Morning Heel: UNC Tar Heels Daily News Links


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Sylvester Williams on the NFL Draft:
“I’ve been getting a lot of feedback and have been projected as high as the first round and as low as the second round. The biggest thing about me is really nobody knows. Teams may say ‘I like Sly but really haven’t seen anything yet.’ So I’m just waiting for draft day to see what happens … I don’t want to put my name in a certain spot and it doesn’t happen. I feel like I’m a great player and can bring a lot to a team, like the ability to play right now — a day-one player. I feel like I’ve done everything I can to be drafted as high as possible, so I look forward to it.” (Daily Tar Heel)

Andrew Wiggins: ‘If I went to [Kentucky], we’d win it all for sure’
We won’t know where Andrew Wiggins is going until he makes his official announcement, but he sure seems excited about Kentucky’s potential. Speaking at the McDonald’s All-American Game, Wiggins gushed about Kentucky’s chances if he were to join a group that already includes six McDonald’s and Jordan Brand All-Americans. “If I went to that team we’d win it all, for sure.” (Zags Blog)

Andrew Wiggins stays mum on college choice
Andrew Wiggins brushed off the idea that his college decision could be swayed by his McDonald’s All-American buddies this week in Chicago. “We’re just hanging out,” Wiggins said. “We’re just getting to know one another.” The soft-spoken Wiggins didn’t give much away about his recruitment Sunday at a McDonald’s All-American event at the Ronald McDonald House in Chicago. But it’s likely to be on the minds of many Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina fans. (Chicago Tribune)

No. 1 Tar Heels Take Halted Game, 6-2
Trent Thornton picked up where Benton Moss left off and No. 1 North Carolina completed a 6-2 win over Clemson Monday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium.(

Kendall Marshall played best basketball in last two games
Against the Jazz Wednesday night, former No. 13 overall pick Kendall Marshall had 13 assists and held Utah guard Mo Williams to eight points on 3-of-9 shooting. In Thursday night’s 14-point loss to the Kings, Marshall wasn’t highly effective at the defensive end against Isaiah Thomas, but he became the first Suns rookie since Negele Knight (1991) to have back-to-back 10-assist performances. (Arizona Sports)

Tyler Hansbrough one of the most physical players in the NBA
There’s a reason most of the NBA wants to fight Tyler Hansbrough — he’s one of the most physical players in the game. He’s also been a valuable backup to power forward David West. And when West missed six consecutive games recently with a back injury, Hansbrough stepped into the starting lineup to average 14.8 points and 10.3 rebounds while helping Indiana to a 5-1 record. (Sports Illustrated)

A.J. Blue ready to become North Carolina’s top runner
When A.J. Blue emerged as a dual-threat quarterback at North Gaston High School, he guided the Wildcats to their first-ever state championship game. Now a fifth-year senior at the University of North Carolina, Blue has another daunting task as he will try to replace record-setting soon-to-be NFL draft pick Gio Bernard in the Tar Heels’ lineup. (Gaston Gazette)

UNC Recruiting: Fourth Plumlee On Duke’s Radar
What’s up Tar Heel nation? After the second Duke Carolina game, Duke losing in the ACC tournament, and UNC losing in the NCAA. It is official that the Tar Heels will never have to face Seth Curry, Mason Plumlee, and Ryan Kelly EVER again. There is still Marshall Plumlee and while he lives up to the name with his intense facial expressions. (Keeping It Heel)