Complete coverage of North Carolina Basketball.
Video: David Noel returns to UNC, gets hype
Former Tar Heel small forward David Noel returned to Chapel Hill this week to work out with the team, drop wisdom on the current Tar Heels, and motivate them through an impromptu dance session. Noel played at UNC from 2002 to 2006 and is known for being one of the more athletic and team-based players in Tar Heel basketball history. Head coach Roy Williams called him the best leader he has ever coached.
Harrison Barnes uses #TBT to remind everyone he dunked on LeBron James
Remember that time LeBron James nearly dragged the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA Finals victory but then the Golden State Warriors pulled it together and won? Harrison Barnes remembers.
5 College Coaches Who Can Produce Top NBA Draft Picks
2. Roy Williams Roy Williams has been in charge of two of the biggest programs in college basketball and he’s found success at both. During his time with the Kansas Jayhawks, Williams won 418 games and compiled a .805 winning percentage. Since taking over North Carolina in 2003, Williams has won 332 games and brought two national championships back to Chapel Hill. He’s also been top-notch producer of NBA talent.
Now retired, Woody Durham could remain anonymous — until he opens his mouth
Woody Durham could remain anonymous — until he opened his mouth. Inevitably, someone would recognize his voice. “It happened enough that I kind of got used to it,” he says. For 40 years, Durham was the radio play-by-play man for the Tar Heels, calling nearly every football and basketball game until his retirement in 2011. “People still come up to me and say, ‘Woody, I miss that voice.’”
Hansbrough ready for "homecoming" with the Hornets as training camp starts on Saturday
In his first six NBA seasons, Tyler Hansbrough has been a solid if not spectacular reserve power forward and center. There’s little reason to believe things will be much different this season in his first as a Charlotte Hornets’ backup. But there’s also little doubt there will be a huge surge in University of North Carolina No. 50 jerseys as at Hornets games this season
Lucas: Seniors Ready For Responsibility
Part of Carolina’s senior class has already accomplished something that hasn’t been done by a pair of Tar Heel seniors in nearly 60 years. Marcus Paige was a first-team All-ACC pick last year, and Brice Johnson earned a third-team nod. That makes them the first UNC returning seniors to have junior year All-ACC credentials since Tommy Kearns and Pete Brennan during the 1957-58 campaign.
Scouting Report: Is Justin Jackson a first-round pick in the making?
Coming into North Carolina last year, Justin Jackson was the No. 9 recruit in the country by the Recruiting Service Consensus Index (RSCI). A year later, amongst the top 11 players in RSCI, Jackson is the only player returning to college. But his return is not an indication of underwhelming performance — in fact, he had a real chance at being a first rounder had he declared.
Michael Jordan admits Denny Hamlin better than him
In perhaps a first, NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan says somebody is better than him: NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin. But to clarify, Jordan isn’t talking about Hamlin’s basketball prowess. The winner of Sunday’s NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup opening race at Chicagoland Speedway tore the ACL in his right knee less than two weeks ago while playing hoops.
Video: James Michael McAdoo interview
James Michael McAdoo is a Norfolk native whose road to the NBA championship was not an easy one. He was not drafted out of the University of North Carolina. Despite a few bumps along the way, he now has an NBA title on his resume and he is only 22. News 10’s Brian Parson’s sat down with McAdoo to learn more about his journey to becoming a Golden State Warrior and NBA Champ.
Fast Break Breakfast To Include Piece Of History
Roy Williams' Fast Break Against Cancer breakfast will reach a milestone this year when it's held Friday, Oct. 2, at 8 a.m. at the Smith Center. The event, now in its 11th year, will surpass $2 million in total donations this year. One hundred percent of those donations have gone to fund cancer research. This year's auction will include a Carolina blue office chair that was used by Dean Smith.
NBA star Vince Carter and mother visit and speak at their Vince Carter Sanctuary
Just a few weeks away from the start of his 18th NBA season, Vince Carter, a native of Daytona Beach, along with his mother, Michelle Carter-Scott, visited WARM (Women Assisting Recovery Mothers) at their facility, the Vince Carter Sanctuary on Tuesday, Sept. 8, in Bunnell. “There are some people that we really know, not something we’ve read about, that have died of overdoses and different things, and they were in denial too,” said Carter-Scott, speaking to the dozens of residents in attendance.
Why Harrison Barnes is worth all that money
Why did Harrison Barnes reportedly turn down the $64 million offer from the Golden State Warriors? Because he can. That's the CBA fueled by TV money, a reality that's no longer just some abstract idea out on the horizon. Barnes can likely get a $20 million per year contract somewhere -- provided he remains ambulatory and sentient.
Tyler Zeller hopes to sign contract extension with Celtics, but is not focused on negotiations
After the best season of his short career, Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller said he would like to secure a contract extension this fall but does not want to focus on upcoming negotiations. "Obviously, it would be nice to have an extension since it's a little more security," he said Tuesday before the Shamrock Foundation's eighth annual Teeing Up For Kids golf tournament at Old Sandwich Golf Club.
Lucas: Brice Johnson Targets Consistency
Brice Johnson’s on-court exchanges with Roy Williams are a familiar sight to Carolina basketball fans. Sometimes the emotional senior needs to be reminded to get back on defense. Occasionally his memory might need to be refreshed about a defensive assignment. Sometimes, however, his more subtle interactions with the head coach lead to points—lots and lots of points.
A Leaner, Meaner Kennedy Meeks Means Trouble for the ACC
Fans of the Tar Heels feel like this is going to be the year UNC returns to the Final Four for the first time since 2009 when they won their last championship. The chances of a return to glory are pretty good given what's in the cupboard for the Tar Heels. Those chances may be enhanced since big man Kennedy Meeks appears to be leaner and meaner going into this season.