7 North Carolina Tar Heels Basketball Legends

Michael Jordan

Widely regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time, Jordan played for UNC from 1981 to 1984, leading them to the NCAA Championship in 1982.

Dean Smith

Though primarily known as the legendary coach of the Tar Heels (1961-1997), Smith was also a standout player for UNC in the 1950s.

James Worthy

A dominant forward in the 1980s, Worthy played for UNC from 1979 to 1982, winning the NCAA Championship in 1982 and being named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player.

Tyler Hansbrough

Known as "Psycho T" for his intense style of play, Hansbrough played for UNC from 2005 to 2009, becoming the ACC's all-time leading scorer and winning the NCAA Championship in 2009.

Phil Ford

A point guard who played for UNC from 1974 to 1978, Ford was a two-time All-American and helped lead the Tar Heels to the 1977 NCAA Final Four.

Antawn Jamison

A versatile forward who played for UNC from 1995 to 1998, Jamison was a two-time ACC Player of the Year and led the Tar Heels to two Final Fours.

Vince Carter

A high-flying guard/forward who played for UNC from 1995 to 1998, Carter was known for his incredible athleticism and dunking ability, helping UNC to two Final Fours.