Odds and Ends

More hardware for Hansbrough, class of 2008 goodness and the Heels head for Charlotte to play on non-slippery floors.

  • Tyler Hansbrough picked up another player of the year honor  in the form of the Adolph Rupp award from the Commonwealth Athletic Club which is probably a little like winning the Nevada caucuses.  Of course the more organizations that name Hansbrough NPOY the better the odds he will win the big ones.
  • The next Tyler in UNC history made quite a showing in his high school state title game.  Class of 2008 commit Tyler Zeller went for 43 points and 16 rebounds in leading Washington(IN) High School to the Indiana 3-A State Championship.  Washington defeated Harding 84-60 with Zeller setting several individual records in the 3-A state championship including most points, most FGM, more FTM and FTA.  He also blocked four shots, also a record.
  • Larry Drew, PG recruit in the class of 2008, won the three point shooting contest at the McDonalds All American game which is fairly ironic since everything I have read about him says he is a pass first point guard.  Of course winning a three point contest is a far cry from shooting like that in a game but it is a nice win for the future Heels PG.
  • The Heels left Chapel Hill for Charlotte Tuesday at 7 PM.  The Heels will participate in the normal NCAA song and dance with the press conference, open practice, etc, etc, etc which we all know Roy loves so much. And no worries about the decals on the floor this weekend.  The NCAA employs custom floors for the regional rounds.  The decals used in the first two rounds will be reviewed by the NCAA which claimed they did enough to make them safe for the players.  Obviously this was not the case but I think more than it shows how the NCAA completely misses the mark on certain things.  Why they think they have to have the original logos covered up and huge decals bearing "NCAA" on the floors is a genuine mystery.  Then again we should be used to the NCAA being obsessed with things that do not matter even at the possible expense of the very athletes they are supposed to protect.
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