9. Ty Lawson (2009)
A first-team USA Today and Parade All-American coming out of the famed Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, speedy point guard Ty Lawson helped the Tar Heels win the ACC Tournament in his freshman year, and earn a berth in the Final Four.
After opting to stay in school after his sophomore season, Lawson finished his junior year as a First-Team All-ACC selection, a second-team All-American, the ACC Player of the Year, and the winner of the Bob Cousy Award (given to the nation’s top point guard).
Lawson and the Tar Heels would win the National Championship in 2009, Lawson’s final season at UNC.