North Carolina Basketball: James McAdoo Continues a Legacy

Posted by Ro Shiell on June-29-2011 Add Comments

In 1972 Robert McAdoo spent one glorious year at Chapel Hill. The 6’9” forward enrolled two years previously at Vincennes Junior College but then transferred to his original college choice, North Carolina, after he qualified academically.

The Greensboro N.C native led UNC to the Final Four, averaging 19.5 points, 10.1 rebounds and earning All-America honors.

McAdoo scored 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in an upset loss to Florida State. Back then the losing teams of the Final Four played a third place game. UNC defeated Louisville by 15 points for bragging rights.

(Florida State would go on to lose to UCLA—John Wooden's ...

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