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Prospect Profile:
Rashad McCants

Full Name: Rashad Dion McCants
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 207
Birthdate: September 25, 1984 (Asheville, N.C.)
High School: Erwin HS (Asheville, N.C.), then New Hampton Prep (New Hampton, N.H.)
College: North Carolina
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North Carolina
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 35 31 215 438 .491 92 132 .697 72 174 .414 162 51 49 19 594 17.0
2003-04 30 29 216 451 .479 89 119 .748 78 181 .408 136 65 53 20 599 20.0
2004-05 33 29 183 374 .489 91 126 .722 71 168 .423 99 88 43 22 528 16.0
Totals 98 89 614 1263 .486 272 377 .721 221 553 .415 397 204 145 61 1721 17.6

An early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Ranks 14th all-time at Carolina with 1,721 career points and tied for second with 221 career three-point field goals made. Made at least one three-pointer in 46 of his last 48 games, including a string of 30 straight.

Junior (2004-05): NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team and Syracuse Regional All-Tournament pick after helping lead Carolina to the NCAA title. All-ACC Third Team selection and NABC All-America Third Team choice. Averaged 17.0 points on 36-of-74 shooting in the six NCAA Tournament wins, including 15-of-30 from three-point range. Ranked eighth in the ACC in scoring (16.0 ppg), seventh in field goal percentage (.489) and fourth in three-point percentage (.722). Scored in double figures in 29 of 33 games on the season, including 20-plus points seven times.

Sophomore (2003-04): Leading vote-getter on the All-ACC First Team after leading the conference in scoring (20.0 ppg), the first time a UNC sophomore has ever led the ACC in that category. Also finished first in the league in field goals made (216), second in three-point percentage (.408), third in field goal percentage (.489), fourth in three-pointers per game (2.6) and seventh in steals (1.8 spg). Scored in double figures in 27 games, including 17 contests with 20-plus points. Scored a career-high 31 points at Georgia Tech. Tied the UNC single-game record with eight three-pointers en route to 30 points in a victory over Clemson.

Freshman (2002-03): All-ACC Freshman Team and All-ACC Honorable Mention. Finished seventh in the ACC in scoring (17.0 ppg), fourth in field goal percentage (.491) and fifth in three-point percentage (.414). Set the UNC freshman record with 16.7 ppg and finished second all-time on the freshman chart with 594 points. Scored in double figures and made at least one three-pointer in 31 games. Scored 20-plus points in 12 games, more than any other freshman in UNC history. Scored 28 points in the season opener vs. Penn State. Led all players with 25 points in win over No. 2 Kansas. Earned MVP honors at the Preseason NIT after scoring 18 points vs. Stanford in the championship game.

Strengths: Gifted offensive player who can score in a variety of ways. Has excellent range on his jumpshot, but isnít afraid to take it strong to the basket. Plays with a bit of a chip on his shoulder.

Personal: Son of James McCants and Brenda Muckelvene.