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Well Said: The Morton family of photographers

Few seats in the Dean E. Smith Center are better than Jack Morton's. On this week’s podcast, he shares the journey that led him to his spot on Carolina's baseline.

Jack Morton considers himself a “basketball junkie.”

It’s good for the 2000 UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, then, that he spends so much time on Carolina’s baseline. The freelance photographer said he wouldn’t trade his seat on the floor for any other spot.

“I’m so spoiled,” said Morton, who’s in his 13th year of photographing Carolina basketball games. “I don’t think I’ll ever be able to watch a game from the stands again because the perspective is so unique.”

There’s a good chance that Morton won’t have to watch the game from the stands ever again. His grandfather Hugh Morton was a famous North Carolina photographer who he photographed Carolina basketball for more than 60 years.

Jack Morton hopes to continue that legacy.

On this week’s episode, Jack Morton shares the journey that led him to follow his grandfather’s footsteps into photography. It’s a tale of two families, a family of photographers and the Carolina basketball family.

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