On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the 2018-2019 NBA season tipped off with 13 former Tar Heels making 12 different rosters.
Over the last week, most of these players have gotten the chance to prove how their high level of sportsmanship in college basketball translates to the NBA.
The shortlist for the standout performances from the first week of NBA action featured Reggie Bullock, Danny Green, Justin Jackson and Marvin Williams.
After not playing in the first game of the season due to an illness, Bullock returned to the starting lineup to score 16 points in a 118-116 win over the Chicago Bulls in his season debut for the Detroit Pistons on Saturday. The Pistons have started the year 2-0 for just the second time since the 2008-2009 NBA season.
In the offseason, Green was traded from the San Antonio Spurs to the Toronto Raptors, and he made sure his arrival to Canada was not overshadowed by the performances of All-Stars Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry. In the first three games of the season, Green managed to contribute in almost all areas of the box score, averaging 10 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals, one assist and one block per game.