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#1 Britneck

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:45 AM

http://sportsillustr.../unc/index.html

I don't get the Ellington part but sounds good to me.

#2 Tweeder

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:45 AM

I do nto understand why everybody else is just reporting on the press conference and not leaving early like SI is doing, but it would make sense

#3 unicar15

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:54 AM

I read that Ellington's family is having financial trouble...One of the reasons he was thinking of going last year as well. Wish them all the best and can't say I'm upset they are leaving.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:56 AM

I read that Ellington's family is having financial trouble...One of the reasons he was thinking of going last year as well. Wish them all the best and can't say I'm upset they are leaving.


So, he is suffering from the Rondo Syndrome just minus the crack dealing father.....Probably should stay another year to help his status, but is looking at the bigger picture of helping family out during time of need

#5 mantal

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 11:10 AM

Lawson was expected, but I had hopes Ellington would stay. Oh well...

#6 monstercat

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 01:42 PM

Well it's official now...they just made the announcement on ESPN News.

#7 holderoftruth

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 01:52 PM

I didnt know this:

"Because both players already tested the waters following their sophomore seasons, they do not have the option of returing to school."

#8 Luc21

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:10 PM

Two very solid careers there. You can't ask for more from those guys IMO.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:40 PM

I didnt know this:

"Because both players already tested the waters following their sophomore seasons, they do not have the option of returing to school."

Think the same thing happened to Buddinger at Arizona this year, too.

#10 CM86

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:50 PM

both obviously helped their draft stock by coming back for this year and winning a Nat Championship.

In my opinion, their stock wouldn't have gone any higher if they'd stayed another year. I wonder how long it's going to be before we hear something about UNC and John Wall.

#11 panthersphan

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 03:55 PM

Glad to see gone (along w/ Hansbrough and Green) But kudos on great College Basketball careers..a new generation for the Heels has begun...

#12 RedMage138

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:44 PM

:D

#13 Htar

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:51 PM

And who didn't expect this? Good luck to both...They are Tar Heel legends!

#14 Niner National

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:25 PM

So much for back to back national championships. UNC-CH will still be good next season, but they won't contend for a title.

#15 Black

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:38 PM

they will contend for an NIT title


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