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James Worthy News & Bio


Name:James Worthy
Hometown:Gastonia, NC
High School:Ashbrook
Born:February 27, 1961 (57)
Height/Weight:6-9, 225
Position:Forward
Notes:Basketball, 1979 McDonald's All-American
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Charlie Scott to be Inducted Into Basketball Hall of Fame by Group Including Roy Williams
It was announced in March that UNC legend Charlie Scott–the first black scholarship athlete in the school’s history–would be part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball...

Danny Green reveals his top 5 UNC players ever
Toronto Raptors forward Danny Green shared his top-five players from his alma mater, UNC. Michael Jordan and James Worthy usually go hand-in-hand for every Tar...

UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 1-10
10. James Worthy (1979-82, PF, Gastonia, N.C.) Worthy in 1982 remains the only Tar Heel to complete the postseason Triple Crown: MVP of the ACC...

James Worthy honors former high school coach, awards scholarships
Gastonia-raised basketball great James Worthy had a surprise up his sleeve for his former Ashbrook High School coach. Worthy informed Larry Rhodes that he has...

Aggies look to overcome North Carolina mystique in second-round matchup
North Carolina’s lineage and history are as rich as any college basketball program in the country. Michael Jordan is among the Tar Heels decedents. So...

Aaron Rohlman sets Gaston County history at North Carolina
Aaron Rohlman became the third Gaston County player in history to start a game for UNC on Tuesday. Rohlman, a 2014 Huss graduate, played two...

Video: James Worthy Honored for Global Work
Former Los Angeles Lakers great and North Carolina legend James Worthy was honored with the Global Ambassador Award during the 2018 NBA All-Star Legends Brunch...

James Worthy on All-Star Memories, Michael Jordan's Competitiveness
James Worthy: "Michael Jordan doesn't take anything lightly. It could be a game of backgammon or it could be the NBA Finals, they're treated the...

James Worthy, Sam Perkins among NBA greats moved by National Civil Rights Museum and legacy of MLK
Penny Hardaway motioned to Sam Perkins. “Hey, Perkins, look,” he said. Hardaway pointed to a photo of a black man hanging from a noose, along...

Memphis Grizzlies to honor Sam Perkins, James Worthy as part of MLK Jr. Celebration game
On Monday, Jan. 15, the Memphis Grizzlies, National Civil Rights Museum, and City of Memphis will host the 16th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration...


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