Carolina’s home non-conference men’s basketball schedule will include games against UNCW, College of Charleston, Gardner-Webb, James Madison and The Citadel. The Tar Heels’ non-conference schedule was announced Friday, as well as an Oct. 28 exhibition game at the Smith Center against Johnson C. Smith.
Last summer, Coach Hubert Davis worked hard to keep a player and it worked out pretty well even after he was unable to do that. It’s hard to know now but that pattern may be repeating itself this summer.
Day’Ron Sharpe has averaged a double-double during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and kept that momentum going on Thursday while Justin Jackson had another solid game. Sharpe collected 20 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks Thursday as his Brooklyn team easily defeated Minnesota 102–83.
Brady Manek continues to make a solid contribution to the Charlotte Hornets’ Summer League team even though his playing time continues to be limited. In 15 minutes off the bench Wednesday afternoon, Manek contributed 12 points and seven rebounds and was +12 in the Hornets’ 91–80 victory in Las Vegas over Cleveland, pushing their record to 2–1.
It’s hard to understand why Justin Jackson wasn’t able to get more than a 10-day contract in the NBA contract last season. All Jackson can do to change that is to take advantage of his opportunities to show what he can do, and he did that Tuesday night. Jackson started and scored a team-high 24 points and five 3-pointers to help the Boston Celtics’ Summer League team hold off a big Golden State rally for a 103–92 victory in Las Vegas. Jackson, who pulled down three rebounds, scored 11 points in the first quarter.
Fans can attend an open Carolina football practice at Kenan Stadium later this month. The gates will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, for the practice that goes from 10 a.m. until noon.