Though NASCAR was recently named our state sport, North Carolina is still the world capital of basketball greatness.
- USA Basketball Head Coach Mike Krzwzewski's base
- 7 out of last 21 NCAA Basketball Championships (Duke and UNC)
- 9 out of last 30 NCAA Basketball Championships (Duke, NC State and UNC)
- Championship appearances in 14 of last 31 NCAA Tournaments (Duke, NC State and UNC)
- College careers of Michael Jordan, Grant Hill, Jerry Stackhouse, Carlos Boozer, Sam Perkins, James Worthy, etc.