Day’Ron Sharpe and Justin Jackson finished their NBA Summer League play Saturday night with Sharpe’s Brooklyn team knocking off Jackson’s Boston team 102–96 and Sharpe putting up his fourth double-double in five games.
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.
Justin Jackson, who played one game for the Boston Celtics last season, joined their Summer League team on Monday and scored 10 points in a 111–109 victory against another one of his former teams, the Milwaukee Bucks.
While he may not be getting much of a chance to show what he can do, the Charlotte Hornets’ Summer League team has thrived with Brady Manek on the court in the first weekend of games in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Day’Ron Sharpe has been impressive and wowed the crowd with a Sunday dunk.
When it’s UNC’s turn during ACC Network School Takeovers on Tuesday, you’ll see 10 memorable victories in nine sports from the last school year that aired on an ESPN channel. You won’t see the Tar Heels’ Final Four victory over Duke because that aired on TBS, but you’ll get a chance to relive their 94–81 victory in Durham to ruin Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s last home game (6 p.m.), a softball no-hitter, an amazing football comeback and three ACC Tournament championship wins.
Brady Manek makes his professional basketball debut Friday in the NBA’s 11-day Las Vegas Summer League that begins Thursday. Manek and Day’Ron Sharpe are the only Tar Heels who will play in the league. Each NBA team has representation and will play five games between Thursday and July 16, and every game will be televised.
By R.L. Bynum Justin Jackson was feeling the patriotism as he helped the United States World Cup Qualifying Team advance to the second round of the Americas Qualifiers with an 87–64 Fourth of July victory in Havana over host Cuba. Jackson, 27, followed up a record 26-point game in an 83–75 Saturday win against Puerto…