RJ Davis surpasses this Tar Heel Hoops legend on all-time scoring list

The level of stardom RJ Davis has risen to this year is a major reason why the UNC men’s basketball team – for the most part – looks like a Final Four contender.

Outside of consecutive Tuesday losses to Georgia Tech and Clemson, neither of whom have a winning record in ACC play, North Carolina is winning games by combining its high-scoring offense with a newfound defensive strength. UNC has both scored 100 points three times this year (Tennessee, Charleston Southern, Syracuse) and played through an impressive stretch that spanned through January, in which it limited 10 consecutive opponents to 70 or fewer points.

Every Tar Heel is contributing in some shape or form, but it’s Davis showing out mostly on the offensive end. He leads the ACC in scoring and ranks 11th nationally at 21.3 points per game, sandwiched between New Hampshire’s Clarence Daniels and North Carolina A&T’s Landon Glasper.

Davis was also one of the few bright spots in UNC’s loss to Clemson Tuesday night, scoring 22 points to finish third amongst all scorers. He shot under 33 percent from the field and just 60 percent from the charity stripe, but drained five 3-point attempts.

On one of Davis’ free throw makes, giving him 1,789 career points in baby blue, Davis moved himself up to 15th on the Tar Heels’ all-time scoring list

Who’d he pass, exactly?

Michael Jordan – the GOAT? Yes, the same Michael Jordan who: helped North Carolina capture the 1992 National Championship over Georgetown, went a perfect 6-for-6 in the NBA Finals as a Chicago Bull and became a 14-time NBA All-Star.

MJ ended his UNC career with 1,788 points in three seasons. There’s no word from MJ yet on Davis surpassing him in the record books, but I imagine he’s smiling somewhere.

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