Top Tar Heels: Where Are They Now?

The University of North Carolina's perennially strong men's basketball program is a fount of prospective pro players. Twenty have been selected in the first round of the National Basketball Association's annual draft since 1974, including Eric Montross. The others:

(Year Drafted/Current team or activity)

1974 -- Bobby Jones

athletic director-coach, Charlotte (N.C.) Christian School

1976 -- Mitch Kupchak

general manager,

Los Angeles Lakers

1977 -- Tom LaGarde

physical education instructor, in-line basketball league entrepreneur, New York City

1977 -- Walter Davis

administrator, TV analyst with Denver Nuggets

1978 -- Phil Ford

assistant basketball coach, U. of North Carolina

1979 -- Dudley Bradley

head basketball coach, Brevard (N.C.) College

1980 -- Mike O'Koren

New Jersey Nets broadcaster; owner, Custom Specialties

1981 -- Al Wood

marketing consultant, Monroe, N.C.

1982 -- James Worthy

recently retired from Los Angeles Lakers

1984 -- Sam Perkins

Seattle SuperSonics

1984 -- Michael Jordan

professional baseball player, Chicago White Sox farm system

1986 -- Brad Daugherty

Cleveland Cavaliers

1987 -- Joe Wolf

Charlotte Hornets

1987 -- Kenny Smith

Houston Rockets

1989 -- J.R. Reid

San Antonio Spurs

1991 -- Pete Chilcutt

playing professionally in Trieste, Italy

1991 -- Rick Fox

Boston Celtics

1992 -- Hubert Davis

New York Knicks

1993 -- George Lynch

Los Angeles Lakers

1994 -- Eric Montross

Boston Celtics

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