...until he couldn’t play. Smith, a middle linebacker for the Tar Heels, had 21 tackles in two games but sustained a season-ending meniscus tear in his left knee that required surgery. But Smith was undeterred and declared for the draft anyway. Analyst Dane Brugler ranks Smith as the No. 12 linebacker available.
Video: Jalen Wilson puts on a show in front of Roy Williams
Roy Williams and the North Carolina coaching staff were out in full force to watch Jalen Wilson of the Marcus Smart YGC squad at the Adidas Gauntlet Dallas Regional event over the weekend. Wilson had 26 points and 8 rebounds while Bryce Cook added 13 points here are the full highlights.
Former UNC football star Dee Hardison dies at 61
Phil Ragazzo first met Dee Hardison in 1973 at the annual East-West All-Star football game in Greensboro. Hardison was a 6-foot-4, 215-pound running back out of Hobbton High School who would soon be Ragazzo’s college teammate at North Carolina. Ragazzo and others remembered William Davidson “Dee” Hardison on Sunday, a day after the 61-year-old passed away.
Ben Griffin First Tar Heel to Shoot in the 60s Three Times at ACCs
UNC seniors William Register and Ben Griffin shot 67 and 69, respectively, in the final round of the ACC Championship Sunday at the Old North State Club. Griffin shot 67-69-69–205 for the tournament and became the first Tar Heel to shoot three rounds in the 60s in an ACC Men's Golf Championship. Register made seven birdies en route to his 5-under 67.
Seniors Lead No. 1 UNC Women's Tennis Past Pitt, 6-1
North Carolina honored its three seniors on Sunday before their final regular season women's tennis match of the season. The top-ranked Tar Heels were led by that trio in a 6-1 victory over Pitt at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. The most successful four-year stretch in program history continues into the ACC Championship next week in Cary, North Carolina.
UNC Men's Tennis Claims Share Of ACC Regular Season Crown With 11th Win
North Carolina earned a share of the ACC men's tennis regular season title with a 4-0 win at Miami on Sunday. The Tar Heels finish conference play with a record of 11-1, setting a new program mark for most ACC wins in a season. Next up for UNC is the ACC Championship, which runs Wednesday through Sunday in Cary, N.C. North Carolina is the No. 2 seed.
Colin Moran's dad: "He doesn’t show emotion, but he works hard, and he’s focused.
Bill Moran could tell his son was enjoying his opportunity with the Pittsburgh Pirates this season. Colin Moran, the Pirates’ soft-spoken new third baseman, is not the most emotional guy in the clubhouse. So was there some special ESP between father and son? “You can tell by how quiet he is,” his father said, according to Pirates manager Clint Hurdle.
Tar Heels sweep Georgia Tech, win finale 10-3
No. 8 North Carolina defeated Georgia Tech 10-3 on Sunday at Boshamer Stadium, completing the sweep of the Yellow Jackets for the first time since 1996 (Highlights
). Cooper Criswell picked up his third win of the season after tossing seven innings while striking out five. UNC will be back in action Tuesday as they host Coastal Carolina (6 p.m. ESPNU).
The story of UNC’s first NBA player
The first former UNC player to play in a professional basketball league was George Glamack. After his career in Chapel Hill, Glamack played several years in the National Basketball League in the 40s. However, if you want to be technical, he was not the first Tar Heel to play in the NBA. This technically makes Bones McKinney UNC's first NBA player.
Jalen Wilson discusses North Carolina, other schools
6-foot-7 class of 2019 wing Jalen Wilson on North Carolina: "That was their first time watching me play so really it was just good to see them here and I was just glad I was able to play well. To get that offer, it wouldn’t be a validation but it lets you know where you’re at. The best basketball player of all time went there so to have an offer from them would be great."