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A Case For The Naismith HOF: Sam Perkins?

Sam Perkins was a 3-time first-team All-America at UNC, won a national championship, played in two title games, was UNC’s all-time leading rebounder for 25 years, won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympics while serving as the team’s co-captain and was named 1984 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year. In the NBA, he played in 164 career playoff games.

Sam Perkins Named To Collegiate Basketball Hall Of Fame

Three-time All-America Sam Perkins, a standout on some of Dean Smith's greatest UNC teams, is one of six players elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is November 18th in Kansas City, Mo. Perkins came to Carolina from Latham, N.Y., and graduated as the Tar Heels' all-time leading rebounder and shot blocker.

Video: UNC beats Houston in 1982 Final Four - March 27, 1982

Sam Perkins scores 25 points and grabs 10 rebounds. Michael Jordan drops in 18 as North Carolina beats Houston, 68-63, in the Final Four semifinal in New Orleans. The Tar Heels would defeat Georgetown two nights later to give coach Dean Smith his first NCAA championship.

Aggies look to overcome North Carolina mystique in second-round matchup

North Carolina’s lineage and history are as rich as any college basketball program in the country. Michael Jordan is among the Tar Heels decedents. So are Sam Perkins, James Worthy, Antwan Jamison and Phil Ford. And none of them will be on the court when seven-seed Texas A&M clashes with the defending national champion and second-seeded Tar Heels.

Sam Perkins Joins UNC Fundraising Boycott

Former UNC forward Sam Perkins has joined a protest by African American alumni, aiming to boycott UNC's $4.25 billion fundraising campaign. The protest is in response to a lack of action by University administrators to a "toxic racial climate.” The impetus of the boycott surrounds UNC's response, or lack thereof, to the 'Silent Sam' Confederate soldier statue.

Tar Heels Today: Berry's kind gesture, Hollins heads to the Super Bowl, recruiting notes, & more

Joel Berry makes a young fan's day, Roy Williams does not make a scheduled recruiting trip, Chase Rice performs for NHL fans, Wayne Ellington is hot for the Heat, Sunday's UNC results and more in Tar Heels Today.

James Worthy, Sam Perkins among NBA greats moved by National Civil Rights Museum and legacy of MLK

Penny Hardaway motioned to Sam Perkins. “Hey, Perkins, look,” he said. Hardaway pointed to a photo of a black man hanging from a noose, along with a sign that said, “This (N-word) voted.” They stood there in silence, soon joined by another NBA great, James Worthy, contemplating the reality of this country’s history of violence against black men and women.

Memphis Grizzlies to honor Sam Perkins, James Worthy as part of MLK Jr. Celebration game

On Monday, Jan. 15, the Memphis Grizzlies, National Civil Rights Museum, and City of Memphis will host the 16th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Game. This year’s honorees include Sam Perkins and James Worthy for their contributions to civil and human rights and for laying the foundation for future leaders through their career in sports in the spirit of Dr. King.

Tar Heels Visit Virginia Saturday

Carolina (12-3, 1-1 ACC) plays its second consecutive ACC road game at Virginia (13-1, 2-0) on Saturday, Jan. 6th, at 1 p.m. Luke Maye (18.1 ppg) and Joel Berry II (17.9) lead Carolina in scoring. The last time two Tar Heels averaged 17 points or more in the same season was 1983-84 when Michael Jordan (19.6) and Sam Perkins (17.6) were UNC's top scoring duo.

Photos: Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins spend a day on the UNC campus in Oct. 1983

In Nov. 1983, Sports Illustrated's Curry Kirkpatrick wrote a cover story about Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins, who at the time were stars of the top-ranked UNC basketball team. SI also sent photographer Lane Stewart to the UNC campus to capture the duo studying in the classroom, meeting with coach Dean Smith and enjoying a fall afternoon in Chapel Hill.

The great Sam Perkins is giving back in Chapel Hill

Every final week in June, former UNC star and NBA great Sam Perkins spends his time in Chapel Hill teaching kids the fundamentals of the game. The idea of a basketball camp originated in 2004. This week, the Sam Perkins Basketball Camp is at East Chapel Hill High School. The goal is to learn basketball skills, develop friendships, have fun, and to just take the kids off the streets.

November 29, 1982: Frank Deford's Sports Illustrated article on Dean Smith

Most everybody assumed that the ball would go to James Worthy or Sam Perkins, but Dean Smith figured that Georgetown would try to deny the two stars the ball. So somebody else would be clear. Smith guessed that it would be Michael Jordan. The last thing the coach did as the huddle broke was to take a step after the freshman and say to him, "Knock it in, Michael."

Meet Sam Perkins' Daughters, China and Chyanne, volleyball’s winning twins

Chyanne and China Perkins are Texas Christian University seniors and daughters of NBA legend Sam Perkins and Kimberly Sanders. Identical twins, China and Chyanne stand 6 feet tall. The sisters grew up in Los Angeles and undoubtedly inherited their dad’s athleticism. We set out to learn a little more about them as they wrap up four exciting seasons of TCU volleyball.

North Carolina's 6 national championship teams, ranked from worst to first

1. 1981-82: It’s hard to argue against a team led by the Michael Jordan and James Worthy. Not to mention Sam Perkins, Buzz Peterson and Matt Dougherty. This team lost only two games all season and overcame some stacked teams in the Final Four. When you beat Hakeem Olajuwon and Patrick Ewing in back-to-back games, you know you’ve got a good team.

Sam Perkins reflects on 'personal' USO trip to Afghanistan

Sam Perkins was the one who, minutes after arriving in Afghanistan, so soon that he was still basically a 3-pointer away from the chartered 737 as troops greeted the VIPs, said, “You’re just in it now. It’s just surreal.” When it was over, he would define the visit. "They’re ordinary guys and women that are over there fighting. I’ll always remember them no matter what."

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