Back to the North Carolina Tar Heels Newsfeed

Tyler Nickel's High School Basketball Jersey Number Retired

North Carolina Basketball freshman Tyler Nickel received a big honor recently when East Rock High School in Elkton, Va. announced that it is retiring Nickel's No. 5 jersey, which will now hang on the gym wall alongside other team banners. Nickel finished his high school career with 2,909 points, breaking Mac McClung’s all-time Virginia state scoring record.

A new addition to the gym wall! A Varsity Basketball Player will never wear #5 again at East Rock! Congratulations Tyler Nickel! Always Family!— East Rock Basketball (@EastRockHoops) July 29, 2022

Tar Heels Aren't Shying From Stated Mission: It's Title Or Bust
The narrative around the UNC basketball team this season will emanate straight from the Tar Heels’ very mouths.