Nassir Little

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Nassir Little
No. 5 – North Carolina Tar Heels
PositionSmall forward
LeagueAtlantic Coast Conference
Personal information
Born (2000-02-11) February 11, 2000 (age 19)
Pensacola, Florida
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolOrlando Christian Prep
(Orlando, Florida)
CollegeNorth Carolina (2018–present)
Career highlights and awards

Nassir Shamai Little (born February 11, 2000) is an American college basketball player for the North Carolina Tar Heels of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). He played high school basketball at Orlando Christian Prep in Orlando, Florida. The 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) small forward was one of the top-ranked players in his class.

High school career[edit]

Little was named a McDonald's All-American in 2018, being named most valuable player (MVP) at the All-Star game after scoring 28 points and adding five rebounds, one assist and one steal. He also won the Jordan Brand Classic MVP after putting up 24 points in 25 minutes. He is currently ranked as the second-best high school prospect for 2018 by the recruiting service Rivals.[1][2][3]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Nassir Little
Orange Park, FL Orlando Christian Prep (FL) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Oct 4, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 95
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 2  247Sports: 3  ESPN: 6
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "North Carolina 2018 Basketball Commitments". Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  • "2018 North Carolina Tar Heels Recruiting Class". Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  • "2018 Team Ranking". Retrieved June 4, 2018.

College career[edit]

Freshman (2018-19)[edit]

So far this season Little has come off the bench for the Tar Heels. The beginning of the season was very controversial because Roy Williams started Garrison Brooks over the heavily recruited freshman.


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