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Name:Roy Williams
Hometown:Marion, NC
High School:T. C. Roberson
Born:August 1, 1950 (69)
Notes:3x NCAA Championship coach at UNC (2005, 2009, 2017), Basketball Hall of Fame
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Dick Vitale's college basketball preseason Sweet 16
People ask me about the best teams for the 2019-20 season. I have put together my early Sweet 16. However, injuries, transfers, and eligibility issues...

Roy Williams Shares Passion for Golf with U.S. Senior Amateur Competitors
When Roy Williams ventures to Durham, it's usually for a game against Duke or dinner at Bullock’s Bar-B-Cue. But on Thursday, UNC's hall-of-fame basketball coach...

Video: Roy Williams ACC Network Kickoff Show Interview
North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams helps with Thursday night's launch of the ACC Network with an interview during which he discusses closing in on...

After Major Departures, UNC's Spring Push Has Restocked Tar Heels' Basketball Roster
Neither Cole Anthony nor Armando Bacot will likely be around long in Chapel Hill, but they’re both well-rounded, college-ready additions who will be key to...

Video: K.J. Smith Receives UNC Basketball Scholarship
North Carolina junior point guard K.J. Smith, a former walk-on and son of Tar Heel and NBA legend Kenny Smith, gets the news from Roy...

Cole Anthony listed among best basketball prospects yet to play in the NBA
Cole Anthony is going to get a lot of hype heading into the 2020 NBA Draft. Anthony is headed to North Carolina, where Roy Williams...

What are reasonable expectations for Cole Anthony?
There is a lot of excitement surrounding UNC freshman Cole Anthony. His commitment earned him a spot as the second-best commit for Roy Williams in...

Predictions for Walker Kessler & UNC Basketball's 2020 Recruiting Class Ranking
Let’s not rule out UNC's chances of returning to the top of the recruiting rankings. The Tar Heels are on the board with an early...

Day'Ron Sharpe among most important early college basketball commitments for 2020
One of the best homegrown recruits in a while, Day'Ron Sharpe looked like a nice get when Roy Williams and the Tar Heels locked him...

Big Man Armando Bacot Fills a Much-Needed Role for North Carolina
A 6’10” center, Armando Bacot is one of four freshmen in Roy Williams’ No. 8 ranked class. Bacot is a much-needed interior addition for UNC...


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