North Carolina basketball announces team captains for 2021-22 season
North Carolina has announced three team captains for the upcoming season.
Sophomore guard R.J. Davis, sophomore guard Caleb Love and junior center Armando Bacot will lead the Tar Heels this year, the team announced on Friday morning.
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Love is a former 5-star recruit who chose to return to North Carolina and play for new coach Hubert Davis after a difficult freshman campaign. He says Davis’ mentorship has played a big role in getting to this point.
“He has high expectations of me as far as playing basketball, but also being a part of leading the team,” Love said in a press release. “But he also wants me to be his right hand man. One time in practice I was getting into it with (a teammate). He pulled me aside and said you have to know who you’re talking to and know your teammates. He trusts in me and I trust in him.”
Love, Davis and Bacot were selected in a team-wide vote.
North Carolina faces Elizabeth City State in an exhibition game on Friday night. The Tar Heels officially open their 2021-22 season on Nov. 9 vs. Loyola (MD).