Roy Williams News Archive

Four Corners: Basketball Camp Ends, Freshmen Arrive

Roy Williams' annual camp concluded this week, wrapping up its two-week run with another scrimmage between current and former Tar Heel players on Tuesday afternoon. Incoming UNC freshmen Rechon Black, Nassir Little and Coby White arrived on campus this week in preparation to begin classes next week in the second session of summer school in Chapel Hill. (

Biggest offseason questions for Way-Too-Early Top 25 college basketball teams

8. North Carolina: Is Roy Williams going to play more small ball? UNC usually dominates the glass with a bulky lineup. Yet Luke Maye, Cameron Johnson and freshman Nassir Little, three players who can stretch the floor, could anchor a Tar Heels team that plays small ball the entire season. It would be atypical, but Williams has the personnel to succeed with the scheme. (

Carolina Insider Podcast: College World Series, Roy Williams & More

Jones and Adam go to Omaha for the College World Series and visit with men's basketball coach Roy Williams in Tuesday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of also announce their 2018 Poddy nominees. Carolina Insider is a production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (

What kind of player is UNC getting in big man Day’Ron Sharpe?

South Central forward Day’Ron Sharpe (6-9, 220) committed to his dream school Sunday, verbally committing to UNC. Sharpe is the first Roy Williams commit in the class of 2020. In his sophomore season, Sharpe averaged 14.3 points per game and 9.3 rebounds. He also had offers from Virginia, East Carolina and Georgetown. But the big man grew up a Carolina fan. (Charlotte Observer)

2018-19 college basketball top 25

7. North Carolina - The losses of Theo Pinson and Joel Berry, two tenured vets who played prominent roles in Carolina going to back-to-back title games, will be a blow, but there’s cause to believe Roy Williams’ team might be even better next season. For starters, Third Team All-American Luke Maye and his 16.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game are back. (SB Nation)

Theo Pinson fits in NBA in Roy Williams' view

With the NBA evolving toward more of a position-less form and placing a heightened emphasis on players who possess shape-shifting abilities, the versatility of North Carolina’s Theo Pinson seems suited to fit somewhere in the league. That sentiment has been part of the pre-draft message Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said he’s conveying to certain NBA teams. (Burlington Times News)

Day'Ron Sharpe Commits to UNC

The second visit was enough for Day'Ron Sharpe. The Winterville (N.C.) South Central rising junior post player committed to Roy Williams and the Tar Heels on Sunday evening while visiting the Chapel Hill campus. "We weren't expecting it, and it kind of came out of the blue," said Derrick Sharpe about his son's commitment. "He told Coach Williams and Coach was just really excited about it." (Inside Carolina)

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 Pushing NBA to See Theo Pinson as a Point Guard

With NBA pre-draft team workouts coming to a close this week, UNC basketball coach Roy Williams will start making calls. The goal for Williams is to highlight to NBA front office personnel what Joel Berry and Theo Pinson can bring to the professional ranks. There is plenty of tape on Berry and Pinson, but Williams' insight into intangibles and personality can go a long way. (Inside Carolina)

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. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Roy Williams Summer Basketball Press Conference

North Carolina head men's basketball coach Roy Williams speaks with the media on Tuesday during his summer press conference in Chapel Hill. Read More...

Sports Illustrated Post-NBA Draft Decisions Preseason Rankings

5. North Carolina: Getting Luke Maye back was huge for the Tar Heels. He makes for three returning starters, while No. 3 recruit Nassir Little should slide into Theo Pinson’s departing wing spot. The biggest question here is at point guard, where Joel Berry must be replaced, but with Garrison Brooks and Sterling Manley down low, Roy Williams will have a stacked frontcourt. (Sports Illustrated)

North Carolina basketball 2018-19: Roster analysis

With the deadline for decisions on the NBA Draft set, rosters for ACC basketball teams are set for next season, pending any surprises. Here's a look at UNC's roster and how it might fit into coach Roy Williams' vision for the Tar Heels. Luke Maye will pick back up where he left off but should make strides in the post after getting feedback from NBA scouts this spring. (Greensboro News & Record)

Chansky’s Notebook: Rock The Bosh!

The Diamond Heels are in position, as will be their biggest fan. North Carolina is in great shape to win two games this weekend in the NCAA baseball super regional and make a seventh trip to the College World Series under Mike Fox. Roy Williams, who is as big a baseball fan as there is in Chapel Hill, will be in his familiar seat behind home plate taking in every pitch. (

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)

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