North Carolina’s Justin Jackson and Duke’s Jayson Tatum are among the five players named Wednesday as finalists for the Julius Erving Award, symbolic of the top small forward in college basketball. Jackson, the ACC’s newly named Player of the Year, is averaging, is averaging 18.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game while shooting a career-best 38.5 percent from 3-point range heading into the postseason. Tatum, a third-team All-ACC and All-Rookie team selection, averages 16.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while his .870 free throw percentage would rank third in the league if he had enough attempts to qualify. The other finalists are Dillon Brooks of Oregon, Josh Hart of Villanova and Josh Jackson of Kansas. The winner of the Erving Award will be announced in April as part of a made-for-television awards show following the season. UNC’s Joel Berry was previously announced as a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award for point guards and Duke’s Luke Kennard is a finalist for the Jerry West Award for shooting guards.
When the 146th Open Championship is contested this week at Royal Birkdale Golf Club, it will be only the 10th time it is played on the links course in Southport, England.Although Royal Birkdale is a […]
PHOENIX — Last week in Memphis, with its national championship hopes on the line against Kentucky, North Carolina turned to its bench to find a hero. And Luke Maye answered the call. Saturday, with the […]
Fifth-year graduate transfer Brandon Harris, who played his first three seasons at LSU, has announced that he will finish his college football career at North Carolina. A 6-foot-3, 218-pound dual threat quarterback, Harris played extensively […]