Three Tar Heels listed as an inch taller in official men’s basketball roster just released

By R.L. Bynum

North Carolina’s men’s basketball team has completed its summer practices and released the team’s official 17-player roster for the 2022–23 season on Wednesday.

The roster shows that fifth-year wing Leaky Black, senior center Armando Bacot and fifth-year senior Pete Nance are all listed as an inch taller than last season. Black was listed as 6–8, 200 pounds last season but is now shown to be 6–9, 205. Bacot has gone from being listed as 6–10, 240 last season to 6–11, 235 this season. Northwestern listed Nance last season as being 6–10, 225 but UNC now lists him as 6–11, 230.

Other differences in listed weights from a year ago include sophomore guard Caleb Love going from 195 pounds to 200 and junior guard Puff Johnson going from 205 pounds to 200. Walk-ons Creighton Lebo (from 170 pounds to 180), Jackson Watkins (175 to 180) and Duwe Farris (from 6–6, 215 to 6–7, 210) all are listed differently.

Coach Hubert Davis will boast one of the most experienced teams in the country with four starters returning from last season’s team that went 29–10 and advanced to the Final Four for an NCAA-record 21st time.

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The Tar Heels welcome three freshmen in forwards Tyler Nickel and Jalen Washington and guard Seth Trimble.

UNC will play an Oct. 28 exhibition game in the Smith Center against Johnson C. Smith and open the season at home on Nov. 7 against UNCW.

UNC men’s basketball roster

NumberYearPlayerPositionHeightWeight
4Jr.RJ DavisPG6–0175
0Fr.Seth TrimblePG6–3192
2Jr.Caleb Love26–4200
11Soph.D’Marco Dunn36–5190
14Jr.Puff Johnson36–8200
15th yearLeaky Black36–9205
3Soph.Dontrez Styles46–6210
22Sr.Justin McKoy46–8220
24Fr.Tyler Nickel46–7220
13Fr.Jalen Washington46–10225
325th yearPete Nance56–11230
5Sr.Armando Bacot56–11235
21Fr.Will Shaver56–10260
Walk-ons
25Jr.Creighton LeboG6–1180
30Sr.Jackson WatkinsG6–1180
15Jr.Rob LandryG6–4190
34Sr.Duwe FarrisF6–7210

Photo via @UNC_Basketball

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