See UNC basketball national title game hype video voiced by Tyler Hansbrough, Kenny Smith

The Fayetteville Observer
The Fayetteville Observer

Several former North Carolina men's basketball players narrated a hype video before the 2022 NCAA Tournament national championship game against the Kansas Jayhawks.

The video released Monday afternoon says at the beginning, "Voiced by the Carolina family."

Players that narrate the video are Bobby Frasor, Marcus Ginyard, Tyler Hansbrough, Derrick Phelps, Melvin Scott, Kenny Smith, KJ Smith, Justin Watts, and Shammond Williams.

Hansbrough starts the video by saying, "This weekend, New Orleans is the site of one big Carolina basketball family reunion.

North Carolina basketball hype video before national championship

After Hansbrough opens the video, several other players then talk about the way North Carolina basketball is a family.

"We are here in New Orleans because of you," Kenny Smith said. "All of us all around you are cheering for you tonight. We would do anything to be able to play one more game with that name on the front of that North Carolina jersey. And we know that's exactly what you'll do tonight."

Hansbrough closes the video after Kenny Smith by saying, "Because this is Carolina basketball."

Kansas and UNC are scheduled to play at 9:20 p.m. ET/8:20 p.m. CT on Monday night.

Kansas enters the matchup 33-6 overall. Most recently, Kansas defeated Villanova 81-65 on Saturday in the NCAA Final Four.

No. 8 seed UNC comes into the game 29-9 overall. On Saturday, North Carolina beat Duke 81-77 in the NCAA Final Four.

Kansas previously won NCAA national championships during the 1951-52, 1987-88, and 2007-08 seasons. The North Carolina Tar Heels captured NCAA national championships during the 1956-57, 1981-82, 1992-93, 2004-05, 2008-09, and 2016-17 seasons.

Hubert Davis is the North Carolina men's basketball head coach. Bill Self is the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball head coach.

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.

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