It has been an emotional ride for the UNC basketball program this season … one with many ups and downs.
For fifth-year wing Leaky Black, it’s not the year he was expecting when he decided to use his COVID-19 season and return to Chapel Hill.
Nonetheless, the Tar Heels still have a chance to get in the NCAA Tournament and once in, anything can happen.
Black spoke to reporters on Thursday ahead of his final home game on Saturday. He discussed many topics, including some conversations he’s had with former players.
One notable conversation was with Danny Green. Green’s message to Black was how sometimes it seems the current guys “don’t care sometimes” by the looks of it on TV.
Leaky said he’s talked to some former players (he mentioned Danny Green as one) and they said it looks like they don’t care on TV sometimes. “I promise you we do,” Leaky said. He also said being looser as opposed to tighter will give off different body language.
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Green was part of some of the most successful North Carolina teams in the last few decades and his words carry a lot of weight within the UNC program.
While Black made it known the team has always been engaged and cares, it’s definitely something that is worth noting and has made its way throughout the locker room.
UNC has won three games in a row, including a signature win over Virginia.
Next up for the Tar Heels is the regular season finale against Duke on Saturday night.