College Basketball in North Carolina and Charlotte hookups
It has been a tough for stretch for the state of North Carolina for the last four years; only two national titles between the major schools in all of the state. People outside Charlotte who don’t watch the news may not find this overly surprising, but what residents of the state of college basketball know very well is that Duke, Wake Forest, North Carolina, and North Carolina State are all very elite teams, and that Duke and the Tar Heels especially, expect to win on an average of once every two years. While Duke and North Carolina won in 2009 and 2010 respectively, there has been a high player turnover, leading to a lack of consistency in the excellence that the fans expect, and the coaches for that matter.
Hotels in the state have suffered as well, as less fans have packed them for the once illustrious conference tournaments, which used to truly host a bevy of excellent teams. These days, its usually one team in the state that is dominant, like the Blue Devils of last year and this year. Coach Krzyzewski has done of fine job of recruiting and retaingtalent, but then again the most talented of all are players rie Irving and Nolan Smith; Kyrie is a one and done player, while Nolan is a senior and has no choice but to declare for the NBA draft. North Carolina is an example of a team which has truly fallen short of expectations, and most of the blame should go to coach Roy Williams. Since their national title, Williams has collected an assortment of players who either underachieved or left for the draft early.
It has been inconsistent in Chapel Hill to say the least. They do have the young point guard in Marshall, but the last two guards left early, when Raymond Felton and then Ty Lawson headed to the big league. All of the people of Charlotte North Carolina are cognisant of the fact that Wake Forest hasn’t been the same since Chris Paul played there. Perhaps it is a facade; maybe Paul was so talented that the Demon Deacons appeared good but really were a one-man team, and maybe they weren’t truly good since the days of Tim Duncan.
The North Carolina State Wolfpack were steadfast with the great Sidney Lowe, until a terrible 2010 season, where he was terminated by the school. The team has always pieced together ragtag professionals like Julius Hodge, and even the athletic Leslie, but the program has never reached the elite level that the big two have. Restaurants in Charlotte often report better sales based on the success of the teams. Currently, the school is searching for its next head coach; they haven’t forgiven Lowe for passing up on the great forward Monroe.