Roy Williams on the Masters, His Own Augusta Experiences
It is rare to get through one of Roy Williams' press conference without some sort of golf mention or making a connection between golf and basketball. Williams not only plays as much golf as he can during the offseason, but he watches a ton. The UNC head coach, who is entering his 16th season at the helm of the Tar Heels, loves Masters weekend.
Final 2018 Rankings: Nassir Little Completes Climb
North Carolina basketball signee Nassir Little is No. 2 in final 247Sports rankings for the class of 2018 that were released on Thursday. Little is the highest ranked Tar Heel signee since No. 1 overall prospect Harrison Barnes from UNC's 2010 class. Little, a 6-7, 220-pound small forward from Orlando, Fla., signed with UNC in November and will enroll in June.
Chansky’s Notebook: Real Dean of ACC Basketball?
So was it Everett Case, Frank McGuire, Vic Bubas or Dean Smith who is most responsible for this treasure we call ACC Basketball? Each man has a good case for the title of “ACC godfather,” including Case. But since he passed the test of time, overlapped eras and rules changes in the game — and kept winning through it all — I’ll go with that guy Smith, the Dean.
Ty Lawson is still an NBA point guard
Tuesday night, Ty Lawson reminded everyone that he is still an NBA-caliber point guard after being thrown into the playoffs off of a season playing in the Chinese Basketball Association. With his impressive court vision and consistent outside shot on full display, it looked as though he had been playing with the Washington Wizards the entire regular season.
Source: Kenny Smith, who has never coached in the NBA, to interview with Knicks
TNT analyst Kenny Smith will interview for the New York Knicks' head-coaching job Friday, a source told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. Smith, who played from 1987 to 1997 with six NBA teams, has never coached in the NBA. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported this week that the four top candidates are David Fizdale, Mark Jackson, David Blatt and Jerry Stackhouse.
Roy Williams to Seniors: Savor Moments, Know Chapel Hill is Home
As Joel Berry and Theo Pinson took pictures by the Old Well in their Carolina blue cap and gowns complete with full North Carolina uniforms underneath and Jordans on their feet, the realization of the senior duo leaving UNC became more real than ever. Berry and Pinson's career was highlighted by the 2017 National Championship in their win over Gonzaga.
Where will Jordan Brown, the nation's top uncommitted big man, sign?
The Tar Heels have been primarily communicating with Jordan Brown's father. However, their championship pedigree and Roy Williams' history of producing NBA level big men (Tony Bradley, Ed Davis, John Henson, Isaiah Hicks, Tyler Zeller) could give them more than just an outside shot. However, UNC may be on the outside looking in. Prediction: Stanford.
Jerry Stackhouse’s Tar Heel ties shouldn’t matter for Hornets. Look beyond the blue.
Every NBA team looking for a head coach apparently has discovered Jerry Stackhouse, the former North Carolina star. If the Charlotte Hornets hire him, this will mean that the team’s owner, Michael Jordan, is a Tar Heel; the general manager, Mitch Kupchak, is a Tar Heel; the assistant general manager, Buzz Peterson, is a Tar Heel; and the head coach will be a Tar Heel.
North Carolina Softball Beats ECU, 4-3
With every North Carolina batter recording a hit, the Tar Heels defeated East Carolina, 4-3, Wednesday evening, thanks to Brittany Pickett's go-ahead home run in the sixth inning. Not only did Pickett go the distance in the circle, she sent her fourth home run of the season to center in the sixth inning, securing Carolina's 4-3 win to improve to 26-21 on the season.
Roy Williams shares what coaches use against North Carolina in recruiting
UNC has had tons of success on the floor in the last half decade, but the Tar Heels aren’t recruiting at the level of programs such as Kentucky and Duke. A lot of that has to do with the NCAA’s lengthy academic investigation, which ended last fall. Roy Williams joined the David Glenn Show on Friday and shared details on how opposing coaches recruit against the Tar Heels.
Charlotte Hornets continue to tap into UNC for talent
The Charlotte Hornets have developed a reputation for, uh, having an affinity for fomer North Carolina Tar Heels. Ever since they were reincarnated as the Charlotte Bobcats, a strong pipeline of former UNC players have moved through the Queen City. In their inaugural 2005 draft they quickly pounced on NCAA champions and in-state heroes Raymond Felton and Sean May.
Shalane Flanagan: “I Think This Was My Last Boston Marathon”
For Shalane Flanagan, 36, who won the 2017 New York City Marathon in November, the experience was frustrating, placing seventh in 2:46:31. A native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, she wanted to give her hometown race one more try after three prior attempts that left her unsatisfied. Her best finish was in 2013—fourth place.
Roy Williams visiting top 2019 recruit Vernon Carey
After visiting 2019 center Will Baker on Monday, Roy Williams is heading to Florida to visit one of the top recruits in the class. According to Scout’s Evan Daniels, Williams is visiting five-star power forward Vernon Carey Jr. on Wednesday. Carey is ranked as the No. 2 recruit in the 247 Sports’ rankings and the top player at his position and in Florida.
Cameron Johnson Returning to UNC for Senior Season
North Carolina forward Cameron Johnson is returning to school for the 2018-19 basketball season, his father confirmed to Inside Carolina on Wednesday. "Cam decided that he wants to return to North Carolina for his senior season'," Gilbert Johnson said. "He recently underwent a minor procedure and is excited to play at UNC another year."
Cameron Johnson Undergoes Arthroscopic Hip Procedure
University of North Carolina guard Cameron Johnson underwent an arthroscopic hip procedure Monday in Minneapolis, Minn. Johnson is expected to make a full recovery for the 2018-19 season. Dr. Chris Larson performed the procedure. Johnson played in 26 games and made 20 starts in 2017-18 in his first season with the Tar Heels.