On – 16 Oct, 2017 By Rolando Rosa
North Carolina basketball has been a factory for many decades that’s churned out numerous NBA stars. Sacramento Kings fans are getting a double dose of Tar Heels on both ends of the spectrum this season with 40-year-old Vince Carter and 22-year-old rookie Justin Jackson.
If Sunday’s fan fest is any indication, this upcoming season could be an exciting one for the Kings, who are seeking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
At the fan fest, Carter is showing that even as the league’s oldest active player, he still has some of the best dunking ability in the game.
— Kings on NBCS (@NBCSKings) October 15, 2017
Meanwhile, the first-year Jackson had his fellow UNC brethren Carter rolling on the floor in laughter after this dance at midcoast.
— NBCS Kings News (@NBCSKings) October 15, 2017
Jackson was selected with the 15th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers before being traded to the Kings.
Carter, an eight-time NBA All-Star, averaged 8.0 points last season with the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Kings are hoping the injection of some Carolina blue will turn around their fortunes in a highly competitive Western Conference.