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UNC Basketball: Tar Heels In The Pros Update: January 23

UNC Basketball: Tar Heels In The Pros Update: January 23

There were some impressive performances this past week from former UNC basketball stars in the NBA. Check out who shined and who continued to struggle to get playing time.

We’re back for another edition of former UNC basketball players’ performances in the NBA over the last week. Phoenix Suns forward Cam Johnson officially returned to action this past week, and he picked up right where he left off.

Elsewhere, Chicago Bulls backup guard Coby White’s name is being brought up in trade rumors once again. Harrison Barnes is showing no signs of slowing down, as he’s having the best season of any Tar Heel. Check out how your favorite former Tar Heels did in the NBA this past week:

Cole Anthony: Orlando Magic

Anthony had arguably his best performance of the season on Friday against the Pelicans. In 26 minutes, the point guard put up 22 points, three rebounds, and four assists.

It was just his third time reaching 20 points in what’s been a difficult 2022-23 campaign for Anthony. He got to the line in that Friday performance, shooting and making a season-high eight free throws.

Season Stats: 28 Games Played (3 starts), 11.6 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 4.2 APG

Harrison Barnes: Sacramento Kings

Barnes continues to be a vital contributor for the Kings, who have surprised many in the West. He had yet another good week, including two 20-point performances.

Against the 76ers on Saturday, Barnes scored 27 points while making six of his nine three-point attempts. His efficiency, as he’s shot 48.5% from the field, is the second-best in his 11-year career.

Season Stats: 45 Games Played (45 starts), 15.5 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 48.5 FG%

Tony Bradley: Chicago Bulls

More of the same for Tony Bradley, who saw just one minute of action on the week. At this point, a demotion down to the G-League may be the best option for the six-year career.

Season Stats: 10 Games Played (0 starts), 2.6 MPG, 1.2 PPG, 1.0 RPG

Reggie Bullock: Dallas Mavericks

Bullock continued his best stretch of the season into the week, combining for 33 points in the first two games of the week. He went 9-for-13 from the three-point line for his third and fourth consecutive games in double figures.

Bullock ended the week with a zero-point performance in 32 minutes against the Clippers on Sunday. Despite the poor finish to the week, he’s showing signs of life of returning to his usual self.

Season Stats: 46 Games Played (30 starts), 6.2 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 35.5 3PT%

Justin Jackson: Boston Celtics

Jackson didn’t appear in a single game on…

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