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Draft decisions for Theo Pinson, Tony Bradley loom large for UNC in 17-18
Joel Berry’s NBA Draft declaration Tuesday means that the Tar Heels will have their veteran point guard back in 2017-2018. The future is considerably more murky at the moment for Tony Bradley, however. Bradley declared for the draft without hiring an agent. Another UNC teammate, Theo Pinson, has also declared for the draft without hiring representation.
Sports Illustrated picks Roy Williams as ACC's best coach for 2016-17 season
Roy Williams gets the nod after steering the Tar Heels to their sixth national title. North Carolina hardly lost a step in 2016–17 despite losing both Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, relying largely on a crop of junior and senior veterans in Justin Jackson, Joel Berry, Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks to get back to the national title game and finish the job.
Joel Berry is back: What it means for UNC
What does Joel Berry's decision to remain at UNC mean for the Tar Heels next season? UNC will start a senior point guard with a wealth experience. The point guard is the most important position in college basketball and is critical at UNC where coach Roy Williams trusts the floor general to run the offense, secondary break, and establish the tone on defense.
Video: Josh Nickelberry scores 30 in front of Roy Williams
UNC Coach Roy Williams was in attendance to see 2019 shooting guard Josh Nickelberry at Adidas Uprising Gauntlet Dallas. A smooth athlete from Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian School, Nickelberry has offers from UNC, Florida, Georgia, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, and Baylor, among others.
Joel Berry Returning to UNC for Senior Season
University of North Carolina junior point guard Joel Berry II, the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, is withdrawing his name from the 2017 NBA Draft process and will return to UNC to play for the Tar Heels next season. “After speaking to my family I have decided to withdraw from the 2017 Draft and will return to Carolina next season,” says Berry.
Video: Stilman White UNC Career Highlights
Highlights of North Carolina point guard Stilman White during his time as a Tar Heel. White's college basketball career spanned six seasons due to a two-year Mormon mission.
UNC's Tony Bradley Exploring NBA Dream
Heading into his freshman season, declaring for the 2017 NBA Draft wasn't on Tony Bradley's radar. He and his family knew his role on the 2016-17 Tar Heels was to backup seniors Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks. "Two years," Tony Bradley Sr. said. "That was our plan the whole time." Then, the season started and Bradley performed well off the bench.
Source: Tony Bradley declares for the NBA Draft, won't sign with agent
North Carolina freshman Tony Bradley filed the necessary paperwork to declare for the NBA Draft, a source told Scout. Bradley, a 6-foot-10 post player, won't initially sign with an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to North Carolina. As a freshman, Bradley was extremely productive, averaging 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds a game in just 14.1 minutes of action.
Missouri reportedly out of the running for Kevin Knox
The recruitment of Kevin Knox should come to an end soon, but it’s still one of the murkier recruitments of the 2017 cycle. In recent months, we’ve seen Duke, North Carolina and even Missouri appear to be favored for the five-star wing out of Tampa, but it looks like the Tigers have lost this race. According to Rivals.com’s Gabe DeArmond?, Missouri won’t be the pick for Knox.
Joel Berry, Tony Bradley, Theo Pinson Enter NBA Draft Process
University of North Carolina juniors Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson and freshman Tony Bradley have filed paperwork with the NBA to enter the 2017 Draft process. None of the three have hired professional representation which allows them the opportunity to go through the evaluation process and either stay in the Draft or return for another season of college basketball.