ST. LOUIS -- Stilman White knows what people think about him – at least people who haven’t seen him play basketball but who might make assumptions because of his size or skin color.
“You definitely hear it in public and all that stuff,” said White, the 6-foot freshman point guard at North Carolina. “But it’s all just funny. I guess if I were them, I’d be asking the same thing – you know, who’s that little white kid out there?”
Kendall Marshall underwent surgery on Monday, coming out of anesthesia asking for his teammates. Prognoses for his return to the court range from the absurdly optimistic (Marshall's father) to the more muted responses of Roy Williams, who still seems pretty despondent over the whole thing. But while every Carolina fan has become an expert on wrist fractures over the last few days, we've only gotten two brief glimpses of the team following the Marshall's announcement.
The first came immediately following the game, when Roy Williams cleared the locker room of media to talk to his team about the injury. The media was eventually allowed to return, as this piece by Adam Sobsey evocatively details. The team had barely had time to process this information. Marshall was red-eyed, and most of the rest of the team was still coming down from the adrenaline rush of an important win. You weren't really going to get much out of them beyond statements about how important Marshall was to the team, a fact which anyone who has seen the team play was already aware.
North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall will not play Friday night in the Sweet 16 in St. Louis against Ohio, the school announced.
Seldom-used freshman Stilman White will start in place of Marshall, who fractured a bone in his right wrist in the team's third-round victory over Creighton Sunday.
Head coach Roy Williams had suggested this week there was little chance of...
The North Carolina Tar Heels apparently are one step closer to getting back a key player.
Kendall Marshall, the Tar Heels' sophomore point guard, who underwent surgery Monday on his fractured right wrist, tweeted Wednesday morning, "Cast off." Doctors inserted a screw into Marshall's wrist during the procedure Monday.
North Carolina coach Roy Williams is preparing...
This time last year, few in North Carolina were familiar with Stilman White.
A point guard from Michael Jordan's hometown of Wilmington, N.C., White wasn't really on Carolina's recruiting radar until very late in the process and he didn't commit to UNC until the end of March.
White wasn't highly recruited by a lot of schools because it was understood he would...
A two word tweet from Kendall Marshall around lunchtime set off a little buzz as to the possibility of the sophomore point guard getting on the floor for the Sweet Sixteen.
According to Marshall’s father Dennis via Robbi Pickeral at ESPN.com the case on the sophomore point guard’s right wrist was removed in favor of a removable splint.
North Carolina point guard...
As North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall went down to the floor against Creighton last Sunday, head coach Roy Williams' face could have said it all. The Tar Heels coach was looking on from the sideline with a stare fit for a deer in headlights. The thoughts racing through his head must've been something similar to the Boston Celtics watching their banners lowered from...
Speaking to reporters at Thursday's media session in St. Louis,
North Carolina coach Roy Williams all but ruled out point guard
Kendall Marshall's participation just four days after having a
screw inserted into his fractured scaphoid in his right wrist.
North Carolina's biggest fear of what life without Kendall Marshall would look like nearly became reality, as the Tar Heels were awful but still managed to advance past Ohio in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
Stilman White wasn't a disaster like some expected, but more the effect of not having Marshall was seen in how the other Heels played. They rushed shots, perhaps...
It's a riddle neither North Carolina nor Kansas finds funny.
Is it better for your star guard (the Tar Heels' Kendall Marshall) to be injured and unable to play, or your star guard (the Jayhawks' Tyshawn Taylor) to play so miserably that at times he would be better off riding the bench?
Either way, two heavyweights playing in the Midwest Regional final Sunday are striking...
A Sweet 16The Sweet 16 this year in the tournament is quite interesting. The UNC Tar Heels will most likely play without point guard Kendall Marshall on Friday. The Tar Heels are preparing for the worst after Marshall had surgery on his non-shooting hand for a fractured right wrist. Marshall averages 9.7 assists per game and his replacement would be backup freshman Stilman White...
By now everyone knows it, and everyone not from the best state in the union (look it up) is most likely a bit sick of hearing about it. But the fact remains, a full one quarter of the Sweet Sixteen are Ohio teams! Some were expected to be here, some are not huge surprises. And some are #13 seeds that beat Michigan. Either way, it's all sweet. It's a damn shame that Cleveland...
ST. LOUIS – In an effort to offset top-seeded North Carolina’s sizeable advantage in the frontcourt, 13th-seeded Ohio will rely on frantic ball pressure to capitalize on Kendall Marshall’s potential absence. The Tar Heels, however, believe they are prepared.
If you watched Michigan State and Marquette last night you know the possibility of having a game like this exists for practically everyone. Take Kendall Marshall out of the lineup and there was the possibility UNC could struggle in adjusting to his absence. That was part of the problem as the offense was completely out of sorts and the Heels committed 24 turnovers. There is no way...
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