Chansky’s Notebook: Our Coach of the Year
He won’t be, but North Carolina's Roy Williams should be ACC Coach of the Year. When you look at a team’s progress through the season, Williams has done the best job. His traditional double-post offense proved ineffective with three freshmen trying to replace Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Tony Bradley in the middle. So Roy went to his small lineup.
Video: Tony Bradley has big game in NBA G-League
Former North Carolina center and NBA rookie first-round draft pick Tony Bradley posted 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Salt Lake City Stars on Wednesday night against the Windy City Bulls in the NBA G-League.
Tony Bradley's exit to NBA changed everything for the 2017-18 Tar Heels
Tony Bradley’s early NBA entry changed the dynamic of the UNC team that would return. The should-be sophomore would be anchoring the post for the Tar Heels, bringing back a year’s experience from the ACC grind and those three important weekends in March and April. He’d be a skyscraper on defense, grabbing rebounds and beginning the Tar Heel break.
UNC Signees Nassir Little, Coby White Named to McDonald's All-American Game
UNC will again be well represented in the McDonald's All-American game. 2018 signees Nassir Little and Coby White were named to the team Wednesday. The Tar Heels had signed just one McDonald's All-American (Tony Bradley) since the trio of Justin Jackson, Theo Pinson and Joel Berry in 2014. The 41st McDonald's All-American game will take place in Atlanta on March 28.
UNC Basketball's "What If?" Team
Imagine the NCAA declared that players who chose to forgo their college eligibility for the NBA could come back, join their teams and complete their careers. So Justin Jackson and Tony Bradley could return to Carolina for another run at a ring. Taking the current Tar Heels plus any that left before completing their four years, what’s the best ten-man rotation you can put together?
Tony Bradley experiences growing pains in new life as Utah Jazz rookie
Most of the media members in Salt Lake City pay it no mind when they receive the uniform press release. It usually says one or two things: “Jazz Assign Tony Bradley to Salt Lake City Stars” or “Jazz Recall Tony Bradley from Salt Lake City Stars.” Most people tend to forget that there’s one guy who is actually affected by these moves: Tony Bradley.
Video: Tony Bradley Scores 28 for Salt Lake City Stars
Former North Carolina center and 2017 national champion Tony Bradley scored 28 points for the Salt Lake City Stars on Saturday night in a 102-97 win over the Austin Spurs in Cedar Park, TX. The Stars are the NBA's G-League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, and Bradley has been splitting time between the two teams in his rookie season.
Luke Maye among breakout players who’ve made ‘the leap’ this season
Luke Maye has been awesome in every game this season besides Michigan State. North Carolina desperately needed a secondary star to step up next to Joel Berry with the departures of Justin Jackson, Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Tony Bradley. The truth is, Maye has been better than Berry in early portion of this season. That’s a good thing for the Tar Heels.
A look at four-star, one-and-done players in the NBA
Tony Bradley: Early in the summer before his senior season there was some thought that Bradley was close to committing to home state Florida despite his known affinity for North Carolina. However, despite a nice run from Kansas, Bradley chose the Tar Heels after taking his only official visit to Chapel Hill. I was surprised to see Bradley leave after one year.
Evaluating early-season performances of Sterling Manley, Garrison Brooks & Brandon Huffman
Big shoes — literally — were left to be filled along North Carolina’s frontline this season. Tony Bradley, Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks are gone. Outside of Luke Maye, the three most obvious replacement options are all freshmen. After a few games, let’s take a glance at how the trio of Garrison Brooks, Sterling Manley and Brandon Huffman has looked.
Best Non-Conference Games Of 2017-2018 College Basketball Schedule
14. Michigan at No. 9 North Carolina (Nov. 29): Remember when Chris Webber tried to call a timeout that Michigan didn’t have in the 1993 NCAA National Championship Game? That’s the last time these two titans clashed. North Carolina offers Michigan a good measuring stick even after losing Justin Jackson, Isaiah Hicks, Tony Bradley and Kennedy Meeks.
UNC Basketball: Luke Maye 2017-18 season preview
Luke Maye enters the season as UNC's lone big man with college experience. The Tar Heels lost Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks, and Tony Bradley. Maye will be tasked with carrying a load of the Tar Heels rebounding as well as teaching three freshmen how to play college basketball. Maye also will likely be tasked with defending the largest opponent.
North Carolina basketball ranked No. 9 in preseason AP Top 25
North Carolina basketball is fresh off of a national championship. But Justin Jackson, Isaiah Hicks, Tony Bradley and Kennedy Meeks are gone, and Joel Berry will miss time with a hand injury. Despite that, AP voters are bullish on the Tar Heels, who check in at No. 9 in the preseason AP Top 25. Sports illustrated had UNC at No. 18 in its preseason poll.
2017-18's Top 50 College Basketball Defenses
No. 33: North Carolina’s defensive prospects for this college basketball season were hit hard by frontcourt personnel departures: Not only did big men starters Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks run out of eligibility, but also key reserve Tony Bradley decided to enter the NBA draft after only one college season.
Utah Jazz Assign Tony Bradley to Salt Lake City Stars
The Utah Jazz announced Friday that the team has assigned rookie center Tony Bradley to the Salt Lake City Stars, the Jazz’s exclusively owned and operated NBA G League team. This marks the first assignment this season for Bradley (6-10, 248, North Carolina). He appeared in four preseason games for the Jazz, averaging 4.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in 9.8 minutes.