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On this Date 1974 - HOF Bobby Jones Helps Heels to Win

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program, 01/19/22, 5:00AM EST


On this day in history, all-American Bobby Jones stole the ball...

January 19, 1974 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, all-American Bobby Jones stole the ball and drove the length of the floor for a game-winning lay up as time expired, lifting North Carolina to a 73-71 victory over Duke in ACC action in Durham.  The Charlotte native, a South Mecklenburg star, wound up enjoying 13 years in the NBA, spending 8 years on the NBA All-Defensive team.  Bobby was the first player to receive the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1983. He joined the NCSHOF in 1989.

Bobby Jones - NCSHOF