Armando Bacot

  • Pos C
  • Height 6-11
  • Weight 240

Prospect Info

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

North Carolina Tar Heels

  • Jersey #5
  • Class
  • Age 24

As a Prospect

  • 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

Reminds Us Of

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.

H.S. Athletic Background

Carolina’s all-time leader in rebounds (1,335) and double-doubles (68) • Set both records on January 21 vs. NC State, breaking Tyler Hansbrough’s rebounding record and Billy Cunningham’s standard for double-doubles • Second at UNC in offensive rebounds (476) and offensive rebounds per game (3.61) and set a UNC-record 75 games with 10 or more rebounds • UNC is 48-20 when he has a double-double • Tied for third in ACC history with NC State’s Ronnie Shavlik in double-doubles and is fifth in rebounds • Tied for 23rd in NCAA history in double-doubles • One of two Tar Heels in the last 50 seasons (with Sean May) and eight all-time to average a double-double in points (13.7) and rebounds (10.1) • One of two Tar Heels (with Sam Perkins) with 1,800 points, 1,000 rebounds and 150 blocks • Scored 1,809 points and blocked 160 shots • Is sixth in rebound average, ninth in blocks, ninth in made free throws and 14th in scoring by a Tar Heel • Passed Michael Jordan for 14th in scoring in the Duke game on 3/4/23 • Highest rebound average by a Tar Heel since Rusty Clark’s 10.3 from 1966-69 • Has 20 games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds and three with 25 and 15 • Grabbed 15 or more rebounds 22 times and 18 or more 10 times • UNC’s Most Valuable Player in 2020-21 and 2021-22, the first to repeat since Marcus Paige in 2014-15 • Scored in double figures 99 times (UNC 67-32) with a career-high 29 twice • Scored 20 or more 26 times (UNC 21-5) • Career-high 23 rebounds vs. JMU on 11/20/22 • Holds UNC record for rebounds in Elite 8, national semifinal and national championship games • Five or more offensive rebounds 43 times (UNC 30-13) • Broke Luke Maye’s school record for most rebounds in consecutive seasons by 95 (845 in the last two seasons) • First Tar Heel to score at least 25 points and have 15 rebounds in a game in the current Madison Square Garden (28 points, 15 rebounds vs. Ohio State on 12/17/22) • Six-time ACC Player-of-the-Week honoree, which equals the third most by a Tar Heel with Phil Ford (only Antawn Jamison and Hansbrough have won more).

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