UNC basketball legend Eric Montross may not be playing anymore, but he continues to add accolades to his resume. Montross was named an ACC Legend for the 2014 class by ACC commissioner John Swofford.
Montross (1990-94), a powerful seven-foot inside presence for the Tar Heels of coach Dean Smith in the 1990s, played on Tar Heel teams that won two ACC Championships and captured the 1993 National Championship. Selected a two-time first-team Wooden All-America in 1993 and 1994, he also earned second-team All-America honors by the Associated Press in both seasons. He still ranks 20th on the ACC’s career list for field goal percentage, making 58.5 percent of his shots from the field for his career.
Montross is still an big part of the Carolina community and continues to be a teammate of the Tar Heels as he calls the shots of each Carolina basketball game for the Tar Heel Sports Network.
Montross headlines a class that includes: former Virginia coach Terry Holland, Syracuse’s Dave Bing, NC State’s Julius Hodge, Maryland’s John Lucas, Boston College’s Jack Magee, Clemson’s Wayne “Tree” Rollins, Florida State’s Al Thornton, Miami’s Steve Edwards, Georgia Tech’s Travis Best, Notre Dame’s Pat Garrity, Virginia Tech’s Bobby Stevens, Wake Forest’s Sam Ivy, PItt’s Don Hennon and Duke’s Gene Banks (Source: ACC Press Release).