Reggie Bullock

Detroit Pistons Agree to Resign Former UNC Guard Reggie Bullock

Former UNC guard Reggie Bullock agreed Monday to resign with the Detroit Pistons for two years and $5 million. The second year of Bullock’s contract is not guaranteed, but the $2.4 million he’s set to earn next season is a slight pay raise from the $2.2 million he made a year ago. Bullock averaged a career high 4.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per night with the Pistons in 2016-17, although he appeared in just 31 games. The 6-foot-7 native of Kinston, North Carolina will likely return to a similar role as a reserve next year under head coach Stan...

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Head Tar Heel Roy Williams Looks Back On 2012-2013

CHAPEL HILL- Despite a season-ending loss to Kansas Sunday, the predominately young North Carolina men’s basketball team has a lot to celebrate including Head Coach Roy William’s 700th victory, 25 total wins, three talented incoming recruits, and two seniors finishing a successful career. Here is Williams on the season. “It was a fun year,” says Williams. “It was a year filled with ups and downs and every time it was bad the kids bounced back and did some good things. At the end of the season they kept getting better and better and better. As a coach you love that, but you hate the way it ended in the second half against Kansas.” The win Friday night against Villanova marked Williams’ 700th victory in just 879 games. Although the Tar Heels were led mostly by lower classmen, Williams was still impressed with the season. “We treated a lot of the season with kid gloves,” says Williams. “We tried to pamper them somewhat and truly tried to push them and keep them focused. They really did a nice job of it. I was extremely proud and it was a fun team to be around.” Williams speaks highly of some of his younger players. “Big Joel [James], he’s just the kind of kid that you like,” says Williams. “James Michael [McAdoo], you just like. Marcus Paige, you want to put your arm around him and adopt him. And Reggie...

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Reggie Bullock To Enter 2013 NBA Draft

CHAPEL HILL – Reggie Bullock’s basketball career as a Tar Heel has come to an end. UNC Athletics released a statement on Tuesday officially announcing that this season’s third-leading scorer has decided to enter the 2013 NBA Draft. The junior tallied 13.9 points per game in the 2012-2013 season in which North Carolina finished third in the regular season, runner up in the ACC tournament, and was knocked out of the NCAA tournament by Kansas in the Round of 32. Bullock was also looked to as an emotional leader in a year that Carolina was tagged as a “young team” without a known leader heading into the season. He and Dexter Strickland were the only players with more than two years playing experience. Bullock was projected to be chosen late in the first round or early in the second on some mock drafts. At the time of the announcement, multiple mock drafts didn’t have the guard listed. Tuesday morning before the official announcement was made, Bullock’s Twitter account (@DaBully35) was being lit up from teammates and members of the Carolina community wishing him luck in the future. Sophomore P.J. Hairston announced on Friday that he will remain at Carolina for his junior year. Sophomore James Michael McAdoo is the final player whose future as a Tar Heel is in question, as far as the 2013 NBA Draft is concerned....

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Heels Seek Revenge Against Kansas After 2012 Elite Eight

KANSAS CITY-The eighth-seeded UNC men’s basketball team is coming off a big win Friday evening against Villanova in the NCAA’s tournament—but on Sunday evening, they’ll have to take on No. 1 seeded Kansas in Kansas City, which might prove a much taller task. Still, head UNC coach Roy Williams, who once coached at Kansas and hit his 700th career win on Friday, says the milestone was even more special because it happened on old stomping grounds. “When something like that happens, you usually like to have it happen at home, so your family and friends can be there,” he says. “But, if I were to choose another place, this is a fantastic one, because it was 15 great years of my life in this area.” During last year’s Elite Eight, Kansas ousted the Heels, who were hurt by the injury absence of former star point guard Kendall Marshall. This year, the Jayhawks haven’t showed many signs of slowing down; they took the Big 12 Conference Championship and sit at an impressive record of 30-5 overall—but one of those losses came to Oklahoma, who only managed a no. 10 seed for the NCAA tournament, and two others came to Baylor andTCU, who were both left without invitations to the Big Dance. Jayhawk senior center Jeff Withey was ranked third nationally in blocks for the regular season, with an average of almost four per game—meanwhile, no current Tar...

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Heels Hoping Nova Doesn’t Go

KANSAS CITY – The NCAA Tournament begins for Carolina on Friday night, when the eighth-seeded Tar Heels take on ninth-seeded Villanova at 7:20 in Kansas City. Many Carolina fans are already looking ahead to the round of 32—when the Heels would likely take on Kansas—but Andrew Jones of FoxSportsCarolinas.com says the Wildcats present a major challenge of their own. “Carolina’s won 24 games without notching a really good win,” he says. “If they win this game, (it) might be their best win of the year up to that point.” Still, Carolina enters the tourney riding high: since switching to its smaller lineup in February, the Heels have lost only three games—all to Duke and Miami, both of which are ranked in the top 10. That late-season run had many observers projecting UNC as a six- or seven-seed in the tournament. Receiving a no. 8 seed was something of a disappointment—especially with the prospect of a matchup with Kansas, Roy Williams’ former team, in Kansas City on Sunday. Jones says the Heels deserved better. “To be an 8 (seed), and then to put them in that situation (having to face the Jayhawks in Kansas), I think is just wrong,” he says. “I think UNC got screwed–I think all four ACC teams (in the tournament) got screwed.” Nevertheless, Jones says he’s picking Carolina to win narrowly on Friday. The Tar Heels enter the...

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Heels Hoping Nova Doesn’t Go

KANSAS CITY – The NCAA Tournament begins for Carolina on Friday night, when the eighth-seeded Tar Heels take on ninth-seeded Villanova at 7:20 in Kansas City. Many Carolina fans are already looking ahead to the round of 32—when the Heels would likely take on Kansas—but Andrew Jones of FoxSportsCarolinas.com says the Wildcats present a major challenge of their own. “Carolina’s won 24 games without notching a really good win,” he says. “If they win this game, (it) might be their best win of the year up to that point.” Still, Carolina enters the tourney riding high: since switching to its smaller lineup in February, the Heels have lost only three games—all to Duke and Miami, both of which are ranked in the top 10. That late-season run had many observers projecting UNC as a six- or seven-seed in the tournament. Receiving a no. 8 seed was something of a disappointment—especially with the prospect of a matchup with Kansas, Roy Williams’ former team, in Kansas City on Sunday. Jones says the Heels deserved better. “To be an 8 (seed), and then to put them in that situation (having to face the Jayhawks in Kansas), I think is just wrong,” he says. “I think UNC got screwed–I think all four ACC teams (in the tournament) got screwed.” Nevertheless, Jones says he’s picking Carolina to win narrowly on Friday. The Tar Heels enter the...

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