Governor Roy Cooper and Seventh Woods in the Executive Mansion
Governor Roy Cooper and Seventh Woods in the Executive Mansion
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Four Corners: Visiting Raleigh
Release: 05/04/2017

CHAPEL HILL—Between the Carolina team visting Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina General Assembly this week, UNC-related NBA Draft news and updates on former Tar Heels in the professional ranks, it's been a busy couple of weeks for Carolina Basketball. 

Catch up on the latest updates:



Theo Pinson withdrew his name from the NBA Draft process on Wednesday morning, announcing his return to the Tar Heels for his senior season.

♦ Pinson's running mate, Joel Berry II, explained to Adam Lucas why he's excited about returning to Carolina for his senior year.

♦ Meanwhile, the work continues on Redemption, the official, behind-the-scenes chronicle of the 2016-17 NCAA championship season. Here's a post from Lucas on the interviews for the inside chronicle of the national title campaign:


If you haven't already, the book can be preordered here, and use the code 01CHAMPS.

♦ Last chance to order 2016-17 official team calendars.



♦ The Tar Heel team had a memorable day on Wednesday, first enjoying the hospitality of admitted Carolina fanatic Governor Cooper and his family in a visit to the Executive Mansion in Raleigh:

Later, the players, coaches and managers visited the General Assembly for a special proclamation at the state capitol, also taking time to meet fans:

Here's a recap from WRAL:

♦ In case you missed it, here's Isaiah Hicks' Tar Heel story, as told in 35 seconds:

♦ UNC asked students on campus to cite their favorite moments from the spring semeseter.  You may enjoy Berry's answer:

♦ Make sure you check out this exclusive wallpaper for your mobile phone, designed by Tony Tucker of @GoHeelsCreative:



♦ The newest is Tar Heel is from the state of Alabama:  Garrison Brooks, who signed a scholarship agreement with UNC to join the incoming freshman class that includes Jalek Felton, a 6-4 guard from West Columbia, S.C.; Brandon Huffman, a 6-9 forward from Anchorage, Alaska; Sterling Manley, a 6-10 forward from Reynoldsburg, Ohio; and Andrew Platek, a 6-4 guard from Schenectady, N.Y.



♦ Former Tar Heel All-America and longtime NBA veteran Jerry Stackhouse had quite a rookie season as the head coach of the Toronto Raptors' affiliate in the NBA Developmental League. The 1995 National Player of the Year led the Raptors 905 team to the 2017 NBADL championship, picking up coach-of-the-year honors along the way.

♦ Stackhouse uses a quote from Dean Smith to inspire his team in the D-League:

Justin Jackson projects as a lottery pick in next month's NBA Draft, at least according this mock draft from DraftExpress.

♦ Michael Jordan returned to Wilmington to film a commercial in his high school.

♦ It sounds like some observers in Dallas are excited about Harrison Barnes' future with the Mavericks.

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