Four Corners: UNC Alumni vs Current Players Pickup Games Highlight Camp Week
Roy Williams' Carolina Basketball Camp has completed its first session. One of the highlights is the scrimmage between former Tar Heel players and members of the current team. Tuesday's scrimmage featured an impressive turnout of former UNC players: Harrison Barnes, Tyler Zeller, Tyler Hansbrough, Justin Jackson, Marcus Paige, Marvin Williams, Jawad Williams and more.
Roy Williams Excited for 2018-19 Season
Roy Williams has a flood of former players arriving in town for camp week, including Marvin Williams, Tyler Hansbrough, John Henson, Harrison Barnes, Tyler Zeller, Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson, and Justin Jackson. And later this week he’s planning to speak with NBA teams on behalf of Joel Berry and Theo Pinson, who hope to be drafted to start their pro careers.
Video: Joel Berry on Justin Jackson and UNC's basketball brotherhood
Joel Berry discusses his connections to the Sacramento Kings after his pre-draft workout with the team Friday, May 25. Berry played with Kings rookie Justin Jackson on the Tar Heels’ 2017 NCAA Championship team.
What Justin Jackson taught Joel Berry at UNC, and how it could help both in the NBA
If Joel Berry needed advice on what to expect for his pre-draft workout with the Kings, he had access to insight from an insider. Justin Jackson, one of Sacramento's first-round draft picks last year, was Berry's teammate on UNC's 2017 NCAA championship team. Berry was among six players working out for the Kings on Friday. He'd already visited Minnesota, Brooklyn and Detroit.
Joel Berry To Work Out For Sacramento Kings
The Sacramento Kings' third pre-draft workout will include a star from the 2017 NCAA champions. North Carolina guard Joel Berry II will work out for the Kings on Friday. Berry averaged 17.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists as a senior for the Tar Heels. Berry, along with current King Justin Jackson, were key in leading the Tar Heels to a 2017 national championship.
How Kings rookie Justin Jackson broke from a slump and earned a career high in minutes
Perspective is an important part of how Kings rookie forward Justin Jackson has kept his confidence during his rookie season. Some nights, he doesn't get a lot of minutes. But Jackson doesn't fret. "I'm in a great profession, I've got a great job and God has blessed me with a lot of good things," Jackson said after the Kings' loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.
What does it take to build an NCAA Tournament champion?
The Tar Heels' 2009 run was probably the most convincing of the last 10 years. Led by Tyler Hansbrough, the Tar Heels also featured two other former top 10 recruits in Wayne Ellington and Tywon Lawson. Ellington, Danny Green
and Ed Davis are still in the NBA. UNC's 2017 team didn’t feature a true high school superstar, but Justin Jackson was pretty close.
Sacramento Kings: Don’t forget about Justin Jackson
Throughout the 2017-18 NBA season, Justin Jackson has averaged 6.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. He has shot 45.7 percent from the field and knocked down 32.5 percent of his 3-point attempts. His numbers may not give Kings’ fans a lot of faith, but it’s not time to forget about him yet. Despite the low numbers, Jackson is still a big piece of the future in Sacramento.
Justin Jackson Ending Season with Surge
Highlighted by his recent 20-point career-high against the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings rookie Justin Jackson has averaged a career-high 9.5 PPG to go along with an impressive 54% shooting clip in March. This ranks 4th among NBA rookies that average more than 20 minutes per game. Jackson’s rookie season hasn’t always been smooth, though.
Where are the 2014 McDonald’s All-Americans now?
The No. 9 recruit in the class, Justin Jackson spent three seasons with the Tar Heels, winning a national title last year as well as ACC Player of the Year and first-team All-America honors. Theo Pinson just finished his fourth season for the Tar Heels, helping UNC win a national title last year. Joel Berry was the most outstanding player of last year’s Final Four.
Video: Justin Jackson Scores Career High 20 for Sacramento Kings
Former North Carolina All-American, ACC Player of the Year, and 2017 National Champion Justin Jackson scored a career-high 20 points for the Sacramento Kings in their 105-90 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday.
It's the end of an era in Chapel Hill
Theo Pinson's and Joel Berry's legacies will live in the Smith Center rafters. On one end is the 2017 national championship banner. On the other will hang Berry’s jersey, next to Justin Jackson’s, down the row from Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson. Pinson may not have qualified for official recognition, but the joy he took from being a Tar Heel will radiate for a long time.
Joel Berry, Theo Pinson leave to standing ovation
The loss not only ended the Tar Heels season but it ended the careers of seniors Theo Pinson and Joel Berry..The duo arrived at UNC as part of the 2014 recruiting class that also featured Justin Jackson. The three were all top 25 players and an important class for Roy Williams. Jackson left UNC after his junior season but is a huge part of the Tar Heels success.
Quick Hitters – UNC vs. Texas A&M
First things first: Win or lose, the ending to a season is always sudden, abrupt, and jarring. What a treat the ride has been with Joel Berry and Theo Pinson over the last four years. It has been well-chronicled, but bears repeating, that the 2014 class of Berry, Pinson, and Justin Jackson turned out to be one of the more important classes ever at North Carolina.
The North Carolina Basketball Record Book (Pre-NCAA Tournament Edition)
Should North Carolina advance to the Final Four, Joel Berry will likely become just the second Tar Heel to ever make 100+ three-pointers in a single season (Justin Jackson is the other). Should Carolina advance to the Final Four, Luke Maye will likely become just the second Tar Heel to ever grab 400+ rebounds in a single season (Brice Johnson is the other).