UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 61-70
70. Ademola Okulaja (1995-1999, SF/PF, Berlin, Germany) After losing Antawn Jamison, Vince Carter, and Shammond Williams following the 1998 season, senior Okulaja stepped up in 1999 with an All-ACC season; 69. Jawad Williams (2001-05, PF, Cleveland, Ohio) His best game as a Tar Heel was saved for the biggest stage, in the ’05 Final Four vs. Michigan State.
A Case For The Naismith Hall of Fame: Antawn Jamison
A 3-time All-America, 2-time first-team, 3-time first-team All-ACC, the 1998 ACC Player of the Year in 1998, the consensus national Player of the Year in 1998, led UNC to two Final Fours and his No. 33 jersey at UNC is retired. In 16 seasons in the NBA, Antawn Jamison finished his career with 20,042 points (18.5 average), 81,157 rebounds (7.5) and 1,716 assists.
Chansky’s Notebook: Not-So-Great 8s
Years ending in the number 8 haven’t finished well for UNC. The 2018 Tar Heels are just starting out with a long way to go, but ten-year increments back to the beginning of time have good and bad news to them. Good records, bad endings. Bill Guthridge’s 1998 Tar Heel team was favored to win it all. UNC, with Antawn Jamison and Vince Carter, lost in the Final Four to Utah.
Video: UNC 107, Georgia Tech 100 (2 OT) - Feb. 8, 1998
Shammond Williams scores 42 points in 107-100 double overtime win at Georgia Tech. Plus some vintage Ed Cota, Vince Carter, Antawn Jamison, Brendan Haywood, and Ademola Okulaja.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Pitt
If you need someone to understand the Carolina family, point them towards the UNC tunnel after the game, when Antawn Jamison (last played for UNC in 1998) greeted Lennie Rosenbluth (last played for UNC in 1957) with, "What's going on, big time? Great to see you again!" The two then had a conversation as if they were longtime teammates. That's the Carolina family.
Luke Maye's huge night helps No. 20 UNC top Boston College 96-66
Luke Maye had career highs of 32 points and 18 rebounds while No. 20 North Carolina's small lineup got off to a fast start in a 96-66 win against Boston College on Tuesday. Cameron Johnson added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Tar Heels. Maye became the first North Carolina player with at least 30 points and 15 rebounds at home since Antawn Jamison in 1997-98.
Justin Jackson's Jersey Honored at Dean Smith Center
Along with UNC's 2017 NCAA Championship banner, a new jersey was hung in the Smith Center. All-American, ACC Player of the Year, NCAA Champion and Kings draftee Justin Jackson's No. 44 UNC jersey was displayed in the same vein as Lakers great James Worthy, NBA All-Star Antawn Jamison, and the greatest player to play the game, Michael Jordan.
Sources: Los Angeles Lakers to hire Antawn Jamison for scouting role
The Los Angeles Lakers plan to hire two-time NBA All-Star Antawn Jamison in a scouting role, league sources told The Vertical. Jamison, 41, will work in the scouting department under Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Jamison was the No. 4 overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft and had a stellar pro career spanning 16 seasons.
LeBron James reveals he wanted to be a Tar Heel
LeBron James discussed Vince Carter and how he, himself, wanted to be a Tar Heel: “I wanted to go to Carolina at the time. Watching Ed Cota throwing lobs to (Carter), Antawn Jamison and all those guys on that team,” James said in the video. He went on to praise Carter’s athletic ability saying that when you watched him, it looked like he was flying.
College basketball starts in 50 days, so here are 50 fun facts to get you ready
8. Even though the Tar Heels lost a lot, they do return Joel Berry II, who could wind up as the most important point guard in college basketball this season. Berry will aim to become the fifth North Carolina player in program history to win a national player of the year award, joining Phil Ford, Michael Jordan, Antawn Jamison and Tyler Hansbrough.
Tar Heel Blog Podcast: Michael Brooker Special
Michael Brooker discusses his current career as the head boys’ basketball coach at Lake Oconee Academy in Georgia and the influence that coaches Dean Smith and Bill Guthridge have had on his coaching career. We also look back on his time playing with some of the best players in UNC history like Vince Carter, Ed Cota, and Antawn Jamison.
Video: UNC Alums Tee Off at the Greensboro pro-am
Check out former UNC basketball stars Sean May, Antawn Jamison, and Wes Miller tee off at the Wyndham Golf Tournament on Wednesday. May is currently the Director of Operations for the UNC basketball program. Jamison played three years at UNC before being selected No. 4 overall in the 1998 NBA Draft. Miller played three seasons at UNC from 2004-2007.
Ex-Tar Heels star Sean May: Limited help in Wyndham Championship pro-am
The UNC basketball-themed team in the Wyndham Championship pro-am finished with a score of 6-under par 64 on Wednesday afternoon at Sedgefield Country Club. Former North Carolina players Antawn Jamison, Sean May and Wes Miller (the men’s coach at UNC Greensboro) were others on the team. “I told them I’d give them help on three holes, that’s all I got,” said May.
Wes Miller, Sean May, Antawn Jamison, Jim Kelly in Greensboro pro-am
The Louis DeJoy & Aldona Z. Wos Family Foundation Pro-Am will include UNC-Greensboro men's basketball coach Wes Miller and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly. Miller, who played at North Carolina, will play with former teammate Sean May, the director of operations under Coach Roy Williams, and former Tar Heels star Antawn Jamison.
UNC Basketball: The history of toppling No. 1
No team in college basketball has defeated more No. 1s than UNC. Top-ranked team have met their demise at the hands of the Tar Heels twelve time. Some matchups have been classics, like the 1992 upset of Christian Laettner and undefeated Duke. Others have been beatdowns, like the 1998 evisceration of the Blue Devils at the hands of Antawn Jamison and Vince Carter.