Redshirt junior K.J. Smith, a guard for the North Carolina men's basketball team, has been put on scholarship for the 2019-20 season, the team announced Tuesday via Twitter.
The video features head coach Roy Williams awarding the scholarship to Smith followed by raucous cheers from Smith's teammates. Smith then FaceTimed his father, UNC graduate and NBA champion Kenny Smith, telling him the news.
"Imma keep it real," the older Smith said. "It was earned, it wasn't given."
Smith played one season at Pacific University in 2016-17, starting three games and averaging 3.2 points in 13.0 minutes. He then sat out the 2017-18 season and transferred to North Carolina, the same school where his father was named a first-team All-American and first-team All-ACC in 1987.