Try eventually earning a scholarship in that jersey when programs across the country simply shook their heads.
Try picking up an NCAA Championship trophy in that jersey.
Try earning a starting role in that jersey
Try making an impression in that jersey so strong that professional leagues overseas take notice.
The former "Roy's Boy" may have completed his college days, but the distinctive path he laid continues to guide his future. Now add a book to his list of accolades. With
Sure, there have been many books about North Carolina basketball, but none have been by a player while that player is in the midst of his Tar Heel career. And no Carolina basketball author has given SI on Campus the full scoop on his literary feat.
WM: Well, I wish I could say it's an original thought, but my freshman year at UNC, I got coach (
WM: It was a new thing. I'm so used to just playing basketball and going to school. But it was a fun challenge. I met with
WM: We both did some writing for it. I would keep notes from here and there, and then I would talk to him. It's all in my words, but he helped me write it at the same time.
WM: That's a tough question. I don't think there's like one chapter I enjoy more than others. But I what really like about the book is it gives you a different perspective that many people don't know about: life as a college basketball player -- life as a North Carolina college basketball player. It's kind of a behind-the-scenes look at the season. It'd be one thing to write a book and talk about how
WM: The hardest part was staying on track with it. You go through the ups and downs of the season and, especially when you're going through some tough times and you're losing some games, you don't feel like sitting down and writing notes down about what had just happened and keeping a diary and needing to talk about the book. You're so concerned about what's going on with the season. It wasn't extremely difficult, but it was time consuming. It was something I really enjoyed doing. It's been fun to go back to read and see -- even while we were in the season -- what had already been written and remember things that had happened just two months before that you kind of forget about as the season progresses.
WM: I think a couple of them did, and a couple of them didn't. I think they figured it out towards the end of the season, but it wasn't something I really made public or talked about a lot. I talked about it with
WM: I'm very unfamiliar with anything in the book world. It's new territory for me. But my expectation was to put something together that I could look back and read 20 years down the road and really be able to remember what my experience was like at UNC. And, at the same time, if people can get a look into Carolina and its fans, and if college basketball fans can get a look at what it's like to be a college basketball player, then that would be great, too. So that was really the motivation behind it.
WM: There's no telling. At this point I don't have any plans to do another one. But I really enjoyed doing it and working with Adam Lucas. Who knows if I'll do anything in the future worthy of a book, but it was something I really enjoyed.
WM: I just wanted to continue to play basketball. I wasn't ready to completely hang it up. The coach of my team, the London Capital, is