Chansky’s Notebook: Four In A Row?
Seeing Brice Johnson, Marcus Paige, Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks, Joel Berry and Theo Pinson all playing pick-up in the Smith Center reminds us of one important streak Carolina can keep going this season. North Carolina will go into the 2018-19 season with the chance of having its fourth straight nationally ranked team with at least two senior starters.
Video: Isaiah Hicks NBA & G-League Rookie Season Highlights
Former North Carolina forward and 2017 National Champion Isaiah Hicks just completed his rookie season as a professional basketball player. Here are his highlights with the NBA's New York Knicks and their G-League affiliate Westchester Knicks.
Where will Jordan Brown, the nation's top uncommitted big man, sign?
The Tar Heels have been primarily communicating with Jordan Brown's father. However, their championship pedigree and Roy Williams' history of producing NBA level big men (Tony Bradley, Ed Davis, John Henson, Isaiah Hicks, Tyler Zeller) could give them more than just an outside shot. However, UNC may be on the outside looking in. Prediction: Stanford.
Isaiah Hicks starting to show he may have future with Knicks
The New York Knicks were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention for a fifth straight year Monday, so it was symbolic that rookie forward Isaiah Hicks was the on-court postgame interview for MSG Network following “The Tank Bowl.’’ The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Hicks, on a two-way G-League contract, had just completed his second straight game of note.
Why there’s a ‘real chance,’ one expert says, that NCAA champs could emerge from Charlotte
The Tar Heels are coming off a national championship in 2017 and will seek their third straight trip to the Final Four. But this is a dramatically different team. Gone are interior stalwarts Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks, leaving UNC without much muscle on the interior. North Carolina has responded by relying on its two senior leaders, Joel Berry and Theo Pinson.
Brendan Haywood on UNC's Coaching, NCAA Chances
Brendan Haywood: "Carolina is capable of knocking off anybody. They don't have the Kennedy Meeks and the Brice Johnson and the Isaiah Hicks, those type of player anymore, so they are basically playing through the perimeter. When they are hot they can beat anybody, but at the same time when those shots aren't falling, it can be a tough time for them."
Chansky’s Notebook: Our Coach of the Year
He won’t be, but North Carolina's Roy Williams should be ACC Coach of the Year. When you look at a team’s progress through the season, Williams has done the best job. His traditional double-post offense proved ineffective with three freshmen trying to replace Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Tony Bradley in the middle. So Roy went to his small lineup.
Isaiah Hicks Makes NBA Debut
Former UNC forward and 2017 NCAA champion Isaiah Hicks signed a two-way contract with the New York Knicks on Oct. 20 and was called up from the G League's Westchester Knicks earlier this week. Hicks accompanied the team to Toronto for Thursday's game against the Raptors where he made his NBA debut, scoring 5 points in 17 minutes in a 113-88 loss.
Paige, Meeks and Hicks performing well in NBA G-League
Marcus Paige, Isaiah Hicks and Kennedy Meeks are hoping to parlay their G-League success over to a permanent position with an NBA team. And with the results they’re each seeing this season, that’s entirely possible. Paige has asserted himself as a leader in Greensboro, while Hicks and Meeks are two of the best rebounders on their respective teams.
Checking in on Wayne Ellington, 2017 national champions in NBA
Former North Carolina basketball player Wayne Ellington is having a breakout season with the Miami Heat, while some members of the 2017 national championship squad are attempting to find their place in the basketball world. Isaiah Hicks is posting 15.2 points and 8.3 rebounds a game for the Westchester Knicks, the G-League affiliate of the NBA Knicks.
Tar Heels in the Pros: Isaiah Hicks impressing in G-League, Mack Hollins in playoffs
Fly, Mack Hollins, fly. The former North Carolina football wide receiver is enjoying his first season in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and is the lone Tar Heel remaining in the NFL playoffs. Former UNC basketball forward Isaiah Hicks is playing well for the Westchester Knicks in the NBA G League. Hicks is on a two-way contract with the New York Knicks.
Video: Isaiah Hicks G-League, Knicks Profile
Isaiah Hicks will always be remembered by UNC fans for his key basket late in the game against Gonzaga to help the Tar Heels clinch the 2017 National Championship. Now, Hicks is making a name for himself in the G-League and the New York Knicks organization. Hicks went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft but has signed a two-way deal with the Knicks and their G-League team.
Is it time for the Knicks to give a long look to Isaiah Hicks?
Isaiah Hicks has been on a rampage in the G-League for the Westchester Knicks which begs the question: Should the ‘big’ Knicks give him a shot? During his senior year at UNC, Hicks posted career highs across the board including 11.8 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game while shooting 58 percent from the field and 78 percent from the line.
Video: Isaiah Hicks Posts Second Consecutive G-League Double-Double
Former Tar Heel forward and 2017 national champion Isaiah Hicks posted his second straight double-double for the Westchester Knicks G-League team in a 123-103 win over the Northern Arizona Suns on Sunday.
Luke Maye among breakout players who’ve made ‘the leap’ this season
Luke Maye has been awesome in every game this season besides Michigan State. North Carolina desperately needed a secondary star to step up next to Joel Berry with the departures of Justin Jackson, Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Tony Bradley. The truth is, Maye has been better than Berry in early portion of this season. That’s a good thing for the Tar Heels.