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The Carolina Corner with @JustinByerly

16, Mar 2022

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The Carolina Corner, Tournament Edition. 

By The Numbers 

There are a total of 46 players from North and South Carolina that are on college rosters this season for teams that have made the NCAA tournament. 39 from North Carolina and 7 from South Carolina. 

For context, Texas has a booming 87 players with a population of 29 million. Texas' per capita of basketball players in the tournament compared to population is .0003%. 

North Carolina's 39 players with a population of 10 million rounds out to .00036%. 

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Justin Byerly
State Editor

Justin Byerly has spent the past 15 years covering North Carolina prep and grassroots basketball. He has previously worked with The Recruit Scoop and In addition to that he has contributed to The USA Today, Charlotte Observer, The Asheville Citizen-Times and The Sun News. He has held The Justin Byerly Upstate/WNC Showcase the past two years and has helped student-athletes from North Carolina and South Carolina receive college scholarships. He owns The Byerly Report scouting service that has over 100 college subscriptions. Justin resides in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife Danielle and four children.