Sixty years ago Carolina won its first national NCAA basketball championship. We watched it on this new thing called TV. UNC beat my Wake Forest Deacons four times in close games that undefeated year for the Heels (32-0). The last one on a buzzer beater by Lennie Rosenbluth. UNC Coach, Frank McGuire observed “…the Baptists and the Catholics were having a swell game when the Jewish kid ended it all”.
This year’s UNC roster was made up of all American players. Three of five solid starters were from our state. Gonzaga listed five internationals on their roster. Someone said there are five thousand international basketball players in the USA.
Our guys are something to be proud of. The best.