Phil Jackson Ford

Phil Jackson Ford Jr. (born February 9, 1956) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association.  He graduated from Rocky Mount Senior High School in 1974. Ford played four years of basketball at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After his sophomore season, Ford started for the U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal in 1976. While a senior, he averaged 20.8 points a game during that
1977-78 season. In 1978, Ford finished his career at Carolina as the number 1 all time leading scorer in North Carolina history with 2,290 points. Ford was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in May 1991.

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