Felton will pitch NCAA hoops game

Updated: June 9, 2005, 9:08 AM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Former North Carolina point guard Raymond Felton will be the featured face for a video game.

Felton, who played three seasons at North Carolina and helped lead the Tar Heels to their fourth NCAA championship last season, is Electronic Arts' cover athlete and spokesman for the video game "NCAA March Madness 06." The game is slated to hit stores in the fall.

"Joining the EA Sports team is a great way to cap off my college career," Felton said in a statement. "Growing up, I played EA Sports games all the time and to now be the spokesman for 'NCAA March Madness 06' is incredible."

After a national championship win over Illinois, Felton and fellow Tar Heels Sean May, Rashad McCants and Marvin Williams declared themselves eligible for the NBA draft.

Felton, a 6-foot-1 guard, averaged 13 points and shot 44 percent on 3-pointers, up from 34 percent the previous two years.

Last year, EA Sports tapped Connecticut star Emeka Okafor for as its cover athlete.


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