Dunk? Free throw? Three-pointer? There's little doubt Tyler Hansbrough will break Phil Ford's career scoring record at North Carolina, but teammates differ on how they'd like to see it happen.
CHAPEL HILL — There's little doubt that North Carolina big man Tyler Hansbrough will set the school record for career points Thursday night. After all, he needs only nine to pass Phil Ford, currently atop the list at 2,290, and the senior has only posted six single- digit games in his career.
But how will he do it?
Shooting guard Wayne Ellington figures it will occur on a lay-up. Forward Danny Green predicts a three-point play.
Reserve Bobby Frasor, meanwhile, thinks it will happen at the foul line; the big man is, after all, already the school leader in free throw attempts.
Wing Marcus Ginyard will be hoping for something a bit more exciting.
"I'd love him to hit a three to do it,'' Ginyard said. "Hopefully, he'll do it that way -- or a dunk or something like that. I just hope he doesn't do it on the free throw line. Maybe a half-court shot at halftime or something? That would be nice."
No matter how it occurs, expect a standing ovation from the crowd, which will include Ford, who is now an assistant coach for the Charlotte Bobcats. And don't expect much of a reaction from Hansbrough, who has downplayed the individual record in favor of a team-first philosophy.
"He'll get some more text messages, or some more phone calls,'' Frasor said of any possible celebration. "But for the most part, he'll make himself a protein shake and go to sleep."
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-- Robbi Pickeral