Hoop Group Southern: Saturday Notebook
The Hoop Group Southern Jam Fest is always a must-stop during the spring travel season as a bevy of top shoe and non-shoe sponsored programs descend upon the Boo Williams Sportsplex. Saturday was another highlight day in Hampton as Isaiah Wong, Lester Quinones and Donta Scott were just a few that stood out.
Tar Heels Today: Addressing UNC basketball's issues, recruiting info
A quick rundown of the latest Tar Heel news with some basketball and football recruiting info, today's upcoming game schedule, birthdays and historic events. It also includes the UNC photo of the day, and the thought of the day.
UNC-Clemson Postgame Notes
Joel Berry made four threes to pass Donald Williams (221) and Rashad McCants (221) to move into fourth in UNC history with 222 three-pointers. Berry passed Tyler Zeller and Scott Williams to move into 29th place in UNC scoring with 1,509 points. Cameron Johnson tied his career high with six three-pointers and led UNC in scoring for the first time with a game-high 21 points.
The Tar Heels who made it in the NBA despite going undrafted
Despite not getting drafted, Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks, and Nate Britt will all get some sort of a shot with an NBA team. Meeks signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Raptors, the Clippers picked up Hicks, and Britt was given a spot on the Hawks’ summer league team. The Tar Heel who had the best NBA career, despite not being drafted, was Scott Williams.
Scott Williams will be a North Carolina Tar 'Host' for Final Four in Phoenix
For the next five days, Valley resident Scott Williams will be a North Carolina Tar 'Host'. "I'm beyond excited," said Williams. "Now that they're here, for the first time, playing in a Final Four, it's a dream come true scenario." Williams, a former Phoenix Sun who played 15 years in the NBA, starred at North Carolina under legendary Dean Smith from 1986-1990.
Roy Williams, Jim Boeheim stealing the show at ACC tournament
A day after Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said there was “no value” to playing the ACC tournament in Greensboro, he walked his comments back a bit, maybe, during an interview on “The Scott Hamilton Show.” And speaking of targets, UNC coach Roy Williams turned his Miami postgame comments into scattershooting about the New York Times and President Trump. .
Tim Duncan, John Stockton headline 2017 college basketball Hall of Fame class
Wake Forest star Tim Duncan, Gonzaga's John Stockton and Duke standout Jay Williams headline the seven-member class that will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame later this year. Also entering the Hall of Fame are Winston-Salem State's Cleo Hill, Indiana's Scott May, Purdue star Rick Mount, Creighton's Paul Silas and coach Bo Ryan.
Chansky’s Notebook: Part 2 — Get On The Back Boards!
How Roy Williams can even his UNC record at Cameron Indoor: For Carolina to square ol’ Roy’s record in that overrated barn, his guys have to demonstrate they are the best rebounding team in college basketball. That is how Dean Smith upset undefeated and top-ranked Duke at Cameron in 1989, imploring J.R. Reid and Scott Williams to get on the boards.
Greatest Roy Williams-Era Performances vs. Duke
Let’s count down the 10 greatest Roy Williams-era individual performances against Duke. This obviously throws out a big chunk of pre-2003 UNC history, so apologies to Phil Ford (34 on Senior Night in 1978), Larry Miller (32 in the ’67 ACCT title game), Charles Scott (40 points in ’69 ACCT title-clinching comeback win), Joe Forte (24/16/7 in 2001), and Antawn Jamison (35 in 1998).
One on One: Taking a Knee and Remembering Dean Smith and Charlie Scott
Roy Williams’ comments reminded old-timers of an earlier time when another UNC basketball coach took unpopular stands on racial matters and supported his black players, who were dealing with challenges because of their race. Journalist Art Chansky tells this story in his new book, “Game Changers: Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed a Southern College Town.”
A look back at some of the best speeches given by Tar Heels
I decided to take a look back at some of the best speeches given by Tar Heels (either athletes or those associated with Tar Heel athletics). Charles Kuralt's Bicentennial Speech, Roy Williams' 2009 Locker Room Speech, Marcus Paige’s Senior Speech, Stuart Scott’s Jimmy V Award Speech, Anson Dorrance's Speech on Mia Hamm.
Williams, Meeks, Berry, Johnson Post-Syracuse Quotes
Roy Williams: "I'll get something out of the way first tonight. I really wish Stuart Scott was here tonight. I really wish Dean Smith and Bill Guthridge and my best friend in Chapel Hill, Ted Seagroves, was here. It's been a difficult year and a half because of all of that. They're up there smiling somewhere and having a good time. Stuart is saying Booyah, so I like that."
Video: Roy Williams talks about Stuart Scott on The Rich Eisen Show
On last Monday's edition of The Rich Eisen Show, Roy Williams reflected on the life and legacy of Stuart Scott, including his love for UNC.
Lucas: The Unknown
After watching Roy Williams’ team demolish Guilford, 99-49, you know that the Tar Heels have hooded warmup vests this year, that the new introduction video with Stuart Scott is very cool, that you don’t ever want to see Marcus Paige and Justin Jackson in suits again until the basketball banquet…and that as for basketball, you don’t know much more than that.
Video: A different view of Late Night with Roy
Check out this behind-the-scenes look at UNC's Late Night with Roy. The short video includes the team before player introductions, the view from Coach Williams' perspective, and the emotional moments during the Stuart Scott tribute.