2017 National Champions, Carolina was Experienced Talent

Quierra Luck

Today Coach Roy Williams has multiple reasons to celebrate; it's the day he's won numerous championships, 2005, 2009, and 2017. The roller coaster ride that is Carolina Basketball has been bottled up on one day. Each tournament represents a different team and coach; it's crazy to think about, but the growth between those years is exceptional.

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

Which would you rather have, talent or experience? That's the question Williams answered after the 2017 National Championship. Most of you know, Carolina isn't exactly the top destination for one and done kids; in Williwmas 17 year tenure, he's only had five. That five can be a testament of developing kids who weren't high on the recruiting circuit or their willingness to compete for Carolina. Either way, Williams understands that talent is essential to any team, but sometimes the experience can take the edge.

"With us getting all the way to the national championship game last year, and then some guys on here playing with each other for three years. I think that's better than having a new guy come in each and every year, and guys leaving. Because you just don't build that chemistry like you would with guys that have been together three or four years. Because every coach wants talent. You can't have talent, you'd like experience. But what you'd like to have is experienced talent. But everybody's going to take talent."

What was your favorite moment during the 2017 Championship run?

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damack229
damack229

UNC had a lot of five stars on the team in the past but they weren't good enough to leave early.

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Quierra Luck
Quierra Luck

Editor

Do you think UNC produces NBA talent? Also, Thank you so much for engaging!!!

damack229
damack229

The longer you play for Roy, the hardest it will be for you to succeed in the NBA. There are a lot of heels that are playing overseas right now. All of them were three to four-year players. Coby played one year and he is doing his thing. I believe Coby will be an all-star in the future. I like Cole's chances to be great in the league, too. I will wait and hold my predictions for the 2020 class. I believe they will be great, too.


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