ATLANTA -- "We've come so far.''
Okaro White and Luke Loucks certainly have. By the time the teammates one the graduate student point guard, the other a sophomore forward found each other among a mob of reporters and camera flashes, it was raining confetti in Phillips Arena. The two owed themselves a brief moment away from the spotlight of their teams accomplishment, if only to look back on the long journey that was once thought to be lost.
Hidden among the multitudes rushing the floor for Florida State's ACC Tournament championship victory over North Carolina, Loucks and White appeared vindicated, their joint endeavor justified.
"Its just great, it's a great feeling to cut down the nets,'' said Loucks, an All-Tournament team selection. "Right after the game, we both said, 'Weve come so far.' And I think we both just said, 'I love you, man. I cant believe this is actually happening right now.'''
The Seminoles' ACC Tournament title could not have come at a better time. Loucks, ...