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alandoamazing
bb211 wrote:
alandoamazing wrote:
bb211 wrote:
alandoamazing wrote:
bb211 wrote:


I'm impressed by how many players on their roster are actually from North Carolina. I like that a lot.



I'm pretty sure that aside from Hairston and Meeks they're all walkons/scrubs.


I wouldn't expect all of them to be stars, especially at a blue blood program. I just like that such a high profile program has a healthy number of homegrown players; whether they're All-Americans or walk-ons doesn't matter a whole lot to me.



I guess I don't find it surprising/impressive that a big state school would fill out its scrubs with in state kids. The percentage of instate kids in the student body is really high, I'm sure.


I just like that, for state schools in particular, the top players in the state are interested in the flagship program, and vice versa. I like that a kid can know he can play at the hometown school if he's the best in the state. It's even more fun to cheer for your team when a bunch of the kids on the roster already came in with ties to the community. If I was a neutral fan in North Carolina (I know, fat chance), I'd probably enjoy following UNC a lot more than Duke.


Makes sense. I think it's natural to cheer for the actual state school, rather than the private school, if you don't have direct ties to either. When both teams are successful, at least.
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quinnster10
alandoamazing wrote:
quinnster10 wrote:
alandoamazing wrote:
bb211 wrote:


I'm impressed by how many players on their roster are actually from North Carolina. I like that a lot.



I'm pretty sure that aside from Hairston and Meeks they're all walkons/scrubs.


Isaiah Hicks will be a very good player and was UNC's best recruit from the 2013 class.



Fair enough. Didn't one of the in state walkons (possibly a scholly player?) play a decent amount as a frosh a few years ago when the team was pretty bad?

Jackson SImmons, he didn't play much as a freshmen but earned more playing time as a Sophomore. He was slated to be a walkon, but Roy ended up giving him a scholarship, so he's been on scholarship every year.
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alandoamazing
bb211 wrote:
alandoamazing wrote:
bb211 wrote:


I'm impressed by how many players on their roster are actually from North Carolina. I like that a lot.



I'm pretty sure that aside from Hairston and Meeks they're all walkons/scrubs.


I wouldn't expect all of them to be stars, especially at a blue blood program. I just like that such a high profile program has a healthy number of homegrown players; whether they're All-Americans or walk-ons doesn't matter a whole lot to me.


I guess I don't find it surprising/impressive that a big state school would fill out its scrubs with in state kids. The percentage of instate kids in the student body is really high, I'm sure.
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hank7
john42 wrote:
hank7 wrote:
Thanks DB.

I'll have to see if I can find the stats. I know he relied on slashing / dunking / athleticism to score, but I thought he was just a poor FT shooter (55-60%), not an abysmal one (4-16, 35% on the season)


He was a 38% FT shooter last year at UNC.


How is that even possible? That drives me nuts.

I haven't played in many years and don't even shoot around, but couldn't anyone on this forum walk into a gym and hit 60%?
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