Monday, January 5, 2009

UNC coach: I'm 'concerned' about Ginyard

One of the biggest elements missing from North Carolina during its 85-78 loss to Boston College on Sunday night: the impact of Marcus Ginyard.

The senior, who finally returned late last month after left foot surgery, played 14 minutes off the bench Sunday night, but he still wasn’t moving well enough to help slow the Eagles' Tyrese Rice (25 points) or Rakim Sanders (22).

He was also sporting a sleeve on his right leg. Coach Roy Williams’
explanation on Monday: "He took whack on his knee the day before the BC game in practice. I don’t have any idea whether that was (the reason for the sleeve) or it was Marcus making a fashion statement."

What North Carolina is missing is Ginyard’s healthy defensive statements.

Williams said he is "concerned" about the player because he’s still not moving as well as he would like to.

"You look there (at the box score) and he plays 14 minutes and doesn’t take a shot,’’ Williams said Sunday. "There’s no question that he’s not 100 percent. And when he came back, I said that it’s going to take us two or three weeks to get him there… And I think he’s concerned. I’m concerned."

— Robbi Pickeral


Anonymous said...

He wouldn't have made a difference even if he was 100%. BC is just that good.

Anonymous said...

Yeah...just ask Harvard. LOL