"It's scary because me, I never thought being a walk-on, [that] coming into my senior season, I'd be the leading scorer and be 'the man' of the team," said Noel. "... Also, it's lonely, because all of my friends -- most of the class I came in with -- are gone. But we're going to step up and face it, because we can't run from it. ... And I think we really will shock some people this year."
Noel eyes his future
Raleigh News & Observer
While other soonto-be professional basketball players trained in Washington, D.C., or New York, Marvin Williams decided to stay in Chapel Hill. He traded the glare of big-city lights for the familiar calm of a sleepy southern college town.
Williams won't be obscured for long
Marvin Williams is a rarity - a basketball player who was a reserve in college but projects as an NBA starter. Better make that an NBA star, at least according to some who are paid to evaluate talent.
Off the bench with talent to burn
Marvin Williams needed a car. Projected to go either first or second in tomorrow's NBA draft, the freshman standout from North Carolina's national championship team had places to go and things to do while training this summer in Chapel Hill. He didn't want to rely on his own two sneakers or the kindness of friends.
UNC's M. Williams Stays Low-Key for A High Draft Pick
Sean May was determined to give the Charlotte Bobcats a better show the second time.
After struggling with a sore back and his conditioning in his first workout with the team, the former North Carolina star said he was pleased with his performance Saturday in his second tryout.
UNC's May has better day with Bobcats
"Somewhere between 12 and 17. I'd love to go to Charlotte at No. 5 or 13. Going at No. 12 (L.A. Clippers) would be good. I'd also be happy at 13 or 14, Charlotte or Minnesota."
McCants: I'll be drafted between No. 12, 17
Kentwan Balmer was a two-time All-Conference defensive end wreaking havoc in opposing backfields when he was finishing up his prep career at Weldon High School. Now he's battling for the top spot on the depth chart as a rising sophomore at North Carolina.
Balmer ready for his breakout season
Roanoke Daily Herald