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Name:Pete Brennan
Hometown:Brooklyn, NY
High School:Saint Augustine
Born:September 23, 1936
Died:June 8, 2012
Height/Weight:6-6, 205
Position:Forward
Notes:1957-58 ACC Basketball Player of the Year

Pete Brennan's shot in '57 Final Four will live on for ages
There’s a case to be argued that Pete Brennan made the most important shot in ACC basketball history. The former UNC star died from cancer...

Lucas: Brennan's Shot Changed History
Pete Brennan always maintained he was all alone when he hoisted the jumper that preserved Carolina's storybook undefeated 1957 championship season. The best shooters, of...

Pete Brennan, Tar Heel Legend, Dies At 75
Tar Heel basketball legend Pete Brennan, the 1958 ACC Player of the Year and a pivotal member of the 1957 NCAA championship, passed away on...

Pete Brennan: Shot of His Life
Today, the shot of his life for Pete Brennan is what he calls a “miracle drug” named Lupron, which he is taking to slow down...

North Carolina immortalizes Brennan
Pete Brennan has received honors before, but he figured at this point of his life the recognition he received for being an outstanding collegiate basketball...

All in the (UNC) family
This has been a remarkable year for Pete Brennan, the 1958 Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball player of the year. On Thursday, Brennan received an...

Somewhere, next coach is developing
"Good coaches somehow know a way to find other good coaches," Pete Brennan said. "Frank McGuire found Dean Smith, and then Dean found Bill Guthridge...

Lucas: Basketball Mailbag Extra
The most free throws ever attempted by a Tar Heel in a season is Lennie Rosenbluth's mark of 376 set during the 1957 season. That's...

Inspired Tar Heels trample Deacons
A quarter-century from now, Tyler Hansbrough hopes he will be invited to return to the Smith Center to celebrate the anniversary of his national championship...

Lucas: Cunningham Loved Being A Tar Heel
Bobby Cunningham, who passed away Tuesday morning, was that quintessential Carolina player: the glue guy. Lennie Rosenbluth was the star of the '57 team. Pete...


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