It’s time to show some appreciation in this week’s #WNSTSweet16

February 18, 2014 | Glenn Clark

It’s time to show some appreciation in this week’s #WNSTSweet16

7. Jim O’Brien

O’Brien came with a strong push from a few listeners/readers. As I considered where players like Burns and (still to come) Walt Williams should be on this list, I was reminded that O’Brien played an incredibly similar role as those players for Lefty Driesell.

O’Brien was Driesell’s first major recruit and helped lead the team to the first major upset of the era, beating South Carolina 31-30 in overtime in a game they lead 4-3 at the half.

Yeah, 4-3.

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  1. chris Says:

    looking at all of these old videos, i keep thinking one the thing: God i miss Gary Williams

  2. chris Says:

    Great list. I still say Steve Blake is underrated though. He was always overshadowed by Dixon but really was the glue of the team for his 4 years. I will never forget the steal he had on Jason (Jay) Williams as Williams was getting instructions from Coach K and never saw Blake coming. Also who knew he would go on to have a 10+ year NBA Career and counting? I dont think anyone ever predicted that at the time he was drafted. As you can tell he was probably my All time favorite terp.

  3. Phil Says:

    agree with the Steve Sheppard suggestion…did you consider Herman Veal?

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