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Brice Johnson works out for Milwaukee Bucks
Among the players working out for the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday was 6-11 senior forward Brice Johnson of North Carolina. Johnson averaged 17 points and 10.5 rebounds in leading the Tar Heels to the national championship game, and he is projected as the No. 31 pick by DrafExpress.
Carolina Basketball family back in Chapel Hill
UNC's NBA players are in their offseason, alums are back in Chapel Hill finishing classes, and former Tar Heels are helping out with summer camps. On Wednesday UNC basketball tweeted out that a number of former players who were back in town, including Felton, Ellington, Hansbrough, Marvin, Jawad, Noel, Q, Deon, E. Davis, May, Terry, and Zeller.
Villanova's Kris Jenkins Plays Pickup Ball in Chapel Hill
He played pickup ball at North Carolina. With the Tar Heels. And he lived to tell about it. Forget the shout-out from the president of the United States and the social media mentions from other famous people. Of all the crazy things that have happened to Villanova's Kris Jenkins in the past months, that game in Chapel Hill has to rank at the top.
John Calipari takes a shot at Rick Pitino, Roy Williams in interview
Kentucky coach John Calipari went on Mike Lupica’s podcast yesterday, and while he made sure to get in plugs for the stuff that he’s decided to push for this offseason — changing the process behind conference tournaments, letting college players get loans from the NBA, etc. — he made sure to get in a subtle dig at Rick Pitino and Roy Williams.
NBA Champion Rasheed Wallace Introduces Kindergarteners to His New Children’s Book
The NBA champion and former coach Rasheed Wallace teams up with animation executive Saddler Ward to introduce Sacramento kindergartners to “Honeydew & Marylu,” a book for early readers. “Honeydew & Marylu” is written by Wallace and illustrated by Ward, the animation producer of MTV’s “Station Zero” and “Word World,” PBS Kids’ pilot.
Brandon Robinson details process for packing on pounds
Part of UNC freshman shooting guard Brandon Robinson's preparation has been an attempt to put on weight. Robinson weighed around 160 pounds when he committed. He has put on roughly 10 pounds on since. "Once school ended I have been getting up at 5:30 AM and lifting weights," Robinson explained about his workout regiment before enrolling at UNC.
Church with Roy? Former KU player Kenny Gregory recalls coach’s freshman request
Former Kansas basketball player Kenny Gregory knows a lot has changed in major college athletics in the last 15 years. One example: He’s sure that freshmen aren’t asked to attend church with their basketball coach like he did back in the day. Yes, Gregory said that there was a time he was alongside former KU coach Roy Williams at a church service.
Brandon Robinson: "Get back to Final Four next year -- that is the goal"
Shooting guard Brandon Robinson becomes a UNC freshman on Tuesday. Along with fellow signees Tony Bradley and Seventh Woods, Robinson will move into dorms on campus to begin his Carolina career. Robinson will start second session summer classes and team workouts soon. CarolinaBlue spoke with Robinson last week prior to his arrival.
UNC basketball freshmen arrive on campus
On Tuesday, UNC will officially add three new members to the 2016-2017 North Carolina basketball team and Carolina basketball family. Center Tony Bradley, shooting guard/wing Brandon Robinson, and combo guard Seventh Woods will move into dorms today, begin second semester summer classes shortly, and start working out with the team.
Raptors work out North Carolina PF Brice Johnson
The Toronto Raptors continued their preparation for the 2016 NBA Draft, hosting six prospects for pre-draft workouts on Monday. Brice Johnson was the biggest name in attendance. The UNC product is widely projected as a late first-round pick and certainly a possible fit at No. 27, partly addressing the Raptors' biggest needs at power forward.
With Green out, Harrison Barnes' role will change
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been suspended for game five of the NBA Finals. With Green out, Warriors starting small forward Harrison Barnes' role changes. In a media availability video interview produced by the Sacramento Bee, Barnes said he will play more four than three and will be more focused on rebounding.
Shammond Williams a new assistant coach for Western Kentucky
Shammond Williams has joined Rick Stansbury’s staff at Western Kentucky. Williams is already listed in the school's online faculty directory. Williams began his coaching career in 2012 at Furman and had been at Tulane since 2013. The former North Carolina standout played professionally for 14 years, suiting up for Atlanta, Seattle, Boston, Denver, Orlando, New Orleans and Los Angeles, as well as eight European clubs.
Video: Harrison Barnes preps for more minutes at power forward
Golden State Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes is ready to step up and play more minutes at the power forward position in game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena on Monday, June 13, 2016. Barnes will be filling part of the gap at power forward due to the suspension of forward Draymond Green.
Michael Jordan's greatest NBA Finals moments
JUNE 5, 1991. L.A. LAKERS AT BULLS. Flight 7:47 took off with just under 8 minutes left in Game 2 of the Michael vs. Magic Finals. In the midst of a 15-2 run that sank the Lakers – for the series, it turned out, after an L.A. win in Game 1 created much nervousness in Chicago – Jordan scored on a wouldn't-believe-it-unless-I-saw-it-with-my-own-eyes shot.
UNC Basketball: Brice Johnson’s biggest moments as a Tar Heel
Go through a dictionary and you’ll find few words that can’t be used to describe the career of UNC forward Brice Johnson. The first three years of his tenure at UNC were defined by maddening inconsistency and flashes of greatness all culminating into a senior season that would go down as one of the best in North Carolina history.