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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.
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.
Chansky’s Notebook: Capital Could Be Hopping!
Based on the reception Justin Jackson and his three NBA draft classmates received in Sacramento, going to Kings games in the future may be the must-do thing in California’s capital city. JJ joins Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox, Duke’s Harry Giles and Kansas guard Frank Mason in what pundits are calling one of the best draft classes. Some are calling it the best.
Video: UNC Places Five 1st-Round Picks Across NFL, NBA, MLB Drafts
With a first-round draft pick in NFL, NBA, and MLB Drafts, the Tar Heels yet again showcased the strength of their programs. North Carolina produced Mitch Trubisky in the NFL Draft, Justin Jackson and Tony Bradley in the NBA and Logan Warmoth and J.B. Bukauskas in the MLB Draft.
Justin Jackson, Ryan Switzer, Hayley Carter Nab Patterson Medals
Hayley Carter, the ACC's all-time leader in women's tennis singles victories, Justin Jackson, who led the Tar Heels to the 2017 NCAA men's basketball championship, and Ryan Switzer, the fifth UNC football player to earn first-team All-ACC honors three times, are the 2017 recipients of the Patterson Medal, the most prestigious athletic honor awarded at UNC.
Enrollee Q&A: 2017 C Brandon Huffman
Brandon Huffman enrolled at North Carolina roughly two weeks ago, but he has been unofficially with the team for over a month. The 6-9, 250-pound center has been a regular at UNC's pick-up games. Huffman spoke with CarolinaBlue to preview his enrollment at UNC, his closeness with the 2017 class, what he is excited and nervous about, and the staff's plan for him.
ACC makes history in 2017 NBA Draft
The NBA was feeling a draft Thursday, and the winds of change were blowing from the Atlantic coast. With 10 former players picked in the the first round of the draft, the ACC sets a new record for first round selections. Prior to 2017, the most ACC players selected in the first round was eight in 1995. ACC players selected in the first round of 2017 NBA Draft: