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October 29, 2008
Hansbrough headlines list of top post players
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He said one of the highlights of the trip was one dark night when the jeep slowed and stopped unexpectedly.
"It was pitch black, and we weren't sure what was going on," Williams recalled at ACC Media Day on Sunday. "You have to be quiet, but just as I was about to ask someone why we stopped … we were in the middle of a herd of water buffalo. I think they were so close I could have reached out of the jeep and touched one."
Speaking of a herd of water buffalo, Rivals.com's top 10 post players for the 2008-09 season are some large loads themselves. You don't want to get caught under the basket if anyone in this herd is stampeding.
You know all of the players in the same conference will match up at least once, sometimes twice. The most anticipated matchup of bigs, though, will happen only if North Carolina and Notre Dame reach the Nov. 26 final of the Maui Invitational.
Rivals.com's 2008-09 top 10 post players
1. Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina, Sr., 6-9/250
2. Blake Griffin, Oklahoma, Soph., 6-10/251
3. Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, Jr., 6-8/255
4. Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut, Jr., 7-3/263
5. Patrick Patterson, kentucky, So., 6-9, 235
6. Jon Brockman, Washington, Sr., 6-7/255
7. A.J. Ogilvy, Vanderbilt, Soph., 6-11/250
8. Earl Clark, Louisville, Jr., 6-9/220
9. Damion James, Texas, Jr., 6-7/222
T-10. DeJuan Blair, Pittsburgh, Soph., 6-7/265
T-10. Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State, Jr., 6-9/210