Posted: 6:03 pm Friday, February 8th, 2013

Former Dwyer star Joel James ‘all business’ during return trip with Tar Heels 

By Jeff Greer

Joel James caught his first pass as a freshman at North Carolina, turned and pump-faked his defender.

Rasheed Wallace, one of the many UNC basketball alumni who return to Chapel Hill each summer to train, lost it.

“You’re bigger and heavier than all these guys by 20 pounds!” shouted Wallace, a 15-year NBA veteran now with the Knicks. “Put it in the basket!”

Welcome to the big leagues, kid. James, a 6-foot-10 Dwyer grad who plays better than 11 minutes a game for UNC, began the college-learning process after that experience. Only in his fourth year of competitive basketball, he’s part of the Tar Heels’ 10-man rotation, and his North Carolina team faces a critical test Saturday at eighth-ranked Miami.

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