Well, unless Inside Carolina has been hacked, the IC Staff just posted that Henson, Barnes, and Marshall are all leaving.
Oops - see above!!!
Thanks, guys, for pointing me in the right direction above. I obviously just glanced over that part of the thread without noticing it.
What a glorious start to the off-season that would be. If the big three (Henson, Marshall and Barnes) all leave, and they are somehow followed by Michael McAdoo (who, from what I understand, is predicted to go top ten in some mock drafts), the heat on Roy, it will be on.
The thought of a repeat of UNC 2010 is enough to make me want to front crawl to Australia and actually hug a black falcon.
Now we just have to wait on McAdoo to make his decision. Next year could be very interesting, unc will not be a traditional unc team with a very limited frontcourt, NCSU could be the cream of the crop in the acc and it's too early to tell where Duke will stand (we have too many variables that are yet to be decided).
"illustrious career"?“I’m honored and blessed to have the opportunity to compete in the NBA,” says Barnes. “The love and respect I have for basketball fuel the drive toward my ultimate goal – to experience an illustrious career in the NBA. I have consulted with Coach Williams and my family, and although it was a difficult decision, I have decided to enter this year’s NBA draft.
well, we'll see
Marshall surprises me, not the other 2.
Wooops, this has already been covered in another thread, I see no reason to keep this around except for the sole reason to highlight it!
Interesting that they all announced at once.
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Regardless, it'll be an entirely different UNC team next year. I suspect that they'll be adding Oriakhi now, which will help their frontcourt. But that's no longer a top-10 team in my opinion, even if McAdoo comes back.
Although it's sacrilegious to say this, for the non-Duke-fanatic, very-interested-but-disinterested bball fans, a UK-UNC NC game might have been a classic.
As a Duke fanatic, I'd have to have taken comfort that one of them had to lose.
But, with a healthy Marshall, and certainly with a healthy Marshall and Strickland, that would have been an enticing prospect.
So, I'm happy Roy doesn't get a shot at #3 in 2012. And an NC for Barnes would have been exceedingly difficult to stomach. But I do admire the great play of Zeller and Marshall.
Best news of the day.
Total rebuilding year for the Heels next year.
Plus, Stillman White is gone for his mission, Watts and Zeller graduated. That leaves Strickland and McDonald coming off injuries, and the incoming freshmen.
The only downside is... what does this mean for recruits who have not decided on a school yet? How many add UNC back to their lists?