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Like 2005, plenty of Tar Heel interest in this one though not in the "four Heels in the first 14 picks" sort of way.

Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson, Wayne Ellington and Danny Freaking Green will be hoping their name will be called. In fact I wish there was some way I could get whichever NBA executive is handling the 2nd Round to say: "And with the 47th pick in the 2009 NBA Draft the Minnesota Timberwolves select Danny Freaking Green, University of North Carolina"

That would be awesome.

At present it appears Tyler Hansbrough and Ty Lawson are certain first round picks. The question is whether they go in the lottery.

Wayne Ellington on the other hand might fall to the 2nd round which is where Danny Green is sure to end up. The scenario that will likely piss off the most Tar Heel fans will be if Gerald Henderson ends up in the lottery and Ellington falls to the 2nd round. The reports coming into the draft are that Henderson is not as highly regarded as he once was while Ellington has picked up some buzz. Still, Draft Express presently has Ellington as the 40th pick overall twenty four spots behind Henderson.

It should be interesting to watch. Roy Williams will be in the Green Room. Hansbrough apparently asked him to come and be there. Marvin Williams did the same thing in 2005.

The NBA Draft begins at 7 PM on ESPN.

Consider this an open thread.