Photos: Michael Jordan's 55th Birthday Party Attendees
When the greatest basketball player of all time celebrates his birthday, he does it the way he played the game - incredibly and with style. This year, M.J. and friends gathered in Bel-Air over NBA All-Star weekend to celebrate his 55th, and not only was the guest list star-studded, it was equally stylish. The dress code? "Dress to Impress - and Wear J's."
North Carolina recruiting: UNC coaches visit 2 top prospects
North Carolina has already reached into Ohio to fill one spot in its Class of 2019 with point guard Jeremiah Francis, and there’s a chance it could happen again. The Tar Heels have been periodically checking in on 5-star Cleveland power forward Alonzo Gaffney, and UNC did so again on Friday, according to Garfield Heights coach Sonny Johnson’s Twitter account.
Final two weeks: disaster scenarios, tiebreakers and more for the Triangle teams
North Carolina (third place): ACC Tournament Top-4 seed prospects: Warm. It didn't like possible a few weeks ago, but the Tar Heels sit at 10-5 with three games left, earning a head-to-head win (Louisville) or a split (Clemson, NC State) with three of the five 8-9 win teams (Virginia Tech and Florida State, both of which own the tiebreaker over North Carolina).
Where are they now? Former UNC basketball walk-on Sasha Seymore
Sasha Seymore is pursuing a master's degree in business administration from Stanford. He graduated from UNC with a bachelor’s degree in economics and global studies, and from Queen’s University Belfast with a master’s degree in conflict transformation and social justice. At UNC, he was senior class president and a member of the varsity basketball team.
With UNC win at Louisville, Roy Williams passes…himself?
Now, in his 15th season at North Carolina, Roy Williams has reached another milestone in his legendary career. Thanks to a victory over Louisville on Saturday, Williams recorded his 419th win at North Carolina; one more than he had at Kansas. In the history of college basketball, 112 coaches have won 418 or more games. Williams, though, has done it twice.
E.J. Montgomery Planning Official Visit to UNC
2018 five-star forward E.J. Montgomery is planning to return to North Carolina --- this time for an official visit, ESPN's Paul Biancardi reports. The 6-10, 200-pound recruit last visited UNC on Monday, Feb. 12 for the Notre Dame game in Chapel Hill. Montgomery also plans on setting up official visits to Duke and Kentucky. A fourth official visit could also be in the works.
Roy Williams, Jim Boeheim discuss strategy for North Carolina vs. Syracuse
North Carolina, with its 21-7 record and five straight ACC wins, visits Syracuse on Wednesday in a 7 p.m. game. Jim Boeheim was asked Monday what kind of challenges Carolina presents on the offensive glass in particular. "They present all kinds of challenges. They're physical, they shoot from the 3-point line, they're playing as well as they've played all year."
Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell pays homage to Vince Carter, wins slam dunk title
Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell paid homage to legendary dunker Vince Carter and took home the slam dunk championship on Saturday night at Staples Center. Mitchell, a late addition to the contest, sported a vintage Carter jersey then replicated his famous 360 windmill dunk to claim the title over Cleveland Cavalier forward Larry Nance Jr.
Video: Jawad Williams on Being a Tar Heel
As former North Carolina forward and 2005 NCAA Champion Jawad Williams celebrates his birthday today, we look back at a March 2017 interview where Williams discusses what it means to be a Tar Heel, UNC's 2005 NCAA Tournament run, the Carolina basketball family, his relationship with Michael Jordan, and the UNC-Duke rivalry.
Sterling Manley provides critical elements off UNC’s bench
With his size and skill set, Sterling Manley resembles other North Carolina big men of the Roy Williams era. In smaller doses, Manley is a nice value-add to UNC’s rotation. On offense, nearly 97 percent of Manley’s field goal attempts come around the basket. As a comparison, over 36 percent of Luke Maye’s attempts in the half-court come on jump shots.