North Carolina Tar Heels: Rumor Central

Glenn PettyAnalyst IMarch 11, 2010

DURHAM, NC - MARCH 06:  Larry Drew II #11 of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts to a call against during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 6, 2010 in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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All of you loyal readers know that Today’sACCHeadlines.com, the blog of record for major ACC sports, has ridiculously high journalistic standards. We don’t get bogged down in recruiting information or various rumors about players or coaches.

You will note also that, in the tradition of first-class journalism, we haven’t burdened you with story after story about the demise of the 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Champion University of North Carolina Tar Heels. Even though it is a “man bites dog” story, and worthy of some attention, it’s not what we do.

Most of the time...

However, since sources close to T.A.H. and the UNC basketball program have sent us some juicy rumors, we feel compelled to share.

Here’s the dish, and, remember, you heard it here first.

Roy Williams is frustrated, very frustrated, so don’t be surprised if the current roster shrinks beyond the graduation of Ginyard and Thompson.

Here’s the rumored prediction of events:


Ed Davis will go to the NBA

Going after his truncated injury-ended season will cost him a bunch of money, but if he was part of the problem nobody will stop him. He can’t possibly be seen as a first-round choice as he was last year when he was a shining star sub playing with four future NBA teammates.


Larry Drew II will transfer

Drew has publicly denied this on more than one occasion. Some Tar Heel fans have been absurdly critical of Drew, expecting the sophomore with limited experience to fill the now-NBA-sized shoes of former standout point guards Ty Lawson and Raymond Felton is totally unfair. Having said that, he still throws some horrific passes for no discernible reasons.


Justin Watts will transfer

Apparently the sophomore is unhappy about something. We don’t know what that is, but we’ll guess playing time is the issue.


Will Graves will do something

There seems to be some speculation about Graves, but we can’t figure out what it is—how many cheeseburgers he eats a week? Although he has had some personality clashes with his coaches in the past, ole’ Roy calls Graves his “smartest player.” We wager he’s back and playing a big role in that Danny Green three-point shooter kind of way.

Dexter Strickland is rumored to have some academic problems and David Wear is injured—not sure yet how seriously.


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