The speedy Canadian had some ups and downs as a freshman, with a notable “down” being a one-point, 15-minute outing at UNC. But the point guard steadily improved, averaging 9.6 points and 5.2 assists last season, helping his team to an NCAA tournament bid.
Kabongo announced in late March that he would return to college for his sophomore season, and he will be looking to lead a young team that boasts some experienced sophomores, plus ESPN Recruiting Nation’s fourth-ranked recruiting class.
Tidbits: This could actually mark the second time the Longhorns and Tar Heels match up in less than a month. The teams are on opposite sides of the bracket in the Maui Invitational, and could meet in the championship game on Nov. 21.