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Sam Perkins News & Bio


Name:Sam Perkins
Hometown:Latham, NY
High School:Shaker
Born:June 14, 1961 (59)
Height/Weight:6-9, 235
Position:C/F
Notes:Basketball, 1980 McDonald's All-American

When Tar Heel teammates become foes in the pros
Let’s take a look at some notable instances where Tar Heel teammates ended up doing battle in notable games at the professional level. Michael Jordan,...

Top 30 UNC Basketball Teams Of All-Time: No. 2 - 1981-82
Sam Perkins was a three-time first-team All-America who played 17 seasons in the NBA scoring 15,324 points. James Worthy was named one of the 50...

Top 30 UNC Basketball Teams Of All-Time: No. 21 - 1980-81
The 1980-81 Tar Heels were 18-6 at one point and 22-7 a few weeks later. Not exactly what you'd expect from a North Carolina team...

Sam Perkins' Star-Studded Career Had Links To Mavs, Jordan, Magic, Glove, and Miller
While Sam Perkins’ NBA career wasn’t as decorated as Michael Jordan’s, he established himself as one of college basketball’s most prolific players, and was an...

Quick Hitters Rewind - UNC vs. Duke (March 3, 1984)
Before this game, Mike Krzyzewski was 1-6 against UNC and Duke hadn’t won in Chapel Hill since 1966. With the win, Carolina completed just the...

Video: UNC vs. Virginia Basketball Highlights - Michael Jordan vs. Ralph Sampson
In an epic battle in ACC history, Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins and the No. 1 UNC Tar Heels hosted Ralph Sampson and the No. 2...

Recruiting History: Sam Perkins, Unassuming Star
Sam Perkins was on his way to becoming nothing more than a playground legend when he ran across a man who helped him achieve his...

College Basketball Rewind: ESPN to Air 1984 Classic Featuring North Carolina vs. Maryland
ESPN is taking fans back to the 1983-84 college basketball season on Sunday, May 10, at 3 p.m. ET, with the 1984 matchup between North...

Video: UNC vs. Duke In Michael Jordan's Last Game in Chapel Hill
Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins dominated the second overtime period to win their final home game in Chapel Hill in 1984. This game was full...

Looking back at UNC-Maryland, Michael Jordan vs. Len Bias in 1983
The game pitted UNC sophomore Michael Jordan against Maryland freshman Len Bias. Jordan would go on to be the best NBA player of all-time, while...


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