tarheels 2006

The awards have just poured in for this year’s North Carolina Tarheel basketball team. I was waiting a few weeks for the dust to settle so that I could post them all at once.

  • ACC Freshman of the Year – Tyler Hansbrough (unanimous)
  • ACC Coach of the Year – Roy Williams
  • USBWA National Coach of the Year – Roy Williams
  • USBWA Freshman of the Year – Tyler Hansbrough
  • Rupp All-American First Team – Tyler Hansbrough
  • Naismith Award Finalist – Roy Williams
  • Associated Press Coach of the Year – Roy Williams

Brandon made mention just the other day that UNC lost their top seven scorers which combined for 91% of all points scored in their national championship season. To come back with such a young, inexperienced team and make such a showing in both the ACC and some non-conference play, just reinforces to me that Roy has put Carolina’s basketball program back to place where it was when Dean Smith was still coaching – before the likes of Matt Daugherty almost killed us for good.