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A stat's been making the rounds the last few days and we referenced it Saturday:

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Here’s a factoid for you to mull over: in the long, glorious history of the ACC, only two players have averaged as much as 19 points and 11 boards, Plumlee’s current averages, for an entire season: Ralph Sampson and Tim Duncan.

We saw it in the Philadelphia Inquirer; ESPN picked it up too. Only it's apparently not true as our reader Jack points out:

"This can't be true.  All I had to do was check Heyman's Duke stats to see that in 1962 he averaged 25.3 / 11.2 (and in round numbers he averaged 25 / 11 for his freaking career).  There must be others.  For example there are three others from Tobacco Road:

  • 1958 - Pete Brennan  UNC 21/11
  • 1961 & 1962 - Len Chappell WFU 26 & 30 / 14 & 15
  • 1964 & 1965 - Billy Cunningham UNC-CH 26 & 25 / 15 & 14"

Perhaps it should be adjusted to say that only two players in the modern era have done it.