UNC senior Ma makes Cinderella run on varsity squad
When sophomore guard Seventh Woods was injured in December, Roy Williams made a move to bring up senior guard Kane Ma. Ma had spent his career at UNC on the JV team, but Williams used him to fill the hole left by Woods. "I had the biggest smile on my face," Ma said. "I was just reflecting on all the times that maybe I thought this wouldn't happen."
After three years on UNC's JV squad, Kane Ma makes himself known on the varsity team
North Carolina senior guard Kane Ma never heard his name, but it surrounded him. With UNC’s 83-66 win over Notre Dame on Feb. 12 all but guaranteed, Ma subbed in with other Tar Heel reserve players. As the senior guard grabbed a pass at the top of the arc, the students at the Smith Center started chanting his name. “Kane Ma. Kane Ma. Kane Ma.”
Video: UNC Senior Night Pregame Ceremony
North Carolina seniors Joel Berry II, Theo Pinson, Aaron Rohlman and Kane Ma are honored before the game on senior night against Miami in Chapel Hill on Tuesday.
Tar Heels Host Miami For Senior Night: Pregame Notes
The Tar Heels will finish with a winning record in ACC regular-season play for the 58th time in 65 seasons (the 13th time in 15 seasons under head coach Roy Williams). Seniors Joel Berry II, Kane Ma, Theo Pinson and Aaron Rohlman are playing in the Smith Center for the final time. Carolina has a 52-8 record in the Smith Center in Berry and Pinson's four years.
Video: Kane Ma's Carolina Basketball Journey
Cut from his high school basketball team. Playing JV basketball at North Carolina for three full seasons. Joining the Tar Heel varsity team mid-season. It’s fair to say Kane Ma’s path to putting on a UNC Basketball jersey was a non-traditional one. But the senior point guard from Greensboro made it. Ma details that path in this Inside Carolina feature video.
UNC junior varsity basketball overcomes slow start for 74-55 win over Guilford College
Sophomore guard Caleb Ellis cut down the middle of the lane. Junior guard Kane Ma tossed up a soft lob, and Ellis threw it down with one hand. It was executed to perfection. It brought UNC’s bench and the small crowd in the Smith Center to their feet. Even star varsity point guard Joel Berry II — who had stopped by to watch the JV team — was impressed.