I hope Roy made the "we thought about cutting the nets in Cameron" comment as a joke to get the crowd laughing. If he was serious, I would have loved to of seen them try that in Cameron. There would have been riots and I would have gladly joined in.
ELEVEN trips to Ames? Aren't there restrictions regarding recruiting contacts?
One weird question: Did someone post earlier today [Friday morn, I guess] some quotations from Roy Williams on what kind of player Barnes would be in the NBA? If this question seems strange, well, what do you expect? Perhaps, or probably, I'm hallucinating, but I swear somewhere today I've read such comments, which, in the event, were not entirely flattering. So I'm wondering whether an earlier post was removed, maybe for including info from a pay site, or even for making up stuff.
So, some kindly mod, please respond by choosing either:
(a) Yes, there was such a post, and we removed it.
(b) You're hallucinating.
Now, Roy on the otherhand....That's a different story.
Second bolded parth, not true some players are good to average. In fact most are. Barnes did not suck except in relation to the expectations the media and he created for himself. He was sold as the best freshman to ever play the game before taking a shot (only preseason Frosh AA) and he seemed more concerned about his image than his actual play based on a call to Jeff Goodman.
Barnes did not suck. He was a good to better than average player with multiple flaws in his game that did not improve over two years in the UNC system under Roy. The vitriol is if that is what it is push back due to the amount of manure that has been shoveled our way about the Ames Iowa savior.
Glad he is gone and I suspect will never be heard from again.... another NBA 5 minute a game man....
I think the criticism about Harrison goes to what the really excellent Tar Heel Blog said in summing up his career at Carolina: "He called his home run shot, and ended up hitting a double." Yes, he came in saying he was going to win a championship and be a national player of the year and yes he fell short, but that doesn't negate his very real accomplishments.
One of the more mysterious players to come along in this era.
"[T]he tarnished Tar Heels that bear little resemblance to the revered program built by Dean Smith."- Ashville Times
"UNC and the NCAA are trying to conceal that the fraud was specifically designed to pad the transcripts of varsity athletes" - Bloomberg
i often wonder what he thinks about his dream school now? i don't think that flight can leave rdu quickly enough...
legacy? look at my avatar.....THAT's his legacy....
"Either we're going down, or they are....... Kirk out!"
If he spent hours and hour working on his handle, then he wasted his time. If he spent hours and hours on driving to the lane, he wasted his time. If he spent hours and hours on passing the ball, he wasted his time, if he spent hours and hours on rebounding he wasted his time... Sophmore Barnes without KM was no better than freshman Barnes with KM, So he should have spent more time one idsigning a logo or line of clothing gear.... because his game did not improve noticably....
I apologise for the multiple typo's in the previous post (had a long day and my back was killing me). Bottomline of what I was trying to say was that spending hours in a gym is not the same as "working on your game". I have know lots of gym rats that just play pick up games and 21, etc... for hours and hours every day that never really improve. I would not say that they are working on their games, I would say they are killing time in the gym....
I do not know this, but given the paultry improvement made by Barnes over his two years, he may have just been killing time in the gym... I may be wrong, but if he put the work in (and by work I mean specific dedicated drills on ball handling, low post moves, rebounding) that Ol Roy lead us to believe when he said that HB was the hardest working kid he had seen (paraphrase), then he must have pegged his talent meter in high school. Or could it be that UNC just cannot develope wing players???
In hindsight, it seems very odd to me that HB was ever viewed as having such a high ceiling. The fact that he is not a great athlete, especially in terms of quickness, was obvious to me from the first time I saw him play, yet the ESPN, etc. party line remained "potential next Kobe" well past the time it was obvious that would never be the case.