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The Best North Carolina Tar Heels Point Guards Of All Time

Updated December 4, 2019 1.8k votes 198 voters 2.3k views24 items

List RulesVote up players based just on their UNC careers.

The best North Carolina Tar Heels point guards ever have all had a part in making UNC one of the top-tier Division I college programs in the nation. The early days of the college game were dominated by swift passers and smooth shooters, but even as the game has pivoted more toward versatile swingmen, outside shooters are still a major part of NCAA success.

Older players like Phil Ford and Kenny Smith made their mark in the history of North Carolina's offense with their great performances in the past, as newer players like Ty Lawson and Joel Berry carried on that legacy with tremendous talent and skill. The Tar Heels have had many point guards go on to the NBA, and some even had Hall of Fame-level careers, but it all started with their days starting for North Carolina basketball.

So which of these players from UNC's long history deserves to rank near the top of the list? Who are the best Tar Heels PGs of all-time? Vote below, and if you see any players missing from the list who should be considered, feel free to add them as well.

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  • Phil Ford1

    UNC career: 1974-1978

  • Ty Lawson2

    UNC career: 2006-2009

    2009 NCAA champion

  • Raymond Felton3

    UNC career: 2002-2005

    2005 NCAA champion

  • Joel Berry4
    83
    30

    Joel Berry

    UNC career: 2014-2018

    2017 NCAA champion

  • Kenny Smith5

    UNC career: 1983-1987

  • Marcus Paige6

    UNC career: 2012-2016

  • Ed Cota7

    UNC career: 1996-2000

  • Coby White8
  • Kendall Marshall9

    UNC career: 2010-2012

  • Derrick Phelps10
    60
    24

    Derrick Phelps

    UNC career: 1990-1994

    1993 NCAA champion

  • Jimmy Black11
    49
    22

    Jimmy Black

    UNC career: 1978-1982

    1982 NCAA champion

  • Jeff McInnis12

    UNC career: 1993-1996

  • Larry Brown13

    UNC career: 1960-1963

  • George Karl14

    UNC career: 1970-1973

  • Darrell Elston15
    19
    23

    Darrell Elston

    UNC career: 1971-1974

  • Tommy Kearns16
    21
    28

    Tommy Kearns

    UNC career: 1955-1958

    1957 NCAA champion

  • Jeff Lebo17

    UNC career: 1985-1989

  • Steve Hale18
    17
    23

    Steve Hale

    UNC career: 1982-1986

  • King Rice19
    23
    34

    King Rice

    UNC career: 1987-1991

  • Steve Previs20
    14
    22

    Steve Previs

    UNC career: 1969-1972

  • Dick Grubar21
    15
    26

    Dick Grubar

    UNC career: 1966-1969

  • John Kuester22

    UNC career: 1973-1977

  • 23
    13
    29

    Bobby Frasor

  • Harvey Salz24
    6
    21

    Harvey Salz

    UNC career: 1957-1960