Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball.
A Night of Pandemic Basketball in the Smith Center
This year’s opener had 92 people watching at tipoff, all relatives of UNC or Charleston players. Four of them walked in with me, at a safe social distance, of course. I stumbled across them as they were searching for the one Smith Center entrance still open. They were the only other people outside the building as I approached from the parking lot. Four people. (All Tar Heels
Which UNC Teams Depended Most Heavily on Freshmen?
North Carolina has six freshmen on this year’s roster, many of whom figure to play significant minutes. Roy Williams
has said that the top two point guards on the team are freshmen—Caleb Love
and RJ Davis—and will play together on the floor much of the time. That’s not to mention post players Day’Ron Sharpe and Walker Kessler or wing Puff Johnson
. (All Tar Heels
Justin Jackson Joins Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder has acquired forward Justin Jackson
from the Dallas Mavericks as part of a three-team trade, Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced Friday. Last season with Dallas, the North Carolina product appeared in 65 games, averaging 5.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in 16.1 minutes per game. (NBA.com
Love, Sharpe Post Solid Outings In Carolina Debuts
Six freshmen got their first taste of college basketball in UNC’s 79-60 season-opening win over College of Charleston in an empty Smith Center on Wednesday night, with Caleb Love
and Day’Ron Sharpe stealing the show for the Tar Heels. Love, who started at guard alongside fellow rookie RJ Davis, led all scorers with 17 points and paced UNC with four assists. (Tar Heel Illustrated
This year has taught Harrison Barnes to give loved ones their flowers
Kings forward Harrison Barnes
will sit on the Board of Directors for the NBA Foundation, created to promote social justice. The 2015 NBA champion recently caught up with HoopsHype to discuss why he wanted to get involved with the NBA Foundation. He also touched on his experience in the bubble as well as what he learned from the late Kobe Bryant and plenty more. (Hoops Hype
10 Things We Learned From UNC Basketball's Season Opener
It took only one game to see that UNC's frontcourt will be one of the best in the nation. After Day'Ron Sharpe
's performance, Armando Bacot
already thinks the UNC double-double record is in jeopardy. "Day'Ron is a beast. I thought I was good on the boards last year, but he might shatter the double-double record with the way he is on the boards." (Inside Carolina
Michael Jordan donates $2 million to Feeding America
Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan
is donating some of his money once again during the Thanksgiving holiday. Feeding America announced Wednesday that Jordan had donated $2 million to help those facing hunger. Proceeds have come from the ESPN documentary about Jordan’s Chicago Bulls team in the 1997-98 season, "The Last Dance." (NBA.com
Quick Hitters - North Carolina vs. College of Charleston
As expected in the first game of the 2020 basketball season, with UNC having played no exhibitions, no scrimmages, relying heavily on freshmen, and still in the middle of COVID-19 protocols, there were moments where the Tar Heels looked great and others where they looked like a team seeing its first action of the season against a team in another jersey. (All Tar Heels
UNC Freshman Caleb Love, "It's a Dream to Be Here"
Twenty minutes into warm-ups, Caleb Love
was notified of his first collegiate start; A start many knew without much confirmation from Roy Williams
. Love entered Chapel Hill after shutting it down in Missouri his senior year; it seems as though he was determined to leave no stone unturned. In his debut, Love finished with 17 points, four assists, and one rebound. (All Tar Heels
Video: Day'Ron Sharpe Records Double-Double In UNC Debut
Playing in his first college game, North Carolina freshman forward Day'Ron Sharpe
came off the bench to record a double-double for the Tar Heels in their 79-60 win over College of Charleston on Wednesday. Sharpe had 13 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, and a block. Here are his highlights.