Lucas: Winning Here
The Tigers have been beaten here by almost everything. They've been beaten while having just four players on the court for the final minutes, they've been beaten in double overtime by a UNC team led by a great performance from Quentin Thomas, they've lost as a ranked and an unranked team…and now they've lost to a crowd energized by simply the prospect of inclement weather.
Photo: UNC basketball family in the Dean Dome
On Wednesday, members of the Carolina basketball family were in Chapel Hill to help work UNC's basketball camp and take part in the annual player-alumni scrimmage. Pictured: Tyler Hansbrough, Ed Davis, Reyshawn Terry, Sean May, Marvin Williams, Raymond Felton, Byron Sanders, Jawad Williams, Tyler Zeller, Wayne Ellington, David Noel, Deon Thompson, and Quentin Thomas.
Ivan Rabb Visits Carolina, Duke, Georgetown; More Trips Planned
Prior to visiting Duke, Ivan Rabb spent nearly five hours at North Carolina Monday and met with former Oakland Tech star Quentin Thomas, a 6-3 guard who played at Carolina. “Went to some classes, spent a lot of time with the coaching staff,” Richie said. “Quentin Thomas came up and spent time with us. I used to train Quentin and Quentin is still around the area and is very involved. His younger sister is best friends with Ivan so it was good to see a familiar face.”
Tar Heels trusting Nate Britt's lead, ready or not
For the fourth time in Roy Williams’ UNC tenure, he’ll entrust a freshman starter at point guard when the Heels open the season against Oakland tonight. It’s only the ninth time in school history a freshman point guard will start his first game. Nate Britt, however, is in a situation unlike Raymond Felton, Quentin Thomas, Bobby Frasor and Marcus Paige before him.
Blue Blood TV - Quentin Thomas Interview (video)
Quentin Thomas takes us behind the blue to tell us more about himself and his love for the city of Chapel Hill.
Video: 2006-07 UNC Basketball Highlights
Highlight video of UNC Basketball's 2006-2007 ACC Championship and Elite 8 season featuring Tyler Hansbrough, Danny Green, Bobby Frasor, Marcus Ginyard, Wayne Ellington, Ty Lawson, Brandan Wright, Will Graves, Quentin Thomas, Wes Miller and others.
Carolina’s Greatest Players Of The ACC Era: 60-51
In ’82, senior leader Black, had one of the sneakily-best passing seasons in Carolina history. Since 1980, it ranks as the 7th-best UNC season in terms of pace-adjusted assists / 40 minutes (trailing 4 Cota seasons, a Marshall season, and a Quentin Thomas season).
Basketball and Rhymes: Former Tar Heels, current rappers
Chapel Hill has produced some of the greatest names in basketball history; Coach Dean Smith, Michael Jordan and James Worthy just to name a few. This institution has made its mark not only in the world of basketball and education; it is also making its presence known in the world of hip-hop, thanks to former student-athletes Quentin Thomas and Terrence Petree.
While Larry Drew II didn't put up a triple-double in his debut as North Carolina's point guard, he acquitted himself quite well with seven points and six assists against just two turnovers. I don't think many Carolina fans knew what to expect -- they just knew their sophomore starter wasn't going be as good as Ty Lawson (an impossibility), and they hoped Drew wouldn't be the second coming of Quentin Thomas.
Interview with Quentin Thomas
I had the opportunity to talk with former UNC point guard Quentin Thomas to catch up with what is going on in his life. Last we heard from Quentin was when he left Lakers camp due to an injury. In this exclusive interview, Quentin catches us up on what’s going on with his basketball career, rap career as well as enlightening us on his upbringing and career at North Carolina.
Quentin Thomas aspires to be rap artist
Former UNC point guard Quentin Thomas used to dream about seeing his virtual image programmed into the popular EA Sports video game, NBA Live. But when he slips the newest edition into his Xbox 360 this October, he'll hear something as idyllic: his voice rapping the game's introduction. "I never thought it would happen," Thomas said recently, shaking his signature braids while taking a break from recording hip-hop tracks at N.C. Central.
Rough waters for ACC a sign of spring
The departure of Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington interrupts a nice run for Roy Williams, who had either Raymond Felton or Lawson at the helm of his breakneck offense in five of the past six years. The prospect of turning over the reins to Larry Drew II, a version of a late-career Quentin Thomas, can’t be all that appealing – even as the Heels won the ’09 title, Williams put in a call to John Wall, this year’s can’t-miss prospect at point guard.
Quentin Thomas Pays Holiday Visit
There was a surprise visitor on Tuesday when Carolina's basketball team made its annual holiday shopping trip for the needy: Quentin Thomas (Insert sound here: "Quuuuueeeeeee"). The former Tar Heel point guard stopped by the basketball office to visit with the coaching staff and, upon learning it was shopping day, decided to drop in on his former teammates. "I've missed being around these guys," Thomas said.
Quentin Thomas recording with 9th Wonder
Former UNC-Chapel Hill Tar Heels backup point guard Quentin Thomas has exchanged the basketball for a microphone. Thomas—who played at UNC for four years, won an NCAA championship his freshman year, and averaged 15 minutes per contest as a senior last year—has recently been working with local producer 9th Wonder, the former Little Brother who's previously worked with Murs, Jay-Z and Destiny's Child.
Williams, Heels Calm Before the Storm
Guard Quentin Thomas graduated and post-player Alex Stepheson transferred back home to Californiaand the program at USC. Those are the only contributors from the 2007-08 team that posted a 36-3 record and advanced to the Final Four who won’t return this year, though Mike Copeland’s season will be delayed by recovery from a torn ACL in the spring.