Over the years, many great players have left their marks on the storied UNC-Duke men’s basketball rivalry.
In next Saturday’s tilt, obvious candidates to etch their names amongst the other greats of the rivalry include UNC junior guard Caleb Love, UNC senior center Armando Bacot, Duke first-year center Kyle Filipowski and Duke junior guard Jeremy Roach.
While the following group of players may not make the same impact against the Blue Devils, they nevertheless demand attention from Tar Heel fans. Meet the "Biscuit Boys."
These folk heroes of UNC hoops are tasked with one very important job — to get UNC fans 2-for-1 Bojangles sausage biscuits whenever the Tar Heels score 100 points at home. While the Biscuit Boys won't get that opportunity in this matchup at Cameron Indoor Stadium, they will be undoubtedly be drawing eyes on Saturday with their over-the-top bench celebrations.
Senior guard Watkins has scored just four points during his time with the Tar Heels, but each one of those points were critical to pushing UNC over the century mark.
Last season, his one free throw in a 100-80 victory against N.C. State gave UNC fans their coveted biscuit deal and firmly put his name amongst the “Biscuit Boy” greats. Earlier this season against the Citadel, he did it again with a last-second 3-pointer in a 100-67 victory.
Watkins is one of three players in the current “Biscuit Boy” lineup who made the team after playing a season of junior varsity basketball. While he likely won’t see the floor against the Blue Devils, he's shown he can make plays when it counts.