Friday, January 11, 2008

Be careful, Roy!

This just in from University of North Carolina sports information:

CHAPEL HILL --University of North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams
received five stitches on the top of his head after falling in his office
Friday afternoon.

Williams was finishing up a meeting with some of his players when he stood
up to open the door. He tripped over a cord and fell headfirst into the
door. He suffered a laceration on his scalp.

He walked out of the office under his own power and was driven to UNC
Student Health where he received the five stitches.

At the time of the incident, Williams was ready to appear on ESPN Radio at
1:45 p.m. with Mike Tirico and Scot VanPelt, but he was unable to make that
appearance. He also cancelled his weekly press conference with the North
Carolina local media that was scheduled for 2 p.m.

He returned to the Smith Center at 3:15 p.m. in time for Friday's practice.

The No. 1 ranked and unbeaten Tar Heels (16-0) play host to NC State (11-3)
at the Smith Center on Saturday at noon (ESPN).

"Oh yeah, must have been like 36 stitches and the doctors say Wanda (his
wife) has to make me a home-cooked meal," Williams joked to reporters upon
his return to the arena.

I can empathize with Roy. I'm still nursing a sore knee after tripping over a baby toy. But it's not a bad day for Coach Williams and North Carolina basketball. Kinston High sophomore sensation Reggie Bullock verbally committed to the Tar Heels after being tendered a scholarship offer by Roy Williams last Friday.

Bryan Hanks, the tireless sports editor of The Kinston Free Press, had the story of Bullock's commitment.

Bullock, a 6-foot-5 wing, is the second commitment in the class of 2010 for the Tar Heels (point guard Kendall Marshall is the other) and fourth UNC commitment in the last week, joining 6-foot-9 Texan John Henson and California twins David and Travis Wear, all in the class of 2009.

Bullock and the Kinston Vikings are in town tonight to play Hunt in the 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference opener for both teams.

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