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UNC Senior Joel Berry Broke His Hand After Losing a Video Game

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Joel Berry, the 6-foot senior point guard from North Carolina, is expected to miss approximately four weeks due to a broken bone in his right hand. Berry — named a preseason first team All-American by ESPN — broke his hand after losing a video game competition.

“Roy Williams said Joel Berry broke his hand on a door after losing a video game to Theo Pinson and a UNC manager,” according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.

The Tar Heels open the season on November 10 at home vs. Northern Iowa. According to Goodman, Freshman Jalek Felton or sophomore Seventh Woods are likely to split point guard duties while Berry is out.

Berry was the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player in 2017 and the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament MVP in 2016, leading UNC to a NCAA title. He is a preseason candidate for the Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s top point guard and a member of ESPN’s preseason All-America first team.

Last year, in his junior year at UNC, Berry averaged 14.7 points and 3.6 assists, scoring a game-high 22 points in the NCAA title game vs. Gonzaga.

 

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