Tar Heels Place 12 on ACC 50 Team

The University of North Carolina placed 12 players on the Atlantic Coast Conference's alltime men's basketball team as selected by a panel of more than 100 media, coaches and school administrators. The 12 players are more than any other school in the league.

Carolina's selections include Lennie Rosenbluth (1954-57), Billy Cunningham (1962-65), Larry Miller (1965-68), Charles Scott (1967-70), Bobby Jones (1971-74), Walter Davis (1973-77), Phil Ford (1974-78), James Worthy (1979-82), Sam Perkins (1980-84), Michael Jordan (1981-84), Brad Daugherty (1982-86) and Antawn Jamison (1995-98).

Three of the players - Cunningham, Worthy and Jordan - were members of the NBA's Greatest 50 Players Team. Cunningham is also a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Rosenbluth, Ford, Worthy, Jordan and Jamison each won National Player of the Year honors while at UNC. Ford, Jordan and Jamison were consensus winners.

Rosenbluth, Miller (twice), Ford, Jordan and Jamison each were named ACC Player of the Year.

Rosenbluth led the 1957 team to a 32-0 record and the NCAA championship. Worthy, Perkins and Jordan were stars on the 1982 team that also won an NCAA title.


Billy Cunningham (1963-1965)
"The Kangaroo Kid" won three ACC rebounding titles in a row ... Averaged 24.8 points and 15.4 rebounds per game ... His career scoring average is second-best all-time at UNC ... Three-time All-ACC and ACC Player of the Year in 1965 ... his 15.4 rebound average is UNC's best all-time ... Had 22 double-doubles in 24 games as a junior and 60 in 69 career games ... Member of Basketball Hall of Fame and 50 Greatest NBA Players.

Brad Daugherty (1983-1986)
Two-time first-team All-ACC and first-team All-American in 1986 ... Set UNC record for career field goal percentage at .620 ... Is still No. 3 in UNC and ACC history in field goal percentage ... Is the eighth-leading scorer and sixth-leading rebounder in Carolina history ... Averaged 20.4 points and 9.0 rebounds and shot 64.8 percent FG as a senior ... Just the second player in ACC history to average 20 points and shoot over 60 percent from the field in a season ... No. 1 overall pick in NBA Draft.

Walter Davis (1974-1977)
Ranks ninth at Carolina with 1,863 points and 12th in assists with 409 ... Posted a field goal percentage of 53.1 and hit 77.3 percent of his free throws ... Played on teams that posted a 98-23 record and won two ACC championships ... One of UNC's best defenders ever ... Hit one of the most famous shots in Carolina history, a 35-foot jumper at the buzzer which capped an eight-point rally against Duke in 1974 ... First-team All-ACC, All-East Regional and All-Final Four in 1977 ... Was a member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic basketball team.

Phil Ford (1975-1978)
One of college basketball's greatest point guards ... Perfected the "Four Corners" offense ... UNC's all-time leading scorer with 2,290 points and third in assists with 753 ... Averaged 18.6 points and 6.1 assists per contest ... Averaged 23.6 points per game in the ACC Tournament during his four-year career ... Was a member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic team which won the gold medal in Montreal ... Wooden Award winner and three-time All-American (two-time consensus) ... ACC Player of the Year ... Three-time first-team All-ACC and two-time ACC Athlete of the Year ... MVP of ACC Tournament as a freshman ... One of five male athletes to win ACC Athlete of the Year honors twice.

Antawn Jamison (1996-1998)
Unanimous National Player of the Year, ACC Athlete of the Year and ACC Player of the Year in 1998 ... Fourth in UNC history with 1,027 rebounds and seventh with 1,974 points ... Won ACC Player of the Week a record 12 times ... First-team All-ACC in each of his three seasons ... Led UNC to ACC titles and Final Four berths in 1997 and 1998 ... Averaged ACC-best 22.2 points and 10.5 rebounds in 1998 ... 1998 ACC Tournament MVP ... Fourth overall pick in NBA Draft.

Bobby Jones (1972-1974)
One of the most complete players ever to play at Carolina ... One of two players to lead the ACC in field goal percentage three times ... Is fourth in UNC history in career field goal percentage at 60.8 percent ... He averaged 13.7 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest for his career ... Earned All-America honors from the USBWA and All-ACC honors in 1974 ... Averaged 16.8 points and 9.8 rebounds as a senior ... Finalist last year for Basketball Hall of Fame induction.

Michael Jordan (1982-1984)
Arguably the best player to ever play the game ... Consensus National Player of the Year, ACC Player of the Year and ACC Athlete of the Year in 1984 ... Sporting News National Player of the Year in 1983 ... All-American in 1983 and 1984 ... Hit the game-winning shot in 1982 NCAA championship game ... Averaged 17.7 points and 5.0 rebounds per game ... Played for U.S. Olympic gold medal-winning teams in 1984 and 1992 ... Led Carolina to an 88-13 record.

Larry Miller (1966-1968)
One of only two players to win MVP of the ACC Tournament on two occasions ... He is the only Tar Heel and one of nine players to be named ACC Player of the Year twice ... Scored in double figures a school-record 64 consecutive games and is still UNC's sixth-leading scorer and 12th-leading rebounder ... Scored 21.8 points and pulled down 9.2 rebounds per game ... Led UNC to ACC titles and Final Four berths in 1967 and 1968 ... First-team All-American and ACC Player of the Year in 1967 and 1968 ... ACC Athlete of the Year in 1968 ... Scored 32 points on 13 of 14 field goals vs. Duke in 1967 ACC championship game ... ACC Tournament MVP in 1967 and 1968.

Sam Perkins (1981-1984)
Carolina's all-time leading rebounder and its second-leading scorer ... One of only four Tar Heels to be a first-team All-American three times ... Scored 2,145 points, grabbed 1,167 rebounds and blocked 245 shots ... Consensus All-American and National Player of the Year finalist in 1983-84 ... ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC Tournament MVP in 1981 ... Led Carolina to a 117-21 record ... Starting center on 1982 NCAA champions team ... He and Tim Duncan are the only players in the ACC Top 25 in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage ... Three-time first-team All-ACC ... Earned three All-NCAA Regional Team awards ... 1984 Olympian.

Lennie Rosenbluth (1954-1957)
1957 National Player of the Year ... Was the scoring leader of UNC's undefeated 1957 national champions ... Holds UNC career (26.9) and season (28.0) scoring average records ... Three-time All-ACC selection ... ACC Player and Athlete of the Year in 1957 ... MVP of 1957 ACC Tournament, NCAA Regional and Final Four ... Consensus first-team All-American in 1957 ... Averaged a double-double for his career (26.9 points and 10.4 rebounds) ... Chosen by NCAA panel to All-1950s Team.

Charles Scott (1968-1970)
One of the first black athletes to earn an athletic scholarship at a Southern university ... Led UNC to ACC championships and Final Fours in 1968 and 1969 ... Averaged 22.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game in his career ... UNC's fifth-leading all-time scorer ... Three-time All-ACC ... First-team All-American in 1969 and 1970 ... Co-ACC Athlete of the Year in 1970 ... Averaged 27.1 points as a senior and was an Academic All-American that year ... Scored 40 points in the 1969 ACC Tournament finals against Duke ... Named by NCAA Panel to All-1960s Team ... 1968 Olympian.

James Worthy (1980-1982)
National Player of the Year in 1982 and MVP of the 1982 NCAA Tournament as he led the Tar Heels to the title ... Scored 28 points against Georgetown in the national finals ... One of seven UNC players to have his jersey number retired ... Unanimous first-team All-American in 1982 ... ACC Athlete of the Year and first-team All-ACC in 1982 ... Averaged 12.5, 14.2 and 15.6 points per game in his three seasons ... Number one overall selection in 1982 NBA Draft ... Finalist last year for the Basketball Hall of Fame and one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players ... Chosen by NCAA panel to All-1980s Team.

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