Found December 14, 2012 on
Fox Sports Carolinas:
Leslie McDonald said he stopped worrying about his surgically repaired right knee last summer, a year after he tore the ACL that forced him to miss all of last basketball season.
But if you saw McDonald in North Carolinas first few basketball games this season, you may have a different opinion. McDonald appeared neither comfortable nor confident in the knee. He wasnt the same player he was before the injury.
Maybe it was a necessary path to travel to work out the kinks, especially psychologically, because over the last two games, the redshirt junior from Memphis has played the best ball of his career, averaging 19 points and four rebounds in 42 total minutes of action.
Leslie is a big threat for us, coach Roy Williams said. Whether hes coming off the bench or starting, it really doesnt make a difference.
McDonald started in UNCs win over UAB two weeks ago, but otherwise has been instant offense off the bench. His sweet perimeter stroke has frustrated opponents and excited the T...
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With respect to Mr. Football in College Station, Texas, Giovani Bernard would have provided considerable competition for the Heisman Trophy next season if he hadnt opted to leave North Carolina for the NFL.
Bernard is that good.
But the 5-foot-10, 205-pound tailback wont get the chance to beat out Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel now that he has entered his name in the 2013 NFL...
Giovani Bernard would have provided considerable competition for the Heisman Trophy next season if he hadnt opted to leave North Carolina for the NFL Draft.
Bernard is that good.
But the 5-foot-10, 205-pound tailback wont get the chance to compete with Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel now that Bernard has entered his name in the draft, UNC said in a release Friday.
University of North Carolina Tar Heels running back Giovani Bernard has decided to forego his final two seasons of eligibility, opting rather to declare himself eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft. He is just a sophomore, but is three years removed from high school, having taken a medical redshirt during his freshman year in Chapel Hill after tearing his ACL in just his third practice...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- With a younger and smaller lineup this season, the three point shot has provided much of No. 21 North Carolina’s offense. In the 93-87 win over East Carolina on Saturday, the Tar Heels turned back the clock and did most of their damage in the paint.