UNC freshman Cole Anthony — the gem of Roy Williams’ latest recruiting class — put on a show in the Tar Heels’ season opener against Notre Dame, putting up 34 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.
It was the most points of any UNC freshman in their debut, breaking the record held by Rashad McCants (28 points in 2002).
— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) November 7, 2019
Former North Carolina players took to social media to react to Anthony’s debut performance for the Tar Heels.
That boy a problem
— Kenny Williams III (@KWill_24) November 7, 2019
You are a problem boi!!!!! @The_ColeAnthony
— Nassir Little (@2ez_nassie) November 7, 2019
— Kennedy Meeks (@Asapmeeks03) November 7, 2019
Cole Anthony going nuts lol
— John Henson (@Johnhenson31) November 7, 2019
The reactions weren’t limited to former basketball players either. Football players like Marquise Williams and Eric Ebron took to social media to react as well.
Cole Anthony and @Sam_Howell2 two freshman that are living up to all the hype💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾
— Marquise Williams (@1MjWilliams2) November 7, 2019
So Cole Anthony really like dat 😁
— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) November 7, 2019
Cole Anthony ready for the league…
— Romar Morris (@speedkills_21) November 7, 2019
Anthony’s debut — which took place on the new ACC Network — caught the attention of the national media as well.
Cole Anthony showed out in his UNC debut 😤🔥
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 7, 2019
Cole Anthony lived up to the hype in his Tar Heel debut 😤 pic.twitter.com/xVjk7Vtta6
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 7, 2019
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) November 7, 2019
The majority of Anthony’s scoring came after he discarded the sports glasses he wore to begin the game. It might be safe to assume that’s the last we see of those glasses for the remainder of the season.