Heels in the Pros: July 21-27

Football training camps begin and MLB keeps kicking; all the while, former Tar Heels keep making news. Let’s see what happened this week.

Baseball

Jun 20, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss in the dugout before the game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Walt Weiss: The former Tar Heel and current Colorado Rockies’ manager is receiving some praise for his managerial duties this season. Though Colorado sits in third place and five games back of the LA Dodgers, the Rockies’ record is greatly improved from the past season. This article is from last week, but it shows what the local media has to say about Weiss.

Rob Wooten: Wooten was drafted in the 13th round by the Brewers in 2008, and Thursday evening he was called up from AAA to join the big league club. Wooten was a Pacific Coast League All Star this season mirroring his success at UNC where the pitcher had a 1.87 ERA as a senior.

Basketball

Ty Lawson: The former UNC point guard is at the Team USA basketball mini camp along with some of the best American players in the world. He made some highlights this week for a shot reminiscent of his game winner while in college vs. Florida State. It was only a scrimmage, but its still a fun shot to watch.

Football

Sylvester Williams: The first round pick of the Denver Broncos signed his contract on Thursday, and did so while wearing a UNC shirt. Williams became a force in the middle of the UNC line after transferring from a JUCO, and if you haven’t read his story, I highly suggest it.

Other

Jim Delaney: The B1G Commissioner is actually a former Carolina student, and Thursday he announced a proposed plan to reform college sports. Whether you agree with the plan or not, its an interesting read and a Tar Heel could be influential in the entire future of college athletics.

Topics: Heels In The Pro's, North Carolina Tar Heels

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