Joel Berry

Magnum Opus! Those are two words that explain Joel Berry’s career at the University of North Carolina SO FAR. A work of art. 2 national championship game appearances, 1 chip, Most Outstanding Player Award at the 2017 Final Four, 2 ACC regular season titles, all in 3 years. Boys’ getting it done. But not enough for the league? Fuck em.

I got the Bleacher Report alert straight to my phone on Tuesday, telling me Joel was returning for his senior year at Chapel Hill. Instant thoughts of a repeat championship filled my head. Not many college basketball teams will return the amount of talent Carolina will, not to mention their point guard that’s up for National Player of the Year consideration. Here’s a quote from Joel Berry in his official statement from the school’s website:

I know I can continue to improve my game and be better prepared for the NBA after another year playing against the best college competition in the country. There’s no reason to rush leaving school. I love being a Tar Heel and love playing for Carolina and coach [Roy] Williams.”  

Keep it up Joel, the NBA may not like your measurements but we Carolina fans sure do love your heart. In a time of nothing but one-and-done talk, you make the game of college basketball that much more enjoyable. Get that degree!!!!

Here’s to more wins and less sin…

-Terrence Whaley