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  • shwineka 3:16 pm on March 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , billy donovan, boston celtics, , doc rivers, , , , Goonies, , , , ,   

    UNC Recruiting Austin Rivers 

    UNC entered the recruitment of the class of 2011’s top shooting guard this week. Not surprising for Carolina to be pursuing a top recruit. What is surprising is that this recruit had already committed to Florida!

    It’s none other than the son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, Austin. The younger Rivers had committed to Billy Donovan, but recently opened his recruitment back up to none other than Dook. Well, two can play at that game, and apparently Doc and tha fam spoke with Roy and said they welcomed UNC getting into the mix. I guess Doc does know his stuff.

    UNC’s ’11 class is already solid, but the addition of Rivers would put it among the best in the nation. And honestly, who wouldn’t want to come play with Harrison Barnes? It’s true that Barnes might be gone after his freshman year, but that’s just more PT for any potential recruit to take. Some have raised questions about whether Carolina will have enough scholarships, as Roy has already offered Rivers one that potentially won’t exist. I don’t think that’s going to be an issue. Ed Davis will surely be gone by then, and the way John Henson progressed at the end of the season, he’ll be popping up on mock drafts at the end of next year as well. Might as well over-recruit so we don’t end up in a situation like this year — with weak ball handling that causes all those dang turnovers.

    Plus it’d just be icing on the cake to steal another top recruit from the goonies in Durham.

    • raj 9:44 pm on October 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

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      haha, how’d this work out for you tar holes? enjoy watching us 3 peat

  • shwineka 3:02 pm on March 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Carolina Has Opportunity to Dethrone Devils 

    I was more excited for last night’s game between Maryland and Duke thanI’d ever been for a non-UNC basketball game. Honestly, I daydreamed about it during work.

    As much as Greivis Vasquez makes me want to throw my TV, I was just waiting for he and the Terps to stick it to the Dookies and have their rude fans hurl insults that would make Ari Gold cringe.

    And much to my delight, that all happened. Every last part of it. Vasquez hit essentially the game-winner and I distinctly heard chants of “F*** You, Scheyer.”

    The best part of last night? The result put the Gothic Goonies in a tie with UMD for first place in the conference, and both teams have one game left on their schedules — Duke’s last contest is UNC. That means the Heels have the chance to save their season on Saturday by denying Duke the regular season conference title, assuming that Maryland beats Virginia.

    What better way to cap an end-of-season win streak than crushing the hopes and dreams of your arch rival? The Heels haven’t exactly dominated in the past two games, but their gritty efforts will serve as good practice for playing Duke, which usually results in a gritty game anyway. They seem to be understanding team effort much better as well. John Henson pointed this out after the Miami game.

    Playing in Cameron will be tough, but Greg Paulus will tell you it’s also tough to beat UNC when they’re hyped up for a game in Durham.  And adding the prospect of dethroning the devils has me (and likely the Tar Heels) daydreaming again already.

  • shwineka 1:24 pm on March 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Thank you, Kyle Singler 

    In the past two days, 10 people have come to our blog by searching the term “sloth goonies.”

    • lulu 1:47 am on March 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

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      is there another way?

  • shwineka 10:16 am on January 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ATL, , , , , , Goonies, , , , , , , Seminoles, , , Tallahassee, , , , , , , Xavier   

    ACC Power Rankings – Jan. 12, 2010 

    We polled all the Rafters bloggers to see who is looking good in the ACC this week. If you check this poll throughout the season, you’ll notice a certain consistency at the No. 1 position. It’s not our job to tout other teams who might have had a better week than Carolina, it’s our job to tell you why, week after week, UNC is the best team in the conference. If you know a reason why the Heels are No. 1, send it to us at editors@raftersblog.com

    ACC play kicked off this week and it looks to be a typical conference season full of upsets and nail-biters. One of the hallmarks of the conference has to be the high level of play, and the fact that even at that high level, any team is capable of beating any other team on a given night. N.C. State beat a ranked Fla. State, while Wake Forest and Maryland had to settle things in OT. Oh yeah, Duke lost, too.

    1. North Carolina (1-0) – Sitting pretty and undefeated in the ACC, UNC had a great character-building win on Sunday against Va. Tech. The rest of the week will be a bit tougher against Clemson (tonight) and Ga. Tech (Saturday), who are both ranked — albeit in very different places depending on who you ask. UNC won the battle on the court and the battle of style this week, with Roy Williams outdueling VT’s Seth Greenberg.

    2. Georgia Tech (1-1) – Young team with tons of potential showed the at-the-time-Top-5 Dukies that experience isn’t everything. Tech held preseason conference player of the year Kyle Singler to 2-13 from the field and got some good production from everyone.

    3. Wake Forest (2-1) – Wake can’t seem to end things in regulation, playing three of their last four game into OT. Thing is, they find a way to win if they make it to overtime, beating both Xavier and Richmond before Maryland last night. They lost to Miami in regulation in the midst of that stretch, but they’re feisty, and that gets them to No. 3.

    4. Duke (1-1) – Kyle “Sloth” Singler camp up limp as he and the rest of the Goonies went down in ATL.

    5. Virginia (1-0) – Finally got a good win. 

    6. Clemson (1-1) – Beating BC was ho-hum. It’s going to take a awful lot for Clemson to impress us. And we don’t think that will happen tonight.

    7. Maryland (1-1) – Beat Fla. State, but lost to Wake, and that win over FSU doesn’t look as good after the Seminoles went down to the Wolfpack.

    8. Virginia Tech (0-1) – What can they say? They lost to the best team in the conference.

    9. North Carolina State (1-2) – Yeah, they beat FSU, but it was by one point. To rise in this poll they’ll need some momentum.

    10. Miami (1-1) – Losing to BC must still sting, but that win over Wake is starting to look better and better.

    11. Boston College (1-1) – The maroon-headed step child remains in the basement of the league and goes to bed without supper for a second straight week. We don’t think Clemson is that good, so that one loss almost counts like two, right?

    12. Florida State (1-2) – The biggest fall of the week comes to us from Tallahassee. Falling from No. 2 to No. 12 is no easy task but losses to both Maryland and N.C. State will put you here. Even if you’re technically ranked.

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