Armando Bacot, a North Carolina basketball player, is going to be returning for his senior season.
He has played in 100 college basketball games and has started in 99 of them.
Each of the last two seasons he has averaged double-digit scoring.
Last season he averaged 16.3 points and the prior season, he averaged 12.3.
His rebounding average was the fifth-highest all-time at North Carolina and the best since 1965 at 13.1.
Since he will be returning for his senior year, he will break the career rebounding record that Tyler Hansbrough accomplished with 1,219 rebounds.
He led the Tar Heels to The National Championship last season.
The power forward earned first-team All-ACC Honors and finished second in the ACC Player of the Year voting only to Alondes Williams out of Wake Forest.
In January, he had two consecutive 29-point games against Virginia and Georgia Tech.
Here is why Bacot is vital to the team’s success next season.
The power forward had 31 doubles, tying David Robinson for the most double-doubles in a season. Bacot became the first college basketball player ever to grab a double-double in all six tournament games. He averaged a double-double last season.
The senior star will be a veteran leader of the team next season due to his experience. He already has three years of college basketball in him which will help newcomers Jalen Washington and Will Shaver. The two freshmen will both have more time with Bacot which will be an easy learning curve for them. Both players will get to learn from the power forward next season.
In conclusion, Bacot is vital to the team’s success due to his double-doubles and veteran leadership. Hopefully, the Tar Heels win the National Championship next season!
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