Is seventh in ACC history in assists per game (6.91 per game) and ninth in Carolina history with 449 assists Is second in Tar Heel history in assists per game behind only Ed Cota Twice earned third-team All-ACC honors Has started all 65 games over the past two years Averaging 12.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game Has 11 games with 10 or more assists; the fourth-highest total in UNC history behind Cota (32), Phil Ford (16) and Kenny Smith (13) Tar Heels are 9-2 in games in which he has 10 or more assists Career-high 18 assists, a UNC record, set last year against George Mason Has more assists than turnovers in 53 of 65 games Has scored in double figures 44 times with a high of 28 at NC State on Jan. 26, 2003 Has scored 20 or more points seven times Has led the team in steals in each of his first two seasons and is fourth in Carolina history in steals per game (min. 100 steals) with 1.85 per game Has scored 796 points in two seasons Selected first-team preseason All-America by Dick Vitale Carolina's Most Valuable Player as a freshman.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2003-04)
Third-team All-ACC point guard Finalist for the Bob Cousy Award (nation's top point guard) and the Naismith Award (player of the year) Named to the NABC all-district team Led the ACC and was fifth nationally in assists with 7.1 per game Had 213 assists, the second straight year in which he topped 200 assists Led the Tar Heels in assists, steals (63) and free throw percentage (.810) Was fourth in the ACC in steals per game (2.1), fifth in assist-turnover ratio (2.1 to 1) and seventh in free throw percentage Was the fourth-leading scorer among ACC point guards Was fourth on the team in scoring with 11.5 points per game Averaged 12.6 points and 6.8 assists per game in ACC play Had at least seven assists in 16 games and posted double-figure assist totals in four games Set the UNC single-game record with 18 assists against George Mason on Dec. 7, 2003 Had 13 second-half assists and set the record on a pass that led to a dunk by Jawad Williams Had 139 assists and 57 turnovers in Carolina's 19 wins (2.44 to 1) and 74 assists and 45 turnovers in the 11 losses (1.64 to 1) Had more assists than turnovers in 26 of 30 games, including one stretch of 15 consecutive games Scored in double figures 19 times with a high of 25 in the win over Georgia Tech That was one of three games in which he scored at least 20 points Had three double-doubles (22 points, 11 assists vs. Wake Forest; 11 points, 10 assists vs. Coastal Carolina; and 17 points, 10 rebounds vs. Florida State) Made 85 of 105 free throws (10 for 12 vs. Georgia Tech, 8 for 8 at Wake Forest, 8 for 10 vs. FSU) Was third on the team with 35 three-point goals Made 14 of his last 31 three-point attempts (.452) over the final seven games Hit at least one three-pointer in 22 games and had a high of four at Virginia and against Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament Was Carolina's defensive player of the game five times, all of which came in the second half of the season.
Posted 12 assists and four steals in beating Davidson Scored 13 points and handed out five assists in the win over Illinois, his first double-figure scoring effort of the year Added eight points, five rebounds and two steals to the 18 assists against George Mason as Carolina scored a season-high 115 points Had 22 points and 11 assists in the triple overtime loss against Wake Forest Was injured during overtime, but came back to finish the game Scored 13 points and handed out six assists in his homecoming game against UNC Wilmington in Myrtle Beach Had 11 points, 10 assists and just one turnover in win over Coastal Carolina Played perhaps his finest game as a Tar Heel in the 103-88 win over No. 8 Georgia Tech Had a season-best 25 points, seven rebounds and nine assists against the Yellow Jackets Had 16 points, seven assists and four steals in the loss at Maryland Scored a team-high 14 points and added five rebounds and five assists in the home win over NC State Went 3 for 6 from three-point range in the win over the Wolfpack Had 11 points, eight assists and six rebounds in the overtime loss at home against Duke Was sensational in the 79-73 road win at 14th-ranked Wake Forest Scored 17 points, went 8 for 8 from the free throw line, had four assists and no turnovers in 37 minutes in the win over the Deacons After Wake Forest cut a 10-point Tar Heel lead to two, Felton beat the shot clock with a three-pointer from the top of the key with 53 seconds left in the game Scored 17 points, and added seven assists and a career-high 10 rebounds in beating Florida State Equaled his season-high with four three-pointers in the loss at Virginia Had 20 points, six assists, three steals and two turnovers in the ACC Tournament loss to Georgia Tech Hit 4 of 8 three-pointers against the Jackets Had 12 points, five assists and three steals in the 63-52 win over Air Force in the NCAA Tournament first round Tar Heels trailed for most of the first eight minutes of the second half until Felton hit back-to-back three-pointers to give Carolina the lead for good Had 11 points, six assists and five turnovers in the season-ending loss to Texas in the NCAA second round Brought Carolina to within 77-75 when he hit a three-pointer with 12 seconds to play.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2002-03)
Voted Carolina's Most Valuable Player, the first time a freshman has ever won the award Third-team All-ACC and All-ACC Freshman selection Named ACC Freshman of the Week three times Led the Tar Heels with 236 assists, a UNC freshman record Had 59 assists in the last six games (9.8 per) First Tar Heel freshman to score 400 points and have 200 assists in a season Second in the ACC in assists at 6.74 per game Had more assists than turnovers in 27 games Had 10 or more assists seven times Had 153 assists and 64 turnovers in Carolina's 19 wins Scored in double figures 25 times, including 21 of the last 25 games Led the team in steals with 56 Was third in the ACC in minutes played per game.
NIT: Averaged 12.0 points and 11.3 assists per game Led the Tar Heels to victory over DePaul with a remarkable performance Had seven points, four assists and four steals in the second half Keyed a 16-3 run in the first 3:00 of the second half to take UNC from six points behind to ahead by seven Against Wyoming he had 15 points and 14 assists Tied the NIT single-game record with 14 assists (Jere Nolan of Boston College in 1974 and Stew Robinson of Indiana in 1985), setting the UNC single-game freshman record (previous was 13 by Lebo vs. Manhattan in 1985) Had 11 points and 11 assists against Georgetown.
ACC TOURNAMENT: Named first-team All-ACC Tournament, the first Tar Heel freshman to receive the honor since Jerry Stackhouse in 1994 (Felton, Stackhouse, Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Mike O'Koren and Ford) Averaged 19.0 points, 7.5 assists and 4.0 rebounds in games against Maryland and Duke Scored 20 points and had 10 assists in the upset win over No. 14 Maryland Leading 53-52, the Tar Heels went on a 15-4 run in which Felton had two assists on three-point baskets, made three free throws and hit a three-pointer Had three assists in the final 3:32 to clinch the victory Led UNC with 18 points, five assists and three steals in the semifinals against Duke.
Set the UNC freshman debut record with 10 assists vs. Penn State Had two of his nine assists, a steal and a blocked shot in the final minutes of the comeback win over Rutgers Scored 16 points and had a game-high seven assists in the win over Stanford Was named to the All-Preseason NIT Team Hit three three-pointers in the opening 10 minutes and helped force 21 Stanford turnovers Had 18 points and seven assists against Kentucky Had 11 assists and five steals in the win at Florida State Matched his season high with four three-pointers and finished with 15 points, eight assists, six rebounds and two steals in home win over Clemson Had assists on both of Rashad McCants's threes late in the game, then hit two free throws with 21.9 seconds to play to give UNC a three-point lead Scored a season-high 28 points and tied the UNC single-game record with eight three-point goals in the loss at NC State (8 for 12) Was named the ACC Rookie of the Week following the Maryland and NC State games Led all scorers at Duke with 25 points.
Scored 21 points and had five assists, four rebounds and two steals in win over Virginia Scored 16 points in the second half, including 11 after Virginia pulled even Defensive pressure helped force 21 turnovers, including 10 by UVa point guards Had 19 points, seven assists and only one turnover at Clemson Scored 19 points and had five assists in the win over Georgia Tech Hit the tying and winning free throws with 7.7 seconds to play Scored on a driving layup with 25.3 seconds to play to cut Tech's lead to three Played a great all-around game in the win over Duke Was two rebounds shy of a triple double Had 18 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds Was 7 for 11 from the floor, his finest shooting percentage game of the year Went 3 for 4 from the foul line in the last 24 seconds Received three stitches near his mouth after a second-half collision with Dahntay Jones Came back moments after the injury to set McCants up for a layup, then scored five straight UNC points to put UNC ahead, 70-66.
Played for Coach Steve Smith at Latta High School in Latta, S.C. Was named the Naismith Award winner by the Atlanta Tipoff Club as the 2002 National High School Player of the Year Led Latta to back-to-back state championships and a 104-9 record in his career Two-time Mr. Basketball winner in South Carolina Established the state career scoring record with 2,992 points Set a state record with 117 three-point field goals Earned first-team All-America honors from USA Today, Parade, Sporting News and Basketball America Averaged 30.8 points, 7.7 assists and 3.9 steals per game as a senior Averaged 38.0 points, 7.3 assists and 4.6 steals in five state playoff games as a senior Netted a finals record 45 points with 10 assists and six steals in the 2002 South Carolina 1A championship game Was Most Valuable Player at the 2002 Roundball Classic at the United Center in Chicago Helped lead the East to victory in the McDonald's All-America Game at Madison Square Garden Was the Orlando Sentinel's All-South Player of the Year in 2002 Averaged 28 points, 8.8 rebounds, 7.9 assists and 4.5 steals as a junior Also played football (quarterback and safety) and baseball (pitcher and shortstop) for two years and ran the 100 meters one year Led the state in interceptions as a sophomore Three-time all-state selection in basketball Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior All-state academic team Member of the student council Started to dribble a basketball at age two Born Raymond Bernard Felton Jr. on June 26, 1984 Is the son of Raymond and Barbara Felton.