Hometown Hello: Great basketball players

Posted March 18, 2012 11:58 a.m. EDT


This is the hometown of David Thompson, who is arguably the ACC's greatest performer. Famous for his incredible leaping ability, Thompson helped North Carolina State University win the 1974 NCAA championship.


Michael Jordan, considered the best NBA player ever, got cut from the varsity basketball team during his sophomore year at Laney High School in Wilmington.


One of the greatest shooters ever, Pete Maravich was a star at Broughton High School in Raleigh. He's the son of N.C. State Coach Press Maravich.


Wake Forest University star Chris Paul calls this his hometown. He plays for the L.A. Clippers and is known as as great, all-around player.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill superstar James Worthy hails from Gastonia. Worthy's a star with the L.A. Lakers and is nicknamed Big Game James.