McCants hit a team-leading 78 three-pointers, shot 74.8 percent from the free throw line, averaged 4.6 rebounds per game and was second on the Tar Heels with 53 steals. Tuesday evening the third-team Associated Press All-America also received the Jimmie Dempsey Award, which is presented to the team's overall statistical leader.
Manuel received the Carmichael-Cobb Award as the team's best defender. Earlier this year, he was one of five players selected to the All-ACC Defensive Team as selected by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Manuel also won the Foy Roberson Award as the Tar Heels' Most Inspirational Player.
Other award winners Tuesday included sophomore guard Wes Miller, who received the Rick Sharp Award as the player who contributed the most behind the scenes; Phillip McLamb, a senior from Charlotte, who won the athletic director's scholar-athlete award; and Reyshawn Terry, who won the Butch Bennett Award as the freshman who best exemplifies determination, sportsmanship and sacrifice for the good of the team.
Statistical award winners were sophomore guard Raymond Felton (highest free throw percentage, .810, and most assists, 213); sophomore center Sean May (highest rebounding average, 9.8); and sophomore forward David Noel (highest field goal percentage, .562).
The evening was capped by senior speeches by McLamb, Burlington, N.C., native Jonathan Miller and Greensboro, N.C., native Damien Price.