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March 1, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Episode 3, the season finale of the Emmy Award-nominated ACC Network syndicated series, ACC Basketball: Kings of the Court, will begin airing this weekend through the month of March. 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 ACC Network's Cory Alexander, former University of Virginia standout and 8-year NBA guard, is the host.
The third show, scheduled to debut this weekend, profiles former NC State great Tommy Burleson. Burleson, along with David Thompson and Monte Towe, led the Wolfpack to the 1974 NCAA Championship as they dethroned 7-time defending champion UCLA in the semifinals and beat Marquette for the title. The 2-time ACC Tournament MVP talks about the Wolfpack's ride to the championship and one of the greatest games in ACC history, the conference title game against Maryland. Tommy also brings us to the mountains of North Carolina to tell us about his plans for his hometown.
Then spend some time with former Wake Forest forward Rodney Rogers. The 1993 ACC Player of the Year, Rogers went on to a 13-year pro career. After basketball, he returned to Durham and worked as a supervisor for the city of Durham Public Works Department. An avid outdoorsman, Rogers was riding a dirt bike four years ago when he hit a ditch and fell over his handlebars and was paralyzed. Rodney talks about that tragic day and how he remains optimistic about the future.
For complete information on the ACC Basketball: Kings of the Court, including airdates and times, station affiliates and platforms, visit theACC.com/kings
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