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University of North Carolina | 1980-1982
member details year Class of 2006

As a 6'9", 225 pound forward, "Big Game James" Worthy was at his very best when a game was on the line. Along with teammates Sam Perkins and Michael Jordan, Worthy helped power Coach Dean Smith's Tar Heels to the 1982 NCAA Championship. He was named to the 1982 All-American team, the same year he was named Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Final Four. Worthy was selected Number 1 by Los Angeles in the 1982 NBA Draft and went on to help the Lakers win NBA Titles in 1985, '87 and '88. He was the NBA Finals MVP in 1988, seven-time NBA All-Star from 1986-92 and named One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.

Where They Are Now

NBA Analyst for "Sports Central" and Co-Host for LTV, the Lakers pregame specials preceding the Lakers road games on KCAL 9 and CBS2 (Los Angeles).