By Dave Glenn and Staff
June 13, 2005
Today's Best ACC Links
Dan Collins of the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal reports that Wake Forest junior Eric Williams has decided to return to the Demon Deacons for his senior season. Also see Lorenzo Perez of the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer, and David Scott of the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer.
Sekou Smith of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution catches up with Georgia Tech center Luke Schenscher, who participated in the recent NBA camp in Chicago but isn't certain to be selected in the June 28 draft. Also see Andy Katz of ESPN.com, who reports that Florida State sophomore Von Wafer has hired an agent despite his uncertain draft status.
Steve Ellis* of the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat tracks down Florida State offensive lineman Matt Meinrod, whose status as a team leader requires his attention to offseason workouts. "We have 60 guys going out there and it's just frustrating," Meinrod said, "because we have about 120 guys (including walk-ons) that could be out there."
Omar Kelly* of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Miami basketball coach Frank Haith has continued his recruiting momentum with a commitment from Class of 2006 forward Dwayne Collins of nearby Miami High. Also see Michelle Kaufman* of the Miami Herald.
Doug Doughty* of the Roanoke (Va.) Times reports on three recent Class of 2006 commitments to the Virginia football program: defensive tackle Asa Chapman of Virginia, linebacker John Kevin-Dolce of New York, and linebacker Almondo Sewell of New Jersey. Also see Jerry Ratcliffe* of the Charlottesville (Va.) Daily Progress, and Jeff White* of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch.
Joe Eaton of the Roanoke (Va.) Times offers an update on the legal problems of Virginia Tech defensive back Brenden Hill, who will be on probation until June 2006 and must complete 75 hours of community service.
Phil Kornblut* of the Columbia (S.C.) State provides his weekly recruiting notes, including updates on more than a dozen ACC football targets. Also see Bill Buchalter* of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel.
The Associated Press admires the quiet brilliance of San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan (Wake). Also see Brad Friedman of NBA.com, and Tim Povtak of the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel.
Chris McCosky of the Detroit News has a few updates on Detroit Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace (UNC), including the news that team president Joe Dumars wants him to shoot the ball more often. Also see Lacy J. Banks of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Willie T. Smith III of the Greenville (S.C.) News, Bob Spear* of the Columbia (S.C.) State, and Bart Wright* of the Greenville (S.C.) News remember Clemson athletic legend Banks McFadden, whose funeral was Saturday.
Joe Menzer of the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal catches up with Charlotte Panthers receiver Ricky Proehl (Wake), who planned to retire earlier this year but decided to play at least one more year after being blindsided by his coach and teammates a couple of months ago.
Ned Barnett of the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer notes that former PGA golfer Mike Souchak (Duke) had a successful pro career but still holds a place in U.S. Open lore because of his three straight collapses in the event. Also see Tom Berry* of the High Point (N.C.) Enterprise on 31-year-old Joe Ogilvie (Duke), who will participate in this year's Open, and Bob Gillespie of the Columbia (S.C.) State on former No. 1 player David Duval (Georgia Tech).
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