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Students around campus: Who is your favorite player and why?

The day of the championship game, staff writer Harris Wheless asked students who their favorite UNC basketball player is and why.

"My favorite current player is Joel Berry, because I played point guard in high school and I like the way he controls the court. And my favorite player of all time is Kendall Marshall because when he broke his wrist he wrote 'pass first' on his cast."

— Chris Cannady, sophomore, media and journalism


“Marcus Paige because he was a freshman when I was a senior, and it’s been awesome to see his ride over the last couple of years.” 

— Laura Brush, 2013 graduate, public policy


“Joel Berry because he brings the excitement, and he’s always dancing after the game and having a good time.”

— Bill Dang, sophomore, public relations


“Marcus Paige because he’s f*cking bomb.”

— Max Taylor, first-year, psychology


“Marcus Paige, because the dude really holds himself well on and off the court. And I’ve been told I kind of look like him sometimes.”

— Derrick Bills, senior, media and journalism


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“Marcus Paige because when you get really excited you can pronounce his name 'Marcoos Pie-jee!'”

— Leroy Anderson III, junior, computer science


“Theo Pinson because he looks like he’s genuinely having fun.”

— Jacob Zielny, junior, computer science

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