Cameron Johnson Signs With UNC Basketball
Cameron Johnson, a 6-8 guard from Moon Township, Pa., has signed a scholarship agreement to attend UNC and play basketball for the Tar Heels. Johnson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and played two full seasons for the Panthers. He received a medical red-shirt after playing in eight games as a freshman in 2014-15 and has two years of eligibility remaining.
Interesting statistics from the 2016-17 UNC Basketball season
Luke Maye, by the end of the postseason, was simultaneously UNC’s best three-point shooter (40.0%) and UNC’s worst free throw shooter (58.7%). That’s not a combination you often see, and it’s fair to wonder if those stats will find a more typical level. Also, Seventh Woods comes out near the top of a surprising number of per-40-minute statistics.
Marcus Ginyard Basketball Camp to Host Chapel Hill Community Day
The Marcus Ginyard Basketball Camp is thrilled to be less than two weeks away from our first Chapel Hill Community Day. We’ve partnered with Chapel Hill Parks and Rec, Chapel Hill Police and Fire Department, as well as local businesses Italian Pizzeria 3 and Chapel Hill Sportswear to create a clinic, free for 60 young campers that will focus on more than just hoops.
Reggie Bullock suspended five games for drug violation
The NBA announced Friday that Reggie Bullock of the Detroit Pistons and Monta Ellis of the Indiana Pacers each have been suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Their suspensions will begin with the next NBA regular season game. A five-game suspension is the penalty for a third marijuana violation.
Harrison Barnes is Changing Lives in South Dallas
On June 10th, Exline Recreation Center in South Dallas played host to Harrison Barnes’ basketball camp where over 150 kids in the community from ages 8-18 came to learn from Barnes himself about basketball, leadership and life. When most basketball camps cost a pretty penny, the coolest part about Barnes’ camp was the free admission for the kids.
NBA draft: What does UNC’s Tony Bradley know that general public doesn’t?
Unless UNC freshman Tony Bradley knows something the public doesn’t – and that’s certainly plausible – he took a gamble staying in the NBA draft. It’s possible some team in the second half of the first round has discreetly told Bradley they will select him. Otherwise, the 6-11 forward, without much of a college basketball resume, could wait a while to hear his name called.
Danny Green Selected to NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team
Having already won an NBA Championship with the San Antonio Spurs back in 2013, former UNC standout Danny Green received the first individual honor of his eight-year pro career on Monday. The 6-foot-6-inch guard was named a part of the NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team after an outstanding season locking down opponents on that end of the floor.
Jackson & Bradley Go In First Round Of NBA Draft
First-team All-America and ACC Player of the Year Justin Jackson was the 15th player selected in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft Thursday. The Portland Trailblazers selected Jackson before later trading his rights to the Sacramento Kings. Later in the first round, freshman forward Tony Bradley went 28th overall to the Los Angeles Lakers, who later traded Bradley to the Utah Jazz.
Matchup Dates for 2017 Big Ten-ACC Challenge Announced
The Atlantic Coast and Big Ten Conferences on Monday announced the dates for the 19th annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge. The games were announced on June 8. The dates for the 2017 Challenge appear below. Tip times and specific network assignments will be announced at a later date. Wednesday, Nov. 29: Michigan at North Carolina.
Justin Jackson would be a good pick for Chicago even if it feels Bulls-y
It feels too obvious, right? National champion and Tar Heel Justin Jackson is projected to go in the middle of the first round, and the Chicago Bulls select 16th overall in next week’s draft. Among some of the players the Bulls have selected (or traded for) in the first round since the turn of the century: Ben Gordon, Joakim Noah, Doug McDermott and Denzel Valentine.