Former UNC Basketball star Marcus Paige scores a game-high 17 points on his Spain debut for Obradoiro.
Marcus Paige keeps doing Marcus Paige things.
It’s no surprise that he’s having an impact on this new team in Spain straight away, as Taylor Vippolis gave us a glimpse of it on his Twitter account.
One of the most confusing things to me as a Tar Heel fan is how Paige never found a home on a roster anywhere in the NBA. In a league that heavily favors three-point shooters and guard play, Paige could help someone. That said, he found a new home with Obradoiro CAB. According to Wikipedia, Obradoiro is a professional basketball team based in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. They currently compete in the ACB League.
Paige was a member of the Tar Heels from 2012-2016 and captured one of the most unforgettable shots in NCAA tournament history (courtesy March Madness on Youtube). We will not discuss what happened after.
The former Tar Heel was drafted in the 2nd round (55th overall) by the Brooklyn Nets. Since being drafted, he has played for the Salt Lake City Stars (2016-2017), Charlotte Hornets/Greensboro Swarm (2017-2018), Partizan Belgrade (2018-2019) and Orleans Loiret Basket (2021-2022) .
If you’re not familiar with Paige’s UNC basketball career, he finished his career at Chapel Hill averaging 13 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds per game. He continued the long tradition of point guard leadership in his day for the Tar Heels. Here’s a quick recap of the ACC Digital Network on YouTube.
Paige will forever be a Tar Heels legend for her toughness, clutch shots and leadership. We will continue to follow his season with his new team.
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