UNC basketball fan takes his pre-game ritual very seriously

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Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Pre-game rituals are a very serious thing, especially when you're 3 years old.

Brady Hoots clearly has reverence for his team and country. Before every game, he holds his hand over his heart as the national anthem plays, patiently waiting for what comes next.

He then takes off his shirt to reveal the jersey underneath just like the players. It's game time.

His team? UNC men's basketball. Roy Williams' Tar Heels are currently ranked #13 in the nation.

Brady's mom Amy told ABC that his dad works for the team, so Brady wants to be one of Roy's boys, too.

The young fan 'warms up for the game' daily, mom said.

She added of his relationship with the players, "Brady basically thinks he's on it and mimics them."