Cole Anthony ‘super happy’ Roy Williams, Hubert Davis saw him play live

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Now that Roy Williams has retired from the University of North Carolina, the Hall of Famer has had the opportunity to watch some of his former players live in action.

On Thursday, Williams was on hand at Spectrum Center in Charlotte to watch Coby White and the Chicago Bulls face the Hornets. White helped the Bulls to a 120-99 win over the Hornets with 14 points, six assists and four rebounds.

One night later, Williams saw the Orlando Magic with Cole Anthony arrive to play the Hornets.

Anthony produced 20 points, five rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes of work during the 122-112 loss to the Hornets. The performance marked his third 20-point game of the season, and the second during the month of May.

In addition to Williams, new Tar Heels head coach Hubert Davis was also in the building to watch Anthony play. It marked the first time Williams and Davis got to see Anthony in person, something that he will definitely remember for a long time.

“It was pretty cool,” Anthony said. “Coach Hubert Davis was here on the other side so I got a chance to talk to both of them from probably about 20 or 30 feet, but I was still able to see them. I’m super happy about that. I will be going back to Chapel Hill after the season to hang out with my guys. I’m super happy. That’s the first time they got to see me play in person this season.”

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While the result certainly wasn’t what Anthony and the Magic wanted, the 15th overall pick finally had the opportunity to play in front of his college coaches. He may have only spent one season in Carolina Blue, but the impact Williams and his staff had on him will certainly stay with him throughout his career.

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