As a part of the 100 years of Tar Heel basketball, UNC is hosting an alumni game on September 4th at the Dean Dome. The event will include a incredible list of great Tar Heel players over the past couple of decades:
Nine members of the 2005 team (Raymond Felton, Sean May, Rashad McCants, Byron Sanders, Reyshawn Terry, Jackie Manuel, Quentin Thomas, Marvin Williams and Jawad Williams) plus six from the 2009 squad (Tyler Hansbrough, Wayne Ellington, Ty Lawson, Danny Green, Bobby Frasor and Michael Copeland) are among the two dozen former Tar Heels players who have agreed to participate in the Pro Alumni Game.
The 8 p.m. event will tip off the yearlong 100th-year celebration of basketball at UNC, and the $20-per-ticket (still available at tarheelblue.com ) proceeds will go to the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Children's Hospitals
Especially because there will be so many other All-American mixes, considering the rest of the pro alumni who have agreed to participate: Vince Carter, Joseph Forte, Brendan Haywood, Jamison, Jeff McInnis, Jerry Stackhouse, Rasheed Wallace, Shammond Williams and Brandan Wright.
This will get billed as 2005 vs 2009, though 2009 will be missing Deon Thompson and Ed Davis. For my money I would love this played out over 2-3 days with a "What Could Have Been" Team which would be made up of the 1997 team members Antawn Jamison, Vince Carter and Shammond Williams along with Jerry Stackhouse, Jeff McInnis and Rasheed Wallace. It would be interesting to see that team go against both 2009 and 2005. In fact they can go ahead and toss Joe Forte and Brendan Haywood on the WCHB team and let 2009 have Brandan Wright to offset not having Davis and Thompson. Which leads to an interesting question which team do you think would be the best?
Since we are looking at one game, any guesses on how they will divide the teams and who would start? All I can say is, Lawson vs Felton will be something to watch.