In one of the biggest offseason stories for UNC basketball, former Tar Heel Deon Thompson now has a Roy Williams tattoo.
Thompson, who played at UNC from 2009 to 2010, posted a picture of the leg tattoo on his Instagram story.
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Williams seemed to be unaware of Thompson’s tattoo before he was shown a picture during Tuesday’s press conference.
“Tattoos, I hate them,” Williams said. “I think they look bad on me, so that’s the reason I don’t have them.”
Williams said he encourages his student-athletes not to get tattoos while they are enrolled at UNC, but understands that before and after their college careers is up to them.
A California native, Thompson played a big role on Carolina’s 2009 national championship team. He averaged 10.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per game while shooting 49.2 percent from the field.
After UNC, Thompson went undrafted and joined the Minnesota Timberwolves before starting an international career that has included stops in Greece, Germany, and China.
The tattoo seems to have been a recent addition by Thompson to commemorate his college coach, because Williams was adamant he would have remembered seeing it.
“I think I would have remembered that sucker if I had seen it before,” Williams said.
Featured image via @DeThompson9