Thursday, February 4, 2010

More numbers coming to Smith Center rafters

It’s going to be busy during North Carolina’s final home games of the season – even when the current players aren’t competing on the court.

Former Tar Heel guards Ty Lawson and Wayne Ellington, starters on last year’s national championship team, will have their jerseys honored prior to the Feb. 13 game against N.C. State, a team spokesman said.

As previously reported, former Tar Heel guard Donald Williams, Most Outstanding Player of the 1993 Final Four, will also have his jersey honored, and raised to the rafters, during halftime of the March 2 game against Miami.

Four-time All-America Tyler Hansbrough will have his No. 50 retired during halftime of Wednesday’s game against Duke; he is only the eighth Tar Heel to have his jersey retired.

-- Robbi Pickeral