UNC Team Goes Crazy When Justin Jackson Gets Drafted

Justin Jackson was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the No. 15 pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night. North Carolina Tar Heels fans everywhere were pumped, of course, but members of UNC’s current team were thrilled as well.

Check out these awesome reactions from the Tar Heels.

Casually eating a chicken wing in the background might be the best part of this video.


This angle gives an even cooler view. You can see and hear the moment Justin gets drafted and see the awesome reactions from his teammates.

UNC Justin Jackson 15th pick to the Sacramento Kings!!! #UNCBBall #ProHeels #NBADraft

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My favorite part of the video was something I actually didn’t catch the first time around. If you listen to the entire thing, Joel Berry closes in on the TV set and shouts this:


The emotions coming from these Tar Heels are without a doubt raw and real. This Tar Heel team really showcases the true meaning of family. Even when they leave UNC, the connection does not stop.

And many of these guys will get to share the same experience as Justin Jackson when they get drafted in the future. The pride and joy that these players show proves what it truly means to be a Tar Heel.

Tar Heel Born

Tar Heel Bred

Tar Heel Dead

Congrats to Justin Jackson and also congratulations to the other Tar Heels who were drafted:

Tony Bradley was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 28th pick and then traded to the Utah Jazz. Isaiah Hicks signed a free agent deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. Kennedy Meeks signed a free agent deal with the Toronto Raptors. Nate Britt will be joining the Atlanta Hawks summer league team.