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Sam
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University of North Carolina | 1980-1984
member details year Class of 2018
Biography

Sam Perkins achieved both team and individual success at North Carolina from 1980-84. He was the ACC Rookie of the Year in 1981, a two-time consensus All-American and a three-time All-ACC First Team pick, along with helping lead the Tar Heels to the 1982 national championship. He remains the third-highest scorer in UNC history with 2,145 points, while his 1,167 rebounds still rank second. Perkins was a cocaptain on the 1984 gold-medal winning U.S. Olympic team and was named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team in 2002. After being drafted No. 4 overall by the Dallas Mavericks in 1984, Perkins played 17 seasons in the NBA, scoring more than 15,000 points.