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JJ Hickson Would Just Like To Win A Basketball Game Again

-- JJ Hickson's college and NBA summer league numbers:

 ORtg %Poss %Shots eFG% OR% DR% FTRate TO%
NCSU 107.3 26.8 25.2 59.1 11.7 21.9 70.7 20.9
SummerLg 97.5 29.7 27.1 53.4 13.7 14.6 52.1 19.7

Hickson started all five games for the Cavs, averaging better than 19 and 7 per game. And he did so without much help (sounds familiar)--this summer league squad was awful (also rings bells).

-- Roll Bama Roll takes a look at South Carolina:

Whoever winds up under center will have at least one good target to throw to in Kenny McKinley, the SEC's leader in receptions (77) last year. Finding someone to step up and provide a few more receiving threats is a must, though, and SC has a couple of candidates in Moe Brown and Dion Lecorn. Lecorn, a sophomore, saw six starts last year as a true freshman, grabbing 27 for 315 yards and 3 TDS, while Brown, who saw five starts two years ago, had 13 catches for 168 yards. WR Depth is there, though it's wholly inexperienced, so the TEs could be counted on as receiving threats to help spread the ball around. Jared Cook (the second leading receiver last year with 30 for 421 and 3 TDs) and Weslye Saunders are both good pass catching TEs and can pose some interesting threats from two tight sets for opposing defense.

-- Joe Ovies on the Victoria's Secret college apparel:

North Carolina does have a line of Victoria’s Secret gear, and adding some pink actually makes the school colors a bit tougher looking. NC State doesn’t have a "Pink Collection," which is probably a smart move. Wolfpack fans would simply build up immense expectations on what the panties were capable of doing for their wives and girlfriends, only to realize the panties didn’t get them as far as they would like to go at the end of the night. At that point, Pack fans would want to fire their wife or girlfriend and blame the News & Observer for the lack of action.

Well played, sir.

-- Some TOB video.

Would you like to redshirt Mike Glennon?
I think it would be advantageous to us if we could redshirt him, but I think with the situation we're in we have to play the best players we have. If he comes out of preseason camp as the best quarterback than we have a decision to make.

I think I'd prefer we redshirt Glennon this season even if he is clearly the best QB in camp. We're still rebuilding, so why not save his eligibility for when we're in a better position to contend for bowl games and/or the ACC title? Admittedly, my opinion on this is shaped entirely by the way Philip Rivers's career played out (horrible, season-destroying defense his true senior year; great defense in his woulda-been RS-SR year). There's no reason to think we'd miss our window down the road if we did go with Glennon this season, and I couldn't exactly fault the staff for playing the best player at the position. That is sort of the point.