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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.
Clippers think Brice Johnson might fit into rotation
The NBA draft began to turn topsy-turvy after the top two picks Thursday, leaving the Clippers in good position to find a quality player who might just be able to step in and play right away. That turned out to be the case when Brice Johnson remained available late into the first round, allowing the Clippers to take the power forward from North Carolina with the 25th pick.
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.
Draft Perspective: NBA Fits For Brice Johnson, Marcus Paige
Brice Johnson didn’t even know he was on the Clippers’ radar when they were selecting at 25, and now he is an integral part of their future. In Los Angeles, he’ll join a talented frontcourt in center DeAndre Jordan and power forward Blake Griffin. Unlike Johnson and the Clippers, Mrcus Paige did work out for the Jazz during the pre-Draft process.
UNC forward Luke Maye preparing to step up this year
He sometimes has trouble getting the ball to go where he wants it. “It’s just left and right, and it needs to be more straight,” North Carolina forward Luke Maye said recently. In this case, Maye wasn’t talking about basketball. For the past month, he’s been equally as occupied with putting a much smaller ball in the hole. Golf is also a passion.
Cam Newton, Steph Curry, UNC basketball up for ESPY Awards
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry and the North Carolina Tar Heels came up short in their respective championship games last season, but the quarterback, the point guard, and the UNC men’s basketball team can all win ESPYs. ESPN released the list of nominations for the 2016 ESPY awards.
Clippers Draft 2016: Who is Brice Johnson?
So what exactly are the Clippers getting? Johnson earned first-team AP All-America honors in college basketball's toughest conference while scoring 17.4 points-per-game and grabbing 10.4 rebounds-per-game. Offensively, its easy to see how Johnson fits with the Clippers, at 6-foot-9, Johnson is a fluid athlete that is very cerebral of his abilities or lack of ability, and rarely forces actions and lets the game come to him.
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.
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.
Marcus Paige one step closer to living his dream after NBA draft
Marcus Paige returned to Linn-Mar High School to speak with a bunch of wide-eyed youth basketball campers Wednesday. That’s just the kind of thing a young man like Paige does. He’s classy, humble, never forgets his roots. “He talked to them all,” Linn-Mar Coach Chris Robertson said. “And the one thing he told them was to always chase their dreams.”