Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball.
Lucas: I’ve been there
I never sold or traded a Carolina autograph. Why would I? As far as I was concerned, every single player on the roster was the pinnacle of the entire sports world. My favorite player on the 1990-91 team was a guard named Kenny Harris who eventually transferred. Here are some things you definitely need in order to be a UNC basketball autograph seeker:
U.S. Men's Basketball Survives France, 100-97
Behind Klay Thompson's 30 points, which included seven 3-pointers, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team held off a late rally by France to earn a 100-97 victory on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. The win, the USA's 22nd straight win in Olympic play, earned the Americans the number one seed for Group A and Wednesday's quarterfinal play.
Michael Jordan Sent Boxes of Gear To Autistic Fan Who Wore Full MJ Uniform at Pickup Game
Jeffrey Harrison, aka CDA MJ, is quite possibly Michael Jordan’s biggest fan. When someone recorded the 33-year-old Harrison wearing a full MJ uniform at a pickup game in July, the video instantly went viral. But that wasn’t the full story.
What to really expect from Mavericks' new $94 million man Harrison Barnes
Imagine being promoted from bartender to the guy in charge of making the beer. Or from greenskeeper to head pro. That out-of-comfort-zone feeling is sort of where Harrison Barnes finds himself as the Mavericks' new $94 million man. The safety net he's had in his first four years in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors is gone.
U.S. Men's Basketball Nips Serbia, 94-91
Despite an 18-point lead in the first quarter, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team (4-0) had to battle Serbia (1-3) for a hard-fought, 94-91 win on Friday night at Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro. Former Tar Heel forward Harrison Barnes did not see action in the victory. “Can we play better? I hope,” said USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Michael Jordan Sends Boxes of Gear and Reaches Out to Man Who Wore Full MJ Uniform at Pickup Game
Twitter lit up last month when the internet stumbled upon a man wearing a full Michael Jordan uniform in a pickup game. Today, a local news station came out with some context on the fan, Jeffrey Harrison. Harrison, 33, is autistic and a huge MJ fan. When Jordan heard the story, he mailed gear and a letter to Harrison, and even reached out to him on the phone.
Harrison Barnes using new technologies to stay fit during busy off-season
Playing 214 NBA basketball games in two seasons, including two extended playoff runs and the Olympics, would take a toll on anybody—so Harrison Barnes is using every tool at his disposal to train more efficiently. "With tools like motion sensors, I’m able to track things like my cardiovascular levels as well and how well I’ve slept."
How have former UNC athletes done so far at the Olympics?
Fifteen UNC alums are taking part in the 2016 Olympics. Of that 15, only two have yet to participate in the games. Shalane Flanagan and Vikas Gowda will take part in the Track and Fields events which take place in the second week. The other 13 athletes’ events have begun, and many of them have had fairly successful starts.
Marvin Williams to Lead Training Camp for Kids in Jakarta
Charlotte Hornets' basketball player Marvin Williams will visit Indonesia in late August to host the National Training Camp Jr. NBA Indonesia children's coaching clinic. The three day coaching clinic, from Aug. 26 to 28, at Cilandak Sport Center and Atrium Pluit Village will focus on good sportsmanship values like positive attitudes and respect.
UNC basketball freshman preview: Brandon Robinson
Last week we debuted our freshman preview with a feature about UNC freshman Seventh Woods. This week, we introduce the Tar Heel faithful to shooting guard, Brandon Robinson. So, who is Brandon Robinson? Brandon Robinson is a 6’5 shooting guard from Georgia. The four-star Robinson is easily the best shooter in Carolina’s recruiting class.
How Harrison Barnes Is Investing In Tech On And Off The Court
Playing 214 NBA basketball games in two seasons, including two extended playoff runs and the Olympics, would take a toll on anybody—so Harrison Barnes is using every tool at his disposal to train smarter. “Since I’ve been in the NBA, it has become a data-driven sport, and teams are looking to measure and optimize every aspect of the game and technology plays a big role,” Barnes says.
High school to Rio: The recruiting journeys of USA Basketball's Olympic team
Harrison Barnes, Class of 2010: Barnes hit the scene in the summer prior to this junior season playing with All-Iowa Attack. From there, Barnes quickly moved up into five-star status. His work ethic became folklore in the recruiting industry, as he would regularly workout for college coaches at 6 a.m., including running sprints in the snow on the Ames (Iowa) High track.
Why UNC basketball may never need a "one and done" recruit
The goal of every team is to win National Championships. At schools like UNC, many seasons can feel like a disappointment if they don’t result in a Final Four. Side note – we are a really spoiled fan base. So, how many NCAA Champions have had a "one-and-done" player on their roster since the NBA rule was instituted? Two. Two teams out of 11.
Tar Heels Release 2016-17 Men's Basketball Roster
Summer school is over in Chapel Hill, and as the men’s basketball team has headed home for a few weeks to rest up for the fall semester, the Tar Heels have released their official 2016-17 roster. UNC returns three starters this season in senior forward Kennedy Meeks (6-10, 260), junior forward Justin Jackson (6-8, 200) and junior point guard Joel Berry II (6-0, 195).
UNC Basketball Summer Checklist: Luke Maye
The next installment in the Tar Heel Summer Checklist series leads us to Luke Maye, a rising sophomore forward from Huntersville, North Carolina. The son of former Tar Heel quarterback Mark Maye, Luke originally came to North Carolina as a recruited walk-on, but earned a scholarship last year.