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Feb. 1, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Raycom Sports today released the second of a new three-episode ACC Network syndicated series, ACC Basketball: Kings of the Court. Each half-hour show goes beyond the game to tell the unique story of a player or coach, and how they made a name for themselves in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The host is the ACC Network's Cory Alexander, a former University of Virginia standout and 8-year NBA guard.
The second show travels to Harrisonburg, Virginia to check in with one of college basketball's all-time greats, Ralph Sampson. Visit with family and friends to find out how he became a three-time National Player of the Year. In an exclusive sit-down interview, Ralph talks about learning hard work and discipline working on the family farm and how he grew from being a clumsy kid into a dominant force in college basketball.
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While Ralph Sampson, at 7'4", was one of the tallest players in ACC history, the second feature profiles one of the shortest at 5'3", Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues. Growing up in the tough neighborhood of Lafayette Court in Baltimore, he learned that basketball was a way to escape the trouble that was all around him. Muggsy had few believers that he could succeed in a sport of big men but he starred for Wake Forest and proved he was big enough to play for 14 years in the NBA. His story of perseverance and determination is an inspirational story.
Episode 3 will be released in March. Episode 1 features of Duke's legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski and North Carolina's Player of the Year candidate Harrison Barnes are now available online. For complete information on the ACC Basketball: Kings of the Court, including airdates and times, station affiliates, platforms and previous features, visit theACC.com/kings
Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men's basketball and football telecasts through 2023.
In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.
Raycom Sports' parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.