What was it?
This is something we talked about on this week’s podcast episode: Why in the sweet name of Jimmy Black is our outside shooting so terrible? Leslie McDonald and Reggie Bullock, who at times, looked so dangerous, have cooled during much of ACC play. Harrison Barnes has gotten much better, but he’s still not quite consistent. And Dexter Strickland and Kendall Marshall don’t really look for jumpers at all.
On his radio show this week, Roy Williams addressed exactly this question. (more…)
Over in his regular USA Today column, Vitale scratched his head about LD2′s sudden departure.
I certainly understand and respect the fact that a student-athlete can be unhappy and want to transfer. Someone explain to me how guard Larry Drew II leaving North Carolina in February benefited by this decision. Think about it: He simply should have finished the season and moved on. To run out on his teammates as they came down the stretch in the season made no sense. The timing of his departure was ill-advised.
Carolina’s top two recruits, P.J. Hairston and James McAdoo have been selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American game next month. The shooting guard and forward will be joined in the game by three Dook recruits (including another damn Plumlee brother. How many are left?), as well as Tyler Zeller’s brother, who’s committed to Indiana.
- It would have been nice to have blown Clemson out in the first half. The Tigers were plain awful, turning the ball over about every possession and bricking all their outside shots. And yet we never really pulled away.
- That Harrison Barnes posterizing dunk will go down as one of the better ones in Carolina history.
- Demontez Stitt has to admit that that is not his real name, just something he made up, like, five years ago on a drunken dare.
- John Henson shot 50% from the line but 100% from 3-point range. That will never, ever happen again. (more…)