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Phil Ford News & Bio


Name:Phil Ford
Hometown:Rocky Mount, NC
High School:Rocky Mount
Born:February 9, 1956 (64)
Height/Weight:6-2, 171
Position:Guard
Notes:UNC Retired Jersey No. 12; 2x First-Team All-American; 1978 ACC POY; 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist;
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ACC Network picks UNC Basketball's ultimate Starting Five
Wes Durham, who got first pick and chose the Tar Heels, explained his selections for UNC. "I know there’s no James Worthy, but I’ve got...

Top five seasons from a UNC point guard this century
If there's one thing UNC basketball isn't short on, historically speaking, it's point guards. Phil Ford. Kenny Smith. Ed Cota. All grace Tar Heel lore,...

Top 30 UNC Basketball Teams Of All-Time: No. 9 - 1976-77
In the interesting list of "What Ifs" in UNC sports history, sitting at the top might be the 1977 national championship game. UNC's 1976-77 team...

100 in 100: Nash County’s Phil Ford, all-time Tar Heel
Phil Ford was a three-time consensus All-American who won the Wooden Award as the national Player of the Year in 1978. He led UNC to...

Phil Ford, the pure point guard
Phil Ford is regarded as arguably the greatest point guard to ever play for UNC. Ford was the ACC Tournament MVP as a freshman in...

Top 30 UNC Basketball Teams Of All-Time: No. 19 - 1975-76
A team with four gold-medal winning Olympians has to be pretty good, right? That was the case for the 1975-76 Tar Heels. Dean Smith was...

Lucas: Day 3 UNC Point Guard Fan Favorite Voting
Today is the quarterfinal round in the UNC point guard fan favorite bracket. We've reached the point where choices are difficult. You can vote via...

Lucas: Day 1 UNC Point Guard Fan Favorite Voting
Today tips off the voting in the UNC point guard fan favorite bracket. Today's matchups include some very difficult decisions, and you can vote all...

Antawn Jamison is UNC's overlooked legend when it comes to men's basketball
In the last 50 years of UNC basketball, just four players have won national player of the year awards. Michael Jordan, Phil Ford, and Tyler...

Triangle Timehop: Today in local college basketball history (March 26)
March 26, 1977: UNC beats UNLV 84-83 to advance to Dean Smith's second national title game. Carolina trailed at the half - remember, this UNC...


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