Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball.
Video: Julius Peppers UNC Football & Basketball Highlights
Julius Peppers is perhaps the greatest defensive player to ever don Tar Heel blue. The two-time first-team All-American had a stellar career in Chapel Hill that saw him win the Lombardi and Bednarik awards in 2001 and finish with 30.5 sacks and 53.0 tackles-for-loss. "J-Pep" would also lend his services to the UNC basketball team.
Video: Isaiah Hicks NBA & G-League Rookie Season Highlights
Former North Carolina forward and 2017 National Champion Isaiah Hicks just completed his rookie season as a professional basketball player. Here are his highlights with the NBA's New York Knicks and their G-League affiliate Westchester Knicks.
Brandon Robinson Finding His Game
Brandon Robinson brought energy to the floor every time he played this past season. Now, as he works toward his junior campaign, Robinson’s game needs to take a few leaps if he’s going to close in on the trajectory that was once projected. And with Theo Pinson having graduated, Robinson has an opportunity to secure a deeper role next season with the Tar Heels.
Spurs' Danny Green takes Tokyo, sees fellow Tar Heels
Danny Green may have been 6,000 miles from home, visiting Japan, but he was still able to spend time with a few familiar faces. The Spurs guard traveled to Japan for a series of meet-and greets during the NBA Finals. He chronicled his experiences on Twitter and Instagram. The former University of North Carolina star was also able to meet up with his fellow Tar Heels.
Joel Berry Works Out For Phoenix Suns
Former UNC point guard Joel Berry worked out for the Phoenix Suns on Monday as he continues preparations for the 2018 NBA Draft. Berry had a highly successful career at UNC. In his four years, Berry made two NCAA All-Tournament teams, was named 2017 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding player and helped lead the Tar Heels to an NCAA Championship.
Athlon's Early College Basketball Top 25 for 2018-19
9. North Carolina Tar Heels: While the loss of veteran backcourt mates Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson leaves a big hole, Roy Williams reloads with a top-10 recruiting class. Nassir Little and Coby White should help offset the losses, and they join an established corps of returners. Luke Maye could be a national Player of the Year candidate in 2018-19.
Theo Pinson does not work out for Memphis Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies hosted their third pre-draft workout this morning at the FedexForum with six new prospects. Former Whitehaven standout and Ole Miss star Marcanvis Hymon were among the participants. Kostas Antekounmpo from Dayton and Theo Pinson from North Carolina were also supposed to attend, but they decided to not participate due to prior injury.
Former UNC Basketball Player Dale Gipple Passes Away
Dale Gipple, 69, of Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly, following a brief illness, on Friday, June 1, 2018. A native of Burlington, NC, Dale attended the University of North Carolina where he proudly played basketball for Dean Smith from 1969 until 1971. Dale's passions in his life included his family, friends, traveling, Carolina basketball, golf, golf, and more golf.
Sterling Manley poised for breakout season?
Sterling Manley quietly had an excellent freshman season for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Despite playing just 10 minutes per game, Manley averaged 5.4 points and 3.6 rebounds during his rookie campaign in Chapel Hill. Manley’s freshman numbers were comparable – and in many cases more favorable – than some of the most impactful big men in the Roy Williams era.
Assessing ACC basketball after NBA draft decisions
Only reigning champion Virginia will return two All-ACC players from last basketball season. The league’s top returning scorers will hail from Syracuse, Boston College, North Carolina and Clemson. Nineteen players from ACC teams filed for early draft entry in April. By last week’s deadline to withdraw, seven had elected to resume their college careers.
Vince Carter Wins NBPA Most Respected Award
Last week, Vince Carter won the NBPA Backbone Award, voted on by Sacramento Kings teammates for the player that best demonstrates the heart and soul of the team. The NBPA continued its Players' Voice Awards this week as Carter won the Most Respected Award. Voted on by the players, this award is given to the most influential veteran in the NBA.
Michael Jordan's famous 'Shrug Game' had a pretty dark story behind it
On June 3, 1992, Michael Jordan made six straight 3s in an NBA Finals game against the Portland Trail Blazers. After the sixth make, we got "the shrug," one of the most iconic moments in NBA history. As if the greatest basketball player ever needed it, Jordan had extra motivation to dominate the Blazers. Portland’s Clyde Drexler was considered one of Jordan’s rivals.
Harrison Barnes to play for Team World in NBA Africa Game 2018 in August
Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes will continue his busy offseason when he’ll participate in the NBA Africa Game 2018 on Aug. 4 in Pretoria, South Africa. Barnes, who is currently in China doing clinics and promoting basketball and the Mavs’ two preseason games against Philadelphia in China this fall, averaged 18.9 points and 6.1 rebounds this season for Dallas.
UNC vs. Clemson basketball among the most lopsided rivalries in sports
Clemson basketball has never beaten North Carolina on the road in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels are 59-0 all-time against the Tigers at home, the most consecutive home victories against any one team in Division I college basketball history. Put another way, this series dates back to Prohibition in the U.S., and Clemson has not been able to win at UNC one time.
Video: Rick Fox reveals why he's betting big on e-sports
Rick Fox, Echo Fox owner and former NBA player, discusses his experience with e-sports and why he is placing his bets on the venture.