Pro Tar Heels React to Brice Johnson's Pick
The Carolina Family reacts to Brice Johnson's selection by the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA Draft. Johnson was picked 25th.
Broncos nose tackle Sylvester Williams sees opportunity to expand his role
When Sylvester Williams was told that the Broncos would not pick up his fifth-year option, the fourth-year veteran was not disheartened. Conversely, he took their reasoning constructively, and devoted himself to improving further and proving that he could become more dependable during the 2016 season. "I have to go out there and prove myself again," he said.
Internet Roasts Brice Johnson For Supercuts Endorsement
It was draft day for Brice Johnson and he started it like many other players, by getting a haircut. The former North Carolina forward posted his haircut as an ad via twitter early in the day. The twitter community seemed to think Johnson could have gone for a better haircut, and the roasting began.
Chicago Red Stars to Retire Lori Chalupny’s Number
The Chicago Red Stars announced Thursday that they will retire club legend and 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Lori Chalupny’s number 17 jersey. The former Tar Heel earned her first cap with the U.S. squad in 2001, and she would be a fixture for the next nine years, earning 92 appearances and wearing the captain’s armband on several occasions.
Marcus Paige Goes In Second Round
The Brooklyn Nets selected North Carolina's Marcus Paige in the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft with the 55th overall pick on Thursday night in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Nets then traded Paige to the Utah Jazz. Paige was the first three-time captain and only four-time defensive player of the year in Carolina Basketball history.
ESPN's Jay Bilas thinks Marcus Paige can stick in the NBA
ESPN’s Jay Bilas said he thinks Marcus Paige could stick in the NBA after the North Carolina guard was taken by the Utah Jazz in the second round of Thursday night’s NBA Draft. “I’m really glad to see Marcus Paige get drafted, because this guy has played so hard and so well at the University of North Carolina, and last year did not shoot the ball as well as he’s capable of shooting it,” Bilas said on ESPN’s draft broadcast.
Will Bengals center Russell Bodine have breakout season in year three?
The Bengals have had a loaded roster for years now but one of the few positions where media and fans agree they're weak is center. Russell Bodine, entering his third year in the NFL, has been a below average starter at best for Cincinnati since he was handed the job by default after the team traded up in the fourth round of the 2014 Draft to select him.
Jay Bilas: 'I really like' the Brice Johnson pick
ESPN analyst Jay Bilas has been an unabashed fan of former North Carolina star Brice Johnson’s game. And he had plenty to say about it when the Los Angeles Clippers took Johnson with the No. 25 pick in the first round. “Well, his senior year was essentially like a contract year and his motor revved as high as it ever has this last year,” Bilas said.
Q&A with Camelia Kuhnen, a Poets and Quants '40 under 40' professor
Camelia Kuhnen, professor of finance in the Kenan-Flagler Business School, was named one of Poets and Quants’ best 40 under 40 professors in 2016. Kuhnen has a background in neuroeconomics and behavioral finance.
Utah Jazz Draft UNC's Marcus Paige at No. 55
Make that two Tar Heels on draft night. The Utah Jazz (via a trade with the Brooklyn Nets) have selected Marcus Paige with the 55th pick in the draft. Paige, who enter the draft with borderline second round prospects will get a chance to earn a spot with the Jazz. Paige's selections brings UNC to 110 players taken in the draft and 21 under Roy Williams.
Brice Johnson Drafted No. 25 to Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers selected UNC senior forward Brice Johnson with the 25th pick of the 2016 NBA Draft. The Orangeburg, S.C., native is the 47th Tar Heel in history selected in the first round and the 109th Tar Heel taken in the NBA Draft. He is the 16th Tar Heel and 27th player coached by Roy Williams at Kansas and UNC to be selected in the first round.
Brice Johnson goes No. 25 to the Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers have selected former UNC forward Brice Johnson with the No. 25 overall in the 2016 NBA Draft. Johnson is a 6-10, 230-pound prospect. He enters the NBA as one of the better rebounders and interior scorers in college basketball last season. Incredibly athletic and an elite leaper, Johnson can knock down the mid-range jumper and score from anywhere in the paint.
Chansky’s Notebook: A Second Ty Lawson?
Seventh Woods sounds like the second coming. With all the hoopla over Duke’s next big recruiting class for the coming season, a UNC signee who may be better than all of them has gotten lost in the royal blue publicity. His name is Seventh Woods, a 6-1 point guard from Columbia, South Carolina, who Roy Williams compares, and not lightly, to Ty Lawson.
Video: Brice Johnson plays a little pre-draft word association
In preview of the draft, the 6-10 former Tar Heel plays a little game of word association. It's worth a watch, just to see what he says about Duke.
Hubert Davis: ‘Marcus Paige is an NBA player’
“Marcus Paige is an NBA player,” Tar Heel assistant Hubert Davis said. “He’s a pro. It would be a mistake if nobody picks him tonight. If nobody does, somebody is going to pick him up right after the draft.” Davis envisions Paige enjoying a long career. “Marcus is going to have a 10-plus year career because, one, he can play."