North Carolina Basketball: The 5 Biggest Fan Favorites in Tar Heels History

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North Carolina Basketball: The 5 Biggest Fan Favorites in Tar Heels History
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The North Carolina Tar Heels have produced a healthy crop of star players over the years. But not all of them are what we would consider "fan favorites."

Fan favorites are the guys that withstand the test of time, whether they were successful at the next level or not. As a matter of fact, only two former Tar Heels on this list were successful in the NBA—at least so far.

Another is still finding his way.

But what all of these players have in common is popularity among UNC fans. Their style of play, work ethic and moments of greatness on the collegiate hardwood earned the respect and unwavering gratitude of folks residing in Tar Heel Nation.

These are the five biggest fan favorites in Tar Heels history.

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