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PLAYERS: John Henson
When John Henson came to Chapel Hill three years ago the optimists kept saying to take a good look at him as it would be his only year donning the caroline blue. The pessimists kept talking about his lack of build, as they kept pointing out that “he was too skinny”. Being a realist I can say that in the three seasons under Roy Williams the power forward bulked up some, but more importantly become a much better player, and did so on both sides of the ball. Henson, who stands at 6’11″/215 lbs has a wing span of 7’5″, which makes him a heck of a shot blocker (averaging close to 3 per game this season), and helped him get ACC Defensive Player of the Year two seasons in a row. All of this is should make him a lottery pick in this year’s NBA Draft, while the fact that on offense he is still raw and that is free throw shooting is very poor, puts him out of a Top 10 picks for most analysts, lower (to much lower) for others. By all means, when we speak of the forward he is not someone who d...

North Carolina Basketball: A Look at Tyler Zeller

After checking out what I thought of Kendall Marshall, Harrison Barnes and John Henson, it is finally time to look at senior center Tyler Zeller. While for the first three players out of Chapel Hill I could say what they were in a sentence or two, for the seven footer I can say a lot easier what he is not… and that is sexy! And by that I mean he is going to be your typical hard...

North Carolina Basketball: A Look at Harrison Barnes

While a day or so ago I spoke about Kendall Marshall and his chances at the next level, in today’s post I will talk about the other former UNC sophomore headed into the NBA Draft: small forward Harrison Barnes. If I had to summarize the young man’s career at Chapel Hill in one sentence it would go something like… “great talent that just did not live up to all the hype around...

Cody Zeller doesn’t need your stinkin’ NBA money

The Big Handsome doesn’t want to be a millionaire…yet! Unlike his brother Tyler, Cody Zeller decided to pass on the 2012 NBA draft and the boatload of cash that comes along with that lucrative contract. In honor of this “smart” decision, some Hoosier fans made this music video tribute to their hero called “Don’t Wanna Be A Millionaire (Cody Zeller Stays In School...

Cavs trade with Mavs, land Zeller

The Cavaliers aimed to come out of Thursdays NBA draft with a center who had starting potential -- and they may have found their man. Thats because the Cavs landed North Carolina 7-footer and ACC Player of the year Tyler Zeller in a trade with the Mavericks. In return, the Cavs surrendered their No. 24 pick in the first round, as well as their two second-rounders (Nos. 33 and 34...

Pro-Am Q&A: Leslie McDonald

DURHAM, N.C. -- North Carolina guard Leslie McDonald spoke to reporters following the opening game of the 2012 N.C. Pro-Am. The junior led Sheraton Imperial with 22 points in a 65-58 victory over Dreamworks.

NBA Draft Buzz (6-27)

  - The Bucks trying to trade up to get John Henson? -Bobcats’ coach says trading No. 2 pick “makes a lot of sense”. -Houston Rockets make a trade for draft picks; will they pursue Dwight Howard? -Despite injury concerns the 76ers could take Jared Sullinger with the 15th pick. -The Bulls look to draft on the perimeter. -Washington Wizards NBA Draft Rumors And...
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