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James Worthy News & Bio


Name:James Worthy
Hometown:Gastonia, NC
High School:Ashbrook
Born:February 27, 1961 (59)
Height/Weight:6-9, 225
Position:Forward
Notes:Basketball, 1979 McDonald's All-American
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Triangle Timehop: Today in local college basketball history (March 27)
March 27, 1982: UNC beats Houston in 68-63 in the national semifinal to advance to their second straight national title game - this time against...

Video: Throwback highlight of James Worthy dunk on Sleepy Floyd
March Madness is canceled for 2020, but past iconic moments in NCAA tournament history live on. One of the most notable highlights resurfaced Saturday afternoon...

AP Was There: James Worthy, Michael Jordan lead UNC to 1982 title vs. Georgetown
All-American forward James Worthy and freshman guard Michael Jordan, teamed up to help North Carolina beat Georgetown 63-62 in the NCAA finals on March 29,...

CBS to re-air 1982 UNC-Georgetown, other classic NCAA Tournament games
On Saturday, CBS will air the 1982 national championship game between UNC and Georgetown at noon ET. The ’83 title game between N.C. State and...

K.J.Smith, UNC's Reserves Stay Ready
K.J. Smith never thought it would come like this or here, in the famed facility that fostered the basketball careers of Michael Jordan, James Worthy,...

Even as she stands out, Erin Matson makes it about the team
Anyone who didn't watch Friday's game missed one of the best postseason performances by any Tar Heel, let alone a field hockey player. Think James...

The 25 Greatest Games in UNC Basketball History: No. 2 - The 1982 National Championship Game
The 1981-82 North Carolina Tar Heels played like the best team in the nation all season. James Worthy made the leap to superstar, and sophomore...

Highlighting UNC, Duke, and NC State’s non-conference basketball schedule
The last time the Tar Heels played in Carmichael Arena — 1986 — Roy Williams was an assistant under legendary coach Dean Smith. North Carolina...

Danny Green joins rare company, captures second NBA title
Danny Green became one of the few players who’ve won both an NCAA and an NBA championship, joining NBA legends like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic...

The 25 Greatest Games in UNC Basketball History: No. 16 - Jordan steals and slams Virginia in 1983
The 1983 season began with the Cavaliers ranked No. 1. The Terry Holland-coached squad was led by Ralph Sampson, Rick Carlisle, Othell Wilson, and Craig...


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