CHAPEL HILL—Sunday will be a big day in Chapel Hill, as the University of North Carolina holds its commencement ceremony at Kenan Stadium. Tar Heels Nate Britt, Kanler Coker, Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks and Stilman White are set to participate in the graduation festivities, culminating a senior year in which they won the NCAA championship.
1. NEWS & NOTES
♦ Don't miss this awesome video featuring Britt and his journey to being an NCAA champion:
♦ Britt seemed to like the video:
And the love and support continues! I love you Tar Heel Nation! 🐏💙 https://t.co/3y0brEjpRn— Nate Britt (@brittnate0) May 10, 2017
♦ At a Tar Heel Tour stop in Lumberton, Roy Williams revealed he never imagined winning more NCAA titles than his mentor, Dean Smith.
2. LAST WEEK
♦ The basketball Tar Heels were one of 16 UNC squads to score a perfect 1000 score in the Academic Progress Report (APR) for the 2015-16 academic year. Seniors Joel James, Brice Johnson, Marcus Paige, Toby Egbuna, Justin Coleman and Spenser Dalton all graduated in 2016.
♦ In the latest Carolina Insider podcast, Jones Angell and Lucas discussed the upcoming championship book and the greatest shots in Tar Heel basketball history:
3. 2017-18 SEASON TIDBITS
♦ Here's a look at 2017-18 rosters for the North Carolina ACC teams from the Winston-Salem Journal.
4. TAR HEELS IN THE PROS
♦ Tar Heel Danny Green came up big in overtime on Tuesday night, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 3-2 series lead against Houston (the Spurs won the series two nights later):
I see ya Danny Green. Seven straight points in OT to win Game 5, Spurs lead 3-2. pic.twitter.com/OrWSwFGDFo— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) May 10, 2017