UNC’s Marion Jones Named ACC Legend, To Be Honored at ACC Tourney

GREENSBORO– UNC women’s basketball player Marion Jones, a member of the 1994 National Championship team, will represent Carolina in the 10th annual class of ACC Women’s Basketball Legends.

The honorees will be recognized at the 2014 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament in March, it was announced on Thursday.

A world-class athlete, Jones is widely considered one of the best to ever compete in a Carolina uniform. She was a six-time All-American in track and field and assisted in guiding the Tar Heels to a national championship and three ACC titles in basketball.

At the close of her career, Jones was third all-time at UNC in steals and scoring average,

A journalism and mass communications major at UNC, Jones lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and three children.


A Starting Point: UNC Women Picked Fourth in Hardwood Preseason

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GREENSBORO– The UNC women’s basketball team was picked to finish fourth in the 2013-2014 ACC preseason polls by both the league’s Blue Ribbon Panel and the head coaches.

Duke was picked to top the ACC pecking order, receiving a majority of the first place votes. Carolina also trailed Notre Dame and Maryland in the preseason selections.

But things are looking up for the Tar Heels as they welcome the top freshman recruiting class in the nation to Chapel Hill.

Sophomore forward Xylina McDaniel, last year’s ACC Freshman of the Year, and freshman guard Diamond DeShields were named to the Preseason All-ACC Team.

DeShields was the only freshman who landed on the All-ACC Team.

Carolina women’s basketball tips off its season Nov. 8 against Air Force here in Carmichael Arena.