Video: UNC Players Post-Texas A&M Locker Room Interviews
North Carolina fell to Texas A&M, 86-65, in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday, and afterward the Tar Heels discussed the defeat and their season. Here are the interviews from the locker room featuring Kenny Williams, Cameron Johnson, Brandon Robinson, and Andrew Platek.
Bench Boosts Tar Heels in Brooklyn
Down 12-0 in Thursday's ACC Tournament quarterfinal, Roy Williams turned to his bench and said, "One, two, three, four, five. Go in the game." "That was it," sophomore wing Brandon Robinson said. Robinson, along with Seventh Woods, Andrew Platek, Garrison Brooks, and Sterling Manley entered the game to relieve North Carolina's starting five.
Video: UNC Players Post-Syracuse Locker Room Interviews
North Carolina won its sixth consecutive game Wednesday by defeating Syracuse, 78-74, at the Carrier Dome. Theo Pinson scored a career-high 23 points while also grabbing 6 rebounds and handing out 7 assists. Joel Berry added 19. Here is what Theo Pinson, Cam Johnson, Joel Berry, Sterling Manley, Luke Maye, and Andrew Platek had to say about the victory:
Roy Williams On Syracuse's Zone, Chemistry, Theo & Tough Little Nuts
Roy Williams met with the media preceding North Carolina’s game at Syracuse on Wednesday and discusses the Orange’s zone, Andrew Platek’s health, his team’s chemistry, Theo Pinson’s zaniness and what exactly the term “tough little nut” means. The Orange are allowing 63.4 points per game and holding opponents to 39 percent shooting.
Video: UNC Players Post-Western Carolina Locker Room Interviews
North Carolina defeated Western Carolina, 104-61, on Wednesday at the Smith Center. UNC shot a school-record 72.7 percent from the 3-point range making 16 of 22 shots from the perimeter, and outrebounded the Catamounts 53-25 while improving to 9-1. Here is what Jalek Felton, Joel Berry, Andrew Platek, and Garrison Brooks had to say about the victory.
Roy Williams Post-Tulane Quotes
Roy Williams: “I thought defensively the first half was maybe our best defensive half of the year. The one thing we still got to do is guard the ball better, so we don’t have to help and give guys open threes. I think [Brandon] Huffman gave us some good things when he was in there. Sterling [Manley] did, Garrison [Brooks] did, Andrew [Platek] did, Jalek [Felton] did late."
Andrew Platek Finding His Niche at UNC
During the 2017 recruiting cycle a fellow college coach asked Roy Williams why he wanted Andrew Platek. Platek was ranked outside the top 200 and thus was not the normal blue chipper the Tar Heels pursue. "I offered him a scholarship because I thought he was a good enough player to play for us," Williams said on Thursday following UNC's 102-78 win over Portland.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Portland
After such a solid display, it's hard to single out one individual for their offensive exploits. Luke Maye had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds in just 27 minutes, Theo Pinson approached a triple-double, and Joel Berry scored 18. And then, sneakily, there was Andrew Platek, who made a pair of three-pointers and scored a career-high 12 points off the bench.
UNC Basketball: Andrew Platek 2017-18 season preview
Andrew Platek was the Tar Heels’ second commitment in a five-player class that’s headlined by five-star combo guard Jalek Felton. Platek’s role on this year’s team will be to practice hard, learn as much as possible and play well when called upon. His number isn’t going to get called early and often, but when it does, he’ll need to be ready to do what’s asked of him.
Nate Laszewski Discusses Three Visits
Which schools do you feel like have really prioritized you? Nate Laszewski: "Notre Dame and Wake Forest. Wake Forest has been recruiting me for a while. North Carolina has been reaching out too." What stands out to you about North Carolina? "Just the success, tradition and talking to Andrew Platek he just loves it there and says it’s a great place to be."
Nate Laszewski Recruitment Rundown
Arizona coach Sean Miller recruited former big man Kaleb Tarczewski from the same travel program as Nate Laszewski’s. Indiana offers Laszewski the chance to play near home. Lastly, UNC will enroll his former teammate at Northfield Mount Hermon, Andrew Platek, this fall and the idea of suiting up for the defending national champions may weigh heavily. Wisconsin has family ties with Laszewski as well.
Video: Nate Laszewski Adidas Summer Championship Highlights
Highlights of top 100 forward Nate Laszewski from the Adidas Summer Championships. Laszewski received a scholarship offer from Roy Williams on Monday and is a former high school teammate of incoming UNC freshman Andrew Platek.
UNC Offers 6-10 Marksman Nate Laszewski
North Carolina is extending it's range of 2018 targets. This time it is in the form of 6-10 forward Nate Laszewski. The four-star recruit is former high school teammates with UNC freshman shooting guard Andrew Platek. This is the third offer to come from the Tar Heels on Monday night. UNC has also offered 2018 small forward Nassir Little and 2018 power forward Simi Shittu.
Is Nate Laszewski On The Verge Of A UNC Offer?
Entering this week, Miami, Wake Forest, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt were thought to be the leading for 2018 6-10 forward Nate Laszewski. It will be interesting to see if North Carolina offers as Roy Williams attended both of his games on Saturday, and it can only help that his former teammate Andrew Platek is heading into his first year in Chapel Hill.
Photo: Bigger Dreams for Andrew Platek
Incoming North Carolina freshman shooting guard Andrew Platek looks to the championship banners in the Dean Dome rafters as he dreams of the possibilities awaiting him at UNC.