GREENSBORO, NC -- Move over Lennie Rosenbluth and Buzz Wilkinson. Charles Scott and Grady Wallace, you now have company.
Randolph Childress, Harrison Barnes and the rest of ACC lore, please make room for a Canadian named Olivier Hanlan.
Hailing from the French Canadian town of Aylmer in the province of Quebec, the Boston College guard etched his name in ACC Tournament history Thursday afternoon in one of the greatest performances ever in this historic event.
Hanlan scored 41 points in BC's 84-64 victory over Georgia Tech in the opening round of the 60th ACC Tournament here at the Greensboro Coliseum. Only Rosenbluth, who totaled 45 points for North Carolina in 1957, the year he won National Player of the Year and led the undefeated Tar Heels to the national championship, and Wikinson's 42 points for Virginia in 1954 bettered Hanlan's performance against the Yellow Jackets.
As remarkable as Hanlan's point total is that he converted his last 12 shot attempts from the field.