Watts thankful, excited to begin her WNBA career in Chicago

By R.L. Bynum After another detour to Los Angeles, albeit a much shorter one, and winning a battle for one of 11 Chicago Sky roster spots, Stephanie Watts is ready to start her WNBA career. And she’s thankful. In a league where there are only 12 teams and few available spots, a lot of terrific …

Six former Tar Heels on training-camp rosters as WNBA preseason practice starts

By R.L. Bynum There were six former Tar Heels on WNBA rosters last year and there potentially could be at least six this season. That’s possible even though three who played in the league last season weren’t on a training-camp roster as preseason practice began Sunday. The only former UNC players who were on WNBA …

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 …

UNC women get talented, record-breaking guard transfer in Hodgson

By R.L. Bynum Talented 5-foot-9 guard Eva Hodgson is transferring from William & Mary to North Carolina and will have two years of eligibility in Chapel Hill. Hodgson, who opted out of last season because of COVID-19 concerns, was the CAA rookie of the year in the 2018–19 season and was an All-CAA pick in …

A monster game from Watts in NCAA debut not enough against Alabama

By R.L. Bynum After waiting six years to finally play in an NCAA tournament game, Stephanie Watts did all she could to make it a memorable debut. The 2016 ACC freshman of the year did it all for North Carolina with a 29 points, seven 3-pointers and three blocks, all season-highs, but they weren’t enough …