The Best UNC Tar Heels Basketball Players of All Time

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Who are the best North Carolina TarHeels basketball players of all time? Many colleges have long traditions of NCAA basketball that breed great talent for the NBA. When thinking of some of the best college basketball players of all time, the North Carolina Tar Heels are one of the best. So, who is the best UNC TarHeel of all time? Which Tar Heels do you love?

When it comes to all time North Carolina greats like Michael Jordan and James Worthy must be near the top of the list. The college teammates won the NCAA tournament together in 1982 and both went on to storied NBA careers. Over the years UNC Tar Heels basketball players like Tyler Hansborough, Sean May, Ty Lawson, Vince Carter, and Jerry Stackhouse all put their stamp on Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In 2022, Caleb Love and Armando Bacot led the Tar Heels to the NCAA championship, finishing runners-up. 

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