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Post man Armando Bacot will return to UNC-Chapel Hill for his senior season with the North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina big man Armando Bacot returning to Tar Heels for senior season
By Victor Barbosa, with

The national-runner-up North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball team will have its leading scorer and rebounder back for the 2022-2023 season.

College basketball insiders Jeff Goodman and Jon Rothstein noted the impact of last year’s Supreme Court decision, granting compensation rights to college athletes through their name, image and likeness (NIL).

During his third season with the program, Bacot led the Tar Heels in points (16.3), rebounds (13.1) and blocks per game (1.7), while shooting a team-high 56.9% from the field as well. Bacot played and started in all 39 games for UNC and earned First-Team All-ACC and Second-Team All-ACC Tournament honors, while being named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team.

He led the entire conference in rebounds per game as well as a host of other statistical categories and led No. 8 North Carolina on a Cinderella run to the national championship game, where the Heels fell to No. 1 Kansas.