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Plenty of star power in UNC's traveling party

SAN DIEGO -- North Carolina will have plenty of talent on the court Friday when it plays Michigan State in the Carrier Classic, what with four Naismith nominees and multiple likely first-round NBA draft picks.

But it will have a lot of star power in the stands as well.

Among those in UNC’s traveling party, which toured the USS Carl Vinson on Wednesday evening, were a bevy of former Tar Heel starters and standouts, including: Tommy Kearns, Vince Carter, Eric Montross, Tyler Hansbrough, Bobby Frasor, Marvin Williams and Jackie Manuel.