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UNC’s Brice Johnson Throws Down Huge Dunk Off Marcus Paige Inbounds Pass

Although they didn’t get the type of results that they would have hoped for Saturday against Kentucky, North Carolina showed that they have almost as much size/athleticism as the top team in the country. Watch as Brice Johnson throws down after catching an oop during the first-half from Marcus Paige. [Vine] The post UNC’s Brice Johnson Throws Down Huge Dunk Off Marcus Paige Inbounds...
Via Diehardsport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC basketball: Observations from loss to Kentucky

North Carolina took on top ranked Kentucky on Saturday, and while the Wildcats cruised to a double digit win, the Tar Heels did make the game at least semi-interesting halfway through second half. Kentucky is going to serve as a measuring stick for every other team in the country this season, so let’s take a look at some lessons learned. The Heels Can’t Score in the Halfcourt...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC basketball: Areas for Improvement

With the Tar Heels sitting at a disappointing 5-2, let’s take a look at some areas they can improve on. 3-point Shooting There are 311 D-1 basketball programs in the nation and North Carolina currently ranks 296th in 3-point field goal percentage with a sizzling 28.8%. This number represents an average, so some players are shooting even worse. Justin Jackson and J.P. Tokoto are...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC basketball: The rise of Marcus Paige

Coach Roy Williams stopped practice several times just to send a simple message to his players: Marcus Paige “is our best player, and don’t forget that”. I just wish Roy had stopped practice last season to deliver that message as a few players would have done well to take note- looking at you McAdoo. Let’s breakdown everyone’s favorite Tar Heel and decide what’s in store...
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige is the best guard in the country

Mike DeCourcy ranked junior Marcus Paige as the best point guard in the country however Paige in my opinion is the best guard in the country whether it is at the one or two.  When North Carolina lost PJ Hairston for the 2013-2014 season Marcus Paige knew he had to be aggressive offensively.  North Carolina’s lack of perimeter scoring forced Paige to spend a lot of time playing...
Via SCACC Hoops
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Point Guard Marcus Paige Trolls A Duke Fan On Twitter With Children’s Book Reference

There are not a lot of negatives to being a star collegiate athlete, but dealing with fans of opposing teams on Twitter is one of them. Marcus Paige was mocked by a Duke fan on Twitter earlier Thursday, and the North Carolina star point guard’s response to the troller is as good as it gets.  @marcuspaige5 I bet it is awesome…no class……EVER — Private (@Jasonwfan22) April...
Via College Spun
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC’s Marcus Paige Announced He Will Return for His Junior Season

North Carolina star Marcus Paige announced via Twitter that he will forego the NBA draft this year and instead will be returning to school next year for his junior season, sort of. Time to move on and focus on improving this offseason. Next year has a chance to be special! — Marcus Paige (@marcuspaige5) March 25, 2014 Some are arguing that this was a generic tweet about UNC basketball...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige’s Sister Posts Heartfelt Message About Her Brother After UNC’s Loss

The North Carolina Tar Heels, like many of their ACC colleagues, won’t be marching onto the Sweet 16 this season after falling to Iowa State in an absolutely incredible game Sunday afternoon. But it’s not for the lack of effort by sophomore guard Marcus Paige. Paige, who more than doubled his scoring average this past season, repeatedly put the team on his back during a year...
Via College Spun
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Paige hits Game Winner, and scores 31 in 2nd half

Marcus Paige is the best 2nd half player in the country. That was once again on display in North Carolina’s one point overtime victory over NC State. Paige scored 35 points in the game but the most important of those points came with time close to expiring in overtime. After a TJ Warren free throw to give NC State a 1 point lead, Paige had 7 seconds to do his magic. He took...
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC basketball: Tar Heels caught streaking

After a 1-4 start to conference play and sole possession of last place, the North Carolina Tar Heels’ men’s basketball team currently holds a four-game winning streak and are right back in the thick of things in the ACC. So the headline may have been deceiving. You may have been expecting a much more entertaining article involving players actually streaking Will Ferrell style...
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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