Last time, I talked about Dontrez Styles and discussed the impact he made for the Tar Heels in the NCAA tournament. While what Styles did was impressive, he wasn’t the only bench player who delivered some big minutes. In the national championship versus Kansas, there was only one non-Iron Five member that Hubert Davis trusted to receive extended burn, and that was Puff Johnson.
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Had things turned out differently and UNC won that game, Johnson would’ve been the unsung hero that allowed it to happen. With Leaky Black dealing with foul trouble and the entire team struggling to score the ball in the second half, Johnson tallied 11 points, 6 rebounds, and an assist while hitting five of his nine shots.