Missing Miller... but life goes on
Capital coach Steve Bucknall believes his squad has the ability to compete in the top flight of English basketball, despite the loss of star man Wes Miller. The American point guard shocked his team-mates by announcing his retirement from the professional game before Christmas - exiting the Willesden-based club after just half a season to return to his homeland.
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Wes Miller scores 47 in European pro debut
The Capital side, coached by former North carolina star, Steve Bucknallannounced the arrival of a new Carolina star as guard Wes Miller opened the scoring for the home side after three minutes, appropriately with a three pointer. Miller went on to nail his side's first 11 points including three three’s by which time the Lions had been and gone, leading 11-28 the teams exchanged free throws as the first quarter ended 13-30.
Wes Miller To Play In London
The Carolina Basketball family continues to span the world. Fresh off a Tar Heel career that saw him go from walk-on to key contributor, Wes Miller has signed a professional contract with the London Capitals of the British Basketball League. The Capitals recently announced that they will be coached by Steve Bucknall, a former Carolina standout from London who has been instrumental in raising the profile of basketball in England.
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Tar Heel Pros News & Notes
This week's update on former Tar Heel hoopsters ... includes the latest on Ademola Okulaja, Steve Bucknall, Jawad Williams, Shammond Williams, Melvin Scott and Nikki Teasley.
UNC Basketball Mailbag Jan. 24
Somewhat surprisingly, the most frequently worn number is one that can't be worn anymore. 21 Tar Heels have worn number-20. The last person to wear it was Steve Bucknall, who wore it during the time period that Carolina established the criteria for jersey retirement. That criteria resulted in number-20 being retired in honor of George Glamack, who had one of the best nicknames in Carolina history--The Blind Bomber.
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