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Sam Perkins News & Bio


Name:Sam Perkins
Hometown:Latham, NY
High School:Shaker
Born:June 14, 1961 (57)
Height/Weight:6-9, 235
Position:C/F
Notes:Basketball, 1980 McDonald's All-American
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A Case For The Naismith HOF: Sam Perkins?
Sam Perkins was a 3-time first-team All-America at UNC, won a national championship, played in two title games, was UNC’s all-time leading rebounder for 25...

Sam Perkins Named To Collegiate Basketball Hall Of Fame
Three-time All-America Sam Perkins, a standout on some of Dean Smith's greatest UNC teams, is one of six players elected to the National Collegiate Basketball...

Video: UNC beats Houston in 1982 Final Four - March 27, 1982
Sam Perkins scores 25 points and grabs 10 rebounds. Michael Jordan drops in 18 as North Carolina beats Houston, 68-63, in the Final Four semifinal...

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...

Sam Perkins Joins UNC Fundraising Boycott
Former UNC forward Sam Perkins has joined a protest by African American alumni, aiming to boycott UNC's $4.25 billion fundraising campaign. The protest is in...

Tar Heels Today: Berry's kind gesture, Hollins heads to the Super Bowl, recruiting notes, & more
Joel Berry makes a young fan's day, Roy Williams does not make a scheduled recruiting trip, Chase Rice performs for NHL fans, Wayne Ellington is...

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...

Tar Heels Visit Virginia Saturday
Carolina (12-3, 1-1 ACC) plays its second consecutive ACC road game at Virginia (13-1, 2-0) on Saturday, Jan. 6th, at 1 p.m. Luke Maye (18.1...


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