Freshman guard RJ Davis got the call to start his first college game in UNC’s 79-60 win over College of Charleston, alongside fellow freshman Caleb Love. It was the first time two freshmen started a season opener for UNC since 2006 and the first time the Tar Heels started two freshman guards in any game since 2007.
“It was great just to finally get my first game out of the way,” Davis said. “it felt great going out with my teammates. I haven’t played basketball in a real full game since February. For us to get this win today was great.”
Throughout the early week, coach Roy Williams said he hadn’t decided on a starting lineup, so it was a surprise when Davis got the call.
“I actually found out a little bit before the game,” he said. “We all didn’t know the starting lineup coming up to the game—maybe