Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball.
A Case For The Naismith Hall of Fame: Antawn Jamison
A 3-time All-America, 2-time first-team, 3-time first-team All-ACC, the 1998 ACC Player of the Year in 1998, the consensus national Player of the Year in 1998, led UNC to two Final Fours and his No. 33 jersey at UNC is retired. In 16 seasons in the NBA, Antawn Jamison finished his career with 20,042 points (18.5 average), 81,157 rebounds (7.5) and 1,716 assists.
A Case For The Naismith HOF: Sam Perkins?
Sam Perkins was a 3-time first-team All-America at UNC, won a national championship, played in two title games, was UNC’s all-time leading rebounder for 25 years, won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics while serving as the team’s co-captain and was named 1984 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year. In the NBA, he played in 164 career playoff games.
He’s 97, and Bobby Gersten’s influence still is being felt
At 97, former Long Beach High School baseball and basketball coach Bobby Gersten remains a renaissance man. He coached future Hall of Fame basketball coach Larry Brown at Long Beach High, was a college teammate of future Yankee George “Snuffy” Stirnweiss at North Carolina and provided educational guidance to future comedy star Billy Crystal.
Intangibles place Joel Berry in running for Sullivan Award
Joel Berry sparked Lake Highland to back-to-back state basketball championships before helping UNC win its sixth national championship in 2017. He is a finalist for the AAU Sullivan Award — to be presented Tuesday in Manhattan to the top amateur athlete in the United States — largely because of his leadership and an ability to overcome almost any obstacle.
Tar Heels in the NBA Playoffs
They aren’t quite as exciting as March Madness, but the NBA playoffs tip off this weekend. If you aren't an NBA fan, take solace that UNC will still be well represented in the coming weeks. If you’re still looking to satisfy your basketball needs, following these seven former Tar Heel stars. Ty Lawson is a late addition to the Wizards, signing with them on Thursday.
Report: Three NBA teams interested in hiring Jerry Stackhouse as coach
The hot coaching candidate in the NBA this offseason appears to be former guard Jerry Stackhouse. According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Stackhouse has already been contacted by the New York Knicks, and the Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets are also interested in speaking to him about their open head coaching gigs.
Examining Joel Berry’s place among Roy Williams’ Point Guards
Roy Williams has taken the success and dependence on point guard play to a borderline absurd level since he returned to UNC. In his never-ending quest to increase the pace of the game, five different point guards have defined his best teams. Raymond Felton, Ty Lawson, Kendall Marshall, Marcus Paige and Joel Berry II possessed very different and distinct skill sets.
Roy Williams Comments on UNC's Recruitment of Dennis Smith
Dennis Smith, Jr., along with an N.C. State basketball coach, were named in new allegations by the U.S. Attorney in their indictment in the college basketball corruption case. Top programs, including UNC, all recruited Smith to their respective programs. On the David Glenn Show on Friday, UNC coach Roy Williams was asked about the recruitment of Smith.
Tobacco Road well-represented in NBA playoffs
Tobacco Road teams — UNC, Wake Forest, N.C. State, and Duke — are well represented with 25 players in the NBA postseason. The Tar Heels have eight former players in the NBA playoffs. Tyler Zeller and John Henson are with the Milwaukee Bucks and face a tough first-round challenge in Boston. UNC also has Ed Davis as third-seeded Portland's third-best rebounder.
Four Corners: UNC Basketball Awards, 2018-19 ACC Opponents & More
This week was an end of sorts for the 2017-18 North Carolina men's basketball team. The program's players, coaches, staff, family and friends gathered on Wednesday in Chapel Hill to toast the season, issue team awards, hear senior speeches and watch a season highlight video. Meanwhile, the ACC released the list of UNC's 2018-19 conference opponents.
Finally: Miami’s Wayne Ellington set to play a big postseason role
The last time Wayne Ellington played meaningful minutes in a postseason game was nine years ago. At the Final Four. Ellington was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 NCAA Tournament after leading UNC to the national title. But since turning pro, postseasons have marked the start of vacations for Ellington, who has been in only two NBA playoff games.
5 things to know about the Wizards' new playoff addition, Ty Lawson
Playing on one of the most memorable college basketball teams in the 2000s, Ty Lawson, along with Wayne Ellington, Danny Green, and Tyler Hansbrough won the 2009 NCAA Championship over Michigan State. That season, Lawson was named ACC Player of the Year, a 2nd Team All-American, and won the Bob Cousy Award (best NCAA point guard).
Man in Tar Heel jersey dribbles basketball across North Carolina
He is clad in tar heel blue, and a bracelet that quotes his favorite motto, “keep on keepin’ on.” Steven Cooper and pup dribble their way across the tar heel state. The trek took off in Wilmington, as “Coop” makes his way around North Carolina to commemorate UNC’s 1982 national title team. Proceeds raised across about 500 miles will go to various children's' charities.
Wayne Ellington Breaks Heat Record, Gets Emotional During Postgame Interview
With his eight made threes in the win over the Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat shooting guard Wayne Ellington set the Heat single-season record for made 3-pointers. Ellington passed Damon Jones, who had made 225 threes for the Heat during the 2004-05 season. Speaking to Fox Sports’ Jason Jackson after the game, Ellington was emotional about the record.
The Tall Tales of Men Too Big for Basketball: Neil Fingleton
Neil Fingleton moved from his hometown of Durham, England, to Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1997 to pursue his apparent basketball potential. He led Holy Name High School—oddly, coached by future Toronto Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi—to a divisional championship, earning state player of the year honors and an invite to the 2000 McDonald’s All American Game.