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Sam Perkins News & Bio


Name:Sam Perkins
Hometown:Latham, NY
High School:Shaker
Born:June 14, 1961 (58)
Height/Weight:6-9, 235
Position:C/F
Notes:Basketball, 1980 McDonald's All-American

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...

Carolina Insider Podcast: Sam Perkins joins the Pod and the 2019 Poddy Awards
This episode of the Carolina Insider Podcast includes a Tar Heel news catch-up. Then UNC and NBA great Sam Perkins discusses winning the 1982 NCAA...

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...

They produced in the NBA, but how good were their college teams?
The most NBA points of any college team in history belonged to the 1984 Tar Heels. Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Brad Daugherty, Kenny Smith, Joe...

Sam Perkins Gives Back With Annual Youth Camp, NBA Cares Program
Sam Perkins’ playing career might be long over, but the former UNC star still finds a way to give back to the community that cheered...

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:...

Slideshow: Greatest moments in the North Carolina-Duke rivalry
1984: Jordan's last home game - This contest was the last home game for Tar Heels Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, and Matt Doherty. Down two...

Former UNC star Sam Perkins on Silent Sam statue: 'Of course I am going to speak out'
Part of the reason Sam Perkins was inspired to speak out against Silent Sam was the lessons he’d learned from legendary former UNC basketball coach...

College basketball greats, including Sam Perkins, celebrated in Kansas City
On Sunday in downtown Kansas City, the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame celebrated its class of 2018. "I can't put it into words," said...

Sam Perkins To Enter Collegiate Basketball Hall Of Fame Sunday
Three-time All-America Sam Perkins, a standout on some of Dean Smith's greatest teams at North Carolina, will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall...


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