Kenny Williams News Archive

Post NBA Decisions — ACC Basketball Rankings, Part 2: A Cut Above

No. 1 North Carolina: This looks like a classic Roy Williams team: Loaded with a mix of veteran stars and gifted incoming rookies. Expectations are high in Chapel Hill — as they should be; this is a title-contending team. With Luke Maye, Cameron Johnson and Kenny Williams back — plus Sterling Manley and Garrison Brooks — UNC has an embarrassment of riches. (ACC Sports Journal)

College basketball's winners and losers after players' final NBA Draft decisions

6. North Carolina - This was the expected endgame for this offseason, but UNC deserves a mention. Cam Johnson and Luke Maye could combine to average more than 35 points if all clicks. Kenny Williams is back, too. UNC is shaping up as a top-10 team. Can't ding the Heels for losing Theo Pinson and Joel Berry. They were seniors, so their exits were accounted for. (CBS Sports)

2018-19 college basketball rankings: Changes in Top 25 (and 1) after NCAA draft withdrawal deadline

8. North Carolina - With the NCAA cloud no longer hovering, UNC is back to recruiting like UNC — evidence being that the Tar Heels secured commitments from five-star recruits Nassir Little and Coby White. Those two will pair with veterans like Luke Maye, Cameron Johnson and Kenny Williams to put Roy Williams in a position to perhaps win a fourth national title. (CBS Sports)

Could UNC basketball embrace a position-less lineup next season?

UNC will be deep around the perimeter, with Kenny Williams, Luke Maye, Cameron Johnson, Brandon Robinson, and Andrew Platek all returning. In addition, the Tar Heels are adding 5-star wing Nassir Little, who will provide even more explosiveness and scoring potential. With that group of talent in mind, UNC may step farther away from its traditional lineup. (ACC Sports Journal)

UNC Basketball: Where Tar Heels rank in ESPN’s updated Way-Too-Early Top 25

The Tar Heels are returning key seniors like Luke Maye, Kenny Williams and Cam Johnson to lead their team while welcoming in a top 10 recruiting class. With all of the decisions, including Maye coming back, ESPN has released an updated version of their “Way-Too-Early Top 25” that was released right after Villanova won the National Championship. (Keeping It Heel)

Way-too-early college basketball rankings for 2018-19

12. North Carolina Tar Heels: Joel Berry and Theo Pinson left their marks on UNC’s storied basketball history. But the Tar Heels return plenty of talent, led by big man Luke Maye (16.9 points, 10.1 rebounds) and shooters Cam Johnson (12.7 points) and Kenny Williams (40.2 percent from 3). The Heels’ recruiting class is led by 5-star studs Nassir Little and Coby White. (Sporting News)

Forget San Antonio - will the Triangle make it to Minneapolis next season?

Good news: The Tar Heels could return their second, third and fourth-leading scorers from a year ago in Luke Maye, Cameron Johnson (undecided) and Kenny Williams. All three will be seniors, and all three are tested and experienced. The freshman bigs that forced Roy Williams to go to a smaller lineup will be a year older, and under Williams, that's been a good thing. (WRAL Sports Fan)

The Agony of Defeat

Cameron Johnson sat by his locker silent and stunned. After speaking with reporters, the North Carolina graduate transfer put a towel over his head, looked down, and stared at the floor. With seven television microphones stuffed in his face, UNC junior Kenny Williams struggled to find words for what just happened. North Carolina's season had just ended. (Inside Carolina)

Joel Berry & Theo Pinson Aren't Entirely Going Away

The final chapter of Joel Berry's and Theo Pinson's legacies shouldn’t be written yet. The effect they’ve had on teammates is immeasurable. “To me personally, they’ve meant the world just helping me grow as a person,” junior Kenny Williams said, following North Carolina’s season-ending loss to Texas A&M on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

What UNC will look like next season without Joel Berry and Theo Pinson

Joel Berry and Theo Pinson left North Carolina’s locker room after Sunday’s loss to Texas A&M to wait for the post-game press conference. Starters Kenny Williams, Luke Maye and Cam Johnson were left in the stunned locker room to answer questions about UNC's second-round loss to the Aggies. It was a glimpse of what next season will look like for the Tar Heels. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: UNC Players Post-Texas A&M Locker Room Interviews

North Carolina fell to Texas A&M, 86-65, in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday, and afterward the Tar Heels discussed the defeat and their season. Here are the interviews from the locker room featuring Kenny Williams, Cameron Johnson, Brandon Robinson, and Andrew Platek. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: UNC Players Pre-Texas A&M Locker Room Interviews

North Carolina's locker room was open for interviews for 40 minutes Saturday before the Tar Heels practiced at Spectrum Center to prepare for Sunday's opponent, Texas A&M, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Here is what Theo Pinson, Luke Maye, Kenny Williams, Joel Berry, and Sterling Manley had to say: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: Luke Maye, Kenny Williams, Cameron Johnson Pre-Texas A&M Press Conference

North Carolina's Kenny Williams, Cameron Johnson, and Luke Maye speak with the media on Saturday ahead of the Tar Heels' game against Texas A&M Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Read More...

Kenny Williams soaks up spotlight in NCAA Tournament return

Kenny Williams knew this would be his moment. He told his North Carolina teammates as much before Friday's game against Lipscomb, the junior's first NCAA Tournament game on the active roster since sitting out the second half of the 2016-17 season with a knee injury. He played sparingly in the tournament two years ago, but he didn't record a single shot attempt. (Argyle Report)

Kenny Williams Elevating Play in Postseason

A year removed from watching UNC's postseason run from the bench, Kenny Williams elevated his game in Brooklyn and continued that trend in the NCAA Tournament’s opening round on Friday. Williams, who missed UNC’s title run last season with a torn meniscus, has been honest this week about the difficulty of being relegated to cheerleader status on the sideline. (Inside Carolina)

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