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.