By the time he's finished at North Carolina -- a process that will take all four years, we have now learned -- Tyler Hansbrough will go down as the most decorated player in college basketball history. Beats the hell out of being picked 29th overall in the 2008 NBA draft, doesn't it?
There has never been a player earn a spot on the first-team Associated Press All-American team for four straight years, but Hansbrough will accomplish that goal in about 11 months when he does it for a fourth time. He also will become the ACC's career scoring leader, passing J.J. Redick, and will have a shot at reaching 3,000 career points.
Good for you, Tyler Hansbrough.
As for you, Wayne Ellington, get your scrawny butt back to school. You're no Joseph Forte -- who, if you didn't know, was no NBA player.
Ellington's midrange game would work wonders in the NBA if he were 6-foot-8. But he's 6-4, and he's not a point guard, which means he has no shot of being an impact NBA player now. And maybe not ever. So get back to school.
And tell Tywon Lawson to join you. Lawson, like Ellington, was a great high school player who has become a very good college player who is a marginal pro at best. So follow the lead of Hansbrough and stay in school, fool.