Armando Bacot

  • Pos C
  • Height 6-11
  • Weight 235

Prospect Info

  • High School IMG Academy
  • City Bradenton, FL
  • Exp 2019 - ...

North Carolina Tar Heels

  • Jersey #5
  • Class SR
  • Age 22

As a Prospect

247Sports Composite®

  • Class 2019
  • Committed 8/16/2018
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 09/13/2018

Evan Daniels Director of Basketball Recruiting


Second Round


Tyler Davis Oklahoma City Thunder

This thick, burly post player has quite a bit of potential on the offensive end. Bacot has a thick build. He has a +3 wingspan, but is just an OK athlete, which hinders his long-term potential. Bacot has very good hands and nice touch around the goal. He’s also able to step away and make mid-range jump shots. In time, his range should extend further. Bacot has good footwork on the block and finishes off plays well with his right hand. Bacot has gotten stronger over the course of his career and he’s developed into a very good area rebounder. He goes after the ball with both hands and fights for position inside. Ultimately, Bacot projects as a very good, productive college player.

Athletic Background

One of two Tar Heels in the last 50 seasons and eight all-time to average a double-double in points and rebounds in their career • Averaging 13.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in 100 games (99 starts, all but 2021 Senior Night) • Has 1,300 points, 1,001 rebounds and 127 blocks in three seasons • Rebound average of 10.0 equals the sixth highest by a Tar Heel and is the highest since Sean May (10.0) from 2002-05 • Joins May as the only Tar Heels since 1972 to average a career double-double • Is 10th in UNC history in total rebounds • Joins Billy Cunningham and Antawn Jamison as the only Tar Heels with 1,000 rebounds in three seasons • First player to repeat as UNC Most Valuable Player since Marcus Paige in 2013-14 and 2014-15 • Scored in double figures 70 times with a career-high 29 twice • Has 49 double-doubles (third most in UNC history behind Cunningham’s 60 and Jamison’s 51) and 56 games with 10 or more rebounds (second all-time behind Cunningham’s 61) • Tied with Jamison for third in UNC history in double-double percentage (has one in 49% of his games) • Career-high 22 rebounds three times including the 2022 NCAA East Regional final vs. Saint Peter’s • Third in offensive rebounds per game (3.42) by a Tar Heel behind Jamison and May.

Played his freshman through junior seasons at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, Va., for Coach Richard Hamlin and his senior year at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., for Coach Sean McAloon • Averaged 12.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocks and shot 62.0 percent from the floor at IMG • Averaged 24.5 points and 12 rebounds his junior season • Led IMG Academy to a prep national championship in 2019 • Member of the U18 USA Basketball national team with Cole Anthony and Coby White, winning a gold medal • Played in the 2019 McDonald’s All-America and Jordan Brand Classic games • 2019 MaxPreps All America honorable mention • Played for Team Takeover in the EYBL with Tar Heel Anthony Harris • Averaged 11 points and 8 rebounds per game • 2017 VISAA Division-I state champion at Trinity Episcopal School.

Born Armando Linwood Bacot on March 6, 2000, in Richmond, Va. • Son of Christie Lomax and Armando Bacot Sr. • Has a younger brother (King), two older sisters (A’mari, and Azhane) and a younger sister (Joi’L) • Azhane plays basketball for Virginia State University • Majoring in exercise and sport science (sport administration) with a minor in business administration.

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