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David Noel
Full Name: David Anthony Noel III
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 230
Birthdate: February 27, 1984 (Durham, N.C.)
High School: Southern Durham HS (Durham, N.C.)
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 17 84 166 .506 23 43 .535 16 57 .281 123 49 45 18 207 5.90
2003-04 24 3 50 89 .562 28 45 .622 2 12 .167 117 35 24 8 130 5.40
2004-05 37 0 57 104 .548 22 41 .537 7 20 .350 98 56 34 11 143 3.90
2005-06 31 31 158 297 .532 45 72 .625 39 92 .424 211 107 34 23 400 12.9
Totals 127 51 349 656 .532 118 201 .587 64 181 .354 549 247 137 60 880 6.90

Career Highlights: Finished with 880 points, 549 rebounds, 247 assists, 60 blocks and 137 steals. Started 51 of 127 games. Scored in double figures 35 times.

Senior (2005-06): All-ACC Second Team and ACC All-Defensive Team. USBWA All-District selection. Carolina’s third leading scorer (12.9 ppg) and second leading rebounder (6.8 rpg), and led squad in minutes played (33.7 mpg). Recorded 22 points, seven rebounds, four blocks and four assists in NCAA second round loss to George Mason. Had fifth double-double of season with 10 points and 11 boards vs. Virginia in ACC quarterfinal and added 18 points in semifinal loss to BC. Recorded eight points, a career high-tying 12 rebounds and three assists in win at No. 1 Duke. Scored a career-high 26 points in final home game vs. Virginia, including a career-high five three-pointers. Recorded 25 points and 11 rebounds in win at 15th ranked NC State.

Junior (2004-05): Played in all 37 games and shot .548 from the field. Scored seven points total in UNC’s six NCAA Tournament wins, including four in national semifinal vs. Michigan State to go along with four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal. Dished out a career-best eight assists in 21 minutes vs. Florida State. Had a season-high 12 points, grabbed four rebounds a tied a season-best with three assists at Maryland.

Sophomore (2003-04): Played in Carolina’s final 24 games after missing first six contests with torn ligament in right thumb. Averaged 5.4 points and 4.9 rebounds and shot .562 from the floor. Recorded first double-double of season with 12 points and 10 rebounds at Maryland. Had nine points and eight boards in victory over No. 1 Connecticut. Scored seven points and grabbed eight rebounds in win over No. 8 Georgia Tech. Scored a season-high 16 points vs. Coastal Carolina in his first start of the season.

Freshman (2002-03): Averaged 5.9 points and 3.5 rebounds. Shot .554 from the floor in 17 starts. Posted first career double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds vs. DePaul in NIT first round. Had eight points, five assists, two blocks and three steals in ACC Tournament win over No. 14 Maryland.

Strengths: Exceptional athlete with a chiseled physique. Nice package of all-around skills. Has improved his range, will make the correct pass and rebounds in traffic. Plays within himself.

Personal: Won slam dunk contest at 2006 Final Four. Was a football star in high school, and has been scouted by the NFL, in the hopes that he’ll consider a change should basketball not pan out.