As you know when you come check out the information about North Carolina basketball on this site you will find news about the present team and players as well as news about the former Tar Heels now playing at the next level, be it in the NBA or elsewhere. As such I found this small tid bit about a former Carolina player who was part of head coach Roy Williams’ first national title… Rashad McCants. The 28 year old combo guard, who had signed a contract with SIG Strasbourg about a month ago, had his contract voided after failing the team’s physical.
For McCants, a 6’4″/200 lbs guard, who went 14th to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2005 NBA Draft, a team which he played for three years for before going on to the Sacramento Kings half way through his fourth season and then the D League for another, `11-`12 was the first year of playing overseas, and he did so for several squads. He had played a combined of nine games for three different teams last season, and then had signed with the SIG Strasbourg about a month ago. From what I have read it seems that the combo guard, who you can follow on twitter under @RashadMcCants1, is coming back to the states and what he will do from then on is unknown.
I remember well watching the guard play while at Chapel Hill. He was definitely one of the players that helped bring another NCAA title to the North Carolina basketball program as well the first one to coach Williams. First off I wish all the best to McCants has he finds his next chapter of his life, be it in basketball or not, and secondly I will keep an eye on this story to see if the guard plays this season somewhere. And of course, for North Carolina basketball and/or football information make sure to come back often to isportsweb!
And for those of us that need a touch of McCants and reminded of what he did for Carolina, this video should do it…
…thanks for the memories Rashad!