Shelden Williams was among the 14 players and coaches named ACC Legends on Wednesday.
We have to wonder about the pointlessness of naming guys like Rodney McCray and Pearl Washington though. They were great players for their schools of course, but none of the expansion School legends played a minute in the ACC.
Politically we understand the logic, but it’s stupid and makes no sense.
And we have one other question.
Antawn Jamison is on the list. He is certainly an ACC legend. He was an amazing player.
But we recall that he was an Afro-American and African studies major and he graduated in summer school.
We certainly aren’t saying he didn't earn his degree. No one knows for sure when that stuff started at UNC.
On the other hand though, any skepticism about a UNC athlete graduating, in summer school, with a degree in Afro-American and African studies is certainly understandable.
We wish we could simply take it on face value, but someone has to ask: does Jamison have a legitimate degree? Did he take independent studies classes to finish his degree?
- Curtis Aiken (Pittsburgh)
- Bobby Beecher (Virginia Tech)
- Troy Bell (Boston College)
- Gary Brokaw (Notre Dame)
- Wayne Buckner (Miami)
- Junior Burrough (Virginia)
- Matt Harpring (Georgia Tech)
- Josh Howard (Wake Forest)
- Antawn Jamison (North Carolina)
- Rodney McCray (Louisville)
- Tim Pickett (Florida State)
- Edward Scott (Clemson)
- Jim Valvano (N.C. State)
- Pearl Washington (Syracuse)
- Shelden Williams (Duke)