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Tar Heels Receive Commitment From Graduate Transfer Justin Pierce

May 3, 2019 12:23 AM

The UNC Tar Heels added a commitment from William & Mary graduate transfer Justin Pierce.

Pierce, who is ranked #5 in ESPN's graduate transfer rankings, chose the Tar Heels over Michigan and Notre Dame.

Pierce said he wanted to emulate Cam Johnson's role.

"Seeing what type of impact he had early on his career, it made me comfortable to that system, that style of play, because I like to play up-tempo and fast. I think I can make a big impact there. They really need someone on the perimeter with size. It's a really unique opportunity for me. I bring a lot of experience to the table, because they're going to have a lot of young guys. I pride my game on my versatility. I'm going to do whatever it takes to help the team win. I can obviously score and shoot the ball, but I also consider myself an excellent rebounder for my size. I love to get other guys involved, love to pass the ball. They really liked all those three things I can consistently do at a high level. I can impact a game even if my shot isn't going in that game."

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Cole Anthony Commits To North Carolina

Apr 23, 2019 9:14 AM

Cole Anthony has committed to North Carolina.

Anthony is the No. 2 recruit in the ESPN 100.

Anthony is the son of Greg Anthony.


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Coby White Leaves North Carolina To Declare For 2019 NBA Draft

Apr 4, 2019 2:02 PM

Coby White has left North Carolina to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft.

White averaged 16.1 points and 4.1 assists this season, shooting 42.2 percent from the field.

"I just loved every minute of coaching Coby," Williams said. "He committed to us prior to his junior year, so even though he played one season as a Tar Heel, we've known his family for a long time. It's been an honor to have gotten to know them."

White is currently a projected lottery pick.


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Nassir Little Leaves North Carolina For 2019 NBA Draft

Apr 1, 2019 6:12 PM

Nassir Little has declared for the 2019 NBA Draft.

Little was the No. 6 prospect in the ESPN 100 rankings and is currently No. 16 on ESPN's best prospects for the 2019 NBA Draft.

"I am declaring for the 2019 draft with the intention to start my NBA career," Little told ESPN. "I am going to work extremely hard throughout the pre-draft process and my entire career to continue to grow as a player and person. I feel like I have a very high ceiling as a player, and I plan to reach that ceiling through consistent hard work."

Little averaged 9.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while shooting 48 percent from the field

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Duke-UNC Ticket Prices Hit Super Bowl Levels

Feb 20, 2019 10:43 AM

Ticket prices for Wednesday's game between Duke and North Carolina have reached amounts typically reserved for Super Bowls.

The cheapest available tickets for Cameron Indoor Stadium is $2,500.

One ticket to this week's UNC-Duke game sold for $10,652, per Vivid Seats. 

Duke is ranked No. 1 while North Carolina ranks No. 8 with the presence of Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish adding more intrigue to the rivalry game.

"Between Zion Williamson, a No. 1 ranking and this being one of the biggest rivalries in sports, there's intense demand," TickPick marketing strategist Kyle Zorn said. "There's also a limited supply of inventory, which is having a major effect on price. Cameron Indoor Stadium has 13 percent the seating capacity of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. When you factor in that the floor seating is reserved for students, you're left with a short supply -- and massive demand."

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