A walk-on who joined the varsity team in October 2012 ... A two-year veteran of the UNC junior varsity program ... Played JV ball as a freshman and sophomore ... Led the JV squad in scoring as a sophomore in 2010-11 at 14 points per game.
Played three years of varsity basketball, with the last two years as part of the first graduating class at Hickory Ridge High School in Charlotte ... Averaged 20 points and seven rebounds per game as a senior ... Named a North Carolina Scholar-Athlete in each of his last three years of high school ... Named one of the top 150 shooting guards in the nation by ESPNU in 2009 ... Team captain ... Graduated second in a class of 250 with a 4.8 GPA ... Member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club ... Won a merit-based scholarship from the N.C. State Employees Credit Union.
Frank James Tanner is the son of J. & Janice Tanner ... Is the younger brother of former Tar Heel walk-on J.B. Tanner, who played two seasons of varsity ball and won an NCAA championship with the 2009 team ... J.B. Tanner is now the director of basketball operations at UNC Greensboro under former Tar Heel and UNCG head coach Wes Miller ... Born on September 22, 1990, in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Majoring in business administration with a concentration in finance.