Monday, November 24, 2008

Williams shoots free throws for charity

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Looks like North Carolina coach Roy Williams hasn't lost his free throw form. As part of a charity event before the Maui Invitational begins on Monday, Williams and the other head coaches shot free throws with local youths for charity after Sunday morning's news conference; the funds went to local schools.

Williams, who played on UNC's freshman team in 1968-69, made three of his five shots.

How long had he been practicing?

"In 2004-05 I didn't shoot it,'' he said, laughing as he referred to the last time UNC played here. "I wasn't going to do it this morning, but the press conference got over so quickly I could stay because I have a 9 a.m. staff meeting. Little pressure, missed the first two, hit three in a row so I feel better now."

Notice he didn't let his lei get in his way, either.

photo courtesy of J.D. Lyon, Jr./UNC

-- Robbi Pickeral