Monday, March 09, 2009

Inflated Accomplishment

The All-ACC team was announced today, and senior Tyler Hansbrough was a unanimous selection for a record fourth year. It is an incredible accomplishment that needs no inflating, but the press release at the conference web site noted this curious tidbit (emphasis mine):

"Hansbrough last year became the third player in league history to be
unanimously named to the all-ACC team three times, joining North Carolina
State's David Thompson (1973-75) and Duke's Art Heyman (1961-63), and was the
first to do it in his first three years in the league

Since Heyman and Thompson were only allowed to play three years, I would argue they were unanimous all-conference selections in their first three years in the league.


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