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  • shwineka 8:00 am on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Charlotte Bobcats, , , , , , Sportscenter, , , Verizon Center,   

    Where the Heel did you go, Raymond Felton? 

    Those of you that watch Sportscenter (one word or two?) probably know very well where Raymond Felton is because he’s taking names in the NBA. As point guard for the Charlotte Bobcats, Ray has been getting some great compliments from his coach, Larry Brown. Not an easy task, considering Brown is known to be one of the toughest coaches on points guards in the game.

    Felton has the squad playing pretty well. Charlotte just beat a very good Denver Nuggets team, against another former UNC PG Ty Lawson no less. The Bobcats have won six of their last eight games. Needless to say, one of those came when they visited the Wizards Nov. 28. Rafters blogger Matt and I made our way to the Verizon Center to catch the game and took some super sweet video of our boy Felton from our “upgraded” seats in the lower level.  So please, do check it out below:

    Look closely and you’ll see another former Tar Heel, Brendan Haywood, in that second video. And now, the highlight of the Wizards’ night!……

     
  • hiphopobserver 4:16 pm on December 7, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , transfer, , , usc   

    UNC Transfer Alex Stepheson Proving his Skills 

    We at Carolina didn’t get to see a ton from Stepheson in his year at UNC but I think we could all agree that he had a great deal of potential.

    After transferring back home to be closer to his family, Alex is going off this year and raising some eyebrows. I had already heard his name mentioned this year as being one of the top front court players in the Pac-10 and this stat from ESPN just solidifies it.

    Time to welcome Alex Stepheson as a major player at USC. The North Carolina transfer scored 22 points and grabbed seven boards in a loss at Georgia Tech.

    Way to go, Alex, you’ll always be a Tar Heel to me.

     
  • hiphopobserver 5:15 pm on November 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , jackie manuel, ,   

    Where the Heel Did You Go? Jackie Manuel 

    This is a segment I have been thinking about starting for a while now, and when I saw this article today I thought, “Why not today?”

    Let’s all take a trip down memory lane and avoid as many cliches as possible.  The year was 2005 and UNC had just won Roy Williams his first NCAA championship. That June, UNC would make history with four players selected in the first 14 picks of the NBA draft and one more being picked in the second round. One notable exception from that list of draftees was shutdown man Jackie Manuel.

    Jackie has forgone the usual route of playing oversees and now plays with the Erie BayHawks of the NBA D-League.

    Last season Jackie averaged 9.1 points and 7.1 rebounds and shot 47.9 percent from the field as a starter.

    Over the off-season Jackie has changed up his diet, added close to 20 pounds of muscle and worked to improve his shooting touch. He was an abysmal 27.3 percent from beyond the arc and 59.2 percent from the free-throw line.

    Here’s to you Jackie, good luck in Erie and remember you’ll always have a possee in Chapel Hill.

    Read the whole article on Jackie at GoErie.com

     
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