In the state of North Carolina, the Duke-UNC rivalry is famous for its ability to put neighbors and friends at odds with one another, but how often does the rivalry separate a family?
It happened to the Capel family, when Jason decided to stray from older brother Jeff’s footsteps when he committed to play basketball for the Tar Heels. More recently, it happened to the Paulus family, when younger brother Mike decided to play quarterback for North Carolina.
And it happened again earlier this week when Amber Henson, a junior from Tampa, Florida, committed to play basketball for the Blue Devils. According to ESPN, she is the No. 1 ranked forward in her class.
Henson’s older brother, John, is currently a freshman forward for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Upon hearing of his sister’s commitment, he tweeted the following:
“Tried my hardest but, Congrats to my Sister on her commitment to dook....guess ill be making a few more trips over there than expected lol”