In ACC news, like Mike Dunleavy, Damien Wilkins has
the advantage of a father with vast NBA experience - and also an uncle.
Called "strikingly mature" by Barry Jacobs, who is liberal in many
ways but not always with such high praise, Wilkins is working hard to establish
himself as a key player for the Pack. He wins points in our book for saying that
his favorite class is English and that he likes learning about the
structure of grammar. Who is the last player you heard say that?
Barry Svrluga has
a nice article up on Wake's Josh Shoemaker. who is a force in the conference
this year, without question.
And in the Rim Shots column, the N&O ridicules Matt Doherty for weeping
after a regular season win.
In Maryland, Steve Blake has made his reputation as a tenacious point guard
who never gives up. He might get it from his dad, who
is making 19 hour trips to see his kid play.