UNC Basketball Freshmen Choose Jersey Numbers
Rechon Black, Nassir Little, and Coby White will enroll at UNC next week. Rechon "Leaky" Black has always worn No. 1 and that will continue in Chapel Hill. Nassir Little will switch from No. 10 to No. 5 due to No. 10 being Lennie Rosenbluth's retired number. Coby White “couldn't wear No. 0 and Leaky always wore No. 1, so No. 2 was the next lowest number,” he said.
UNC-NC State Postgame Notes
Luke Maye scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed 17 rebounds against NC State. Maye is the fourth Tar Heel (with Billy Cunningham, Lennie Rosenbluth and Mitch Kupchak) to have multiple 30/15 games in the same season. Roy Williams is now 33-4 against NC State, including 28-4 as UNC's head coach. UNC has won five in a row over NC State in PNC Arena.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Pitt
If you need someone to understand the Carolina family, point them towards the UNC tunnel after the game, when Antawn Jamison (last played for UNC in 1998) greeted Lennie Rosenbluth (last played for UNC in 1957) with, "What's going on, big time? Great to see you again!" The two then had a conversation as if they were longtime teammates. That's the Carolina family.
Lucas: Family Time
The rings, which are enormous, are a dazzling token of the 2017 NCAA basketball title. Members of every Carolina NCAA title team were on hand, from Lennie Rosenbluth and Joe Quigg and Tom Kearns in 1957 all the way through Green, Wayne Ellington and Tyler Zeller from 2009. Each former champion was introduced to roars from the Kenan crowd.
Lucas: An Afternoon with a Legend
It’s not entirely true to say that my main reason for writing a book about the 1957 Carolina basketball team was to meet Frank Deford. But it was one of the primary reasons. In the course of that research, I came across a Sports Illustrated story on the ’57 team written by Frank Deford. In my eyes, Deford was almost as big a star as Lennie Rosenbluth or Pete Brennan.
Rosenbluth, Quigg To Host 1957 UNC Basketball Season Discussion
Undefeated. National Champions. History Made. Joing living Legends Freddie Kiger ’74 and special guests, Lennie Rosenbluth ’57 and Joe Quigg ’57, for a lecture on the 1957 UNC basketball season on Tuesday, April 4 from 7-9 p.m. at George Watts Hill Alumni Center in Chapel Hill. Lennie and Joe, two of the key players on the team will also answer questions.
Video: Frank McGuire's New York City Pipeline Led To 1957 Undefeated Season
Frank McGuire brought players from New York to North Carolina and changed the culture of basketball at UNC. Hear Lennie Rosenbluth, Tony Konchalski and Joe Quigg talk about how the aggressive New York style of basketball led to Carolina's undefeated season of 1957.
Joe Quigg, '57 Tar Heels to relive perfect season
Joe Quigg says he still gets goose pumps anytime the '57 champions are recognized for their season under Frank McGuire, the New Yorker who brought "kids" south to include Lennie Rosenbluth from the Bronx along with Bob Cunningham, Danny Lotz, Pete Brennan and Quigg. "Only five us of are left," Quigg says. They'll revel in the moment Saturday.
Lucas: One To Remember
One of the most fun things about attending a Carolina Basketball game in the Smith Center is picking out the former Tar Heels in the crowd and reminiscing. Thursday night, against Virginia Tech, there was Antawn Jamison, Phil Ford, Lennie Rosenbluth, Sean May, Eric Montross, and Desmond Hubert. Each comes with their own set of memories.
Lennie Rosenbluth Tribute Event Scheduled for Oct. 12 in Charlotte
The evening includes food catered by Leroy Fox restaurant, craft beer from Sugar Creek Brewing Co and the highlight will be former Tar Heel player David Chadwick interviewing Lennie Rosenbluth. In addition, former Tar Heel player Richard Vinroot will speak about Lennie's impact on the UNC program. At 83 years young, Lennie is full of stories about his basketball career.
Bob Young recalls stopping Wilt, helping unbeaten Tar Heels win in 1957
Bob Young was among a group of transplanted New Yorkers recruited by coach Frank McGuire in the mid-1950s that formed the nucleus of the 1957 championship team. Young recalls leaving Manhattan with future Tar Heels star Lennie Rosenbluth in the summer of 1953. The two remain in close contact today, as do the other three surviving members of that 32-0 squad.
Staunton Military Academy had part in UNC's perfect team
In the almost 63-year history of the ACC, there has only been one team that went undefeated — the 1957 Tar Heels. Staunton Military Academy had a part in making it happen. Lennie Rosenbluth, the leader of the undefeated 1957 National Championship team, went to Staunton Military Academy for the 1952-53 school year.
College basketball's All-time Starting Five: North Carolina Tar Heels
UNC’s All-Time Starting Five: G - Michael Jordan, G - Phil Ford, F - James Worthy, F - Antawn Jamison, C - Tyler Hansbrough; Toughest omissions: Sam Perkins was a three-time first-team All-American. Lennie Rosenbluth was the national Player of the Year in 1957, leading the Tar Heels to an undefeated season and a national title.
UNC, NC State Football Still Looking For Their Lennie Rosenbluth
Larry Fedora is five years into rebuilding North Carolina and Dave Doeren four into his effort at N.C. State, but the state’s top high school talent still leave home to cross the border for more nationally prominent programs....But don’t blame Fedora and Doeren. The person to blame is Lennie Rosenbluth.
Recap & Analysis: UNC 106, Florida State 90
Brice Johnson's final line: 39 points, 23 rebounds, 14-16 FGs, 11-16 FTs, 3 blocks and 3 steals. It likely stands as one of the best double-doubles in UNC history with only players like Billy Cunningham and Lennie Rosenbluth having better games. Paige scored 30 points on 10-12 shooting and 5-9 from three and 5-6 at the line. The Johnson/Paige combo accounted for 69 of UNC's 106 points.