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    When you mention basketball and the number 23, you most likely think Adidas Superstar Femme of Michael Jordan (or LeBron James for the younger folks) throwing down devastating dunks. If you think of NASCAR and you say the numbers 3, 24, 43 or 48, you probably Nike Air Vapormax Damen have visions of Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty, or Jimmie Johnson driving across your thoughts. In football, if you see a number 4 or 34, you will most likely Nike Air Max 90 Womens picture Brett Favre or Walter Payton carving up the defense.

    A number can also have a legacy by more than one player. North Carolina basketball has a great example. Multiple players have worn the number five over the years. Henrik Rodl, Jackie Manuel, Dexter Strickland, and Tony Bradley are some of the notables that we won’t mention. However, there are a few more players that are connected deeper than just the number. Let’s look at the point guards who have worn this number and how they pushed the Nike Air Max 2016 Womens legacy forward.

    Running the point guard position at UNC takes a special talent and there have been quite a few of those special talents at the helm of the offense. It Nike Air Max 90 Homme just so happens that some of the best point guards in North Carolina’s rich history have donned the number five; Jeff McInnis, Ed Cota, Tywon Lawson, Kendall Marshall, and Adidas Superstar Homme Marcus Paige.

    UNC’s legacy of dominant point guards wearing the number five starts back with Jeff McInnis. McInnis came to North Carolina in 1993 as a McDonald’s All-American. Over the one hundred games he played, he averaged 11 points on 45% shooting and four assists. McInnis’ peppers the UNC record book. He either holds the record or is very close to the top in many categories.

    Giving up his final year of eligibility to go to the NBA, McInnis also gave up his number to incoming freshman Ed Nike Roshe Run Womens Cota. Also a McDonald’s All-American, Cota came to UNC in 1996 with hopes of bringing a national championship with Vince Carter, Antawn Jamison, and Shammond Williams. Over Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Dames his four-year career, Cota averaged just over nine points a game on 45% shooting. However, he wasn’t seen as a scorching scorer (unless he was unleashing the “Cota Floata” as my colleague Daniel Bayer recently reminisced on), but as a prolific passer. Whether it was his behind-the-back-fake-dribble passes to wide open teammates or his alley-oops to Carter or Jamison, Cota was a highlight reel waiting to happen. While he did not w

 

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