Marcus Paige News Archive

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.

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.

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: Flashback - Marcus Paige's Signature Performance at NC State

North Carolina's Marcus Paige put together a signature performance at NC State in 2014, scoring a career-high 35 points including the game-winning layup in the closing seconds of overtime. Roy Williams recalls the career night for Paige as one of the greatest performances he's ever seen.

2017-18 Season Recap: Marcus Paige and Mangok Mathiang

Marcus Paige and Mangok Mathiang made their NBA debuts this season as the first-ever two-way contract players in the Charlotte Hornets franchise. A second-year point guard who spent last season with the G League’s Salt Lake City Stars, the UNC alum Paige’s signing with the Hornets organization meant returning to the same state where he played collegiately.

Come see the Tar Heels play (and run, and jump, and throw)

When people think about the Tar Heels, they think about Michael Jordan, Vince Carter and Julius Peppers. A younger generation thinks of Marcus Paige, Harrison Barnes and Mitch Trubisky. Maybe some think of Mia Hamm, or any of the brilliant soccer players to don Carolina Blue at Fetzer Field. Now, honestly, who thought about that crazy track race that one time?

Examining Joel Berry’s place among Roy Williams’ Point Guards

Roy Williams has taken the success and dependence on point guard play to a borderline absurd level since he returned to UNC. In his never-ending quest to increase the pace of the game, five different point guards have defined his best teams. Raymond Felton, Ty Lawson, Kendall Marshall, Marcus Paige and Joel Berry II possessed very different and distinct skill sets.

Just the beginning for Marcus Paige

It’s a night Marcus Paige will always remember. On March 22, Paige scored his first NBA points. It’s an achievement he considers only the beginning. “I grabbed a box score for my parents,” Paige said during a recent road game to Dallas. “My dad keeps everything (from my career), but I’m hoping this is just the beginning, not just some flash in the pan that was cool."

Carolina Family Reunites in Charlotte

Three former Tar Heel players were on the court for the 140-79 shellacking the Charlotte Hornets put on the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night --- Marcus Paige and Marvin Williams for the Hornets and Brice Johnson for the Grizzlies. Williams played one season at UNC, the 2004-2005 National Championship season. Paige and Johnson arrived at North Carolina in 2013.

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.

Marcus Paige scores first career NBA points

Former UNC guard Marcus Paige scored his first career points in the NBA during the Charlotte Hornets’ 140-79 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday. Paige was recalled from the Greensboro Swarm, Charlotte’s G-League affiliate, on Thursday and made his second appearance for the Hornets. In 12 minutes, he scored nine points on 3-of-6 shooting.

Marcus Paige hits game-winner for Greensboro

Fans of North Carolina basketball are used to seeing Marcus Paige hit big shots. As Paige continues to pursue and NBA career, he’s hitting big shots in the NBA G-League as a two-way player for the Greensboro Swarm. On Tuesday, Paige delivered the game-winner for the Swarm to beat the South Bay Lakers.

Video: Marcus Paige helps give Roy Williams NCAA Tournament win No. 65 - March 21, 2015

Marcus Paige scores 20 of his team-high 22 points in the second half as UNC beats Arkansas 87-78 in Jacksonville, Florida to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. With the win, Roy Williams secures his 65th NCAA Tournament victory, tying Dean Smith for second-most all-time. It is also career win No. 750 for Williams.

Video: Marcus Paige Scores 33 for Greensboro Swarm

Former North Carolina guard Marcus Paige scored a career-high 33 points for the Charlotte Hornets' G-League affiliate Greensboro Swarm on Friday in a 124-122 home loss to the Delaware 87ers. Here are Paige's highlights:

Marcus Paige's pro education continues with Greensboro Swarm, Charlotte Hornets

When Marcus Paige left college two years ago, his education was just beginning. Now, after nearly two seasons as a professional basketball player, Paige is still learning. Paige, the former University of North Carolina star, has spent his second season as a pro shuttling between the G-League’s Greensboro Swarm and the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.

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