Series Features Unique Stories with Some of the Biggest Names in ACC Basketball
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The third episode of the Emmy Award-nominated ACC Network syndicated series, “Havoline Kings of the Court,” will begin airing this weekend and throughout the month of March. Hosted by former University of Virginia star and 8-year NBA guard, Cory Alexander, the series is syndicated throughout the ACC Network to over 100 television markets.
The final show of the season features Duke legend Christian Laettner. One of the greatest college players of all time, Laettner led the Blue Devils to back-to-back NCAA National Championships. But his desire for greatness polarized perceptions of him personally. Laettner talks about how his competitive nature was developed as a youth in Angola, N.Y., and how his work ethic translated into success on the court. Hear how he grew from a freshman learning from senior teammates into a senior leader at Duke.
Then spend time with NC State standout Dereck Whittenburg. Known as the heart of the “Cardiac Pack,” Whittenburg helped his team win the 1983 national championship. But it was his relationship with head coach Jim Valvano that was the driving force for success. Growing up outside Washington, D.C., Whittenburg was heavily influenced by his parents. Their decision to enroll him at DeMatha Catholic High School paired him with future NC State teammate Sidney Lowe. Both players chose to play for the Wolfpack and, after Valvano’s hiring, realized they were building something special. Hear from Whittenburg as he describes the foundation of that national championship team.
Nominated for the prestigious Emmy Award for Best Sports Series, “Havoline Kings of the Court” is dedicated to spotlighting the continued tradition of excellence that is Atlantic Coast Conference basketball. The series, three monthly half-hour shows, goes beyond the game to tell the unique story of a player or coach, and how they made a name for themselves in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
For complete information on “Havoline Kings of the Court,” including airdates and times, station affiliates and platforms, visit theACC.com/kings.
Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2027.
In a partnership with ESPN and the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.
Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 53 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.
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