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The Greatest UNC Tar Heels Basketball Players of All Time

Updated April 25, 2020 28.7k votes 4.0k voters 73.4k views51 items

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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. Here is a list of the best North Carolina Tar Heels of all time! Take a look at this list of UNC Tar Heels basketball players and vote up your favorites! 

From famous all time North Carolina greats like Michael Jordan and James Worthy, to other lesser known players, this a great list of the top UNC Chapel Hill Tar Heels basketball players. So, take a look at these greatest Tar Heels basketball players and vote up the ones you like the best! Who are the greatest University of North Carolina basketball players of all time? The best basketball players ever in North Carolina history? Be sure to vote up your favorites!

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    Michael Jordan

    Shooting guard

    1981 - 1984

    NCAA Champion (1982)

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    James Worthy

    Small forward

    1979 - 1982

    NCAA Champion (1982)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1982)

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    Vince Carter

    Small forward

    1995 - 1998

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    Bob McAdoo

    Power forward, Center

    1971 - 1972

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    Antawn Jamison

    Small forward, Power forward

    1995 - 1998

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    #50 of 56 People Who Should Be in the Basketball Hall of Fame#11 of 29 The Best NCAA Small Forwards of the 90s

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    Phil Ford

    Point guard

    1974 - 1978

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    #65 of 69 All NBA Rookie Of The Year Award Winners, Ranked#6 of 18 The Best NCAA Point Guards of the 1970s

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    Sam Perkins

    Power forward, Center

    1980 - 1984

    NCAA Champion (1982)

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    Jerry Stackhouse

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    1993 - 1995

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    Kenny Smith

    Point guard

    1983 - 1987

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    #63 of 150 The Greatest Point Guards in NBA History#24 of 27 The Best '90s Point Guards

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    Tyler Hansbrough

    Power forward, Center

    2005 - 2009

    NCAA Champion (2009)

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    1982 - 1986

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    Walter Davis

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    1973 - 1977

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    #15 of 26 The Best NBA Shooting Guards of the 80s#12 of 23 The Best NBA Shooting Guards of the 70s

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    Charlie Scott

    Shooting guard

    1967 - 1970

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    Billy Cunningham

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    1962 - 1965

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    #209 of 269 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#53 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History

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    Rasheed Wallace

    Small forward, Power forward

    1993 - 1995

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    Ty Lawson

    Point guard

    2006 - 2009

    NCAA Champion (2009)

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    Danny Green

    Shooting guard

    2005 - 2009

    NCAA Champion (2009)

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    George Lynch

    Small forward, Power forward

    1989 - 1993

    NCAA Champion (1993)

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    Joel Berry

    Point Guard

    2014 - 2018

    NCAA Champion (2017)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2017)

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    Hubert Davis

    Shooting guard

    1988 - 1992

    Hubert Ira Davis, Jr. (born May 17, 1970) is a retired American professional basketball player...  more
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    Wayne Ellington

    Shooting guard

    2006 - 2009

    NCAA Champion (2009)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2009)

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    2012 - 2016

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    Bobby Jones

    Small forward

    1971 - 1974

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    #16 of 29 The Greatest Small Forwards of the 1980s#13 of 23 The Best Power Forwards of the '70s

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    Harrison Barnes

    Small forward, Power forward

    2010 - 2012

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    Luke Maye

    Forward

    2015 - present

    NCAA Champion (2017)