Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball.
NBA Draft Analysis: Scouts see potential in Brice Johnson
Brice Johnson emerged as one of the most talented big men in the country last season. He collected a plethora of honors including first-team All-America and unanimous first-team All-ACC, and helped lead Carolina to a National Championship game appearance. The former Tar Heel, who graduated on Sunday, now has his sights set on the NBA draft.
UNC Recruiting History: Antawn Jamison
With Antawn Jamison's induction into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame this month, it's time to revisit how it all began for the former Tar Heel great. When the Jamison family relocated to the college basketball hotbed of Charlotte, NC, Antawn’s game flourished and the Tar Heels took notice.
Photos: UNC's basketball seniors graduate
North Carolina's 2016 senior class will always be remembered as a special group. Point guard Marcus Paige, forward Brice Johnson, and center Joel James played four years at UNC and helped guide the program through tough periods and great success. On Sunday Paige, Johnson, and James graduated from UNC.
John Henson Is An Elite Rim Protector
John Henson blocked 4.1 shots per 36 minutes last season, which places him second among qualified players. Henson allowed opponents to make just 42.3 percent of their attempts at the rim last year, which placed him third among qualified players. The only reason John Henson doesn’t receive the credit he deserves is that he doesn’t start. Maybe he should.
Monmouth's King Rice stressing recovery time after big season
At some point, King Rice is going to be able to sit back and think about what Monmouth University accomplished this season, but the Hawks' head coach isn't there yet and may not be for a while.
Athlete Look Back: Warriors wing Harrison Barnes played the sax and sung in the choir in HS
Ames is a very small town and we’d have an open gym and Coach K could be there, Coach Dawkins could be there, Coach Williams, Coach Self … Word would spread to the entire town like a wildfire and you’d have a couple hundred people coming to open gym. It was like a zoo!
Joel James wants NBA to be his next basketball stop
Joel James, who graduates Sunday with a bachelor’s degree in American History, is a member of UNC’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council and the ACC’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council. Last summer, he was selected to represent the ACC on the NCAA’s National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. “He’s grown so much,” Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said.
Video: Antawn Jamison talks influence of UNC coaches, family
Former UNC basketball star and NBA veteran Antawn Jamison was recently inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. In the video below, by the News & Observer, the 1998 National Player of the Year discusses the influence the UNC coaches had on his life on and off the basketball court.
Marcus Paige's legacy -- on and off the court
The Tar Heels' loss to Villanova in the 2016 National Championship was heartbreaking. But go back and replay Marcus Paige's last 3-pointer of the game. Everything was riding on that moment. But Paige made the shot, and he made it in the most "Paige" way possible -- defying all odds -- showing everyone what it means to be a Tar Heel.
Chansky’s Notebook: Meeks Learns The Easy Way
Kennedy Meeks coming back makes both him and is team dangerous. When Kennedy Meeks announced his was pulling out of the NBA draft, it was the second biggest story on ESPN.com. Not because it was such earth-shattering news, but it is the first nugget of truth to the new system the NBA and colleges are using to let players test the waters.
Twelve ACC players, including seven underclassmen, to participate at NBA Combine
The NBA has released its official list of 63 players that will participate in its pre-draft Combine in Chicago on May 11-15, with 12 coming from ACC schools. Seven of those ACC players are underclassmen, including North Carolina’s Justin Jackson, N.C. State’s Cat Barber and Duke’s Brandon Ingram.
Antawn Jamison to be Inducted into NC Sports Hall of Fame
Headlined by former UNC basketball standout Antawn Jamison and Carolina Hurricanes legend Rod Brind’Amour, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame will induct a new nine-member class Friday. Joining Jamison and Brind’Amour will be Eric "Sleepy" Floyd, David Fox, James "Rabbit" Fulghum, Haywood Jeffires, Freddy Johnson, Ray Price, and Susan Yow.
Harrison Barnes remains stoic in the face of criticism
Harrison Barnes is calm about his place on the Warriors, calm about any recent shooting slump, calm about everything that might elicit the exact opposite reaction out of anybody else. Even about the prospect of his pending restricted free agency and the Warriors chasing Kevin Durant this summer, precisely to replace Barnes.
Meeks is back, what does it mean for UNC?
On Wednesday North Carolina released the news that 6-9 center Kennedy Meeks has pulled his name out of the NBA Draft and will return to Chapel Hill for his senior season. It was significant news for the Tar Heels given potential depth concerns inside and the fact that Meeks will be a solid and experienced contributor for UNC next season.
Tyler Zeller addresses impending free agency, 'rough' season, thoughts on Boston Celtics organizatio
Despite what he called a "rough year" from an individual standpoint, impending free agent Tyler Zeller showed appreciation for the Boston Celtics organization after an exit interview Friday morning. Because of his restricted free agent status, Zeller does not hold complete control over where he lands next.