Monday, April 2, 2012

Tar Heels recruit Marcus Paige is latest UNC injury

North Carolina's basketball season is over but the injury list just keeps growing.

Recruit Marcus Paige, predicted by many to take over the Tar Heels playmaker role in 2012-13, has been scratched from a weekend all-star game in Portland, Ore.

Paige, a 6-foot-1 left-hander, suffered a foot injury at some point late last week during practice sessions in Portland.

The extent of the injury isn't known at this point. Efforts were not immediately successful to reach officials at Portland's Hoop Summit or at Paige's high school in Marion, Iowa.

On his Twitter page (@marcuspaige15), Paige had a post saying that he was "kinda mad that I had to limp around ... my foot was all messed up ..."

Paige was replaced on the Hoop Summit roster by Pittsburgh signee James Robinson of Hyattsville (Md.) De Matha.

Still scheduled to participate in the Hoop Summit is Duke signee Rasheed Sulaimon.

The USA team will face a World Select team on Saturday night in Portland's Rose Garden arena.

UNC's season ended March 25 in St. Louis against Kansas in the NCAA Midwest championship game.

Late-season injuries to Kendall Marshall and John Henson undermined Tar Heel hopes to reach the Final Four.

- Caulton Tudor

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, that's too bad, I'm sure. Unless it's career ending, it isn't news. These types of stories are part of the reason there is an ABC club in this state

Anonymous said...

Notice that EVERY article about Tar Heel baskeball mentions the late season injuries that hampered their ability to get to the Final Four? GET OVER IT...

Anonymous said...

If it's your job to report sports news on local colleges and universities, it IS news. Read the headline of the section the article is posted in and you'd realize it's for news that's necessarily mainstream. And if it isn't news, why did you read the article and take the time to comment on it?

Anonymous said...

Next thing you know Heel Nation will blame Rivers' dagger shot and the 33-point beatdown on the "injuries".

Anonymous said...

The Tar Heels and Blue Devils will stink AGAIN next year! Lol...UK will RELOAD and win back to back titles. Mark that down. A. Davis will wither come baclk to school for another year, or the lottery balls will not go in the Bobcats favor. A. Davis does not want to play for Charlotte, just like Andrew Luck didn't want to play for the Panthers, and Cam Newton will leave as soon as his contract up! Bobcats are headed to Seattle and Panther headed to LA. Lol...GO WILDCATS!

Anonymous said...

The Tar Heels and Blue Devils will stink AGAIN next year! Lol...UK will RELOAD and win back to back titles. Mark that down! A. Davis will either come back to school for another year, or the lottery balls will not go in the Bobcats favor. A. Davis does not want to play for Charlotte, just like Andrew Luck didn't want to play for the Panthers, and Cam Newton will leave as soon as his contract is up! Bobcats are headed to Seattle and Panthers are headed to LA. Lol...GO WILDCATS!

Anonymous said...

already setting up the excuse board for next season. what a bunch of whinning babies.

Anonymous said...

Duke and UNC will BOTH be out of the Top 25 next year! Coack K and Roy should give it up. They're old and useless. Go Wolfpack!!!

Anonymous said...

Marcus Paige is just like Kendall Marshall...a baby...terrible Point guards...Seth Curry is the MAN! GO DUKE!!

Anonymous said...

I think Ryan Harrow and UK will win the Title next year! UK is the BEST BASKETBALL PROGRAM IN THE COUNTRY. Yes, we could beat Charlotte Bobcats...Jordan needs to sell the team to Seattle. Charlotte is a terrible sports town.

Anonymous said...

Those are the breaks!

Anonymous said...

But can he still take Swahili 101 in the fall?

Anonymous said...

UNC-Chapel Hill is a terrible school...GO DUKE!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow these are some intelligent comments as for the idiot saying Cam and A Davis dont want to play here...Cam will be here thru initial 4 yrs then we can franchise him twice so thats six yrs baby!! Also if we get Davis he will have to leave a lot of money on the table to leave after 4 yrs

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:54am. A Davis ain't coming to Charlotte. 1. He goes back to school to win another title. 2. Charlotte will not get the #1 draft pick. They missed on Dwight Howard, and they are just bad luck. Austin Rivers will be the pick or Harrison Barnes. Neither will be good in the NBA.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like we have some Kensucky fans on the board today, you can tell by the ignorant, moronic comments that really mean nothing, yep they are here.

Anonymous said...

Wow,can you guess why so many people hate KY, just look at some of the stupid comments. Their fans are idiots whether they win or lose.

Anonymous said...

UK WINS 2012 TITLE! Also in 2013...BACK TO BACK!! Duke and UNC ain't winning anything in awhile...Lol...GO WILDCATS!!!

Anonymous said...

UNC-CHeats.

Anonymous said...

With Calipari's track record how long before Kentucky on probation and has to vacate title

Anonymous said...

UK will win the next years national title! UNC/Duke/NC State all stink....Ha! Ha!! Losers...get use to losing...UK WINS!!!

Anonymous said...

Calipari will pass Roy and Coach K in the nest few years...Best coach in college basketball!

Anonymous said...

Relax, guys. True, it was UK's year from the beginning...but remember it's their first time on top of the perch in 15 years so they're a little amped up.

Anonymous said...

so let me get this straight: UK and ABC fans click on the link to a UNC article just to run their mouths about their team(s)? HAHAHAHAHAHA. I can understand bragging within an article that has SOMETHING to do with UK...So pathetic!!! You are showing your jealousy.

Anonymous said...

ALL YOU GAY DOOKIE FANS NEED TO QUIT HATING & LEARN HOW TO BEAT TEAMS LIKE LEHIGH.... GET OFF OUR NUTS YOU 1ST ROUND LOSERS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

BTW..... ALL YOU UK BANDWAGON FANS GET OFF THERE NUTS TOO.... LAST YR YALL WERE CONN FANS, NOW YALL UK FANS?!? PICK A TEAM & STAY W/THAT TEAM.... YALL AREN'T TRUE BASKETBALL FANS!!! POSERS....

Anonymous said...

If the TRUE IDIOT UK fan posting on this board thinks A Davis is returning, he is full of it. Davis and all the top 6 are gone, and Kensucky will have almost all frosh next year. And Calipari has few if any legit wins, as future sanctions against UK will strike them.

But Davis will soon have to replace his 60k Escalade "earned" through his UK efforts

heelsboy1010 said...

First off, win something first band wagon,choking wolfpack fans. How many decades have you been missing in the ACC?? Too damn many that`s what. If you want to bring up cheating, how about your point shaving scandal or was that Carolina and Duke`s fault as well. Win Championships, regular seasons and ACC titles in recent memory and then come back from the wilderness losers!!! No one ever won Championships on paper crybabies!!

Anonymous said...

Setn Curry? Please. He walsk as much a sthe old lady at the mall. As far as the Wolfpack fan, you only wish you could be half of the Blue Devils or Heels

Anonymous said...

UNC-CHeat is an embarrassment to the ACC. Enjoy your sanctions!

Hostpph said...

huh that is rather interesting, I have not heard anything about Marcus Paige and I will google him in a minute to know more about him, thanks buddy!