UNC Basketball: Social Media reacts to devastating Eric Montross news

Monday morning brought heartbreaking news for the UNC Basketball family and the college basketball world as Eric Montross passed away, and social media reacted.
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It was just another Monday morning until it wasn't. Shortly around 9:00 AM, the UNC Basketball office broke the college basketball universe with the devastating news that former player and radio analyst Eric Montross had passed away following a nine-month battle with cancer. Former teammates, sports analysts, and even opponents took to social media to share their condolences to the Montross family and voice just how impactful Eric was in their lives.

While we first knew him as a basketball player and a National Champion, Eric was so much more than that, and these reactions tell all you need to know about how people felt about him as a person.

There were plenty more we could've added to this long list of reactions from former UNC basketball players, former opponents of Eric, and analysts from across the college basketball landscape, and for every story or social media post you see about how nice Eric was, it is 100% true.

Proceed with caution and have a set of tissues nearby for this one, but check out this amazing article on Eric Montross from Adam Lucas. It sums up everything as well as one probably could about what Eric meant, not only as a basketball player but as a human being.

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