One of the best horses(Bigman/LOL), To ever play on the college basketball circuit was Mitch Kupchak at North Carolina from 1972-1976, Mitch Kupchak was an 2nd team Highschool All-American at Brentwood Highschool(Suffolk County, Long Island), In 1972,
Mitch Kupchak was the first Freshman to start for Dean Smith at North Carolina in 1972, Mitch Kupchak was a 3-time All-American at North Carolina(3rd team All-American during his Sophomore year in 1973/74, 2nd team All-American during his Junior year in 1974/75, 2nd team All-American during his Senior year in 1976, Mitch Kupchak was the ACC player of the
Year in 1976, Mitch Kupchak was the starting Center for the 1976 Gold Medal Olympic Baskeball crew in Montreal,Canada, Mitch Kupchak has 2 NBA cahmpionship rings as a player(Washington Bullets in 1978, Los Angeles Lakers in 1985), Along with Mitch Kupchak having 8 championship rings with the Los Angels Lakers as an Front Office Executive(Assistant
General Manager and General Manager of the Los Angeles Lakers), Here's some more information on Mitch Kupchak(Who is one of 21 cats to have his number retired at North Carolina).
Mitch Kupchak starred at Brentwood High School on Long Island. An All-American standout at the University of North Carolina, Kupchak became the first freshman to play at the university after the freshman eligibility rules changed prior to the 1972-73 season. He averaged a career-high 18.5 points per game during his junior campaign and ranked eighth overall in the NCAA in field goal percentage that season (.602). As a senior, Mitch was named ACC Player of the Year. He was one of 20 former UNC standouts to have his jersey (#21) honored and raised to the rafters of the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill during a special ceremony in November of 1994.
Prior to his initial NBA campaign, Mitch was the starting center on the gold-medal winning United States team in the 1976 Olympic Games.