The NCAA tournament will be over a week from today and North Carolina fans will be discussing who is staying who is leaving and how the Tar Heels will compete next year with the incoming freshman class. This edition of four corners we look at officiating, Andrew Wiggins and the UNC signees that are playing in the McDonald’s All American game.
One: Ed Rush who is the head of officials for the Pac-12 “told a group of referees that he would pay $5,000 or a trip to Cancun if they either “rang him up” or “ran him,” meaning hit Miller with a technical or toss him out of the game.” The Pac-12 has released a statement today saying he meant no ill will in the comments and that he realizes they were inappropriate. Imagine if the ACC head of officials made this statement toward Mark Gottfried at NC State. There is not place in sports for the integrity of the game to come under question and that is what Ed Rush did.
Two: Andrew Wiggins told reporters that it would probably be mid may before he announced his decision. May 15th is the deadline to sign a letter of intent and this is just another move by Wiggins to keep the most secretive recruiting process close to the vest as i remember in quite some time.
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Three: Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks are practicing with the other McDonald All Americans this week. For Meeks this type of showcase is not the best venue to display his skills in how he will help North Carolina. Remember Sean May was 3-10 in this game and turned out pretty good for North Carolina.
Four: The NBA draft deadline is less than a month away and North Carolina fans will be waiting with baited breath for PJ Hairston, Reggie Bullock and James Michael McAdoo to make their decisions. NC State has already lost two players to the NBA and the Tar Heels could be in a similar position as they were last year if all three decide to go pro.