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James Worthy News & Bio


Name:James Worthy
Hometown:Gastonia, NC
High School:Ashbrook
Born:February 27, 1961 (58)
Height/Weight:6-9, 225
Position:Forward
Notes:Basketball, 1979 McDonald's All-American
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UNC basketball usher Bob Ward shares paths with seven decades of Chapel Hill legends
Bob Ward, by virtue of his job as a basketball museum attendant and basketball usher for 35 years, knows Chapel Hill's lore better than maybe...

Remembering when Michael Jordan hit the title-winning shot for UNC in 1982
North Carolina trailed 62-61 in the 1982 NCAA National Championship Game with 32 seconds remaining, and the final shot was only going to one person:...

The Path That Led UNC's Kenny Williams to a Unique College Experience
Kenny Williams grew up a huge Tar Heel fan, a team that featured players who went on to be NBA greats, like Michael Jordan, James...

UNC To Wear 60s-Era Throwback Uniforms Tuesday Night Against NC State
The North Carolina Tar Heels have some of the most classic uniforms in college basketball, as the likes of Michael Jordan, Vince Carter, James Worthy...

Lucas: Nassir Little Making His Own Name
Every day that Nassir Little walks into the Smith Center, he's reminded of how far he's come. Newly mounted outside the door to the basketball...

The Explosive Nassir Little Set to Impress
Roy Williams has coached at the college level for 40 years, working with elite talents like Michael Jordan, James Worthy, and Paul Pierce. But now...

The L.A. Lakers and their North Carolina connections
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has ties to North Carolina besides his recent speaking engagement in Greensboro. His mother was born in Anson County, and he said the...

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...


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