Why North Carolina basketball could look very different soon

People will be watching closely this season, as he's expected to be among the country's best point guards and could be a top-five pick in 2020. Anthony's explosiveness is rivaled by few and and his performance might inspire more players to seek a short stint with one of college basketball's most storied programs before jumping to the NBA. (Sporting News)

Chansky’s Notebook: Coach Keeps Chuggin’

has never sought the spotlight. Spending time with his grandkids and a good golf game are his main loves away from basketball. He wasn’t at the NBA Draft, because his mug doesn’t have to be on national TV at every opportunity. For someone who had a recruiting downturn during the NCAA investigation, Williams is on a new run of good luck. (

UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 41-50

41. (1988-92, SG): Davis had a terrific ’91 postseason as a junior. He made All-ACC Tournament team by scoring 13.7 PPG on 7-of-11 3-point shooting for the victorious Tar Heels. Davis followed that up by averaging 17.8 PPG on 11-of-19 3-point accuracy in the East Regional. In the Final Four against Kansas, Davis led Carolina with 25 points. (Inside Carolina)

Winners and losers of the 2019 NBA Draft

Winners: North Carolina - went seventh overall to the Bulls, and he’ll be the point guard of the future in Chicago, but that’s not what lands the Tar Heels on this list. White was always expected to go in the lottery, but his teammate wasn’t. The 6-foot-9 sharpshooter did, however, landing at No. 11 with the Phoenix Suns. (NBC Sports)

Interview with ACC Baseball Co-Freshman of the Year: Aaron Sabato, the Heavy Hitting Tar Heel

Aaron Sabato: "When I started being able to have a plan and realize what I can do, I started brushing off bad outs and not get too hyped if I got a hit or too low if I struck out. Just staying even keel, keeping my confidence, and trusting my ability was the biggest thing. That was the biggest difference between the beginning-of-the-year me and me now." (The Sideline Observer)

More confident Mitch Trubisky showing 'drastic' improvement with Bears

The expectations for will be even higher in Year 3, a reality he understands and embraces. “I got a lot better grasp of the offense,” Trubisky said. “We’re way ahead as far as timing, operation, getting to the line of scrimmage, getting in and out, adjustment on all of our plays and just knowing where to go with the football." (

New Chicago Bull Coby White plays basketball for others, including his late father

Minutes after realizing his boyhood dream of making it to the NBA, was answering questions about playing for the Bulls when a reporter informed him his UNC teammate Cam Johnson had been drafted 11th to play for the Suns. Over the next 50 seconds, White used the words “wow” six times, “crazy” four times, “happy” twice and “love” once. (Chicago Tribune)

Jake Bargas' Mantra: Whatever It Takes

Every football team needs guys like , who will do whatever the coaches ask, the things most fans don’t notice. And that’s Bargas’ specialty. It’s not that he can’t do the skill stuff because he can. UNC's senior tight end has shown he can catch the ball and turn upfield. But his forte has been that of a glue guy, a blocker, and occasional pass catcher. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

On way to NBA, Cameron Johnson plans to give back to grassroots basketball

The night before realized his wildest dreams, he reminisced. That a product of Western Pennsylvania is an NBA first-round draft pick is almost as much of an anomaly in the basketball world as a lottery pick with a master’s degree. Johnson is proud to be both. “I think Western Pennsylvania basketball is on the rise,” Johnson said. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Austin Hitt Earns All-America Golf Accolades

The Golf Coaches Association of America has awarded honorable mention All-America honors to UNC junior Austin Hitt. The Longwood, Fla., native was a first-team All-ACC selection, leading the Tar Heels to a 19th-place finish at the NCAA Championships and a No. 23 final ranking. Hitt averaged 71.29 strokes per round, the fourth-best in UNC history. (

“I Was Doing It for My Patients”: Dr. Charlie van der Horst on His Life Fighting for Justice

The Triangle’s health advocacy community lost one of its most outspoken voices with the death of Dr. Charlie van der Horst during a swimming race in the Hudson River. The world-renowned AIDS researcher and professor emeritus of medicine and infectious diseases at UNC was not content to fight for his patients in the exam room or from the lab bench. (Indy Week)

Robert Quinn ready to 'pin my ears back' with Dallas Cowboys

Now that Dallas Cowboys defensive end finds himself in a defense that he believes is suited for his skill set, maybe the Quinn of old could be poised for another impact season. "I've really been impressed with his work habits," Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli said. "He's a real pro. He comes to work every day. Effort. Details." (

Chase Rice gets ready for a wild ride

Things are going well for . And even as he was touring last summer, the rising country star knew things were about to get a lot better real soon. “The tour is rolling along,” he said in a phone interview as he assessed where his fortunes stood as of last summer. “It beats the hell out of where we were this time last year." (Mail Tribune)

Social Media, Former Players React to UNC Basketball in the 2019 NBA Draft

The 2019 NBA Draft was a success for ’ program, as three UNC basketball players were selected in the first round of the league’s annual draft. The party kicked off with the Chicago Bulls selecting with the seventh overall pick. Reaching out to congratulate White were several former UNC stars, including current NBA champion . (

Ranking UNC’s opposing quarterbacks for the 2019 football season

While we’re still in speculation mode, we’re going to step back from questions surrounding the Tar Heels and take a quick dive into the quarterbacks they’ll take the field against in the 2019 college football season. Aside from a few returning starters, there are a lot of teams who will break in new quarterbacks with a new offense, just like North Carolina. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Monitoring Bill that would Allow Alcohol Sales at Athletics Events

A bill that would allow alcohol to be sold at athletics events on campuses across the UNC System is awaiting the governor’s signature to become law. And UNC-Chapel Hill officials appear eager to see its approval. The North Carolina House voted this week to approve the Senate version of the bill. Governor has not said whether he favors the bill. (

Video: The Scene When Cameron Johnson Got Picked No. 11 Overall

It was the surprise of the draft. The Phoenix Suns shocked the NBA Community when they selected No. 11 overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. It shocked fans, media, and Johnson himself. The former Pittsburgh graduate transfer was at home in Moon Township, Penn. watching the draft with a large collection of family and friends. (Inside Carolina)

Carl Tucker Excited For Air Raid, His Last UNC Chapter

This fall will be ’s last chance to do his thing as a Tar Heel in a football career that’s been marked by a major injury in 2017 that cost him most of the season. Healthy a year ago, Tucker caught 16 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns in an offense that didn’t throw to the tight ends often. That is likely to change in UNC’s new Air Raid offense. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Mack Brown, Roy Williams head Sporting News' list of top football/basketball coaching combos

1. North Carolina: and , Combined career record: 1,109-351-1 (.759): Roy is 68. Mack is 67. That's 135 years combined to give us the other double natty combination on this list. Brown led Texas to ultimate glory in 2005 before returning to the Tar Heels. Williams has three titles and nine Final Fours at his alma mater. (Sporting News)

Analyst Thoughts on Cam Johnson, Nassir Little in the NBA Draft

I was surprised how high went. I figured he would go in the first round, but never expected him to go 11th overall. I was thinking somewhere in the 20s, but good for him. I actually like the pick because I think he has real value. 's fall to 25th might give the Trail Blazers someone who could outplay his final draft selection. (
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