2002-03 Men's Basketball Roster

Raymond Felton

2 Raymond Felton

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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.

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.

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.


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