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Rashad Vaughn to Trim List Soon
Rashad Vaughn is close to trimming his list to seven or eight schools, he told SNY.tv Monday night. “I haven’t sat down with my family yet but I’m looking to cut it down in the near future, probably like eight or seven,” the 6-foot-5 2014 guard from Robbinsdale Cooper (MN) said by phone. Vaughn recently met with North Carolina coach Roy Williams. “The meeting went well,” Vaughn said. “He is looking for another wing player and they need my shooting and scoring ability.” (Zags Blog)
Isaiah Hicks named NCBCA Player of the Year
J.F. Webb’s Isaiah Hicks was named the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association’s Player of the Year on Tuesday. Hicks, a University of North Carolina signee, helped the Warriors to the 3-A state championship, posting 34 points, 30 rebounds and seven blocked shots in the title game. Webb defeated Statesville in overtime to win the title. (High School OT)
Theo Pinson: 2014’s best passing wing?
Even though he stands 6’6, Wesleyan Christian Academy wing Theo Pinson has spent considerable time running point over the years and it’s evident to anyone that watches him. As a freshman, he ran the show at Oak Ridge Military Academy and has downright special passing skills that he developed during his tenure as a lead guard. Pinson recently announced that UNC, Duke, NC State, Louisville, Kentucky, Georgetown, and Indiana are all in the running for his services. (City League Hoops)
Final grades for Triangle basketball teams
North Carolina: B. When the Tar Heels were picked 11th in the AP preseason poll, that was the program that earned that ranking, not this team. Carolina lost four players that went in the top 17 of the NBA draft so a major transition was bound to happen. Carolina’s 0-2 start had folks in Chapel Hill locking all bridges and overpasses. Then came the moment of revelation. (WRAL Sports Fan)
UNC Guards Stepping Into Key Roles
Without the stable production and leadership of multi-year starters Jonathan Cooper and Travis Bond, North Carolina is starting over at the guard positions this spring. While there is a veteran in third-year sophomore Landon Turner who is game-tested and eager to take the reigns replacing Bond on the right side, UNC is currently working redshirt freshman Caleb Peterson, with the first team on the left. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
Ranking the ACC Head Football Coaches for 2013
5. Larry Fedora, North Carolina: Fedora landed at a North Carolina program still reeling from the aftermath of the Butch Davis era. He led the Tar Heels to a co-Coastal Division title last season, but bowl sanctions didn’t allow UNC to play in the postseason. His offensive scheme is a proven commodity, but can he rebuild a roster hurt heavily by NFL defections and scholarship limitations? (Athlon Sports)
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