Eric Montross News Archive

Carolina Insider Podcast: Memories Of Woody

Woody Durham, the longtime "Voice of the Tar Heels," passed away last month. With the public celebration of Durham's life slated for Sunday in Chapel Hill, hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas discuss some favorite Woody memories with his sons, Wes and Taylor, former broadcast partners Mick Mixon, Fred Kiger, Rick Steinbacher and Eric Montross, and more.

Video: UNC Beats Michigan's Fab-5 to Win 1993 NCAA Title - April 5, 1993

Final Four MVP Donald Williams score 25 points for the second Final Four game in a row, Eric Montross scores 16 and George Lynch posts his fourth straight double-double as UNC avenges an earlier loss to Michigan with 77-71 victory in the 1993 NCAA title game. The win gives Dean Smith his second NCAA championship.

Lucas: Name On The Back

Near tipoff on Wednesday, Wes Durham was sharing a few moments with Jones Angell and Eric Montross before UNC's game against Syracuse. Durham was calling the game on the ACC Network. Woody, Wes' dad, had passed away less than 24 hours earlier. But Wes was still in Brooklyn behind the microphone, because that's what he thought his father would want him to do.

Joel Berry climbs Tar Heels’ all-time scoring list in win over NC State

Point guard Joel Berry is climbing up the North Carolina Tar Heels all-time scoring list. Berry is now officially in the Top 25, as he scored 16 against NC State on Saturday and moved past some UNC legends. The senior has now passed Eric Montross, Justin Jackson, Jawad Williams and Hubert Davis on the list and currently sits 22nd all-time with 1,630 points.

Carolina Insider Podcast: Clemson & Georgia Tech Recaps

Monday's edition of the Carolina Insider podcast is its 100th episode. Join hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of for a review of the wins over Georgia Tech and Clemson, a conversation with Eric Montross and more. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas.

4 recruiting classes have contributed to matching titles for Triangle rivals

1. Class of 1990 Eric Montross, Derrick Phelps, Brian Reese, Clifford Rozier, Pat Sullivan and Kevin Salvadori made up coach Dean Smith’s top-ranked recruiting haul in 1990. “The bragging rights for Tobacco Road were pretty substantial at that time,” Montross said. “You had a significant number of guys playing at a very high level. It was great. I enjoyed the competition."

UNC, Duke basketball recruits from Class of 2014 join elite company

Two years after a group of freshmen led Duke to the 2015 national championship, three North Carolina juniors from the same recruiting class helped the Tar Heels claim their own title. Eric Montross, a past championship-winning center for North Carolina, was courtside in April calling the 2017 NCCA national basketball title game for the Tar Heel Sports Network.

Lucas: More Than A Camp

Soon after graduation from North Carolina, Eric Montross and his wife, Laura, founded the Eric Montross Father's Day Basketball Camp. Every dollar from the event—the 24th edition of which begins today in Chapel Hill—benefits the Children's Hospital, with well over $1 million raised so far. The camp has proven so popular that it has a lengthy waiting list.

Hayley Carter Repeats As Academic All-America

UNC's Hayley Carter has repeated as a First Team Academic All-America, announced Thursday. By virtue of her stellar 3.93 grade-point-average as an economics major, Carter joins Eric Montross (men's basketball) and Laura Gerraughty (track & field) as the only Tar Heel student-athletes to ever earn multiple Academic All-America and multiple All-America honors.

Tar Heel Blog Podcast: Eric Montross Special

On this week’s show, Eric Montross talks about his playing career at North Carolina and his broadcasting career as the color commentator for Tar Heel Basketball. In edition to discussing the pick-up games that are taking place in Chapel Hill this summer, we also talk about Eric’s annual Father’s Day Basketball Camp that benefits the NC Children’s Hospital.

Ex-UNC star Eric Montross wants NBA to adopt MLB’s draft system

Eric Montross, an eight-year NBA veteran out of UNC who still closely follows the college game as the Tar Heels’ radio analyst, says it’s time for the NBA to adopt the system similar to Major League Baseball. “The NBA could change it all. It should be like baseball. If you come to campus, you stay three years. You develop your game and you develop personally.”

Turner's Take: Grand

Nearly four years of preparation by Kennedy Meeks met the opportunity in front of him on Sunday. He entered the season with 674 rebounds. He now has 326 in his senior year. At 1,000 rebounds, he is ninth all-time at North Carolina, with a shot to move as high as fifth. He's past Eric Montross and breathing down the neck of Brad Daugherty and Mitch Kupchak.

Well Said Podcast: Eric Montross and March Madness

It’s time for March Madness. With North Carolina’s tipoff a few days away, we’re talking with former All-American and starting center of the Tar Heels’ 1993 national championship team Eric Montross, who currently serves as a commentator for UNC Basketball.

Audio: Eric Montross discusses UNC-Duke, Meeks, Jackson, Hicks

Former UNC big man and current Tar Heel Sports Network radio analyst Eric Montross recently joined The David Glenn Show to talk about the team’s upcoming matchup with Duke. During the conversation, Montross also discussed Kennedy Meeks’ improvement, the emergence of Justin Jackson and Isaiah Hicks’ struggles.

The Primary Break: UNC-Pitt Quick Takes

Kennedy Meeks had his 10th double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. He moved past Eric Montross into ninth place on UNC’s all-time rebounding list with 949. Justin Jackson’s 23 points moved him past Shammond Williams and Jason Capel into 32nd place in UNC history. He has 1,459 now; Dennis Wuycik’s next on the list with 1,469.

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