Tar Heels in NBA: White, Anthony each return to starting lineups, have big games

By R.L. Bynum After 15 games coming off the Chicago Bulls’ bench, the misfortune of two teammates gave Coby White a chance to prove that he deserves more playing time. He took full advantage of his chance. Starting for the first time since March 12, White collected 27 points, five rebounds, seven assists and only …

Stretch-four forward Manek transferring to UNC

By R.L. Bynum Hubert Davis dipped in the transfer portal again on Friday, luring Oklahoma forward Brady Manek, a former four-star recruit, to Carolina. Manek, who entered the transfer portal on April 2, announced his decision on Twitter Friday afternoon. https://twitter.com/BradyManek/status/1383141372887113730 The 6–foot–8 stretch-four forward will be a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility …

Sparks pick Watts No. 10 overall in first round of the WNBA draft

By R.L. Bynum After one season back in Chapel Hill, it’s a return to Los Angeles for Stephanie Watts after she became the 21st player in Carolina history to be picked in the WNBA draft and the ninth to go in the first round. The 5–11 guard became only the second Carolina player to be …

Tar Heels in NBA: Anthony wins latest matchup with White; Bullock, Knicks keep rolling

By R.L. Bynum The third battle between recent Carolina point guards went decidedly in Cole Anthony’s favor on a tough night for Coby White. Anthony, in his fifth game since returning from a rib injury, collected 10 points, three rebounds, five assists and only one turnover for a 10.1 game score in Orlando’s 115–106 road …

Tar Heels in NBA: Johnson leads surge from bench for hot Suns; Davis has 10 rebounds in 10 minutes in first game since Feb. 8

By R.L. Bynum The Phoenix Suns rolled to their third consecutive victory and 10th in their last 11, and a big credit went to their reserves, led by Cameron Johnson. Johnson led four reserves to score in double figures with 15 points, eight in the second quarter, as Phoenix earned a 107–86 home victory over …