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WATCH: North Carolina Star Armando Bacot Reveals How Much NIL Money He Made

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Throughout this week, a podcast clip including former North Carolina big man Armando Bacot has gone viral throughout college and professional basketball online communities.

Bacot was featured on the podcast titled Tidal League, hosted by former Tar Heel Theo Pinson.

 

In the clip, Bacot is asked how much money he made in Name, Image, and Likeness payments while playing for the Tar Heels.

“Two million, plus,” Bacot said when asked how much he made. “But I’m saying that humbly, though. That speaks on the brand of Carolina because if I didn’t go to Carolina, doing deals with TurboTax, they would’t do them with me. But I go to Carolina so I’m able to. If you go to Carolina, for recruits, anything, if you go to Carolina and you handle business, you go out there and play, somewhat be marketable, it pays.”

Bacot played a full five seasons for the Tar Heels, starting 168 games in his time in Chapel Hill. He averaged at least 12 points per game in each of his final four years with the Heels, including stellar averages of 16.3 points and 13.1 rebounds per game in 2021-22. After wrapping up his collegiate career this spring, Bacot recently went undrafted and eventually signed an Exhibit-10 contract with the Utah Jazz of the NBA.

“That’s what I’m saying, I could never say a bad word about Carolina, everything, because I got life-changing money,” Bacot continued. “I’m from Richmond. I got life-changing money in college just off playing basketball. That’s why I’m forever thankful to Carolina, the brand, because to be able to make over two million dollars just in college is crazy, you know?”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Eric payne
Eric payne
14 days ago

Funny, I thought that the N.I.L existed for 2 ,maybe 3 years at most. Where did the rest of that money come from?

Pittband
Pittband
14 days ago
Reply to  Eric payne

Funny you should ask……..

Pittband
Pittband
14 days ago

Surprised he wasn’t drafted. Not as mobile as he needs to be at his size.

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