CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Many sports fans know all about UNC's basketball tradition. It's full of fanfare and success but there's one tradition strictly about love of the game.

Carolina has a legacy rooted in championships, stellar coaches, and superstar players. They also have a tradition that makes it possible for your "average Joe" to suit up and play Carolina basketball.

Back in the day, NCAA rules didn't allow scholarship freshmen to play their first year. In 1972, the rule changed but Carolina decided to keep their JV tradition.

There are 15 players on this years squad, two of them from Greensboro. WFMY News 2's Patrick Wright learned more about this basketball tradition through the stories of Grimsley High School alum, Lucas Bouknight and New Garden Friends alum, Kane Ma.

Watch the video to hear more about the Carolina basketball tradition rooted in love of the game.