Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball.
Jordan sneaker wall in Smith Center gets update
It's a little different when the greatest player to ever play the game and someone who revolutionized the shoe business went you your school. That is what you get with North Carolina. When the Tar Heels remodeled their locker, they added a wall of Carolina-theme Jordans. Check out the updated version of the "Jordan Wall." (Carolina Blue
Reggie Bullock suspended five games for drug violation
The NBA announced Friday that Reggie Bullock
of the Detroit Pistons and Monta Ellis of the Indiana Pacers each have been suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Their suspensions will begin with the next NBA regular season game. A five-game suspension is the penalty for a third marijuana violation. (NBC Sports
The Marching Tar Heels want your help
We’ve all been there: going to a Tar Heel football or basketball game when the band launches into a song we’ve heard the play a million times before. I mean, how many times can you hear “Take on Me” before you wish you pine for the in-house DJ to take over? I feel you, and more importantly, so do the Marching Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog
Cameron Johnson Signs With UNC BasketballCameron Johnson
, a 6-8 guard from Moon Township, Pa., has signed a scholarship agreement to attend UNC and play basketball for the Tar Heels. Johnson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and played two full seasons for the Panthers. He received a medical red-shirt after playing in eight games as a freshman in 2014-15 and has two years of eligibility remaining. (GoHeels.com
Video: Tony Bradley NBA Draft TapeTony Bradley
was a heralded recruit for the Tar Heels and ultra-productive in a limited role. Bradley averaged 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds while shooting 57.3% from the field in 14 minutes per game. The 6'10" forward enamors scouts with his athleticism and 7'5" wingspan, making him a high upside NBA pick.
Which ACC basketball teams were the best after a timeout?
The best coaches usually seize upon timeouts as a means to concoct some action to generate a high-percentage shot. Back screens, pindowns, misdirection — all potential elements of a clever quick-hitter. This can change, however, if the defense goes zone, of course. Only one ACC basketball team scored better than one point per possession after a timeout. (ACC Sports Journal
ACC Player of the Year Justin Jackson could be Heat’s pick at 14
The last time the Heat owned a lottery pick, team president Pat Riley took a Houston-born forward who had just won a national title with an ACC school from the Tar Heel State. There’s a chance Riley could do the same with the 14th pick in next Thursday night’s NBA Draft. Justin Jackson
, a wiry wing on UNC’s national championship team, worked out for the Heat last week. (Miami Herald
Lucas: More Than A Camp
Soon after graduation from North Carolina, Eric Montross
and his wife, Laura, founded the Eric Montross
Father's Day Basketball Camp. Every dollar from the event—the 24th edition of which begins today in Chapel Hill—benefits the Children's Hospital, with well over $1 million raised so far. The camp has proven so popular that it has a lengthy waiting list. (GoHeels.com
Tony Bradley to Work Out for Charlotte Hornets
North Carolina’s Tony Bradley
and Wake Forest’s John Collins, two of the better young big men in the ACC last season, are among six draft candidates scheduled to work out for the Charlotte Hornets Friday. Bradley, also a 6-10 forward, played off the bench in the Tar Heels’ national championship run. He averaged 7.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 14.6 minutes. (Charlotte Observer
Video: Justin Jackson NBA Draft Tape
UNC's Justin Jackson
had a fantastic junior season for the Tar Heels on his way to becoming the 2017 ACC Player Of The Year. The first-team All-American scored 18.3 ppg while improving his marksmanship from behind the arc to a career-high 37%. Check out Justin Jackson
's NBA Draft Tape from the ACC Digital Network.
Video: Luke Maye feels 'lucky' to be alive, unharmed after recent car accident
North Carolina forward Luke Maye
feels lucky to be alive and unharmed after a recent rollover accident on I-85 as he was heading to his brother's graduation.
Justin Jackson to work out for Charlotte HornetsJustin Jackson
has a pre-draft workout scheduled with the Charlotte Hornets, according to ESPN's Ian Begley. It is unclear when the workout will take place. The Hornets have already worked out a number of top NBA prospects. Begley also said that the UNC product will workout for the Indiana Pacers, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Portland Trail Blazers. (Swarm and Sting