Tar Heel Pros News & Notes

This week's update on former Tar Heel hoopsters. Pictured - Vince Carter

ALL-STAR TAR HEELS

* Vince Carter's start for the Eastern Conference in Sunday's 53rd NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles will mark the 68th time a Tar Heel has been named to an NBA or ABA all-star game roster.

Here's a look at the former North Carolina players that have achieved all-stardom in the NBA and ABA from 1951 to the present:

NBA All-Stars
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VINCE CARTER ... 5 ('00 - '04)
BILLY CUNNINGHAM ... 4 ('69 - '72)
BRAD DAUGHERTY ... 5 ('88, '89, '91 - '93)
WALTER DAVIS ... 6 ('78 - '81, '84, '87)
BOBBY JONES ... 4 ('77, '78, '81, '82)
MICHAEL JORDAN ... 14 ('85 - '93, '96 - '98, '02, '03) Voted the MVP in '88, '96, and '98
BOB McADOO ... 5 ('74 - '78)
CHARLIE SCOTT ... 3 ('73 - '75)
LEE SHAFFER ... 1 ('63)
JERRY STACKHOUSE ... 2 ('00 & '01)
RASHEED WALLACE ... 2 ('00 & '01)
JAMES WORTHY ... 7 ('86 - '92)

That's 12 players with a total of 58 NBA All-Star Game selections.

Note: No game was played in 1999 due to the player lockout.

ABA All-Stars
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LARRY BROWN ... 3 ('68 - '70) Voted MVP in '68
BILLY CUNNINGHAM ... 1 ('73)
BOBBY JONES ... 1 ('76)
DOUG MOE ... 3 ('68 - '70)
CHARLIE SCOTT ... 2 ('71 & '72)

That's 5 players with a total of 10 ABA All-Star Game selections.

With Cunningham, Jones and Scott playing in both NBA & ABA All-Star games, that combines for 14 players with 68 NBA/ABA All-Star Game selections.

TEASLEY A SHOOTING STAR

* Former Tar Heel Nikki Teasley will be part of the festivities at the NBA All-Star weekend in Los Angeles. Teasley, point guard of the Los Angeles Sparks, will be the WNBA representative on the Los Angeles Clippers team in the Shooting Stars competition on February 14 during NBA All-Star Saturday Night. Teasley's teammates will be current Clipper Marko Jaric and former Clipper Terry Cummings.

The shooting contest will also consist of 3-player teams representing Detroit, San Antonio and the Los Angeles Lakers. The event will be televised by TNT.

JONES WINS WITH LATE BURST

* Marion Jones returned to competition on Friday night in New York at the Millrose Games. Jones had a baby last June and had not raced since September 2002.

Jones got out of the blocks for the 60 meter race very slow. The five-time medalist at the 2000 Olympics then surged into the lead at the 30-meter mark and edged Angela Daigle by .03 seconds, with a winning time of 7.21 seconds in the indoor meet held at Madison Square Garden.

"I was able to maintain my composure and pull it through at the end," said a relieved Jones after the victory. "I'm not overly pleased with the time, but I'm going to sleep well. As long as I get a win against that field, I'm pleased."


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