Vernon Carey Discusses His Finalists
Top-ranked junior Vernon Carey Jr. stepped onto the floor Friday with Roy Williams, John Calipari, Coach K, Jim Larranaga, and Tom Izzo watching. 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.”
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."
Tar Heels Win Extra Inning Thriller Over Georgia Tech To Clinch Series
No. 8 UNC won an extra inning thriller over Georgia Tech on Saturday to clinch the series with a 9-8 victory in 10 innings at Boshamer Stadium (Highlights
). Jackson Hesterlee tied the game with a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth while Ben Casparius tied the game with a triple in the bottom of the 10th before the winning run was driven in on a sacrifice fly by Dallas Tessar.
The day Larry Bird said, ‘It’s just God disguised as Michael Jordan’
Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird could have sworn the individual who dropped a historic 63 points in a playoff game was actually God dolled up as Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan. “I would never have called him the greatest player I’d ever seen if I didn’t mean it,” Bird told The Boston Globe. “It’s just God disguised as Michael Jordan.”
Harrison Barnes has eyes set on another 'bucket-list' basketball experience
Harrison Barnes would like another shot at the U.S. national team and a bigger role than he had in the 2016 Olympics. Which was virtually no role at all, at least when it came to playing during games. He's going to get that opportunity. "Fingers crossed," Barnes said of making a bigger impact on the national team than when he was essentially the 12th man in 2016.
A Case For The Naismith Hall Of Fame: Brad Daugherty
A 2-time first-team All-ACC performer, Brad Daugherty was a consensus All-America a as senior in 1986 before being selected No. 1 in the NBA draft. He played just eight seasons in the NBA. But he still made five NBA All-Star teams and finished his career with per-game averages of 19 points and 9.5 rebounds. His No. 43 is retired by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl attracts interest from batch of coaches at Dallas-area AAU tourney
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, a 6-foot-9 forward who is ranked No. 16 in the recruiting Class of 2019 by Rivals.com, “is now carrying a well-put-together 235 pounds on a nearly 6-foot-10 body,” Rivals.com analyst Eric Bossi wrote after Friday’s AAU opener. The game was scouted by coaches from UNC, Louisville, Stanford, Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Virginia, Iowa and others.
Ex-Celtic Tyler Zeller happy in Milwaukee
Tyler Zeller is on his fourth team in a six-year career. The Bucks are his third team since last season. He’d like to think he’s found a place to settle in, but his $1,933,941 for next season is non-guaranteed, so the 7-footer is prepared for another summer of uncertainty. Zeller did all he was asked for the Celts and earned the respect of his teammates and Brad Stevens.
Dallas Saturday: Who the coaches were watching
Who did your favorite coach watch Saturday of the first April live period in Dallas? Here's the rundown
from a combined four events: One of the most skilled big men in a 2019 class, Will Baker drew coaches from North Carolina, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, Baylor, Virginia and Oklahoma. UNC coaches also watched 2019 small forward Jalen Wilson, among others.
UNC Men's Lacrosse Upsets No. 14 Notre Dame 10-9 On Senior Day
Alex Bassil, North Carolina's fourth string goalkeeper to start the season, made a career high 14 saves and stopped a shot by Notre Dame's Bryan Costabile with 10 seconds left as UNC recorded an emotional 10-9 win over 14th-ranked Notre Dame in men's lacrosse on Senior Day at Kenan Stadium Saturday (Highlights
). It was the final home game for 13 Tar Heel seniors.