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Clifford Rozier News Archive

4 recruiting classes have contributed to matching titles for Triangle rivals

1. Class of 1990 Eric Montross, Derrick Phelps, Brian Reese, Clifford Rozier, Pat Sullivan and Kevin Salvadori made up coach Dean Smith’s top-ranked recruiting haul in 1990. “The bragging rights for Tobacco Road were pretty substantial at that time,” Montross said. “You had a significant number of guys playing at a very high level. It was great. I enjoyed the competition."

Catching up with Clifford Rozier

Clifford Rozier is 37 now, essentially broke and on heavy medication for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He is a recovering crack addict who spent five years wandering the streets, sometimes carrying a pistol, often hearing voices. Voices telling him to jump in front of cars, confront police so they would shoot him, or jump from a building to see if he could fly.

From the Vault: Carolina Kids

The Tar Heel newcomers—7-foot center Eric Montross, 6'10" power forward, Clifford Rozier, 6'8" small forward Pat Sullivan, 6'5" wing guard Brian Reese and 6'3" point guard Derrick Phelps—are crammed onto a single page in the Tar Heels' media guide, while a redshirt freshman who didn't see a single minute of playing time last season got an entire page to himself. Dean Smith can lead all manner of studhorses to Chapel Hill, but he won't let them drink until he's good and ready.


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