J.B. Tanner News Archive

J.B. Tanner promoted to Elon assistant men's basketball coach

J.B. Tanner, who has spent four years as Elon’s director of basketball operations, has been elevated to assistant coaching duties alongside Jack Wooten and Chris Long. Tanner, a former walk-on player at UNC, is becoming a full-fledged assistant coach for the first time. He was UNC Greensboro’s director of basketball operations for three seasons until 2014.

Three to know: UNC-Greensboro at North Carolina

Former UNC point guard Wes Miller brings in a UNC-Greensboro team that’s facing the Tar Heels for the first time. He brings along fellow former UNC players J.B. Tanner and Jackie Manuel on his staff. Miller was the youngest head coach in Division I in December of 2011 when he was named the Spartans interim coach. That season, he led the team to a Southern Conference North Division title.

Tar Heels Welcome UNCG, Wes Miller

On Saturday, the Tar Heels will welcome home former letterman Wes Miller (UNC '07), now in his second full season as the head coach at UNCG. Miller took over as the Spartan head coach midway through the 2011-12 season. He won an NCAA championship as a player at Carolina in 2005. Former Tar Heels Jackie Manuel (UNC '05) and J.B. Tanner (UNC '09) are members of Miller's staff

J.B. Tanner now in his third Final Four

Getting to the Final Four is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most college players and coaches, but it's something that former West Henderson High boys basketball standout J.B. Tanner is experiencing for a third time. And it certainly is a charm.

2009 Champs Graduate in Chapel Hill

Tyler Hansbrough, Danny Green and Bobby Frasor were among seven UNC senior men's basketball players who capped their national championship season by taking part in Commencement ceremonies Sunday at Kenan Stadium. Joining Hansbrough, Green and Frasor were Mike Copeland, Patrick Moody, J.B. Tanner and Jack Wooten. Marcus Ginyard, who will return for a fifth season in 2009-10, also attended the ceremonies.

UNC walk-ons get homecoming

Movies may never be made about J.B. Tanner, Patrick Moody and their careers as walk-ons with the North Carolina basketball team. But did “Rudy” get a ring at Notre Dame? Two former Western North Carolina high school players — Moody (Roberson) and Tanner (West Henderson) — return as college national champions for this weekend's ACC/Crossfire All-Star games at the Asheville Civic Center.

Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson Named Co-MVPs

All-Americas Tyler Hansbrough and Ty Lawson were named co-Most Valuable Players and Bobby Frasor was named the team's best defensive player at UNC's end-of-season awards ceremony held Thursday evening. The Tar Heels celebrated their national championship with an evening of awards, videos and speeches by departing seniors Mike Copeland, Frasor, Danny Green, Hansbrough, Patrick Moody, J.B. Tanner and Jack Wooten.

Tuesday Talking Points

Through seven games, Carolina's average halftime lead is 47-28. This year's walk-ons--Patrick Moody, J.B. Tanner, Jack Wooten and Marc Campbell--have 36 combined points in seven games. Last year's walk-ons--this year's group plus Surry Wood--scored 47 combined points in 39 games. Carolina scored 63 points in the second half against UNC-Asheville. Eight times already this season, other ACC schools have scored fewer than 63 points in an entire game.

It’s not about numbers for Moody and Tanner

The season statistics for University of North Carolina basketball players Patrick Moody (25 minutes, three points) and J.B. Tanner (21 minutes, 12 points) add up to about a normal first half or so for Tar Heels star Tyler Hansbrough. But it's not about the numbers for the two former Western North Carolina high school standouts, who will be in Raleigh this week for the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament.

North Carolina has little trouble vs. S.C. State

For the second time in 48 hours, five North Carolina walk-ons played the last few minutes of a Tar Heels victory. When virtual unknowns Surry Wood, Jack Wooten and J.B. Tanner take the floor, rest assured, the game is well in hand. That was the case once again as the top-ranked Tar Heels breezed through another overmatched opponent, this time a 110-64 victory over South Carolina State on Tuesday night in the Dean Smith Center.

Tar Heels sloppy in rout of Shaw

The Tar Heels won their exhibition opener 114-62, but Roy Williams was disappointed with their defense and their 17 turnovers Saturday night. Another bad sign for North Carolina? It missed its first eight 3-point attempts and didn't make any threes until walk-ons Marc Campbell and J.B. Tanner scored in the final two minutes. That didn't matter against Shaw, a Division II school from Raleigh, but it will against more talented opponents.

Hard work of Tanner, Moody pays off big time

West Henderson graduate J.B. Tanner and T.C. Roberson graduate Patrick Moody learned on Wednesday that they will play for the University of North Carolina basketball team this season. Tanner and Moody toiled in relative obscurity for each of the past two seasons on UNC's junior varsity team -- a rarity and throwback to the bygone days of freshman teams.

Tanner, Moody on UNC hoops team

You won't find J.B. Tanner and Patrick Moody listed in the University of North Carolina basketball media guide this year. But you probably will the next. UNC head coach Roy Williams informed the pair on Tuesday that, after about a week of varsity practice, they would be suiting up to help the Tar Heels make a run at the 2008 title as walk-on players.

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